Lunara Spotlight: One of the trickiest heroes to enter the Nexus
Incredible mobility, poisons, vision and an passive that encourages jukes and unpredictable movement, Lunara is looking like a carry players dream.
We already talked about Lunara's competitive viability and how strong she appears. Now, we can all take a look for our selves in this months hero spotlight:
Let's look again at the points our editorial crew made after playing Lunara extensively at BlizzCon:
- Immense damage, especially sustained damage
- Great mobility
- Unrivaled vision - good luck ganking me!
- Lack of burst damage
- Hopping feels pretty awkward
- Lack of hard CC
Mobility, vision, and damage seems like a lethal combination and the spotlight gives a better perspective of how these traits will play out. The damage over time aspect of Lunara's kit seems like plausible counter to a meta that favors burst healers like Uther and Tassadar and, if Lunara is Kael'thas levels of impactful we may see Malfurion make a huge comeback.
But looking at the cons, I can't help but question the "awkward" feeling of her hopping movement passive. As described in the video, it looks like a vital part of her kit and the unpredictable nature of her hops will make it very hard to connect abilities on Lunara. The 20% move speed and hard to predict hops are the defensive tools she needs to survive with what I can only assume will be a very low hp pool.
The next hero to be released should be Greymane. Though nothing is official, we should expect Lunara to be released this Tuesday patch day.
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