Widowmaker by Nima Nightmare

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By: Nima Nightmare
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2020
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Talon Assassin

Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse. She is unaffected by low temperatures.


-Single-target burst damage.
-Long basic attack and ability range


-Poor AoE damage
-Requires prediction


Health: 1350
Health regen: 2.9
Mana: 500
Mana regen: 3.0
Attack damage: 36
Attack speed: 4.00
Attack range: 5.5

Combat Trait

Widow's Kiss
Activate to gain 60% bonus Attack Damage and increasing your attack range by 2. But you also lose 25% movement speed and have your Attack Speed reduced by 3.

Cooldown: 3 seconds

*Reactivate the ability to exit Widow's Kiss.
*Mounting instantly deactivates Widow's Kiss.

Primary Abilities

Lock at the target direction, channel for 1.75 second, deal 70 (+4% per level) to 180 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit depending on the channeling time. If the enemy hit by Snipe dies, it will pierce them and hit the first enemy behind them. If Snipe kills an enemy hero, Snipe's cooldown will be refreshed and the mana cost will be refunded.

Mana: 30
Cooldown: 8 seconds

*While channeling, your movement speed is reduced by 25%, but it will be reverted back if Widow's Kiss is not active.
*While channeling, you can move but cannot change your direction.
*If the enemy hit is a hero and they die by Snipe, Snipe's cooldown will be refreshed and the mana cost will be refunded.
Venom Mine
Place a Venom Mine at the target location. When an enemy hero or structure comes within its range, it will explode and deal 80 damage per second to all enemy heroes and structures who came in range and reveals them for the duration. Can also damage structures, but cannot damage enemy minions and mercenaries. Lasts 4 seconds.

Mana: 45
Cooldown: 10 seconds

*Cannot damage minions and mercenaries.
*If there is already a Venom Mine on the battleground, reusing Venom Mine will cause it to disappear and places the new Venom Mine on the selected location (Similar to Junkrat's Steel Trap).
Grappling Hook
Launch a Grappling Hook towards the target direction, pulling Widowmaker to the selected location. When used on terrain, Widowmaker will jump over the Terrain.

Mana: 40
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Heroic Abilities

Upon activation, reveal all enemy heroes and empower Snipe. Makes Snipe always fully charged and gaining unlimited range. Lasts 8 seconds.

Mana: 80
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Summon Black Widow
Summon a Black Widow at the target location. After 1 second, it starts dealing 150 (+4% per level) damage to the nearest enemy hero, slowing them by 30% and revealing them for 3 seconds. Can be reactivated to attack another target. Once expired, the Black Widow will apply a Venom Mine debuff at all nearby enemy heroes. Lasts 10 seconds.

Black Widow Health: 1200
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Talents level 1:

Venom Toxin (W):
Increase Venom Mine's area by 20% and its damage over time by 15%.
Quest: Lethal Mastery (Trait):
While Widow's Kiss is active, basic attacks increase your Attack damage during Widow's Kiss by 2. Can gain up to 50% bonus damage. The stacks are lost upon death.
Long Shot (E):
Increase Grappling Hook's range by 30%. When used on terrain, reduce its cooldown by 3 seconds.

Talents level 4:

Entangling Web (W):
Venom Mine deals 50% more damage to structures and disables them for the duration. If Venom Mine damages only structures, its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
Je Te Vois (Q):
If Snipe hits an enemy hero, reveals a medium area around them and roots stealthed heroes for 1.25 seconds.
Poisoned Bullets (Trait):
Widow's Kiss basic attacks also deal damage over time based on 3% of the target's maximum health.

Talents level 7:

Tout à fait Web (W):
Venom Mine also Silences affected enemy heroes for 2 seconds.
Launch Me Boy! (E):
When Grappling Hook is used on terrain, Widowmaker will be launched 30% further from terrain.
Et voilà (Q):
A fully charged Snipe now always kills enemy minions and non-boss mercenaries.

Talents level 13:

Quest: Oversting (W):
Poison 20 enemy heroes with Venom Mine.
Reward: After poisoning 20 enemy heroes with Venom Mine, gain an additional Venom Mine charge. You can also place 2 Venom Mines at time.
Spider Kick (E):
Upon reaching the target location using Grappling Hook, deal 250 damage to all non-structure enemies near the target area and slow them by 20% for 3 seconds.
Numbing Bullets (Q):
Hitting enemy heroes with Snipe grants 10% Spell Power. Can gain up to 30% Spell Power. The stacks are lost upon death.

