Illidan Stormrage, the Betrayer Skills and Abilities - Heroes of the Storm

TIME :2022-07-03


Illidan Stormrage is an Assassin hero from the Warcraft franchise. He was the first Demon Hunter and betrayed his people by creating a new well of eternity after the demonic invasion of Azeroth. Now Illidan lords over Outland, slaughtering heroes who venture into his lands while crying: You are not prepared! He uses his great mobility and his burst to quickly kill his enemies while applying the Mark of Azzinoth with his different abilities to further increase his effectiveness against enemy heroes. 


Background: Illidan, the Betrayor

Illidan Hurlorage is justly called the Betrayor, since throughout the millenia of his life he has deceived friends and family alike for power.

The night elf Illidan Hurlorage was born before the War of the Ancients, a conflict that erupted over 10,000 years prior to the Third War, when the chaotic Burning Legion reinvaded Azeroth. Driven by his thirst for power (and his desire to impress Tyrande Whisperwind), Illidan made a pact with the Legion to secure the entrance of its leader, Sargeras, into Azeroth through the might of an artifact called the Demon Soul. The efforts of Malfurion Stormrage, Illidan's twin brother, disrupted the Legion's plot; the demons were defeated, and Illidan was imprisoned.

During the Third War, Tyrande released Illidan from millennia of imprisonment, hoping that the Betrayer would redeem himself by battling a returned Burning Legion. Though Illidan fought to defend his people, he soon slipped into darkness: after absorbing the energies of the demonic Skull of Gul'dan, Illidan became a demon, an act for which he was banished by Malfurion. Fleeing the wrath of the night elves, the twice-condemned Illidan allied himself once again with the only entity that would accept him -- the Legion. Illidan's demonic masters sent him to destroy the Lich King, who had broken free of their influence, but Illidan failed to do so. To protect himself from the Legion's vengeance, Illidan hid on Outland, a destroyed world that he would eventually seek to rule.


Abilities: If I catch you, I'll have you!

Illidan is the ultimate Assassin. The goal is simple, you should alternate between your abilities and basic attacks to do the maximum damage and make the most of the cooldown reduction on his passive. Illidan is very good for countering but he is fragile. Fights must be short and to his advantage. Chain together your spells in the right order to maximise your damage. Choose your Ultimate depending on the map and your opponent's game. While The Hunt works perfectly for isolated targets, opt for Metamorphosis if your targets are grouped together. 

(Passive) Mark of Azzinoth

Mark of Azzinoth

- Combat Trait


Basic Attacks against targets with Mark of Azzinoth reduce Illidan's ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds. Using Betrayer's Strike and Heroic Abilities will apply Mark of Azzinoth to the target for 8 seconds.

(Q) Betrayer's Strike

Betrayer's Strike

- Target: Illidan
- Cooldown: 9 seconds


Illidan's next Basic Attack does damage and applies Mark of Azzinoth to the target.

(W) Crescent Sweep

Crescent Sweep

- Target: Cone
- Cooldown: 10 seconds


Deals 256 (66 + 10 per level) damage to enemies in target area.

Enemies with the Mark of Azzinoth take an extra 125% damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.

(E) Lunge

Lunge

- Skillshot
- Target: Zone
- Cooldown: 8 seconds


Lunges towards the target location, dealing 460 (118 + 18 per level) damage to the first enemy Hero in his path.

Lunging into an enemy with the Mark of Azzinoth reduces its cooldown by 50% and roots them as Illidan flips behind them.

(R) The Hunt

The Hunt

- Skillshot
- Cooldown: 60 seconds


Illidan launches himself at the target enemy. Deals 275 (85 + 10 per level) damage, stuns target for 1 second and applies Mark of Azzinoth. Has a very long range.

(R) Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

- Transformation
- Target: Zone
- Cooldown: 100 seconds


Transforms into demon form at the target location. Upon impact, deals 400 (210 + 10 per level) damage in a small area and applies Mark of Azzinoth to targets in a larger area. For each Hero struck, gain 150 temporary max health. Also grants 30% increased attack speed. Lasts for 18 seconds.