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Tassadar is a ranged Support Hero from the StarCraft universe.

An executor without equal, Tassadar has fought tirelessly to purify the Koprulu sector of the Zerg infestation. Only now, after learning to wield the shadowy powers of the Void, is Tassadar finally ready to face the Overmind and its all-consuming Swarm.

Background Edit

Tassadar, Savior of the Templar, was a protoss high templar and executor in charge of the expeditionary force which made first contact with the Zerg. His forces also made first contact with the Terrans when they sterilized the surface of Chau Sara in an effort to stem the growth of the Zerg. Tassadar was extremely reluctant to sacrifice the Terrans in order to destroy the Zerg. He eventually lost his position as executor for sparing the Terrans.

Tassadar learned how to use the Dark Templar's energies[6] and dared to bring them to Aiur. This alliance was responsible for the destruction of the dreaded Overmind, but not without Tassadar's sacrifice.[1]

Gameplay Summary Edit

Strengths Edit

  • Hard counter to stealthed heroes by using Oracle
  • Strong waveclear with Psionic Storm
  • Decent escape with Dimensional Shift
  • Very strong synergy with physical attackers
  • Can negate single-target burst damage with Plasma Shield and Dimensional Shift
  • Powerful heroic abilities with low cooldown, which can be cast even more frequently at level 20
  • Passively slows enemy with basic attack

Weaknesses Edit

  • Low poke damage
  • Lacks utility to negate hard engages
  • Unreliable healing capacity

Abilities Edit

IconPlasmaShieldTassadar
Plasma Shield (Q)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Grant a Shield that absorbs 455 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. Heroes gain 40% Life Steal from Basic Attacks while Shielded.

IconPsionicStormTassadar
Psionic Storm (W) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Deal 41 (+4% per level) damage per second to enemies in target area for 3 seconds. Damage increases by 12% for each consecutive instance of damage.

IconPhaseShiftTassadar
Dimensional Shift (E)
Mana: 65
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Become invulnerable and fully invisible for 2.0 seconds. While shifted, he has 25% increased Movement Speed.

Traits Edit

IconOracleTassadar
Oracle (D)
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Greatly increases your vision radius and allows you to detect enemy Heroes. Lasts for 5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconArchonTassadar
Archon [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Tassadar transforms into an Archon and gains a Plasma Shield. His Basic Attacks deal 158 (+4% per level) damage, slow the target by 30% for 1 second and splash for 83 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within 2.5 range. Lasts for 10.5 seconds.

Passive: Archon refreshes the cooldown of Dimensional Shift.

IconForceWallTassadar
Force Wall [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 25
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Create a wall that blocks all units from moving through it for 2 seconds.

Passive: Increases the slow amount of Distortion Beam to 30%.

Talents Edit

Tier 1, Hero Level 1 Edit

IconPsionicStormTassadar
Psi-Infusion
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent Quest: Gain 1 Mana for every Non-Structure enemy hit by Psionic Storm.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After restoring 500 Mana, increase the area of Psionic Storm by 20%.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After restoring 1000 Mana, increase the damage of your Psionic Storm by 20%.

IconHammeroftheLightbringer
Templar's Will
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent Quest: Attacking enemy Heroes restores 8 mana per second.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After spending 30 seconds attacking Heroes, Distortion Beam's damage is increased by 125%.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After spending 60 seconds attacking Heroes, Distortion Beam's range is increased by an additional 20%.

IconConjurersPursuit
Khaydarin Resonance
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent Quest: Regeneration Globes grant an additional 100% Mana.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After collecting 15 Regeneration Globes, Plasma Shield's value is increased by 20%.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After collecting 30 Regeneration Globes, Plasma Shield's value is increased by 40%.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4 Edit

IconPlasmaShieldTassadar
Khala's Celerity
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Plasma Shield also grants 20% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.

IconPlasmaShieldTassadar
Khala's Embrace
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Increase the Life Steal of Plasma Shield to 75%.

IconKhalasLight
Khala's Light
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Upon expiration or breaking, the target of Plasma Shield gains 15 Armor for 3 seconds, causing them to take 15% less damage.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7 Edit

IconPlasmaShieldTassadar
Psionic Projection
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Increases the cast range of Plasma Shield and Psionic Storm by 40%.

IconPsionicStormTassadar
Resonation
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Distortion Beam slows enemies affected by Psionic Storm by 50%.

IconOracleTassadar
Mental Acuity
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

IconQuestTalent Quest: Each Takedown earned lowers the cooldown of Oracle by 3 seconds, to a maximum of 15 seconds.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Upon getting 5 Takedowns, increase the sight range of Oracle by 50%.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10 Edit

IconArchonTassadar
Archon [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Tassadar transforms into an Archon and gains a Plasma Shield. His Basic Attacks deal 158 (+4% per level) damage, slow the target by 30% for 1 second and splash for 83 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within 2.5 range. Lasts for 10.5 seconds.

Passive: Archon refreshes the cooldown of Dimensional Shift.

IconForceWallTassadar
Force Wall [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 25
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Create a wall that blocks all units from moving through it for 2 seconds.

Passive: Increases the slow amount of Distortion Beam to 30%.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13 Edit

IconPhaseShiftTassadar
Deep Shift
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Dimensional Shift's duration and Movement Speed bonuses are increased by 50%.

IconOracleTassadar
Adun's Wisdom
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

While Oracle is active, Basic Abilities cooldown 50% faster.