Talents level 16:

Web Armor (E):
After using Grappling Hook, gain 25 Armor and 50% movement speed for 3 seconds.
No Remorse (W):
Increase Venom Mine's duration by 2 seconds and reduce the affected enemy heroes' Armor by 25.
Hardened Shots (Q):
Hitting enemy heroes with fully charged Snipe reduces their Armor by 20 and grants 35 Armor for yourself for 4 seconds.

Talents level 20:

Personne n'échappe à mon regard (Heroic R):
While Infra-Sight is active, hitting enemy heroes with Snipe increases its duration by 2 seconds.

Passive: Widowmaker can now always see heroes through bushes.
Dark Web (Heroic R):
Increase Black Widow's health and duration by 50%. It will now also mimic Widowmaker's Snipe.
Armored Stance (Trait):
Increase Widow's Kiss basic attack damage bonus from 60% to 120%. While Widow's Kiss is active, gain 30 Armor.
Headshot (Q):
Fully charged Snipe now deals 100% of the damage around the enemy hit and deals double damage to the primary target.

Counters and Matchups:

Nova: Between the two snipers, Nova takes the advantage by flanking Widowmaker with stealth. Also Nova's Snipe doesn't need to be charged unlike Widowmaker's Snipe.
Stitches: No matter what Widowmaker does, Stitches can Hook Widowmaker which puts her in great danger if she cannot use Grappling Hook yet.
Hanzo: Hanzo's long attack range makes him a rival to Widowmaker. Also Hanzo's Storm Bow quite counters Snipe in many ways.

-Heroes with long range attacks counter Widowmaker.
-Heroes who can get close to Widowmaker easily.
-Heroes that flank.

Good against:

Nova: Despite being bad against her, Widowmaker is also quite strong against Nova. Venom Mine and Infra-Sight reveals Nova for a great duration. Also Widowmaker can escape and engage Nova with Grappling Hook since Nova has no mobility abilities.
Valeera: Venom Mine reveals. Also Snipe and Widow's Kiss are quite dangerous to Valeera.
Junkrat: Junkrat's range is quite shorter than Widowmaker's. Also Widowmaker can escape Rocket Ride quite easily.

-Stealth heroes.
-Heroes with predictable abilities.

Works well with:

Kerrigan: Black Widow and Ultralisk can attack enemies and putting them in double trouble. Also Impaling Blades can be a good assist for Snipe.
Jaina: Black Widow and Water Elemental can slow and attack enemies as twice as much. Also Ring Of Frost with Venom Mine are quite deadly.

-Heroic pets.
-Heroes with high disables such as roots and stuns.

Tips and gameplay:

Playing as Widowmaker:

While playing as Widowmaker, keep your distance from enemies as much as possible since you have a high range. Venom Mine placement is very important, so use it precisely. Widow's Kiss is not a good option for waveclear. So deactivate it if no enemy hero is around.

Playing against Widowmaker:

When playing against Widowmaker, try to keep her close to yourself as much as possible. Watch out for Venom Mines. Despite their low damage, they can still reveal you. Try to force Widowmaker to use Grappling Hook and then catch her pretty easily.

Recommended Builds:

1-One shot, One kill (Snipe):
-Lethal Mastery
-Je Te Vois
-Et voilà
-Infra-Sight (Heroic)
-Numbing Bullets
-Hardened Shots

2-Toxin Sting (Venom Mine):
-Venom Toxin
-Entangling Web
-Tout à fait Web
-Summon Black Widow (Heroic)
-No Remorse
-Dark Web or Armored Stance

3-Escape Master (Grappling Hook):
-Long Shot
-Poisoned Bullets
-Launch Me Boy!
-Spider Kick
-Web Armor
-Personne n'échappe à mon regard

Possible Cosmetics:


Ciel-Nuit (Base Skin): Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse. She is unaffected by low temperatures.

Patina-Winter (Rare): Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse. She is unaffected by low temperatures.

Nova (Epic): Once, she spent the best parts of her youth as the golden child of one of Tarsonis's wealthy Old Families who ran the Terran Confederacy. Oh, and this skin makes her look like Nova.
Features: Altered voice-over, Themed abilities
Notes: This skin is part of shared theme of other universes merging into Starcraft skins.

Voice lines:

A single death can change everything.

Let them eat cake.

Look for the woman.

I don't miss.


Portraits and Sprays:

Widowmaker-Widowmaker Mastery-Carbot Widowmaker


Widowmaker Announcer (Legendary)

Check out my other concepts :3


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Guardian Robot


Mechanical Squire

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Automated Powerhouse

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