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E.T.C.
EtcArt.jpg

"I bring the mega-death!"

Basic Info
Title Rock God
Role Tank Tank
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png300 / Money.png2,000
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2250
Health Regen 4.6
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 1.00
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 99
Data Page


Elite Tauren Chieftain (E.T.C.), the Rock God, is a melee Tank Hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] The Power of the Horde incarnated by brutal rhythms and blistering guitar riffs into the form of the most elite Tauren chieftain to ever headbang across the surface of Azeroth. Don't bother putting on socks. He's just going to rock them off anyways.

E.T.C. is a Tank who supplies his team with a good bit of utility.

Background[]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Elite Tauren Chieftain (abbreviated as ETC) is an American band comprised of employees of Blizzard Entertainment. The band's virtual alter ego, The Tauren Chieftains, appear in World of Warcraft as a band comprised of members of the Horde, and retain the logo used by the Level 70 Elite incarnation of the real-life band. Their gimmick revolves around writing content that is based on mainly subjects related to the Warcraft universe, though they have more recently extended into StarCraft and Diablo lore as well. The band debuted in 2003 with their first song, "Power of the Horde", which was featured in the credits of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

ETC, as he appears in Heroes of the Storm, is the mascot of that band.

Abilities[]

See Data Page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Rockstar Icon.png
Rockstar
After E.T.C. uses a Basic or Heroic ability, he gains 20 Armor for 2 seconds. This effect does not stack with itself.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Powerslide Icon.png
Q
Powerslide
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Slide to a location, dealing 91 damage and Stunning enemies hit for 1.25 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control / Movement: Dash
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Piercing Skillshot, Stun
Cast time: 0.0625 + 0 seconds
Range: 8.0
Hitbox: 2.0 x 2.75
Missile speed: 14.5
Face Melt Icon.png
W
Face Melt
55 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deals 68 damage to nearby enemies, knocking them back.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.0
Knockback duration: 0.25 seconds
Knockback speed: 12
Guitar Solo Icon.png
E
Guitar Solo
40 Mana Cooldown: 9 seconds
Regenerate 66 Health per second for 4 seconds.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Heal over Time
Cast time: Instant
Tickrate: 1.0 per second
Mosh Pit Icon.png
R
Mosh Pit
100 Mana Cooldown: 120 seconds
After 0.75 seconds, channel to Stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Cast time: 0.75 (ch) + CH + 0 seconds
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.0
Tickrate: 8.0 per second (x32)

  • Interrupting Mosh Pit during its windup puts it on a 10 second cooldown.
Stage Dive Icon.png
R
Stage Dive
100 Mana Cooldown: 75 seconds
Leap to target location, landing after 2.75 seconds, dealing 330 damage to enemies in the area, and Slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control / Status effect, Movement: Teleport
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (stationary), Slow, Pseudo-Stasis (self)
Cast time: 1.25 + 0.25 seconds
Range: Global
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.0
Impact delay: 1.5 seconds

  • Interrupting Stage Dive during its windup puts it on a 10 second cooldown.
  • Stace Dive cannot be interrupted or prevented by Roots, unlike most other Movement Abilities.
  • After successfully channeling, E.T.C is put in Stasis until landing, making him immune to damage and removing most debuffs.
  • A warning AoE appears when the Ability has been cast successfully.

Talents[]

1
Guitar Hero Icon.png
Guitar Hero
While Guitar Solo is active, E.T.C. heals for 50% of his damage dealt by Basic Attacks. Basic Attacks increase the duration of Guitar Solo by 0.5 seconds.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self

  • Basic Attacks increase duration even if E.T.C. is Blinded or the target is Evading.
Prog Rock Icon.png
Prog Rock
❢ Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe permanently increases the healing per second of Guitar Solo by 5, to a maximum of 100.

❢ Reward: After gathering 20 Regeneration Globes, Guitar Solo also heals nearby allied Heroes for 50 Health every second while it is active.


Type: Bonus Healing / Healing (reward)
Scaling: - / 4.00%
Affects: Ability / Allied Heroes
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.0
Tickrate: 1.0 per second
Block Party Icon.png
Block Party
Rockstar gives allies a stack of Block, granting 75 Physical Armor against the next Hero Basic Attack for 8 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Maximum 2 stacks of Block.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Properties: Area of Effect, Armor, Block
Radius: 4.4

  • Does not stack with other positive Physical Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
4
Crowd Surfer Icon.png
Crowd Surfer
Allows Powerslide to travel over walls and terrain. If no enemies are hit, reduce the cooldown by 5 seconds and refund the Mana cost.

Type: Movement: Launch
Loud Speakers Icon.png
Loud Speakers
Increases Face Melt range and knockback by 50%.

