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The final teaser today revealed High Inquisitor Whitemane as the latest Hero addition to the Nexus! Whitemane's spotlight will be revealed after the first match of HGC Europe tomorrow at 9 AM PDT.

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Just now, Migol said:

In all seriousness she almost has to be a support, guessing a mercy like resurrect as an ult

Doesnt Auriel already have this ability though?

 

I'll be curious to see how they kit her out.

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Just now, shanghaied said:

Doesnt Auriel already have this ability though?

 

I'll be curious to see how they kit her out.

True but her resurrecting her subboss is the highlight of the fight, it'd be lame if they left it out

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I could definitely see a Prayer of Mending-Style heal (puts a buff on a player that heals when hit, bounces to next target). I could also see Halo or Divine barrier bubble, Power word: death, Shadow word pain. 

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1 minute ago, mada7 said:

I am shocked they went with such a nobody as the priest representative when they have a hearthstone hero not in the game

Nobody? You either never played WoW or never watched hentai fan art ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Looks like plenty of people (including myself) were right, could have been Dreadlord, but we've got Whitemane instead (which was a second most popular prediction). I wonder if they will give her an undead skin.

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3 minutes ago, VinsX said:

Nobody? You either never played WoW or never watched hentai fan art ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I played vanilla through lich king then picked it up again at legion and never once went in that dungeon because 30-40 was STV time. As for seeing naked women why would I want a cartoon when there's basically infinite free naked real women online just by asking google for it. She is absolutely a nobody

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2 minutes ago, mada7 said:

I played vanilla through lich king then picked it up again at legion and never once went in that dungeon because 30-40 was STV time. She is absolutely a nobody

Not a major character, but there is some story to her: https://wow.gamepedia.com/Sally_Whitemane Plus, she also returned in Legion as undead.

Could have been Anduin, although not sure which version, since his current one has Varian's sword, so they might wait to add even older Anduin in the future, to further differentiate him from his father.

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12 minutes ago, mada7 said:

I am shocked they went with such a nobody as the priest representative when they have a hearthstone hero not in the game

 

2 minutes ago, mada7 said:

I played vanilla through lich king then picked it up again at legion and never once went in that dungeon because 30-40 was STV time. She is absolutely a nobody

When you consider that Blizzard so far has added a Fey Dragon, a Terran Medic, a Siege Tank, a Nymph and a Firebat and gave them personalities and backstories in Heroes of the Storm, adding one of the most iconic bosses in Vanilla is pretty darn impactful. I'd call her anything but a "nobody".

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5 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

 

When you consider that Blizzard so far has added a Fey Dragon, a Terran Medic, a Siege Tank, a Nymph and a Firebat and gave them personalities and backstories in Heroes of the Storm, adding one of the most iconic bosses in Vanilla is pretty darn impactful. I'd call her anything but a "nobody".

Starcraft is a different beast than warcraft. Starcraft you have maybe a dozen named, story relevant characters. They obviously can't have one of their biggest franchises have so few character so you gotta take liberties and find a way to get the interesting regular units into the nexus or have a very small roster. 

Warcraft on the other hand has enough named, story important characters that they could have a roster the same size it is today just with warcraft characters and still not get to her. Brightwing and Lunara I'll give you are strange choices too but at the very least they are representatives of their species. If we're looking at priest as a class there's multiple story relevant characters that aren't in the game like Anduin and Velen. These are far more iconic and important characters than a dungeon boss of a dungeon most people skipped because of the level range it was for. 

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2 minutes ago, mada7 said:

These are far more iconic and important characters than a dungeon boss of a dungeon most people skipped because of the level range it was for. 

Most players know her, and she was one of the most popular characters featured in fan art. Besides, she also returned during MoP rework.

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I hope that since she's voiced by Grey DeLisle that we'll get more voicelines for Nova and Li-Ming. Nova's is heavily outdated, and a Li-Ming announcer would rival Alarak's.

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15 minutes ago, mada7 said:

If we're looking at priest as a class there's multiple story relevant characters that aren't in the game like Anduin and Velen. These are far more iconic and important characters than a dungeon boss of a dungeon most people skipped because of the level range it was for. 

I agree that they could have added Velen or Anduin, with the latter making more sense considering Battle for Azeroth, but at least they chose a character iconic enough as Whitemane.

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28 minutes ago, Arcling said:

Most players know her, and she was one of the most popular characters featured in fan art. Besides, she also returned during MoP rework.

She's in fan art because she's half naked by design which doesn't appear to even be the case with how she looks in the reveal. 

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4 minutes ago, mada7 said:

She's in fan art because she's half naked by design which doesn't appear to even be the case with how she looks in the reveal. 

I think she does. Look to the left, looks like exposed skin. Should know by tomorrow's spotlight anyway.

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19 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I agree that they could have added Velen or Anduin, with the latter making more sense considering Battle for Azeroth, but at least they chose a character iconic enough as Whitemane.

I consider myself a pretty big wow lore nerd and had to look up who she was when people started saying it was her. I leveled through vanilla and never bothered with that dungeon. Dungeons in vanilla were a huge pain to get a group for that they were best avoided if there was a zone with quests. Her dungeon was in the 30-40 range which gets easily covered by STV. I'll be honest and say I'm shocked there actually anyone that would call her iconic. She has no impact on the story of the games and most people were better off just skipping her dungeon entirely as leaving stranglethorn vale to trek up to tirisfall glades is a waste of time in your 30s especially since the gear isn't worth much of anything while leveling. 

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1 hour ago, mada7 said:

She's in fan art because she's half naked by design which doesn't appear to even be the case with how she looks in the reveal. 

I wouldn't say half naked. She only has exposed upper thighs.

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Alright, I see two main issues here:

"Whitemane is just some storyless npc" - Well, no. She is featured as the last boss of Scarlet Monastery hub. Some people said, that you just skipped this dungeon due to STV, which is obviously not true, since b4 cata a max lvl character could boost a lowbie in dungeons through mob marking (google it) and since SM back then consisted of 4 dungeons, you could get even 15 lvls without moving anywhere else (which was handy back in old Azeroth). But I guess nobody here experienced that. But! Sally appears as a follower in Legion DK campaign and on top of that add her brief Ashbringer comic appearance. So as we can see, Whitemane has a lot more depth than some people think.

"Whitemane will take up Anduin's spot as HotS priest" - Not necessarily. See, priest has 3 specs (as most wow classes) and it is pretty hard to funnel all 3 of them into one character (see constant Varian changes for reference). Moreover, while Light and Shadow are two opposites and a HotS representation of priest would most likely play around this theme, we still have Discipline, which is this awkward part not fitting the otherwise perfect picture. Enter Whitemane, perfectly fitting into Discipline fantasy with Atonement, purge the wicked and penance. Not only is she perfect in terms of flavor, but also Atonement from wow (heal allies by dealing damage) could fit nicely to HotS.

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