Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Dragon Soul Destroyer: Incinerate heals Deathwing for 75% of the damage dealt to enemy Heroes. World Breaker: Lava Burst's explosion damage heals Deathwing for 150% of the damage dealt to enemy Heroes.
1 Molten Blood While Deathwing has 3 or more Armor Plates, he heals for 0.5% of his maximum Health per second.
1 Draconic Might Deathwing's Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes heal him for 25% of the damage dealt. Upon losing an Armor Plate, Deathwing becomes Protected for 0.75 seconds.
4 Infernus When Molten Flame is cast at 75% Energy or higher, its damage is increased by 75% against Heroes.
4 Heat Wave Destroyer: After hitting an enemy Hero with Incinerate, Deathwing deals 12 (+4% per level) damage per second to all nearby enemies for the next 8 seconds. Stacks up to 4 times. World Breaker: Increase the explosion damage of Lava Burst by 125%.
4 Dragon's Ire While Deathwing has 3 or fewer Armor Plates, his damage is increased by 25%.
7 Firestorm Reduce the cooldown of Deathwing's landing Abilities by 2 seconds. When Deathwing lands, he drops 7 meteors near the landing area, dealing 65 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit. Heroes hit by the meteors reduce Dragonflight's cooldown by 25 seconds. Meteors prioritize landing on Heroes, otherwise they fall randomly in the area.
7 Death Drop Hitting an enemy Hero with Destroyer or World Breaker's landing damage reduces their Spell Armor by 15 for 6 seconds and Deathwing's Basic Ability cooldowns by 2 seconds.
7 Skyfall After using Dragonflight, Deathwing can drop meteors anywhere within vision dealing 58 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area. Has 3 charges. If a Hero is hit, Deathwing heals for 3% of his maximum Health. 10
10 Burn Beneath My Shadow When an enemy Fort or Keep is destroyed the cooldown of Cataclysm is reset. Cataclysm's periodic damage is increased by 80%.
10 Bellowing Roar After 1 second, Deathwing unleashes a mighty roar, dealing 25 (+4% per level) damage to nearby Heroes and causing them to run in Fear for 1.5 seconds. 60
13 Wicked Inferno Molten Flame's Energy cost per second is reduced by 10. After using Molten Flame, Deathwing gains 15 Energy over 3 seconds.
13 Ruination Destroyer: The bite from Onslaught now Slows by 60% for 1.5 seconds. World Breaker: Reduce Earth Shatter's cooldown by 6 seconds and its Energy cost by 10.
13 Fire and Fury Basic Attacks against Rooted, Slowed, or Stunned enemy Heroes deal 30% additional damage and reduce the cooldowns of Deathwing's Basic Abilities by 0.5 seconds.
16 Conflagration Dealing 320 (+4% per level) damage with Molten Flame to enemy Heroes within 4 seconds causes them to burn for an additional 100 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. While burning, they explode every 1 second, dealing 80 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies.
16 Gaze Onto Destruction Hitting Heroes with Destroyer or World Breaker's landing causes their damage to be reduced by 75% and Slows them by 40% for 5 seconds.
16 Elementium Plating Activate to gain a Shield equal to 30% of Deathwing's missing Health for 8 seconds. While the Shield holds, Deathwing regenerates 2% of his maximum Health per second. When the Shield expires or is destroyed, Deathwing regains Armor Plates appropriate for his new Health. The Shield and effect end immediately if Deathwing uses Dragonflight. 60
20 Stood in the Fire Enemy Heroes are Slowed by 40% while standing in scorched ground, and its duration is increased by 50%.
20 Arrival of a God Destroyer or World Breaker's landing damage is increased by 400%. Deathwing also gains the benefits of all of his level 7 talents.
20 Destroyer's Rampage For the next 6 seconds after landing in Destroyer form, Deathwing's damage is increased by 40% and his Basic Ability cooldowns recharge 50% faster. Damaging Heroes refreshes this effect and switching to World Breaker form removes the effect.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Molten Flame After 1.5 seconds, Deathwing breathes a stream of flame, dealing 21 (+4% per level) damage every 0.125 seconds. Drains 30 Energy per second. 3 10
W Incinerate After 0.75 seconds, Deathwing flaps his wings, dealing 70 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies. World Breaker: Lava Burst Create a lava pool that damages and Slows 4 15
E Onslaught After 0.5 seconds, Deathwing lunges in a direction dealing 38 (+4% per level) damage to enemies and Slowing them by 35% for 2 seconds. Deathwing bites enemies at the end of the lunge, dealing an additional 72 (+4% per level) damage. World Breaker: Earth Shatter Damage and Stun enemies in two lines 5 20
R Cataclysm After 2 seconds, Deathwing flies in the targeted direction, dealing 90 (+4% per level) damage on impact and leaving scorched ground that deals 36 (+4% per level) damage a second. Lasts 6 seconds. 90
Aspect of Death Deathwing is fitted with 4 Armor Plates which grant 10 Armor each. Every 25% Health lost causes Deathwing to lose a plate. Plates are only restored when Dragonflight is used, based on the amount of Health Deathwing has when landing. Deathwing is also a mighty Dragon Aspect who is permanently Unstoppable and deals 100% additional Spell Damage to Heroes, but views his allies with contempt and ignores any of their friendly effects.
Z Dragonflight After 3 seconds, fly into the sky, becoming Immune to all effects and gaining 2.5% Health per second. Once cast, this ability cannot be interrupted. Cannot be cast for 4 seconds after taking damage, Basic Attacking or casting an Ability. 45
1 Form Switch Switches Deathwing between Destroyer and World Breaker forms, each granting access to two unique Basic Abilities. Incinerate damages enemies around Deathwing and Onslaught allows him to lunge at enemies. Lava Burst creates a Slowing area and Earth Shatter Stuns enemies in two lines. 20
Q Destroyer After 1.75 seconds, Deathwing slams down to the ground, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area and landing in Destroyer form. Deathwing can begin to cast Abilities 3 seconds after landing. 8
W World Breaker After 1.75 seconds, Deathwing slams down to the ground, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area and landing in World Breaker form. Deathwing can begin to cast Abilities 3 seconds after landing. 8
E Earth Shatter Create a fissure of earth that deals 90 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit and Stuns them for 0.75 seconds. Destroyer: Onslaught Lunge in a direction 12 25
W Lava Burst After a 1 second delay, deal 30 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in an area and create a pool of magma that deals 20 (+4% per level) damage per second and Slows enemies by 35%. Lasts 6 seconds. Destroyer: Incinerate Damage enemies near Deathwing 6 20

