15 Hero Wishlist for Heroes Of The Storm

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Malthael, the Angel of Death

The Angel of Death Malthael is the iconic antagonist from Diablo IIIs Reaper of Souls expansion. Formerly the Archangel of Wisdom, Malthael embodied the essence of death and led an attack to completely demolish the human race. Malthael is depicted similar to the Grim Reaper, wearing a dark hood and wielding scythes.

I think Malthael would work well as a high skill melee assassin with burst damage as opposed to sustained damage. Drawing influence from his boss fight mechanics in Diablo III, his abilities would all involve the theme of darkness and death. He could summon a dark shroud that slows all enemies within it and increases damage done to them, as well as a swirl of darkness around him that slows and deals damage to all enemies nearby. He could also have a dash ability that allows him to rush to an enemy and quickly slice them up with his duel scythes.

One possible ultimate ability is a finishing skill shot that would only be effective against enemies with less than a certain percentage of health. When the target is hit, Malthael steals their remaining health to heal himself while effectively killing the target. Another possible ultimate ability could allow Malthael to summon a couple exorcists whose attack speed increases the longer they are alive, similar to his boss fight mechanic.

Malthael could be very disruptive as a melee assassin, but with no healing or movement abilities could be vulnerable to crowd control and other burst damage assassins. Of the Diablo villains, I would argue he is one of the most notable and would provide more variety among the current list of melee assassin heroes.

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