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The Lost Vikings Hero Week

The Lost Vikings Hero Week

"Vikings, assemble!"

- Baleog the Fierce, The Lost Vikings, Triple Trouble

The Lost Vikings are back! While they briefly considered retirement after defeating the emperor Tomator, there were only so many polar bears they could wrestle before falling into a Nexus portal seemed like a solid life decision.

The Lost Vikings are an iconic triad from the early days of Blizzard’s history, and in Heroes of the Storm, they are three specialists in one, who each have their own unique strengths and abilities. This triple trouble trio is a just the rowdy bunch you’ll want by your side when you take it to your foes in the Nexus! 

For an even more in-depth look into these iconic Blizzard Heroes and their abilities, make sure to check out the Lost Vikings’ Hero Page!

  • The Lost Vikings start without any basic abilities and function differently. You can choose to unlock extra abilities by selecting various Talents throughout the duration of the match.
    • Olaf – Has lots of Health, regenerates Health quickly, and charges to Slow enemies.
    • Baleog – Deals splash damage to enemies behind his attack target.
    • Erik – Moves faster than the other Vikings and has a longer attack range.
  • Each Viking can move, attack, and be killed separately. They will also receive individual respawn timers upon their deaths.
  • Use the activated Talent hotkeys “1”, “2”, and “3” to select and control the Vikings individually, or press the “4” key to guide them as a group.
  • When using the heroic “Longboat Raid!” [R], all of the Vikings need to be near each other to perform the action.
  • When grouped, the Vikings can break the chests on Blackheart’s Bay very quickly.

"Got donut for Olaf?"

The starting skin for the Lost Vikings in Heroes of the Storm really shows off their best sides as Baleog, Erik, and Olaf pose at the ready for battle!

The original concept art for the Lost Vikings in Heroes of the Storm!

Interested in intimidating your opponents on the many Battlegrounds of the Nexus? Well history as we know it has been reimagined in the Lost Vikings’ newest alternative skin, Pajama Party Lost Vikings!

  • Pajama Party Lost Vikings - While "Party in Pajamaland" is technically a part of the Expanded Universe, the storyline is still considered a seminal work in the Lost Vikings mythos.

The original concept art for Pajama Party Lost Vikings!

If you’re eager to show off your mastery of all three of the Lost Vikings, look no further than their Master Skin! Once you reach Level 10 with the Lost Vikings, you’ll be able to purchase their Master Skin with Gold!

  • Master Lost Vikings  - Now sporting the finest equipment a Viking can illegally procure from an evil alien overlord's robot army.

The original concept art for Master Lost Vikings!

Check out the video below for a look at some of these Skins and tints close-up!

"Get Lost will ya?"