Bonus radius: 2.0
Bonus knockback speed: 6.0
Speed Metal Icon.png
Speed Metal
Using a Basic or Heroic Ability also gives nearby allied Heroes 20% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Radius: 4.4
7
Pinball Wizard Icon.png
Pinball Wizard
Face Melt does 300% more damage to enemies recently affected by Powerslide.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Damage: 272
Duration: 2.0 seconds

  • Pinball Wizard uses a separate damage value from Face Melt, causing the tooltip percentage to stack multiplicatively with offensive damage modifiers.
Hammer-on Icon.png
Hammer-on
While Guitar Solo is active your Basic Attacks deal 30% more damage.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

Echo Pedal Icon.png
Echo Pedal
Using a Basic or Heroic Ability releases two pulses of 15 damage. This deals 250% bonus damage to Minions and Mercenaries. The first occurs instantly. The second occurs 2 seconds later.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.0

  • Pulses do not stack. The second pulse for one Ability will not occur if you use another Ability before it activates. Note that the second pulse will always occur right when the Armor from Rockstar expires, so the visual icon for this Trait in the bottom left may help time Abilities for waveclear.
  • When using Powerslide or Stage Dive, the first pulse is fired upon reaching the end location. When using Mosh Pit the first pulse is fired right after the windup completes.
  • Damage bonus to Minions and Mercenaries stacks additively with offensive damage modifiers.
10
Mosh Pit Icon.png
Mosh Pit
Cooldown: 120 seconds
After 0.75 seconds, channel to Stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
Stage Dive Icon.png
Stage Dive
Cooldown: 75 seconds
Leap to target location, landing after 2.75 seconds, dealing 330 damage to enemies in the area, and Slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.
13
Mic Check Icon.png
Mic Check
Hitting at least 2 targets with Face Melt reduces its cooldown by 6 seconds.
Encore Icon.png
Encore
Face Melt leaves an Amp behind, which will knock enemies away again 2 seconds later.

Passive: Enemy Heroes knocked back by Face Melt or the Amp reduce E.T.C.'s Heroic cooldown by 5%.


Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.0
Knockback duration: 0.25 seconds
Knockback speed: 12

  • Secondary pulse does not interact with talents affecting Face Melt.
Face Smelt Icon.png
Face Smelt
Face Melt Slows enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
16
Show Stopper Icon.png
Show Stopper
After using Powerslide, gain 35 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing all damage taken by 35%.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Aggressive Shredding Icon.png
Aggressive Shredding
E.T.C.'s Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Guitar Solo by 0.75 seconds.

Properties: Attack Modifier
Imposing Presence Icon.png
Imposing Presence
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Active: Activate to Slow the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of nearby Heroes and Summons for 2.5 seconds.

Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack your Hero have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.


Type: Crowd control, Status effect
Affects: Enemy Heroes & Summons
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.0

  • Passive is not applied if the enemy Basic Attack misses due to being Blinded.
  • Passive Attack Slow does not stack with itself, nor the active component.
  • Passive and active Attack Slow stack additively with other effects that can affect the target Hero's Attack Speed.
20
Tour Bus Icon.png
Tour Bus
Mosh Pit refreshes the cooldown of Powerslide. E.T.C. can Powerslide during Mosh Pit, which also increases its duration by 2 seconds.
Crowd Pleaser Icon.png
Crowd Pleaser
Stage Dive's impact area is 50% bigger, and its Slow is increased by 30%.

Bonus radius: 2.5

  • Slow increase is additive.
Death Metal Icon.png
Death Metal
Upon dying, a ghost uses Mosh Pit at E.T.C's location.


  • The ghost's Mosh Pit activates immediately upon E.T.C.'s death with no windup. As the ghost is untargetable, it cannot be interrupted, moved or delayed through any means, and will channel with a normal range and full duration Mosh Pit.
Storm Shield Icon.png
Storm Shield
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Active: Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.

Type: Shield
Scaling: -
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Radius: 8.0
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

Type: Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 7.2

Builds and guides[]

Icy Veins E.T.C. Guide

E.T.C. Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

E.T.C. Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[]

E.T.C. Skins
 
Rare Rock God
Backstory: The Power of the Horde incarnated by brutal rhythms and blistering guitar riffs into the most elite tauren chieftain to ever headbang across the surface of Azeroth. Don't bother putting on socks. He's just going to rock them off anyways.
E.T.C. Rock God.jpg
Gem.png300 / Money.png2,000
Rock God
E.T.C. Dark.jpg
Free
Dark
E.T.C. Light.jpg
Free
Light
E.T.C. Fel.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Fel
Rare Black Metal
Backstory: Some bands paint their faces and play death metal. E.T.C. however, IS death metal.
E.T.C. Black Metal.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
E.T.C. Black Metal Gold.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Gold
E.T.C. Black Metal Furious.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Furious
Rare Glam Metal
Backstory: The Elite Tauren Chieftan has been rocking the world for a long time, man. He's seen fashions come and fashions go, but neon pants and feathered hair? Those are forever.
E.T.C. Glam Metal.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
E.T.C. Glam Metal Platinum.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Platinum
E.T.C. Glam Metal Azure.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Azure
E.T.C. Glam Metal Leopard.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Leopard
E.T.C. Glam Metal New.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
New
Epic L800
Backstory: Even in the far flung future of 2504, Level 800 Elite Tauren Chieftain is still "terran up the night."
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins. The Doombringer tint coloring resembles Marine, the main protagonist of Doom. E1M 01 letters on his shoulder are a refenrence to the codename of the first level of Doom, E1M1.
E.T.C. L800.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
E.T.C. L800 Spectre.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Spectre
E.T.C. L800 Doombringer.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Doombringer
E.T.C. L800 Shock.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Shock
E.T.C. L800 Horde.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Horde
E.T.C. L800 Angelic.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Angelic
Epic Pure Country
Backstory: After E.T.C's pickup truck broke down and his dog died there was really only one thing left for him to do-- go country! Time to bring a whole new meaning to cowboy.
Features: Themed abilities.
E.T.C. Pure Country.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
E.T.C. Pure Country Checked.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Checked
E.T.C. Pure Country Striped.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Striped
E.T.C. Event Skins
 
