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Two weeks after the release of Azmodan & Raynor Hero reworks, it's time for a new Hero to join the Nexus, but as is tradition with Heroes of the Storm teasers, it's really hard to predict who's next based on the latest Twitter teaser.

Here's the first teaser, but it's pretty vague. We'll have to wait for more in order to find out who's next! Any wild guesses?

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I'm hoping for the girl in the last Nexus comic.. It could be nice with a character from the actual universe all of this stuff is based on.

Otherwise, since it's a gate... Someone royal I suppose? Or a titan Keeper perhaps?

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Probably Arcturus / Valerian Mengsk from Starcraft, looking at the gate we're dealing with royalty and this door doesn't look like it belong in Warcraft / Diablo / Overwatch.

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The very first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this teaser was the image of Kerrigan bursting into Mengsk office.

Would be pretty cool to get Imperius, as everyone is expecting, but I highly doubt it is him.

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Honestly my first thought was "Ulduar".    Be fun if we got Mimiron.    Or Meme-Thorim.   "You...I remember you...in the mountains..."

 

edit: btw why is the picture for the post random Naxxramas art?     I mean it's cool and all but I doubt Instructor Razuvious or such will be coming to the Nexus soon.

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The door has the same colour scheme as Orphea's dress. I would not be surprised if it's her.

Imperius and Arcturus Mengsk are other options I guess, but if I look at the 'proof' posted on Reddit I feel it's slightly off.

 

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Sure looks Starcrafty. Doesn't the official imperial battlecruiser (maybe Hyperion itself, since it used to be Mengsk's) have those embroidered decorations?

1 hour ago, Plergoth said:
Do not trust the door! 

Wasn't Fenix's first teaser a Protoss door as well? And Maiev's first was the Dark Portal. Hmm, Blizz love them doors.

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Concerning Arcturus/Valerian (who is basically space Anduin anyway) on Reddit ppl point out the teased door lacks the wolves Arcturus had on the door in his imperial palace in Augustgrad (just watch the freakin amazing ending cinematic of Heart of the Swarm again 🙂 ) whereas the Door on Valerians Battlecruiser Bucephalus matches the color-scheme but is built completely differently. The main downer regarding SC2 seems to be the handles though, as all doors I remember from that universe slide open.

But then again, we had a door with dragons and scratch marks to tease Genji and D.Va (see Plergoth above).

TBH I was expecting some WoW/BfA related stuff come release of the expansion in three weeks.

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17 minutes ago, Evincare said:

Concerning Arcturus/Valerian (who is basically space Anduin anyway) on Reddit ppl point out the teased door lacks the wolves Arcturus had on the door in his imperial palace in Augustgrad (just watch the freakin amazing ending cinematic of Heart of the Swarm again 🙂 ) whereas the Door on Valerians Battlecruiser Bucephalus matches the color-scheme but is built completely differently. The main downer regarding SC2 seems to be the handles though, as all doors I remember from that universe slide open.

 

But then again, we had a door with dragons and scratch marks to tease Genji and D.Va (see Plergoth above).

 

TBH I was expecting some WoW/BfA related stuff come release of the expansion in three weeks.

 

Yeah I second the handle things.

Its been allmost half a year since the last overwatch hero so maybe from that universe? I dont play overwatch but maybe someone who does recognizes something from there? 

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Hmmm...seeing as the game is Heroes of Warcraft: Friends Edition. I doubt they'll make a 37th Warcraft character. Diablo has 16 Characters, Starcraft has 17 and OW has 8....the last hero they released was a Warcraft character...my bets its either Imperius or Valerian. Though, I have heard the idea of Belial being tossed around prior to this thread...but these past two years, aside from their major OW push, they have kind of kept a rhythmic theme of their releases of a warcraft hero before either an OW or Starcraft hero.

Last year it went,

2017:

Valeera, Lucio, Probius, Cassia. 

(Genji, D.Va, Maltheal Stukov, Garrosh. Kel'thuzad, Ana, Junkrat) I consider this their big push for OW characters

Alextrasza - Hanzo - Blaze

2018:

Maiev - Fenix - Deckard

Yrel - Valerian? - Imperius?

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10 hours ago, WisKey said:

I think it's Imperial Palace from Diablo 3 Act 2. Therefore the high chance that next hero will be Belial. 

The gates of the Imperial Palace in Caldeum are green and with different adorns in gold. The one in the teaser doesn't really fit.

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I've been following the discussion on Reddit and some guesses are quite interesting. Some of them even mention Baal.

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1 hour ago, Nazamber said:

Hmmm...seeing as the game is Heroes of Warcraft: Friends Edition.

I think that's at least partly due to the Warcraft-Universe being vast. There's tons of lore and many iconic characters that could be implemented into HotS. Through WoW a lot of background lore was opened to a lot of people. SC is probably just as rich lorewise, but apart from the actual games it's far less accessible imo. I mean i know a thing or two about Raynor, Kerrigan, Artanis or Zeratul. But take Nova for example. Yeah she's blond and badass and specops and kinda hot. But you get almost no information on her, if you just played the games.

On Reddit top contenders seem to be Mengsk (either one), Imperius and Belial. I don't see the connection to the latter though. Interesting one I think is Orphea, although I don't know if I'd like that...

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Well, can any of you think of a character with wine red and gold as main colors?

I have nothing against Orphea, even if I don't believe it's her, but wouldn't it be strange for them to tease a hero we never had proper contact with before?

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Judging by the colors alone either Valerian Mengsk and Imperius fit rather perfectly. Imperius' Armor sports exactly those colors and Valerians observatory on his Battlecruiser as well. The design of the door doeesn't match though. Apart from Imperius, the color-scheme for the High Heavens seems to be blue, silver and light gold - certainly no red (guess in diabloterms red = evil = hell).

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Definitely a Starcraft vibe, so probably one of the Mengsks. I wonder what blizzard has planned for either of them (ie abilities and playstyle)

Neither of them really actively participated in combat so

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