Tychus abilities and trailer revealed

Heroes Radoslav “Nydra” Kolev

The minigun-wielding roughneck from StarCraft 2 gets his own Heroes of the Storm trailer. His six abilities have also been revealed. 

Tychus' skillset describes him as a DPS character, able to dish out big damage to both single targets and in AoE. League of Legends fans will see similarities between him and Graves as both heroes have a dash and an AoE crowd-controlling grenade. Tychus's ultimates allow him to either summon the Odin for extra protection and firepower or use the Drakken Drill to focus on a single enemy and melt him (similar to StarCraft 2's void rays).

Tychus' trailer can be seen below while his skills are listed on the bottom of the article.


Trait (passive)


Tychus’ weapon of choice belies its name, packing a punch and attack speed that’s unmatched by most other heroes. The downside of this multi-barreled terror is that it takes a moment to spin up before firing. But once the minigun starts firing, it lays waste to anything in front of it.



Target: Enemy, Area: Cone that can be altered based on Tychus’s position. Can be cancelled.

Though Tychus is usually equal opportunity with his minigun, this ability focuses Tychus’ attention on a single enemy for a few seconds, dealing some extra pain to the target. Other enemies caught in the cone of fire also take damage.


Target: Location, Area: Circle AOE

This simple explosive device damages and knocks back anything caught in the blast radius.


Target: Direction, Area: Direction selected

Tychus sure does like getting into the fight. He can choose from time to time to charge right into battle and have his weapon instantly spun up and ready to fire.

Heroic abilities (ultimate)


Sometimes even Tychus needs a bigger gun. That’s when he calls upon the power of the massive Odin mech. Offering additional protection as well as powerful cannons and missiles that create wide swaths of destruction, the Odin is a fearsome military vehicle.


Target: Location – laser auto single-targets closest enemy, can be altered by player by pressing R and clicking on new enemy.

Originally designed to assist with mining operations and other excavation projects, the laser drill can be equally effective when used as a weapon. When Tychus drops one on the battlefield, it can do heavy damage to single targets.