Heroes Of The Storm New Hero: Qhira Joins The Fight

Heroes of the Storm welcomes Qhira.
Heroes of the Storm welcomes Qhira. Blizzard

Heroes of the Storm welcomes the latest hero to join its roster: Qhira. This acrobatic and powerful assassin is the second original character to be part of Heroes of the Storm.

In terms of lore, Qhira hails from Iresia, known in the Nexus not only for their beauty, but more importantly their technological advancement. However, all the prosperity and power resulted in conflict with the different competing factions of Iresia and eventually tore the realm apart. This left Qhira with no other option but to flee. She now roams the Nexus armed with her trusty Iresian Chainblade, living the life of a bounty hunter all while searching for any survivors.

As a Melee Assassin, Qhira is able to deal significant burst damage. This makes her effective especially at taking down fragile Heroes. As a hunter, players who use Qhira should make it a point to choose their opponents wisely. Warriors, as well as heroes that have high health, are difficult for Qhira to take down, especially on her own. The same is true for heroes that have strong Stuns or even those that have disruptive abilities.


Qhira’s abilities include:

  • Carnage (Q)
    • Unleashes Qhira’s Iresian Chainblade in a targeted direction, continuously dealing damage to enemies caught in its path.
  • Blood Rage (W)
    • As a passive, basic attacks and abilities cause enemies to bleed, dealing damage that stacks up to five times. When activated, deals additional damage and heals Qhira per enemy Hero affected. Damage and healing are increased by additional stacks on each Hero.
  • Revolving Sweep (E)
    • Attaches Qhira’s sword to the first enemy Hero hit, Stunning them. Once attached, Qhira rotates rapidly around the target, dealing damage to any enemies in between. Reactivate to send Qhira to the target’s location, knocking them back, dealing damage, and Stunning them.
  • Unrelenting Strikes (Heroic 1) (R1)
    • Unleashes Qhira’s sword in a series of swooping arcs, damaging all nearby enemies throughout the duration. Upon expiring, damages all nearby enemy Heroes and Stuns them.
  • Final Strike (Heroic 2) (R2)
    • After a brief delay, Qhira strikes the ground with her sword, dealing significant damage to all enemies in the sword’s path. Deals extra damage to enemies with low Health.
  • Trait: Grappling Hook (D)
    • Qhira fires a Grappling Hook that pulls her to any terrain it contacts. If an enemy Hero is hit, they take damage and Qhira launches toward them, dealing additional damage on impact. Can be used while Revolving Sweep is active.


  • Level 7
    • Her level 7 Talent tier offers strong survivability options that synergize with her other Talents. Players need to select this Talent tier carefully, as it will be crucial to Qhira’s survival especially in the later stages of the game.
  • Level 16
    • Players need to look into the Booming Kick talent. This allows Qhira to Stun all enemy heroes in an area around the primary target of her Revolving Sweep ability.
  • Level 20
    • Upon reaching Level 20, players can select the Utility Belt to get extra mobility. In choosing this talent, the cooldown of Grapppling Hool is reset if an enemy is hit with Revolving Sweep. In addition, Grappling Hook cools down 900% faster when Qhira is not in combat. Meanwhile, the other level 20 talent is known as No Sanctuary. This allows Qhira to see enemy heroes that have low health anywhere on the map. Once the effect becomes active, Qhira gains increased movement speed while also dealing increased damage.

That said, care to give Qhira a shot?

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