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Elite Tauren Chieftain, Rock God, or ETC for short, is a medium difficulty melee warrior. Aside from the amazing ability to wield five guitars and a keytar at once, ETC's greatest talent is to leap anywhere on the battlefield, making him extremely mobile despite being a hulking mass of hairy muscle. He's able to knock around and stun enemies with guitar solos and, if he plays a particularly sweet tune, he can buff his friends.

The Power of the Horde incarnated by brutal rhythms and blistering guitar riffs into the form of the most elite tauren chieftain to ever headbang across the surface of Azeroth. Don't bother putting on socks. He's just going to rock them off anyways.

Background Edit

Elite Tauren Chieftain (abbreviated for simplicity as ETC), previously: Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain, 'The Artists Formerly Known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain ('TAFKAL80ETC), Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain (L80ETC), Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain (L70ETC), Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftain (L60ETC), and originally Tenth Level Tauren Chieftain (L10TC), is an American band composed of employees of Blizzard Entertainment. The band's virtual alter ego, The Tauren Chieftains, appear in World of Warcraft as a band comprised of members of the Horde, and retain the logo used by the Level 70 Elite incarnation of the real-life band. Their gimmick revolves around writing content that is based on mainly subjects related to the Warcraft universe, though they have more recently extended into StarCraft and Diablo lore as well. The band debuted in 2003 with their first song, "Power of the Horde", which was featured in the credits of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

Abilities Edit

IconPowerslide
Powerslide (Q) [Skillshot]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Slide to a location dealing 94.64 (+4% per level) damage and stunning enemies hit for 1.25 second.

IconFaceMelt
Face Melt (W)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Deals 70.72 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, knocking them back.

IconGuitarSolo
Guitar Solo (E)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Regenerate 68.64 (+4% per level) Health per second for 4 seconds.

Traits Edit

IconRockstar
Rockstar [Trait, Passive]

After E.T.C. uses a Basic or Heroic ability, he gains 20 Armor for 2 seconds. This effect does not stack with itself.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconMoshPit
Mosh Pit [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 120 seconds

After 0.75 seconds, channel to stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconStageDive
Stage Dive [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 75 seconds

Leap to target location, landing after 2.75 seconds, dealing 343.2 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area, and slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
IconGuitarSolo
Guitar Hero

While Guitar Solo is active, you heal for 50% of the damage dealt by Basic Attacks.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconProgRock
Prog Rock

IconQuestTalent Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe permanently increases the healing per second of Guitar Solo by 5, to a maximum of 100.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After reaching 100 increased healing, Guitar Solo also heals nearby allied Heroes for 50 (+4% per level) Health every second while it is active.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconRockstar
Block Party

Rockstar gives allies a stack of Block, granting 50 Physical Armor against the next Hero Basic Attack for 8 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 50%. Maximum 2 stacks of Block.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconPowerslide
Crowd Surfer

Allows Powerslide to travel over walls and terrain.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconFaceMelt
Loud Speakers

Increases the range and knockback of Face Melt by 50%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconSpeedMetal
Speed Metal

Rockstar also gives 15% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
IconPinballWizard
Pinball Wizard

Face Melt does 300% more damage to enemies recently affected by Powerslide.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconEchoPedal
Echo Pedal

Using a Basic or Heroic Ability releases two pulses of 15 (+4% per level) damage. This deals 250% bonus damage to Minions and Mercenaries. The first occurs instantly, the second occurs 2 seconds later.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconRockstar
Hammer-on

After using an Ability, your next 2 Basic Attacks deal 35% more damage.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
IconMoshPit
Mosh Pit [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 120 seconds

After 0.75 seconds, channel to stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconStageDive
Stage Dive [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 75 seconds

Leap to target location, landing after 2.75 seconds, dealing 343.2 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area, and slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
IconFaceMelt
Mic Check

Hitting at least 2 targets with Face Melt reduces its cooldown by 6 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconFaceMelt
Encore

Face Melt leaves an Amp behind, which will knock enemies away again 2 seconds later.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconFaceMelt
Face Smelt

Face Melt slows enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
IconPowerslide
Show Stopper

After using Powerslide, gain 15 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing all damage taken by 15%.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconGuitarSolo
Aggressive Shredding

Your Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Guitar Solo by 0.75 seconds.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconImposingPresence
Imposing Presence

Heroes that attack you have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.

