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"As king, I dedicated my life to Tristram and served its people with all my heart. In exchange, they called me a madman and betrayed me! But I have returned... stronger than ever. These so-called 'heroes' think they can destroy me, but I cannot be killed again! Here in the Nexus, I will have my revenge. I am Leoric, the Skeleton King... and I will only choose allies who I know will never betray me!"

- Leoric(src)

Leoric, the Skeleton King is a warrior hero from the Diablo franchise. He is a slow-moving front-line warrior that never truly dies, haunting the battlefield as a ghost before reforming on the field.[1]

Background Edit

Madness. Betrayal. Death. These are the legacy of the Black King Leoric's reign. Driven to madness by the spirit of Diablo, Leoric brought untold suffering on his people. Even in death there was no release for the Skeleton King.

Abilities Edit

Skeletal Swing (Q) [Cone]
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Swing in front of you to deal 85 (+8.5 per level) damage and slow enemies by 40% for 2.5 seconds. Deals double damage to non-Hero-non-Structure enemies.

Undying: Skeletal Swing becomes Ghastly Swing. Ghastly Swing deals no damage, but slows enemies by 40%.

Drain Hope (W)
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 11 seconds

Grab an enemy Hero's soul, dealing up to 25% of their maximum Health as damage and healing you for up to 25% of your maximum Health while you are nearby, over 4 seconds. You are slowed by 20% while this is active.

Undying: Drain Hope becomes Drain Essence. Throw out a chain, attaching to the first enemy Hero hit healing you for up to 12.5% of your maximum Health over 4 seconds as long as you remain close to the enemy.

Wraith Walk (E)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Separate from your body, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed accelerating up to 50% over 2.5 seconds. When Wraith Walk ends or is canceled, your body jumps to your wraith.

Traits Edit

Undying (Trait)

Become a ghost when you die, and resurrect upon reaching full Health. Your Abilities and Talents don't do damage while dead, but will still heal you for 50% of their normal amount, causing you to cheat death.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Entomb (R)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Create an unpathable tomb in front of you for 4 seconds.

March of the Black King (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Become Unstoppable and swing your mace three times, healing yourself for 7% of your maximum Health for each enemy Hero hit and dealing 183 damage.

Talents Edit

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Level1 Mana Thirst Hopelessness Block Reanimation
Level4 Fealty Unto Death Willing Vessel Hardened Bones Royal Focus
Level7 Ghastly Reach Lingering Apparition Paralyzing Rage Ossein Renewal
Level10 Entomb March of the Black King
Level13 Burning Rage Crushing Hope Drain Momentum Spell Shield
Level16 Renewed Swing Consume Vitality Unyielding Despair Imposing Presence
Level20 Buried Alive Death March Spectral Leech Hardened Shield

Skins Edit

Skeleton King
Space Lord
Hero level 10, 10,000 gold

Quotes and Facts Edit

See also: Leoric quotations

Development Edit

Leoric was under consideration for inclusion as early as 2011.[2] The idea of having a character that didn’t die was one the team looked at - Malthael was considered, but they ultimately settled on Leoric.[3]

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Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch May 17, 2016Note: Health increased from 2373 (+4% per level) to 2468 (+4% per level).; Health Regeneration increased from approximately 4.95 (+4% per level) to 5.14 (+4% per level).
  • IconHotS (Patch February 2, 2016Note: Murky and Leoric have received unique death sound effects.


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