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Gazlowe
Gazlowe

"Anyone order a one-man wreckin' crew?"

Basic Info
Title Boss of Ratchet
Role Bruiser Bruiser
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png300 / Money.png2,000
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2375
Health Regen 4.95
Resource 10 Scrap
Unit Radius 0.75
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.25
Attack Damage 100
Data Page


Gazlowe, the Boss of Ratchet, is a Bruiser hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] Few would consider the diminutive goblin tinkers fighters, but what they lack in height, they more than make up in mechanical cunning. Gazlowe's mechanical exoskeleton is an especially effective war machine - whenever it's working.

Prior to patch 52.0, Gazlowe was a Melee Assassin hero.

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

"Time is money" is a saying all goblins live by, and Gazlowe is no exception - or is he?

As a youngster, Gazlowe was a thief but he managed to make enough coin through his adventures to start his own legitimate business. That business boomed into one of the world's most successful trading ports. Gazlowe manages the trading operations on Kalimdor in the town of Ratchet.

After the events of the Third War, Gazlowe was approached by Thrall to be the chief engineer in the building of Orgrimmar. He was tasked with finding a reliable water source in the dry, harsh climate of Durotar. Digging tunnels outside the city in search of an underground well, Gazlowe and his team ran into a den of kobolds, who flooded the tunnels and drove the goblin miners out. Gazlowe sent Rexxar to deal with the nuisance.

Years and profits went on without much trouble. There was the occasional 99-Year Old Port stolen by Mad Magglish and pesky pirates to the south but nothing questing adventurers couldn't handle. It wasn't until upset fire elementals laid blaze to Orgrimmar that Gazlowe was again asked by Thrall to rebuild the city. Settling on a price, which was lowered several times, the former Warchief departed for Outland.

Following the death of the beloved Cairne Bloodhoof, the treacherous Grimtotem tribe rose up to take control of the tauren city, Thunder Bluff. Cairne's son, Baine, sent a trusted ally named Stormsong to ask Gazlowe for aid in their fight to take back the city. The plan called for outrageous amounts of explosives and weaponry, as well as zeppelins to transport troops. Demands were met and Gazlowe received an enormous sum of money and, very, very rare of a goblin, he gave most of it back as a gesture of respect to Cairne and his son. Gazlowe is keen to remain neutral for profits sake, but retains strong relations with the Horde.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Gazlowe is a Bruiser hero, who excels at guarding a location. Instead of Mana, Gazlowe uses Scrap, which is passively generated by his trait Reduce, Reuse, Recycle over time or salvaged from his destroyed turrets. His trait can also be activated to instantly dismantle a turret.

Scrap is consumed by Gazlowe's first Basic Ability Rock-It! Turret, which allows him to place a stationary turret in a target location. The turret fires at enemies, prioritising enemy Heroes, if they were in its range when it was created. Gazlowe's other abilities do not require Scrap, and are fully cooldown based. Deth Lazor fires a laser, which after a delay damages enemies and heals him for a portion of the damage it dealt. Xplodium Charge places a bomb that explodes shortly after to deal damage and stun enemies caught in the blast. Gazlowe also has a fourth ability called Focus Turrets!, by which he orders his turrets to focus on the chosen target, if in range.

Gazlowe's first Heroic is Robo-Goblin. It passively adds a stacking Damage over Time to his Basic Attack and can also be activated to temporarily grant Gazlowe Unstoppable, making him immune to crowd control. His second Heroic Grav-O-Bomb 3000 pulls in enemies after a delay, dealing heavy damage, and causes his Basic Abilities to deal more damage for a short while after casting this.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Icon.png
D
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Cooldown: 0 seconds
Regenerate 1 Scrap every 4 seconds. Destroyed Rock-It! Turrets drop 1 Scrap, which can be picked up.

Activate to destroy a target Rock-It! Turret.

Type: Resource / Instant kill
Affects: Turrets
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 7.0
Radius: 1.5 (pickup)

  • Scrap persists on ground for 5 seconds.
  • Activating Reduce, Reuse, Recycle does not dismount.
  • If Gazlowe places a Rock-It! Turret when he is at full Scrap and Scrap regeneration is off-cooldown, he instantly regenerates 1 Scrap.
Rock-It! Turret Icon.png
Q
Rock-It! Turret
4 Scrap Cooldown: 0.5 seconds
Creates a turret that deals 38 damage. Lasts for 15 seconds.

