The latest Hero addition to the Nexus was Chromie. The Hero was quite well received as she requires precise timing and is unique in her own nature. Now it's time to look into the future at our next Hero to be added from the Warcraft Universe, Medivh. In this article, I'm going to be explaining most of his abilities and a gameplay preview is also included.
Medivh's Lore Background
Medivh was the last Guardian of Tirisfal, an ancient line of protectors bestowed with great powers to battle with the agents of the Burning Legion. He was corrupted even before birth and possessed by the spirit of the demonlord Sargeras who used Medivh in his plan to conquer Azeroth. Medivh contacted Gul'dan and together they opened the Dark Portal, which allowed the Burning Legion to unleash its destruction upon Azeroth. He was slain shortly after by a party led by one of his friends, Lothar. Now he joins the Nexus and is prepared to avenge anything that stands in his way.
Role in Heroes of the Storm
Medivh was tagged by Blizzard as a Ranged Specialist with a Very Hard difficulty tag. His model was taken from Warcraft III and slightly upgraded to accommodate the game's new engine.
Medivh has just a single damage-dealing ability called Arcane Rift. It is on a low cooldown, but only if it hits something. If you fail to hit a target with it, the ability goes on a 7 second cooldown. Next up is Medivh's passive, which makes him an ideal scout. Medivh can transform into a raven bypassing terrain. While in Raven Form, enemy Heroes are unable to attack him. Force of Will protects ally Heroes from any damage for a short duration, however, it doesn't protect you from crowd-controlling effects or stuns. His last basic ability is called Portal and it allows Medivh to create portals between nearby locations for a short time. The portal can be used both defensively and offensively.
The first Heroic is called Polybomb. The enemy is transformed into a flying sheep. The effect spreads to nearby enemies indefinitely and the only way to cancel it is that the nearby targets need to run away from each other. His second Heroic ability is equally powerful and similar to Zeratul's Void Prison. It's called Ley Line Seal, has a long range and it puts enemy Heroes into Stasis, they become invulnerable unable to use any attacks.
Below is a video showing Medivh's gameplay in action.