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Artanis is a Melee Warrior Hero from the StarCraft universe. Individuals who purchase (or pre-ordered) Legacy of the Void will gain free access to him in Heroes of the Storm.[1]

Background Edit

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.[2]

Gameplay Summary Edit

Strengths Edit

  • Strong waveclear and solo
  • Pairs well with melee enablers
  • Both heroics have global range
  • Phase Prism can isolate and counter divers
  • Good in chasing targets with large selection of abilities

Weaknesses Edit

  • Shield Overload has limited capacity and requires time to recharge even when Artanis is attacking
  • Dependent on aggressive play even though his sustain is limited
  • Powerless when escaping

AbilitiesEdit

IconBladeDash
Blade Dash (Q)
Mana: 55
Cooldown: 10 seconds

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.

IconTwinBlades
Twin Blades (W)
Mana: 20
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Your next Basic Attack immediately causes you to charge a short distance and strike the enemy 2 times.

IconPhasePrism
Phase Prism (E) [Skillshot]
Mana: 70
Cooldown: 16 seconds

Fire a Phase Prism that deals 68.64 (+4% per level) damage to Heroes and swaps your position with theirs. Can be used during Blade Dash.

Traits Edit

IconShieldOverload
Shield Overload [Trait, Passive]
Cooldown: 24 seconds

If you take damage while below 75% Health, gain a 375 (+4% per level) point Shield for 5 seconds. Your Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Shield Overload by 4 seconds.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconSupressionPulse
Suppression Pulse [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Fire a large area pulse from the Spear of Adun, dealing 118.56 (+4% per level) damage and Blinding enemies for 4 seconds. Unlimited range.

IconPurifierBeam
Purifier Beam [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Target an enemy Hero with an orbital beam from the Spear of Adun, dealing 191.36 (+4% per level) damage per second for 8 seconds. The beam will chase the target as they move. Unlimited range.

Talents Edit

Tier 1, Hero Level 1 Edit

IconTwinBlades
Reactive Parry
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Using Twin Blades grants 50 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing its damage by 50%. Stores up to 2 charges.

IconAmateurOpponent
Amateur Opponent
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Twin Blades attacks deal 150% bonus damage versus non-Heroic enemies.

IconSeasonedMarksman
Seasoned Marksman
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent Quest: Every Minion killed near you grants 0.2 Attack Damage, and Takedowns grant 0.5 Attack Damage.
IconQuestTalent 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.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4 Edit

IconTemplarsZeal
Psionic Synergy
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Increases Blade Dash's cooldown reduction of Shield Overload by hitting Heroes by 2 seconds.

IconShieldOverload
Shield Battery
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Shield Overload's cooldown recharges 50% faster while its shield is active, and the shield duration is increased by 1 second.

IconShieldSurge
Shield Surge
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Increases Shield Overload's Shields by 75% (+4% per level) while below 25% Health.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7 Edit

IconBladeDash
Solarite Reaper
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Increases the damage of the first dash of Blade Dash by 150%.

IconPhasePrism
Warp Sickness
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Phase Prism also slows the enemy's Movement Speed by 35% for 4 seconds.

IconChronoSurge
Chrono Surge
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Hitting an enemy Hero with Phase Prism grants 75% bonus Attack Speed for 5 seconds.

IconUntouchable
Follow Through
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

After using an ability, your next Basic Attack within 6 seconds deals 40% additional damage.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10 Edit

IconSupressionPulse
Suppression Pulse [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Fire a large area pulse from the Spear of Adun, dealing 118.56 (+4% per level) damage and Blinding enemies for 4 seconds. Unlimited range.

IconPurifierBeam
Purifier Beam [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Target an enemy Hero with an orbital beam from the Spear of Adun, dealing 191.36 (+4% per level) damage per second for 8 seconds. The beam will chase the target as they move. Unlimited range.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13 Edit

IconTemplarsZeal
Templar's Zeal
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Blade Dash cooldown recharges 300% faster while you are below 50% Health.

IconTwinBlades
Triple Strike
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Increases Twin Blades's number of Basic Attacks to 3. Increases the cooldown of Twin Blades by 1 second.

