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Cursed Hollow <Battleground>

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Cursed Hollow

As one of the first and most ancient realms pulled into the Nexus, the realm of Raven Court has grown large and prosperous over the millennia. The province of Cursed Hollow, a gothic landscape of twisting villages and farmlands, serves as an ideal trial grounds for the Heroes of the Storm.

This Battleground:

Battleground Map

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Primary Objectives

These objectives are what makes the Battleground unique, and are essential to know in order to win.

Core Ability - Curse The Core will spawn a Curse under a nearby enemy Hero. If they are Cursed, they take 5% maximum Health as damage and their Armor is reduced by 75 for 4 seconds.
Recast after 3 sec when an enemy Hero is close.
Amount: 2 Located at the middle of each base.

Raven Lord's Tribute Tributes spawn periodically. Gather three to Silence Enemy Structures and Lower Minion Health to 1 for 1 min 10 sec.
Spawns: 3 min Respawns 50 sec after Tribute is captured (50sec~1min, 30sec) or Curse has ended (2min~2min, 40sec)
Amount: 6 Located all over the area between top and bottom lanes.


When captured at the right time, Camps can make a huge difference or provide a needed bit of support.
Note that Mercenaries are enabled during the Primary Objectives.

Giants Camp Giants (Siege) spawn. Moves down the top or bottom lanes.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 3 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located close to forts, northeast and southwest.

Wizard Knights Camp Wizard Knights (Bruiser) spawn. Moves down the middle lane.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 4 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located close to middle lane, northeast and southwest.

Bone Golem Bone Golem (Boss) spawns. Moves down the top or bottom lanes.
Spawns: 5 min Respawns 5 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located close to top-west and bottom-east gates.


Capture these to gain vision, until captured by the opposing team.

Watchtower Two Watchtowers, each giving vision of a Tribute point.
Amount: 2 Located close by lanes, northwest and southeast.


These entities are found in this Battleground, one way or the other.

Raven Lord
Raven Lord (Primary Announcer) - available as an Announcer

Also known as Oberon, he's the ruler of the Raven Court, and on a crusade to dominate or control all realms of the Nexus, in order to, seemingly, protect it from an unknown threat. Highly dissatisfied with the path his daughter, Orphea, has taken.


Useful websites, that gives detailed information about certain aspects of the Battleground.

Heroes Patch Notes

Heroes Patch Notes - Cursed Hollow Patch Notes

Heroes Profile

Heroes Profile - Cursed Hollow Win Rates

Heroes Wiki

Heroes Wiki - Cursed Hollow

Battleground Rotations

In Ranked and Unranked game modes, not all Battlegrounds are playable at all times. This changes every once in a while with a Battleground Rotation.