Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Demolitions Expert Quest: For every 5 enemy Heroes hit by Particle Grenade, its recharge rate lowers by 0.4375 seconds, up to 3.5 seconds. Reward: Once Particle Grenade has hit 40 enemy Heroes, its radius is increased by 15%.
1 Feel the Heat Zarya's Basic Attack deals 50% additional damage to enemies in melee range.
1 Maximum Charge Regen Globes now instantly grant 20 Energy. Quest: Spend 150 seconds at or above 50 Energy. Reward: Gain an additional 20 maximum Energy.
1 Together We Are Strong Every 6 damage done by allies while under Shield Ally contributes 1 Energy, up to 30 Energy per shield.
4 Defensive Shielding Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier and Shield Ally grant 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 6 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.
4 Give Me Twenty Quest: Regeneration Globes increase Shield Ally absorb amount by 15, up to 300 permanently. Reward: After collecting 20 Regen Globes, permanently reduce the cooldown of Shield Ally by 2 seconds.
4 I Am the Strongest Personal Barrier absorbs an additional 140 (+4% per level) damage.
4 Speed Barrier Shield Ally increases the allied Hero's Movement Speed by 50% for the duration.
7 Explosive Barrier Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier explodes, dealing 100 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.
7 Hit Me Damage absorbed by Zarya's Shields contributes 15% more Energy.
7 Pinpoint Accuracy Particle Grenade deals 40% more damage to enemies hit by the center of the blast.
7 To the Limit While above 50 Energy, Zarya's Basic Attack size is increased by 35%.
10 Expulsion Zone Launch a gravity bomb that deals 124 (+4% per level) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second. 45
10 Graviton Surge Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds. 80
13 Endurance Training While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya gains 20 Armor, reducing all damage taken by 20%.
13 Pain is Temporary Activate to consume all Energy and gain a shield that absorbs 0.5% of Zarya's maximum Health per Energy consumed and lasts for 3 seconds. Zarya may only have one personal shield active on herself at a time. 30
13 Spell Barrier Upon expiration or breaking, Personal Barrier grants Zarya 75 Spell Armor for 3 Seconds, reducing the damage taken from Abilities by 75%.
13 Unstoppable Competitor Personal Barrier makes Zarya Unstoppable for up to 2 seconds.
16 Born in Battle While at or above 75 Energy, Zarya's cooldowns regenerate 25% faster.
16 Cleansing Shield Causes Shield Ally to remove all disabling effects and reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.
16 Gain Train Shield Ally now grants an untalented shield to a nearby ally upon impact.
16 Plasma Shock Particle Grenade slows Movement Speed by 35% for 2 seconds to enemies near the center.
20 Clear Out Increases Expulsion Zone's radius by 15% and Zarya's maximum Energy temporarily increases by 15 per enemy Hero hit for 10 seconds.
20 Gravity Kills Increases Graviton Surge's duration by 1 second and causes it to deal 175 damage over the duration.
20 Grenadier All Particle Grenade charges are returned at once.
20 Unyielding Defender Activate to reset the cooldown of Personal Barrier and Shield Ally. 60
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Particle Grenade Launch a particle grenade that deals 71 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the area. Deals 50% damage to Structures. 8
W Personal Barrier Gain a shield that absorbs 560 (+4% per level) damage for 3 seconds. 10
E Shield Ally Grants an allied Hero a shield that absorbs 420 (+4% per level) damage for 3 seconds. 12
R Expulsion Zone Launch a gravity bomb that deals 124 (+4% per level) damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second. 45
R Graviton Surge Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds. 80
None Energy Each time Zarya's Personal Barrier or Shield Ally absorbs 10 damage, her Energy is increased by 1. Each point of Energy increases Zarya's damage by 2%. After 0.5 seconds, Energy decays by 2.5 per second.

Zarya

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • In-game: Zarya’s Maximum Charge Quest Talent will not appear complete on the in-game Score Screen’s Talents tab prior to reaching 150 stacks.

2017-04-20 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Energy (Trait)
    • Rate of decay increased from 2.5 to 3 per second
  • Graviton Surge (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 100 to 80 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Demolitions Expert (Q)
      • Cooldown reduction decreased from 0.5 to 0.4375 seconds per 5 Heroes hit, up to 3.5 seconds
    • Together We Are Strong (E)
      • Damage needed per point of Energy gained reduced from 9 to 6
    • Maximum Charge (Trait)
      • Energy gained from Regeneration Globes increased from 15 to 20
  • Level 4
    • Give Me Twenty (E)
      • Cooldown reduction granted upon completing the quest decreased from 3 to 2 seconds
    • Speed Barrier (E)
      • Movement Speed bonus increased from 35% to 50%
  • Level 16
    • Cleansing Shield (E)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 2 to 3 seconds
    • Plasma Shock (Q)
      • Slow duration increased from 1.5 to 2 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Gravity Kills (R)
      • Damage increased from 140 to 175 over the duration
    • Clear Out (R)
      • Bonus maximum Energy increased from 10 to 15 per Hero hit

Developer Comment: Zarya has continued to be one of the most powerful Heroes in the Nexus. We’re targeting a nerf at her Energy decay rate because we think that’s it’s too easy for Zarya to stay at really high Energy amounts over a long period of time. Rather than continuing to reduce her potential damage output, we want to make the moments that she gets to maximum Energy more rare (but still scary).


2017-03-28 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to stall when Zarya was affected by certain attack speed modifiers.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

General

  • Zarya's Basic Attacks can now be affected by attack speed modifications.