IconShrinkRay
Nullification
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Activate to reduce the damage the target enemy Hero deals by 75% for 4 seconds.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16 Edit

IconPsionicStormTassadar
Phase Disruption
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Enemy Heroes being hit by Psionic Storm have their Physical Armor reduced by 25, causing them to take 25% more damage from Basic Attacks.

IconPsionicStormTassadar
Psionic Echo
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

After casting Psionic Storm, you may cast Psionic Storm again for free within 2 seconds. The damage does not stack.

IconOracleTassadar
Focused Beam
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

While Oracle is active, Basic Attacks against Heroes deal an additional 1% of the target's maximum Health as damage.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20 Edit

IconOracleTassadar
Twilight Archon
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Basic Attacks while in Archon form increase its duration by 2 seconds.

IconForceWallTassadar
Force Barrier
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Force Wall's Range is increased by 100% and its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.

IconRicochet
Prismatic Link
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Basic Attacks bounce to hit 2 additional targets for 50% damage.

IconStormShield
Shield Battery
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes an untalented Plasma Shield.

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

The Butcherplate
Tassadar's Plasma Shield (especially if Khala's Embrace is taken) can be combined with Butcher's Brand to greatly increase The Butcher's sustain while shielding him.


Lúcioplate
Some of Lúcio’s weaknesses are that he lacks wave clear and single-target burst healing. Tassadar shores both of these up nicely with Plasma Shield and Psionic Storm. When these two heroes are on the same team, it can be very difficult for opponents to find a good kill target.


Malthaelplate
Malthael's already strong self-sustain makes him better paired with allies that can mitigate or prevent damage rather raw healing. Tassadar offers great utility, with Force Wall being both useful to trap victims of Reaper's Mark, as well prevent divers from attacking Malthael.


Ragnarosplate
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.


Effective against Edit

Valeeraplate
Oracle shuts down Valeera’s attempts to flank enemies in its tracks by revealing nearby stealthed Heroes, and the extra shielding that Tassadar can provide can make it difficult for Valeera’s team to burst someone down.


Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

Savior of the Templar (base)
TassadarDefault Tassadar - Void Tassadar - Solarite Tassadar - Emerald
Savior of the Templar Void Solarite Emerald IconShard 100
Executor IconShard 100
Executors rarely command from the field of battle, but their Regalia is fitted with meticulously crafted khaydarin crystals to amplify their psionic powers should the need arise.
TassadarMSOrange TassadarMSPurple TassadarMSRed
Executor Indigo Garnet
Crypt King IconShard 400
Pharaoh Ta-sadar knew the power of the darkworld would consume his realm, but Luxoria would still survive... Better the Nexus devour his kingdom than the Scorpid Swarm.
This skin is related to the Luxoria themed-skins. Features altered voice-over and themed abilities.
TassadarCKGreen TassadarCKRed TassadarCKOrange
Crypt King Crimson Golden
Tassadar - Chosen Crypt King Tassadar - Exiled Crypt King
Chosen IconShard 600 Exiled IconShard 600
Mecha IconShard 1600
The Kaijo Diablo could not be contained; cities worldwide had been reduced to cinders. Now humanity's survival hangs upon the untested mecha, Tassadar.
This skin is related to the Mechas VS Kaijos themed-skins. Features replaced voice-over, themed abilities and themed mount.
TassadarMOrange TassadarMBlue TassadarMRed Tassadar - Mecha Morph
Mecha Cobalt Vermilion Mecha Morph "mount"

Development Edit

Tassadar-DotA2

Tassadar as he appeared in Blizzard DotA

Tassadar was concieved within the first two years of the game's development,[2] and appeared in early builds.[3] He started off as a sentry, but was eventually made a fully fledged hero. A crest was added to his back to make him look more epic.[4] The crest bears resemblance to the one worn by Artanis in Legacy of the Void.

Trivia Edit

Tassadar's mecha skin also doubles as a mount. Here, he transforms into a jetfighter.[5]

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch March 27, 2018Note: Chosen Crypt King Tassadar, Exiled Crypt King Tassadar added.; Attacking while using the Mecha Morph Mount will no longer cause Distortion Beam to visually originate above Mecha Tassadar’s head.
  • IconHotS (Patch March 6, 2018Note: Moving while in the Mecha Tassadar Skin’s Mount form on Sky Temple will no longer cause flickering visual effects to appear on-screen.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 29, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 1355 to 1287; Health Regen reduced from 2.82 to 2.68.
  • IconHotS (Patch August 23, 2017Note: Basic Attack Damage reduced from 15 to 14; Based Maximum Health reduced from 1426 to 1355; Health regen reduced from 2.97 to 2.8.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 31, 2017Note: Basic Attack damage increased from 12 to 15.
  • IconHotS (Patch April 20, 2017Note: Basic Attack damage increased from 10 to 12.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 14, 2017Note: Basic Attack range increased from 5.5 to 6.5.
  • IconHotS (Patch January 24, 2017Note: Received updated icon art to coincide with rework.; Damage reduced from 69 to 10; Attack speed increased by 400%; Tether range has been slightly increased; Added Functionality: Your basic attacks are channeled and slow the target’s Movement Speed by 20%
  • 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. From the StarCraft wiki
  2. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  3. Nethaera. 2011-10-22. StarCraft II – Blizzard DOTA & Mod Tools Panel. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-10-22.
  4. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  5. 2015-03-20, In Development: Skins, Mounts, and Jets. Oh my!. YouTube, accessed on 2015-03-22

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