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Ragnaros is an assassin hero in Heroes of the Storm. From deep within Sulfuron Keep in the Firelands, Ragnaros has turned his fiery gaze toward the Nexus in his conquest to bring about the end of days by purging all life in flame and ash.

Harness the volcanic wrath of The Firelord to call down flaming meteors, crush foes with the explosive might of Sulfuras, and summon lava waves that will incinerate an entire lane's worth of enemy minions. When faced with a counter-attack, Ragnaros can empower a Fort or Keep, becoming a towering inferno over the structure and gaining a second set of abilities that will help you engulf assailants in the fires of doom. Ally yourself with Ragnaros to bring about a new era of destruction in the Nexus and show your opponents the true meaning of the words "raid boss".

Abilities Edit

IconEmpowerSulfuras
Empower Sulfuras (Q)
Mana: 25
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Your next Basic Attack is instant, deals 191 damage (+4% per level) in an area, and heals you for 20% of the damage dealt. This healing is doubled versus Heroes.

IconLivingMeteor
Living Meteor (W) [Vector Targeting]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Summon a meteor at the target point that deals 72 damage (+4% per level), then rolls in the target direction dealing 312 damage (+4% per level) over 1.75 seconds.

IconBlastWave
Blast Wave (E)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Ignite yourself or an ally, granting 25% Movement Speed for 1.5 seconds, then causing a fiery explosion that deals 108 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.

Traits Edit

IconMoltenCore
Molten Core (D) [Trait]
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Channel on an allied or destroyed Fort or Keep to replace it with Ragnaros's ultimate form, temporarily gaining new Abilities, having 4155.84 (+4% per level) Health that burns away over 18.72 (+4% per level) seconds.

Ragnaros returns to his normal form upon losing all Health in Molten Core.

While under the effects of Molten Core, Ragnaros's abilities change to the following:

IconMoltenSwing
Molten Swing (Q) [Cone]

Stun and damage nearby enemies for 161 (+4% per level) while under the effect of Molten Core.

IconMeteorShower
Meteor Shower (W) [Vector Targeting]

Summon a line of meteors dealing 151 (+4% per level) damage while under the effect of Molten Core.

IconRuneExplosion
Explosive Rune (E) [Area of Effect]

Cause a delayed explosion dealing 285 (+4% per level) damage in a large area while under the effect of Molten Core.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconSulfurasSmash
Sulfuras Smash (R)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Hurl Sulfuras at the target area. It lands after 0.75 seconds, dealing 205 damage (+4% per level). Enemies in the center take an additional 617 damage (+4% per level) and are stunned for 0.5 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconLavaWave
Lava Wave (R)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Release a wave of lava from your Core that travels down the targeted lane, dealing 60 damage (+4% per level) per second to non-Structure enemies in its path and instantly killing enemy Minions. Damage increased by 100% versus Heroes.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
IconEmpowerSulfuras
Sulfuras Hungers

IconQuestTalent Quest: Every time you kill a Minion with Empower Sulfuras, its damage is increased by 1, up to 30.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After killing 30 Minions, increase its damage by an additional 90.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconLivingMeteor
Shifting Meteor


IconQuestTalent Reward: After hitting 75 Heroes with Living Meteor, its duration is increased by 30%, and you can recast the Ability to change its direction once per cast.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconBlastWave
Engulfing Flame

Blast Wave's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds, and its radius is increased by 15%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconLivingMeteor
Fire Ward

When Living Meteor hits an Enemy Hero, you gain a charge of Spell Block, reducing damage from the next enemy ability against you by 50%. Can hold up to 2 charges.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconBlastWave
Slow Burn

Blast Wave slows enemies hit by 40% for 2 seconds.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconCatchingFire
Catching Fire
Cooldown: 30 seconds

IconQuestTalent Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your Health Regeneration by 1.25 per second, up to 18.75.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After gathering 15 Regeneration Globes, activate Catching Fire to gain 25 Armor for 3 seconds, reducing damage taken by 25%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
IconEmpowerSulfuras
Hand of Ragnaros

If Empower Sulfuras hits at least 2 enemy Heroes, it restores 10 Mana and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconLivingMeteor
Molten Power

Each enemy Hero hit by Living Meteor increases the damage of your next Living Meteor by 15%, up to a maximum of 75%.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconBlastWave
Superheated

