"Experience has taught the protoss that when we do not fight together, we die alone. We shall not see defeat this day. For we stand as one. Our differences will not divide us, but make us stronger. Together, we will defend the Nexus with honor, and earn our glory. I am Hierarch Artanis, leader of all protoss. And in unity, there is strength."
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.
Dash forward and deal 59.28 (+4% per level) damage to enemies, then return and deal 177.84 (+4% per level) damage. Every enemy hit reduces the cooldown on Shield Overload by 1 second, and Heroes by 2 seconds.
Quest: Every Minion killed near you grants 0.2 Attack Damage, and Takedowns grant 0.5 Attack Damage. Reward: Upon gaining 40 bonus Attack Damage, you can also activate Seasoned Marksman to increase your Attack Speed by 40% for 3 seconds. 60 second cooldown.
Purifier 100 Shortly after reactivation, Artanis purged Aiur of the protoss in an act of open rebellion. Now the Hierarch of the Purifiers leads his people on a quest to cleanse the sector of all organic life.
Shogun 400 The Daelaam Shogunaete is not blind to its people's suffering. Artanis, the newly appointed Shogun, has sworn to bring the Lenassa to justice before another clan falls to their dark blades.
Daelaam Artanis 100 The Khala is lost, and the war against Amon rages across the Koprulu Sector. Aboard the Spear of Adun, Artanis and his forces are the last hope against annihilation.
Hierarch Artanis 100 As hierarch, Artanis strives for unity among his people. Drawing inspiration from the cultures of both Aiur and Shakuras, his ceremonial armor is a symbol of (sic) their combined strength.
As early as 2011 Artanis was considered as a playable hero in Heroes of the Storm. Originally, Fenix was going to be the first StarCraft warrior hero, but as Fenix was put on the backburner, Artanis received the position.
As of BlizzCon 2015, the development team is looking to give Artanis a death animation more fitting of his lore.
The "Test Model" variation of his Purifier skin is a reference to Evangelion Unit 01 from Neon Genesis Evangelion. This is made even more evident as in the series, EVA 01 is referred as a "Test Model" as well.
(Patch March 14, 2017) Note:Reduced the period during which Artanis is locked in place during his Basic Attacks to be consistent with other Heroes with similar attack timings.; Allies will no longer hear Artanis’s death voiceover globally.
(Patch March 14, 2017) Note:Basic Attack has received animation adjustments to coincide with his new Basic Attack timing.
(Patch July 27, 2016) Note:Health increased from 2245 to 2470; Health Regen increased from 4.68 to 5.15.
(Patch July 12, 2016) Note:Purifier Artanis’ blades have been slightly scaled down to better fit within his armor.
(Patch April 19, 2016) Note:Health reduced from 2335 (+4% per level) to 2245 (+4% per level).; Health Regeneration reduced from approximately 4.86 (+4% per level) to 4.67 (+4% per level).
(Patch March 9, 2016) Note:Health increased from 2245 (+4% per level) to 2335 (+4% per level); Health Regeneration increased from approximately 4.67 per second (+4% per level) to approximately 4.86 per second (+4% per level).