Diablo III’s angel of death comes to Heroes of the Storm, Necromancer beta begins

    
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Malthael, otherwise known as “that wicked-looking scythe guy on all of the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls covers,” has been announced as the newest playable character for Heroes of the Storm. This assassin uses skills like soul rip and death shroud to destroy foes on every level.

“Once the Aspect of Wisdom, Malthael abandoned heaven after the Worldstone’s destruction,” Blizzard introduced. “In secret, he had resolved to end the Eternal Conflict by becoming a Reaper of Souls and eliminating everything affected by demonic corruption, including humanity.”

While Malthael is playing hooky from the franchise, Diablo III has kicked off its beta test for the upcoming Necromancer class. Blizzard’s also posted video of the female Necro to complement the male cinematic shown earlier this week. You can check out the class (along with the new challenge rifts) by following the directions on the patch notes page and installing the beta test via the Blizzard Launcher.

Source: Official site via Blizzard Watch. Thanks Jack Pipsam!
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Arktouros

Now we get the real backstory where Malthael went and why he wants to wipe out humanity.

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Jack Pipsam

I’m just glad we’ll have a break from another Overwatch hero.

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Slaasher

What do you mean. We got a few OW heroes its true but since the beginning of the year this will make 3 heroes that aren’t from OW that have launched in a 5 – 6 month window.

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Jack Pipsam

I dunno, I know there’s still a decent number of non-Overwatch heroes which come out. But Overwatch still sticks out like a sore thumb to me in Heroes of the Storm.
Partly with 2.0 making it a a lite version of Overwatch with lootboxes, sprays, voting and stuff.

I can’t help but prefer the vibes of HotS pre-Overwatch.

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Saebira

It wasn’t just you , I hated the update so much I don’t play anymore.

Loot boxes, sprays, ow map, 2 ow heroes.. All the hype only to find out it’s heroes of overwatch 2.0. I get why they did it, ow is most similar to hots and very popular. Why not attract some of those players?

I’m just sick of OW, so I’ll go back when they’ve actually released some heroes people want, not annoying DVA.

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The necro’s not in D3 yet? I honestly thought it’d be in a while ago.

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agemyth 😩

Blizzard time.

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Tyler F.M. Edwards

Uh, the necromancer beta started weeks ago. This is just a minor PTR patch that tweaks a few things.