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Malthael joins Heroes of the Storm, showcased in livestream today

Blizzard has recently announced that Malthael, the Aspect of Death from Diablo III will be coming to Heroes of the Storm.  As the lore goes, Malthael was once the Aspect of Wisdom, but abandoned his heavenly post after the destruction of the Worldstone by the heroes.  Now he resolves to end the Eternal Conflict by becoming the Reaper of Souls and destroying anything affected by demonic corruption, including humanity itself.

Blizzard will be showcasing Malthael (and probably a few other goodies) in their upcoming livestream on Twitch this morning at 10am PT, marking the game’s second anniversary.

If you were wondering what the Aspect of Death might bring to the table, here’s a nibble on his power set below. Before we get to that, however, let’s chew on this video showcasing some of the mounts, skins, and, of course, Malthael himself:

Overview: Once the Aspect of Wisdom, Malthael abandoned heaven after the Worldstone’s destruction. In secret, he had resolved to end the Eternal Conflict by becoming a Reaper of Souls and eliminating everything affected by demonic corruption, including humanity.

Trait

  • Reaper’s Mark
    Basic Attacks afflict non-Structure targets with Reaper’s Mark for 4 seconds. Marked enemies are revealed and take damage equal to 2.5% of their maximum Health every second.

Basic Abilities

  • Soul Rip (Q)
    Extract the souls of nearby enemies afflicted with Reaper’s Mark, dealing damage and Healing Malthael for a portion of the damage dealt to each target.
    Heroic targets heal Malthael for an additional 3% of the Hero’s maximum Health.
  • Wraith Strike (W)
    Instantly teleport through a target afflicted by Reaper’s Mark, dealing damage and refreshing Reaper’s Mark.
  • Death Shroud (E)
    After 0.25 seconds, unleash a wave of dark mist that applies Reaper’s Mark to the enemies it hits.

Heroic Abilities

  • Tormented Strike (R)
    Gain 20 Armor and unleash a torrent of souls, continually applying Reaper’s Mark to enemies for 4 seconds.
  • Last Rites (R)
    Apply a death sentence to an enemy Hero that, after 2 seconds, deals damage equal to 50% of their missing Health.
    (!) Repeatable Quest: Enemies killed while under the effect of Last Rites permanently reduce its cooldown by 5 seconds, to a minimum of 15 seconds.

Heroes of the Storm is available for Free on Battle.net.

 

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