Starcraft’s Stukov is Heroes of the Storm’s next support hero

Heroes of the Storm has a fairly tame roster of support characters, including a panda, a monk, and a frog cosplaying as a “dragon”. Most of them are essential to any good team composition, but they’re not exactly… intimidating. Thankfully, it looks like the class will be getting some much-needed attitude when Starcraft‘s “Infested Admiral” enters the nexus.

“Alexei Stukov had a hard life, and an even harder death,” explains his character bio. “He has been betrayed, shot into space, resurrected and infested, almost cured, and then experimented upon as the infestation returned. Now, his infestation spreads within the Nexus…”

Stukov is a little light on damage, much like most of the game’s support heroes, but he more than makes up for it with his utility. Stukov’s trait and abilities all revolve around the use of viruses, which can be used to heal his allies, as well as damage and slow his enemies. His badass-looking arm is also not to be taken lightly, as it can silence enemies, deal damage, and is the driving force behind his two heroic abilities.

A more in-depth look at his abilities, as well as his “Admiral Krakenov” skin can be found here.

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