Turrets prioritize the nearest enemy Hero when first created.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 3.0

Turret
Type: Active
Scaling: 4.00% (damage & health)
Targeting: Automatic / Retargetable
Health: 510
Basic Attack damage: 38
Attack speed: 1.00
Attack range: 6.0
Movement Speed: -
Unit radius: 0.75
Sight radius: 8.0
Leash radius: -

  • Turrets can be retargeted using Focus Turrets!.
  • Turrets have no collision.
Deth Lazor Icon.png
W
Deth Lazor
Cooldown: 8 seconds
After 0.65 seconds deal 180 damage to enemies in a line. Heal for 25% of the damage dealt, increased to 75% against enemy Heroes.

Type: Spell damage / Healing
Scaling: 4.00% / -
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.65 + 0 seconds
Area of Effect: Rectangle
Width: 2.5
Height: 10
Xplodium Charge Icon.png
E
Xplodium Charge
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Place a bomb that deals 155 damage to enemies within the target area after 1.25 seconds. Enemies hit are also Stunned for 1 second.

Type: Spell damage / Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Stun
Cast time: Instant
Range: 8.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.85
Robo-Goblin Icon.png
R
Robo-Goblin
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Activate to become Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds.
Passive: Basic Attacks deal 90 bonus damage over 5 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.

Type: Spell damage / Status effect
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Tickrate: 2.0 per second (x10)
Damage per tick: 9

  • Damage stacks additively. Subsequent applications refresh the duration.
Grav-O-Bomb 3000 Icon.png
R
Grav-O-Bomb 3000
Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 1.5 second delay, pull enemies toward the center of an area and deal 235 damage. Basic Abilities deal 30% more damage for 5 seconds after casting Grav-O-Bomb 3000.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.15 + 0 seconds
Range: 8.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.0
Knockback duration: 0.5 seconds
Knockback speed: 28

  • Affected enemies are also Stunned for the duration of the knockback.
  • Damage is dealt after the pull finishes.
  • Damage bonus to Basic Abilities stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers.
Focus Turrets! Icon.png
1
Focus Turrets!
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Orders any nearby Rock-It! Turrets to focus the target.

Type: Active
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: Global

  • Disabled while no Rock-It Turrets are active.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Rocket Boots Icon.png
Rocket Boots
Increases the cast range of Xplodium Charge by 30% and its damage by 35%. Hitting an enemy Hero increases Movement Speed by 20% for 3 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier / Status effect
Affects: Ability / Self
Properties: Movement Speed
Bonus range: 2.1

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Xplodium Charge's damage.
Big Game Hunter Icon.png
Big Game Hunter
Increase maximum Scrap by 2. Dealing damage with Basic Attacks to enemy Heroes, Mercenaries or Monsters reduces the cooldown of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by 1.5 seconds.

Properties: Attack Modifier
One Man Wrecking Crew Icon.png
One Man Wrecking Crew
Casting Basic Abilities cause Gazlowe’s next Basic Attack within 6 seconds to deal 60% more damage. Stores up to 2 charges.

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

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Gazlowe's Basic Attack damage.
4
Rock It Sock It Icon.png
Rock It Sock It
Casting Rock-It! Turret grants Gazlowe a Shield that absorbs up to 200 damage for 2.5 seconds.

Type: Shield
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self

  • Shield does not stack with itself. Subsequent applications refresh the shield amount and duration.
Hyperfocus Coils Icon.png
Hyperfocus Coils
Heroes hit by Deth Lazor and Xplodium Charge take an additional 2% of their maximum Health in damage. Gazlowe is healed for 150% of the damage dealt.

Type: Spell damage / Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper Icon.png
EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to gain 40 Armor for 3 seconds, reducing damage taken by 40%, and reduce damage dealt by all nearby enemy Heroes and Summons by 50% for 3 seconds.

Type: Defensive damage modifier / Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self / Enemy Heroes & Summons
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect, Armor
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.0

  • Damage reduction stacks with other offensive damage modifiers affecting the target hero's damage output.
  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
7
Goblin Fusion Icon.png
Goblin Fusion
Generate 3 Scrap for each Hero hit by Deth Lazor.
Overload Icon.png
Overload
Deth Lazor can now store up to 2 charges. Each enemy Hero hit by Deth Lazor reduces its cooldown by 0.75 seconds.

