Varian

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[e][h]Varian
High King of the Alliance
Varian.jpg
Hero Information
Universe
Warcraft-icon.png
Role
MixedIcon.png
Attack
Melee
Cost:
Release Date:
November 15, 2016
Stats
Attack Range:
1.2
Attacks Per Second:
1.25
Level Changed Stats
Initial
Change/Level
Attack Damage:
94
3.5%
Life:
2392
3%
Life Regen:
4.98
3%
Mana:
500
10
Mana Regen:
3
0.098

Varian Wrynn, the High King of the Alliance, is a Melee Multiclass hero in Heroes of the Storm. He is the first Multiclass hero.

Abilites[edit]

Starting Abilities[edit]

Lion's Fang
Lion's Fang.png
Ability: Skillshot
Affects: Enemies
Create a shockwave that travels in a straight line, dealing damage and slowing enemies by 35% for 1.5 seconds.
Q
Mana Cost.png 60
Cooldown Clock.png 8
Lion's Fang damage (per level):
 156 (+4%)
Parry
Parry.png
Ability: Buff
Affects: Self
Parry all incoming Basic Attacks for 1.25 seconds, reducing their damage by 100%. Stores up to 2 charges.
W
Mana Cost.png 15
Cooldown Clock.png 10
Charge
ChargeHOS.png
Ability: Target
Affects: Enemy
Charge to the target enemy, dealing damage and slowing them by 75% for 1 second.
E
Mana Cost.png 45
Cooldown Clock.png 12
Charge damage (per level):
 52 (+4%)

Heroic Abilities[edit]

Taunt
Taunt.png
Ability: Buff/Target
Affects: Enemy
Force the target Hero to attack Varian for 1.25 seconds.

Passive: Maximum Health increased by 30%.

Passive: Gain 15 Armor.
R
Mana Cost.png 20
Cooldown Clock.png 16
Colossus Smash
Colossus Smash.png
Ability: Passive/Target
Affects: Enemy
Smash a target enemy, dealing damage and lowering their Armor by 25 for 3 seconds, causing them to take 25% increased damage.

Passive: Base Attack Damage increased by 100%.

Passive:Maximum Health reduced by 10%.
R
Mana Cost.png 40
Cooldown Clock.png 20
Colossus Smash damage (per level):
 166 (+4%)
Twin Blades of Fury
Twin Blades of Fury.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Basic Attacks reduce Heroic Strike's cooldown by 9 seconds, and increase Varian's Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.

Passive: Attack Speed increased by 100%.

Passive: Base Attack Damage reduced by 20%.

Combat Trait[edit]

Heroic Strike
Heroic StrikeHOS.png
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Every 18 seconds, Varian's next Basic Attack deals bonus damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 2 seconds.
Heroic Strike damage (per level):
 145 (+3.5%)

Talents[edit]

Talents
1
Lion's Fang.png
Parry.png
High King's Quest.png
4
Parry.png
ChargeHOS.png
7
Parry.png
Second WindHOS.png
Victory Rush.png
10
Taunt.png
Colossus Smash.png
Twin Blades of Fury.png
13
ChargeHOS.png
Mortal StrikeHOS.png
Shattering Throw.png
16
Banner of Stormwind.png
Banner of Ironforge.png
Banner of Dalaran.png
20
Taunt.png
Colossus Smash.png
Twin Blades of Fury.png
Glory to the Alliance.png
Demoralizing Shout.png
Lion's Maw
Quest: Every time Lion's Fang hits a Hero, increase its damage by 4, up to 120.

Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes, the slow is increased to 40% and its duration is increased to 2 seconds.


Strategy and Role[edit]

Lore[edit]

The gladiator king of Stormwind City, Varian Wrynn, has lived many lives. His anger shook the orcish hordes; his devotion preserved a nation. By wielding the sword Shalamayne two-handed, split into twin blades, or with a shield, Varian shifts his combat tactics: charging into melee with multiple opponents, enduring punishment or dueling one-on-one. Whether King Wrynn or Lo’Gosh the Ghost Wolf stands on the battlefield, the prowess of the man remains the same.

Lore connections to other heroes[edit]

Balance Updates[edit]

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