Take care when traversing the shadowed trails of Duskwood... Ever since Abercrombie the Embalmer unleashed his abomination upon Darkshire, Stitches has wandered the road aimlessly, hungering for the flesh of low level Alliance players.
An excellent team-fight initiator, allowing you to hook and lock down a priority target.
Extremely high health pool and general durability.
Sub-par waveclear, only passable due to their trait which requires them to take damage to make use of.
Basic Attacks against Heroes heal Stitches for 5% of his maximum Health.
Stitches’ “Hook” [Q] ability provides an opportunity to disrupt enemies from securing objectives. For example, use Hook to pull opponents away from capturing the Shrine on Dragon Shire.
Use “Devour” [E] to keep your Health pool at a safe level.
If the opposing team has multiple melee heroes, consider taking “Putrid Bile” [R] to help slow them down for your team’s assassin to pick them off.
With enough communication and organization, Stitches a can land a |Hook + Gorge, which can be followed by Stukov's Massive Shove, resulting in a combo that can displace an enemy Hero almost entirely across a map.
Stitches' Hook and Gorge work fantastically with Tyrande's Lunar Flare, creating opportunities to safely take down key targets.
Chromie’s limited escape options and low health pool mean that getting caught by a Stitches Hook is a veritable death sentence.
Terror of Darkshire (base)
Terror of Darkshire
Stitches no bozo... Stitches king!
What? Everybody needs a day job... Just don't order the "veal."
Features themed abilities.
Splish-splash! Hot and ready for the summer sun, Bikini Stitches is off to meet the ghoul of his dreams... that and make a sandcastle!
If putting a little terror into the heart of the Nexus is more your style, check out this alternative skin, complete with working chainsaw!
This skin is related to the Hallow's End themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
Greatfather Winter 400
The feast of Great-Winter is a magical time of year. It seems like everyone is getting into that Winter Veil spirit! Even if we kinda wish they wouldn't...
This skin is related to the Winter Veil themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
Stitches was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.
Stitches was present in the original Blizzard DotA mod. In his backstory in this version, he was summoned from the depths of Azeroth and modified with cybernetics by an unknown necromancer. However, he didn't know how to use most of them, so fell back on a more familiar ability: vomit. In the 2010 build, he was known simply as "Abomination."
In this early build, he had a "good" and "evil" version, as did each character in the game. As a "good" hero, he was outfitted with CMC armor, whilst he was clad in ultralisk parts as an "evil" character. He was under consideration to be given an appearance that bore resemblance to the Butcher.
A tough hero, Stiches gained benefit from strength items in this build. He was similar to DotA's Pudge. He had the following stats:
In previous builds, Stitches' hook could grab an enemy and pull them to him. If the enemy moved out of the way, the hook could miss. Stitches could even grab an enemy he wasn't aiming at.
Stitches was chosen for inclusion by the game's art team. Due to his physique, he would be able to stand out.
Stitches had a skin that was Diablo-themed, but this was rethought as it was too similar to The Butcher.
A Stitches portrait and decal was made available to StarCraft II who attended BlizzCon 2013 (or purchased virtual tickets).
Stitches spawns after a player completes a long quest chain in Duskwood, ending with the quest "The Embalmer's Revenge". He is taken down by the player—with help of The Night Watch.
Stitches mini-figures will be released in May, 2015. A 7" figure will also be released.
The "Bikini" skin used to be avaliable by purchasing the Stitches plush at the Blizzard Store.
Stitches has the second highest health regeneration in the game (6.25), after Murky (29.20).
(Patch April 20, 2017) Note:Health increased from 2900 to 3000; Health Regeneration increased from 6.043 to 6.25.
(Patch January 27, 2017) Note:Health increased from 2738 to 2900; Health Regeneration increased from 5.7 to 6 per second.
(Patch March 29, 2016) Note:Fixed a bug affecting Stitches and The Butcher that could cause performance issues under certain circumstances.
(Patch February 2, 2016) Note:The sand-themed visual effects for Bikini Stitches’s Devour are no longer being used by other Stitches skin variations.; The tree ornament visual effects for Greatfather Winter Stitches’ Putrid Bile are no longer being used by other Stitches skin variations.
(Patch October 6, 2015) Note:Chef Stitiches has received additional visual polish for certain Abilities and Talents.; Fixed an issue with Stitches’ arm appearing strangely during some animations.; Health increased from 1060 (+230 per level) to 1060 (+260 per level).