Evolve Monstrosity (R) [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 90 seconds

Turn an allied Minion or Locust into a Monstrosity. When enemy Minions near the Monstrosity die, it gains 5% Health and 5% Basic Attack damage, stacking up to 40 times. The Monstrosity takes 50% less damage from Minions and Structures.

Using Symbiote on the Monstrosity allows you to control it, in addition to Symbiote's normal benefits.

Evolve Monstrosity

Notes Edit

  • The health of the monstrosity is 1000 (+4% per level).

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch April 24, 2018Note: The number of Minions Absorbed stacks no longer appear inconsistent in the Buff bar after Abathur dies while a Monstrosity is active.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 13, 2016Note: Evolve Monstrosity can no longer push Minions or captured Mercenaries by walking into them.
  • IconHotS (Patch June 14, 2016Note: Fixed an issue that allowed Evolve Monstrosity to pick up coins and gems, which were then permanently lost upon death.
  • IconHotS (Patch April 12, 2016Note: Maximum Minion stacks increased from 30 to 40.; Health increased from 931 (+4% per level) to 1000 (+4% per level).
  • IconHotS (Patch October 6, 2015Note: Pressing R with a Monstrosity active will now automatically cast Symbiote on the Monstrosity and move your camera to its position.
  • IconHotS (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Abathur’s Evolve Monstrosity cooldown will no longer begin counting down when Abathur is killed while a Monstrosity remains alive.