Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Eye of the Tiger Basic Attacks against Brew-soaked enemy Heroes deal 50% more damage and heal Chen for 50% of the damage done.
1 Freshest Ingredients Increase the healing duration of Regeneration Globes by 100%. Quest: Gather 15 Regeneration Globes. Reward: Reduce Fortifying Brew's cooldown by 1 second, and 50% of its Shield persists indefinitely after drinking.
1 Stormstout Secret Recipe Chen heals for 2.5% of his maximum Health when his Basic Abilities hit an enemy Hero.
4 Deadly Strike Flying Kick no longer costs Brew. Additionally, its damage is increased by 100% while Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew.
4 Accumulating Flame Increase Ignited damage by 25%. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes who are Ignited increase its duration by 0.75 seconds.
4 Withering Flames Igniting an enemy Hero reduces their Spell Power by 40% for 4 seconds.
7 Gift of the Ox Increase the duration of Stagger's damage prevention by 0.5 seconds, and reduce the amount of damage taken over time to 60% of damage taken.
7 Brewmaster's Balance While at or below 50 Brew, gain 20% Movement Speed. While at or above 50 Brew, regenerate an additional 18 (+4% per level) Health per second.
7 Elusive Brawler Activate to gain 30% Movement Speed and Evade enemy Basic Attacks for 2 seconds. Chen's Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 2 seconds. 25
10 Wandering Keg Roll around inside an Unstoppable barrel with 70% increased Movement Speed and 25 Armor, dealing 59 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the way and knocking them back. Lasts for 5 seconds. 60
10 Storm, Earth, Fire After 1 second, Chen splits into three elemental spirits for 12 seconds, each with 70% of Chen's maximum Health and a unique Ability. The last spirit Ability that is cast is empowered. If all three spirits are killed, Chen will die as well. Storm can grant the spirits a Shield. Earth can leap to an area and Slow enemies. Fire can grant the spirits Attack Speed, damage. 100
13 Pressure Point Flying Kick Slows the target enemy by 35% for 1 second, or by 70% if Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew.
13 A Touch of Honey Increase the Slows from Keg Smash by 15% and its duration by 0.5 seconds.
13 Ring of Fire After Igniting an enemy, become bathed in a fiery aura, dealing 60 (+4% per level) damage every second to nearby enemies for 5 seconds.
13 Enough to Share Fortifying Brew instantly grants Chen a Shield that absorbs 180 (+4% per level) damage, and each second grants nearby allied Heroes a Shield that absorbs 140 (+4% per level) damage, up to 420 (+4% per level).
16 Flying Leap Increase Flying Kick's range by 15% and reduce its cooldown by 0.5 seconds each time an enemy Hero takes damage from being Ignited.
16 Celerity Basic Attacks against Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Stagger by 1.5 seconds and grant Chen 20 Armor for 3 seconds.
16 Combo Strikes Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same target deals 75% bonus damage. While Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew and for 2 seconds after, he gains 50% Attack Speed.
20 Untapped Potential Increase Wandering Keg's Movement Speed bonus from 70% to 125%, and its Armor bonus to 75 for its duration and 3 seconds afterwards.
20 Elemental Conduit Increase the spirits' Health to 100% of Chen's maximum Health and all of their Abilities are empowered.
20 Purifying Brew Casting Fortifying Brew grants Chen Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds.
20 Energizing Brew If Chen Channels Fortifying Brew for its full duration, then he gains 20% bonus Health and 20% bonus damage for 25 seconds.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Flying Kick Kick through target enemy, dealing 120 (+4% per level) damage. 5 10
W Keg Smash Deal 50 (+4% per level) damage and soak enemies in Brew for 3 seconds, Slowing them by 10%. After 1.25 seconds, the Slow is increased to 40%. After being used, this ability becomes Breath of Fire. Breath of Fire Deal damage and Ignite Brew-soaked enemies. 5 30
R Wandering Keg Roll around inside an Unstoppable barrel with 70% increased Movement Speed and 25 Armor, dealing 59 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the way and knocking them back. Lasts for 5 seconds. 60
R Storm, Earth, Fire After 1 second, Chen splits into three elemental spirits for 12 seconds, each with 70% of Chen's maximum Health and a unique Ability. The last spirit Ability that is cast is empowered. If all three spirits are killed, Chen will die as well. Storm can grant the spirits a Shield. Earth can leap to an area and Slow enemies. Fire can grant the spirits Attack Speed, damage. 100
D Fortifying Brew Chen drinks from his keg, gaining 50 Brew and 180 (+4% per level) temporary Shields per second, up to a maximum of 540 (+4% per level) while drinking. Shields persist for 4 seconds after he stops drinking. 7
E Stagger Damage taken over the next 3 seconds is prevented. Once this effect ends, Chen receives 75% of the damage taken over 5 seconds. This damage cannot be modified. 18
W Breath of Fire Breathe a cone of flames, dealing 85 (+4% per level) damage. Enemies that are soaked in Brew are Ignited, dealing 165 (+4% per level) additional damage over 3 seconds and adding 1.5 seconds to the duration of the Slow from Keg Smash. After being used or after 6 seconds, this ability becomes Keg Smash. Keg Smash Damage and Slow enemies. 5 10
E Fire Increase the Attack Speed and Basic Attack damage of the spirits by 50% for 5 seconds. If this is the final Ability cast, the Attack Speed and damage bonus is increased to 75% and the spirits gain 50% Movement Speed for its duration. 12
W Earth Fire and Earth leap to the target location, dealing 32 (+4% per level) damage and Slowing enemies in a large area by 70% for 1.5 seconds. If this is the final Ability cast, increase the damage dealt by 300% and instead of Slowing, the leap Roots enemy Heroes hit for 1.75 seconds. 6
Q Storm The spirits gain a Shield for 400 (+4% per level) over 3 seconds. If this is the final Ability cast, the shield amount is increased to 750 (+4% per level) with no limited duration, and the duration of Storm, Earth, Fire is increased by 5 seconds. 12

