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"It's not easy being queen. So many subjects to keep in line. So many scores to settle. I am the Swarm. And vengeance has never looked this good."

- Kerrigan(src)

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Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades, is an assassin hero from the StarCraft franchise. Kerrigan gains shields by attacking and dealing damage, and can use her wings to swoop up multiple enemies. Until January 4, 2017, Kerrigan could be obtained for free via the Nexus Challenge.

Once a Terran ghost with psionic abilities, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and transformed by the ravenous zerg into the indomitable Queen of Blades. Now freed of The Dark God Amon’s corruption, Kerrigan faces a threat that could destroy the galaxy itself.[1]

Abilities Edit

Ravage (Q)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Leap to a target, dealing 237.12 (+4% per level) damage. If the enemy dies within 1.5 seconds, this cooldown is instantly reset.

Impaling Blades (W) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 12 seconds

After 1.25 seconds, deal 261.04 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the target area, stunning them for 1 second.

Primal Grasp (E) [Cone]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Pulls enemies within the target area towards you, dealing 114.4 (+4% per level) damage.

Traits Edit

Assimilation [Passive]

Gain 10% of damage dealt from Basic Attacks and Abilities as Shields for 6 seconds. Shield amount gained doubled against Heroes. Current maximum: 1044.16 (+4% per level)

Heroic Abilities Edit

Maelstrom [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 90 seconds

Deals 37 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Lasts for 7 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Summon Ultralisk [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Summon an Ultralisk that attacks the target to deal 104 (+4% per level) damage. Attacks splash to nearby enemies for 50% damage. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Ultralisk. Lasts for 20 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
Siphoning Impact

If the targeted enemy dies within 1.5 seconds, Kerrigan heals for 10.15% of her maximum Health.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Sharpened Blades [Passive]

Impaling Blades deals 25% more damage.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Energizing Grasp

Reduces the Mana cost of Primal Grasp by 75%.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Every 5 seconds, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Stores up to 2 charges.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
Clean Kill [Passive]

If Ravage kills the target, it restores 75% of its Mana cost and increases the damage of your next Ravage by 25%.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Psionic Pulse [Passive]

After casting Primal Grasp, deal 18 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Lasts 5 seconds.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Fury of the Swarm

Your Basic Attacks splash for 60% damage around the target.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Envenom Icon

Activate to poison an enemy Hero, dealing 366.08 (+4% per level) damage over 10 seconds.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
Adaptation [Passive]

Ravage can be used to jump to allies, refunding 50% of the cooldown and 100% of the Mana cost.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Blade Torrent [Passive]

Impaling Blades radius increased by 30%.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Assimilation Mastery [Passive]

Increases the duration of Assimilation by 100%. While Assimilation is active, your Health and Mana regeneration is increased by 100%.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Bladed Momentum

Basic Attacks reduce your Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.60 seconds.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
Maelstrom [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 90 seconds

Deals 37 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Lasts for 7 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Summon Ultralisk [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Summon an Ultralisk that attacks the target to deal 104 (+4% per level) damage. Attacks splash to nearby enemies for 50% damage. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Ultralisk. Lasts for 20 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13

Increases the range of Ravage by 40%.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Double Strike

When your Basic Abilities damage an enemy, your next Basic Attack hits for 75% bonus damage.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Queen's Rush
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Activate to increase your Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. Queen's Rush is also applied for free on Takedowns.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
Aggressive Defense

Increases Shields gained from Assimilation by 100%.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
Essence for Essence
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to deal 10% of target enemy Hero's Max Health and gain Assimilation Shields for twice that amount.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
Cooldown: 25 seconds

Activate to increase Ability Power by 25% and Mana costs by 40% for 5 seconds.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20

Maelstrom size increased by 25%. Amount of Assimilation Shields generated by Maelstrom increased by 100%.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

The Ultralisk morphs into an egg when it dies. If the egg isn't killed within 4 seconds, a new Ultralisk is born.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Nexus Blades Icon New
Nexus Blades

Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage and slow enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 second.

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)

Skins Edit

Queen of Blades
Countess von Kerrigan, the Queen of Ravens
Countess Sarah von Kerrigan's bloodthirst knew no bounds. It was only a matter of time before the Vampire Slayers of Raven Court rose up against her reign of terror.
Kerrigan, the Queen of Suffering, rules over her brood of succubi with a fel iron fist. Warlocks brash enough to summon her risk facing her terrible vengeance.
Queen of Ghosts - $14.99
Kerrigan - QOG - Blue Kerrigan - QOG - Green Kerrigan - QOG - Red
Blue Green Red

Hero level, 10,000 gold
The primal zerg essences within Kerrigan cannot remain static for too long. With every kill, they incorporate their foe's strengths, becoming increasingly deadly...and spikey.

