Level Talent Name Description
1 Perfect Aim Increases Gilnean Cocktail's range by 30% and refunds 50 Mana if it hits an enemy Hero.
1 Viciousness Increases Inner Beast's duration to 4 seconds, and causes Ability damage to also refresh its duration.
1 Wolfheart While Inner Beast is active, each Basic Attack lowers its cooldown by 0.8 seconds.
4 Draught Overflow Increases Gilnean Cocktail's explosion length by 35%.
4 Eyes in the Dark Disengage grants Stealth for 3 seconds.
4 Insatiable Inner Beast causes Basic Attacks to restore 10 Mana, up to 140.
4 Thick Skin Using Darkflight grants 50 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks while in Worgen Form, reducing the damage taken by 50%.
7 Incendiary Elixir Quest: Every time Greymane hits an enemy Hero with the explosion damage from Gilnean Cocktail, increase its explosion damage by 15, up to 225. Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, the cooldown is also reduced by 4 seconds.
7 Quicksilver Bullets Increases Greymane's Human Basic Attack range by 1.1.
7 Wizened Duelist Quest: Hero takedowns increase Basic Attack damage by 3%, up to 30%. This bonus is lost on death.
10 Cursed Bullet Greymane shapeshifts into a Human and fires a bullet that hits the first enemy Hero in its path, dealing 35% of their current Health in damage. Does not affect Vehicles.
10 Go for the Throat Leap at an enemy Hero and shapeshift into a Worgen, slashing for 355 (+4% per level) damage. If this kills them, the Ability can be used a second time within 10 seconds for free.
13 On the Prowl Inner Beast increases Movement Speed by 30% once it has been active for 3 seconds.
13 Running Wild Increases Darkflight and Disengage's range by 35%.
13 Unfettered Assault Increases Razor Swipe's lunge distance by 60%.
13 Visceral Attacks Worgen Basic Attacks reduce Razor Swipe's cooldown by 1 second.
16 Alpha Killer Worgen Basic Attacks against Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 3% of the Hero's maximum Health.
16 Eager Wolf Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Inner Beast by an additional 40% after it has been active for 4 seconds.
16 Executioner Attacking a Hero that is slowed, rooted, or stunned increases your Basic Attack damage by 30% for 3 seconds.
20 Gilnean Roulette Cursed Bullet now hits all enemy heroes in its path and has its cooldown reduced by 5 seconds per hit.
20 Hunter's Blunderbuss Human Basic Attacks splash for 100% damage behind the target.
20 Tooth and Claw Worgen Basic Attacks cleave for 100% damage.
20 Unleashed If the free cast of Go for the Throat kills its target, another free cast is provided that deals 35% more damage, up to 140%.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Gilnean Cocktail Hurl a flask that deals 59 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit and explodes for 236 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a cone behind them. Worgen: Razor Swipe Swipe forward and damage enemies you pass through.
Q Razor Swipe Swipe towards the area in front of you for 135 (+4% per level) damage. Human: Gilnean Cocktail Damage the first enemy hit and deal heavy damage behind them.
W Inner Beast Gain 50% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Basic Attacks refresh this duration.
E Disengage Roll away and shapeshift into a Human. Human: Darkflight Leap at an enemy and shapeshift into a Worgen.
E Darkflight Shapeshift into a Worgen and leap at an enemy dealing 88 (+4% per level) damage. Worgen: Disengage Roll away and shapeshift into a Human.
R Go for the Throat Leap at an enemy Hero and shapeshift into a Worgen, slashing for 355 (+4% per level) damage. If this kills them, the Ability can be used a second time within 10 seconds for free.
R Cursed Bullet Greymane shapeshifts into a Human and fires a bullet that hits the first enemy Hero in its path, dealing 35% of their current Health in damage. Does not affect Vehicles.
None Curse of the Worgen Use certain Abilities to shapeshift between a Human and a Worgen. While Human, your Basic Attack is ranged. While Worgen, your Basic Attack is melee but deals 40% more damage and gain 10 Armor, taking 10% less damage.

Greymane

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Marked for the Kill (R)
    • Renamed to Cursed Bullet
      • New Functionality:
        • Fires a bullet that hits the first Hero in its path, dealing 35% of their current Health as damage. Cannot hit Vehicles.
        • 30 second cooldown, costs 50 Mana.

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Gilnean Roulette (R)
      • New Functionality:
        • Causes Cursed Bullet to hit all enemies in its path, and reduces its cooldown by 5 seconds per Hero hit

2017-01-27 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Greymane: Marked for the Kill now correctly reduces the target’s armor by 25, increasing their damage taken.

