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Johanna is a hero from the Diablo series, representing the crusader class.

Johanna the Crusader hails from the Diablo universe, and in Heroes of the Storm, she takes on the role of a formidable warrior Hero who is exceptionally tenacious. She is able to shrug off blows that would crush any other hero, and she uses her flail and her shield to mete out devastating justice on the battlefield. Johanna is at the ready to oppose evil wherever it may lurk, and she’s someone you’ll want to have at your side as you answer the call of the Nexus!

Background Edit

There have been many women who have borne the name Johanna in service of the crusade, and each has given her life to purify her faith. Johanna carries on their legacy as she searches the kingdom of Khanduras for the fallen star.

Johanna was famous for her skillful shield work in combat. When she vanished, leaving her shield and favorite flail behind, many speculated that she was dead. At the least, it appeared that her journey was unplanned. She did not have an apprentice.

Gameplay Summary Edit

Strengths Edit

Weaknesses Edit

Abilities Edit

IconPunish
Punish (Q) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Step forward dealing 117.52 (+4% per level) damage and slowing enemies by 60% decaying over 2 seconds.

IconCondemn
Condemn (W) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

After 1 second, you pull nearby enemies toward you, stunning them for 0.25 seconds and dealing 55 (+4% per level) damage. Deals 200% increased damage to Minions and Mercenaries.

IconShieldGlare
Shield Glare (E) [Cone]
Mana: 45
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Deal 61.36 (+4% per level) damage to enemies and cause them to miss Basic Attacks for 1.5 seconds.

Traits Edit

IconIronSkin
Iron Skin (D)
Mana: 25
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Gain a Shield that absorbs 674 (+4% per level) damage for 4 seconds. While this Shield is active, you are Unstoppable.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconFallingSword
Falling Sword [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Johanna leaps towards an area. While in the air, she can steer the landing location by moving.

After 2 seconds Johanna lands, dealing 183 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, Stunning them for 0.188 seconds, and Slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconBlessedShield
Blessed Shield [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Deal 118.56 (+4% per level) damage and stun the first enemy hit for 1.5 seconds. Blessed Shield then bounces to 2 nearby enemies, dealing 59.28 (+4% per level) damage and stunning them for 0.75 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
IconBlock
Reinforce

Using a Basic Ability grants 50 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing damage taken by 50%.

Stores up to 2 charges.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconIronSkin
Hold Your Ground

Increases Iron Skin's Shield by 30% and its cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconLawsofHope
Laws of Hope
Cooldown: 40 seconds

Regenerating 1.5 (+4% per level) Health per second.

Activate to heal 30% of your max Health over 4 seconds.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconCondemn
Eternal Retaliation

Condemn's cooldown is lowered by 0.50 seconds for each enemy affected. Maximum of 10 targets.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconCondemn
Conviction

Movement Speed is increased by 25% while Condemn is charging up.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconShieldGlare
Sins Exposed

Shield Glare marks enemies for 4 seconds. The next time any ally damages them, they take 90 (+4% per level) extra damage and the mark is removed.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
IconPunish
Subdue

Hitting 2 or more Heroes at the same time with Punish increases the Slow to 80% and the Slow amount does not decay.

IconQuestTalent Quest: Hit 4 or more Heroes at the same time with Punish.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Punish always Slows by 80% and the Slow amount no longer decays.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconShieldGlare
Zealous Glare

Increase the Blind duration of Shield Glare by 0.5 seconds. Johanna's Basic Attacks against Heroes with Shield Glare extend its duration by 1 second, up to a maximum of 3 seconds.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconDiabolicalMomentum
Blessed Momentum

Basic Attacks reduce your Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
IconFallingSword
Falling Sword [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Johanna leaps towards an area. While in the air, she can steer the landing location by moving.

After 2 seconds Johanna lands, dealing 183 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, Stunning them for 0.188 seconds, and Slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconBlessedShield
Blessed Shield [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Deal 118.56 (+4% per level) damage and stun the first enemy hit for 1.5 seconds. Blessed Shield then bounces to 2 nearby enemies, dealing 59.28 (+4% per level) damage and stunning them for 0.75 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
IconPunish
Roar

Increase Punish's damage by 25%. This bonus is increased to 150% whenever Punish hits 2 or more Heroes.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconBurningRage
Holy Fury

Deal 12 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Each Hero hit by Condemn increases this damage by 40% for 5 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconCondemn
Blessed Hammer
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to create 2 hammers that spiral outward from Johanna, dealing 84 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit.

Hitting Heroes with Shield Glare reduces the cooldown of this Ability by 8 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
IconShieldGlare
Holy Renewal

Every enemy Hero affected by Shield Glare heals you for 118.56 (+4% per level).


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconIronSkin
Fanaticism

Increase the duration of Iron Skin by 2 seconds. While Iron Skin is active, Johanna gains 8% Movement Speed each time she takes damage, up to 40%.


