Heroes of the Storm's roster has grown quite a bit since the game's release, and today Blizzard announced the latest arrival to the Nexus is now available on the Public Test Realm, and fans can dive in and give Cpl. Miles "Blaze" Lewis a try starting today.
There’s no official release date on when Blaze will enter the main game, but he’s readily available on the Public Test Realm (PTR) starting today. The latest update for the PTR will be available for playtesting until January 8, giving players quite a bit of time to try out the new patch before it hits live servers. You can check out the full patch notes and their details by heading over to the Heroes of the Storm website.
Interested in trying out the new hero? Here’s what you can expect to see from Blaze in Heroes of the Storm.
Flame Stream (Q)
Allows Blaze to fire two streams of flame that deal 83 damage to enemies that it hits. It also sets the Oil Spill attack alight when it comes into contact with it.
Oil Spill (W)
Shoots out an oil slick that lasts for 5 seconds and slows down enemies. It can also be set aflame by the Flame Stream attack, dealing even more damage to enemies.
Jet Propulsion (E)
Allows Blaze to charge forward and collide with enemies to deal 52 damage to them and any nearby heroes. Also stuns enemies for 1.25 seconds.
Bunker Drop (R)
Deploys and causes Blaze to enter a Bunker with 1300 health at will. Allows the occupants to gain access to a Flamethrower, which deals 179 damage to enemies in a line. Exiting the Bunker will grant the user 25 armor for seconds. Lasts 10 seconds.
Channel energy up to 2.6 seconds and once the Channeling ends, slow nearby enemies by 60%, causing them to take 48 damage ever .5 seconds. This effect is extended the longer that Blaze channels—anywhere from 1-5 seconds. Movement speed is reduced by 50% while Channeling.
You can give Blaze a try right now by downloading and logging on to the PTR.