Aya Blackpaw

Hearthstone

Forged with Jeff Reynolds and Kristen Ashton


Introduction

(Written by Stephen King)

Aya is the leader of the Jade Lotus gang who are comprised of Druids, Rogues, and Shaman. She comes off as youthful, energetic, and seemingly impulsive, but that is just a mask. In truth she is calculating, ruthless, and is as hard as the jade the Lotus steal for her. Being a melee assassin she waits for the opportune moment to roll in and then relies on her superior numbers to push the advantage to take out her target.

Aya Blackpaw in Hearthstone: 6 mana 5/3 Legendary Minion “Battlecry & Deathrattle: Summon a Jade Golem.


Stephen King’s Choices


D: Bodyguard - Aya is always accompanied by her loyal bodyguard and servant White Eyes. Activate to command White Eyes to attack your enemies. Activate again to command White eyes to stand down. All of Aya's summoned minions activate off this toggle.

Q: Jade Claw - melee attack slashing in an arc in front of Aya

W: Jade Shuriken - short ranged skill shot

E: Roll - roll forward a short distance, blocked by enemy heroes and physical objects. Has no cost, but does have a 20 second cooldown with 2 charges.

Heroic Trait: gain golem points for each hero kill and minion wave clear. Players choose how to spend their
accrued points by selecting one of the below heroic summon abilities. These begin accruing at level 1, and are not lost if Aya is killed.

R1: Jade Army
- summons multiple jade golems, with each subsequent golem costing more/being more powerful than the prior two jade golems combined.
Example: 6 points spent would summon 3 golems total: one level 1 golem, one level 2 golem, and one level 3 golem. 7 points spent would summon the same but would end up with 1 point leftover towards the next activation.

R2: Storm Guardian - White Eyes is replaced by a more powerful bodyguard for a short period of time (similar to Nazeebo's Gargantuan). Enemies near the Storm Guardian also take lightning aura damage (similar to burning rage).

Melee Talents:
Double Strike - Jade Claw slashes twice when used
Eyes Everywhere - Jade Claw slashes in 180 degree arc
Hamstring - Jade Claw now slows enemies

Ranged Talents:

Double Shot - Jade Shuriken now throws two shuriken
Long Shot - Jade Shuriken increases range to medium
Poisoned! - Jade Shuriken also deals damage over time for a short duration

Movement Talents:
Celerity - shorten Roll cooldown to 15 seconds and increase the maximum charges to 3
Momentum - increase movement speed for short duration after roll ends
Defy Gravity - Roll can now move through enemy heroes and over walls

Level 20 talents:
Upgrade to R1 - jade golems now cost half as much when determining the amount to summon. Any remaining half points are rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Upgrade to R2 - Storm Guardian no longer replaces White Eyes
Missed Opportunity - Select R1/R2 option not chosen at level 10


Jeff’s Choices

Role

Assassin

Trait- “Jade Army” Featured Forger Ability: Stephen King

Gain golem points for each hero kill and minion wave clear. Players choose how to spend their accrued points by selecting one of the below heroic summon abilities. These begin accruing at level 1, and are not lost if Aya is killed.


Bonus Trait: “
Bodyguard” - Aya is always accompanied by her loyal bodyguard and servant White Eyes. Activate to command White Eyes to attack your enemies. Activate again to command White eyes to stand down. All of Aya's summoned minions activate off this toggle.

Mount-  Mean streets of Gadgetzan Motorcycle with Sidecar

Q- “Spiked Chain”

“Comes in a small package", but is quite deadly and cunning Aya is a force to be reckoned with in the nexus. She wields a Spiked chain with an emerald arrow tip at the end. When this ability is selected Aya tosses a chain out and if it hits a hero it latches onto them and deals damage. The enemy player is restricted to a large area of movement and this allows her bodyguard to get some hits in.

W- “Whites of their Eyes.”

When this is activated Aya yells at White Eyes (her bodyguard) to deal a massive blow to the enemy. White Eyes picks up Aya and tosses her to the enemy- while in the air she flips and does a roundhouse kick to the enemy dealing damage. As if this wasn't enough, White eyes charges in and attempts to land a large sweeping strike. If the enemy is still in range and is hit by white eyes they will be stunned for a short amount of time.

E- “One for the Team”

When selected Aya calls forth her bodyguard to soak damage for her. The Bodyguard will pick up Aya and run in a select direction and all damage done to Aya will be placed on the bodyguard. If the bodyguard dies during this attack Aya will be dropped and will need to escape on her own.

Heroic 1- “Mogu King”

Aya channels the power of an unknown Mogu King- Most powerful indeed. During this time Aya goes into a “Prayer stance” She channels the power of the king for a short time. While channeling this massive power she gives herself attack and health buffs dependent on the amount of golem points that are spent to use this ability. This is shown by her gaining visual armor and glowing the color jade. At the end of this short channel she is able to attack with her increased damage and health for a short amount of time. Think of it like Tony stark calling in for the Iron Man suite to add him in battle.

Heroic 2- “Storm Guardian” Featured Forger Ability: Stephen King

White Eyes is replaced by a more powerful bodyguard for a short period of time (similar to Nazeebo's Gargantuan). Enemies near the Storm Guardian also take lightning aura damage (similar to burning rage).

Specialty Skin

Whitney Houston (I Will Always Love You”) Skin from the Bodyguard

White eyes will be Kevin Cosner

 

Dance:

“Tonto Jump on it” in true fresh prince of Bel Air fashion


Kristen’s Choices

Name

        N/A

Role

        Assassin

Trait

        Small Package

Aya, though ruthless and scary, is still a tiny girl. Because of this, she is much harder to hit, with foes being attuned to hitting those of more regular stature. Combine her tiny frame with supreme agility and you get a recipe that equals basic attacks only dealing half damage.

Mount

        Naruto-style run - throws the arms back and the legs hit the ground very quickly.

Q

Emerald Whip

Aya uses her spiked chain to lash out at her foes, dealing damage in a line shot and poisoning the struck Hero.

W

Shh...

Aya disappears into the shadows. When in range, Aya suddenly leaps out, over and around to the back of her opponent, catching their neck in the chains of her weapon. They are slowed, silenced and take damage over time either until she lets go or the ability ends and she returns briefly to stealth.

E

1,000 Kicks

Used as an interrupt as well as dealing a lot of damage, these kicks are supposed to hit the face of her opponent but end up only ever reaching their stomach.

R1 (Featured Forger Ability)

Heroic Trait

Gain golem points for each hero kill and minion wave clear. Players choose how to spend their accrued points by selecting one of the below heroic summon abilities. These begin accruing at level 1, and are not lost if Aya is killed.

Jade Army

Summons multiple jade golems with each subsequent golem costing more/being more powerful than the prior two jade golems combined.

Example: 6 points spent would summon 3 golems total: one level 1 golem, one level 2 golem, and one level 3 golem. 7 points spent would summon the same but would end up with 1 point leftover towards the next activation.

R2

        Kun the Forgotten King

The Jade Golems may be powerful, but not as powerful as the being that gave them life in the first place. In a time of desperation or ruthless slaughter, Aya summons the very essence of Kun the Forgotten King, a powerful Mogu. Upon release, all nearby Heroes are healed and receive shields as the mighty king begins a slow walk forward, damaging all enemies that cross his path.

Skin

        Globo Gym Purple Cobra

Makes snake fists, chokes people with her headband and loves pizza.

Dance

        Golems are a Girl’s Best Friend

Jade Golems dance around her, offering hearthstone cards.