Blizzard Announces New Hero Mephisto for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard Announces New Hero Mephisto for Heroes of the Storm

As part of their plans for Gamescom this year, Blizzard has brought a new hero to the Nexus of Heroes of the Storm. This time we get ranged assassin and Lord of Hatred, Mephisto, who is a highly aggressive mage. Mephisto is capable of dealing incredible sustained damage by reducing the cooldowns of his abilities any time he does damage to enemies. So if you decide to run with this particularly malevolent mage, you'll want to make sure you keep targets in your line of sight as often as possible to lower his lengthy recast times.

Some more information on Mephisto's traits and basic abilities was released alongside the announcement, including:

  • Trait – Lord of Hatred
    • Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Abilities reduces Mephisto's Basic Ability cooldowns.
    • Skull Missile and Shade of Mephisto grant 1.5 seconds of cooldown reduction per Hero hit, and Lightning Nova grands 0.3 seconds per Hero hit
  • Basic Abilities
    • Skull Missile (Q)
      • Conjure a skull that travels in the target direction after 0.75 seconds, dealing 127 damage to enemies hit and slowing Heroes hit by 25% for 2 seconds
        • Cost: 20
        • Cooldown: 8 seconds
    • Lightning Nova (W)
      • A ring of lightning appears around Mephisto for 2.5 seconds. Enemies within the ring take 48 damage every 0.25 seconds.
      • Each time a cast of Lightning Nova hits a Hero, its damage is increased by 4% up to 40%
        • Cost: 55
        • Cooldown: 14 seconds
    • Shade of Mephisto (E)
      • Teleport to a location, dealing 78 damage to nearby enemies and leaving behind a Shade of Mephisto at Mephisto's original location.
      • After 2.5 seconds, Mephisto is teleported back to the Shade's location.
        • Cost: 40
        • Cooldown: 18 seconds
  • Heroic Abilities
    • Consume Souls (R)
      • Channel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes.
      • After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 damage and are Slowed by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
        • Cost: 80
        • Cooldown: 120 seconds
    • Durance of Hate (R)
      • After 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero for 2 seconds and deal 160 damage to them over the same duration.
      • Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes.
        • Cost: 60
        • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Mephisto's talent tree will scale to make him even more powerful. You can take a look at his talents below.

Hero Level (Tier)TalentDescription
1[Q] Unyielding PowerQuest: Hit Heroes with Skull Missile.

Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, increase Skull Missile's damage by 60.

Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes, Skull Missile's cooldown is permanently reduced by 3 seconds

1[W]Furious SparkEvery 5th hit from Lightning Nova against the same target deals 90 bonus damage.
1[E]Malicious IntentShade of Mephisto grants 20% Spell Power while active and for 2.5 seconds after ending.
1AngerBasic Attacks also activate Lord of Hatred, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.75 seconds.
4[Q] Hateful Mending Skull Missile heals Mephisto for 50% of the damage it deals to Heroes.
4[W] Static BarrierAt the end of its duration, Lightning Nova grants Mephisto a Shield equal to 50% of the damage it dealt to Heroes. Lasts 7 seconds.
4SpiteIncrease Regeneration Globe healing duration by 60%. Every tick of Regeneration Globe healing activates Lord of Hatred, reducing Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds
7[E] Frost StormEnemies near Shade of Mephisto are Slowed by 40% for 2 seconds.
7[E] Ghastly ArmorShade of Mephisto grants 20 Armor while active and for 2.5 seconds after it ends.
7[E] Trickery After Shade of Mephisto expires, all Slows and Roots are removed from Mephisto and he gains 20% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.Cooldown: 60 seconds
10[R1] Consume SoulsChannel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes. After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 damage and are Slowed by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
10[R2] Durance of HateAfter 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero hit for 2 seconds and deal 160 damage to them over the same duration. Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes.
13[Q] Abhorred SkullHitting a Hero with Skull Missile grants 20% Spell Power for 6 seconds.
13HysteriaLord of Hatred also reduces the cooldown of Mephisto's Heroic Ability.
13Shard of HateBasic Attacks hit enemies near the primary target.
16[Q] Lightning ReactionSkull Missile explodes on contact with Lightning Nova, dealing 144 damage to nearby enemies.
16[W] Static FieldWhen Lightning Nova's damage bonus reaches 40%, enemy Heroes within its radius take damage equal to 12% of their maximum Health.
16AnimosityActivate to extend the duration of Lightning Nova by 2.5 seconds.

Passive: Basic Attacks while Lightning Nova is active cause an immediate pulse of Lightning Nova damage.

20[R1] Consumed by HatredConsume Souls deals bonus damage equal to 10% of the target's missing Health. If Consume Souls kills a Hero it will cast again 1 additional time.
20[R2] Unspeakable HorrorDurance of Hate Silences enemies for 2 seconds after its Root expires.
20Shade LordActivate to swap locations with Shade of Mephisto and refresh its duration.

Passive: Shade of Mephisto benefits from all of Mephisto's level 7 Talents

20[W] MimicWhile both Shade of Mephisto and Lightning Nova are active, Lightning Nova also casts from the Shade's location.

 

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