Heroes of the Storm - Patch brings Alexstrasza and Drachenevent

Heroes of the Storm Dragons of the Nexus

With the latest update for Heroes of the Storm comes the "Dragons of the Nexus“Event and the new heroine Alexstrasza.

Heroes of the Storm - Event: Dragons of the Nexus

There are 4 portraits to earn for your collection. There are additional quests between November 15 and December 12, one of which is fulfilled by logging in during this period.

Here is the overview:

  • Login rewards
    • Quest: Log into during the Dragons of the Nexus event Heroes of the Storm one.
      • Reward: Portrait: stained glass by Alexstrasza and Hanzo
  • Three part quest series
    • Plays Heroes of the Storm in the following modes to complete the quest: against the AI, quick search, scored or unrated. Only one part of the quest can be active at a time and all quests must be completed in sequence.
    • Part 1: Play 5 games
      • Reward - Portrait: Dragon Queen Alexstrasza
    • Part 2 - Play 5 games
      • Reward: Portrait: Dragon Strike
    • Part 3 - Kill 90 heroes in games won
      • Reward: Portrait: stained glass by Alexstrasza and Hanzo

New heroine - Alexstrasza

Fresh from World of Warcraft, Alexstrasza comes to the Nexus and, as the Queen of Dragons, also one of the most powerful figures in Azeroth. She was chosen by the titans as the protector of all life and she is now pursuing this task in the Nexus.

Accordingly, her abilities are also designed for healing, of course she can still spit fire in her dragon form and scare the enemy.


  • Dragon queen
    • After 1.25 seconds, Alexstrasza transforms into a dragon and gains 500 life points. While the Dragon Queen is active, Alexstrasza's basic abilities are enhanced, her automatic attacks deal 143 damage and heal allied heroes in an arc in front of her for 43 life points. The duration of slow, immobilized, dazzling and stun effects is reduced by 50 %. Lasts 15 seconds.

Basic skills

  • Gift of Life (Q)
    • Sacrifices 15 % of Alexstrasza's current health and heals an ally for 150 % of that amount.
    • Dragon Queen: Gift of life becomes breath of life. Significantly reduces the cooldown and costs no life points.
  • Abundance (W)
    • Plant a healing seed that blossoms after 3 seconds and heals nearby allied heroes for 20 % of their maximum health.
    • Dragon Queen: Abundance becomes maintenance. The radius and amount of healing are significantly increased.
  • Flamestrike (E)
    • Shoot a fireball that burns enemies for 75 damage over 5.5 seconds. Enemies that are already on fire suffer 125 bonus damage and are slowed by 40 % over a period of 2 seconds. If the enemy is already on fire, the mana cost will be refunded.
    • Dragon Queen: Flame Strike becomes Wing Strike. Enemies take damage and are knocked back in an arc.

Heroic Skills

  • Life Binder (R)
    • Bind Alexstrasza's life force to an allied hero. After 2 seconds, the life points of the hero with a lower percentage of his life points are adjusted to the percentage of the other hero's life points.
  • Purifying Flames (R)
    • After 1.25 seconds, Alexstrasza rises into the sky and lets fireballs rain down every 1.2 seconds over the course of 6 seconds at the position of the mouse pointer. Each fireball restores 300 life to nearby allied heroes and deals 150 damage to nearby enemies. 0.2 seconds after all fireballs have been fired, Alexstrasza lands at the position of the mouse pointer.

The detailed German patch notes can be found on the official Blizzard homepage. We added the BlizzCon video about the epic fight between Hanzo and Alexstrasza at the beginning of the article.

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