Epic El Mariachi Nexomania
Backstory: This mysterious wandering mariachi holds no allegiance other than to his music. Rudos and técnicos alike have learned to fear the beautiful sound of guitar wafting in the air... if only because of the pain that follows in its wake.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Nexomania skins.
E.T.C. El Mariachi.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
E.T.C. El Mariachi Underworld.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Underworld
E.T.C. El Mariachi Festival.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Festival
E.T.C. El Mariachi El Cielo.jpg
Gem.png525 / Shard.png600
El Cielo
E.T.C. El Mariachi Championship.jpg
Gem.png525 / Shard.png600
Championship

Portraits[]

E.T.C. Portraits
 
Carbot E.T.C. Portrait.png
Carbot E.T.C.
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
E.T.C. Hero Portrait.png
E.T.C. Hero
E.T.C. Mastery Portrait.png
E.T.C. Mastery
E.T.C.-O'-Lantern Portrait.png
Hallow's End E.T.C.-O'-Lantern
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Ink ETC Portrait.png
Ink ETC
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
L800 E.T.C. Portrait.png
L800 E.T.C.
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Nexomania E.T.C. Portrait.png
Nexomania Nexomania E.T.C.
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Recruit A Friend Portrait.png
Recruit A Friend
Rockstar E.T.C. Portrait.png
Rockstar E.T.C.
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Toon El Mariachi E.T.C. Portrait.png
Nexomania Toon El Mariachi E.T.C.
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[]

E.T.C. Sprays
 
Calavera de E.T.C. Spray.gif
Nexomania Calavera de E.T.C.
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Carbot E.T.C. Spray.png
Carbot E.T.C.
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cute E.T.C. Spray.png
Cute E.T.C.
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Elite Tauren Marine Spray.png
Elite Tauren Marine
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
E.T.C.-O'-Lantern Spray.png
Hallow's End E.T.C.-O'-Lantern
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
E.T.C.'s Nexomania Especial Spray.png
Nexomania II E.T.C.'s Nexomania Especial
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Mosh Party! Spray.gif
Mosh Party!
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300

Rock'nTunes Play Axe Spray.gif
Toys Rock'nTunes Play Axe
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75

Emojis[]

E.T.C. Pack 1 Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Happy.png E.T.C. Pack 2 Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Happy.png E.T.C. Happy :etchappy: Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Angry.png E.T.C. Angry :etcangry:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. ROFL.png E.T.C. ROFL :etclol:
:etcrofl:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Cool.png E.T.C. Cool :etccool:
:cool:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Sad.png E.T.C. Sad :etcsad:
:sad:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Oops.png E.T.C. Embarrassed :etcoops:
:etcembarrassed:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Silly.png E.T.C. Silly :etcsilly:
:silly:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Love.png E.T.C. in Love :etclove:
:etcinlove:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Meh.png E.T.C. Speechless :etcmeh:
:etcspeechless:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Surprised.png E.T.C. Surprised :etcwow:
:etcsurprised:

Quotes[]

Main article: E.T.C./Quotes


Trivia[]

  • The tauren made their debut in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002).
  • E.T.C. represents the Blizzard band Elite Tauren Chieftain. In earlier versions of Heroes of the Storm, L80ETC was present instead.[2]
  • E.T.C. is voiced by Jess Harnell.
  • E.T.C. was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • Many of E.T.C.'s quotes reference various rock and metal bands and their songs.
  • The guitars E.T.C. carries on his back reference the deceased guitar legends Dimebag Darrell, guitarist of Pantera, and Randy Rhoads, guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne.
    • E.T.C.'s pink goatee is also a reference to Dimebag Darrell.
  • Black Metal E.T.C.'s face paint may be a reference to the rock band KISS, the black metal music genre, and/or the Grimtotem tauren.
  • Glam Metal E.T.C. carries a guitar styled after one used by Prince.
  • Guitar Solo's icon depicts a mashup of Prince's Love Symbol and the Horde's logo.
  • One of E.T.C.'s old talents, Rolling Like a Stone, references the popular English rock band The Rolling Stones.
  • Another one of his talents, Pinball Wizard, references a song by the popular English rock band The Who.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. 2013-11-09, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Concept Art and Screenshots. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-23
  2. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.

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