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Mal'Ganis Hero Reveal: October 7th

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The next Hero to join the Nexus is Mal'Ganis. The Warcraft Dreadlord is coming to Public Test Realms soon.

Mal'Ganis or Tichondrius?

We weren't quite sure if the dreadlord was Mal'Ganis or Tichondrius, but thanks to the folks over at /r/heroesofthestorm, it appears to be Mal'Ganis. Here are some clarifications:

Mal'Ganis Model in World of Warcraft

We also looked at his model and different tints in World of Warcraft.

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Mal'Ganis Leaks

Mal'Ganis was mentioned in a 4chan leak with Belial back in December.

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Lore

Mal'Ganis was one of the nathrezim sent by Archimonde as a jailor of the Lich King. He was chosen to head up the plot to turn Prince Arthas to darkness, and make him the Lich King's greatest champion. (Source)

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"I have been waiting for you. Are you ready to fulfill your purpose?"

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33 minutes ago, Misuteri said:

Wow, this is just a really great addition.

Personally I would love to see a Pit Lord like Magtheridon in the vein of Diablo but this is a welcome hero.

Mannoroth is more iconic than a trapped Pit Lord.

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Fuck yes, totally called it 🙂 Can not wait to see his kit! carrion swarm and vamp aura incoming!

But then in warcraft he had some other abilities but they're kinda already a part of other heroes kits (sleep: anna, summoning an infernal: Nazeebo.

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11 minutes ago, SirSlapzAlot said:

Fuck yes, totally called it 🙂 Can not wait to see his kit! carrion swarm and vamp aura incoming!

But then in warcraft he had some other abilities but they're kinda already a part of other heroes kits (sleep: anna, summoning an infernal: Nazeebo.

Some heroes already have overlapping abilities.

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23 minutes ago, SirSlapzAlot said:

But then in warcraft he had some other abilities but they're kinda already a part of other heroes kits (sleep: anna, summoning an infernal: Nazeebo.

They can always change functionality or add one on top of another. Good example is Maiev's blink added to another ability, as Zeratul already had similar kit.

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16 minutes ago, Myke said:

Some heroes already have overlapping abilities.

Yeah guess they will do something like Arcling said 🙂

3 minutes ago, Arcling said:

They can always change functionality or add one on top of another. Good example is Maiev's blink added to another ability, as Zeratul already had similar kit.

 

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56 minutes ago, Myke said:

Mannoroth is more iconic than a trapped Pit Lord.

I agree, Mannoroth is THE Pit Lord. All the others pale in comparison to him IMO. He corrupted the orcs, he helped Grom redeem the orcs, by - well - getting slain by him in the end of the Orc campaign in WC3. Then he reappears in WoD, again trying to corrupt the orcs once more, just to be killed yet again by Grom. This time though Garrosh saves Grom from the blast that kills him in the "original" timeline.  And then Gul'dan resurrects him in Hellfire Citadel so you get to see him once more - only to be killed a third time by the players.

BTW when you have time to kill watch the orc WC3 ending cinematic and then the WoD opening cinematic and compare the Mannoroth kills - basically just awesome, since the shot, where Grom stands in front of an exploding Mannoroth is the same.

On topic though I think Mal'Ganis is an excellent addition to the roster. After all the Nathrezim are iconic to WoW and the Burning Legion. I'm all for that. Looking forward to his kit.

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4 minutes ago, DimensionDerper said:

Whoa, it's Mal'Ganis! That guy's awesome!

 

...who's mal'ganis

Mal'Ganis is one of the Nathrezim, a Dreadlord, and therefore affiliated with the Burning Legion. He was sent to Azeroth some time before the third war by Archimonde to ensure,  the latter could be summoned to Azeroth with the help of Arthas and Kel'Thuzad. He is the main antagonist in the first campaign, the human one, in WC3. He is the one that leads Prince Arthas to Northrend and thus to Frostmourne, making him a Death Knight and eventually the Lich King himself. 

At that point he thought he served the Lich King as well and thought, when Arthas turned to darkness and picked up Frostmourne they'd be allies. The Lich King however had found his new champion in Arthas and let Arthas slay Mal'Ganis. Nathrezim don't die though, their souls return to the Twisting Nether. Mal'Ganis returns in WoW where he takes over the Scarlet Onslaught. Lorewise he should be alive at the moment, since Gul'Dan summons him to defend the Tomb in Legion and he doesn't get killed during the expansion - unlike Tichondrius or Varimathras.

As for the quote, it's the first thing he says to Arthas when they meet for the first time in Stratholme: I've been waiting for you, young prince. I am Mal'Ganis.

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I have to save gold for this one for sure if he is a assassin :)

in wc3 dread lords had an aoe dmage ability (=good waveclear), lifesteal (good sustain) and sleep ( crowd control) and summon infernal for heroic ability.

this seems a good enough kit for a mele assassin to me :) fits well in current meta too !

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They put Tichondrius' face on their teaser (no weird beard and the line pattern that crosses the eyes).

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6 hours ago, Vanitas505 said:

what class do you guys think he will be?

 

He has been leaked since september, he is an assasin with a bruiser playstyle ( heals through damage).And he will likely have wc3 iconic abilities so he will have a sleep cc as well. Instant buy coming right up.

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7 hours ago, blackstar128 said:

I have to save gold for this one for sure if he is a assassin 🙂

in wc3 dread lords had an aoe dmage ability (=good waveclear), lifesteal (good sustain) and sleep ( crowd control) and summon infernal for heroic ability.

this seems a good enough kit for a mele assassin to me 🙂 fits well in current meta too !

Hopefully a solid solo lane. If so, I'm buying him right after the patch goes live!

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Well damn dark conversion gonna be super strong when pulled off correctly, especially against the likes of diablo. Looks like another great warrior addition with nice abilities for most team comps.

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