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Hero Portrait Howitzer Traits: Ranged | Sieger | Elusive | Burst | Zoner
Release Date: December 12, 2015 (OT1)
Difficulty: Advanced
Base Stats Overview:
Basic Damage - 2
Ability Damage - 8
Durability - 3
Mobility - 4

Base Stats:
Base Health: 606 (+63.6)
Health Regen: 1.01 (+0.11)
Base Mana: 390 (+27)
Mana Regen: 1.7 (+0.09)
Ability Defense: 30
Basic Defense: 20.2 (+2.03)
Basic Attack Damage: 53.92 (+2.04)
Attacks Per Second: 1.05
Movement Speed: 695

Howitzer is a ranged Caster with an explosive arsenal at his disposal. Using Rockets, Land Mines and Slow Grenades, Howitzer is able to deal area of effect damage, control large areas and even disrupt and slow down his enemies.

Howitzer can use his R2000 missile to poke and harass enemies at range. Land Mine, when detonated, knocks enemies and Howitzer back, allowing Howitzer to escape safely if something goes wrong. Make it Rain deals damage in a large area but can also be used defensively to pull Howitzer out of combat for a few seconds.

When in teamfights use your abilities to rain heavy artillery down on your enemies or your Slow Grenades to control the fight. Late game, Howitzer can easily take out minions, making it difficult for enemies to push in to your base or push you out of theirs. Use your abilities to disrupt the enemy team and zone out the enemy damage dealers.

Abilities

Ability Cannon Cannon
Ranged attack dealing Basic Attack Damage and 10% splash damage to nearby enemies.
Splash Damage: 10%

Ability Slow Grenade Slow Grenade
Howitzer fires 3 proximity bombs in an arc that explode dealing Ability Damage and applying a Slow.
Ability Damage: 117/175/234/293
Mana Cost: 100/110/120/130
Movement Speed Slow: 100/140/180/220
Power Scaling: 2.1
Cooldown: 8
Movement Speed Slow Duration: 3

Ability R2000 Missile R2000 Missile
Howitzer fires a long range rocket that deals Ability Damage in an area.
Ability Damage: 140/240/339/439
Mana Cost: 110/120/130/140
Cast Range: 1750
Power Scaling: 1.25
Cooldown: 6

Ability Land Mine Land Mine
Places a mine that will explode after 5 seconds, knocking any enemies (and Howitzer) back and dealing damage. Ability can be reactivated to detonate early.
Ability Damage: 94/140/187/234
Mana Cost: 110
Cast Range: 1250
Power Scaling: 1.67
Cooldown: 13
Duration: 3

Ability Make it Rain Make it Rain
Howitzer rockets into the air and fires down a volley of missiles in the targeted area dealing Ability Damage. The last missile does 50% of the total damage.
Ability Damage: 409/556/702
Mana Cost: 125/200/275
Duration: 2.8
Power Scaling: 5.22
Cooldown: 105/95/85
Cast Range: 1750

Background

  • Published an article on grenades: theory, practice, and aesthetics.
  • Charged with destruction, mayhem, and defacing public property.
  • Installed a humidor in his mech.

Trivia

  • Howitzer's Wasteland skin, when it was first revealed looked like this, however it was changed to the current version due to it's resemblance to the Challenger skin.

Gallery

Skins

Howitzer Default skin

Howitzer in classic uniform and paint-job.

How to Unlock: Unlocked by default

Howitzer Challenger skin

A new game ahead, Howitzer sports the black and blue of his favorite team - the Omeda City Shockwaves.

How to Unlock: Begin Howitzer's Master Challenge

Howitzer Master skin

"This seat's starting to get a little warm, here. Is it me?" - Howitzer

How to Unlock: Obtain the title of Master with Howitzer

Howitzer Wasteland skin

Nothin' wrong with a little wear-and-tear.

How to Unlock: Purchase at the Store for 500 Coins icon or obtain as a Loot Crate drop

Howitzer Hardcase skin

Fond of firepower and allergic to bullets, Howitzer likes a little extra hardware.

How to Unlock: Purchase at the Store for 1000 Coins icon or obtain as a Rare Loot Crate drop

Howitzer Hotrod skin

How to Unlock: Exclusive reward for purchasing the Challenger and Master Founders Pack on Early Access

Howitzer Love Machine skin

If you can't kill 'em with kindness, try an air strike!

How to Unlock: Carnival of Hearts 2017 event. Purchasable from February 7 2017 to February 27 2017 for 1,200 Coins icon

Images

Videos

Paragon - Howitzer Overview01:13

Paragon - Howitzer Overview

Change Log

Update .39 - April 4, 2017

  • Slow Grenade
    • Howitzer's Slow Grenades now become active .1 seconds once they hit the ground, down from .5 seconds.
  • Make it Rain
    • Howitzer post-ultimate directional leap is now more forgiving.

