Probius Enters the Nexus!

"Shoo-Wee!”

- Probius, Curious Probe

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Since his activation, Probius has always wanted to prove himself. He may be small, but he made a big difference by warping in a critical pylon during the retaking of Aiur. As the bravest of probes, Probius is eager to fulfill his purpose in the Nexus.

Read on for a breakdown of a few of Probius’ talents, a spotlight video, and some tips and tricks around drafting Probius, Curious Probe!

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Talent Highlights:

storm_ui_icon_dehaka_essencecollection.pngGather Minerals – Nothing comes more naturally to a probe than gathering tons of minerals. Causing dead enemies to drop minerals that can be gathered by Probius, Gather Minerals grants massive boosts to the Photon Cannon ability once he’s gathered enough to afford the upgrades and complete the quest.                                                                                                               

storm_ui_icon_dehaka_burrow.pngParticle Accelerator-  Increasing Disruption Pulse’s damage for each enemy and Warp Rift hit, Particle Accelerator encourages Probius players hunt for that perfect scenario where a chain reaction of Warp Rift explosion can devastate an enemy team.                                                                                                                         

storm_ui_icon_dehaka_brushstalker.pngRepulsor – Causing Warp Rift explosions to knock away enemies, Repulsor gives Probius some much needed control on the battlefield. Use this to aid in an escape, set up a kill, or shut down a crucial enemy Mosh Pit!

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Friends and Foes:

Works well with:

Arthas.jpg Probius needs a strong frontline hero who can take a lot of punishment and act as a wall between him and his opponents.  It also helps if his frontline consists more of heroes who do not tend to dive the enemy team, as that leaves Probius in a vulnerable position.  Arthas’s commanding battlefield presence and great peel between Howling Blast and Frozen Tempest make him a good tool to keep the enemy team from getting to and quickly eliminating Probius in teamfights.

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Lucio and Probius work very well together, as they both can siege an enemy base almost indefinitely.  These two heroes complement each other very well in other ways too, as Lucio’s Speed Boost is great for getting Probius out of a pinch, and Probius makes up for Lucio’s lack of wave clear.  

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Like Probius, Jaina is also great at controlling space and zoning enemy heroes away from her team for a time.  Jaina’s constant slows are great for setting up Warp Rift combos as well as for peeling enemies away from Probius when he gets in danger.   

Struggles Against: 

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Probius has trouble with heroes who can consistently get to him, and no one is quite as good at that as Zeratul.  Zeratul has a plethora of ways to get to Probius, and he can often safely retreat if things go south once he engages.  Both Shadow Assault and Void Prison are also great tools for catching and eliminating Probius if he is even a little out of position.  

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Nothing is quite as frustrating for a Probius player than the constant loss of his Pylons.  LI-Ming has enough range that she can easily kill Pylons almost as soon as they come up, and Probius doesn’t have a great answer to zone Li-Ming away due to her Teleport.  She’s a difficult target to hit with Warp Rifts, and Probius’ low Health also makes him a prime kill target for a quick reset, which can dramatically swing the fight in Li-Ming’s favor.

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Anub’arak can easily bypass Probius’ defenses and get to him with a well-timed Burrow Charge, and his Beetles are great for tanking Photon Cannon shots while Probius runs for his life.  Anub’arak’s Heroics are also both great against Probius, as Locust Swarm naturally has more targets due to Pylons and Photon Cannons, and Cocoon is a great tool for isolating either Probius himself or one of his key frontline heroes, leaving him vulnerable for an easy kill.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this detailed look at Probius, Heroes. We’ll see you in the Nexus! ​

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