Hero Release Data by Years II

A post about the different years’ franchise and role diversity.

Base(/Trailerless) Heroes:

List of Heroes
    Abathur, Arthas, Diablo, ETC, Falstad, Gazlowe, Illidan, Malfurion, Nazeebo, Nova, Raynor, Sgt. Hammer, Sonya, Tassadar, Tyrande, Uther, Valla, Zeratul
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 18 | 100%
    Warcraft: 8 | 44%
    Starcraft: 6 | 33%
    Diablo: 4 | 22%
    Overwatch: -
    Classic: 0 | 0%
    Nexus: -

    Warrior: 4 | 22%
    Support: 4 | 22%
    Assassin: 6 | 33%
    Specialist: 4 | 22%
    Multiclass: -

    Tank: 3 | 17%
    Bruiser: 1 | 6%
    Healer: 3 | 17%
    Support: 2 | 11%
    Melee Assassin: 3 | 17%
    Ranged Assassin: 6 | 33%

2014:

List of Heroes
    Tychus, Tyrael, Kerrigan, Brightwing, Li Li, Murky, Muradin, Zagara, Rehgar, Stitches, Chen, Anub'arak, Azmodan, Jaina
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 14 | 100%
    Warcraft: 9 | 64%
    Starcraft: 3 | 21%
    Diablo: 2 | 14%
    Overwatch: -
    Classic: 0 | 0%
    Nexus: -

    Warrior: 5 | 37%
    Support: 3 | 21%
    Assassin: 3 | 21%
    Specialist: 3 | 21%
    Multiclass: -

    Tank: 4 | 29%
    Bruiser: 1 | 7%
    Healer: 3 | 21%
    Support: 0 | 0%
    Melee Assassin: 2 | 14%
    Ranged Assassin: 4 | 29%

2015:

List of Heroes
    Thrall, The Lost Vikings, Sylvanas, Kael'thas, Johanna, The Butcher, Leoric, Kharazim, Rexxar, Lt. Morales, Artanis, Cho, Gall, Lunara
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 14 | 100%
    Warcraft: 7 | 50%
    Starcraft: 2 | 14%
    Diablo: 4 | 29%
    Overwatch: -
    Classic: 1 | 7%
    Nexus: -

    Warrior: 5 | 36%
    Support: 2 | 14%
    Assassin: 5 | 36%
    Specialist: 2 | 14%
    Multiclass: -

    Tank: 2 | 14%
    Bruiser: 4 | 29%
    Healer: 2 | 14%
    Support: 1 | 7%
    Melee Assassin: 1 | 7%
    Ranged Assassin: 4 | 29%

2016:

List of Heroes
    Greymane, Li-Ming, Xul, Dehaka, Tracer, Chromie, Medivh, Gul'dan, Auriel, Alarak, Zarya, Samuro, Varian, Ragnaros
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 14 | 100
    Warcraft: 7 | 50%
    Starcraft: 2 | 14%
    Diablo: 3 | 21%
    Overwatch: 2 | 14%
    Classic: 0 | 0%
    Nexus: -

    Warrior: 2 | 14%
    Support: 1 | 7%
    Assassin: 8 | 57%
    Specialist: 2 | 14%
    Multiclass: 1 | 7%

    Tank: 0 | 0%
    Bruiser: 4 | 29%
    Healer: 1 | 7%
    Support: 2 | 14%
    Melee Assassin: 2 | 14%
    Ranged Assassin: 5 | 36%

2017:

List of Heroes
    Zul'jin, Valeera, Lúcio, Probius, Cassia, Genji, D.va, Malthael, Stukov, Garrosh, Kel'thuzad, Ana, Junkrat, Alexstrasza, Hanzo
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 15 | 100%
    Warcraft: 5 | 33%
    Starcraft: 2 | 13%
    Diablo: 2 | 13%
    Overwatch: 6 | 40%
    Classic: 0 | 0%
    Nexus: -

    Warrior: 2 | 13%
    Support: 4 | 27%
    Assassin: 8 | 53%
    Specialist: 1 | 7%
    Multiclass: 0 | 0%

    Tank: 1 | 7%
    Bruiser: 2 | 13%
    Healer: 4 | 27%
    Support: 0 | 0%
    Melee Assassin: 1 | 7%
    Ranged Assassin: 7 | 47%

2018:

List of Heroes
    Blaze, Maiev, Fenix, Deckard, Yrel, Whitemane, Mephisto, Mal'Ganis, Orphea
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 9 | 100%
    Warcraft: 4 | 44%
    Starcraft: 2 | 22%
    Diablo: 2 | 22%
    Overwatch: 0 | 0%
    Classic: 0 | 0%
    Nexus: 1| 11%