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
IconFallingSword
Heaven's Fury

While in the air, holy bolts rain down on enemies dealing 78 (+4% per level) damage and reducing the cooldown of Falling Sword by 3 seconds for each enemy hit.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconBlessedShield
Radiating Faith

Increases Blessed Shield's stun duration by 33% and maximum enemies hit by 2.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconIndestructible
Indestructible

Upon taking fatal damage, gain a Shield equal to your maximum Health for 4 seconds. This ability has a 120 second cooldown.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconStormShield
Blinded by the Light
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to grant nearby allied Heroes a Shield equal to 25% of their maximum Health for 3 seconds.

Hitting Heroes with Shield Glare reduces the cooldown of this Ability by 5 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Cassiaplate
Cassia deals additional damage versus Heroes that are blinded. She has her own way to do so with Blinding Light but has no objections to working alongside allies that can also help her out! Johanna brings a pretty healthy Warrior kit that also excels against auto-attacking enemies while sporting her own blind – Shield Glare. If the enemy is smugly sporting a hefty axe-slinger (looking at you Zul'jin), bringing this pair against him will dull his axes real quick!


Gul'danplate
Gul'dan is a hero that needs a defensive Warrior to help peel for him and keep him safe. Johanna fits the bill with slows, blinds, and enemy displacement.


Kel'Thuzadplate
Similarly to Arthas, Johanna can provide much needed peeling and crowd control so Kel'Thuzad can efficiently land his skillshots, being able to efficiently group them together using Condemn. Johanna is particularly more useful than Arthas in this case, as she can prevent strong divers, such as Illidan, from reaching Kel'Thuzad, mostly thanks to her Shield Glare.


Malthaelplate
Johanna is very effective at peeling and crowd control, which is great to protect Malthael while allowing him to spread his Reaper's Mark. Condemn can effectively pull enemies together so Malthael can hit as many as possible with Tormented Souls.


Effective against Edit

The Butcherplate
Johanna is sturdy and can get personal with The Butcher without much retaliation. Her Shield Glare, Condemn and Blessed Shield are all powerful tools to peel The Butcher away from his targets.


Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

Crusader of Zakarum (base)
Johanna - Crusader of Zakarum Johanna - Ivory Johanna - Onyx Johanna - Scarlet
Crusader of Zakarum Ivory Onyx Scarlet IconShard100
Centurion IconShard100
At Emperor Severus's command, an entire legion marched against the portal of the gods. All but one returned home, a single centurion taken as punishment for man's hubris.
Johanna - Centurion Johanna - Centurion - Amaranth Johanna - Centurion - Royal
Centurion Amaranth Royal
Sacred Oath IconShard100
The Crusader's armor is an emblem of their identity. Over the centuries it is constantly molded and reshaped to fit the needs and personality of its current master.
Johanna - Sacred Oath Johanna - Sacred Oath - Azure Johanna - Sacred Oath - Crimson
Sacred Oath Azure Crimson
Spellbreaker IconShard400
While most spellbreakers serve in defense of Quel'thalas, Johanna has embarked on a crusade to purify the lands of Lordaeron, instead. She will not rest until her homeland is restored.
Johanna - Spellbreaker Johanna - Spellbreaker - Iron Johanna - Spellbreaker - Kaldorei Johanna - SB - Holy
Spellbreaker Iron Kaldorei Holy IconShard600

Development Edit

The crusader was listed for possible inclusion as early as February, 2014. It was stated that in the event of the crusader's inclusion, the game's developers would correspond with those of Team 3, who are responsible for development of the Diablo franchise. Feedback would be given on the "essence" of the Crusader, as the number of abilities the crusader could have in Heroes of the Storm would be much smaller than in Diablo III.[1] The model of a female crusader was shown at BlizzCon 2014.[2]

Notes Edit

  • The Crusader order was formed over 200 years ago. This was years after the Zakarum church became the guardian of Mephisto's soulstone.
  • The Crusaders' mission was to find some way to cleanse the corruption from the church, but the "thing" that could cleanse the church was a mystery.
  • When the Crusader dies, the apprentice takes over. The apprentice takes the armor, shield and even the name of the Crusader who trained them.

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch October 11, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health increased from 2179 to 2350; Health regen increased from 4.5 to 4.9.
  • IconHotS (Patch July 11, 2017Note: Holy Spellbreaker Johanna added.
  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: +25 Physical Armor; Health reduced from 2451 to 2179; Health Regen reduced from 5.11 to 4.54.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 2, 2016Note: Johanna’s prices have been reduced to $6.49 USD and 4,000 Gold.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 6, 2015Note: Centurion Johanna has received updated cloth physics. The voiceover for Johanna's Falling Sword and Blessed Shield abilities can no longer be heard globally.
  • IconHotS (Patch July 21, 2015Note: Johanna's death audio will no longer play globally.
  • IconHotS (Patch June 2, 2015Note: Added to game.

References Edit

  1. 2014-02-07, Heroes of the Storm Developer Q&A Part 2 (Jan 22, 2014) – Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-06-11
  2. 2014-11-07, Heroes of the Storm Panel - Live Update. Heroes Nexus, accessed on 2014-11-08

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