Deathwing Rework by SMILE

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Deathwing Rework

Last Updated: Oct 8, 2021
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Deathwing Rework

My Suggestions

Deathwing is in a decent spot right now. Then why would you rework him?
Because he is in a decent spot as a mage, while he was designed to be a bruiser. This is a real problem.

The idea of this rework is to fit him into a role he was designed for.

Health increased from 2750 to 2780
Health Regen increased from 5.7292 to 5.8

Combat Trait

Aspect of Death (Trait)

Deathwing now gains 3% health per second while in the Hall of Storms.
Deathwing no longer deals 100% additional Spell Damage to Heroes.

Primary Abilities

Molten Flame (Q)

Cooldown reduced from 3 to 1.5 seconds
Damage increased from 21 to 38
Energy drain increased from 30 to 40 per second
Now deals 50% less damage to Structures.

Incinerate (W1)

Energy cost removed
Cooldown increased from 4 to 5 seconds
Damage increased from 65 to 100

Lava Burst (W2)

Energy cost removed
Cooldown increased from 6 to 7 seconds
Explosion damage increased from 30 to 72
Pool of magma Slow reduced from 35% to 25%
Pool of magma now deals 16 damage every 0.5 seconds.

DPS increased from 25 to 32
Onslaught (E1)

Energy cost removed
Damage increased from 38 to 80
Damage at the end of the lunge increased from 72 to 140

Earth Shatter (E2)

Energy cost removed
Cooldown increased from 12 to 14 seconds
Damage increased from 90 to 140
Stun duration increased from 0.75 to 1 second

Secondary Abilities

Form Switch (1)

Cooldown reduced from 20 to 15 seconds

Heroic Abilities

Cataclysm (R)

Cooldown increased from 90 to 100 seconds
Cooldown at the beginning of a match increased from 270 to 300 seconds
Damage on impact increased from 90 to 200
Scorched ground now deals 16 damage every 0.25 seconds.

DPS increased from 37 to 64

Special Mount

Dragonflight (Z)

After 3 seconds, fly into the sky, becoming immune to all effects and gaining 3% Health per second. Once cast, this ability cannot be interrupted. Cannot be cast for 3 seconds after taking damage, Basic Attacking or casting an ability.

2.5% -> 3%; 4 -> 3 seconds
Destroyer (QZ)

Cooldown increased from 8 to 9 seconds
Damage increased from 52 to 90

World Breaker (WZ)

Cooldown increased from 8 to 9 seconds
Damage increased from 52 to 90

Meteor Drop (EZ)

Now baseline
Renamed from Skyfall to Meteor Drop
Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds
Damage increased from 58 to 75
Healing removed


Dragon Soul (New Functionality)
World Breaker: Lava Burst's pool of magma heals Deathwing for 50% of the damage dealt.
Destroyer: Incinerate heals Deathwing for 50% of the damage dealt.

Molten Blood (New Functionality)
Deathwing heals for 0.3% of his maximum health per second for each Armor Plate he lacks.

Fire and Fury (Moved from Level 13)(New Functionality)
Basic Attacks heal Deathwing for 25% of the damage dealt.
This bonus is increased to 50% against Rooted, Slowed, or Stunned enemy Heroes.


Infernus (New Functionality)
Molten Flame deals 25% more damage to enemy Heroes.
This bonus is increased to 50% against Rooted, Slowed, or Stunned enemy Heroes.

Heat Wave (New Functionality)
Hitting an enemy Hero with Incinerate or Lava Burst's explosion heats Deathwing for the next 10 seconds.
Nearby enemies take 18 damage per second. Heat stacks up to 4 times.

Dragon's Ire
Deathwing deals 10% more damage for each Armor Plate he lacks.


Meteor damage increased from 70 to 150
Cooldown reduction reduced from 25 to 15 seconds
Heroes hit by the meteors now also heal Deathwing for 3% of his maximum health.

Death Drop (New Functionality)
Deathwing can begin to cast abilities 2 seconds after landing.
Hitting Heroes with landing reduces their Armor by 20 for 4 seconds.

Skyfall (New Functionality)
Meteor Drop gains an additional charge. Hitting an enemy Hero with meteor heals Deathwing for 1.5% of his maximum health.


Burn Beneath My Shadow
Periodic damage bonus increased from 80% to 100%.

Bellowing Roar
Damage increased from 25 to 50
This ability will now take over Deathwing's Trait button.


Wicked Inferno (New Functionality)
Reduce the energy drain of Molten Flame to 25 per second.

Ruination (New Functionality)
Destroyer: Increase the Slow of Onslaught to 60%.
World Breaker: Reduce the cooldown of Earth Shatter by 6 seconds and increase its range by 20%.

Dragonic Might (Moved from Level 1)(New Functionality)
Become Protected for 0.75 seconds and reduce the cooldown of your basic abilities by 1.25 seconds upon losing an Armor Plate.


Conflagration (Adjusted Functionality)
Dealing 425 damage with Molten Flame to enemy Heroes within 4 seconds causes them to burn for an additional 200 damage over 4 seconds. While burning, they explode every 1 second, dealing 100 damage to all nearby enemies.

Gaze Onto Destruction (New Functionality)
Increase the radius of landing area by 20%.
Hitting Heroes with landing Stuns them for 0.5 seconds, then Slows them by 40% for 2.5 seconds.

Elementium Plating
Shield duration reduced from 8 to 6 seconds
Healing increased from 2% to 3%


Stood in the Fire
Slow increased from 40% to 50%
Duration bonus reduced from 50% to 25%

Arrival of a God

Destroyer's Rampage (New Functionality)
For the next 6 seconds after landing in Destroyer form, Deathwing's damage is increased by 50% and takedowns reset the cooldown of his basic abilities. Damaging Heroes refreshes this effect and switching to World Breaker form removes the effect.

World Breaker's Madness (New)
After landing in World Breaker form, your next Lava Burst and Earth Shatter have their size and damage increased by 100%. Switching to Destroyer form removes the effect.
Passive: Takedowns reset the cooldown of Dragonflight.

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