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Blizzard have announced two new characters for Heroes of the Storm

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Who's that Heroes of the Storm character

The Heroes of the Storm roster certainly has grown a lot. When I first started playing Blizzard’s MOBA, back when it was still in its Technical Alpha days, there were only around 25 or so characters to choose from. A year and half later, that number sits at a much healthier 46, and it shows no signs of slowing down. I mean, in the last month alone, two new characters (Lunara and Greymane) entered the Nexus. Now, it looks like another two are on the way.

Blizzard released two short teasers on the Heroes of the Storm Facebook page a few hours ago. Here’s the first…

We’re just going to leave this here.

Posted by Heroes of the Storm on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

That first voice sounds just like the female Wizard from Diablo III. I’m almost certain, because I’ve poured many, many hours into that particular class. As for the second, well, I honestly have no idea who that wheezy laugh belongs to.

Thankfully, there’s a second WHO’S THAT POKEMON teaser to work with. Take a listen…

Maybe this will help you to figure it out?

Posted by Heroes of the Storm on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Though I can’t make out who the characters are based on their silhouettes, I’m almost 100% certain that the Wizard will be coming to Heroes of the Storm based purely on the voice. As for that second character, I have no idea who the hell it is. I have browsed through many of the comments however, and according to those that are far more knowledgeable than I am, they believe that the second mystery hero coming to the Nexus is the Necromancer from Diablo II.

And you know what? They were right! There’s no need to speculate anymore, because it has now been officially announced that those two Diablo characters are indeed coming to Heroes of the Storm (thanks to my cuddly Wookiee pal for the heads up). Here’s a first look at Li Ming, the Wizard, and Xul, the Necromancer (via Metabomb).

Li Ming


And there you have it – more Diablo franchise love in Heroes of the Storm! Are you happy with these reveals? Personally, I’m over the moon to see the wizard.

Last Updated: January 21, 2016

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  1. Very happy about the Wizard! Just mentioned to a friend the other day we need her as Arcane. Necromancer – well I wish they brought him into D3, but will do in HotS 🙂


    • hairyknees

      January 21, 2016 at 22:51

      Me too!!! Out of all the classes, I’ve wanted the Wizard the most 😛


      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        January 22, 2016 at 06:40

        I though you wanted the cabbage farmer the most?


        • hairyknees

          January 22, 2016 at 07:59

          Well I don’t like stating the obvious xD


    • Hargrim

      January 22, 2016 at 09:17

      She may be arcane based, but we still need a WoW arcane mage. We need Millhouse!


      • Lardus-For the Emperor!

        January 22, 2016 at 09:39

        There are still so many to come from Diablo and WarCraft! I wonder how many more they will be able to squeeze out of StarCraft though.


        • Hargrim

          January 22, 2016 at 10:18

          I can think of about 15 good Starcraft characters just off the top of my head
          The Overmind
          Mengsk Sn & Jr
          Rory Swann
          Egon Stetmann
          General Warfield


          And that’s without any LotV characters


          • Lardus-For the Emperor!

            January 22, 2016 at 11:55

            Not all of those make real sense to me. Though I would love a Firebat! Will be interesting to see how some of these would be able to come in without duplicating what is already there, especially on the Marine side. Perhaps someone in a Vulture? Or a Goliath!

  2. HairyEwok

    January 22, 2016 at 08:13

    They’re also bringing this little lovely lady to the storm. Don’t worry luvs, cavalry’s here.


    • Hargrim

      January 22, 2016 at 09:19

      They usually reveal heroes 3 at a time, so I’d bet Tracer will come to the Nexus after Xul.


    • hairyknees

      January 25, 2016 at 11:02

      Only in June or so though 🙂


  3. DrKiller

    January 22, 2016 at 09:30

    hahaha love the header pic!


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