Rummaging through the extensive story and lore of StarCraft, has become a recent past-time for me. Growing up it was my favorite video-game, in no small part due to the story and lore. As I searched for heroes who have been missed but not forgotten, I found Fenix to be quite the popular Protoss pick for Heroes of the Storm. While I wrote about Fenix, I started to think about other Protoss characters and standing out to me was Selendis.
Selendis is the current Protoss Executor and she is sometimes referred to as a “High Executor”. She was also a student of Artanis. In the reorganization following the Great War, she was promoted to Executor, acting as Artanis’ assistant and commanding the combined military forces of the Protoss. Like many Protoss, she has deep respect for Jim Raynor because of his services to Aiur and though she considers the Dark Templar a threat to her heritage, she is willing to work beside them.
After the Fall of Aiur and the successful defense and activation of the Xel’naga temple on Shakuras, Selendis took part in a mission to rescue three heroes from Aiur. The mission was interrupted by Ulrezaj, a powerful dark archon terrorist who had committed a number of crimes against the Protoss. Ulrezaj slew two of the three heroes before being captured along with three of his followers. Selendis would later defeat Ulrezaj over Shakuras.
“Selendis represents the best and brightest of what the Protoss can be—fiercely loyal to her race’s ideals, completely dedicated and focused beyond any mere human capacity.”
- Chris Metzen
In StarCraft, Selendis appears as a heroic carrier unit, her interceptors are slightly different than standard interceptors, dealing more damage. I would love to see what Blizzard could do with her warping in a carrier as a possible ult ability, making it all the better by adding in the voice over “Carrier has arrived”. At level 20 they would allow for the same upgrade that you make at the fleet beacon, giving her faster interceptors as well as doubling the capacity of interceptors on the ship. Being that Selendis is a High Templar Zealot warrior as well, I imagine she would have abilities like Charge, Maelstrom, Psionic Strom, and increased Plasma Sheilds at her disposal. With these abilities, I think that Selendis could make a heavy hitting demolition specialist. Able to take down a fort and towers by herself, while simultaneously being able to deal out a massive amount of damage in team fights.
There are many Protoss character in the lore, including a bunch of new characters that we are going to meet in the Legacy of the Void coming out this winter, but some of the oldies are great resources for more Heroes. I’d personally love to know more about the legendary Adun and see him fight in the Nexus, though I think it would be a long time before Blizzard pulled him out. I know that Artanis is probably going to the Warrior Blizzard is hinting at on their website to preorder LotV. So tell me what other StarCraft characters do you guys want to see added?
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En Taro Adun, Fenix!