Level Talent Name Description
1 Fetid Touch Quest: Hit Heroes with Weighted Pusule. Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, reduce the cooldown of Weighted Pustule by 2.5 seconds. Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes, reduce the cooldown of Weighted Pustule by an additional 2.5 seconds and remove its Mana cost.
1 Growing Infestation Lurking Arm's area expands by 50% over 2.5 seconds but its cooldown is increased by 4 seconds.
1 Poppin' Pustules Quest: Detonate 10 Weighted Pustules without dying. Reward: Detonating a Weighted Pustule now applies its damage and Slow in an area.
1 Spine Launcher Basic Attacks become ranged and Slow enemies by 20% for 1.5 seconds, but deal 50% less damage.
4 Biotic Armor Healing Pathogen grants 50 Physical Armor to its initial target while active on them.
4 One Good Spread... After a Healing Pathogen infests 3 targets, restore 40 Mana and reduce the cooldown of Healing Pathogen by 2 seconds.
4 Top Off Healing Pathogen's heal over time on its initial target is increased by 50% while they are above 60% Health.
4 Vigorous Reuptake Quest: Detonate 50 Healing Pathogens with Bio-Kill Switch. Reward: Increase Bio-Kill Switch's healing by 40%.
7 It Hungers Each time an enemy Hero is hit by Lurking Arm, reduce its cooldown by 0.5 seconds, up to 6.5 seconds, and restore 5 Mana.
7 Targeted Excision Detonating exactly 1 Weighted Pustule (but any number of Healing Pathogens) with Bio-Kill Switch reduces the cooldown of Bio-Kill Switch to 5 seconds.
7 The Long Pitch Increase the range of Weighted Pustule by 100%.
7 Within My Reach Increase the range of Lurking Arm by 50%.
10 Flailing Swipe Swipe 3 times in front of Stukov over 1.75 seconds, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. Each swipe is larger than the previous.
10 Massive Shove Extend Stukov's arm. If it hits an enemy Hero, they are rapidly shoved until they collide with terrain, taking 200 (+4% per level) damage. Stukov gains 50 Armor while shoving an enemy.
13 Lingering Spines Lurking Arm persists for 1.5 seconds after it is canceled.
13 Low Blow Lurking Arm deals 150% more damage to enemy Heroes below 25% Health.
13 Reactive Ballistospores When taking damage below 50% Health, instantly spread a Weighted Pustule to all nearby enemy Heroes and reset the cooldown of Bio-Kill Switch. This effect has a 10 second cooldown.
13 Virulent Reaction Detonating a Weighted Pustule on an enemy who is inside of Lurking Arm Roots them for 2 seconds.
16 Eye Infection Increase the final damage of Weighted Pustule by 50%. Additionally, detonating a Weighted Pustule with Bio-Kill Switch Blinds the target for 3 seconds.
16 Pox Populi Bio-Kill Switch no longer removes Healing Pathogen but instead sets its duration to 3 seconds.
16 Superstrain Whenever an ally with Healing Pathogen is Stunned, they are instantly healed for 250 (+4% per level) Health.
16 Universal Carrier Healing Pathogen can continually spread through Stukov, but its healing is reduced by 60%.
20 Bio-Explosion Switch Bio-Kill Switch now also detonates Lurking Arm, applying a Weighted Pustule to enemy Heroes inside and Silencing them for 2 seconds.
20 Controlled Chaos Flailing Swipe's Mana cost is reduced from 100 to 50 and it gains 2 additional charges, but each use only swings 1 time, at maximum range.
20 Push Comes To Shove Massive Shove travels 25% faster. If Massive Shove pushes a target for more than 1.25 seconds, its cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Healing Pathogen Infest an allied Hero with a Healing Pathogen that heals the target for 240 (+4% per level) Health over 4.5 seconds. Healing Pathogens can spread to a nearby allied Hero every 0.75 seconds, and a single Healing Pathogen can spread to each allied Hero 1 time.
W Weighted Pustule Hurl a pustule that impacts all enemy Heroes in its path, dealing 20 (+4% per level) damage and Slowing by 5%, increasing to 50% over 3 seconds. Deals an additional 80 (+4% per level) damage upon expiring or being removed.
E Lurking Arm Channel at a target location, creating an area that Silences enemies inside and deals 144 (+4% per level) damage per second to them. Deals 50% reduced damage to non-Heroes. Does not cost Mana while Channeling, and lasts until canceled or interrupted.
R Flailing Swipe Swipe 3 times in front of Stukov over 1.75 seconds, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. Each swipe is larger than the previous.
R Massive Shove Extend Stukov's arm. If it hits an enemy Hero, they are rapidly shoved until they collide with terrain, taking 200 (+4% per level) damage. Stukov gains 50 Armor while shoving an enemy.
D Bio-Kill Switch Activate to detonate all of Stukov's Viruses. Each Healing Pathogen heals its target for 500 (+4% per level) health, and each Weighted Pustule does 100 (+4% per level) damage and Slows its target by 70% for 2 seconds. Can be cast while Channeling Lurking Arm.