2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Greymane: The tooltip for the Block buff granted by the Thick Skin Talent now correctly states that it reduces the next incoming Basic Attack by 50%, rather than 75%.
  • Fixed an issue in which certain debuffs could still be applied to Invulnerable Heroes, including:
    • Greymane: Marked for the Kill
    • Li-Ming: Charged Blast
    • Thrall: Rolling Thunder
    • Zul'jin: Grievous Throw

2017-01-04 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Armor & Vulnerability

Developer Comments: With today’s patch you will notice that a lot of our tooltips that used to reference the Resistant/Vulnerable system have been changed. Matthew Cooper detailed the changes on our forums last month explaining a bit about the new system. While the tooltips may have changed, the actual functionality for the system has been in since the Varian patch hit during the week of November 14, so the game itself should not feel any different than what you are currently used to. You will also notice that we have added baseline Armor to three Heroes – Arthas, Anub'arak, and Greymane’s Worgen Form. These are the first of a handful that we are planning to release and would love to hear any feedback you have. We are hoping that the Armor System will open up future design flexibility, increase the depth of strategy (both in game, and in draft), and grant us another knob to help balance the game.

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Now has 10 Armor while in Worgen form

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

Undocumented Source

  • Level 1
    • Scented Tincture (Q)
      • Removed

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.
  • Greymane: The Go for the Throat indicator will no longer visually persist above Heroes who have post-death forms, such as Uther or Leoric, after they are killed.

2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 16
    • Relentless Predator (Trait)
      • Removed

Developer Comments: We’re removing the majority of our old Relentless- like Talents from the game, because we found that it wasn’t clear to the enemy team what was happening. Reducing the duration on very short disabling effects to begin with was hard to notice, and typically felt like a bug when it did happen. In some cases, we’re replacing these Talents with Hero specific ones that more clearly convey what’s happening, while fitting the gameplay of the Hero.


2016-08-24 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Razor Swipe (Q)
    • Damage reduced from 159 to 135
  • Go for the Throat (R)
    • Damage reduced from 420 to 355
  • Marked for the Kill (R)
    • Damage increased from 68 to 190

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Wolfheart (W)
      • Cooldown reduction per attack reduced from 1 to .8 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Eyes in the Dark (E)
      • Stealth duration reduced from 4 to 3 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Incendiary Elixir (Q)
      • Increased the damage bonus per quest stack from 10 to 15
      • Increased the maximum damage bonus from 150 to 225
  • Level 20
    • Unleashed (R)
      • Damage bonus per kill increased from 25 to 35%, up to a maximum of 140%

Developer Comments: We’re pretty happy with the way Greymane is playing, but think that he’s doing more burst damage than we want from a Basic Attack focused Hero (at a very consistent rate). We’ve decided to address this by reducing the damage of Go for the Throat and Razor Swipe. We’re also increasing the damage of Marked for the Kill. While the focus of the Heroic is the long term Vulnerable, by increasing the damage we’re reducing the opportunity cost of giving up Marked for the Kill.


2016-08-09 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Greymane: Go for the Throat Damage bonuses earned via the Unleashed Talent will now stack properly.
  • Greymane: Will no longer appear to slide at the end of Darkflight if the target moves out of maximum range as Greymane begins to leap.

2016-07-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Curse of the Worgen (Trait)
    • Worgen form Damage bonus decreased from 50 to 40%
  • Go for the Throat (R)
    • Range reduced by roughly 20%
  • Marked for the Kill (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 50 to 40 seconds​

Developer Comments: We overdid it with the Worgen form buffs last patch. They were designed to encourage people to go into Worgen form more often, but realistically all it did was make Greymane have bigger burst potential and PvE damage. He should have slightly less bite than before. We’re also reducing the range of Go for the Throat, as it provided too much stickiness to an Assassin that already has a gap closer.

Bug Fixes

  • Greymane: Fixed an issue that could cause opposing Greymanes to become stuck after simultaneously casting Darkflight on each other.
  • Greymane: Will no longer become stuck if Darkflight is interrupted by Diablo’s Shadow Charge or Stitches’ Hook.

2016-07-20 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Greymane: Fixed an issue that could cause Go for the Throat’s cooldown to be permanently reduced to 60 seconds.

2016-07-12 Patch Notes

Talents

Executioner

  • The Executioner Talent effect will now only trigger after attacking disabled Heroes. The bonus damage gained through this talent will still apply to anything attacked after the effect is triggered.

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

Stats

  • Human form Basic Attack damage reduced from 145 to 140.

Abilities

  • Curse of the Worgen (Trait)
    • Increased Worgen form’s damage bonus from 40% to 50%
  • Gilnean Cocktail (Q)
    • Secondary explosion damage increased from 177 to 236
    • Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds
  • Go for the Throat (R)
    • Increased cooldown from 60 to 80 seconds
    • Increased damage from 125 to 140
  • Marked for the Kill (R)
    • New Functionality
      • When Greymane deals damage to the Marked target, the duration of the Vulnerable effect is refreshed. This can happen indefinitely
      • No longer allows you to reactivate to leap to the opponent
    • Reduced cooldown from 60 to 50 seconds
    • Range reduced by 40%

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Insatiable (W)
      • Mana return increased from 5 to 10 per Basic Attack
  • Level 7
    • Incendiary Elixir (Q)
      • Increased cooldown reduction from quest completion from 2 to 4 seconds
      • Removed the impact damage increase from the Talent
      • Increased the explosion damage gained per Hero hit from 6 to 10
      • Reduced the cap of Incendiary Elixir from 160 to 150
  • Level 16
    • Concentrated Blast (Q)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Eager Wolf (W)
      • Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Inner Beast by an additional 40% after it has been active for 4 seconds.
  • Level 20
    • Unleashed (R)
      • In addition to its current effect, killing an enemy with Go for the Throat increases the damage of Go for the Throat by 25% for 10 seconds, up to 100%.
    • Gilnean Roulette (R)
      • New Functionality:
        • All allied Hero damage done to the target will refresh the Vulnerable effect duration.

