Artanis Spotlight – Heroes of the Storm


After the loss of Aiur, the protoss race teetered perilously close to extinction. It was Hierarch Artanis who bridged the bitter divide between the templar and the dark templar factions. With the Spear of Adun at his command, Artanis prepares for war inside the Nexus. Artanis is an unflinching melee warrior that refuses to give up, even in the face of death. Artanis’ passive trait, SHIELD OVERLOAD, automatically triggers a protective barrier when his health dips below fifty percent. The cooldown of this trait shrinks with every basic attack, so sustained combat will activate this ability much faster. Artanis’ first basic ability is BLADE DASH. Artanis lunges forward in a straight line, dealing light damage, and then dashes back along the same path, dealing significantly higher damage. Next up is the ability TWIN BLADES. Once primed, TWIN BLADES will activate on your next auto attack, striking the enemy with two basic attacks quickly. Artanis’ third ability is PHASE PRISM. When activated, Artanis sends out a prism in a straight line. When the prism contacts an enemy Hero, it pulls the enemy to your position, while repositioning you to theirs. Artanis’ first Heroic is SUPPRESSION PULSE. The Spear of Adun deploys a crackling net of energy, causing light damage to any enemies caught in range, and blinding them for a short period of time. SUPPRESSION PULSE has unlimited range and can be called down anywhere on the Battlefield. Artanis’ second Heroic calls down a PURIFIER BEAM. As commander of the Spear of Adun, Artanis can order this massive laser to chase an enemy Hero for a short time, causing high damage to whomever—and whatever—it touches. PURIFIER BEAM also can be called down anywhere on the Battlefield. Here are a few tips when playing this legendary protoss leader. Dive into fights, triggering Artanis’ SHIELD OVERLOAD as his health drops. Utilize TWIN BLADES to help hasten the cooldown on this trait and cycle it in combat as often as possible. The combo of these two abilities allow Artanis to stay in the thick of things and, at times, trap an enemy into thinking he’s an easy kill. Use your BLADE DASH to dive in on enemy groups and take control of their positioning. Due to the high damage of Artanis’ return dash, most enemies will spread out, allowing your team to push an advantage. PHASE PRISM usage will be the mark of a fearless player. How you position yourself and your opponent will be central to scoring critical takedowns. But be careful. Try not to fling yourself into enemy fire. Artanis has few options for speedy escapes. With the Spear of Adun at his command, Artanis has access to Heroic abilities across the entire battleground. His Heroics allow him to have global influence and affect the tide of battle even if he isn’t present. The PURIFIER BEAM rewards players with excellent timing. Triggering it just before a teammate lands a clutch stun can help you inflict a massive amount of damage on multiple targets. SUPPRESSION PULSE, is a solid counter to auto-attack heroes. Trigger the ability when opponents initiate a fight. The blind duration might just be enough for you and your team to secure multiple takedowns without suffering any of your own. The united protoss are marching to war. Will you answer the Hierarch’s call to arms? Make sure to subscribe to Heroes of the Storm on YouTube, and we’ll see you next time in the Nexus.

100 comments

  • the chair is back, but renji won

    forget hots
    overwatch is the future

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  • Thomas Boys

    They messed up the vocals with this guy. I've watched enough Carbot Animations to know that every word out of a zealot's mouth is "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH".

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  • Bojan_Markovic_Smorior

    I want Vol'JIn and Deatwing in Nexus 🙂

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  • METALRON

    I absolutely love playing Artanis. People still need to get used to him, but he is such a beast once you figure him out.

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  • Masterdevil

    He's…. not very good. I'm disappointed blizzard.

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  • C J

    The red mecha costume is giving me a nerdgasm

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  • Iced Coffee arts

    my wallet's for Aiur

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  • Brian Kim

    Artanis sucks. Blizz buff this great Protoss Hero!! BUFF NEEDED

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  • dan Mihaita

    I tryed this game, hoped I can enjoy it, so boring ….

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  • Alex Kravtsov

    Love it!

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  • TheNecrumDavengers

    MY LIFE FOR AIUR!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Lance Lindle Lee

    He needs the ability to cancel the recall of blade dash

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  • Fate

    when he'll be nerfed like leoric?

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  • Din

    Is he from Ionia?

