Dehaka. Hero spotlight and list of abilities

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Blizzard posted video spotlight for the newest hero addition Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard published a spotlight for Dehaka - new hero that will soon appear in Heroes of the Storm. Dehaka's spotlight shows the potential of the newest zerg warrior.

The spotlight goes over Dehaka's kit, doing a run down on each ability including both heroics Isolation and Adaptation. Explaining both optimal uses as well as suboptimal uses. The spotlight mentions Blizzards vision of Dehaka being a premier ganker, a terror to squishy assassins making nowhere on the map safe. Using his Brushstalker to great advantage making him a global threat, as well as Dark Swarm to put him in perfect position for a game-changing drag to put his team ahead.

List of Dehaka's abilities from the PTR patch notes:

Dehaka, Primal Pack Leader, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of his Abilities.

Mount

  • Brushstalker (Z)
    • You cannot use Mounts. Instead, you may burrow to any bush or vent on the Battleground. 40 second cooldown.

Trait

  • Essence Collection (D)
    • You collect 10 Essence per Hero Takedown, and 2 per enemy Minion killed nearby, storing up to a maximum of 50 Essence.  
    • Activate to consume all stored Essence and regenerate Health over the next 5 seconds for each stack consumed.
    • Can be cast during Drag and Burrow.

Basic Abilities

  • Drag (Q)
    • Lash out with your tongue, dealing light damage to the first enemy hit, and dragging them with you for 1.75 seconds.
  • Dark Swarm (W)
    • Over the next three seconds, you gain the ability to move through units and deal damage in an area around yourself. Deals double damage to Heroes.
    • Can be cast during Drag and Burrow.
  • Burrow (E)
    • Burrow into the ground, entering Stasis and becoming Invulnerable for 2 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Isolation (R)
    • Launch biomass that deals damage, silences, and slows the first enemy Hero it hits by 30% for 3 seconds. For the next 6 seconds, the affected enemy loses sight of allied Heroes, and has greatly reduced vision.
  • Adaptation (R)
    • After a 5 second delay, 60% of all damage taken during this time will be returned to you as Health.

Full info about the latest PTR patch can be found in the official blog

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