    Warrior: 3 | 33%
    Support: 2 | 22%
    Assassin: 4 | 44%
    Specialist: 0 | 0%
    Multiclass: 0 | 0%

    Tank: 2 | 22%
    Bruiser: 1 | 11%
    Healer: 2 | 22%
    Support: 0 | 0%
    Melee Assassin: 1 | 11%
    Ranged Assassin: 3 | 33%

2019:

List of Heroes
    Imperius, Anduin, Qhira, Deathwing
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: 4 | 100%
    Warcraft: 2 | 50%
    Starcraft: 0 | 0%
    Diablo: 1 | 25%
    Overwatch: 0 | 0%
    Classic: 0 | 0%
    Nexus: 1 | 25%

    Tank: 0 | 0%
    Bruiser: 2 | 50%
    Healer: 1 | 25%
    Support: 0 | 0%
    Melee Assassin: 1 | 25%
    Ranged Assassin: 0 | 0%

2020:

List of Heroes
Release Data

    Overall Hero number: |
    Warcraft: |
    Starcraft: |
    Diablo: |
    Overwatch: |
    Classic: |
    Nexus: |

    Tank: |
    Bruiser: |
    Healer: |
    Support: |
    Melee Assassin: |
    Ranged Assassin: |

Overall in the Nexus:

Overall Data

    88 | 100%
    Warcraft: 42 | 48%
    Starcraft: 17 | 19%
    Diablo: 18 | 21%
    Overwatch: 8 | 9%
    Classic: 1 | 1%
    Nexus: 2 | 2%

    Tank: 12 | 14%
    Bruiser: 15 | 17%
    Healer: 16 | 18%
    Support: 4 | 5%
    Melee Assassin: 11 | 13%
    Ranged Assassin: 30 | 34%

    Warrior: 21 | 25%
    Support: 16 | 19%
    Assassin: 34 | 41%
    Specialist: 12 | 14%
    Multiclass: 1 | 1%

Disclaimer
    Stopped calculating this in the old rolesystem at the end of 2018, but kept it (striked) as a memento in the years it was live. Last Hero counted in it is Orphea.
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Ah, its honestly soooo weird that pinned threads have a limit duration of a year to be edited.

Hope this feedback get sent to them and put it into consideration, probably removing it as a whole.

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Yea, it’s not a “big deal” to make this process in every year… but imo it’d be better if we wouldn’t need to repeat this in the first place.

But the thread is remade with Deathwing in it, and soon it’ll replace the old, outdated, unedittable one.

And probably we will need to redo this with your Emojis of the Storm thread as well, with my Carbot Spray section

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With that being said, my thread is also on a dying bed, and seen will end up like this one, cannot be edited:

Who has been in this case for almost 4 months as we speak, it apparently been “Happy Heart Hugs Day” for 4 months.

With that also in mind, I’m gonna jump into my thread real quick and take an entire copy of the whole thread and put it in a text file, because the thread is so huge the edit history no longer even works lol, so if I don’t do it now, I will lose a lot of progress, probably 10 months(?) of edits if I still have the last archive of the whole thread.

So. God damn. Awesome.


I will spam him once he’s out.

(Btw, DW created a new era even on the Forums, lol.)

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Now update forum avatars.

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I still don´t understand why they never released Mekkatorque, a hero they showed in 2013 :thinking:

Soon™

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I think the key question is… what is being worked on? in other words… im saying something like a roadmap of some kind. a lot of companies are doing that.

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Wow. We went from getting roughly 14 heroes a year to just a pathetic 4 a year.

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Blizzard pulled a lot of people off of this game so I’m not surprised the amount of Heroes released has died down, just didn’t realize it was this much

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It’s gonna be even slower cause the heroes we got last year were ones in development from the old team. man this really freaking blows.

Most likely. Personally I’d prefer quality over quantity but I know for sure that if stuff really starts slowing down then people are gonna start leaving, witch will suck so much

I mean before we were definitely getting quality and quantity. So this is nothing but a loss.

Honestly I find 4 heroes a year pretty unacceptable. And if we go lower, just ridiculous.

I know it’s not the devs fault, it’s blizzards. They shouldn’t have taken as much support from the game away as they did. They should bring it back, maybe even go harder than before. Try and draw up interest to the game yet again because it’s far from dead but it will be dead if they continue to mistreat it.

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Hmmm. The game is in maintenance mode. They could be working on some new things but probably not enough to warrant a roadmap.

omg a Gnome!
Gnomes have yet to be represented in the Nexus. Chromie is a Sand Dragon she doesn’t count xD
I’d love Mekkatorque to be a Hero… tho there’s also a lot of Diablo and SC heroes I want. But as far as Warcraft heroes go I think Mekkatorque is my new number 1… tho I also really want Mannoroth.