Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Redemption Quest: Every 2 Basic Attacks against the same Hero within 10 seconds grants 1 Redemption, stacking up to 12. Dying decreases Redemption by 3, and Redemption can be lost even at maximum stacks. Reward: At 12 Redemption, gain 50% Attack Speed.
1 Simple Geometry Quest: Hit a Hero with multiple arrows from the same Scatter Arrow cast 20 times. Each arrow hit after the second grants additional progress. Reward: Upon hitting terrain for the first time, Scatter Arrow creates 2 additional arrows.
1 Target Practice Quest: Hit every enemy Hero with Storm Bow. Reward: After hitting every enemy Hero once with Storm Bow, its range is increased by 30%. Reward: After hitting every enemy Hero 3 times with Storm Bow, its damage is increased by 100.
4 Explosive Arrows Upon hitting a Minion or Monster, Storm Bow deals 75% of its damage to enemies around its target.
4 Ignore All Distractions Basic Attacks instantly kill Minions and increase Hanzo's Basic Attack range by 2 for 3 seconds.
4 Serrated Arrows Scatter Arrow deals 100% more damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.
7 Never Outmatched Reduce Scatter Arrow's Mana cost from 40 to 20. Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Scatter Arrow by 2.5 seconds.
7 Sharpened Arrowheads Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow or Basic Attacks reduces their Armor by 2 for 3 seconds, up to a maximum reduction of 20 Armor.
7 The Dragon Hungers Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow grants 5% Spell Power for 10 seconds, stacking up to 20%.
10 Dragon's Arrow Fire a missile that travels across the battleground. Explodes upon hitting an enemy Hero, dealing 130 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. After traveling a medium distance, the damage is increased to 260 (+4% per level) and the Stun duration to 1.25 seconds. After traveling a long distance, the damage is increased to 390 (+4% per level) and the Stun duration to 2 seconds. 70
10 Dragonstrike After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 70 (+4% per level) damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage. 100
13 Fleet of Foot Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow grants 10% Movement Speed for 6 seconds, up to 30%.
13 Mounted Archery Upon mounting, gain 20% additional Movement Speed for 5 seconds. Using Natural Agility instantly mounts.
13 Ninja Assassin Hitting Heroes with Storm Bow lowers Natural Agility's cooldown by 10 seconds. Additionally, Hero Takedowns reset Natural Agility's cooldown.
16 Flawless Technique Hitting Heroes with Storm Bow increases the damage of Hanzo's next Basic Attack within 5 seconds by 25%. Basic Attacks against Heroes increase the damage of Hanzo's next Storm Bow within 5 seconds by 25%.
16 Giant Slayer Enemy Heroes hit by Scatter Arrow and Basic Attacks take a bonus 1.5% of their maximum Health as damage.
16 Piercing Arrows Storm Bow and Scatter Arrow pierce, hitting an additional enemy. Additionally, Scatter Arrow can pierce through 1 enemy each time it ricochets.
20 Bullseye Increase Sonic Arrow's speed and center radius by 100%. Additionally, Heroes hit by Sonic Arrow's center are Stunned for 1 second.
20 Perfect Agility Natural Agility gains a 2nd charge and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.
20 Play of the Game While in flight or for up to 2 seconds after impacting a target, Dragon's Arrow can be reactivated to teleport to its location and jump backwards. If used after impact, Hanzo shoots arrows that deal 132 (+4% per level) damage to each target hit by the impact. Hanzo is Unstoppable during Play of the Game.
20 The Dragon Awakens Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow, Scatter Arrow, or Basic Attacks reduces the cooldown of Dragonstrike by 5 seconds.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Storm Bow Activate to charge an arrow that deals 291 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit. Storm Bow's range increases the longer it is Channeled. 4 15
W Scatter Arrow Fire an arrow that deals 88 (+4% per level) to the first enemy Hero hit. Scatter Arrow can collide with terrain and Structures, splitting into 5 arrows that travel extra distance, ricochet up to 4 additional times, and deal 88 (+4% per level) damage each to the first enemy hit. 8 40
E Sonic Arrow Fire an arrow that grants vision in a large area for 5 seconds. Enemies inside are revealed for 1 second. If Sonic Arrow lands directly on an enemy, it deals 165 (+4% per level) damage to them and follows them as they move. 20 50
R Dragonstrike After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 70 (+4% per level) damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage. 100 100
R Dragon's Arrow Fire a missile that travels across the battleground. Explodes upon hitting an enemy Hero, dealing 130 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. After traveling a medium distance, the damage is increased to 260 (+4% per level) and the Stun duration to 1.25 seconds. After traveling a long distance, the damage is increased to 390 (+4% per level) and the Stun duration to 2 seconds. 70 90
D Natural Agility Jump over unpathable terrain or Structures, up to a maximum range. 30

