Our favorite Korean professional gamer/mech-pilot has rocketed her way onto the battlefield; D.Va is the newest entry to Blizzard’s arena game, Heroes of the Storm!

Blizzard, like the other Overwatch heroes, has retained many of the qualities that make D.Va unique in Overwatch. For instance, she has a Mecha mode and when that explodes she jumps out and has her pistol. Her other abilities include her Defense Matrix, Self-Destruct, etc.

Here is a full list of her abilities (all listed in the video above as well):

Trait

  • Mech Mode: When D.Va’s Mech is destroyed, she is ejected after 0.75 seconds and can continue to fight in Pilot Mode. Destroying D.Va’s Mech only awards 50% of a normal Hero’s XP.
  • Pilot Mode: Each Basic Attack reduces the cooldown of Call Mech by 0.5 seconds. As a Pilot, D.Va only awards 50% of a normal Hero’s XP upon death.

Mount

  • While in Mech Mode, D.Va can shoot while moving , but her Movement Speed is reduced by 15%. While in Pilot Mode, D.Va can use Mounts.

Basic Abilities

  • Boosters (Q)
    1. Increases D.Va’s movements speed by 125% for 2 seconds. Enemies that are hit take damage and are knocked away.
    2. D.Va cannot be Slowed while Boosters are active.
  • Defense Matrix (W)
    1. Channel a defensive field in the target direction for 3 seconds, reducing damage dealt by enemy Heroes inside it by 75%. The Mech can move while channeling, but cannot turn.
    2. Damage dealt to the Mech by enemies within Defense Matrix still grants the same amount of Self-Destruct Charge.
  • Self-Destruct (E)
    1. Requires Mech Mode
    2. Eject from the Mech, setting it to self-destruct after 4 seconds. Deals medium to massive damage in a large area, depending on distance from the center of the blast. Deals 50% damage against Structures.
    3. Gain 1% Charge for every 2 seconds spent using Basic Attacks, and 30% Charge per 100% of Mech Health lost.
  • Call Mech (E)
    1. Requires Pilot Mode
    2. Call a new Mech and enter Mech Mode. 45 second cooldown. While in Pilot Mode, each Basic Attack lowers this cooldown by 0.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Bunny Hop (R)Requires Mech Mode – D.Va’s Mech becomes Unstoppable and stomps every 0.5 seconds, dealing damage and Slowing enemies by 40%. Lasts 4 seconds.
  • Big Shot (R)Requires Pilot Mode – Deal damage to all enemies in a line. Call Mech’s cooldown is reduced by 8 seconds for each enemy Hero hit.

Make sure you login or sign up for Heroes of the Storm while you can. There is an event currently going on and you can get content for both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. Rewards include a D.Va skin, and you can receive 20-character bundle for free just by logging in!

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Ian M
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Ian is a small town boy from Pennsylvania who's been playing video games since he was 3 years old. The first game he played and completed was Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64. He is a sophomore at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey studying psychology and Italian. While he is not drowning in school work he is working for his club Drew Organization of Gaming as the Event Coordinator. He is 20 years old and his favorite video game is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.