Tal’darim highlord Alarak is the next commander coming to StarCraft II

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At Gamescom last night, Blizzard announced that Alarak would be making his way to Heroes of the Storm as part of the Machines of War event. That’s not the only place the Tal’darim highlord will be playable though. He will be in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void sometime in future too, as a Co-op Missions commander.

Co-op Missions, in case you didn’t know, is a fun new mode that shipped with Legacy of the Void when it launched last year. It’s essentially a way to partake in campaign-style missions, but with a friend along for the ride.

Each player gets to choose their own commander to play with, all of which come with their own set of abilities and units. These commanders include the likes of Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis, and soon, Alarak. Here’s his trailer…

Our newest Co-op Commander, Alarak, explodes into battle with overwhelming power. Take control of the Tal’darim highlord and summon the death fleet to obliterate your foes.

What makes Alarak interesting as a commander is that like Kerrigan, he’ll actually be playable on the battlefield. A breakdown of his abilities and units has not been released yet, but the trailer above gives a pretty good indication of what exactly he is capable of.

Alarak has a charge ability, and a spell that does heavy damage in a straight line in front of him.  He can also teleport air support straight onto the battlefield it seems.

On top of all this, he has access to his own set of unique Tal’darim units. If I understood the presentation at Gamescom last night correctly, Alarak will be able to direct damage he takes over to these poor units, who will die in his place.

Alarak’s release date remains unknown, but I’m sure we will see him warp into Legacy of the Void fairly soon. Expect to cough up some cash for him though. When Abathur launched back in May for example, he was priced at $4.99. I’m sure Alarak will cost the same.

Last Updated: August 17, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

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