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Gamescom 2017 Hero Teasers

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The image above is fan art by DanOliveira.

Gamescom 2017 approaches and Blizzard started teasing what could be the quarters of Naxxramas.

Redditor Caprificus wrote that the teasers are representing the Arachnid and Military Quarters of Naxxramas. According to the most recent Hero leaks, we're expecting Kel'thuzad to be unveiled soon.

Teaser #1

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Teaser #2

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Teaser #3

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Another possibility is that we're getting a Naxxramas-themed map in Heroes of the Storm or both teasers could indicate upcoming skins for existing Heroes.

Naxxramas in World of Warcraft

Naxxramas was the last 40-player raid added to the game in Patch 1.11 and Kel'thuzad was the final boss.

Players were able to obtain Tier 3 sets that can now be bought only on the Black Market Auction House and the legendary weapon - Atiesh, that's currently wielded by Khadgar. There were multiple variations of the caster weapon:

The raid was removed in Patch 3.0.2 (Source) and in Wrath of the Lich King it was moved to Northrend and reintroduced as a 10/25-player entry-level raid. (Source)

Tier 7 sets were heavily inspired by the original Tier 3 sets.

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Wait, so they're making a DK Rexxar as well? Or is that a DK Sonya?

In case it is Rexxar, I hope they make him like the Hearthstone DK, with the almighty Bearshark as Misha.

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Crypt Queen looks like Zagara to me, but Nerub-themed (Crypt Lord = Anub'arak, Crypt Queen can possibly be Zagara imo). That DK probably is Sonya. I think it will be event w/ new map, something like what they did in Hearthstone, where they turned all the heroes into death knights/undead.

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Man, oh, man! I'm excited for KT to finally be added into the game. I think he'll be a specialist, summoning ghouls and what not and his trait might have something to do with being nearly unkillable. One thing I did want to say is that I hope they find out a way to prevent data miners from finding this stuff. It's cool and all and I bet it ain't easy, but it does spoil the surprise ( at least a bit) of it, of a new hero.

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I know it's greedy to want Kel'Thuzad to be a Support since we just got Stukov, but if he's an Assassin, I'd like him to either be a minion or CC-focused assassin. Otherwise, make him a Support who creates frozen zones that heal allies and slow enemies.

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From the looks of all this info above I'm guessing it's gonna be a new map 'The Necropolis' for starters. Probably the next hero will be ranged assassin of that Lich Lord Kel'Thuzad at the same time. And Death Knight and Necromancer-esk skins for a few heroes too. It will likely be coming late September, early October with a Warcraft themed event for Halloween. The first skin, as mentioned, looks to be Zagara Crypt Queen (spider-esk skin). Second I'm guessing is Death Knight Sonya, rather then the Rexxar suggestions some have said.  Since you can see her more fem lips and pale skin and figure under the armor that's akin to the cartoon artwork in the new portraits that came in the Garrosh patch. And the final one looks to me to be a evil Necro/Witch/Ice Queen Jaina.

Personality rather then another assassin I'd prefer another new specialist, but sadly I doubt that will be the case. Oh well, at least we'll likely get a cool new spiders themed Zagara, Queen of the Spiders instead :p :).

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12 hours ago, PixieKnight said:

I know it's greedy to want Kel'Thuzad to be a Support since we just got Stukov, but if he's an Assassin, I'd like him to either be a minion or CC-focused assassin. Otherwise, make him a Support who creates frozen zones that heal allies and slow enemies.

If they make Kel'thuzad a healer I'll be in heaven. He is one of my favorite characters in the Warcraft lore, and I've always played as a healer.

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How are some of you taking the second pic for Rexxar when it's clearly a female face. My best guess is Sonya skin, very similar to the Dreadnought warrior set in WoW.

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So far there's a skin for Zagara and Sonya and a picture depicting Jaina, but no hero or battleground reveals. Please Blizzard, the suspense is breaking my balls.

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5 hours ago, BobTheHuman said:

How are some of you taking the second pic for Rexxar when it's clearly a female face. My best guess is Sonya skin, very similar to the Dreadnought warrior set in WoW.

Not only that, Sonya always wields a different weapon in each hand.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

Not only that, Sonya always wields a different weapon in each hand.

Yeah, and those weapons look like Shadowmourne and Greataxe of the Ebon Blade

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22 hours ago, Valhalen said:

 

I KNEW IT. I KNEW JAINA WAS A DREADLORD.

i know its not canon but i can dream

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