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Sonya is a Melee Warrior Hero from the Diablo universe. From the frozen Dreadlands of the north comes the mighty Barbarian warriors. After surviving the destruction of her home and death of her tribe, Sonya wanders Sanctuary in search of battle and a better life for her people.

Background Edit

Barbarians eschew the use of magic and technology, as they believe the use of such devices will only weaken their resolve. Barbarians have frequently expressed disdain for magic, and those who wield it. Renowned for their combat prowess and arrogant demenour, Barbarians appear to be perpetually girt for battle. Through harsh conditioning, Barbarians excel in physical combat and can perform tremendous feats of strength. Their physical strength is further strengthened by the primal energies of the land, which they have learned to harness. Never shying from a brawl, mighty ground stomps, leaping attacks and crushing blows leave enemies dead in their tracks, and survivors cowering in fear.[1]

Gameplay Summary Edit

Strengths Edit

Weaknesses Edit

Abilities Edit

Ancient Spear (Q) [Skillshot]
Cooldown: 13 seconds

Throw out a spear that pulls you to the first enemy hit, dealing 179.92 (+4% per level) damage and briefly stunning them. If this hits an enemy, generate 40 Fury.

Seismic Slam (W)
Fury: 25
Cooldown: 1 seconds

Deals 176 (+4% per level) damage to the target enemy, and 44 (+4% per level) to enemies behind the target.

Whirlwind (E)
Fury: 40
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Deals 441 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies over 3 seconds, and heals for 25% of damage dealt. Healing tripled versus Heroes.

Traits Edit

Fury (Passive)

Use Fury instead of Mana, which is gained by taking or dealing damage. Using a Basic or Heroic Ability grants 10% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Leap (R) [Heroic Ability]
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Leap into the air, dealing 135.3 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, and stunning them for 1.25 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Wrath of the Berserker [Heroic Ability]
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Increases damage dealt by 40%. Reduces the duration of silences, stuns, slows, roots, and polymorphs against you by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds, and extends by 1 second for every 10 Fury gained.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
War Paint

Basic Attacks heal you for 30% of the damage dealt.

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)
Shot of Fury

Increases your maximum Fury by 50. You can also activate your Trait to gain 50 Fury. Usable while Whirlwinding.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
Focused Attack

Every 10 seconds, your next Basic Attack deals 60% additional damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Shattered Ground

Increases Seismic Slam splash damage to 75% of primary target damage.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Hurricane [Passive]

Reduces the cooldown of Whirlwind by 1 second and Whirlwind removes all slows and roots on Sonya.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Mercenary Lord

Non-Boss Mercenaries near your Hero deal 50% more damage. Reduces damage taken from Minions and Mercenaries by 50%.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
Poisoned Spear

Ancient Spear deals an additional 150% damage over 6 seconds.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Composite Spear

Increases the range of Ancient Spear by 30% and increases Fury generated by 20.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Follow Through

After using an ability, your next Basic Attack within 6 seconds deals 40% additional damage.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Ferocious Healing
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Consume 20 Fury to heal 10.15% of your maximum Health.

Usable while Whirlwinding.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
Leap (R) [Heroic Ability]
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Leap into the air, dealing 135.3 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, and stunning them for 1.25 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Wrath of the Berserker [Heroic Ability]
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Increases damage dealt by 40%. Reduces the duration of silences, stuns, slows, roots, and polymorphs against you by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds, and extends by 1 second for every 10 Fury gained.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
Life Funnel

Increases the healing of Whirlwind to 35%, tripled versus Heroes.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Using Seismic Slam reduces its Fury cost by 50% for 2 seconds.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Mystical Spear

Reduces the cooldown of Ancient Spear by 3 seconds. You are pulled to the target location even if you don't hit an enemy.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Spell Shield
Cooldown: 0.5 seconds

Every 30 seconds, gain 50 Spell Armor against the next enemy Ability and subsequent Abilities for 1.5 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 50%.