Stukov

2017-07-26 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Healing Pathogen (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 30 to 40
  • Flailing Swipe (R)
    • Pushback distance increased by 50%

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Spine Launcher (Passive)
      • Slow duration increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds (now matches his attack speed)
    • Fetid Touch (W)
      • Quest requirements reduced from 20 and 40 Heroes hit to 15 and 30
    • Growing Infestation (E)
      • Added functionality:
        • Now increases the Cooldown of Lurking Arm by 4 seconds
  • Level 4
    • One Good Spread… (Q)
      • Spreading requirement reduced from 4 to 3 Heroes
      • Mana refund increased from 30 to 40
    • Vigorous Reuptake (D)
      • Healing bonus reduced from 50 to 40%
  • Level 16
    • Pox Populi (D)
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Detonating Bio-Kill Switch no longer refreshes heal duration, but instead sets the duration to 3 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Controlled Chaos (R)
      • Cooldown between casts reduced from 3 to 1 second
      • Cooldown for each charge reduced from 40 to 30 seconds
    • Push Comes to Shove (R)
      • Duration requirement reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds

Bug Fixes

  • Stukov: Fixed a typo in the tooltip for Fetid Touch.
  • Stukov: Fixed an issue that could cause FPS to drop to 30 when targeting Lurking Arm.
  • Stukov: Massive Shove will no longer be cancelled when used on Sgt. Hammer while she is in Siege Mode.
  • Stukov: Stop, Hold Fire, Taunt, and Dance commands can no longer be issued while casting or channeling Lurking Arm.

2017-07-11 Patch Notes

New Hero

Alexei Stukov had a hard life, and an even harder death. He has been betrayed, shot into space, resurrected and infested, almost cured, and then experimented upon as the infestation returned. Now, his infestation spreads within the Nexus...

Trait

  • Bio-Kill Switch (D)
    • Activate to detonate all of Stukov's Viruses. Each Healing Pathogen heals its target, and each Weighted Pustule does damage and Slows its target by 70% for 2 seconds. Can be cast while Channeling Lurking Arm.

Basic Abilities

  • Healing Pathogen (Q)
    • Infest an allied Hero with a Healing Pathogen that heals the target for 240 Health over 4.5 seconds. Healing Pathogens can spread to a nearby allied Hero every 0.75 seconds, and a single Healing Pathogen can spread to each allied Hero 1 time.
  • Weighted Pustule (W)
    • Hurl a pustule that impacts all enemy Heroes in its path, dealing damage and Slowing by 5%, increasing to 50% over 3 seconds. Deals additional damage upon expiring or being removed.
  • Lurking Arm (E)
    • Channel at a target location, creating an area that Silences enemies inside and deals 144 damage per second to them. Deals 50% reduced damage to non-Heroes.Does not cost Mana while Channeling, and lasts until canceled or interrupted.

Heroic Abilities

  • Flailing Swipe (R)
    • Swipe 3 times in front of Stukov over 1.75 seconds, dealing damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. Each swipe is larger than the previous.
  • Massive Shove (R)
    • Extend Stukov's arm. If it hits an enemy Hero, they are rapidly shoved until they collide with terrain, taking damage. Stukov gains 50 Armor while shoving an enemy.