'Heroes of The Storm' Adds Mephisto, Lord of Hatred to Roster

Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred, is coming to Heroes of the Storm .At Gamescom, Blizzard announced the primeval monstrosity from the Diablo franchise and Co-Op commander Tychus Findlay from Starcraft 2 would join the game. For fans of the classic dungeon brawler, this demon is a welcome inclusion. There's no set release date for the Diablo 2 superstar, but he should be coming to the Nexus in the next few weeks.

Unlike other Heroes of the Storm's assassins, Mephisto is all about that AoE burst. He's a cross between Karthus and Kennen from League of Legends , with a splash of added mobility. He's not afraid to enter a fight, throw out some flaming skulls and then dip away to live again. Any team composition that needs more damage will love Mephisto, his kit is nearly flawless. He does suffer with his lack of crowd control, but who needs to keep enemies tethered when you can just kill them instead?

Here are Mephisto's abilities straight from Blizzard.

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 grants 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 percent 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 percent, up to 40 percent.

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 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.

Cost: 60

Cooldown: 80 seconds

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