Cooldown between charges: 1.0 seconds
Master Blaster Icon.png
Master Blaster
Deth Lazor and Xplodium Charge Slow enemies hit by 35% for 3 seconds. Rock-It! Turret Basic Attacks against enemies Slowed in this way extend the Slow duration by 0.5 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
10
Robo-Goblin Icon.png
Robo-Goblin
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Activate to become Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds.
Passive: Basic Attacks deal 90 bonus damage over 5 seconds, stacking up to 3 times.
Grav-O-Bomb 3000 Icon.png
Grav-O-Bomb 3000
Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 1.5 second delay, pull enemies toward the center of an area and deal 235 damage. Basic Abilities deal 30% more damage for 5 seconds after casting Grav-O-Bomb 3000
13
Positive Reinforcement Icon.png
Positive Reinforcement
Primary Rock-It! Turret attacks against Heroes increase Gazlowe's Attack Speed by 40% for 3 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Speed

  • Does not stack with itself. Subsequent applications refresh the duration.
Superior Schematics Icon.png
Superior Schematics
Rock-It! attack up to 2 additional enemies for 60% damage and have 50% increased Basic Attack range.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Bonus range: 3.5
Bonus sight radius: 3.0

  • Secondary targets are chosen within an 80 degree cone around the main target, prioritzing the enemies closest to the Turret.
  • Secondary attacks benefit from Grav-O-Bomb 3000's damage bonus.
  • Secondary attacks do not prioritize Heroes.
  • Secondary attack damage penalty stacks additively with offensive damage modifiers that can affect Rock-It! Turrets' damage.
Overcharged Capacitors Icon.png
Overcharged Capacitors
Gazlowe gains 5% Spell Power for each active Rock-It! Turret, up to a maximum of 15%. Dealing Basic Attack damage extends the duration of Rock-It! Turrets by 1.25 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Spell Power

  • Spell Power stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage and healing modifiers affecting Gazlowe's Spell damage or healing output.
16
Firin Mah Lazorz Icon.png
Firin' Mah Lazorz
Firing Deth Lazor causes all of Gazlowe's Rock-It! Turrets to fire a Deth Lazor of their own that deals 125 damage.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Area of Effect: Rectangle
Width: 1.0
Height: 12

  • All lazorz are fired towards the target point.
  • Rock-It! Turrets' lazorz do not interact with other talents affecting Deth Lazor.
  • Turrets' lazorz do not benefit from Grav-O-Bomb 3000's damage bonus.
Ark Reaktor Icon.png
Ark Reaktor
Reduce the cooldown of Xplodium Charge by 2 seconds. Casting Xplodium Charge creates 3 miniature Rock-It! Turrets that last for 3 seconds.

These Turrets do not drop Scrap or benefit from other Talents.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Invulnerable summon
Range: 6.0

  • Miniature Turrets spawn immediately upon cast.
  • Miniature Turrets also prioritize Heroes upon spawning and can be retargeted using Focus Turrets!.
  • Miniature Turrets' attacks do not benefit from Grav-O-Bomb 3000's damage bonus.
Overklock Icon.png
Overklock
Basic Attacks grant Gazlowe 15% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.

Dealing Basic Attack damage to Heroes causes them to take an additional 2.5% of their maximum Health as damage.

Type: Spell damage / Status effect
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
20
Mecha-Lord Icon.png
Mecha-Lord
Basic Attacks increase Gazlowe's Armor by 10 for 10 seconds, up to a maximum of 30, and deal 50% bonus damage to Stunned or Slowed enemies.

Type: Defensive damage modifier, Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier, Armor

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Gazlowe's Basic Attack damage.
  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Miniature Black Hole Icon.png
Miniature Black Hole
Increases Grav-O-Bomb radius by 25% and damage by 50%. Each enemy Hero pulled reduces its cooldown by 12 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability
Bonus radius: 1.25

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers.
Its Raining Scrap Icon.png
It's Raining Scrap
Reduce the Scrap cost of Turrets by 1. Regain 2 Scrap for every Scrap pickup.
Bomb Toss Icon.png
Bomb Toss
Xplodium Charge gains a 2nd charge with a 3 second cooldown between uses and launches 2 more bombs when it detonates.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Area of Effect, Stun
Range: 6.0

