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Franchise-diablo This character is from the Diablo universe.

"Kneel before the Lord of Terror."

- Diablo(src)

Diablo is the main antagonist of the Diablo series. He has made a few appearances in the StarCraft and Warcraft series as well. In Heroes of the Storm, Diablo is a warrior-type character, able to jump right into a melee, soaking up damage and dealing it back threefold.[1]

Background Edit

Known in the ancient tongue as Al'Diabolos, the Prime Evil Reincarnate, the Demon Lord Diablo seeks to claim the world of Sanctuary for the Burning Hells. His victims are innumerable, his schemes unknowable, his gender malleable, with his own occupation as an artist of fear having risen to greater prominence since the character was created in 1996 in the first Diablo game.

Abilities Edit

For ability and trait patch changes, see Diablo/Patch changes.
Shadow Charge (Q)
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Charge an enemy, knocking them back, dealing 54 (+8 per level) damage, and then stunning them for 0.5 seconds. If the enemy collides with terrain, they are stunned for 1 second instead.

Fire Stomp (W)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 6 seconds

Unleashes fire waves in all directions that deal 43 (+10 per level) damage each.

Overpower (E)
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Grabs the target and slams it behind Diablo, dealing 46 (+6 per level) damage and stunning for 0.25 seconds.

Traits Edit

Black Soulstone [Passive]

Gain 10 Souls per Hero killed, or 1 per Minion. For each Soul, gain .20% maximum Health. If you have 100 Souls upon dying, you resurrect in 5 seconds and lose 100 Souls. Maximum 100 Souls.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Apocalypse (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Create a demonic rune under each enemy Hero on the battleground. After 1.75 seconds the rune explodes dealing 300 damage and stunning for 2 seconds.

Lightning Breath (R)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Become Unstoppable while channeling lightning that deals 1760 damage over 4 seconds. The direction of the Lightning changes with your mouse cursor position.

Talents Edit

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Level1 Block Soul Feast Devil's Due Overwhelming Force
Level4 Demonic Strength Soul Catcher Fire Devil Essence of the Slain
Level7 Battle Momentum Soul Steal From the Shadows Devastating Charge
Level10 Apocalypse Lightning Breath
Level13 Life Leech Firestorm Spell Shield Siphon the Dead
Level16 Rampage Continuous Overpower Domination Imposing Presence
Level20 Dying Breath Hellstorm Lord of Terror Bolt of the Storm

Skins Edit

Lord of Terror

Bringing a whole new meaning to "Holy Terror."


The scientists of Tristram Labs had grown overconfident. They believed the power of the atom was finally under their control. They were wrong.


It is with hushed whispers the fishermen of Stormwind speak of the Lord of the Depths. His very name an eternal curse upon any angler foolish enough to speak it aloud: Lurkablo.

Hero level, 10,000 gold

The heroes foolishly believed shattering his soulstone upon the Hellforge would end his reign. Now, adorned with the Hellforge's remnants, he would shatter every bone in their bodies in return.

Quotes and Facts Edit

See also: Diablo quotations

  • Samwise Didier likes to joke that Lurkablo is the offspring of Diablo and a murloc.[2]
  • A mini-figure of Diablo based on his appearance in the game was released in May 2015.[3]

Development Edit

In a 2011 build of the game, Diablo was considered as a boss for the now canceled Tristram map.[4] By April 2012, it appeared that Diablo had become a playable character.[5]

As of BlizzCon 2015, the development team is looking to give Artanis a death animation more fitting of his lore.[6]

Removed skinsEdit



The government of Neo-Tristram grew overconfident as their experiments yielded more and more nuclear energy. They thought the power of the atom was under their control. They were wrong. (original description)


Related Content Edit


Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls players who log in to Heroes during the three weeks following the release of today's patch will permanently receive Diablo in Heroes of the Storm.


  1. 2013-11-08, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Fact Sheet. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-10
  2. 2013-11-10, Blizzcon 2013: Heroes of the Storm - Overview. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-09
  3. 2015-02-19, Pre-Order FUNKO Heroes of the Storm Mystery Minis Mini-Figures. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-02-20
  4. 2013-11-11, Heroes of the Storm: Sixen Interviews Dustin Browder. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
  5. 2014-05-21, Blizzard set out to make a StarCraft mod, and instead reinvented gaming's most popular genre. Polygon, accessed on 2014-05-22
  6. 2015-11-06, Heroes of the Storm – Hero Deep Dive | Summary. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-11-09

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