Jess Colwill, November 11, 2016

Design Your Own Deckard Cain for Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is known for releasing new heroes at a blisteringly fast pace. This comes in part to the plethora of characters found in Blizzard’s many franchises that are all but made to face the Storm.

However, one fan favorite has yet to make an appearance—and for good reason. He is an elderly fellow known more for his exposition and sagacious advice than his combat prowess. If you’re a fan of the Diablo series, you’ll know I’m talking about Deckard Cain.

Cain has been on the to-do list of the HotS developers for a long time, but as you can imagine, designing abilities for a character who likes to stay home and read books is something of a challenge. Which is why hero designer Nathan LaMusga issued the challenge directly to the Heroes of the Storm community during an interview with Polygon.

“I love reading hero pitches on our main Heroes of the Storm forums and on Reddit,” LaMusga said at BlizzCon last week. “If you’re a community member reading this right now, send me your Deckard Cain pitches. Make a Deckard Cain. I’d love to see our community’s pitches on that one.”

As Polygon points out, Blizzard has managed to create some very unorthodox heroes in the past including Cho’Gall (who is played by two human players simultaneously). No doubt the creative folks on the design team will manage to put something together eventually. If you have any ideas on what sort of direction Deckard Cain should head in Heroes of the Storm, pitch your ideas to the Heroes subreddit, or to the community forum.

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.