Dehaka is confirmed to be the 50th Hero in the game

Heroes Robbert “Broeder” Troost

StarCraft fans will be delighted to hear that Dehaka, the primal zerg pack leader from Zerus, will be the next hero released in the Nexus.

After we highlighted some of Blizzard's mysterious tweets from the past few days, we were pretty sure that we would be seeing a new hero get released to the game soon, and that that hero would come from the StarCraft universe. Well, it was just confirmed that that new hero will in fact be Dehaka:

Dehaka is a melee warrior, classified as Medium, that will bring a bunch of unique mechanics to the game. Below we have highlighted his kit and some talents as a bonus:

Brushstalker (Z)

  • You cannot use Mounts. Instead, you may burrow to any bush or vent on the Battleground. 40 second cooldown
    • Lvl 13 Swift Pursuit: Increases Move Speed in bushes
    • Lvl 13 Ferocious Stalker: Brushstalker increases Move Speed


Rock won't save you now, E.T.C.

Trait (D)

  • You collect 10 Essence per Hero Takedown, and 2 per enemy Minion killed nearby, storing up to a maximum of 50 Essence. 
  • Activate to consume all stored Essence and regenerate Health over the next 5 seconds for each stack consumed.
  • Can be cast during Drag and Burrow.
    • Lvl 1 Essence Devourer: Gather Regen Globes to gain Essence
    • Lvl 1 Enhanced Agility: Collecting Essence increases Move Speed
    • Lvl 1 Tissue Regeneration: Essences increase Health Regen permanently
    • Lvl 7 One-Who-Collects: Increases Essence from Minions

Drag (Q)

  • Lash out with your tongue, dealing light damage to the first enemy hit, and dragging them with you for 1.75 seconds.
    • Lvl 7 Feeding Frenzy: Basic Attacks reduce Drag cooldown
    • Lvl 7 Constriction: Increases Drag duration

Alien > Predator

Dark Swarm (W)

  • Over the next three seconds, you gain the ability to move through units and deal damage in an area around yourself. Deals double damage to Heroes.
  • Can be cast during Drag and Burrow.
    • Lvl 1 Enduring Swarm: Dark Swarm reduces damage from Abilities
    • Lvl 7 Symbiosis: Reduces Dark Swarm cooldown when you hit Heroes
    • Lvl 13 Whirling Dervish: Halves duration of disables during Dark Swarm

Burrow (E)

  • Burrow into the ground, entering Stasis and becoming Invulnerable for 2 seconds.


Isolation (R1)

  • Launch biomass that deals damage, silences, and slows the first enemy Hero it hits by 30% for 3 seconds. For the next 6 seconds, the affected enemy loses sight of allied Heroes, and has greatly reduced vision.

Adaptation (R2)

  • After a 5 second delay, 60% of all damage taken during this time will be returned to you as Health instead. 

We also get to see how his first alternative skin will look, and its frankly amazing:

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Robbert “Broeder” Troost
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