Chen

2019-08-06 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Critical Strike, Oil Spill, Lightning Fury, Ravage, Keg Smash, and Particle Grenade are now affected by cooldown reduction effects.

2019-07-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Keg Smash [W]
    • Delay before being able to cast Breath of Fire reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds
    • Duration of 10% Slow reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds
    • Duration of 40% Slow increased from 1.5 to 1.75 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Freshest Ingredients [Trait]
      • Additional Functionality: Upon quest completion, also reduces the cooldown of Fortifying Brew by 1 second
    • Stormstout Secret Recipe [Passive]
      • Heal amount increased from 2% to 2.5%
  • Level 4
    • Withering Flames
      • Spell Power reduction increased from 30% to 40%
  • Level 10
    • Wandering Keg [R1]
      • Additional Functionality: Now also grants Chen 25 Armor for its duration
      • Cooldown reduced from 70 to 60 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Touch of Honey [W]
      • Slow amount increased from 15 to 20
  • Level 16
    • Celerity [E]
      • Armor bonus increased from 15 to 20

Developer Comment: Our favorite Brewmaster has made a big splash in the Nexus. We've read the feedback that players want the interaction between Keg Smash and Breath of Fire to be more fluid, so we're reducing the delay between the two abilities, which should make them feel better to play with as people get used to his new cadence. We're also buffing many of Chen's talents, particularly those that are related to his survivability, which should help him stay in fights longer.


