HOTS Update: New Hero Blaze

HOTS Update: New Hero Blaze

Blizzard have released a new Heroes of the Storm update for the Test Server, which adds a new hero to the game - Blaze, Veteral Firebat. The hero will be available for testing until January 8, then he will be added to the Live Server. Below you can learn more about the newest addition to the HOTS heroes line-up.

Blaze, Veteran Firebat – Ranged Warrior

Cpl. Miles "Blaze" Lewis has always been drawn to the flame, but it wasn't until he joined up with Raynor's Raiders that he put his pyromania to good use. He's seen his fair share of battles since then, and has never failed to bring the heat.

Hero Abilities



Gain 25 Armor and deal 40 damage to nearby enemies every 0.5 seconds for 4 seconds. Each Hero hit by Flame Stream reduces Pyromania's cooldown by 5 seconds.

Primary abilities


Fire two streams that deal 83 damage to enemies hit. Flame Stream Ignites Oil Spills it comes in contact with.


Vector Targeting Dispense a slick of oil that lasts for 5 seconds and Slows enemies that come in contact with it by 40%. Oil Spills are Ignited for 2.5 seconds when hit by Flame Stream. Ignited Oil Spills no longer Slow enemies, but instead deal 18 damage to them every 0.3 seconds. Additionally, Blaze is healed for 49 Health every 0.3 seconds while standing in Ignited Oil Spills. Stores up to 2 charges.


After 0.5 seconds, charge forward. Colliding with an enemy Hero deals 52 damage to and Stuns them and nearby enemy Heroes for 1.25 seconds.

Heroic abilities


After 0.5 seconds, deploy and enter a Bunker with 1300 Health. Blaze and his allies can enter and exit the Bunker at will. While in the Bunker, occupants gain access to Flamethrower, dealing 179 damage to enemies in a line. Exiting the Bunker grants 25 Armor for 2 seconds. Bunkers last 10 seconds, or until destroyed.


Channel for up to 2.6 seconds. Upon ending, Slow nearby enemies by 60% and deal 48 damage to them every 0.5 seconds. Combustion's Slow and damage over time duration is extend the longer Blaze Channels, from 1 second up to 5 seconds. Blaze's Movement Speed is reduced by 50% while Channeling.

The full list of changes, including the rework of Malfurion, can be found on the official website.

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