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Blizzard has officially added Artanis to the public test realm of Heroes of the Storm. We now know what his abilities he has and, just as importantly, how he dances.
Artanis is a Warrior that dives into enemies and dices them up with psionic blades from his wrists. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Here are his full list of abilities, as discovered by HeroesNexus:
[D] Shield Overload - Cooldown: 20 seconds Trait If you take damage while below 50% Health, gain a 984 ( 186 + 42 per level) point Shield for 5 seconds. Your Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Shield Overload by 4 seconds.
[Q] Blade Dash - 65 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds Dash forward and deal 125 ( 30 + 5 per level) damage to enemies, then return and deal 375 ( 90 + 15 per level) damage.
[W] Twin Blades - 25 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds Your next Basic Attack immediately strikes the enemy 2 times.
[E] Phase Prism - 70 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds Fire a Phase Prism that deals 145 ( 50 + 5 per level) damage to Heroes and swaps your position with theirs.
[R] Purifier Beam - 80 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds Target an enemy Hero with an orbital beam from the Spear of Adun, dealing 400 ( 96 + 16 per level) damage per second for 8 seconds. The beam will chase the target as they move. Unlimited range.
[R] Suppression Pulse - 40 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds Fire a large area pulse from the Spear of Adun, dealing 250 ( 60 + 10 per level) damage and Blinding enemies for 4 seconds. Unlimited range.
Phase Prism should remind League of Legends players of Urgot or Dota 2 players of Vengeful Spirit. The swap ability has the same role in all three games: ganking. You can grab a squishy enemy and pull them into the middle of your team or under your towers for an easy kill. The damage from Phase Prism is a nice extra perk to help ensure the target goes down.
Artanis' Heroic abilities sound very potent on their own but are even moreso when upgraded with talents. A level 20 talent for Purifier Beam automatically recasts the ability on another nearby hero if the initial cast kills its target. The talent for Suppression Pulse gives you an extra charge for the ability, making it huge in teamfights.
Blizzard will add Artanis along with fellow StarCraft 2 hero Lt. Morales to HoTS in the near future. Artanis will also be starring in Legacy of the Void, the upcoming expansion pack to StarCraft 2.