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Heroes of the Storm’s 50th hero is Dehaka, the burrowing Zerg

Heroes of the Storm introduces Dehaka

It’s hard to keep track of Heroes of the Storm’s constantly expanding roster. With Dehaka, the Zerg warrior, we’re now looking at 50 heroes, which is more than I’ll ever have time to play. 

Dehaka’s a melee warrior from StarCraft II, and he’s got a nasty trick up his sleeve (do Zerg have sleeves?) in the form of his Brushstalker ability, which allows him to burrow to any bush or vent on the map instead of using a mount.

Check out all of his abilities below.


  • Brushstalker (Z)

You cannot use Mounts. Instead, you may burrow to any bush or vent on the Battleground. 40 second cooldown


  • Essence Collection (D)

You collect 10 Essence per Hero Takedown, and 2 per enemy Minion killed nearby, storing up to a maximum of 50 Essence.

Activate to consume all stored Essence and regenerate Health over the next 5 seconds for each stack consumed.

Can be cast during Drag and Burrow

Basic Abilities

  • Drag (Q)

Lash out with your tongue, dealing light damage to the first enemy hit, and dragging them with you for 1.75 seconds.

  • Dark Swarm (W)

Over the next three seconds, you gain the ability to move through units and deal damage in an area around yourself. Deals double damage to Heroes.

Can be cast during Drag and Burrow.

  • Burrow (E)

Burrow into the ground, entering Stasis and becoming Invulnerable for 2 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Isolation (R)

Launch biomass that deals damage, silences, and slows the first enemy Hero it hits by 30% for 3 seconds. For the next 6 seconds, the affected enemy loses sight of allied Heroes, and has greatly reduced vision.

  • Adaptation (R)

After a 5 second delay, 60% of all damage taken during this time will be returned to you as Health.

Blizzard haven’t announced a release date, but you can expect to be able to surprise your enemies with Dehaka soon.

Cheers, Destructoid.