Heroes Of The Storm Set To Introduce Anduin In Next Patch

Heroes of the Storm:  Anduin, King of Stormwind
Heroes of the Storm: Anduin, King of Stormwind Blizzard

Heroes of the Storm revealed that it will be introducing a new hero in the next patch. Currently, the new face is now in the Public Test Realm, with playtesting available until April 29.

The patch also disables the Log Out button once a player is matched for match-made games. This is to prevent players from dodging quick matches after checking hero composition

The new hero to be introduced is Anduin, King of Stormwind. With the legendary sword Shalamayne, Andun enters the Nexus and takes his place by his warrior father's side. As a Ranged Healer, Anduin offers a wide range of abilities that are intended to keep teammates alive. However, he can also deal damage to enemies when necessary.

Anduins abilities include:


  • Leap of Faith (D)
    • Faith instantly pulls an allied Hero to Anduin's location, granting them Unstoppable while they travel
    • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Basic Abilities

  • Flash Heal (Q)
    • Cast for 0.75 seconds to heal an allied Hero for 260
    • Cost: 30 mana
    • Cooldown: 4 seconds
  • Divine Star (W)
    • Send light that deals 140 damage to enemies and then returns to Anduin, healing allied Heroes for 130 in a wider path. Healing increases by 25% per enemy Hero hit.
    • Cost: 45 mana
    • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Chastise (E)
    • Shove a swell of light forward, dealing 145 damage to the first enemy Hero hit and Rooting them for 1.25 seconds
    • Cost: 40 mana
    • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Heroic Abilities

  • Holy Word: Salvation (R1)
    • After 0.5 seconds, Channel to invoke the Light for 3 seconds. While nearby, allied Heroes heal for up to 25% of their max Health and are Protected.
    • Cost: 70 mana
    • Cooldown: 80 seconds
  • Lightbomb (R2)
    • Imbue an allied Hero with the Light. After 1.5 seconds, it explodes, dealing 150 damage to enemies and Stunning them for 1.25 seconds. The target gains a Shield that absorbs 140 damage per enemy Hero hit. Lasts for 5 seconds.
    • Cost: 70 mana
    • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Aside from the new hero, the upcoming patch is expected to offer new collections with:

New Bundles

  • Anduin Heroic Bundle
  • Footman Varian Skin Pack

New Announcer

  • Anduin Announcer

New Mount

  • Reverence
  • Redridge Reverence
  • Darkshire Reverence

New Skins

  • Anduin
    • Elwynn Anduin
    • Westfall Anduin
    • Neo-President Anduin
    • Neo-Steel Anduin
    • Neo-Vigilante Anduin
  • Varian
    • Stormwind Footman Varian
    • Stromgarde Footman Varian
    • Kul Tiras Footman Varian

New Portraits, Sprays, and Emojis

  • Several new emoji packs, sprays, and portraits have also been added to the game.
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