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Maiev Shadowsong Hero Reveal: Jan 25

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The final teaser from Twitter revealed Maiev Shadowsong as the next Hero to enter the Nexus.

Two days ago, Blizzard started teasing a new Hero. Previous Hero leaks hinted at Mal'Ganis and Belial, but after the second teaser, the community started speculating it might as well be Maiev. Blaze went down to 10,000 Gold this week and we're wating for Maiev to hit test servers soon. The Hero Spotlight is coming Friday, January 26 after HGC EU match 1.

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17 minutes ago, VinsX said:

 Will she be an Illidan counter though? :D

Is Illidan prepared this time? 

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6 minutes ago, Starving said:

Where is my Anduin Wrynn??

I so wish for a priest to be added to the Nexus... Some support / assassin mix (light and shadow)... Be it Anduin or Velen or some other Draenei :-)

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4 minutes ago, mcslash said:

Hope she gets her W3 abilities. Finally a long requested hero, like Garrosh and Kel'Thuzad were. 

I doubt she'll get that. Like many people have said, her W3 basic skills are too similar to Zeratul's in hots (or should I say zera is too similar to her), even if she has the original abilities, the functionality and behavoir might be very different - like KTZ's Frost Nova and Death and Decay.

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16 minutes ago, mcslash said:

Hope she gets her W3 abilities. Finally a long requested hero, like Garrosh and Kel'Thuzad were. 

The problem is that her WC3 abilities are pretty much in Zeratul's kit right now:

  • Shadowmeld = BlinkBlink
  • Fan of Knives = CleaveCleave
  • Shadow Strike = Singularity SpikeSingularity Spike

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12 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

The problem is that her WC3 abilities are pretty much in Zeratul's kit right now:

  • Shadowmeld = BlinkBlink
  • Fan of Knives = CleaveCleave
  • Shadow Strike = Singularity SpikeSingularity Spike

Yeah, that's a huge problem. I expect her kit to vary some, but those core mechanics are her lore... It will be really interesting how they balance the two.

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What I could see them doing with her is stealing some of the less evil abilities of the Cordana Felsong encounter from Vault of the Wardens in WoW like summoning a clone of herself, shadowstep, throwing her glaive and having her play sorta like a mix between Samuro and Xul

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So excited! I hope they preserve the core stuff of her kit from wc3 like the blink, fan of knives and avatar of vengence (i liked that ability soooo much back then, wanna see how they'll turn it out). 

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Yeah, it's a really difficult situation...

But I hope they make a mix of Cordana and her W3. Could she get the night elf passive from W3, that she gets invisible by standing still?

The Vengeance ulti and a sort of Crystal prison ulti (or sec. ability) is a must have, otherwise it's not the kind of Maiev i wanna play.

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23 minutes ago, mada7 said:

What I could see them doing with her is stealing some of the less evil abilities of the Cordana Felsong encounter from Vault of the Wardens in WoW like summoning a clone of herself, shadowstep, throwing her glaive and having her play sorta like a mix between Samuro and Xul

Yeah, I thought that too. In the Demon Hunter trailer we see her using sealing and disarm abilities.

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Of course Maiev would hunt Illidan everywhere, even in other dimensions, even in the Nexus ecksdee. Looking forward to hearing their banter, especially when they're on same team and on kill.

Ahh, the WC3 campaign memories... I remember how nerve-breaking was the mission where you had to hold the base until reinforcements with Malfurion and Tyrande arrived the first time- the satisfaction when you wiped the floor with that Naga Witch-something hero (forked lightning destroying the units you couldn't afford to lose). And when you completed the Shadow Orb quest (which you then could pass to Illidan via Malfurion).

I certainly wanna see Avatar of Vengeance and her other iconic abilities in some form or another. Seeing how they have done other classic heroes well (or mostly well) one can be hopeful.

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5 hours ago, Valhalen said:

The problem is that her WC3 abilities are pretty much in Zeratul's kit right now:

  • Shadowmeld = BlinkBlink
  • Fan of Knives = CleaveCleave
  • Shadow Strike = Singularity SpikeSingularity Spike

I think the Night Elf racial ShadowmeldShadowmeld is how the ability could work, not BlinkBlink. I image a trait that makes her enter Stealth as long as she remains stationary. Movement and taking damage would break Stealth.

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

I think the Night Elf racial ShadowmeldShadowmeld is how the ability could work, not BlinkBlink. I image a trait that makes her enter Stealth as long as she remains stationary. Movement and taking damage would break Stealth.

I think "stationary-only" stealth would make her a hero with a completly useless trait. lol Even Hanzo with his situational trait is okay. But this kind of trait would be just useless.

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Having a blink won't make her the same as zeratul, it's just ONE ability. They probably will keep it since it was such an icocnic moment of warcraft3: blinking her way out of the tomb of sargeras while leaving her friends to die alone because of illidan... Fan of knives could also be reworked in something similar but different, but that's not such a strong part of her identity so even if it's one of my favorites abilities of the wc3's warden i won't miss if if it's gone. And that DoT of hers probably won't make it to hots since it's kinda filler and zeratul got that too. 

I hope they keep her BLINK and AVATAR OF VENGEANCE and hopefully she won't be a stealthy assassin cuz i don't think it really fits her (but a shadowmeld trait could be nice)

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11 hours ago, Caeren said:

or some other Draenei

Speaking of, we have every other race from every other Blizzard title in HOTS... except for Draenei. o_0? Why are there no Draenei? Is there some reason for this? I'm sure there's got to be AT LEAST one important enough Draenei in WoW to have put them into HOTS by now. Especially with 75 heroes in the game now (76 once Maiev comes out.). Anyone got any ideas why there's no Draenei?

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4 hours ago, CyberDVonaven said:

Speaking of, we have every other race from every other Blizzard title in HOTS... except for Draenei. o_0? Why are there no Draenei? Is there some reason for this? I'm sure there's got to be AT LEAST one important enough Draenei in WoW to have put them into HOTS by now. Especially with 75 heroes in the game now (76 once Maiev comes out.). Anyone got any ideas why there's no Draenei?

Maybe they're waiting for the right time to release Velen. He would be a fantastic addition as we have no representation of the Priest Class. If I'm not wrong he was listed as considered Heroes in BlizzCon 2011.

We also have no Gnome in the game. Sure, Chromie has the form of a Gnome, but she is a Dragonkin in disguise; Mekkatorque was showed at BlizzCon 2013, so I'm pretty sure he'll be added sooner or later. Maybe you could say we have no Male Gnome in the game, haha.

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