Dota 2 's new hero unveiled overnight is Grimstroke and he's just playable. Another hero, Mars, comes later this winter.
Grimstroke is a support / deactivation type with ranged attack capabilities. He is something of a demonic artist, with four skills that have brush / ink motifs.
- Streak of Fate is an ink streak that inflicts increasing damage on each hit enemy while slowing down every hit.
- Phantom Hug Pokes a ghost on the target that attacks the enemy, silencing and damaging it. If the phantom survives the duration of this claw, the victim suffers heavy damage, the phantom returns to Grimstroke and refreshes the cooldown of the ability.
- Ink Thrill covers Grimstroke or an ally in ink, silencing them and giving them extra speed and immunity to attack. The ability ends with the ink exploding, stuning nearby enemies and inflicting area damage.
- Soulbinder binds an opponent by his name to his closest ally within reach. Then any spell that affects one of these enemies will affect both. The bond can be broken, but it means that the originally targeted enemy is tied to the next closest ally within reach.
In Dota 2 & # 39; s story, Grimstroke was "nursed from a young age to become a guardian of his people." "Grimstroke's path to power, however, was instead built on a sacrifice he made only too gladly made: the life of his entire race. "So the phantoms and the ink in his abilities are the" squid "revenants" that his people were Muahahahahaha.
Mars leads the video with a short teaser of Unknown except that he apparently has the ability to summon soldiers.
Grimstroke's announcement coincides with today's grand finale in The International 201