Illidan

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[e][h]Illidan
The Betrayer
IllidanHOS.jpg
Hero Information
Universe
Warcraft-icon.png
Role
Assassin-icon.png
Attack
Melee
Cost:
500 Gems
Release Date:
March 13, 2014
Stats
Attack Range:
1.25
Attacks Per Second:
1.82
Level Changed Stats
Initial
Change/Level
Attack Damage:
81
4%
Life:
1716
4%
Life Regen:
3.58
4%
Mana:
N/A
N/A
Mana Regen:
N/A
N/A

Illidan Stormrage, The Betrayer, is a Melee Assassin class hero in Heroes of the Storm. After being imprisoned for millennia, he has been freed by his brother Malfurion Stormrage during the events of Warcraft III. Eventually he corrupted and turned into a half-demon, a presence he keeps for Heroes of the Storm.

Abilites[edit]

Starting Abilities[edit]

Dive
Dive.png
Ability: Target
Affects: Enemy
Dive at the target, dealing damage and flipping to the other side of the target.
Q
Cooldown Clock.png 6
Dive damage (per level):
 69(+4%)
Sweeping Strike
Sweeping Strike.png
Ability: Dash
Affects: Enemies
Dash towards target point, dealing damage to enemies along the way. Hitting an enemy increases Illidan's Basic Attack damage by 35% for 3 seconds.
W
Cooldown Clock.png 8
Sweeping Strike damage (per level):
 119 (+4%)
Evasion
Evasion.png
Ability: Buff
Affects: Self
Evade enemy Basic Attacks for 2.5 seconds.
E
Cooldown Clock.png 15

Heroic Abilities[edit]

Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis.png
Ability: Area of Effect/Transform
Affects: Enemies
Transform into Demon Form at the target location, dealing damage in the area. Temporarily increases maximum Health by for each Hero hit by the initial impact. Lasts for 18 seconds.
R
Cooldown Clock.png 120
Metamorphosis damage (per level):
Max health bonus per Hero hit (per level):
 46 (+4%)
 200 (+4%)
The Hunt
The Hunt.png
Ability: Target
Affects: Enemy
Charge to target unit, dealing damage on impact and stunning for 1 second.
R
Cooldown Clock.png 60
The Hunt damage (per level):
 261 (+4%)

Combat Trait[edit]

Betrayer's Thirst
Betrayer's Thirst.png
Ability: Buff
Affects: Self
Basic Attacks heal for 30% of damage dealt and reduce Ability cooldowns by 1 second.

Talents[edit]

Talents
1
Sweeping Strike.png
Battered Assault.png
Seasoned Marksman.png
4
Dive.png
Friend or Foe.png
Sweeping Strike.png
7
Dive.png
Betrayer's Thirst.png
Hunter's Onslaught.png
10
Metamorphosis.png
The Hunt.png
13
Sweeping Strike.png
Evasion.png
Sixth Sense.png
16
Dive.png
Follow Through.png
Blades of Azzinoth.png
20
Metamorphosis.png
The Hunt.png
Nexus Blades.png
Bolt of the Storm.png
Immolation
After using Sweeping Strike, burn nearby enemies for 23 (+4% per level) damage a second for 4 seconds.


Strategy and Role[edit]

Illidan is a hyper carry.

Illidan's ability to jump around the battlefield make him a very mobile assassin. He is a master at chasing people having 2 basic abilities that pursue people and his ultimate giving him even more mobility to reposition, engage or escape with it. His Q can be used to flip over someone and bodyblock them from getting away. His W boosts his auto attack damage and can also put you ahead of the enemy.

Illidan has a very low health pool. However his E gives him the ability to dodge auto attacks and he can get a talent that also gives him a shield. Combining these attributes with Illidan's natural sustain coming from his trait that gives him 20% lifesteal. So he can survive in a fight by constantly auto attacking. Also Illidan's Metamorphosis Ultimate gives him temporary health based on how many enemy heroes he hits as well as 20% attack speed steroid. For this reason Illidan can be difficult to kill. A common strategy is to pair him with two healers. So the enemy can not burst him and he can DPS with out fear of getting popped.

Lore[edit]

Illidan Stormrage, the original Demon Hunter, betrayed his people by creating a new Well of Eternity after the demonic invasion of Azeroth. After 10,000 years of imprisonment he was freed by Tyrande Whisperwind against his own brother Malfurion Stormrage's wishes. Now, Illidan lords over the realm of Outland, slaughtering unsuitably prepared heroes who venture into his domain.

Lore connections to other heroes[edit]

Balance Updates[edit]

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