Last week I made sure to try all the free heroes again. It was a good bunch!
First, there was Falstad, a ranged assassin. I really liked him. He’s always mounted, but periodically he can fly to any location on the map. Being able to jump straight to the action (or back to heal) is pretty a fantastic ability. He also has “Hammerang,” which throws his hammer like a boomerang. It’s almost like playing a hammerdin in D2.
Nazeebo is a ranged specialist that was okay but didn’t particularly click with me. He summons spiders or toads to hurt enemies or can summon a zombie ring (called Zombie Wall for some reason) that both traps and attacks. Zombie Wall can be pretty great as long as it’s correctly aimed. Having a ring of zombies around nothing isn’t too helpful.
Tassadar is ranged support that can shield, become invulnerable and invisible, and damage enemies in an area while slowing them as well. I enjoyed using him, but I didn’t care for him as much as some of the other healers I’ve tried. One of his heroic abilities was Force Wall, which creates a force field that blocks pathing. I wasn’t very effective with it.
Arthas is a melee warrior and another one of those iconic characters I was excited to play originally. Given the trend with Heroes of the Storm, I was expecting to be terrible with him, but it wasn’t quite the case. He was probably the best warrior I’ve played. His heroic ability, Summon Sindragosa, is good but not as satisfying as it should have been. She didn’t even tell the mortals to suffer as their pathetic magic betrayed them. What the Twisting Nether? That was the worst part of all of Icecrown Citadel.
One dwarf just wasn’t enough, so Blizzard gave us Muradin, a melee warrior. I didn’t like him as much as Arthas. Like Falstad, Muradin can throw his hammer, but it’s different. He also has an ability that sounds fun called “Dwarf Toss,” but it’s really just a leap. His Haymaker heroic ability is pretty cool though, doing a lot of damage and knocking targets back.
Lastly, there’s Zeratul, a melee assassin. He’s fast and can blink, but I didn’t care for him much at all.