2019-06-18 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Keg Smash [W]
    • Brew cost increased from 20 to 30
    • New functionality: Smash Chen's keg, dealing damage, drenching affected enemies in Brew for 3 seconds, and Slowing them by 10% for 1.5 seconds. After 1.5 seconds, the Slow is increased to 40% for 1.5 seconds. After being used, this ability becomes Breath of Fire.
  • Breath of Fire [E]
    • This ability has been moved to the W button, and is available after Keg Smash has been used
    • Cooldown reduced from 5 seconds to 1.5 seconds
    • Impact damage reduced from 96 to 85
    • Periodic damage increased from 32 to 55
    • Brew cost reduced from 30 to 10
    • Adjusted functionality: Using Breath of Fire on Brew-soaked enemy causes them to be Ignited, dealing damage over 3 seconds and adding 1.5 seconds to the duration of the Slow from Keg Smash. After being used or after 6 seconds, this ability becomes Keg Smash
  • New Ability: Stagger [E]
    • Damage taken over the next 3 seconds is prevented. Once this effect ends, Chen receives 75% of the damage taken over 5 seconds. 18-second CD
  • Fortifying Brew [Trait]
    • No longer grants 25 Brew instantly
    • Brew regeneration increased from 30 to 50 per second
    • Cooldown increased from 5 to 7 seconds
    • Channel time reduced from 5 to 4 seconds
    • Shield amount decreased from 196 to 180 per second
    • This reduces the total shields for fully drinking from 588 to 540
    • Shield duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Stormstout Secret Recipe [Passive]
      • Moved from Level 20
      • Healing increased from 1.5% to 2% of Chen's maximum health
    • New Talent: Eye of the Tiger [Passive]
      • Basic Attacks against Brew-soaked enemy Heroes deal 50% more damage and heal Chen for 50% of the damage done
    • Freshest Ingredients [Trait]
      • Adjusted functionality - Quest: Increase Regeneration Globe Healing duration by 100%. Reward: After collecting 15 Regeneration Globes, 50% of the Shield from Fortifying Brew persists indefinitely after drinking
  • Level 4
    • Keg Toss [W]
      • Removed
    • Withering Flames [W]
      • Moved from Level 13
      • Duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds
    • Accumulating Flame [W]
      • Moved from Level 1
      • New functionality: Increase Ignited damage by 25% and Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes who are Ignited increase its duration by .75 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Bolder Flavor [Trait]
      • Removed
    • Elusive Brawler [Active]
      • Moved from Level 1
      • Additional functionality: While active, also grants Chen 30% Movement Speed
    • New Talent: Gift of the Ox [E]
      • Increase Stagger's duration by .5 seconds, and reduce the amount of damage taken over time to 60% of damage taken
  • Level 10
    • Wandering Keg [R1]
      • Wandering Keg's Movement Speed bonus no longer stacks with other Movement Speed bonuses.
      • Movement speed bonus increased from 60% to 70%
      • Knockback duration increased by ~28%
      • Knockback speed increased by ~53%
    • Storm Earth Fire [R2]
      • Spirit Health reduced from 75% of Chen's Health to 70%
      • Each ability can only be cast once. The final ability that is cast is empowered.
      • Storm [Q]
        • New functionality: The spirits gain a shield for 400 over 3 seconds. If this is the final ability cast, the shield amount is increased to 750 with no limited duration, and the duration of Storm Earth Fire is increased by 5 seconds.
      • Earth [W]
        • New functionality: Fire and Earth leap to the target location, dealing 32 damage and slowing enemies in a large area by 70% for 1.5 seconds. If this is the final ability cast, increase the damage dealt by 300% and the leap instead roots enemy Heroes hit for 1.75 seconds.
        • Earth Ability range increased from 7 to 9
        • Earth Unit basic attack Slow reduced from 2 seconds to 1.75 seconds
        • Earth Unit attack period increased from 2 to 1.5
      • Fire [E]
        • New functionality: Increase the attack speed and attack damage of the spirits by 50% for 5 seconds. If this is the final ability cast, increase the attack speed and attack damage bonus to 75% and the spirits gain 50% movement speed for its duration
  • Level 13
    • Ring of Fire [W]
      • Moved from Level 4
      • Adjusted functionality: After Igniting an enemy, burst into flames, dealing damage to nearby enemies
      • Duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds
      • Damage increased from 52 to 60
    • Enough to Share [Trait]
      • Moved from Level 16
      • Additional functionality:Duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds
      • Allied Shield amount increased from 27 to 70
      • Additional functionality: Now also instantly Shields Chen for 180
    • Pressure Point [Q]
      • Adjusted functionality: Flying Kick Slows the target enemy for 35% for 1 second, or by 70% if Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew
    • A Touch of Honey [W]
      • New functionality: Increase the Slow from Keg Smash by 10% and its duration by .5 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Another Round [W]
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Celerity [E]
      • Basic Attacks against Slowed, Rooted, or Stunned enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Stagger by 1.5 seconds and grant Chen 15 Armor for 3 seconds
    • New Talent: Combo Strikes [Trait]
      • Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same target deals 75% bonus damage. While Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew and for 2 seconds after, he gains 50% Attack Speed
    • Flying Leap [Q]
      • Additional Functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Flying Leap by .5 seconds each time an enemy Hero takes damage from being Ignited
  • Level 20
    • Purifying Brew [Trait]
      • Moved from Level 7
      • New functionality: Casting Fortifying Brew grants Chen Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds
    • New Talent: Energizing Brew [Trait]
      • If Chen fully completes his cast of Fortifying Brew, then he gains 20% maximum Health and 20% increased damage for 25 seconds
    • Untapped Potential [R1]
      • Armor bonus increased from 60 to 75
      • Armor bonus now lasts for 3 seconds after Wandering Keg expires
      • Movement Speed increased from 100% to 125%
    • Elemental Conduit [R2]
      • New functionality: Increase the spirits' Health to 100% of Chen's maximum Health and all of their abilities are empowered

Developer Comment: The new Chen has finally arrived! We had a blast tinkering with him, and look forward to seeing him unleashed to his full potential in your hands. When taking a look at how to best change him, we primarily focused on adding more opportunities for Chen to make plays and for his opponents to interact with him. Some of his power has been taken out of Fortifying Brew and put into his new ability, Stagger, as well as into his talents. While he may take a bit of time to master, proper management of Chen's cooldowns should result in a formidable hero that will make a great addition to any team.


2019-01-23 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 84 to 90

Abilities

  • Flying Kick (Q)
    • Damage increased from 112 to 120
  • Fortifying Brew (Trait)
    • Shield amount reduced from 106 to 98

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Accumulating Flame (E)
      • Armor bonus upon quest completion increased from 15 to 20
  • Level 7
    • Purifying Brew (Trait)
      • Cooldown reduced from 15 to 12 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Withering Flames (E)
      • Spell Power reduction increased from 25 to 30%

Developer Comment: We're pushing Chen towards more of a Bruiser role with these changes. One of the longstanding issues with Chen is that due to his trait functionality and tuning, he can either be shut down fairly easily or be too powerful depending on if the enemy team has the necessary CC and burst damage to deal with him. We're beginning to experiment with smoothing this out a but by increasing his sustained survivability and reducing the amount of burst he can tackle while also increasing his damage. While we are still iterating on him, we wanted to get some preliminary changes out sooner rather than hold back until we are finished.


