With the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void release drawing closer, it’s no wonder that Heroes of the Storm is giving that franchise some attention. Blizzard’s MOBA may have the likes of Kerrigan, Raynor, and even the almighty Tassader running around, but it lacks a proper support character from that particular universe. That will no longer be the case, because Lieutenant Morales is about ready to enter the Nexus.
She’s not available officially just yet however. She is in the PTR already though, meaning she should be patched into the main game client pretty damn soon. In the meantime, Blizzard have released a spotlight video explaining her abilities in more detail.
Here’s a quick overview of what she can do (via the Heroes of the Storm Gamepedia):
Caduceus Reactor (Passive)
Regenerate 3.12% of your maximum Health every second after not taking damage for 4 seconds.
Healing Beam (Q)
Heal an ally for 420 (40 + 20 per level) health a second as long as they are in range. Reactivate to switch targets, or activate your Trait to cancel the channel.
Grant target ally Resistant, reducing damage taken by 25% for 3 seconds.
Displacement Grenade (E)
Fire a grenade that explodes on the first enemy hit, dealing 460 (80 + 20 per level) damage, knocking enemies away.
Stim Drone (R)
Grant an allied Hero 75% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.
Medivac Dropship (R)
Target a location for a Medivac transport. For up to 10.5 seconds before takeoff, allies can right-click to enter the Medivac.
As expected, Lieutenant Morales doesn’t have much in the way of offense, but she comes packed with a plethora of neat support abilities. My favourite by far is her one heroic ability, Medivac Dropship. Having the option to fly allies across the map in a matter of seconds will be invaluable, especially in a game like Heroes of the Storm. I do wonder if perhaps it is not a teeny bit overpowered though.
Regardless, I have to commend Blizzard for putting together yet another interesting character. I look forward to trying Lieutenant Morales when she enters the Nexus in the near future.
Last Updated: September 30, 2015