Heroes of the Storm has long been the game which pays respect to some of Blizzard’s most popular heroes. Diablo, Arthas, Thrall, Jim Raynor and the newly added Lucio are amongst some of the heroes we’ve seen make their way into the Nexus, but there’s another way Blizzard could pay homage to their heroes, and an artist has the right idea. Wildcard24, as he’s known on his Deviant Art page, has some incredible pieces on his profile. But the reimagined skins paying homage to Blizzard heroes are by far the best.
We’ll start with Starcraft since it’s easily one of the easier skin choices when drawing parallels between characters. Memorable characters like Jim Raynor, Zeratul, Sarah Kerrigan, etc. are some examples used by Wildcard24 to bring the Starcraft Heroes to life.
While the skins aren’t named after the actual heroes from Starcraft II, you can see their likeness. How awesome would Marine voice lines for Soldier:76 be? Or his visor closes over his face when he activates his ultimate. Fanboyism aside, let’s move onto Diablo.
The Diablo skins are much more comparable to actual characters in the game. We see Malthael, Butcher and Auriel, and their could be a few more. Genji as a Monk? Or Zenyatta? There are a few possibilities. What about Reinhardt as Imperius? Although, he’d need a sword.
These are by far some of my favourite skins drawn by the artist and I’d have to say it’s a toss up between Malthael Reaper and Auriel Mercy for that top spot. Roadhog’s Butcher outfit is cool, and there’s still quite a bit he can add in terms of character parallels in the the two games.
Finally, we have Warcraft heroes, and these include some pretty amazing designs. Warcraft has an extremely wide variety of characters which means there could essentially be a skin for each hero in Overwatch. That would take time, but Wildcard24 added a few of his favourites.
Firelord Reinhardt would be the most sought after skin if these were ever made available. It is honestly the best looking one, and my top pick for the drawings. Dragonflight Pharah is okay since it looks like any old cool Pharah skin, but the Firelord? Yes, please. There is one more, but I don’t think everyone will get it. Here is a special mention, for Genji.