  • Additional bombs are launched at 45 degree angle of the initial direction.
  • Additional bombs have the same impact properties as Xplodium Charge, and interact with Grav-O-Bomb's damage bonus and all talents affecting Xplodium Charge, except Ark Reactor.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Gazlowe Skins
 
Rare Boss of Ratchet
Backstory: Few would consider Gazlowe a fighter, but what he lacks in height, he makes up in mechanical know-how. Besides, you don't get to be boss of a "boom"-town like Ratchet with just a charming personality, if you know what I mean.
Gazlowe Boss of Ratchet.jpg
Gem.png300 / Money.png2,000
Boss of Ratchet
Gazlowe Sewage.jpg
Free
Sewage
Gazlowe Sludge.jpg
Free
Sludge
Gazlowe Grease.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Grease
Epic Big Top
Backstory: So they think Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza has lost its edge, huh? Yeah, well... I got a new act in mind... This one'll knock 'em dead. Guaranteed.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza.
Gazlowe Big Top.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Gazlowe Big Top Clown.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Clown
Gazlowe Big Top Azure.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Azure
Rare Chief Engineer
Backstory: A wise man once said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Gazlowe has never heard of this man... and if he had, he might punch him in the gut for saying stuff like that.
Gazlowe Chief Engineer.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Gazlowe Chief Engineer Fel Iron.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Fel Iron
Gazlowe Chief Engineer Obsidian.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Obsidian
Epic Mad Martian
Backstory: From the martian landscape, Gazlowe gazed upon the Earth with jealous eyes. Soon that glittering sapphire would be his... but first, Super Sonya must be dealt with.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Superheroes vs. Eternal Empire skins.
Gazlowe Mad Martian.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Gazlowe Mad Martian Tangerine.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tangerine
Gazlowe Mad Martian Silver.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Silver
Gazlowe Event Skins
 
Legendary Mineral Harvester CraftWars
Backstory: In the rear, with the gear... and a whole lot of explosives, ha!
Features: Themed abilities
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Gazlowe Mineral Harvester.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Gazlowe Mineral Harvester Firebat.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Firebat
Gazlowe Mineral Harvester Rich.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Rich
Rare Paper Bag Hallow's End
Backstory: Goblin Law of Transaction #65: Never pay more for a Hallow's End costume than you need to.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Gazlowe Paper Bag.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Gazlowe Paper Bag Deep.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Deep
Gazlowe Paper Bag Bag of Bolts.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Bag of Bolts
Gazlowe Paper Bag Waste.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Waste
Gazlowe Paper Bag Awkward.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Awkward

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Gazlowe Portraits
 
Big Top Gazlowe Portrait.png
Big Top Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Carbot Gazlowe Portrait.png
Carbot Gazlowe
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Gazlowe Hero Portrait.png
Gazlowe Hero
Gazlowe Mastery Portrait.png
Gazlowe Mastery
Hitman Gazlowe Portrait.png
The Scarlet Heist Hitman Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Ink Gazlowe Portrait.png
Ink Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Mad Martian Gazlowe Portrait.png
Mad Martian Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Paper Bag Gazlowe Portrait.png
Hallow's End Paper Bag Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Paper Bag Tinkerton Portrait.png
Hallow's End Paper Bag Tinkerton
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Scheming Mineral Harvester Gazlowe Portrait.png
CraftWars Scheming Mineral Harvester Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Target Sighted! Portrait.png
CraftWars Target Sighted!
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Gazlowe Sprays
 