2018-12-11 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Armor

  • Now, just like Movement Speed modifiers, the game will apply only the highest (or lowest) amount of Armor to a Hero at any given time. We've adjusted ability/talent Armor values on a per Hero basis to account for this change:
    • Chen
      • Purifying Brew (Trait)
        • Spell Armor increased from 30 to 40
      • Untapped Potential (R)
        • Armor increased from 50 to 60

2018-07-10 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Diablo: Fixed an issue that could prevent Diablo from using additional Abilities after casting Shadow Charge on an enemy who is using a dash, like Chen's Flying Kick or Illidan's Dive.

2018-04-11 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Accumulating Flame (Q)
      • Adjusted quest reward functionality:
        • Gain 15 Armor per Hero ignited with Breath of Fire. This lasts 3 seconds.
    • Freshest Ingredients (Trait)
      • Health Regeneration granted by gathering Regeneration Globes no longer caps at 30.
  • Level 4
    • Keg Toss (W)
      • Bonus damage per Hero hit increased from 3 to 4.
      • Bonus damage maximum increased from 60 to 80.
  • Level 7
    • Purifying Brew (Trait)
      • Added functionality:
        • Spell Armor persists as long as Chen has Fortifying Brew Shields.

2018-03-27 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Alarak: Rite of Rak’shir can no longer be removed when Samuro casts Mirror Image or Chen casts Storm, Earth, Fire.

2018-02-21 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Movement Abilities: Certain movement-based Abilities, like Greymane’s Dark Flight or Chen’s Flying Kick, will no longer fail to move the Hero toward a target currently affected by Varian’s Taunt or Garrosh’s Warlord’s Challenge.

2018-01-09 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Fixed an issue that could cause Chen to become unresponsive if Wandering Keg’s duration expired while the barrel was too close to unpathable terrain.

2017-09-20 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Grounding Brew (D)
      • Removed
  • Level 7
    • Purifying Brew (D)
      • Cooldown reduced from 45 to 15 seconds
      • Added functionality:
        • Chen now gains 30 Spell Armor while channeling Fortifying Brew

Developer Comment: We realize how difficult it is for most Chen players to pass up Brewmaster’s Balance on Tier 3. We moved a powerful level 20 down to compete with it a couple patches ago but the data is still showing it as an underperformer. Lowering the cooldown drastically and granting it the functionality of Grounding Brew should incentivize players into choosing it when playing against certain team compositions.


2017-09-05 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Medivh’s Ley Line Seal can no longer cause Chen and his Storm, Earth, Fire Spirits to exist at the same time.
  • Chen: Will no longer gain multiple Freshest Ingredient stacks when collecting a single Regeneration Globe if multiple allied Heroes are nearby.

2017-08-23 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Base Maximum Health reduced from 2550 to 2473
  • Health regeneration reduced from 5.31 to 5.15

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Refreshing Elixir (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Purifying Brew (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 20
      • Cooldown increased from 10 to 45 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Flying Leap (Q)
      • Bonus range reduced from 20 to 15%

2017-08-08 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Medivh’s Ley Line Seal can no longer cause Chen and his Storm, Earth, Fire Spirits to exist simultaneously.

2017-07-26 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Fortifying Brew (Trait)
    • Brew per second reduced from 40 to 30
    • Chen will now instantly gain 25 Brew upon activation

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Elusive Brawler (Active)
      • Cooldown increased from 20 to 25 seconds
      • Cooldown reduction from Basic Attacks reduced from 3 to 2 seconds

2017-07-11 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen – Fixed an issue preventing the stun duration of Anub'arak’s Burrow Charge from being reduced by Purifying Brew.

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • DoT Effects: Illidan’s Evasion, Chen’s Elusive Brew, and Xul’s Shade Armor will no longer prevent Damage over Time effects from displaying properly in their Health bars.

2017-04-25 2.0 Launch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Freshest Ingredients will no longer grant 3 Health Regeneration stacks for Regeneration Globes collected during Storm, Earth Fire.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Silence effects will no longer cause Purifying Brew to go on cooldown while Chen is Unstoppable during Wandering Keg.

2016-12-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Fixed an issue that prevented Chen from regenerating Health while using Wandering Keg.

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: 50% of Shields gained by channeling Fortifying Brew will now properly persist after learning Freshest Ingredients.
  • Chen: Regeneration Globes gathered by Storm, Earth, Fire Spirits now properly contribute to the Freshest Ingredient Talent’s quest progress.
  • Chen: The Buff Bar tooltip for the Freshest Ingredients Talent will now display the correct amount of Health Regeneration gained.

2016-10-25 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Chen – Fixed an issue causing Fortifying Brew shields to not persist indefinitely after completing the Freshest Ingredients quest talent.

2016-10-18 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Damage Reduction: When two damage reduction effects, such as Resistant (25%) and Hardened Shield (75%), are simultaneously applied to a Hero, the larger effect will no longer be overridden by the lesser effect.

