Mephisto joins the forces of Heroes of the Storm

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Mephisto joins the forces of Heroes of the Storm

Behold and bow down before the Lord of Hatred, mortals!

Long time awaited and often requested, Mephisto is coming to Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard have been hiding it very well, preparing the surprise for Gamescom 2018.

Mephisto is a deadly ranged assassin and the famous Lord of Hatred from the Diablo universe which is one of the least represented universes in Blizzard’s MOBA recently. His kit of abilities provokes highly aggressive gameplay with all the cooldown reduction passives, deadly missile, teleportation, nova and so on. But first things first – let’s take a look at the hero spotlight which tells us the lore of the character and demonstrates how his abilities work:

Here are description of Mephisto’s abilities:

  • Trait – Lord of Hatred

    • Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Abilities reduces Mephisto’s Basic Ability cooldowns.

    • Skull Missile and Shade of Mephisto grant 1.5 seconds of cooldown reduction per Hero hit, and Lightning Nova grands 0.3 seconds per Hero hit

  • Basic Abilities
    • Skull Missile (Q)

    • Conjure a skull that travels in the target direction after 0.75 seconds, dealing 127 damage to enemies hit and slowing Heroes hit by 25% for 2 seconds

    • Cost: 20

    • Cooldown: 8 seconds

  • Lightning Nova (W)

    • A ring of lightning appears around Mephisto for 2.5 seconds. Enemies within the ring take 48 damage every 0.25 seconds.

    • Each time a cast of Lightning Nova hits a Hero, its damage is increased by 4% up to 40%

    • Cost: 55

    • Cooldown: 14 seconds

  • Shade of Mephisto (E)
    • Teleport to a location, dealing 78 damage to nearby enemies and leaving behind a Shade of Mephisto at Mephisto’s original location.

    • After 2.5 seconds, Mephisto is teleported back to the Shade’s location.

    • Cost: 40

    • Cooldown: 18 seconds

  • Heroic Abilities
    • Consume Souls (R)

    • Channel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes.

    • After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 damage and are Slowed by 40% for 2.5 seconds.

    • Cost: 80

    • Cooldown: 120 seconds

  • Durance of Hate (R)
    • After 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero for 2 seconds and deal 160 damage to them over the same duration.

    • Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes.

    • Cost: 60

    • Cooldown: 80 seconds

I’ve got to say that Mephisto is a like a big breath of fresh air which is highly needed for the HotS right now. His kit might not seem that exciting but I think he’ll fit in just fine. Especially considering the entire Diablo 2 gang is here.

I also had a crazy thought that Blizzard could actually reveal some news about the Diablo 2 remake but I might be just getting too much ahead of myself. Or not? What do you think?

As of now, we have no information on when the new hero will be released but we’ll keep you informed so stay tuned!

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