Deathwing Reveal Recap
This is just a short overview of his abilities as revealed on the stream. Be sure to watch the VOD for all the delicious information and two Deathwing showmatches as played by the developers of the hero.

Release: Playable at BlizzCon and will be available in the live game with the first major update after BlizzCon, which is scheduled for early December.



  • Bruiser. Deathwing has the health of a main tank but lacks the immediate control you want from a tank
  • All abilities have a cast time
  • Deathwing spends 100% of his time in dragon form. He's slightly bigger than Alexstrasza's dragon form.
  • Trait: The Aspect of Death
    • 100% bonus damage to heroes, as Alarak
    • Permanent Unstoppable
    • Completely unaffected by allied abilities. Cannot be healed, cannot be buffed, cannot be copied by Abathur, and so on.
    • Starts off the game with 40 Armor. He loses 10 Armor for every 25% health he loses.
  • "Mount": Dragon Flight
    • Deathwing takes off and disappears from the map.
    • Can land anywhere on the map that has vision.
    • Regenerates health and Armor while in the air. While he can heal lost health via fountains and health globes too, Armor can only be regenerated in the air.
    • All abilities go on a 3-second cooldown after landing
  • Two forms: Destroyer and World-Breaker
    • Destroyer focuses on melee, being in the thick of things
    • World-Breaker focuses on ranged abilities
  • Q: Molten Flame
    • Giant flame breath, ala Diablo's
    • Cannot turn while channeling
    • Constantly drains energy
    • This ability possibly has the highest damage-per-second of any ability in the game
  • W (Destroyer): Incinerate
    • Pulse of flames that does damage around Deathwing
  • E (Destroyer): Onslaught
    • Lunges forward a small distance, slows enemies caught. Does extra damage at the end
  • W (World-Breaker): Lava Burst
    • Spawns a lava pool in the targeted area, doing damage and slowing enemies
  • E (World-Breaker): Earthshatter
    • Slams the ground, sending out two lines of broken ground that stuns enemies on contact
  • Only one Heroic: Cataclysm
    • Available from the start of the game, with a bit of a cooldown on it
    • Flies into the air, and breathes fire in a large area ahead of him
    • At level 10 you can choose a talent that resets the cooldown of Cataclysm when you destroy a fort or keep
  • Another level 10 talent is Bellowing Roar
    • An area-of-effect Fear similar to the dragon fear abilities in early World of Warcraft
This article was originally published in forum thread: Deathwing Reveal Recap started by chaud View original post
Comments 26 Comments
  1. skorpio's Avatar
    Galakrond was proto drake
  1. Jotaux's Avatar
    I played him at blizzcon! Its odd to play him, you are pretty much playing your own game. I didn't even really notice the cd on flying up because it was up often enough.

    Playing against him I noticed late game he gets shredded. Anyone with % damage destroys him.
  1. raz98's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by skorpio View Post
    Galakrond was proto drake
    he was also a monstrously big dragon of apocalyptic proportions, and one of Blizz's more vague and underutilized villains. More of a mythological character at this point.
  1. skorpio's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by raz98 View Post
    he was also a monstrously big dragon of apocalyptic proportions, and one of Blizz's more vague and underutilized villains. More of a mythological character at this point.
    Yup, but proto drakes have different models. You probably won't see new Ragnaros skins and u want DW skin with different model.
  1. Triceron's Avatar
    There's only one skin Deathwing needs right now.

    DVA skin
  1. raz98's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by skorpio View Post
    Yup, but proto drakes have different models. You probably won't see new Ragnaros skins and u want DW skin with different model.
    Seems fitting for an epic character release considering he was their biggest reveal at Blizzcon for HotS.

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