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  • Konishuu-Seyia

    Twin Blades is such an innovative and exciting new ability Kappa

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  • Chocolate Cumprimenta

    He looks very cool!

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  • Dex

    Our tennis? No, your tennis!

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  • Dex

    Levelled him up to 10 and no master skin available yet. DUNDUNDUUUUUN.

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  • kleash

    Was hoping they'd introduce Selendis instead, my waifu.

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  • Daryl Rivera

    Go! Optimus Prime!

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  • Agyfasz Technológia

    Still not Fenix but progress

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  • jman julian

    More global ults just what the game needs

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  • ArT Ownz

    I hope Phoenix makes it to the Nexus.

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  • Nino

    Heroes of the storm has really boring ability design

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  • adam flanagan

    He needs a buff

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  • werewolf3811

    Medivh is in wow and hearthstone, put Medivh in heroes!

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  • Badger McWaffles

    So after playing him and against him countless times now, I can confidently say… he is so far the worse hero. His skills and looks, model and what not are cool! But he just seems SO under par. I dk if it's his stats or what but he just isnt good.

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  • Cristy P.

    Nice….protoss riding horses >.>seriously…..

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  • Billy Huynh

    Maiev shadowsong next, pls!!

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  • angel abadzhiev

    When is Artanis going to be up for everyone ? They said its going to be the 27th but it's not …. ;/

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  • Ricardo Valente

    still wating for athas trailer…

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  • Feras Alturaigi

    Good one Blizzard…Only we dont always play against bots.

    Please give us a hero with a kit that actually works and remove his retarded Q skill.

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  • warpatato

    So Purifier Beam is basically a Particle cannon from C&C Generals?

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  • Werxan 978

    Who will be next

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  • Khamis1203

    He seems, super weak after playing him to level 6….

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  • Demented N

    Blade Dash looks interesting and funny.
    Boomerang projectile? Pfff.
    YOU are the boomerang.

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  • James Abdullah Wang

    PLZ ADD A GAMEMODE WHERE STARCRAFT HEROES ARE NOT ALLOWED! THANKS!

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  • Something Here

    The Portuguese of Portugal subtitle is broken, Portuguese isn't Polish..

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  • ShadowSpike

    Had hoped we'd get Fenix as our starcraft warrior.

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  • HyperCobaltMax

    En Taro Artanis!

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  • FlashKick

    Why r there so few video spotlights for this game blizzard 🙁 plz make more of them 🙂

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  • karrass

    any one who played league of legends micht notice that artanis` playstile is a lot like the pirate Gangplank

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  • Jarl Baalgruf

    EN TAROU ARTANIS!

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  • wiggle -.-warrio

    Please heroes who help me in the storm of someone with skype

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  • Duke Gallant

    Where's Gul'dan?

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  • Kinghugbug

    4000 liked

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  • FRIUS - GAMING CLIPS & GAMEPLAY

    i dont get the purpose of Q
    how to use? its not a go in ability ,cant even attack while dashing,cant escape with it …
    charge after enemy reach them and come back ,they escape

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  • Lolmaster Meador37

    good

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  • spiritfired

    Artanis. Does. NOT. DANCE!!!

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  • kenneth1win

    artanis changed a lot hasnt he? because I watched the world championship and artanis looked like a mage

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  • Angelats

    azir

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  • killercrocgeorge

    So blizzard will add another Protoss will it be selendis will she be an adept???? Could be cool

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  • Denny Phantom

    Templar? Then Where is Ezio At?

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  • Nationalism

    The United Germanics are marching to war, will you answer the Fuhrers call to arms to defend Europe from foreigners and jews?

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  • Spoegefugl

    If Blizzard has balls, they will make a skin for him in refference to that FailPool in the Wolverine Origins Movie 😛

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  • starspawn

    "Artanis has few options for speedy escape". What happened to his teleport ability shown in Legacy of the Void ? -_- Also, why not have one of his heroics be a psi-storm centred around himself (as shown in the Alone cinematic in LotV) ?

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  • MrTBSC

    hey blizzard can you ad a MK scropionskin to artanis?

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  • Tien-Yun Wu

    Hope Selendis and Vorazun will make it one day, as well

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  • KM

    Use the blind ult when hammer is present, SURE KILL

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  • perceptad

    he looks like an elite from halo

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  • Ace Strife

    This video should be deleted now since he was reworked.

