Level Talent Name Description
1 Applied Force Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10% but Telekinesis pushes 20% further.
1 Power Conduit Reduces the Mana cost of Lightning Surge by 10.
1 Without Effort Telekinesis no longer costs Mana.
4 Cycle of Discord Reduces the cooldown of Discord Strike by 2 seconds. If Discord Strike fails to hit any enemies, the Mana cost is refunded and the cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds.
4 Double Cross Increases the range of Discord Strike by 25% and also hits in a line perpendicular to the forward strike.
4 Extended Lightning Increases Lightning Surge range by 20%.
4 Reckless Strike Reduces the delay of Discord Strike by 0.25 seconds but if it hits an enemy, Alarak's Armor is lowered by 25 for 2 seconds, causing him to take 25% more damage.
7 Chaos Reigns Quest: Each time Discord Strike hits a Hero its damage increases by 3, up to 45. Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, increase its damage by an additional 45.
7 Endless Energy Quest: Heroes hit between you and the victim permanently decrease the cooldown of Lightning Surge by 0.2 seconds, up to 2 seconds.
7 Thunderstruck Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10%, but causes Lightning Surge to slow enemies hit between you and the victim by 70% for 2 seconds.
10 Counter-Strike Alarak becomes Protected and Unstoppable while channeling for 1 second. If an enemy Hero attacked Alarak during that time, Alarak sends a shockwave forward that deals 275 (+4% per level) damage.
10 Deadly Charge After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in the path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.6 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.
13 Dissonance Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10% but increases Discord Strike's silence duration by 0.75 seconds.
13 Hindered Motion Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10% but causes Telekinesis to slow enemies by 40% for 2 seconds.
13 Psychokinesis Increases the damage of Telekinesis by 100%.
13 Pure Malice Anytime an allied Hero dies, your Sadism bonus is increased by 8%, stacking up to 40%. This bonus Sadism cannot be consumed by Hasty Bargain and is lost on death.
16 Negatively Charged Increases damage dealt to enemies between you and the victim of Lightning Surge by 100%, but does not generate any additional healing.
16 Projected Force Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10% but increases the range of Telekinesis by 25%.
16 Quick Mind Reduces the damage bonus of Sadism by 10% and the cooldown of Telekinesis by 6 seconds.
16 Sustaining Power Increases the healing you receive from dealing damage to Heroes with Lightning Surge by 30%.
20 Counter-Strike Channel for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if an enemy Hero attacked you, send a shockwave that deals 275 (+4% per level) damage. This ability will take over your Trait button.
20 Deadly Charge After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in the path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.625 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling. This ability will take over your Trait button.
20 Hasty Bargain Activate to permanently reduce your Sadism bonus by 4% and reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.
20 Last Laugh Activate to remove all roots, slows, and damage over time effects and teleport to the chosen location. Activating Last Laugh will immediately reduce Alarak's Health to 1.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Discord Strike After a 0.5 second delay, enemies in front of Alarak take 175 (+4% per level) damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.
W Telekinesis Create a force, pushing yourself and all enemies hit from the targeted point towards the targeted direction. Deals 48 (+4% per level) damage to enemies.
E Lightning Surge Deal 100 (+4% per level) damage to an enemy and all enemies between you and the target. 75% of the damage dealt to enemy Heroes is returned as health.
R Counter-Strike Alarak becomes Protected and Unstoppable while channeling for 1 second. If an enemy Hero attacked Alarak during that time, Alarak sends a shockwave forward that deals 275 (+4% per level) damage.
R Deadly Charge After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in the path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.6 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.
None Sadism Alarak deals 100% more Ability damage versus enemy Heroes.

Alarak

2017-01-04 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Alarak: Telekinesis will now correctly interrupt E.T.C.’s Mosh Pit.

2016-11-22 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Alarak: Health lost due to activating Last Laugh will no longer be restored when Medivh’s Force of Will with the Reabsorption Talent expires.

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Lightning Surge (E)
    • Range increased by roughly 10%

Bug Fixes

  • Alarak: Changing Heroes of the Storm’s text language settings will no longer prevent Lightning Surge visual effects from displaying.
  • Alarak: Deadly Charge no longer be cancelled and be placed on full cooldown if Alarak’s destination would place him in terrain.
  • Alarak: Fixed an issue that could prevent Counter Strike from dealing damage if Alarak was killed as the Ability’s effects were triggered.
  • Alarak: The targeting reticle for Lightning Surge will now correctly match the Ability’s casting range after learning Extended Lightning.
  • Alarak: Unstoppable and Invulnerable effects will no longer prevent Alarak from pushing himself via Telekinesis.

2016-09-27 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Discord Strike (Q)
    • Mana cost reduced from 60 to 55
  • Lightning Surge (E)
    • Mana cost reduced from 40 to 30
    • Damage increased from 90 to 100
    • Width increased by 50%
  • Counter-Strike (R)
    • Damage increased from 250 to 275
    • Added Functionality:
      • Now grants Alarak Unstoppable for its duration

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Power Conduit (E)
      • Mana cost reduction decreased from 15 to 10
    • Wide Lightning (E)
      • ​Removed
  • Level 7
    • Thunderstruck (E)
      • Slow duration increased from 1.5 to 2 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Hindered Motion (W)
      • Slow duration increased from 1.5 to 2 seconds

Developer Comments: While we expected Alarak’s win rate to be a bit on the lower side due to how difficult his kit can be to fully execute, we felt that he could use some buffs to make him feel better to play. Across the board Lightning Surge is slightly under-performing, so we’re upping the power of the base ability and its related talents. We hope that this will properly reward Alarak players who take Lightning Surge related talents, particularly those who master the gameplay of clotheslining enemies with the Lightning. When we first designed Counter-Strike, we felt that crowd control was an appropriate counter to the ability since it was so powerful on paper and on a reasonably low cooldown. Since his release, we have seen that Counter-Strike is simply not as reliable as we had predicted since Alarak has 3 potential ways to fail to get value (enemies can fail to damage him, they can dodge the returning skill shot, or they can crowd control him out of his channel). We’ve decided to grant him Unstoppable for its duration to make it more reliable, and we are increasing its damage to further separate it from Deadly Charge.


2016-09-13 Patch Notes

New Hero

  • Alarak has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play!