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Heroes of the Storm, Artanis Escapes the Void and Joins the Storm

Heroes of the Storm has welcomed Artanis to its roster of playable characters last week for those who pre-purchased StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Today, Artanis is officially available to all players of Blizzard’s popular MOBA.

Artanis comes at a great time as Heroes of the Storm is holding a special Hallow’s End event until November 17. Players can pick up a new mount, skin, and portrait as well as earn double experience points, although the XP event will only last until November 3, so you better get in as many games as possible until then.


Artanis, one of the main protagonists from Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, has joined Heroes of the Storm! Artanis acts as an off-tank, with tanky and ouchy hero abilities. His trait, Shield Overload, gives Artanis a shield when he is damaged below 50% of his total HP. And he is able to repositions enemies and strikes with his blades.


When the First Contact War ended, Aiur had been conquered by the zerg Swarm. The protoss stood on the brink of oblivion, at risk of seeing their civilization disappear entirely. It was Artanis, a young executor, who prevented a bloody civil war and guided both the Khalai and Nerazim factions through the chaos of the Brood War. Now, with the Golden Armada at his command, he intends to take back Aiur and prepare his people for the final battle against an ancient and indomitable enemy.

Hierarch Artanis is an indomitable warrior who seeks to unify his beleaguered people. As a renowned Templar with centuries of experience, Artanis combines martial prowess and tactical acumen—striking swiftly with his psi-blades, taking the brunt of enemy assaults with his shields, or calling upon his flagship, the Spear of Adun, to turn his foes into dust. He’ll let nothing stand in his way to restore the glory of the protoss.