Level Talent Name Description
1 Pulse Strike Increases Melee's Pulse Bomb charge from 10% to 20% against Heroes.
1 Slipstream Increases the amount of time Recalled by 1 second.
1 Tracer Rounds Your Basic Attacks reveal enemies for 4 seconds.
4 Is That a Health Pack?! Increases Regeneration Globe and Healing Fountain healing by 100%.
4 Parting Gift Recall leaves behind 3 bombs that deal 240 (+4% per level) damage each to different targets.
4 Untouchable Quest: Takedowns increase your Basic Attack damage by 2%, up to 30%. These bonuses are lost on death.
7 Bullet Time Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Blink by 0.1 seconds.
7 Jumper Increases Blink's charges by 1.
7 Spatial Echo Hero Takedowns grant 2 charges of Blink.
10 Pulse Rounds Increases Pulse Bomb's range and charge rate from Basic Attacks against Heroes by 100%.
10 Quantum Spike Pulse Bomb deals an additional 10% of the primary target's maximum Health.
10 Sticky Bomb Increases Pulse Bomb's radius by 50% and enemies hit are slowed by 70% for 3 seconds.
13 Bullet Spray Increases Melee's radius by 40%, and causes it to damage all enemies in range.
13 Leeching Rounds Your Basic Attacks against Heroes heal you for 20% of their damage dealt.
13 Ricochet Your Basic Attacks have a 50% chance to hit another nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes.
16 Focus Fire If an entire ammo magazine is unloaded on an enemy, the last bullet will deal 94.5 (+4% per level) bonus damage. This is equal to 35% of the total magazine.
16 Locked and Loaded Reactivate Reload within the last 50% of its cast time to increase your Basic Attack damage by 40% for that magazine.
16 Sleight of Hand Reduces Reload time by 50%. This equals 20% more damage per second.
20 Composition B If you successfully stick a Pulse Bomb to an enemy Hero, you also drop another one at their feet that deals 50% damage and explodes slightly earlier.
20 Get Stuffed! Reduces Melee's cooldown by 3 seconds. Hitting an enemy with Melee who is stuck with a Pulse Bomb causes the bomb to instantly explode and knocks the target away from you.
20 Total Recall Recall's cooldown is increased by 8 seconds, but it heals you equal to the amount of Health you lost during that time.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Blink Dash towards an area. Stores 3 charges.
W Melee Deal 254 (+4% per level) damage to a nearby enemy, prioritizing Heroes. Gain 5% Pulse Bomb charge when using Melee against an enemy, and 10% against Heroes.
E Recall Return to the position you were at 3 seconds ago, refill your ammo, and remove all negative status effects from yourself.
R Pulse Bomb Fire a short range bomb that attaches to enemy units if you hit them. The bomb explodes after 2 seconds dealing 420 (+5.5% per level) damage to them and 210 (+5.5% per level) damage to other nearby enemies. This Ability is slowly charged over time by dealing damage to enemies with Basic Attacks and Melee.
D Reload You can Basic Attack while moving, and after attacking 10 times you need to reload over 0.75 seconds. You can manually reload early by activating Reload.

Tracer

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected the scaling damage caps for several Talents that deal damage based on a percentage of the target’s maximum Health, including:
    • Gall: Giant Scorcher
    • Rehgar: Hunger of the Wolf
    • Ragnaros: Giant Scorcher
    • Tracer: Quantum Spike
    • Xul: Backlash, Giant’s Curse

2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Tracer: Fixed an issue prevent Tracer from attacking a revealed stealth Hero.
  • Tracer: Fixed an issue preventing Tracer from changing directions immediately when using Quick Cast Blink (Q) while holding Right-Click to move.

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Tracer: Visual and Sound effects will now properly play upon completing the Untouchable Talent quest.

2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Lunara: Will no longer receive the “Stuck” notification when a Wisp is stuck by Tracer’s Pulse Bomb.