    He's not like this anymore. He shouldn't dive into fights; he'll die, extremely quickly. His playstyle is nothing like it was originally designed.

    And lol @ them saying he has "few speedy escapes". He has NO escapes, never did, still doesn't, despite him now being far weaker.

    Now that Artanis is ruined, they should add Fenix to take his place.

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  • Alex Zlotea

    They might want to re-do the video considering Artanis is quite different since release lol.

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  • Ova Loaf

    Good melee, given the ability to do global damage or support
    Interesting but why?!

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  • Mao Mao Zedong

    Artanis wins, FATALITY

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  • Zanar Naryon

    Kinda disapointed by the appearence of the Purifier Beam. It looks flippin awesome in-game, but here?

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  • Keil Star

    Exort Trionis!

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  • leo 1234

    will using the purifier beam be effective on turrets?

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  • Daniel Alejandro

    Looks a lot like Ash Prime. (Warframe)

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  • akliroth vralin

    The evangelion unit 1 skin lol

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  • Nepu-Tech USA

    I wish he wasn't so expensive, he's 1.5 years old 🙁
    Also his auto attacks are so slow and awkward…

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  • S T A L K E R #SavetheLotus

    Artanis: PROBIUS! MORE PYLONS!

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  • Chairs tables

    which is better pulse or beam?

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  • The EngiWizard

    Passive stolen from Blitzcrank's passive, minor changes.
    Q is similar to Ahri's q, only it's the whole character and not a projectile.
    W is a active version of Master Yi's passive.
    I find both ults pretty original. They made this one REALLY unoriginal

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  • Rashid Abdulaev

    I know this video was released a year ago but abathur was dancing in top while evryone were fighting

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  • Zachary Szombathy

    I want blizzard and Fromsoftware to ban together and put dark souls stuff in the nexus.

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  • Dat Boi

    Hey can you guys do one for my boi
    abathur

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  • will smith

    one of the strongest champs

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  • Eggwaldo, Prophet of Avocados

    2:42 just abathar in the background ignoring the fight

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  • romantiCaveman

    Call me old-fashioned, but I really loved it when Artanis was piloting a jet in just a loincloth.

    Then again, if not him, who would get to be the "Zealot hero?" Selendis? Fenix? Blizzard PROBABLY has something bigger planned for Fenix utilizing his history as both a Zealot and a Dragoon. Maybe. Hopefully.

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  • Nathan V

    En Taro Adun

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  • Sevket Akca

    Şu oyuna Türkçe desteği gelse çok güzel olur

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  • PShane Tju

    Not legendary anymore but epic. Good choice blizzard, Artanis is more utilitarian.

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  • N͝i̸̢g̷͜h̕t̶S̶͜t̛alḱ̷̡ȩ̸r̷̡

    Lmao the player didnt start autos after Artanis' dashes 3:14

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  • epic kwabs omg

    Statecraft is best

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  • madrich m

    dislike
    FOR THE SWAAAAAAAAAAAARM

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  • Petered Parkered

    They don't feature his weakness? Unlike their other character spotlights.

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  • Tyson Ly

    I honestly wanted the purifier beam to be.. More. Sure using it will force someone to run around, but I think it should be like a REAL purifier beam from the game, such as a giant beam that covers a large radius as well as slowly grow

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  • Xanthippus

    name of the background theme?

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  • Cristy P.

    there are some retardet ults in this game…..and level 10 purifier beam its 1 of them

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  • Perfect Pluma

    he's a male version of Vengeful Spirit because he has Swap Ability…lol

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  • Varanjie

    His voice is incredible

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  • Adam Selvig

    Optimus prime for hots

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  • Martin

    artanis should have the ability to regenerate when he dies and creating a burst:P

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  • King JellyGuy

    I like how he didn't mention any counters

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  • Stoyan Dimitrov

    Make Artanis announcer

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  • Cptbravo2211

    Our time has come and so have i

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  • MrGhostman Ghost

    Artanis nerve cord had grown back…

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  • DelgadorTv

    Thx blizzard Keep it up!

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  • Adam Selvig

    Optimus prime for blizzard entertainment

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  • Levferno

    Thanks for adding a Starcraft warrior hero

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