Carbot Gazlowe Spray.png
Carbot Gazlowe
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Crazed Tinkerer Spray.png
Crazed Tinkerer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Máscara de Gazlowe Spray.gif
Nexomania Máscara de Gazlowe
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Paper Bag Tinkerton Spray.gif
Hallow's End Paper Bag Tinkerton
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Paper Gazlowe Spray.png
Paper Gazlowe
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Gazlowe Pack 1 Emoji Gazlowe Pack 1 Gazlowe Happy.png Gazlowe Pack 2 Emoji Gazlowe Pack 2 Gazlowe Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 1 Gazlowe Happy.png Gazlowe Happy :gazlowehappy:
:gazhappy:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 2 Gazlowe Angry.png Gazlowe Angry :gazloweangry:
:gazangry:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 1 Gazlowe ROFL.png Gazlowe ROFL :gazlowelol:
:gazlowerofl:
:gazlol:
:gazrofl:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 2 Gazlowe Cool.png Gazlowe Cool :gazlowecool:
:gazcool:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 1 Gazlowe Sad.png Gazlowe Sad :gazlowesad:
:gazsad:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 2 Gazlowe Oops.png Gazlowe Embarrassed :gazloweoops:
:gazloweembarrassed:
:gazoops:
:gazembarrassed:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 1 Gazlowe Silly.png Gazlowe Silly :gazlowesilly:
:gazsilly:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 2 Gazlowe Love.png Gazlowe in Love :gazlowelove:
:gazloweinlove:
:gazlove:
:gazinlove:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 1 Gazlowe Meh.png Gazlowe Speechless :gazlowemeh:
:gazlowespeechless:
:gazmeh:
:gazspeechless:
Emoji Gazlowe Pack 2 Gazlowe Surprised.png Gazlowe Surprised :gazlowewow:
:gazlowesurprised:
:gazwow:
:gazsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gazlowe/Quotes


2020 Rework[edit | edit source]

When the Heroes of the Storm development team first designed Gazlowe (or Tinker, as he was initially called), the game was completely different than it is now. What heroes could do, how maps were designed, and how the game was "meant" to be played has changed dramatically over the years. So when Gazlowe was introduced back in 2014, his kit worked well for that time period. He could split push lanes, clear mercenary camps efficiently, and even his team-fighting ability wasn't that bad. Fast forward to the year 2020 (and two reworks later), the development team felt it was time to give his kit another look after his most recent overhaul in 2017.

The developer in charge of bringing the goblin's kit into 2020 was Senior Game Designer Kevin Gu. But as Gu was on paternity leave, Senior Game Designer Adam Jackson (who was heavily involved in the process) stepped up and spoke with Inven Global recently about how the team tackled the project.

When Gazlowe was first created, there was a role he slid into called "Specialist." Specialists were heroes who could act as lane bullies, clear mercenary camps effectively, control key objective points, and had unique playstyles compared to the more "traditional" roles. They couldn't team-fight well but their impact was felt in other areas of the map. Once the role was removed in the spring of 2019 and replaced with more defined playstyles (Ranged Assassin, Healer, etc.), the development team knew they had to find a spot for the goblin.

"I think we've learned a lot since we were designing him way back in the day about how our game works and about the role that we want him to play in our game," said Jackson. "Our players have learned a lot about how our game works. And as designers, we've learned a lot about both how our game is played and how kind of we want it to be played."

As for what the development team wanted to him to be, they went off what he did well and how that could translate into one of the six new roles going forward. In 2020, that role was Bruiser. Gazlowe could hold his own in lane, use his turrets for zoning purposes, and threaten stunning or slowing enemies with his abilities — a perfect fit. But once the development team settled on a Bruiser as the new role for Gazlowe, how were they going to turn him into one?

When Gu and the team began work on making Gazlowe feel like a more complete hero, they ran into a fundamental issue that they needed to address: What to do with his turrets? "One thing with Gazlowe specifically that always made him difficult to design around is that (and, not only is it true for him, but for any turret hero) in any game, turret heroes tend to be very difficult to design in a healthy way because they tend to be fairly polarizing. When you have a lot of power that's in another unit that's not the hero and that is automatically doing damage, it tends to be very, very powerful or not at all," said Jackson. By taking power out of his turrets early in the game so the opposing laner has more things to do other than worry about constantly killing his stationary cannons and dodging his skill shots, the development team was able to put more power into this other abilities.

Enabling the element of counterplay not only helps provide a healthier game experience for the opposing laner but for the player piloting Gazlowe. Jackson compares going up against and playing as Gazlowe to a traditional fighting game where: "I have a goal, he has a goal. I'm trying to prevent my opponent from doing what they want and they're trying to prevent me from doing what I want." With Gazlowe having a more defined role in a team composition going forward, the development team believes that he'll be a lot more embraced by those who want to play as him or around him.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gazlowe first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (July 2003), after Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was cancelled in 1998.
  • Gazlowe is voiced by Travis Willingham.
  • Gazlowe was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • Gazlowe is the first and only Goblin hero in the game, with Junkrat getting a skin that replaces his body with a mech and a Goblin operating it where his torso is.
  • The machine on Gazlowe's back features a licence plate with his name on it.
  • One of Gazlowe's gag quotes references the song Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg.

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