When you cast Blast Wave on yourself, it deals 100% increased damage.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
IconSulfurasSmash
Sulfuras Smash (R)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Hurl Sulfuras at the target area. It lands after 0.75 seconds, dealing 205 damage (+4% per level). Enemies in the center take an additional 617 damage (+4% per level) and are stunned for 0.5 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconLavaWave
Lava Wave (R)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Release a wave of lava from your Core that travels down the targeted lane, dealing 60 damage (+4% per level) per second to non-Structure enemies in its path and instantly killing enemy Minions. Damage increased by 100% versus Heroes.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
IconEmpowerSulfuras
Cauterized Wounds

Empower Sulfuras heals you for an additional 40% of the damage dealt to Heroes over 2 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconBlastWave
Tempered Flame

When Blast Wave damages an enemy Hero, you gain a Shield equal to 100% of the damage dealt for 3 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconResilientFlame
Resilient Flame
Cooldown: 15 seconds

When Ragnaros is Stunned, he gains 40 Armor for 3 seconds, reducing damage taken by 50%.

This effect has a 15 second cooldown.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
IconEmpowerSulfuras
Giant Scorcher (Ragnaros)

Empower Sulfuras burns enemy Heroes for 6% of their maximum Health over 3 seconds. This additional damage does not heal you.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconLivingMeteor
Meteor Bomb

Living Meteor explodes at the end of its path, dealing 229 damage (+4% per level) to all nearby enemies.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconBlastWave
Blast Echo

After Blast Wave explodes, cast another Blast Wave on yourself. Can only occur once per cast.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
IconSulfurasSmash
Flames of Sulfuron

Sulfuras Smash slows enemies by 50% for 2 seconds and enemies in the center are stunned for an additional 0.5 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconLavaWave
Lava Surge

Lava Wave gains an additional charge and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconMoltenCore
Heroic Difficulty

Your Health and damage are increased by 25% while in Molten Core, and its cooldown is reduced by 50 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconSubmerge
Submerge
Cooldown: 90 seconds

Activate to place yourself in stasis and heal for 624 Health (+4% per level) over 3 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Skins Edit

The Firelord
Ragnaros - TFL - Orange Ragnaros - TFL - Red Ragnaros - TFL - Yellow
Orange (Default) Red Yellow


Lil' Ragnaros
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YOU FOOL! WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT SUMMONING ME TOO SOON? I DESPISE BEING ADORABLE!
Ragnaros - LR - Orange Ragnaros - LR - Red Ragnaros - LR - Yellow
Orange (Default) Red Yellow


Master
Hero level 10, 10,000 gold
Ragnaros - Master - Orange Ragnaros - Master - Red Ragnaros - Master - Yellow
Orange (Default) Red Yellow

Notes Edit

See also: Ragnaros quotations

Strengths Edit

Pairings
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Ragnaros works well with Heroes who can displace or group up the enemy team due to his large AoE damage. Heroes like ETC help set up Ragnaros for easy engagements onto enemy heroes with Powerslide and Mosh Pit.
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Ragnaros has a lot of self-healing with Empower Sulfuras, and Tassadar’s shields are a great way to ensure that he stays alive long enough for that healing to come through in extended fights.
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The Lost Vikings often force teams to hold 4v5 engagements with their enemies, where Ragnaros does exceptionally well. Both Lava Wave and Molten Core are powerful tools at defending against enemy pushes, and can buy time for the Lost Vikings to get value out of their ability to be in multiple places at once.

Weaknesses Edit

Effective foes
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Ragnaros has no great way to engage on enemy heroes by himself, and can be easily kited. Heroes like Lunara that have great poke and can easily run away when he tries to engage give him a hard time.
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Similar to Lunara, Jaina can also control Ragnaros easily and exploit his lack of mobility. Her Chill effect can both keep her safe and help her to peel for allies that he tries to engage onto.
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Muradin brings pretty much everything to the table that Ragnaros doesn’t want in an opponent - a Movement Speed Slow, Attack Speed Slow, Stun, and potential huge knockback in Haymaker. Muradin has no problem making sure that Ragnaros doesn’t get to stick on the targets that he wants to kill, as well as enabling his team to get the jump on Ragnaros should he ever be even slightly out of position.

Development Edit

Ragnaros was mentioned before as a potential hero for Heroes of the Storm. However, balance issues existed in regards to his possible implementation.[1] Data existed for him in the game's code.[2]

Patch changes Edit

References Edit

  1. 2014-04-11, Heroes of the Storm Pax East 2014 Panel, New Characters, Character Creation Q & A Full Conference. YouTube, accessed on 2014-06-26
  2. 2015-11-25, Heroes of the Storm Data Mining: 37 New Heroes and Kill Voiceovers Preview. 2p.com, accessed on 2015-05-01

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