2016-10-12 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Base Maximum Health decreased from 2658 to 2550
  • Base Health Regen decreased from 5.54 to 5.31 per second

Abilities

  • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
    • Base Spirit Health reduced from 1994 to 1913 due to Chen’s Maximum Health change

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Refreshing Elixir (Trait)
      • Base healing effect increased from 20 to 30%
  • Level 13
    • Pressure Point (Q)
      • Baseline slow amount reduced from 40 to 35%
      • Bonus slow amount reduced from 80 to 70%
  • Level 20
    • Elemental Conduit (R)
      • Base Spirit Health reduced from 2658 to 2550 due to Chen’s Maximum Health change

2016-09-29 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: Fixed an issue causing Chen’s Pressure Point talent to also double the duration of Keg Smash’s slow.
  • Chen: Fixed an issue that caused Chen’s Elemental Conduit talent to grant more attack speed than intended while the Fire spirit was alive.

2016-09-27 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
    • New Functionality:
      • If all 3 Spirits die, Chen is killed
      • Spirit Health increased from 50 to 75% of Chen’s maximum Health
      • Each Spirit grants Chen a special ability:
        • Storm (Q): Increases the Movement Speed of your Spirits by 50% for 5 seconds
        • Earth (W): Fire and Earth Spirits leap at the target, slowing enemies in a large area by 70% for 1.5 seconds
        • Fire (E): Increase the Basic Attack speed of your Spirits by 100% for 5 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Regeneration Master (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Keg Toss (W)
      • Moved to Level 4
      • New Functionality:
        • Quest: Hitting a Hero with Keg Smash increases its damage by 3, up to a maximum of 60.
        • Reward: After gaining 60 bonus damage, Keg Toss’s range is increased by 125% and gains a second charge.
    • Grounding Brew (Trait)
      • Ability damage reduction amount increased from 25 to 30%
    • Consuming Flame (E)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Accumulating Flame (E)
      • Quest: Setting a Hero on Fire increases the damage over time of Breath of Fire by 2%, up to a max of 60%.
      • Reward: After gaining 60% bonus damage, Breath of Fire grants 1 second of Resistant per Hero set on fire, reducing damage taken by 25%
    • New Talent: Freshest Ingredients (Trait)
      • Quest: Gathering a Regen Globe increases Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to a maximum of 30.
      • Reward: After gaining 30 bonus Health Regeneration, 50% of Shields gained from Fortifying Brew are retained indefinitely after drinking.
    • New Talent: Elusive Brawler (Active)
      • Activate to avoid all enemy Basic Attacks for 2 seconds. Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Elusive Brawler by 3 seconds. 20 second cooldown.
  • Level 4
    • Swift Reflexes (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Deadly Strike (Q)
      • New Functionality:
        • Flying Kick now deals 100% more damage if Chen has Fortifying Brew shields.
    • Amplified Healing (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Deep Breath (E)
      • Removed
  • Level 7
    • Full Keg (W)
      • Removed
    • Combat Stance (Trait)
      • Removed
    • Ring of Fire (E)
      • Moved to Level 4
      • Periodic damage increased from 30 to 50
      • Duration reduced from 5 to 3 seconds
    • New Talent: Refreshing Elixir (Passive)
      • All regeneration and healing effects are increased by 20%. This bonus is increased to 60% while channeling Fortifying Brew.
  • Level 13
    • Brew Strike (Q)
      • Removed
    • Enough to Share (Trait)
      • Moved to Level 16
    • Relentless (Passive)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Withering Flames (E)
      • Setting an enemy Hero on fire reduces their Ability Power by 25% for 3 seconds.
  • Level 16
    • Bottomless Mug (Trait)
      • Removed
    • Bolder Flavor (Trait)
      • Moved to Level 7
      • New Functionality:
        • Grants 50% of your full Shield instantly when you use Fortifying Brew, and causes Shields to persist for 1 second after drinking.
    • Pressure Point (Q)
      • Moved to Level 13
      • New Functionality:
        • Flying Kick slows enemy Movement Speed by 40% for 1 second. This effect is doubled if the target is affected by Keg Smash.
    • Combination Attack (Q)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Flying Leap (Q)
      • Increases the range of Flying Kick by 20%
    • New Talent: Another Round (W)
      • After hitting an enemy Hero with Keg Smash, the cooldown of the next Basic Ability you cast will be reduced by 3 seconds.
      • Increases the radius of Keg Smash by 50%
  • Level 20
    • Untapped Potential (R)
      • New Functionality:
        • Increases Movement Speed of Wandering Keg by 25%
        • Chen gains 50% damage reduction while in Wandering Keg
    • Elemental Conduit (R)
      • New Functionality:
        • Your Sprits now have 100% of Chen’s Maximum Health.
        • Storm (Q): Also grants Unstoppable to your Spirits for the duration of the Movement Speed boost
        • Earth (W): Also reduces the cooldown of Leap by 3 seconds
        • Fire (E): No longer an Active ability. Spirits now attack 100% faster while the Fire Spirit is alive
    • Hardened Shield (Active)
      • Removed
    • Bolt of the Storm (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Purifying Brew (Trait)
      • Passively reduce the duration of the next Stun or Silence effect by 75% and reset the cooldown of Fortifying Brew. This can only happen once every 10 seconds.
    • New Talent: Stormstout Secret Recipe (Passive)
      • Heal for 1.5% of your Maximum Health every time your Basic Abilities hit an enemy Hero.

