- 1 Background
- 2 Gameplay Summary
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Traits
- 5 Heroic Abilities
- 6 Talents
- 7 Talent Builds
- 8 Tips
- 9 Matchups
- 10 Skins
- 11 Development
- 12 Patch changes
- 13 Trivia
- 14 References
- 15 External links
On Char, Zeratul met the former protoss executor Tassadar, a member of the Templar Caste, and the terran Jim Raynor. Tassadar reacted badly upon his meeting with this leader of a forbidden caste and attacked Zeratul. However, Zeratul refused to take offense, even attempting to teach Tassadar the art of combat. Eventually Zeratul overcame Tassadar's prejudice, beginning to heal the rifts between the Khalai and the Dark Templar. The two leaders (and Jim Raynor) came to an understanding, joining forces and hiding from the zerg.
Zeratul is an Assassin that uses mobility and strength, along with the element of surprise, to confuse his enemies by quickly teleporting in and out of battle while dishing high damage.
Tier 1, Hero Level 1
Tier 2, Hero Level 4
Tier 3, Hero Level 7
Tier 4, Hero Level 10
Tier 5, Hero Level 13
Tier 6, Hero Level 16
Tier 7, Hero Level 20
- Prelate (base)
- Executor 100
- In his final moments, Zeratul made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat the Overmind and secure victory over the zerg. Inspired by his example, the Templar and Dark Templar are united once more.
- High Templar 100
- Despite Judicator Raszagal's warning that only heresy comes from contact with the Dark Ones, Praetor Zeratul believes that this "Tassadar" may be the key to Aiur's salvation.
- Unraveler 100
- The deserts of Aranoch are inhospitable in the best of times. After Mephisto bound a demonic spirit to the corpse of the Assassin-Prince Zeratul things have grown considerably worse.
- This skin is related to the Diablo themed-skins.
- Dark Prelate 100
- Upon selection, each Dark Prelate is presented with a unique armor reflecting their beliefs and personality. Zeratul rarely dons the Shadow's Embrace, as he prefers less formal attire.
- Ronin 400
- After failing to protect his lord from the Lenassa clan, Zeratul severed his nerve cords and his connection to his home. Now he wanders, searching for a way to atone for his sins.
- Features themed abilities.
- Zerg Hunter 400
- The Zer'atai clan of Dark Templar are renowmed hunters. For nearly a millennium, they have wandered across Shakuras, fashioning intricate armors from the bones of their prey.
Zeratul was conceived within the first two years of the game's development. He appeared in early builds of the game. His abilities allowed him to move quickly and confuse the enemy. He benefited from dexterity items. He had the following stats and abilities:
- Life: 2
- Attack: 5
- Abilities: 3.25
- Speed: 5.75
- Phase Strike
- Phase Blades
- Blink (retained in the current build)
- Astral Projection
- Illusion Dance
- (Patch December 12, 2017) Note: Zeratul has received updated art to coincide with Talent changes.
- (Patch September 26, 2017) Note: Zeratul’s mask will no longer stretch and bend oddly during Hero Select or in the Collection on low graphic settings.
- (Patch June 13, 2017) Note: Unraveler skins added.
- (Patch April 4, 2017) Note: Nova and Zeratul will no longer attempt to automatically acquire attack targets after issuing and canceling an attack order while cloaked.
- (Patch March 22, 2017) Note: Fixed an issue that removed all Mana Cost and Cooldown details from Zeratul’s Ability tooltips.
- (Patch November 15, 2016) Note: Base Maximum Health increased from 1545 to 1622; Base Health Regen increased from 3.22 to 3.38.; Danger Pings will no longer remain visible over a Hero who enters Stealth.
- (Patch October 6, 2015) Note: Basic Attack damage reduced from 47 (+13 per level) to 47 (+12 per level).
- The "Exiles" variant of the "Zerg Hunter" skin bears resemblance to Raziel, a character from the Legacy of Kain series.
- From the StarCraft wiki
- 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
- StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.