It’s a new week, so I’m done playing the heroes from last week – Gazlowe, Nova, Stitches, Diablo, Kerrigan, and Tyrande.
Gazlowe is a specialist hero that can collect scrap from destroyed structures that restores mana and reduces cooldowns, place turrets, shoot lasers, and more. He was fun even I wasn’t overly effective with him. His Deth Lazor ability was interesting because it charges. When you first hit the button to activate it, it begins to charge. The longer it charges, the more damage it does and the further its range. I was always tempted to let it charge fully, but I should learn to fire it off faster.
I did significantly better with Nova than I do with most other heroes. In fact, I’d never stayed alive as long as when I used her. Whenever out of combat for two seconds, she cloaks, and she can also spawn a hologram decoy (and doing so doesn’t break her cloak). These abilities make it easier to hit and run. Moreover, it makes it fun to hit and run. I really wasn’t expecting to like her very much, but playing her was great.
Stitches is a warrior abomination that can Gorge on enemies, consuming them and trapping them in his own stomach. Why would I need to say anything else about this hero?
Diablo is another warrior hero. He has a variety of abilities including AOEs, a charge, and more, but I particularly liked his Overpower ability that slams a hero behind him, dealing damage and stunning. Displacing an enemy, even if just for a split second, can be useful. Also, it was fun just being Diablo. His lore in the game also says “…and his gender… malleable.”
Kerrigan’s an assassin that seemed rather plain to me. She was okay while I used her, but nothing stands out about her in my mind. She can leap to enemies and pull them to her as well, which is always useful. I don’t think I’ll be playing her much more.
The support hero Tyrande was the last hero I tried of the bunch. She can heal herself and others, send an owl across the map, revealing and damaging enemy heroes, damage and stun enemies in an area, and more. I liked her, but I think I like all the support heroes. It’s hard to pick one that clicks with me best. I have to admit, getting a pet owl is pretty cool.