We got a ton of news about the next hero in Heroes of the Storm yesterday. Samuro, the Blademaster will be the next Warcraft hero added into the Nexus. He’s a fan favorite and brings a lot of interesting tools into the game. With the ability to manipulate clones and stealth, he will have a high skill cap and the ability to outplay opponents. Let’s take a peek at the Hero trailer.
Q: Mirror Image – Create 2 Mirror Images that deal 30% of your damage and have 50% of your current Health. Images last up to 18 seconds, and only two can be active at any one time.
W: Critical Strike – Your next Basic Attack within 10 seconds will be a Critical Strike, dealing 50% increased damage. This also applies to Images, and does not break Wind Walk. Passive: You and your Images deal a Critical Strike on every 4th Basic Attack.
E: Wind Walk – Enter Stealth for up to 8 seconds or until you attack, use an Ability, or take damage. While Stealthed, your Movement Speed is increased by 25% and you can pass through other units. Damage taken within the first 1 second will not break Wind Walk.
R1: Bladestorm – Become an Unstoppable whirlwind of death, dealing 285 damage per second to nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
R2: Illusion Master – Switch places with the target Mirror Image. Passive: You can control Mirror Images separately or as a group, and they deal an additional 15% of your damage.
Let’s see Grubby put all the pieces together and play around with Sumaro on the PTR. His kit seems really fun!
With the Samuro reveal, we also received an In Development video with upcoming skins for several heroes.