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Garrosh Hits PTR on July 31

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Are you ready to answer the call of the True Horde? Garrosh will be debuting on July 27 at ChinaJoy!

In addition to his debut, he will be hitting PTR (Public Test Realms) on July 31 and go live a week later as with every Hero. We're still waiting for an in-development video! Credits go to MVP Proenix00 for the tweet and redditor traxium11 for providing a translation! In the meantime, you can check out the following Garrosh Hellscream tribute!

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I hope he gets some Y'Shaarj related skills, maybe transformation as ult. That would be badass and made him unique cuz we already have standard Orcish warriors in HotS

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12 minutes ago, Kaelos said:

I hope he gets some Y'Shaarj related skills, maybe transformation as ult. That would be badass and made him unique cuz we already have standard Orcish warriors in HotS

^This, so much this. I am really hyped :D

also that video gets intense once the drums start, got my blood pumping!!!!

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Am I the only one who is a bit more concerned with the Balance Patches than Garrosh himself? Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to see his gameplay, but I'm dying to see if Blizzard will give that fabled rework to The Lost Vikings and maybe give the dudes a new skin and my SO AWAITED The Lost Vikings Narrator.

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28 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Am I the only one who is a bit more concerned with the Balance Patches than Garrosh himself? Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to see his gameplay, but I'm dying to see if Blizzard will give that fabled rework to The Lost Vikings and maybe give the dudes a new skin and my SO AWAITED The Lost Vikings Narrator.

Ah, TLV narrator. Another thing I'll never get ;p

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34 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Ah, TLV narrator. Another thing I'll never get ;p

I know, right? C'mon, we have fucking Murky as a Narrator, but not The Lost Vikings? This infuriates me. The very first time Blizzard announced there would be Narrator voice packs I got pumped thinking it would be for every single character, including The Lost Vikings.

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24 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I know, right? C'mon, we have fucking Murky as a Narrator, but not The Lost Vikings? This infuriates me. The very first time Blizzard announced there would be Narrator voice packs I got pumped thinking it would be for every single character, including The Lost Vikings.

Murky was one of my first drops and I thought it was going to be amazing. Playing with it for 1 game made me want to put my head through the screen. It's really cute and funny for 5 seconds.

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I honestly expected it to be Grom. I think he'll have to be a legendary skin or something (I mean, Grom and Garrosh too similar to have BOTH as heroes).

In my opinion Garrosh should be a heavy hitter with slow attack speed (kinda like Leoric), that buffs up damage while in combat.

Being a bruiser rather than a tank, I expect him to have a quite aggressive set of abilities (Mortal Strike, Battlecry, maybe Pummel...), and of course, Y'shaarj empowerment as (at least) an ultimate.

But I'd really llike this PTR to shake things up a bit more. Something like reworking the Vikings (and yeah, I also want them as narrators), Raynor (probably has the oldest set of talents in the game), Nova (how about something that gets her out of the troll hero rank?), or Jaina (also old as heck talents, almost as much as Raynor, or maybe even more), or even Morales (old, boring talents often with only one or two viable choices, could use some help).

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30 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I know, right? C'mon, we have fucking Murky as a Narrator, but not The Lost Vikings? This infuriates me. The very first time Blizzard announced there would be Narrator voice packs I got pumped thinking it would be for every single character, including The Lost Vikings.

I also expected much more chars as Narrators. It would have been wonderful to have Alarak mocking you whenever you died, for example.

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1 hour ago, MvonTzeskagrad said:

I honestly expected it to be Grom. I think he'll have to be a legendary skin or something (I mean, Grom and Garrosh too similar to have BOTH as heroes).

In my opinion Garrosh should be a heavy hitter with slow attack speed (kinda like Leoric), that buffs up damage while in combat.

Being a bruiser rather than a tank, I expect him to have a quite aggressive set of abilities (Mortal Strike, Battlecry, maybe Pummel...), and of course, Y'shaarj empowerment as (at least) an ultimate.

But I'd really llike this PTR to shake things up a bit more. Something like reworking the Vikings (and yeah, I also want them as narrators), Raynor (probably has the oldest set of talents in the game), Nova (how about something that gets her out of the troll hero rank?), or Jaina (also old as heck talents, almost as much as Raynor, or maybe even more), or even Morales (old, boring talents often with only one or two viable choices, could use some help).

I think having Garrosh is nice because we have no Mag'har (AKA "brown Orcs") in HotS yet, and he can have a higher variety of abilities than Grom would, if we consider his relation with Y'shaarj, which could really spice things up.

I don't think his kit can, or should, be entirely Warrior copy/paste. Varian and Muradin both fit the WoW Warrior archetypes, but while also having their own unique tailored abilities (Lion's MawLion's MawStorm BoltStorm Bolt and HaymakerHaymaker), so I think it would be really cool to see Garrosh using the powers of the Old Gods, or at least something unique related to Gorehowl.

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I think having Garrosh is nice because we have no Mag'har (AKA "brown Orcs") in HotS yet, and he can have a higher variety of abilities than Grom would, if we consider his relation with Y'shaarj, which could really spice things up.

There's definitely some huge potential, just have to pray they get it right and don't go for the normal warrior setup!

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12 hours ago, Kaelos said:

I hope he gets some Y'Shaarj related skills, maybe transformation as ult. That would be badass and made him unique cuz we already have standard Orcish warriors in HotS

The Old God stuff was the highest point of power Garrosh ever achieved but he got the chance to use it only once, in the middle of battle and this moment alone does not define him. Garrosh is aggressive, hateful and brutal warrior, he values strenght and raw power the most so I believe that's what his kit should revolve around. Nothing in his model suggests a trace of corruption and I don't think he would have the heart in his pocket tapping into it at will. Corrupted Garrosh skin might happen but no angel Kerrigan nor mortal Tyrael yet so... yeah.

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On 24/7/2017 at 9:40 PM, Valhalen said:

I know, right? C'mon, we have fucking Murky as a Narrator, but not The Lost Vikings? This infuriates me. The very first time Blizzard announced there would be Narrator voice packs I got pumped thinking it would be for every single character, including The Lost Vikings.

Man, when I open a legendary item from a chest not guaranteed to contain something legendary and it turns out to be Murky announcer... Seriously? >.<

Btw, Morales and Leoric are confirmed to get reworks at some point iirc.

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No matter how much it would be against the lore and the way Garrosh should feel, I would like him to be a main tank. Its so long since we have got a fresh main tank in HotS, Blizzard just likes to give us either op bruisers or unplayable melee assassins and gives us the occasional support to stop us from complaining how we get nothing but Warcraft dps characters.

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3 hours ago, BrightwingMain said:

No matter how much it would be against the lore and the way Garrosh should feel, I would like him to be a main tank. Its so long since we have got a fresh main tank in HotS, Blizzard just likes to give us either op bruisers or unplayable melee assassins and gives us the occasional support to stop us from complaining how we get nothing but Warcraft dps characters.

I'm trying to think who we could have introduced to fill the main tank role, but I'm coming up pretty dry...

A bear druid, maybe? I don't know enough SC characters to decide if there could be one there. Diablo already has Johanna/Diablo, I can't think of many others unless they introduce Imperius, but I would expect him to be a brawler. Another demon tank perhaps? Maybe Reinhardt from OW?

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