2016-08-09 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Slipstream (E)
      • No longer reduces the cooldown of Recall by 2 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Spatial Echo (Q)
      • New Functionality: Hero Takedowns now grant two charges of Blink
  • Level 10
    • Sticky Bomb (R)
      • Slow amount increased from 60 to 70%
  • Level 13
    • Bullet Spray (W)
      • Melee radius increase reduced from 50 to 40%
  • Level 20
    • Total Recall (E)
      • Now also increases the cooldown of Recall by 8 seconds

Developer Comments: For the most part, Tracer’s talents are in a pretty healthy spot, but we had a few outliers that we wanted to fix - particularly Spatial Echo and Total Recall. The intent of Spatial Echo was to give Tracer a moment of power in comparison to the other two talents on her tier, which are more generally useful and help her have more Blink casts throughout a game. While its win rate was in line with other talents, its pick rate was dominating the tier, and we weren’t happy with how much it let Tracer use her Recall as a "get out of jail free card" due to the guaranteed blinks that she would always have afterwards. Now she can still have the same moment of power, but she will have to get in and get the kill in order to Recall out to safety.

Total Recall is a great fantasy hit for us, but it comes at the cost of giving Tracer something that she really wants in the form of self-sustain. We’re adding the downside of increasing the cooldown of Recall to the talent in order to make players think a little more about when they want to take the talent.


2016-07-12 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Pulse Bomb (R)
    • The size of the “Stuck!” text that displays on-screen when Stuck by Pulse Bomb has been reduced in order to increase visibility during gameplay

Bug Fixes

  • Tracer: Fixed an issue that could cause Pulse Bomb to launch in an unintended direction when casting Blink while Pulse Bomb is firing.
  • Tracer: The “Lock On” icon next to Tracer’s status bar will now appear to the left of icons for Battleground Mechanics that can be held, such as Spider Gems and Doubloons.
  • Tracer: The Composition B Talent can no longer be triggered by sticking non-Heroic targets.
  • Tracer: The Reload bar will now be properly displayed during Recall after learning the Locked and Loaded Talent.
  • Tracer: Will no longer continually face her Basic Attack target while Polymorphed.

2016-06-21 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Tracer: Fixed an issue causing Pulse Bomb to deal unintended additional damage when certain talents were chosen.

2016-06-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Tracer: The Pulse Rounds talent should now increase the range and charge rate of Pulse Bomb by the amount stated in the tooltip.

2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Murky’s Egg will no longer be destroyed if Murky is Stuck by Tracer’s Pulse Bomb, but killed before the Pulse Bomb explodes.

2016-05-04 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Health decreased from 1270 (+4% per level) to 1206 (+4% per level).
  • Health Regeneration decreased from 5.25 (+4% per level) to approximately 5.02 (+4% per level) Health per second.
  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 29 (+4% per level) to 27 (+4% per level).
  • Focus Fire (Talent)
    • Final shot damage bonus increased from 30% to 35% of the total magazine’s damage.
  • Locked and Loaded (Talent)
    • Damage bonus increased from 35% to 40%.
  • Melee (W)
    • Pulse Strike (Talent)
      • Pulse Bomb charge bonus increased from 15% to 20%.
  • Recall (E)
    • Cooldown increased from 24 to 26 seconds.
    • Slipstream (Talent)
      • Cooldown reduction decreased from 4 to 2 seconds.

Developer Comments: As we’re sure many of you have noticed, Tracer is performing just a little too well on all fronts. While we are excited to bring her to the Nexus, we understand that in the right hands, she can be an absolute terror to the enemy team. We’re lowering her Health, Basic Attack damage, and increasing Recall’s cooldown to make her less universally powerful. We’re going to be giving back some of that Basic Attack damage on her Level 16 Talent tier to further separate Sleight of Hand from the other options, which should help the choice between more Pulse Bomb charges vs. stronger Basic Attacks feel like a more meaningful decision.

We also saw an opportunity to help improve her Talent pick rates, so we’re making minor adjustments to Pulse Strike and Slipstream.

We’ll continue to keep a close eye on her, as we believe she is similar to Illidan, where the right place from a balance perspective is more narrow than most of our other Heroes.


2016-04-27 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Murky’s Egg location will no longer be revealed if he is killed by Tracer’s Melee Ability.
  • Regeneration Globes will no longer grant 200% Health Regeneration to Tracer after learning her Untouchable Talent.

2016-04-19 Patch Notes

New Hero

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