Activate to Slow the Attack Speed of nearby Heroes and Summons by 50% and Slow their Movement Speed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
IconMoshPit
Tour Bus

Mosh Pit refreshes the cooldown of Powerslide. You can Powerslide during Mosh Pit, which also increases its duration by 2 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconStageDive
Crowd Pleaser

Stage Dive's impact area is 50% bigger, and its cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds for every enemy Hero hit.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconDeathMetal
Death Metal

Upon dying, a ghost uses Mosh Pit at your location.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconStormShield
Storm Shield
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Bolt of the Storm Icon New
Bolt of the Storm [Active]
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Activate to teleport to a nearby location.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Alarakplate
Alarak works well with Heroes who help set up kills with crowd control effects. Alarak’s follow-up combo with Telekinesis and Discord Strike is particularly strong when combined with Heroes like E.T.C. who can quickly force enemy Heroes out of position. What’s also great about this combo is that both Alarak and E.T.C. can be the start of a crowd control chain on an enemy hero as long as they are coordinated enough to space their abilities properly. This makes it doubly scary for an enemy team to be near them, as either one can isolate and kill someone in seconds.


D.Vaplate
E.T.C. provides plenty of disabling effects that D.Va lacks, so together they form a potent team that can both peel and jump onto an enemy with Boosters and Power Slide. If E.T.C. uses Mosh Pit, D.Va can drop a Self-Destructing Mech in the middle of the party for some spectacular results.


Effective against Edit

Genjiplate
Heroes that can lock Genji down after he dives the enemy team’s backline can be a challenge for the cybernetic ninja. ETC’s Powerslide and Face Melt combo can lock Genji down long enough to allow for nearby allies to secure a quick kill.


Skins Edit

Rock God (base)
ETC - Rock God ETC - Light ETC - Dark
Rock God Light Dark
Glam Metal IconShard100
The Elite Tauren Chieftan has been rocking the world for a long time, man. He's seen fashions come and fashions go, but neon pants and feathered hair? Those are forever.
ETC - Glam Metal ETC - Glam Metal - Platinum ETC - Glam Metal - Azure ETC - Glam Metal - Leopard
Glam Metal Platinum Azure Leopard
Black Metal IconShard100
Some bands paint their faces and play death metal. E.T.C. however, IS death metal.
ETC - Black Metal ETC - Black Metal - Furious ETC - Black Metal - Gold
Black Metal Furious Gold & Black
Pure Country IconShard400
After E.T.C's pickup truck broke down and his dog died there was really only one thing left for him to do-- go country! Time to bring a whole new meaning to cowboy.
ETC - Pure Country ETC - Pure Country - Checked ETC - Pure Country - Striped
Pure Country Checked Striped
L800 IconShard600
Even in the far flung future of 2504, Level 800 Elite Tauren Chieftain is still 'terran up the night.
ETC - L800 ETC - L800 - Angelic ETC - L800 - Doombringer ETC - L800 - Horde
L800 Angelic Doombringer Horde
ETC - L800 - Shock ETC - L800 - Spectre
Shock Spectre

Development Edit

ETC was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • A 2UP figure of ETC will be available in 2015, based on his appearance in Heroes of the Storm.[4]

Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch August 8, 2017Note: L800 E.T.C., Angelic L800 E.T.C., Horde L800 E.T.C., Jungle L800 E.T.C., Shock L800 E.T.C., Spectre L800 E.T.C. skins added.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 31, 2017Note: Attack Speed increased from 1 to 1.25 attacks per second.
  • IconHotS (Patch April 20, 2017Note: Health increased from 2100 to 2180; Health Regeneration increased from 4.375 to 4.543.
  • IconHotS (Patch April 4, 2017Note: Radius adjusted to better match actual model size.; Health reduced from 2428 to 2100; Health Regeneration reduced from 5.06 to 4.37.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 10, 2016Note: Maximum Base Health decreased from 2556 to 2428; Base Health Regen from 5.32 to 5.06.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 18, 2016Note: Received additional facial animation polish.; Received custom Hearthstone animations.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 17, 2016Note: Adjusted the positioning of a spike at the base of Master E.T.C.’s guitar.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 6, 2015Note: Health increased from 1040 (+240 per level) to 1050 (+250 per level).

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  2. 2013-12-11, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm Overview Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-04-25
  3. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.
  4. 2015-02-14, Toy Fair NY 2015 NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures Photos. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-02-15

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