Heroes of the Storm Launch Party

Heroes of the Storm is now officially live and out of Beta, following an epic Launch Party in London yesterday evening.


Johanna the Crusader

The Launch Party didn’t come without some reveals. Blizzard revealed the official Johanna release trailer. 

Johanna, Crusader of Zakarum, is in search for an apprentice. She is strong, proud, and heavily armored–akin to Brienne from HBO’s Game of Thrones. A hero from the Diablo franchise, Johanna is a tanky frontline fighter that specializes in close physical combat.


HP: 1000 (+230 per level)

HP Regen: 2.078 (+0.477 per level)

Mana: 500 (+10 per level)

Mana Regen: 3 (+0.098 per level)

Attack Damage: 45 (+9 per level)

Attack Speed: 0.91


Punish (Q): Deal 248 (58 + 10 per level) damage and slow enemies by -0.1*(-100)6% decaying over 2 seconds.

Condemn (W): After 1 second, you pull nearby enemies toward you, stunning them for 0.25 seconds and dealing 120 (25 + 5 per level) damage.

Shield Glare (E): Deal 130 (54 + 4 per level) damage to enemies and cause them to miss their next 2 Basic Attacks within 4 seconds.

Falling Sword (R): You leap towards an area. While in the air, you can steer the landing location by moving. After 2 seconds you land, dealing 550 (141.5 + 21.5 per level) damage to nearby enemies and knocking them into the air.

Blessed Shield (R): Deal 250 (79 + 9 per level) damage and stun the first enemy hit for 2 seconds. Blessed Shield then bounces to 2 nearby enemies, dealing 125 (39.5 + 4.5 per level)damage and stunning them for 1 second.

Iron Skin (D): Become Unstoppable and gain a Shield that absorbs 1343 (250.5 + 57.5 per level) damage for 4 seconds.

Source: Heroes Nexus

Heroes Team Builder

In addition, Blizzard Launch Party announced the Heroes Team Builder site which uses Facebook build teams from Facebook friends. Players assign traits to team members to “determine your inner Heroes”. Doing this unlocks the Mechanospider mount in the game.

mechanospiderThe promotion does not currently have a set end time (like the Curse Apollo skin in SMITE). Regardless, players should redeem the mount as soon as possible.

Source: #nexuscalling


(Co-authored by Hannah Richardson-Lewis)


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