Hanzo

2018-11-13 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Spell Power Modifiers

  • The following abilities and talents have been updated to have any percentage-based spell power modifiers stack additively when calculating damage: (This is the default behavior for all other abilities and talents unless otherwise stated in the tooltip)
    • Zul'jin's Buzzsaw (R) talent
    • Hanzo's Dragonstrike (R) center damage effect
    • Gul'dan's Rampant Hellfire (Q) talent

2018-08-07 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: The Target Practice quest tracker will now differentiate between targets that have been hit 3 times and those who haven't been hit at all.

2018-07-25 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 173 to 188

Abilities

  • Sonic Arrow (E)
    • Reveal radius reduced from 10 to 7
    • Reveal duration reduced from 8 to 5 seconds
  • Natural Agility (D)
    • Cooldown increased from 25 to 30 seconds

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Perfect Agility (D)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 10 seconds

Developer Comment: Hanzo, while extremely desired and powerful in professional play, doesn't have the same success across all levels of Hero League. We think that by reducing the power of Sonic Arrow and shifting that into Basic Attacks, not only will Redemption be a more attractive option, but Hanzo's success should rise in Hero League without making him any more powerful in organized team play.


2018-05-09 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack range decreased from 7.5 to 6.5.

Abilities

  • Natural Agility (Trait)
    • Range decreased from 10 to 9.

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Explosive Arrows (Q)
      • Area of effect damage reduced from 100% to 75%.

Developer Comment: These changes require Hanzo to put himself at greater risk to deal the considerable amount of damage that he can dish out over the course of a game. While we believe Hanzo has a unique place as an Assassin who specializes in using his superior range to kite enemies, he was able to do so too safely, which was crowding out other ranged Assassins.


2018-04-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: Fixed an issue that could cause A.I. Hanzo to repeatedly Channel and cancel Storm Bow.
  • Hanzo: Natural Agility now activates correctly after being hit by Phase Prism near a tower.

2018-04-11 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Natural Agility (Trait)
    • Cooldown increased from 20 to 25 seconds.
  • Dragon Strike (R)
    • Damage increased from 64 to 70.

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Serrated Arrows (W)
      • Bonus damage granted versus Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters reduced from 150% to 100%.

2018-03-30 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: The Target Practice Talent will now correctly grant 30% increased Storm Bow range upon completing its first quest requirement.

2018-03-27 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: Reactivating Dragon’s Arrow via the Play of the Game Talent after the Arrow has traveled beyond Warhead Junction’s playable area will no longer teleport Hanzo to an unreachable location.
  • Hanzo: Will no longer play an incorrect voiceover line to allies upon casting Hearthstone.

2018-03-06 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: Casting Storm Bow immediately after Dragon's Arrow will no longer cause Hanzo to become stuck in Storm Bow’s primed state.
  • Hanzo: Casting Storm Bow with Quick Cast turned off will no longer prevent the player from issuing movement commands by holding down right-click.
  • Hanzo: Issuing a Stop or Hold command will now correctly halt Hanzo’s movement and cancel Storm Bow’s primed state.
  • Hanzo: Striking an enemy Hero with Sonic Arrow just before they enter their Hall of Storms will no longer cause Sonic Arrow to display odd visual effects.