IconPhasePrism
Graviton Vortex
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Phase Prism pulls and damages an additional enemy Hero near the first. Reduces the cooldown of Phase Prism by 5 seconds.

IconShieldOverload
Phase Bulwark
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

When Shield Overload activates, you take 50% less damage from Abilities for 4 seconds.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16 Edit

IconAmateurOpponent
Titan Killer
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Twin Blades attacks against Heroes deal an additional 2% of the target's maximum Health in damage.

 

Tier 7, Hero Level 20 Edit

IconSupressionPulse
Orbital Bombardment
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Suppression Pulse gains an additional charge. There is a 10 second cooldown between uses.

IconPurifierBeam
Target Purified
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

If the target of Purifier Beam dies, it automatically recasts on the nearest enemy Hero.

 

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Cassiaplate
You know you’re in trouble when both the leader of the Protoss Daelaam and an Amazon team-up together. Pairing Cassia up with a front-line bruiser such as Artanis is rarely a bad idea. Not only can Artanis soak the spell damage that Cassia wants to avoid, but he also helps keep the enemy distracted long enough for her to whittle them down with lightning. If that wasn’t enough, Suppression Pulse is guaranteed to embolden Cassia’s damage against an entire team.


Effective against Edit

Stukovplate
With no inherent mobility, Stukov can do little to dodge Artanis’ Phase Prism, and cannot get away from the dash of his Twin Blades. Likewise, Artanis’ Purifier Beam is all but guaranteed to get decent value on Stukov.

Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

Hierarch of the Daelaam (base)
Zer'atai is free for those who have purchased StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.
Artanis - HD - White Artanis - HD - Red Artanis - HD - Blue Artanis - HD - Zer'atal
Hierarch of the Daelaam Vermilion Onyx Zer'atai IconShard 150
Purifier IconShard 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.
Features altered voice-over.
Artanis - PF - White Artanis - PF - Red Artanis - PF - Purple
Purifier Crimson Test Model
Daelaam IconShard 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.
Artanis - DAEL - White Artanis - DAEL - Blue Artanis - DAEL - Red
Daelaam Azure Scarlet
Hierarch IconShard 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.
Artanis - Master - Gold Artanis - Master - Purple Artanis - Master - Green
Hierarch Violet Jade
Shogun IconShard 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.
Features themed abilities.
Artanis - SG - White Artanis - SG - Black Artanis - SG - Red Artanis - SG - Purple
Shogun Shadow Vengeful Twilight

DevelopmentEdit

As early as 2011 Artanis was considered as a playable hero in Heroes of the Storm.[3] Originally, Fenix was going to be the first StarCraft warrior hero, but as Fenix was put on the backburner, Artanis received the position.[4]

As of BlizzCon 2015, the development team is looking to give Artanis a death animation more fitting of his lore.[5]

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • Artanis's name is "Sinatra" spelled backwards. It is also one of the names of Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings.

Patch changes Edit

  • Patch (Patch March 27, 2018Note: Zer’atai Artanis added.
  • Patch (Patch December 12, 2017Note: Artanis’ prices have been reduced to 7,000 Gold and 625 Gems.
  • Patch (Patch March 14, 2017Note: 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 (Patch March 14, 2017Note: Basic Attack has received animation adjustments to coincide with his new Basic Attack timing.
  • Patch (Patch December 14, 2016Note: Received updated visual effects and talent icon color tints.
  • Patch (Patch July 27, 2016Note: Health increased from 2245 to 2470; Health Regen increased from 4.68 to 5.15.
  • Patch (Patch July 12, 2016Note: Purifier Artanis’ blades have been slightly scaled down to better fit within his armor.
  • Patch (Patch April 19, 2016Note: 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 (Patch March 9, 2016Note: 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).
  • Patch (Patch November 17, 2015Note: Artanis has received improvements for his walk animations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2015-09-13, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launches Nov 10, 2015. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-09-15
  2. Artanis, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-10-28
  3. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  4. 2015-08-16, If you are waiting for Fenix, I have some news from GamesCom. Reddit, accessed on 2015-08-22
  5. 2015-11-06, Heroes of the Storm – Hero Deep Dive | Summary. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-11-09

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