The Scarlet Crusade arrives in MOBA-land
[Update: You can find her spotlight below as well as this landing page detailing her basic abilities and heroics.]
It’s been a long, long time since the last Heroes of the Storm character. The development team has noted many times (including last year’s BlizzCon) that they’re focusing on smaller updates and reworks; and with that comes a longer lead time for new heroes. This recent gap between Yrel has been the longest ever, but that changes with today’s announcement.
Last week Blizzard teased a new reveal with a door. Yep, a door. The ornate object looked like something out of quite a few Blizzard properties: Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, and Overwatchall fit the bill.Now we have full confirmation: it’sHigh Inquisitor Whitemane of the zealot-centric order of the Scarlet Crusade. Over the course of the WoWnarrative Whitemane was eventually overtaken by the undead scourge, the very power her order sought to destroy — and is nowa member of the Four Horsemen (pretty much confirming an alt-skin for her).
As a former Priest main in World of Warcraft I’m thrilled to finally see the archetype in Heroes, even if it’s from a relatively unknown participant. People really thought Anduin would make his mark as the first priest but she stole the show! Like Yrel I might be the only person excited for her but that’s okay — it’s a MOBA! Only one person per team can play as her anyway.
Whitemane is expected to hit the PTR soon before she goes live.
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