Developer Comments: We know how much passion our players have for Chen and spent months upgrading his Talent Tree to our newest philosophies. To give you an idea of what we were looking to improve, here were a couple of our goals with this update: Chen should be able to be a solo-tank for your team and not be afraid to constantly soak enemy skill-shots. Chen should be a constant threat to the enemy’s backline damage dealers. Chen should deal low amounts of burst damage while continually applying sustained damage at pointed targets. Chen should be extremely resilient in the absence of enemy stuns. As always, we are listening to your feedback and appreciate everyone taking the time to send it to us. Enjoy the new Talent Tree, and as Chen has said many times before- “It is important to master the Brew and not let it master you!”

Level (Tier) Chen Talents
1 (1) (!) Accumulating Flame (Q) Grounding Brew (Trait) (!) Freshest Ingredients (Trait) Elusive Brawler (Active)
4 (2) Deadly Strike (Q) (!) Keg Toss (W) Ring of Fire (E)
7 (3) Brewmaster's Balance (Trait) Bolder Flavor (Trait) Refreshing Elixir (Passive)
10 (4) Wandering Keg (R) Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
13 (5) Pressure Point (Q) A Touch of Honey (W) Withering Flames (E)
16 (6) Flying Leap (Q) Another Round (W) Enough to Share (Trait)
20 (7) Untapped Potential (R) Elemental Conduit (R) Purifying Brew (Trait) Stormstout Secret Recipe (Passive)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

2016-07-12 Patch Notes

Talents

Relentless

  • Relentless and similar Hero-specific Talents will now only reduce the duration of Slows, Stuns and Roots. Silence effects will no longer be reduced by this talent.

Developer Comments: With an increasing number of CC effects entering the Nexus we found ourselves constantly asking ourselves “Should Relentless work against this?” which quickly turned into a rabbit hole of ‘what-ifs’ and ‘how comes’. We agreed that the talent was going to continue to become stronger as we moved forward and decided to limit the number of effects that it can reduce.

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Fortifying Brew (Trait)
    • Can no longer be cancelled by reactivating the hotkey (default D)

Bug Fixes

  • Zeratul: Void Prison will now properly interrupt Flying Kick if the target moves too far out of range while Chen is in Stasis.

2016-06-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen: The leap distances of the Storm Earth, Fire clones should now be consistent.

2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Talents

Regeneration Master

  • A reward has been added to this Questing Talent.
    • Quest: Regeneration Globes now grant 1.0 Health per second, stacking up to 30
    • Reward: Upon gathering 30 Globes, also increases Health by 500

Developer Comments: We’ve added a completion point to this Talent. Upon completing its quest, players will be provided with some additional power. This allows us to offer spikes of power in-between Talent levels, or even for a single player on a team. Now, simply picking the Talent and only partially completing it is worse, but finishing the quest will return a larger reward. Choosing the right Talents on the right Battleground or with the right team composition has always been an important goal for us, and this change pushes this Talent to closer align with that goal.

Hero Updates

  • Health increased from 2556 (+4% per level) to 2658 (+4% per level).
  • Health Regeneration increased from approximately 5.32 (+4% per level) to 5.54 (+4% per level).

Bug Fixes

  • Casting Dehaka’s Isolation on a summoned unit or Heroic pet, such as Misha, Gargantuan, or a Holo Decoy, will no longer also cause the Hero who owns that unit to lose allied vision.
    • Additionally, if one of The Lost Vikings or Chen’s Storm, Earth, Fire Spirits are hit by Isolation, only the affected unit will have reduced personal vision, but the player should retain allied vision.
    • Alternatively, if the only living Viking or Spirit is hit by Isolation, the player will have reduced personal vision and lose allied vision for Isolation’s full duration.

2016-03-29 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Hero Movement Interaction Unification

  • Several Abilities have been changed in an effort to unify their usage.
    • The following Abilities can now be used to move to invulnerable units:
      • Kerrigan — Ravage (Q)
      • Illidan — Dive (Q)
    • The following Abilities can now be used to travel to objects created by an enemy, such as Sgt. Hammer’s Spider Mines:
      • Kerrigan — Ravage (Q)
      • Lunara — Leaping Strike (R)
      • Illidan — Dive (Q)
      • Kharazim — Radiant Dash (Q)
      • Chen — Flying Kick (Q)

Hero Updates

  • Fortifying Brew (Trait) (D)
    • A 0.5 second cooldown has been added between activation and cancellation of Fortifying Brew channeling

Bug Fixes

  • Regeneration Globes will now properly grant healing and Regeneration Master stacks when collected as a Shield expires.

2016-02-02 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen’s Abilities will no longer grant him 3 extra Brew when using an Ability while channeling Fortifying Brew.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Chen from traveling through the intended target using Flying Kick.