Developer Comments: Greymane is doing really well right now at all levels of play. That said, we do feel that Gilnean Cocktail should be more satisfying when used correctly. We’re increasing the cooldown in order to justify also increasing the damage of the explosion so that it is very noticeable when you chunk enemies with the Ability. We’ve also tuned up Incendiary Elixir, while simplifying its design. We’ve increased the damage bonus of Worgen form so that closing into melee range is more often worth the risk as well.


2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Talents

Executioner

  • This Talent has been reworked.
    • Increases Basic Attack damage by 30% for 3 seconds after hitting a Stunned, Slowed, or Rooted target with a Basic Attack. Using Basic Attacks against a Slowed, Rooted, or Stunned target during this time will refresh the buff duration.

Developer Comments: We like the punishing nature of Executioner, but have found over time that its benefit to the player is too narrowly scoped. We’re changing the Talent to be more consistently useful by giving the player a temporary Attack Damage buff that procs when they first hit a crowd controlled target.


2016-04-19 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Gilnean Cocktail (Q)
    • Incendiary Elixir (Talent) has been redesigned as a Quest Talent that reads as follows:
      • Every time you damage an enemy Hero with the splash damage from Gilnean Cocktail, increase the impact damage by 2 and the splash damage by 6 (stacks up to 20 times). Once you’ve hit 20 Heroes, also reduce Gilnean Cocktail’s cooldown by 2 seconds.

Developer Comments: The idea behind Gilnean Cocktail is that it can do a lot of damage, but the downside is that the primary target takes a lot less. It’s designed to be a poking tool to kill the backline. The old version of Incendiary Elixir completely blew out that concept, and instead made the ability a simple area of effect nuke that wasn’t special anymore. We’ve replaced it with this new Incendiary Elixir that rewards players who can show mastery of this skill shot’s unique aspects, while preserving the skill cap of the ability.


2016-03-29 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Greymane's Basic Attacks in Human form have received responsiveness improvements
    • Melee Basic Attack animation speed increased by 50% to match the speed of his ranged Basic attack animation
  • Marked for the Kill (R)
    • Bullet range increased by 25%
    • Bullet speed increased by 45%

Bug Fixes

  • After learning the Perfect Aim Talent, Greymane’s Gilnean Cocktail will now properly refund Mana when an enemy Hero is struck by the far edge of the Ability’s explosion.
  • Fixed an issue affecting Greymane’s Gilnean Cocktail, which caused a slight delay between the Ability’s damage and graphic effects after taking the Draught Overflow Talent.

2016-03-09 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 138 (+4% per level) to 145 (+4% per level)
  • Gilnean Cocktail (Q)
    • Primary target damage reduced from 69 (+4% per level) to 59 (+4% per level)
    • Splash damage reduced from 207 (+4% per level) to 177 (+4% per level)

Developer Comments: Greymane’s Gilnean Cocktail build has been dominant since the last round of buffs to the Ability. We’re aiming to nerf that build slightly so that it isn’t always the correct choice, and then compensate by slightly improving his Basic Attack builds. Overall, we think this is a minor nerf to the Hero.


2016-02-10 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Greymane’s Gilnean Cocktail to deal more than the intended amount of damage in certain situations.

2016-01-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Health increased from 1876 (+4% per level) to 1876 (+4.5% per level)
  • Health Regeneration increased from 3.906 (+4% per level) to 3.906 (+4.5% per level)
  • Gilnean Cocktail (Q)
    • Mana cost reduced from 80 to 70
    • Cooldown reduced from 9 to 8 seconds
    • Perfect Aim (Talent)
      • Mana restoration decreased from 60 to 50
  • Razor Swipe (Worgen) (Q)
    • Unfettered Assault (Talent)
      • No longer increases Razor Swipe’s cooldown
  • Inner Beast (W)
    • Insatiable (Talent)
      • Maximum Mana restoration increased from 120 to 140
  • Darkflight (E)
    • Cooldown reduced from 6 to 5 seconds
  • Disengage (Worgen) (E)
    • Cooldown reduced from 6 to 5 seconds

Developer Comments: Overall, we have been excited to see Greymane find his niche in certain team compositions while also watching his win rate slowly climb. We have made a couple of changes to help a few of his weaker talents. At the same time, we have lowered some cooldowns in order to make him a bit more active to play, while also increasing his Health Scaling to help him survive team fights in the later stages of the game.


2016-01-12 Patch Notes

New Hero

  • Greymane has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play!