Take care when traversing the shadowed trails of Duskwood... Ever since Abercrombie the Embalmer unleashed his abomination upon Darkshire, Stitches has wandered the road aimlessly, hungering for the flesh of low level Alliance players.
With enough communication and organization, Stitches a can land a |Hook + Gorge, which can be followed by Stukov's Massive Shove, resulting in a combo that can displace an enemy Hero almost entirely across a map.
Stitches' Hook and Gorge work fantastically with Tyrande's Lunar Flare, creating opportunities to safely take down key targets.
Stitches was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.
Stitches was present in the original Blizzard DotA mod. In his backstory in this version, he was summoned from the depths of Azeroth and modified with cybernetics by an unknown necromancer. However, he didn't know how to use most of them, so fell back on a more familiar ability: vomit. In the 2010 build, he was known simply as "Abomination."
In this early build, he had a "good" and "evil" version, as did each character in the game. As a "good" hero, he was outfitted with CMC armor, whilst he was clad in ultralisk parts as an "evil" character. He was under consideration to be given an appearance that bore resemblance to the Butcher.
A tough hero, Stiches gained benefit from strength items in this build. He was similar to DotA's Pudge. He had the following stats:
A Stitches portrait and decal was made available to StarCraft II who attended BlizzCon 2013 (or purchased virtual tickets).
Undead abominations first appeared in 2002 with the release of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. They are composed of mounds of corpses which have been cobbled together into terrifying (and often putrid) constructs.
In World of Warcraft, Abercrombie the Embalmer created Stitches as a "gift" for Lord Ello Ebonlocke, the mayor of Darkshire sending the abomination out to terrorize the town..
Stitches spawns after a player completes a long quest chain in Duskwood, ending with the quest "The Embalmer's Revenge". He is taken down by the player--with help of The Night Watch.
Stitches mini-figures will be released in May, 2015. A 7" figure will also be released.
(Patch April 20, 2017) Note:Health increased from 2900 to 3000; Health Regeneration increased from 6.043 to 6.25.
(Patch January 27, 2017) Note:Health increased from 2738 to 2900; Health Regeneration increased from 5.7 to 6 per second.
(Patch March 29, 2016) Note:Fixed a bug affecting Stitches and The Butcher that could cause performance issues under certain circumstances.
(Patch February 2, 2016) Note:The sand-themed visual effects for Bikini Stitches’s Devour are no longer being used by other Stitches skin variations.; The tree ornament visual effects for Greatfather Winter Stitches’ Putrid Bile are no longer being used by other Stitches skin variations.
(Patch October 6, 2015) Note:Chef Stitiches has received additional visual polish for certain Abilities and Talents.; Fixed an issue with Stitches’ arm appearing strangely during some animations.; Health increased from 1060 (+230 per level) to 1060 (+260 per level).