Blizzard Adds Some Grade A Cute To Heroes Of The Storm

probiusThe newest hero to enter the Nexus comes from Blizzard's military science fiction strategy game, Starcraft. The company announced that Probius will be a playable character in Heroes of the Storm. Seems the little fella just wants to prove himself, using his ability to summon pylons to use against the enemy.

After a run of World of Warcraft characters and then Lucio from Overwatch, it's nice to see Starcraft getting a little love again. And they went with a high cuteness factor here. I can already see plush toys and Pop! figures of him being made.

This is what Probius can do:


  • Warp In Pylon
    • Warp in a Pylon that generates a Power Field and grants vision of the surrounding area. Probius only regenerates mana while inside a Power Field.
    • Up to 2 Pylons can be active at a time

Basic Abilities

  • Worker Rush (Z)
    • Activate to gain an additional 50% Movement Speed for 5 seconds. Taking damage ends this effect early.
    • Passive: Probius moves 10% faster by hovering over the ground.
  • Disruption Pulse (Q)
    • Fire a burst of energy forward, dealing 150 damage to all enemies it passes through. Hitting the center of a Warp Rift will cause it to explode, dealing additional damage.
  • Warp Rift (W)
    • Open an unstable Warp Rift at a location that takes 1.25 seconds to arm, which then slows nearby enemies by 20%, lasting 9 seconds.
    • Armed Warp Rifts explode when hit by a Disruption Pulse, dealing 261 damage to nearby enemies.
  • Photon Cannon (E)
    • Warp in a Photon Cannon that deals 95 damage per second. Lasts 11 seconds.
    • Must be placed within a Pylon's Power Field. Deactivates if it doesn't have a Pylon powering it.

Heroic Abilities

  • Pylon Overcharge (R)
    • Increase the size of Pylon power fields and allow them to attack enemies within it for 110 damage per second. Last 10 seconds.
    • Passive: Pylons gain permanent Shields equal to 50% of their maximum Health.
  • Null Gate (R)
    • Project a barrier of negative energy in the target direction that lasts 4 seconds. Enemies who touch the barrier take 64 damage per second and are slowed by 80% for as long as they remain in contact with it.

Probius will hit the Public Test Realm on March 6th.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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