Update .38.3 - March 14, 2017

  • Land Mine
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 from 75 / 125 / 175 / 225
    • Card Scaling reduced to 0.5 from 0.625
    • Duration reduced to 3 seconds from 5 seconds
  • Make it Rain
    • Cooldown increased to 105 / 90 / 75 from 90 / 70 / 50

Update .38.1 - February 28, 2017

  • Added “Shoot This!” emote to in-game store.

Update .38 - February 21, 2017

  • Polish & Bug Fixing
    • Improved timing of Make it Rain so that the FX more closely matches the damage application.
    • Howitzer's dome now correctly opens and closes during emote animations.
    • Fixed bug stopping Howitzer's Slow Grenades from being canceled with the Esc key
    • Fixed bug stopping Howitzer from using abilities after knocking back himself with Land Mine.

Update .37.1 - February 7, 2017

  • Polish/Bug Fixing
    • Fixed bug causing Howitzer's Make it Rain visuals not matching the damage intervals.

Update .35.1 - December 13, 2016

  • Slow Grenades
    • Decreased arc to 0.625 from 0.825
    • Decreased base damage to 60/110/160/210 from 75/135/195/255

Update .35 - December 6, 2016

  • R2000 Missile
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Projectile speed has been increased.
    • Cooldown adjusted from 12/11.5/11/10.5 to 8 seconds at all levels.
  • Land Mine
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Projectile speed has been increased.
    • Cooldown adjusted from 17/16/15/14 to 22/19/16/13 seconds.
  • Slow Grenade
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Projectile speed has been increased.
    • Cooldown reduced from 20 to 12 seconds at all levels.
  • Make it Rain
    • Damage type adjusted from “Energy” to “Ability.”
    • Animation speed has been increased.
    • Projectile speed has been increased.
    • Can no longer be cancelled by Howitzer.
    • Cooldown reduced from 115/105/95 to 90/70/50 seconds.

Update .31 - September 6, 2016

  • Polish & Bug Fixing
    • Fixed Slow Grenades not being able to re-queue during a blocking ability such as Make it Rain.

Update .29 - July 26, 2016

  • Added Hardcase Howitzer to the in-game store.
  • R2000 Missile
    • No longer reduces the cooldown if interrupted after firing.

Update .28 - June 30, 2016

  • Slow Grenades
    • Now correctly refreshes the slow duration when an enemy hero hits multiple grenades over time.
    • No longer disappears if Howitzer is silenced after casting.
  • Polish/Bug Fixing:
    • Updated tooltip of some abilities.
    • Added Howitzer suit start-up sound.
    • Audio adjustments on Make it Rain sounds to be louder on explosion, quieter on shot.

Update .27 - June 14, 2016

  • Passive - Fast Reload
    • This ability has been removed.
  • Land Mine
    • Range increased from 1000 to 1250.
  • R2000 Missile
    • Range increased from 2000 to 2200.
  • Make it Rain
    • Range increased from 1500 to 1750.
    • Cooldown increased from 100 to 115.
    • Damage duration is 4.2 seconds at all levels.
  • Polish / Bug Fixing:
    • Jetpack sounds updated.
    • Audio added to emote, “Why I Oughta”!

Update .24 - April 21, 2016

  • Updated Select Screen animations for Sparrow, Grux, Howitzer and Gideon.

Update .23 - April 6, 2016

  • Removed Twinblast, Howitzer and Muriel as recommended Heroes.
  • If the Rocket ability is cancelled or replaced by another ability during the targeting state, it will now go on a short cooldown.
  • Added new targeting infor into the Rocket ability reticle. It now changes color to "red" when placed over an enemy target.

Update .21 - March 21, 2016

  • Updated details on the character model.
  • The Slow Grenade ability can no longer be interrupted by Howitzer's other abilities.

OT10 - March 5th, 2016

Patch 1:

  • Increased the bounds of Gadget’s Primary and Howitzer’s Muzzle Flash.

Patch 2:

  • Corrected issue where Howitzer's projectile was spawning before muzzle flash.

OT7 - February 13th, 2016

  • Rocket ability now properly highlights the targets it will hit.

OT5 - January 29, 2016

  • Fixed issue with Howitzer continuing upward if Make It Rain (R) was cancelled at just the right moment at the top of his leap.
  • Cannon (LMB) reduced scaling slightly.

OT4 - January 23, 2016

  • Increased card scaling of Rocket (Q).

OT2 - January 9th, 2016
R - Make It Rain

  • Reduced the targeting hang time for by 1.5 seconds.
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