Heroes are the unique playable characters in Heroes of the Storm. A player chooses a single Hero, each having different abilities and Talents. Heroes can fight other Heroes and be slain, respawning in the Hall of Storms after death. They can also collect experience, increasing Heroes' power and granting them access to new Talents.
The Heroes are characters from the Blizzard Entertainment franchise universes of Diablo, Overwatch, Starcraft, Warcraft, Blizzard Classic games (The Lost Vikings), as well as Heroes of the Storm originals, and are divided into six different roles: Bruiser, Healer, Melee Assassin, Ranged Assassin, Support, and Tank. There are currently 90 Heroes in the game, with Hogger being the most recent addition. Additionally, most Heroes can choose from multiple Mounts (some having special mounts) and have multiple Skins available for purchase in-game or through the free loot box system, with some forming a shared theme with other character Skins.
Every Hero starts with four Abilities, consisting of only three Basic Abilities and a Trait. All of these skills are available to use at the start of the game and can be customized through the Talents. At level 10, Heroes also receive a Heroic Ability chosen by the player, unique to the Hero. At level 20, Heroes can choose to upgrade their chosen Heroic Ability or pick from a few powerful other options. Abilities scale in effectiveness progressively as Heroes level up by gaining Experience. Abilities do not scale individually except through certain Talents.
Bruiser heroes are tough fighters that are capable of putting out some damage.
Bruisers are focused on survival with high damage output. There are currently 17 Bruiser heroes.
Healer heroes focus primarily on healing damage and assisting their team.
Healers are heroes that possess the ability to restore HP to allies and themselves by healing. There are currently 16 Healer heroes.
Melee Assassin Heroes
Melee Assassin heroes are high-octane damage dealers that get up close to their enemy to really lay on the pain.
Melee Assassins focus on suddenly attacking their foes at close range. There are currently 10 Melee Assassin heroes.
Ranged Assassin Heroes
Ranged Assassin heroes are fragile damage dealers that are able to attack their enemies from a safer distance.
Ranged Assassins are high damage dealers that attack from range. There are currently 30 Ranged Assassin heroes.
Support heroes provide boosts and other benefits to their teammates.
Supports are heroes that provide some sort of utility through Shields or EXP gain. There are currently 4 Support heroes.
Tank heroes are formidable juggernauts that protect their team by absorbing attacks from the enemy and blocking their retreat.
Tanks are designed by their role of wading into combat, absorbing attacks from enemy heroes and blocking their retreat. There are currently 13 Tank heroes.
The following heroes had models shown but haven't been officially announced:
- Free rotation
- List of unconfirmed heroes
- Mercenary camps
- Hero Prices
- List of heroes by release date
- Hero skin themes
|Bruisers||Artanis • Chen • Deathwing • Dehaka • D.Va • Gazlowe • Hogger • Imperius • Leoric • Malthael • Ragnaros • Rexxar • Sonya • Thrall • Varian • Xul • Yrel|
|Healers||Alexstrasza • Ana • Anduin • Auriel • Brightwing • Deckard • Kharazim • Li Li • Lt. Morales • Lúcio • Malfurion • Rehgar • Stukov • Uther • Tyrande • Whitemane|
|Melee Assassins||Alarak • The Butcher • Illidan • Kerrigan • Maiev • Murky • Qhira • Samuro • Valeera • Zeratul|
|Ranged Assassins||Azmodan • Cassia • Chromie • Falstad • Fenix • Gall • Genji • Greymane • Gul'dan • Hanzo • Jaina • Junkrat • Kael'thas • Kel'Thuzad • Li-Ming • Lunara • Mephisto • Nazeebo • Nova • Orphea • Probius • Raynor • Sgt. Hammer • Sylvanas • Tassadar • Tracer • Tychus • Valla • Zagara • Zul'jin|
|Support||Abathur • The Lost Vikings • Medivh • Zarya|
|Tanks||Anub'arak • Arthas • Blaze • Cho • Diablo • E.T.C. • Garrosh • Johanna • Mal'Ganis • Mei • Muradin • Stitches • Tyrael|