Never one to back down from a difficult task or shy away from the front lines, King Varian Wrynn has always sought to do what he believes is best for his people. Without question, he is eager pick up a sword and shield in defense of the Alliance, Azeroth, and now... The Nexus. There is no opponent too great nor battlefield too harsh to stop Varian from leading those around him toward victory.
Great leaders know that a successful conquest requires the flexibility to adapt to any new challenges that may arise on the field of battle. Through talents, Varian can be built to fit several different disciplines and is the first multi-class hero to enter the Nexus. Be the shield your team needs by taunting enemies and soaking tons of damage, or split Shalamayne[ into its component swords and lead with your blades to cut down any who stand in your way.
Varian and Kerrigan together have strong ganking potential, due to them both having point-click engage tools and decent damage. When combined with Taunt or Colossus Smash at level 10, the combination gets truly terrifying.
Zagara’s strong lane presence and early game bully potential shores up Varian’s weaker early game. She can provide that early game edge that Varian’s team needs until he can reach level 10 and unlock his full potential.
Since Varian gains more power at level 10 than most Heroes, Sylvanas’ powerful early game pushes are difficult for Varian to handle.
Since Varian is a melee Assassin that relies primarily on Basic Attacks to deal damage, Li Li has the ability to shut down Varian as he’s charging in by using Blinding Wind.
As another good early game pushing Hero, Xul offers Varian troubles towards the beginning of matches. When combined with Bone Prison’s root and Cursed Strikes attack speed slows, Varian can be almost completely shut down if he doesn’t pick his fights correctly.
Varian was conceived within the first two years of the game's development. He was listed as a possible hero for Heroes of the Storm as early as 2011. As of BlizzCon 2015, he remained under consideration for inclusion. He was revealed at BlizzCon 2016.
His helm is intended to emulate that of Llane Wrynn, as depicted in the Warcraft movie.