She’s the first Nexus-born hero.

Announced during the Opening Ceremony of BlizzCon 2018, a new character, Orphea, will be joining Heroes of the Storm.

Orphea wants to put a stop to her father, the Raven Lord’s plans, as shown in the trailer, above. As the heir of Raven Court, she joins the roster as the first Nexus-born hero, meaning she’s exclusive to Heroes of the Storm and doesn’t originate from another Blizzard game.

The assassin’s abilities are listed in full on her profile page but you can check out her Primary and Heroic abilities here:


  • Shadow Waltz: After 0.5 seconds, deal 150 damage to enemies in a line. Hitting a Hero with Shadow Waltz sets its cooldown to 2 seconds, refunds 0 Mana, and causes Orphea to dash a short distance upon moving.
  • Chomp: After 0.625 seconds, deal 285 damage to nearby enemies in front of Orphea.
  • Dread: Release a wave of dread that deals 85 damage to enemies hit. Dread erupts 0.75 seconds after reaching the end of its path, dealing 175 damage and Slowing enemies in the area by 25% for 2 seconds.
  • Heroic

  • Eternal Feast: After 1.5 seconds, deal 210 damage in an area. Eternal Feast repeats every 1 second as long as it hits an enemy Hero.
  • Crushing Jaws: After 1.25 seconds, pulls enemies in an area towards the centre, dealing 275 damage and Stunning them for 0.75 seconds.
  • The Orphea Spotlight trailer, below, shows off her moves in greater detail.

    Orphea will be free for all BlizzCon goers and Virtual ticket holders.