Bug Fixes

  • Zarya: Damage that occurs just before Zarya’s Barrier breaks will now correctly grant her energy.

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Feel the Heat (Passive)
      • Basic Attacks that deal bonus damage in Melee range will now show a Crit indicator

Bug Fixes

  • Zarya: Graviton Surge and Expulsion Zone voiceover will no longer play slightly early.

2017-01-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 21 to 20

Abilities

  • Particle Grenade (Q)
    • Damage reduced from 74 to 71

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Maximum Charge (Trait)
      • Energy gain from Regeneration Globes reduced from 20 to 15

Developer Comments: We're pretty happy with Zarya's gameplay and how often we're seeing her, but we think toning down her damage slightly is in order to keep her in line.


2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Anub'arak: Burrow Charge will now correctly allow Anub'arak to escape Zarya's Graviton Surge.
  • Zarya: Fixed an issue preventing the “Drop and give me Twenty” quest indicator from disappearing after the quest was completed.

2016-12-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Particle Grenade (Q)
    • This ability has received improvements to its cast animation
    • The time between casting Particle Grenade and performing another action has been reduced by .25 seconds

Developer Comments: Casting Zarya’s Particle Grenade would force her to be locked in place for a short period of time. We don’t do this on other Heroes, and we felt like this exception broke the fluidity of the character.


2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Zarya: Fixed an issue that could cause Graviton Surge’s effect to persist indefinitely under certain circumstances.
  • Zarya: The Gain Train Talent can no longer apply a Shield to an ally-controlled Dragon Knight or Garden Terror.

2016-11-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Demolitions Expert (Q)
      • Quest reward of hitting 5 Heroes increased from .375 to .5
    • Together We Are Strong (E)
      • Decreased Energy per damage dealt from 10 to 9
      • Increased the maximum Energy gained from 25 to 30
    • Maximum Charge (Trait)
      • Quest completion time increased from 120 to 150 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Defensive Shielding (Passive)
      • Block charge duration reduced from 12 to 6 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Hit Me (Trait)
      • Bonus Energy from Zarya’s Shields decreased from 20 to 15%
  • Level 13
    • Unstoppable Competitor (W)
      • Unstoppable duration increased from 1.5 to 2 seconds
    • Endurance Training (Passive)
      • Damage reduction decreased from 25 to 20%
  • Level 16
    • Plasma Shock (Q)
      • Slow duration increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds
    • Cleansing Shield (E)
      • Added functionality
        • Also decreases Cooldown of Shield Ally from 12 to 10 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Unyielding Defender (Active)
      • Cooldown increased from 45 to 60 seconds

Developer Comments: Zarya’s power level is slightly higher than what we’d like, and in general her Energy Talents are stronger than all the other options on their tiers. These changes should increase Talent diversity and deliver a slight nerf to the Hero.

Bug Fixes

  • Tyrael: Fixed an issue that could cause Tyrael’s Sanctification ability to fail if Zarya cast Expulsion Zone at the same location.

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

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 24 to 21
  • Base Maximum Health reduced from 2336 to 2225
  • Base Health Regeneration reduced from 4.87 to 4.64

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Maximum Charge (Trait)
      • Reduced the bonus Energy on quest completion from 25 to 20
    • Demolitions Expert (Q)
      • Recharge rate reduction increased from .25 to .375, up to a total of 3 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Speed Barrier (E)
      • Movement Speed increased from 25 to 35%

Developer Comments: We’re reverting some of the previous Zarya buffs to bring her power level back to where we want. We’re also nerfing the benefits of Maximum Charge, now that getting high Energy isn’t as difficult as it was previously. We’ve also buffed Demolitions Expert and Speed Barrier, as they were substantially underperforming when compared to the other Talents on their tiers.


2016-09-27 Patch Notes

New Hero

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly uses her strength to protect the ones she loves.

Trait

  • Energy
    • Each time Zarya’s Personal Barrier or Shield Ally absorbs 10 damage, her Energy is increased by 1. Each point of Energy increases Zarya’s damage by 2%. After 0.5 seconds, Energy decays by 3 per second.

Basic Abilities

  • Particle Grenade (Q)
    • Launch a Particle Grenade that deals damage to enemies within a small area. Deals 50% damage to Structures.
  • Personal Barrier (W)
    • Gain a Shield that absorbs damage for 3 seconds.
  • Shield Ally (E)
    • Grants an allied Hero a Shield that absorbs damage for 3 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Graviton Surge (R)
    • Launch a gravity bomb that detonates after 1 second and draws enemy Heroes toward the center for 2.5 seconds.
  • Expulsion Zone (R)
    • Launch a gravity bomb that deals light damage and creates an expulsion zone for 3.5 seconds. Enemies who enter the affected area are knocked back and have their Movement Speed reduced by 50% for 1 second.

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Increased Basic Attack damage from 20 to 24
  • Increased Health from 2225 to 2336
  • Increased Health Regen from 4.64 to 4.87

Abilities

  • Particle Grenade (Q)
    • Increased base damage from 62 to 74
  • Personal Barrier (W)
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds
  • Energy (Trait)
    • Energy decay rate reduced from 3 to 1.5 per second
  • Graviton Surge (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 120 to 100 seconds

Developer Comments: We like the way Zarya is playing on live, but her impact is currently lower than we’d like. Her damage is too low and we feel that the rate at which her Energy decays is too quick, so we have adjusted them and will keep an eye on her.

2016-09-30 Hotfix:

  • Energy (Trait)
    • Energy decay rate increased from 1.5 to 2.5 per second