2015-11-17 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen’s Spirit forms will now properly leave Stealth after casting an Ability during Storm, Earth, Fire.
  • Heroes with the Relentless Talent that become Polymorphed will now properly receive damage from Brightwing’s Unstable Anomaly Talent when Polymorph expires.

2015-10-14 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that allowed Chen's Storm, Earth, Fire spirits to remain stealthed while attacking.

2015-10-06 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Vehicles and Regeneration Globe Interaction

  • Regeneration Globes will no longer heal Dragon Knights and Garden Terrors.
    • Instead, Regeneration Globe effects will now be applied directly to the Hero inside the Dragon Knight or Garden Terror.
  • Players within a Dragon Knight or Garden Terror can now also accumulate stacks for Talents such as Seasoned Marksman, Gathering Power, Regeneration Master, etc.

Hero Updates

  • Fortifying Brew (Trait) (D)
    • Shield amount changed from 20 (+12 per level) to 33 (+10 per level)
    • Brew will now regenerate in increments of 5 while channeling Fortifying Brew
    • Keg Toss (Talent) moved from Level 7 to Level 1
    • Bottomless Mug (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 16
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed
      • Now decreases the cooldown of Fortifying Brew from 5 to 3 seconds
    • Combat Stance (Talent)
      • Shield duration after Fortifying Brew channeling ends increased from 2 to 3 seconds
    • New Talent (Level 1): Grounding Brew
      • Now decreases all incoming Ability damage by 25% while channeling Fortifying Brew
  • Flying Kick (Q)
    • Flying Kick speed increased by approximately 20%
    • Brew Strike (Talent)
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed
      • Now reduces Flying Kick’s cooldown by 1 second for every Hero hit by Keg Smash
  • Keg Smash (W)
    • Slow duration increased from 2.5 to 3 seconds
    • Full Keg (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 7
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed
      • Now increases Keg Smash damage and area of effect by 50%
  • Breath of Fire (E)
    • Deep Breath (Talent)
      • Now also reduces Breath of Fire’s Brew cost from 30 to 20
    • Ring of Fire (Talent)
      • Damage increased from 10 (+2.5 per level) to 11 (+2.75 per level)
  • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
    • Brew cost removed
  • Wandering Keg (R)
    • Brew cost removed
    • Cooldown decreased from 90 to 70 seconds

Developer Comments: While we see a fair amount of Talent diversity within Chen players, we found that some of these Talents were traps, so these changes will help. We also added a bit of power into Chen’s core playstyle to help him at competitive levels.

Bug Fixes

  • Chen will no longer earn three extra Brew after casting another Ability during Fortifying Brew.

2015-08-18 Patch Notes

Talents

Bolt of the Storm

Developer Comments: We love this talent and think it can create a lot of really interesting moments, but the cooldown was just too short. At 70 seconds we think this talent is still a great level 20 pick, but now players will have to be more strategic with how they use it. Forcing someone to use their Bolt to avoid a gank can now be a meaningful moment with this increased cooldown. We hope this also entices players towards choosing their Heroic upgrades instead of Bolt when the situation calls for it.

  • Cooldown increased from 40 to 70 seconds

Hero Updates

  • Flying Kick (Q)
    • Flying Kick is now much more accurate and will hit enemies much more consistently.

Bug Fixes

  • Chen’s Flying Kick will now be properly canceled when cast on an enemy that is transitioning between levels on the Haunted Mines.
  • Fixed an issue in which certain movement-based Abilities, such as Kerrigan’s Ravage or Chen’s Flying Kick, could not target the Doubloon Chests on Blackheart’s Bay, or Plant Terror Overgrowths on Garden of Terror.

2015-06-30 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

General

  • Several Abilities were unintentionally providing brief moments of Unstoppable behavior during use. The following Abilities no longer provide Unstoppable:
    • Chen -- Flying Kick (Q)
    • Falstad -- Barrel Roll (E)
    • Illidan -- Dive (Q)
    • Illidan -- Sweeping Strikes (with the Unbound talent) (W)
    • Kerrigan -- Ravage (Q)
  • A number of Hero Abilities were not intended to completely Stun enemy targets. In these cases, Stuns have been converted to Dazes, which act similarly, but will no longer interrupt Abilities that can be channeled while the Hero is moving.
    • For example: Dazing Valla will not stop her from channeling Strafe.
    • The following abilities will now Daze, rather than Stun, enemy Heroes:
      • Brightwing -- Emerald Wind (R)
      • Chen -- Wandering Keg (R)
      • E.T.C. -- Face Melt (W)
      • Falstad -- Mighty Gust (R)
      • Kerrigan -- Primal Grasp (E)
      • Raynor -- Penetrating Round (Q)
      • Sgt. Hammer -- Concussive Blast (W)
      • Tychus -- Frag Grenade (W)

Talents

Regeneration Master

  • Initial +4.0 Health Regeneration removed
  • Each Health Globe now grants +1.5 Health Regeneration

2015-05-12 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Chen’s Fortifying Brew will now be fully restored after using Hearthstone (B) to return to the Hall of Storms.
  • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
    • Chen’s status bar will now be hidden during the period of invulnerability that occurs while casting Storm, Earth, Fire, in order to better communicate this state to players.