- Erik the Swift, The Lost Vikings, Triple Trouble

  • The Lost Vikings first appeared in 1993 with the release of the Lost Vikings.
  • Erik the Swift - The tactical genius and self-proclaimed leader of the party. Erik is the swiftest and most agile of the Vikings which makes him an indispensable part of any expedition. His wit and resourcefulness are often key to resolving difficult situations. However, he has a short attention span and gets easily agitated by sitting in the same place too long. In fact, his patience is often times too thin to tolerate his two brothers. Despite these shortcomings, he proves to be a valuable companion on any adventure.
  • Baleog the Fierce - Baleog’s enormous ego is tolerable only in light of the martial skills he provides to the expedition. When he’s not accusing his brothers of being lazy or weak, Baleog can oft be found sharpening his sword and contemplating his strategy for world conquest. Nonetheless, despite his sometimes less than pleasant company, Baleog is a fierce foe to any that stand in the party’s way.
  • Olaf the Stout - This jovial Viking, with his hardy constitution and steadfast resolve, can be counted on in any situation. His appetite for adventure is rivaled only by his passion for pastries. Unfortunately, he is often seized by unprovoked laughing fits, making extended travel with him somewhat tiresome. His hulking presence is, however, greatly appreciated in the heat of battle.
  • At the start of the Lost Vikings, the members of the Viking village celebrated the fall harvest with contests of bravery and skill. But unbeknownst to them, the infamous intergalactic zookeeper, Tomator, piloted his spacecraft to Earth through a fiery vortex that appeared high above the fjords of the Baltic Sea.
  • Tomator was sure that he could find adequate specimens for his zoo on this tiny planet. He made preparations to go on a hunt of his own as his ship began its descent.
  • As Olaf the Stout, Baleog the Fierce, and Erik the Swift walked home from the feast, they were still bragging over their triumphs in the hunt. Eventually they retired to their cottages oblivious to the strange flying object that had appeared directly over their village.
  • Tomator’s computer located the selected humans and teleported his unsuspecting captives aboard his ship - Erik the Fierce, Olaf the Stout, and Baleog the Fierce.
  • With the acquisitions complete, Tomator took his craft out of orbit, and the Vikings’ only hope to return home would be to use of their skills as well as the strange vortices that could carry them through time and space.
  • At the start of the Lost Vikings II, we find out that after their escape from the evil Tomator, Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce, and Olaf the Stout lived happy lives.
  • Then one day, while they were returning home from a fishing trip, Tomator caught up with them and kidnapped them again, teleporting them aboard his spacecraft.
  • Fortunately for the Vikings, a blackout gave them an advantage over their robotic guard, whom they fought and dismantled. They proceeded to wear its parts on their bodies, thereby gaining new abilities.
  • Spotting a mysterious machine nearby with a sign, Olaf decided that the sign read, "Donuts." Impulsively he activated the machine, and it teleported them Transylvania in 1437 A.D. (Too late, he learned that the sign had actually read, "Do not touch.")
  • This proved to be the first of a sequence of funky locations and time periods the Vikings would need to traverse, much as in their previous Tomator-related adventures.
  • Equipped with their new robotic gear, the three Vikings fought their way through time and space, befriending a wolf named Fang and a dragon named Scorch.
  • Ultimately Tomator caught up with the three Vikings and their new friends, and Tomator was defeated.
  • However, upon his defeat, Tomator was revealed to be a young boy named Tommy, who had been disguised due to his wearing some sort of robotic power suit.
  • After the destruction of this armored suit, Tommy begged the three Vikings not to hurt him, saying that he'd simply been bored and wanted to have some fun.
  • Tommy's parents showed up and scolded their son for playing fast and loose with the fabric of time and space again. They told Tommy that when he got home, he was going straight to bed with no supper.
  • They made him promise to leave the three Vikings alone, and then they teleported the five adventurers back home, safe and sound. As the game ended, the five adventurers were bickering, trying to decide what to do next.
  • You can even play The Lost Vikings for free by downloading it from the Classic Games section of your Battle.net Account management!

“Olaf is as Olaf does. Get used to disappointment.” –Erik the Swift

“They'll be done with Lost Vikings III by the time we finish this level.” –Erik the Swift

“Baths!  Vikings don't need no stinking baths!” –Baleog the Fierce

“We want to get back to plundering!” –Baleog the Fierce

“Watch it, I'm very sensitive about my weight.” –Olaf the Stout

“Are we there yet? I'm hungry.” –Olaf the Stout

Since the first appearance of the Lost Vikings, many talented artists have sought to do justice to this talented trio of Heroes. Below are ten fantastic pieces of fan art featuring the Lost Vikings, which were submitted by talented artists from around the world.

"The Lost Vikings Fan-sticker" by Milzs "Lost in Space and Time" by Zolombo

"The Lost Vikings!" by Dagobert88888888

"Lost Vikings" by West-Wood "The Lost Vikings" by LukeTheRipper "Lost Vikings" by TheSylverLining "Lost Vikings" by Sibaao

"The Lost Vikings" by Frobman

"The Lost Vikings" by BrendanCorris "The Lost Vikings – Erik the Swift" by Maddekartist

The Lost Vikings have seen quite a lot of sights in their adventures, if you’re interested in learning more about them, make sure to check out the following related content:

You can also dive into some official art and concepts featuring the Lost Vikings below:

The Lost Vikings, as seen in the Lost Vikings The Lost Vikings, as seen in the Lost Vikings II

The Lost Vikings, as seen the World of Warcraft

Want Baelog to stab something?

We hope you’re enjoying our Lost Vikings Hero Week! What are you looking forward to learning about this quirky trio? Let us know in the comments below!

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