2018-02-06 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Never Outmatched (W)
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 4 to 2.5 seconds per Basic Attack
    • Sharpened Arrowheads (Passive)
      • Armor reduction reduced from 4 to 2
        • Maximum stacks increased from 5 to 10, so that the maximum negative Armor remains 20
      • Armor reduction duration reduced from 4 to 3 seconds

2018-01-24 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack Damage reduced from 176 to 173

Abilities

  • Storm Bow (Q)
    • Damage reduced from 297 to 291
  • Scatter Arrow (W)
    • Ricochet damage reduced from 90 to 88

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Sharpened Arrowheads (W)
      • Decreased Armor reduction from 5 (to a maximum of 25) to 4 (to a maximum of 20)

2018-01-16 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo & Leoric: Fixed an issue causing Towers to spawn if Leoric was directly impacted by Sonic Arrow.

2018-01-09 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Scatter Arrow (W)
    • Spread of Scatter Arrows narrowed by 20%
    • Damage reduced from 93 to 90
  • Natural Agility (D)
    • Cooldown reduced from 25 to 20 seconds
    • Range increased from 8 to 10

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Shieldbreaker (Q)
      • Removed
    • Sharpened Arrowheads (W)
      • Moved from level 20
      • New functionality:
        • Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow or Basic Attacks reduces their Armor by 5 for 4 seconds, stacking up to 25.
  • Level 13
    • Mounted Archery (Z)
      • Bonus Movement Speed reduced from 30 to 20%
  • Level 16
    • Giant Slayer (W)
      • Damage increased from 1.25 to 1.5% of enemy Hero’s Health
  • Level 20
    • (New) Perfect Agility (D)
      • Gain a second charge of Natural Agility, and reduce the cooldown by 5 seconds

Developer Comment: We’re reducing the spread of Scatter Arrows so that they’re more effective when opponents aren’t directly next to a wall, while also reducing the damage slightly to compensate. We’ve increased the range of Natural Agility so that it will jump over a wider variety of terrain. We’ve also removed Shieldbreaker because we found that it required a very specific set of circumstances to be effective, but it was extremely powerful in those rare situations. We’ve moved Sharpened Arrowheads to replace it while changing its functionality to be more consistent in all situations.

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: Enemies hit by Storm Bow with the Explosive Arrows Talent will no longer be ignored by the Piercing Arrows Talent.

2017-12-20 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Dragonstrike (R)
    • Damage increased from 58 to 64

Bug Fixes

  • Hanzo: Coming under the effects of Zarya’s Graviton Surge while casting Storm Bow will no longer prevent the player from using Hanzo’s Abilities after Graviton Surge ends.
  • Hanzo: Rejoining a game while AI Hanzo was casting Storm Bow will no longer prevent the player from using Hanzo’s Abilities.

2017-12-12 Patch Notes

New Hero

Once heir to the Shimada clan's criminal empire, Hanzo abandoned his birthright after he almost killed his younger brother. He now strives to perfect his skills as a warrior, and sees the Nexus and its endless conflict as the ideal training ground.

Trait

  • Natural Agility (D)
    • Target unpathable terrain or a Structure to jump to the other side of it.

Basic Abilities

  • Storm Bow (Q)
    • Activate to charge an arrow that deals 270 damage to the first enemy hit. Storm Bow's range increases the longer it is Channeled. Reactivate to fire.
  • Scatter Arrow (W)
    • Fire an arrow that deals 85 to the first enemy Hero hit. Scatter Arrow can collide with terrain and Structures, splitting into 5 arrows that travel extra distance, ricochet up to 4 additional times, and deal 85 damage each to the first enemy hit.
  • Sonic Arrow (E)
    • Fire an arrow that grants vision in a large area 8 seconds. Enemies inside are revealed for 1 second. If Sonic Arrow lands directly on an enemy, it deals 150 damage to them and follows them as they move.

Heroic Abilities

  • Dragonstrike (R)
    • After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 52 damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage.
  • Dragon’s Arrow (R)
    • Fire a missile that travels across the battleground. Explodes upon hitting an enemy Hero, dealing 100 damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds.
    • After traveling a medium distance, the damage is increased to 200 and the Stun duration to 1.25 seconds.
    • After traveling a long distance, the damage is increased to 350 and the Stun duration to 2 seconds.