Heroes of the Storm

Tremble Before the Might of Deathwing!

Tremble Before the Might of Deathwing!

You’ve felt the tremors of his approach; now prepare for the unmaking of your world as Deathwing descends upon the Nexus. Not content to lay waste to World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, The Worldbreaker has set his sights on the realms of the Nexus to spread his reign of death and destruction.

The Hour of Twilight falls, mortals. Bow before The Destroyer, or burn beneath the shadow of his wings!


As a mighty dragon aspect, Deathwing has the power to switch between two forms in battle: Destroyer form, which grants him access to the Incinerate and Onslaught abilities, and World Breaker form, which allows him to use the Lava Burst and Earth Shatter abilities.

Also, those enormous, powerful wings aren't just for show; if the need arises, Deathwing can soar high into the sky, replenishing his health as he surveys the battlefield from above the carnage. When he's ready to rejoin the action, Deathwing can slam into the ground, dealing damage and assuming one of his two forms.

Mouse over the ability icons below to learn more.

TRAIT: Aspect of Death

Deathwing is fitted with 4 Armor Plates which grant 10 Armor each. Every 25% Health lost causes Deathwing to lose a plate. Plates are only restored when Dragonflight is used, based on the amount of health Deathwing has when landing.

Deathwing is also a mighty Dragon Aspect who is permanently Unstoppable and deals 100% additional damage to Heroes, but views his allies with contempt and is immune to any of their friendly effects.

click to switch forms

After 3 seconds, fly into the sky, becoming immune to all effects and gaining 2.5% Health per second. When Deathwing deals or takes damage, Dragonflight is put on a 4 second cooldown.
Molten Flame

Breathe a stream of flame, dealing damage every second. Drains energy each second.

Deathwing flaps his wings, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

Lunge in a direction dealing damage to enemies and slowing them. Deathwing bites enemies at the end of the lunge, dealing additional damage.

Deathwing flies across the target path, dealing damage on impact and leaving scorched ground that persists for a short time, damaging enemies.
Lava Burst

After a short delay, deal damage to all enemies in the area and create a pool of magma that persists for a short time, damaging and slowing enemies.
Earth Shatter

Create a fissure that deals damage to enemies and stuns them.

While airborne: Slam down to the ground, dealing damage to enemies in the area and gaining access to Destroyer abilities: Incinerate and Onslaught.

click to switch to Destroyer form
World Breaker

While airborne: Slam down to the ground, dealing damage to enemies in the area and gaining access to World Breaker abilities: Lava Burst and Earth Shatter.

click to switch to World Breaker form

Deathwing Ascendant

Watch as Deathwing carves a path of destruction across the Nexus in this new developer stream on Twitch. See his abilities in action and hear the dev team’s thoughts on how the mighty dragon aspect’s powers fit into the larger ecosystem of Heroes of the Storm.

And if you’re going to BlizzCon, the Heroes of the Storm team will host a panel to talk in-depth about the anatomy of a dragon, covering the Making of Deathwing from art, gameplay concepts, design iteration, to the final hero you see in the game. Make sure to stop by the Heroes of The Storm panel on Friday at 3:15pm or tune in with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket!

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