2015-03-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Tassadar's Distortion Beam will now more appropriately track Chen and The Lost Vikings when they are in their Wandering Keg and Longboat Raid! forms.

2015-02-18 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Spirits created by Chen’s Storm, Earth, Fire Heroic Ability will no longer fly across the Battleground after using their Triple Attack or Split Up Abilities to cross an enemy Zeratul’s Void Prison.

2015-02-10 Patch Notes

Talents

Regeneration Master

  • Now grants 4 Health regeneration upon learning the Talent

New Level 20 Talents

Hardened Shield

  • Activate to reduce all incoming damage by 75% for 4 seconds; 60 second cooldown
  • Found on the following Heroes:
    • Anub’arak, Arthas, Chen, Gazlowe, Muradin, Sonya, Stitches, Tyrael

Hero Updates

  • The color of Chen’s Brew resource bar has been changed to yellow.
  • Swift Reflexes (Talent) moved from Level 7 to Level 4
  • Basic Attack
    • Attack Speed increased by 11%
  • Fortifying Brew (Trait)
    • Last Drop (Talent) removed
    • Bottomless Mug (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 1
    • Chug (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 16
    • Combat Stance (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 7
    • Starting Brew regeneration increased from 30 to 40 Brew per second upon activation
    • Bolder Flavor (Talent)
      • Moved from Level 7 to Level 16
      • Shield regeneration rate and maximum Shield amount increased from 33% to 40%
    • Brewmaster’s Balance (Talent)
      • Health regeneration bonus increased from 5 (+1 per level) to 10 (+1.5 per level)
      • Movement Speed bonus increased from 15% to 20%
      • Health regeneration and Movement Speed Bonuses have been swapped
        • While at or below 50 Brew, gain 20% Movement Speed
        • While at or above 50 Brew, regenerate an additional 10 (+1.5 per level) Health per second
  • Flying Kick (Q)
    • Deadly Strike (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 4
    • Pressure Point (Talent)
      • Moved from Level 7 to Level 16
      • No longer roots the target for 1 second, and instead applies a 90% slow for 1 second
    • Combination Attack (Talent)
      • Attack damage bonus decreased from 200% to 100%
  • Keg Smash (W)
    • Keg Toss (Talent)
      • Moved from Level 16 to Level 7
      • Range bonus reduced from 200% to 125%
  • Breath of Fire (E)
    • Combustion (Talent) removed
    • Deep Breath (Talent)
      • Increases for Breath of Fire’s range and arc changed from 20% to 30%
    • Ring of Fire (Talent)
      • Damage scaling increased from 2 to 2.5
  • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
    • Elemental Conduit (Talent)
      • Spirit timed life decreased from 5 to 4 seconds
      • Spirit generation cooldown decreased from 9 to 4 seconds

Bug Fixes

  • Spirits created by Chen’s Storm, Earth, Fire Heroic Ability can no longer capture the Dragon Knight on Dragon Shire.
  • Visual effects for Chen's Brewmaster's Balance Talent will no longer persist after Chen is killed.

2015-01-13 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)
    • Now has a 1 second cast time, during which the Ability can be interrupted.

Bug Fixes

  • Bolt of the Storm and Zeratul’s Blink can no longer be cast while rooted.
  • Chen’s Storm, Earth, Fire Spirits no longer become unable to cast Abilities if Triple Attack is used to jump into the enemy Altar of Storms.

2014-12-02 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Wandering Keg (R)
    • No longer grants a Shield

2014-10-07 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Chen can now properly enter the Haunted Mines while using his Storm, Earth, Fire Heroic Ability.
  • Chen's Flying Kick will no longer stop working after Stitches’ Hook pulls him to an impassable object.

2014-09-16 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent Chen from turning in additional Doubloons on subsequent turn-in attempts after successfully bribing Blackheart.

2014-09-10 Patch Notes

New Hero

Chen Stormstout, Legendary Brewmaster, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of his Abilities, and check out Chen’s Hero Week blog for much more information on this powerful new Warrior Hero.

  • Abilities:
    • Flying Kick (Q)
      • Kick through target enemy.
    • Keg Smash (W)
      • Drench enemies in a nearby area with Brew, slowing them.
    • Breath of Fire (E)
      • Breathe fire in target direction, dealing damage and igniting Brew-soaked enemies.
  • Trait:
    • Fortifying Brew (D)
      • Instead of Mana, power your Abilities by drinking Brew. Gain a Shield while drinking.
  • Heroic Abilities:
    • Wandering Keg (R)
      • Jump in the barrel and knock enemies around, dealing damage.
    • Storm, Earth, Fire (R)​
      • Split into three spirits and gain new Abilities.