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Heroes of the Storm PTR Details Garrosh Hellscream and His Abilities

It was only last week when Blizzard announced that Garrosh Hellscream would be soon joining Heroes of the Storm as the next playable character. With the Public Test Realm (PTR) being updated recently, we now have details on the abilities that the former chieftain of the Warson clan will be packing.

“As the new warchief of the Horde, Garrosh is a proud and vicious warrior who rules with an iron fist,” reads the official description. “His hatred for the Alliance burns like wildfire, and he will stop at nothing to destroy them. By his axe, the orcs will reclaim their rightful glory.”


Armor Up: Garrosh gains 1 Armor for every 2% of maximum Health missing.

Basic Abilities

Groundbreaker (Q): Deal damage to enemies in an area. Heroes hit on the outer edge are pulled toward Garrosh.
Bloodthirst (W): Deal damage to an enemy and Heal for 10% of Garrosh’s missing Health. Healing is increased by 100% against Heroes.
Wrecking Ball (E): Throw a nearby enemy Hero, Minion, or Mercenary to the target location, dealing damage enemies near the impact and slowing them by 30% for 2.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

Warlord’s Challenge (R): Silence nearby Heroes and force them to attack Garrosh for 1.5 seconds.
Decimate (R): Deal damage to nearby enemies and Slow them by 30% for 1.5 seconds. Deals 100% more damage to Heroes, and each Hero hit reduces the cooldown by 1 second.

In addition to the inclusion of Garrosh Hellscream, Heroes of the Storm is being prepared for a number of improvements to the user interface. Armor buff and debuff indicators have been placed right next to the health bars. Players will have the option to display cooldown indicators of their abilities near the cursor.

Several improvements to the chat are also being thrown in. This includes the ability to click and drag the chat box, access the chat history by more easier means, take comfort in timestamps, and more.

The next update should go live for Heroes of the Storm in the coming weeks.