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Infernal Shrines <Battleground>

Infernal Shrines Patch Notes
Infernal Shrines Win Rates
Infernal Shrines

Demonic corruption threatens the Gardens of Hope. Called forth by the Shrines, Punishers prowl the battlefield, terrifying creatures that live to destroy heroes. Defeat the Shrines' Guardians before your enemies do, and the next Punisher will fight for you; fail, and face the demon's wrath.

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 - Frozen Orb The Core will spawn 2 volleys of Frozen Orbs that explode, dealing 5% maximum Health as damage and Rooting enemy Heroes hit for 1.5 seconds.
Recast after 12 sec when an enemy Hero is close.
Amount: 2 Located at the middle of each base.

Shrines Defeat 40 Minions at the Shrine first to unleash a Punisher upon the emeny.
Spawns: 3 min Respawns 1 min, 55 sec after the Punisher has been defeated.
Amount: 3 Located between middle and top lanes, and north of top lane.

Punisher The Punisher has 3 different variations: Arcane, Frozen and Mortar, each with a special ability. It will also leap toward an enemy hero, stunning nearby enemies and increasing its attack and movement speed for 4 seconds. This has a cooldown of 15 seconds, but can happen 5 seconds after spawning.
Respawns instantly after a new Shrine is captured.
Amount: 1 Located at the Infernal Shrine.

Mercenary Camps

When captured at the right time, Mercenaries can make a huge different on any Battleground.
Note that these are enabled during the Primary Objectives.

Fallen Camp Fallen Shaman (Bruiser) spawns. The Shaman occasionally spawns two Demon Dogs. Moves down the top lane upon capture.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 4 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 3 Located between middle and bottom lanes, each side.

Khazra Camp Khazra Impalers (Siege) spawns. Moves down the bottom lane upon capture.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 3 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located between middle and bottom lanes, each side and center near bottom lane.


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

Beleth (Hell Announcer) - purchasable as Announcer

Ruthless Demon, that fights the Eternal Conflict against Ilarian.

Ilarian (Heaven Announcer) - purchasable as Announcer

Noble Angel, that fights the Eternal Conflict against Beleth.

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.