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Free Hero Rotation (May 10): Kestrel and her Bodyguards

Free Hero Rotation (May 10): Kestrel and her Bodyguards

  • AdyEndrus
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  • May 10, 2016

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Each week six heroes are temporarily unlocked for play in Casual and Private games. Try any of the heroes listed below before unlocking them with Glory or ICE!


 

KRUL (JUNGLE/WARRIOR)

Krul is a jungle nightmare who dominates in 1v1 duels. Able to absorb massive amounts of damage and recover large portions of his own health mid-battle, Krul can bring the pain and survive a beating as long as he can stick to his target.


 

GLAIVE (JUNGLE/WARRIOR)

Glaive has one of the most feared abilities in the game: a jet-powered Afterburn strike that will slice through you and blast you back into a tactically fatal position. In teamfights, Glaive’s area-of-effect cleave and Bloodsong lifesteal makes him incredibly hard to bring down. Try Glaive first as a jungler, but roam into the lane to rocket enemies toward your allies and turrets.


 

TAKA (JUNGLE/ASSASSIN)

Taka is a stealthy assassin who weaves in and out of battle, eliminating targets with his switchblades. With proper timing and combat awareness, Taka can pick off an enemy and escape — only to reappear again for another kill. Start Taka in the jungle, but feel free to venture into the lane to surprise your opponents.


 

FORTRESS (JUNGLE/PROTECTOR)

This Halcyon Well guardian is a snarling, frightening sight in the jungle. He stalks prey, closes in with teammates, flanks targets and creates challenging, multi-front confrontations. Start Fortress in the jungle, stay near your allies and bite and claw your way to kills.


 

BLACKFEATHER (LANE/ASSASSIN)

Blackfeather is a striking duelist who pierces the hearts of his opponents. When building weapon items, he becomes a powerful assassin. Building crystal and utility items instead unlocks powerful effects for himself and his team. He performs well in the lane where he can focus on accumulating gold early in the match.


 

KESTREL (JUNGLE/SNIPER)

Kestrel is an elite Stormguard archer who takes down targets from a distance. When building weapon, she deals rapid, sustained damage and uses stealth to find better footing when enemies get too close. Kestrel’s crystal path affords longer stealth times, which sets up aggressive tactical plays. She’s best in the jungle where there are fewer obstructions between her deadly arrows and her targetted prey.


ABOUT THE FREE HERO ROTATION

The free hero rotation unlocks six heroes each week to play as long and as much as you want in the Casual queue. It’s an opportunity to test drive heroes before using ICE or Glory to unlock them.

The free rotation changes every Tuesday and heroes in the rotation usually won’t return for a few weeks or months afterward, so unlocking heroes is always worthwhile. The free rotation does not apply to Ranked play to ensure players are already very familiar with the heroes they play in that try-hard environment with skill tiers at stake.


Jump into the Fold now with this group of great heroes!