Deathwing

2020-06-03 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Updated a tooltip for Bellowing Roar's Fear to correctly state its duration as 1.5 seconds.

2020-05-06 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health reduced from 2850 to 2750.
  • Health Regeneration reduced from 5.94 to 5.73.

Abilities

  • Cataclysm [R1]
    • Periodic damage reduced from 10 to 9.

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Heat Wave [W]
      • Damage after using Incinerate reduced from 14 to 12 per second.
  • Level 7
    • Firestorm [Z]
      • Additional functionality: Reduce Deathwing's landing cooldowns by 2 seconds.
    • Skyfall [E]
      • No longer reduces Deathwing's landing cooldowns when hitting enemy Heroes.
      • Healing increased from 2.5% to 3% maximum Health.

Developer Comment: Deathwing continues to be a terror in the Nexus. While he's in a much better place now, he can use some more toning down. We're also addressing Skyfall's domination of his Level 7 talents but removing one of its effects and giving it to Firestorm. For players who want to build around going up and landing more often, Firestorm will now be the premier talent for that playstyle, whereas players who want to do damage while in the air, interrupt objectives, or heal themselves more can continue to take Skyfall.

Bug Fixes

  • The following damage effects no longer activate tower aggro: Undocumented
    • Deathwing Heat Wave
  • Disconnected player replacement Deathwing A.I. will no longer becomes stuck in the air during Dragonflight. He will land in Destroyer form once he reaches full health.
  • Disconnected player replacement Deathwing A.I. will use Dragonflight in place of Hearthstone to heal, unless Dragonflight is on cooldown.

2020-04-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Deathwing now ignores the global limitations on Haunted Mines Undocumented
  • Fixed an issue where Dragonflight form had higher maximum Health and Health Regeneration than intended Undocumented
  • Deathwing's Energy tooltip while in Dragonflight now is correctly called Energy instead of Mana.

2020-02-12 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 170 to 155.

Abilities

  • Incinerate [W]
    • Damage reduced from 75 to 70.
  • Cataclysm [R1]
    • Periodic damage reduced from 11 to 10.

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Skyfall [E]
      • Healing reduced from 3% to 2.5% maximum Health.

Developer Comment: Deathwing continues to be a force to be reckoned with, so we're continuing to adjust his power level down. Rather than doing one fairly large set of Health, damage, and talent nerfs which can easily go overboard, we're taking a more incremental approach.


2020-01-22 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health reduced from 2920 to 2850.
  • Health Regeneration reduced from 6.08 to 5.94.

