Maiev Shadowsong Puts Heroes of the Storm on Lockdown!
Villains of the Nexus beware, for the commander of the Night Elven Sentinels has begun the hunt! Maiev Shadowsong is the newest hero of the storm, and she’s planning to lock the door and throw away the key against her foes.
Maiev Shadowsong stood watch over the imprisoned Betrayer for ten thousand years, and hunted him relentlessly after he was released. Some say she’s determined; others say she’s obsessed. Either way, she will stop at nothing to ensure the security of her world.
Maiev is all all about controlling and corralling her enemies, keeping them close while her allies deal the killing blow.
- Her first ability is FAN OF KNIVES
Deal 180 damage to enemies in a crescent area. Hitting at least 2 enemy Heroes with Fan of Knives reduces its cooldown to 0.5 seconds, and refunds its Mana cost.
- Maiev`s second ability is UMBRAL BIND
Maiev’s next Basic Attack cleaves and applies a tether to enemy Heroes hit for 2.5 seconds. If a tethered Hero moves too far from Maiev, they are pulled toward her, dealing 110 damage and breaking the tether.
- Her third basic ability is SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
Send a shadow of Maiev outward that will return to its cast location, dealing 100 damage to enemies along both paths. Deals 100% more damage to enemy Heroes. Reactivate to Blink to the shadow’s location.
- And finally her Heroic abilities, which provide to different ways to lock down your opponents, whether it be single-target, or a group containment.
CONTAINMENT DISCThrow a glaive in the target direction. If an enemy Hero is hit, Containment Disc can be reactivated to remove their vision and Time Stop them for 4 seconds. Containment Disc automatically activates 6 seconds after hitting a Hero.WARDEN’S CAGESummon 8 Warden Avatars as a cage around Maiev. After 1.5 seconds, enemy Heroes that come in contact with an Avatar consume it and are knocked to the center of the cage. Warden Avatars last 7 seconds.
As you can see, Maiev is all about keeping her foes where she wants them, with her second ability preventing fleeing foes, while her fan of knives cleaves through groups of heroes with ease. While she is able to keep a handle on her enemies when she wants to, it’s not going to be easy against a player who knows their mobility options. She also suffers from the curse of being an assassin , her weak defenses making her easy prey for any trapped targets who can shrug off her control.
Find out more about Maiev’s debut into the Nexus Here!
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