HOTS Update: New Warrior Hero Imperius

HOTS Update: New Warrior Hero Imperius

HOTS Update: New Warrior Hero Imperius

A new update for Heroes of the Storm has been released on Public Test Server. The update introduces a new warrior hero from the Diablo universe – Imperius. He can be successfully played as a solo-laner since he excels at duelling and initiation, but the hero suffers from having low non-hero damage. Below you can find the description of the character's abilities.

Imperius, Archangel of Valor

Leader of the Angiris Council and Aspect of Valor, Imperius has valiantly led the armies of the High Heavens to innumerous victories over the demons of the Burning Hells. While his methods are exact and severe, there is no greater defender of righteousness in the entirety of creation.

Hero Abilities


Valorous Brand

Each Basic Ability marks enemy Heroes hit for 10 seconds. Basic Attacks consume the target's marks, dealing 30% bonus damage per mark.

Primary abilities


Lunge towards a targeted direction and stab, dealing 35 damage. If an enemy Hero is hit, Channel to Stun for 1 second and deal 70 additional damage when it fully finishes.


Release a fiery wave that deals 100 damage. Enemies hit by the center take 50 bonus damage and are Slowed by 40% for 3 seconds.


Shroud Imperius in flames for 3 seconds, striking a nearby enemy for 19 damage every 0.25 seconds. Imperius heals for 100% of the damage dealt, with healing doubled versus Heroes.

Heroic abilities


Summon a ring of blazing swords that grants 1000 Shield for 3 seconds. If the Shield lasts the full duration, this ability can be reactivated within 5 seconds to launch 6 swords toward an area, each dealing 140 damage to the first enemy hit.


After 0.75 seconds, charge in the target direction, lifting the first enemy Hero hit into the Heavens. While in the air, Imperius can steer the landing location by moving. After 2 seconds, slam the target into the ground, dealing 375 damage and Stunning them for 1 second.

The update also contains small balance changes for Abathur, Arthas and Diablo, which can be found on the official website.

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