Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Agile Dismount While mounted, the range of Cyber Agility is increased by 70% and its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
1 Pathfinder Jumping over terrain with Cyber Agility increases Genji's Movement Speed by 25% for 6 seconds.
1 Swift as the Wind Hitting an enemy Hero with Swift Strike increases Genji's Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
4 Dragon Claw After Genji blocks 330 (+4% per level) damage with Deflect, activate to release a Dragon Claw, dealing 190 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies.
4 Shuriken Mastery Quest: Hit enemy Heroes with Shuriken. Reward: After hitting 35 Heroes, Shuriken damage is increased by 25. Reward: After hitting 75 Heroes, Cyber Agility now refunds 2 charges of Shuriken.
4 Strike At The Heart Enemies hit by the end of Swift Strike take an additional 138 (+4% per level) damage over 2 seconds.
7 Augmented Guard When Deflect ends, Genji gains a Shield equal to 50% of the damage blocked for 4 seconds.
7 Cyber Shield Using Cyber Agility grants 50 Spell Armor for 2.5 seconds.
7 Dodge Genji dodges 1 Heroic Basic Attack every 8 seconds.
7 Perfect Defense Deflected damage reduces the cooldown of Deflect by 2 seconds, up to a maximum of 10 seconds.
10 Dragonblade Unleash the Dragonblade for 8 seconds. While active, Dragonblade can be reactivated to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc, dealing 240 (+4% per level) damage. If enemy Heroes are killed within 2 seconds of being hit by Dragonblade, Swift Strike's cooldown is reset. 100
10 X-Strike Perform two slashes dealing 135 (+4% per level) damage. The slashes detonate after 1.25 seconds causing an additional 270 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in their area. 80
13 Double Jump Cyber Agility stores 2 charges but its cooldown is increased by 5 seconds.
13 Flow Like Water Each enemy Hero hit with Swift Strike reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.
13 Shingan Hitting an enemy with all 3 Shuriken deals 115 (+4% per level) bonus damage.
16 Final Cut After 1 second, Swift Strike deals an additional 125 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in the area.
16 Reflect Deflect also deals an additional 33% of the damage blocked.
16 Steady Blade Each enemy Hero hit by Swift Strike increases the damage of the next Swift Strike by 20%. This bonus stacks up to 3 times.
20 Living Weapon Each enemy Hero hit by X-Strike reduces its cooldown by 12 seconds.
20 Sharpened Stars Shuriken now pierce all enemies hit.
20 The Dragon Becomes Me Each time Dragonblade hits an enemy Hero, the duration of Dragonblade is increased by 0.75 seconds.
20 Zanshin Quest: Block 6500 damage with Deflect, including damage blocked so far. Reward: Deflect hits all nearby enemy Heroes.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Shuriken Throw 3 Shuriken in a spread pattern, each dealing 65 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit. Stores up to 3 charges. Shuriken's cooldown replenishes all charges at the same time. 12 20
W Deflect Become Protected for 1.25 seconds. Any damage blocked during this period causes Genji to throw a Kunai toward the nearest enemy, prioritizing Heroes and dealing 55 (+4% per level) damage. 16 70
E Swift Strike Dash forward, dealing 215 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in a line. Enemy Heroes that die within 2 seconds of being hit with Swift Strike cause the cooldown and mana cost to be refunded. 12 75
R Dragonblade Unleash the Dragonblade for 8 seconds. While active, Dragonblade can be reactivated to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc, dealing 240 (+4% per level) damage. If enemy Heroes are killed within 2 seconds of being hit by Dragonblade, Swift Strike's cooldown is reset. 100 75
R X-Strike Perform two slashes dealing 135 (+4% per level) damage. The slashes detonate after 1.25 seconds causing an additional 270 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in their area. 80 90
D Cyber Agility Activate to jump to the target area. 10

Genji

2017-10-11 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 20
    • The Dragon Becomes Me (R)
      • Duration increase per swing reduced from 1 to .75 seconds

2017-09-26 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Genji: Dragon Blade will no longer benefit from cooldown reduction abilities such as Innervate and Nano-boost.
  • Genji: Fixed an issue that could cause Dodge to behave inconsistently against Sylvanas’ and Lunara’s Basic Attacks.
  • Genji: Fixed an issue that could prevent Fort attacks from Slowing Genji if he has Dodge charges remaining, and there is another Genji on the opposing team.

2017-08-23 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Genji: Fixed an issue that prevented Fort attacks from slowing Genji’s Movement and Attack Speeds if he had Dodge stacks remaining.

2017-08-08 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Genji: X-Strike can now be properly self-cast.

2017-07-26 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health reduced from 1600 to 1550
  • Health Regen reduced from 3.3 to 3.2

Abilities

  • Shuriken (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 15 to 20
  • Dragonblade (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 80 to 100 seconds
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 75

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Dodge (Passive)
      • Charges reduced from 3 to 1
      • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 8 seconds

2017-07-11 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Genji – Fixed an issue causing Genji to take partial damage from abilities that ended Deflect early, such as stuns and silences.

2017-06-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Shuriken Mastery (Q)
      • Bonus damage reduced from 30 to 25
    • Dragon Claw (Active)
      • Damage required reduced from 375 to 330
      • Damage dealt increased from 180 to 190
  • Level 7
    • Dodge (Passive)
      • Cooldown increased from 8 to 12 seconds

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • DoT Effects: Enemy Health bars will now correctly display damage over time effects after being hit by Swift Strike with the Strike at the Heart Talent.

2017-05-31 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • D.Va: Players will now correctly earn takedown credit toward certain Hero Talents and Abilities, like Seasoned Marksman or Li-Ming’s Critical Mass, after destroying D.Va’s Mech.

2017-05-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4

    • Dragon Claw (Passive)
      • Damage activation requirement reduced from 415 to 375
  • Level 7

    • Cyber Shield (D)
      • Spell Armor duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
    • Dodge (Passive)
      • Cooldown increased from 5 to 8 seconds

2017-04-25 2.0 Launch Notes

New Hero

Once the carefree youngest scion of the Shimada clan, Genji was cut down by his own brother for refusing to take part in their illegal ventures. Grafted into a cyborg body by Overwatch, Genji walks his own path as one who fights for what’s right.

Trait

  • Cyber Agility (D)
    • Activate to jump to the target area.

Basic Abilities

  • Shuriken (Q)
    • Throw 3 Shuriken in a spread pattern, each damaging the first enemy it hits.
    • Stores up to 3 charges. Shuriken’s cooldown replenishes all charges at the same time.
  • Deflect (W)
    • Become Protected for 1.25 seconds. Any damage blocked during this period causes Genji to throw a Kunai toward the nearest enemy, prioritizing Heroes and dealing damage.
  • Swift Strike (E)
    • Dash forward, dealing damage to all enemies in a line. Enemy Heroes who die within 2 seconds after being hit by Swift Strike cause the cooldown and Mana cost to be refunded.

Heroic Abilities

  • Dragonblade (R)
    • Unleash the Dragonblade for 8 seconds. While active, Dragonblade can be reactivated to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc. If any enemy Heroes are killed within 2 seconds after being hit by Dragonblade, Swift Strike’s cooldown is reset.
  • X-Strike (R)
    • Perform 2 perpendicular slashes that deal damage and ignite after 1.25 seconds, dealing additional damage to enemies in their area of effect.