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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)

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.

Background Edit

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

Deals 550 (110 + 22 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 40 (+10 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. Maximum: 2,200 (200 + 100 per level)

Heroic Abilities Edit

Maelstrom (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Deals 150 (50 + 5 per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Lasts for 9 seconds.

Summon Ultralisk (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Summon an Ultralisk that attacks the target to deal 200 (40 + 8 per level) damage. Attacks splash to nearby enemies for 50% damage. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Ultralisk. Lasts for 20 seconds.

Talents Edit

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Level1 Siphoning Impact Sharpened Blades Energizing Grasp Block
Level4 Clean Kill Psionic Pulse Fury of the Swarm Envenom
Level7 Adaptation Blade Torrent Assimilation Mastery Bladed Momentum
Level10 Maelstrom Summon Ultralisk
Level13 Eviscerate Double Strike Queen's Rush
Level16 Aggressive Defense Essence for Essence Overdrive
Level20 Omegastorm Torrasque Nexus Blades Bolt of the Storm

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.facing her terrible vengeance.
Queen of Ghosts
not yet implemented
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.

Quotes and Facts Edit

See also: Kerrigan quotations

  • 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

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Kerrigan as she appeared in Blizzard DotA

In 2010,[3] 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.[4]

In terms of gameplay, Kerrigan was originally a DPS-type hero.[5] 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.[4] She was compared to heroes like Krobelus, Darchow, or Lion from the original DotA.[6]

Kerrigan's ghost form was under consideration to be a separate hero in the game.[7] However, it has since been made an optional coloration for Nova.[8]

Kerrigan could originally ride a zergling mount.[9]

Original StatsEdit

  • Life: 2+
  • Attack: Almost 3
  • Abilities: 4
  • Speed: 3+[10]

Original AbilitiesEdit

  • Force Shield
  • Force Wave
  • Implosion
  • Maelstrom
  • Soul Siphon
  • Chain Lightning[9]

Heroes of the StormEdit

Kerrigan used to have a devouring maw ability instead of an ultralisk. This ability later went to Zagara.[11]

Removed SkinsEdit

Original model, since removed

''Kerrigan, the Queen of Suffering, rules over her brood of succubi with a fel iron fist. Warlocks foolish enough to summon her will incur a wrath more terrible than any have ever known. (original description)

Related Content Edit


Patch changes Edit

  • 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. 2016-07-14, Dustin Browder's Twitter. Accessed on 2016-08-23
  4. 4.0 4.1 2010-10-22, Kerrigan. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2010-10-22
  5. 2011-10-31, Blizzcon 2011: Blizzard DOTA FAQ, Photos, & Video. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-07
  6. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.
  7. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  8. 2013-11-09, Heroes Skin Showcase - Heroes of the Storm - Blizzcon 2013. YouTube, accessed on 2013-11-19
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mike Fahey. 2011-10-24. The Queen of Blades is No Match for the New and Improved Blizzard DOTA. Kotaku. Accessed 2012-05-13.
  10. SC2 DotA Kerrigan, StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2014-04-01
  11. 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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