Next HOTS Hero is Hogger from WoW

Next HOTS Hero is Hogger from WoW

Next HOTS Hero is Hogger from WoW

Blizzard have released a new update for Heroes of the Storm, which is currently available for testing on the PTR. The update introduces a new hero – Hogger.

Hogger is a melee bruiser who is great at dealing AoE damage. The hero is based on an elite mob in World of Warcraft, famous for being one of the first tough opponents human characters meet in Elwynn Forest.

The abilities look as follows:


  • [D] Loot Hoard: Throw a pile of junk that deals 102 damage in a small area and acts as terrain for 5 seconds. Upon expiration, a scrap of Meat is dislodged from the Hoard that Hogger can collect to restore 3% of his maximum Health every second for 5 seconds. Cooldown: 20 seconds.
  • [Passive] Rage: Rage is gained by taking damage or dealing Basic Attack damage. Hogger’s Basic Ability cooldowns refresh 1% faster for every 2 points of Rage. After 3 seconds of not gaining Rage, it begins to quickly decay.

Basic Abilities

  • [Q] Staggering Blow : Swing your chain in a wide arc, dealing 140 damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. If an enemy collides with terrain, they are dealt an additional 150 damage, Stunned for .75 seconds, and grant Hogger 10 Rage. Cooldown: 12 seconds.
  • [W] Ez-Thro Dynamite: Toss a boot full of Dynamite with a 1.5 second fuse. Upon detonation, enemies take 180 damage and are Slowed by 30% for 2 seconds. The Dynamite instantly detonates when landing directly on an enemy Hero and grants Hogger 10 Rage. Cooldown: 8 seconds.
  • [E] Hogg Wild : After .25 seconds, become Unstoppable and uncontrollably spin towards the targeted direction, ricocheting off any terrain encountered. Every .25 seconds, deal 36 damage to nearby enemies, increased by 1% for each current point of Rage. Ricocheting off terrain refreshes the duration of the spin. Cooldown: 14 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • [R1] Hoardapult : Launch an empowered Loot Hoard with Hogger attached, dealing 140 damage and Slowing enemies by 50% for 2 seconds. Hoardapult’s Loot Hoard lasts for up to 20 seconds, but decays rapidly while Hogger isn’t nearby. Every 10 seconds Hogger can take a chunk of Meat from the Loot Hoard. Cooldown: 50 seconds.
  • [R2] Shockwave: After .5 seconds, slam the ground, sending out a shockwave that travels in a long line. Enemies hit by the initial slam take 306 damage and are Stunned for 1.25 seconds. Enemies only hit by the shockwave take 210 damage and are Stunned for .75 seconds. Cooldown: 70 seconds.

The update, which also includes some balance changes, will be available for testing until November 30th. The full list of changes can be found here.