Tips Edit

Hard-engage Assassins like Kerrigan work well with Alarak, as they both have strong initiation tools that can both move and crowd control enemy Heroes caught out of position. Also, if a Kerrigan combo goes awry, Alarak’s Telekinesis is great for shoving enemy Heroes away to help her retreat back to the safety of her team.

Notes Edit

  • Kerrigan's trailer quote is an altered form of her monologue delivered in the intro of Heart of the Swarm.
  • A mini-figure of Kerrigan based on her appearance in the game was released in May, 2015.[2]

Development Edit

Kerrigan was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[3]

Blizzard DotA
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Kerrigan as she appeared in Blizzard DotA

In 2010,[4] Kerrigan was present in the game as early as its "Blizzard DotA" conception. In this version, she was an individual from the Antiverse. In this reality, she was betrayed by Raynor at New Gettysburg. She willingly embraced infestation by the zerg so that she could battle against the Terran Dominion.[5]

In terms of gameplay, Kerrigan was originally a DPS-type hero.[6] She could use her abilities to kill large numbers of enemy units simultaneously and could surprise enemy heroes with huge bursts of damage. She benefited from intelligence items.[5] She was compared to heroes like Krobelus, Darchow, or Lion from the original DotA.[7]

Kerrigan's ghost form was under consideration to be a separate hero in the game.[8] However, it has since been made an optional coloration for Nova.[9]

Kerrigan could originally ride a zergling mount.[10]

Original StatsEdit

  • Life: 2+
  • Attack: Almost 3
  • Abilities: 4
  • Speed: 3+[11]

Original AbilitiesEdit

  • Force Shield
  • Force Wave
  • Implosion
  • Maelstrom
  • Soul Siphon
  • Chain Lightning[10]

Heroes of the StormEdit

Kerrigan used to have a devouring maw ability instead of an ultralisk. This ability later went to Zagara.[12]

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch May 16, 2017Note: Dorm Cheerleader Kerrigan has been added in honor of UTA HOTS, the 2017 Heroes of the Dorm champions!
  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: The Countess Kerrigan skin now plays animations while Maelstrom is active.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 13, 2016Note: Queen of Ghosts skin added.
  • IconHotS (Patch July 27, 2016Note: Base Health decreased from 1848 to 1680; Base Health Regeneration decreased from 3.95 to 3.64 per second.
  • IconHotS (Patch July 12, 2016Note: Base Health increased from 1680 to 1848; Health Regen increased from 3.5 to 3.8 per second; Base Attack damage increased from 109 to 120.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 19, 2016Note: Kerrigan’s Abilities will no longer receive cooldown reduction for cleave damage dealt to secondary targets of her Basic Attacks after learning the Fury of the Swarm and Bladed Momentum Talents.
  • IconHotS (Patch March 29, 2016Note: Kerrigan’s prices have been reduced to $6.49 USD and 4,000 Gold.
  • IconHotS (Patch July 21, 2015Note: The Countess Kerrigan and Mecha Tassadar Skins will now default to their unique Mounts in regular games after they are purchased.

References Edit

  1. Heroes: Kerrigan, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-05-08
  2. 2015-02-19, Pre-Order FUNKO Heroes of the Storm Mystery Minis Mini-Figures. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-02-20
  3. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  4. 2016-07-14, Dustin Browder's Twitter. Accessed on 2016-08-23
  5. 5.0 5.1 2010-10-22, Kerrigan. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2010-10-22
  6. 2011-10-31, Blizzcon 2011: Blizzard DOTA FAQ, Photos, & Video. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-07
  7. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.
  8. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  9. 2013-11-09, Heroes Skin Showcase - Heroes of the Storm - Blizzcon 2013. YouTube, accessed on 2013-11-19
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mike Fahey. 2011-10-24. The Queen of Blades is No Match for the New and Improved Blizzard DOTA. Kotaku. Accessed 2012-05-13.
  11. SC2 DotA Kerrigan, StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2014-04-01
  12. 2015-05-14, We're here for a quick Q&A on the Kael'thas patch. Reddit, accessed on 2015-05-19

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