Can be toggled to allow or prevent this talent from triggering automatically.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
Furious Blow

Increases Seismic Slam damage by 50%, but costs 40 Fury.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
No Escape

Increases the Movement Speed bonus from using Basic and Heroic Abilities to 25%.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
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)
Nerves of Steel
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Activate to gain 30% of your maximum Health as a Shield for 5 seconds. Usable while Whirlwinding.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
Arreat Crater

Leap leaves behind an impassable crater for 5 seconds. Reduces Leap's cooldown by 20 seconds.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Anger Management

Increases all Fury generated during Wrath of the Berserker by 100%.

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)
Ignore Pain
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to reduce damage taken by 75% for 4 seconds.

Usable while Whirlwinding.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Effective against Edit

Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

BarbarianS Sonya - Unclean Sonya - Dreadlands
Sonya Unclean Dreadlands
Legion's Wrath IconShard100
A barbarian's vigil never ends. Donning the armor and wielding the weapons she wrests from the clutches of her foes, Sonya stands as a bulwark against all demons... no matter where they come from.
Sonya - Legion's Wrath Sonya - Legion's Wrath - Crimson
Legion's Wrath Crimson
Wrath IconShard100
The portal-loving treasure goblins collect their spoils from many worlds. There's no telling which hero this Battlegear of Wrath once belonged to, but it's doubtful they are still alive to miss it.
Sonya - Wrath Sonya - Wrath - Fuschia Sonya - Wrath - Crimson Sonya - Wrath - Scarlet
Wrath Fuschia [sic] Crimson Scarlet
Valorous IconShard100
The Valor of Harrogath is not opulent armor... It is simple, direct... and a perfect fit for a warrior like Sonya.
Sonya - Valorous Sonya - Valorous - Iron Sonya - Valorous - Frozen
Valorous Iron Frozen
Super Sonya IconShard400
While traveling through time, the gladiatrix Sonya was exposed to a radioactive robo-virus. Without a way home, she fights tirelessly to keep the streets of New York safe.
Sonya - Super Sonya - Super - Techno Sonya - Super - Viridian Sonya - Super - Magenta
Super Techno Veridian Magenta
Death Knight IconShard600
Sonya wandered the outskirts of the Nexus, desperately seeking a way to avenge her fallen people. The power Kel'Thuzad offered was worth any price, even binding her soul to the Scourge for eternity.
Sonya - Death Knight Sonya - DK - Black Sonya - DK - Blighted Sonya - DK - Naxxramas
Death Knight Black Knight Blighted Naxxramas
Sonya - DK - Unholy
Deathbringer IconShard600
As Kel'Thuzad's army marched across the realms, hero after hero fell before his favored death knight's fury. The survivors will only whisper her name in fear: Deathbringer Sonya, the first horseman of Kel'Thuzad.
Sonya - Deathbringer Sonya - DB - Abyssal Sonya - DB - Plagued Sonya - DB - Sanguine
Deathbringer Abyssal Plagued Sanguine
Sonya - DB - Ymirjar

Development Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The name "Sonya" is possibly a reference to Red Sonja, a beautiful, redheaded barbarian first introduced in Conan the Barbarian comics.
  • Her regular armor is based of the Tier 8 (Jazeraint) armor for Barbarians in Diablo III, while her "Wrath" armor is based of the Tier 2 Raid Set (Battlegear of Wrath) for warriors in World of Warcraft.
  • A male Barbarian, corresponding to the Diablo II portrayal, has been listed as a possible inclusion in the game.[2]
  • Super Sonya's skin color scheme is based on X-MEN's X-Force mutants color scheme.

Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch September 5, 2017Note: Death Knight and Deathbringer skins added.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 17, 2016Note: Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause Sonya to stutter and fail to issue a Basic Attack.
  • IconHotS (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Ancients rejoice! Sonya has received a dance animation.; Health increased from 930 (+210 per level) to 950 (+220 per level).

References Edit

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