Abilities

  • Incinerate [W]
    • Damage reduced from 80 to 75.
  • Onslaught [E]
    • Damage reduced from 40 to 38.
    • Damage at the end of the lunge reduced from 75 to 72.
  • Lava Burst [W]
    • Periodic damage increased from 8 to 10 per second.
  • Earth Shatter [E]
    • Damage increased from 80 to 90.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Molten Blood [Trait]
      • Healing increased from .4 to .5% per second.
    • Draconic Might [Trait]
      • Healing reduced from 30% to 25% damage dealt.
  • Level 4
    • Heat Wave [W]
      • Damage after using Incinerate reduced from 16 to 14 per second.
    • Dragon's Ire [Trait]
      • Bonus damage reduced from 30% to 25%.
  • Level 7
    • Firestorm [Z]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 12 to 25 seconds.
    • Skyfall [E]
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 1.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Level 10
    • Burn Beneath My Shadow [R1]
      • Bonus damage reduced from 100% to 80%.

Developer Comment: While in a much better spot, Deathwing is still overperforming, so we're bringing him down a peg in various ways. This time, however, we are including some buffs to parts of his kit that could use it, particularly to his Worldbreaker form and to some of his talents.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Deathwing could be affected by Blinds.
  • Fixed an issue where Lava Burst's targeting guide range indicator could be shorter than its cast range.

2019-12-16 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health reduced from 3200 to 2920.
  • Health Regeneration reduced from 6.67 to 6.08.

Abilities

  • Incinerate [W]
    • Damage reduced from 85 to 80.
  • Onslaught [E]
    • Damage reduced from 42 to 40.
    • Damage at the end of the lunge reduced from 80 to 75.
  • Cataslysm [R]
    • Periodic damage reduced from 12 to 11.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Draconic Might [Trait]
      • Healing reduced from 40% to 30%.
  • Level 7
    • Skyfall [E]
      • Healing reduced from 5% to 3% maximum Health.
  • Level 10
    • Burn Beneath My Shadow [R1]
      • Bonus damage reduced from 150% to 100%.
  • Level 16
    • Elementium Plating [Active]
      • Shield amount reduced from 35% to 30% missing Health.

Developer Comment: It turns out that Deathwing has lived up to his name, and has been destroying the Nexus since his release. Cataclysm and Burn Beneath My Shadow in particular have proven to be incredibly powerful, so we're reducing their effectiveness by a fairly significant amount. In addition to these changes, we're reducing the power of some overperforming talents as well as slightly nerfing his Destroyer form. Even with these changes, we expect Deathwing to continue to be a powerful addition to any team that he's on.


2019-12-03 Patch Notes

New Hero

Now prepare for the unmaking of your world as Deathwing descends upon the Nexus. The Worldbreaker has set his sights on the realms of the Nexus to spread his reign of death and destruction.

Trait

  • The Aspect of Death
    • Deathwing is covered by Adamantium Armor Plates, granting him Armor.
    • He deals double damage to Heroes and is permanently Unstoppable but is unable to be affected by allied abilities.

Mount

  • Dragonflight [Z]
    • After 3 seconds, fly into the air becoming immune to all effects and heal for 2.5% of your maximum Health per second. Once cast, this ability cannot be interrupted. Cannot be cast 4 seconds after taking damage, Basic Attacking or casting an Ability.
    • After remaining in the air for at least 8 seconds, Deathwing can channel for 1.75 seconds and land anywhere that his team has vision of in either Destroyer or Worldbreaker forms, dealing 75 damage to enemies. His abilities are put on a 3 second cooldown upon landing.
      • Energy: No Energy cost.
      • Cooldown: 45 seconds.

Basic Abilities

  • Molten Flame [Q]
    • Breathe a stream of molten flame, dealing 192 damage per second.
      • Molten Flame has an initial cost of 10 Energy, then drains 30 Energy per second.
      • Cooldown: 3 seconds.
  • Incinerate [W - Destroyer]
    • Flap your wings in a downward blast, dealing 85 damage to nearby enemies.
      • Energy: 15 Energy.
      • Cooldown: 4 seconds.
  • Lava Burst [W - Worldbreaker]
    • After a 1 second delay, create a pool of magma that deals 16 damage per second and slows enemies by 35%. Lasts 6 seconds.
      • Energy: 20 Energy.
      • Cooldown: 6 seconds.
  • Onslaught [E - Destroyer]
    • Lunge in a targeted direction, dealing 42 damage and slowing enemies by 35% for 2 seconds.
    • At the end of the lunge, Deathwing bites enemies for an additional 80 damage.
      • Energy: 20 Energy.
      • Cooldown: 5 seconds.
  • Earth Shatter [E - Worldbreaker]
    • Create a fissure in the earth that deals 80 damage to enemies and stuns them for .75 seconds.
      • Energy: 25 Energy.
      • Cooldown: 12 seconds.

Heroic Ability

  • Cataclysm [R]
    • After 2 seconds, fly in the targeted direction, dealing 90 damage on impact and leave scorched ground that deals an additional 48 damage per second for 6 seconds.
      • Energy: No Energy cost.
      • Cooldown: 90 seconds.