Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Boneslicer Grievous Throw now pierces through all enemies hit and restores 15 Mana per Hero hit. Additionally, Grievous Throw's mark is no longer removed by Basic Attacks.
1 Headhunter Quest: Zul'jin's first Takedown against each enemy Hero permanently increases his damage dealt by 2%. Reward: After getting Takedowns on every enemy Hero, Basic Attack range is increased by 1.1.
1 Recklessness While Zul'jin is below 75% Health, his Basic Attack damage is increased by 10%. While he is below 50% Health, he gains 20% Spell Power.
4 Amani Rage Activate to cause Zul'jin to instantly lose 50% of his current Health and heal for that amount over 6 seconds. Zul'jin gains 10 Armor while regenerating health from Amani Rage. 20
4 Troll's Blood Increase Regeneration's healing by 25%. If Regeneration fully finishes, restore 10% of Zul'jin's maximum Mana.
4 Voodoo Shuffle Activate to remove Roots and Slows. Passive: Lower the cooldown and Mana cost of Regeneration by 40%. 10
7 Arcanite Axes Reduce Twin Cleave's cooldown by 2 seconds. Quest: Twin Cleave's damage is permanently increased by 0.75 every time it hits a Hero.
7 Ferocity Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Berserker by 40%.
7 Vicious Assault Increase Grievous Throw's damage bonus by 35%.
10 Guillotine Zul'jin launches a massive axe into the air that drops on the targeted area, dealing 350 (+4% per level) damage plus bonus damage the lower his Health is. 40
10 Taz'dingo! For the next 4 seconds, Zul'jin is Unkillable, and cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health. Taz'dingo! 90
13 Ensnare Throw a net forward, Rooting the first enemy Hero hit for 1.5 seconds. 60
13 Eye of Zul'jin Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant Zul'jin 6% Movement Speed for 2 seconds, up to 30%.
13 Lacerate Increase the Slow amount of each Twin Cleave axe by 15%.
16 Let the Killing Begin When Zul'jin kills an enemy, his Attack Speed is increased by 5%, up to 40%, for 12 seconds. Basic Attacks refresh the duration. Hero Takedowns instantly grant 40% Attack Speed.
16 No Mercy! Zul'jin's Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes marked with Grievous Throw ignore Armor.
16 Wrong Place Wrong Time If an enemy is hit by both Twin Cleave axes at the same time, they take an additional 150 (+4% per level) damage and count as 5 Hero hits for You Want Axe?.
20 Amani Resilience Increase Taz'dingo's duration by 1 second. Upon expiring, Zul'jin heals for 50% of the damage he dealt during Taz'dingo.
20 Buzzsaw After impact, Guillotine continues forward, dealing 75% damage to enemies hit. If a Hero is killed by Guillotine, Zul'jin is instantly healed to full.
20 Forest Medicine Regeneration is no longer Channeled, and cannot be interrupted.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Grievous Throw Zul'jin throws an axe forward, dealing 125 (+4% per level) damage to the first 2 enemies hit and marking them for 6 seconds. Marked enemies take 50% bonus damage from Zul'jin's next 3 Basic Attacks against them. 8 50
W Twin Cleave Throw 2 axes in a large, circular arc, dealing 112 (+4% per level) damage and Slowing affected enemies by 15% per axe for 2 seconds. 10 60
E Regeneration Zul'jin channels to regenerate 30% of his maximum Health over 4 seconds. Moving while channeling or taking damage will interrupt this effect. 15 75
R Taz'dingo! For the next 4 seconds, Zul'jin is Unkillable, and cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health. Taz'dingo! 90 75
R Guillotine Zul'jin launches a massive axe into the air that drops on the targeted area, dealing 350 (+4% per level) damage plus bonus damage the lower his Health is. 40 70
None Berserker Activate to increase Basic Attack damage by 25% but consume 2% maximum Health per attack. Passive: Zul'jin attacks 1% faster for every 1% of maximum Health missing. You Want Axe? Quest: Every 5 Basic Attacks against Heroes permanently increases Basic Attack damage by 1. Reward: After attacking Heroes 75 times, Basic Attack range is increased by 1.1. Reward: After attacking Heroes 150 times, Twin Cleave now revolves twice.

Zul'jin

2017-11-01 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Guillotine (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 30 to 40 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Boneslicer (Q)
      • Mana refund increased from 10 to 15
  • Level 4
    • Voodoo Shuffle (Active)
      • Cooldown and Mana cost reduction increased from 33 to 40%
  • Level 7
    • Ferocity (Passive)
      • Attack speed bonus increased from 35 to 40%
    • Vicious Assault (Q)
      • Damage bonus increased from 30 to 35%
  • Level 13
    • Eye of Zul'jin (Passive)
      • Movement speed per stack increased from 3 to 6%
        • Cap remains at 30%

Bug Fixes

  • Zul'jin: The Troll’s Blood Talent will now correctly restore 10% of Zul’jin’s maximum Mana when Regeneration channeling completes.

2017-10-17 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack Damage reduced from 106 to 90

Abilities

  • “You Want Axe?” Baseline Quest added
    • !Quest: Every 5 Basic Attacks against Heroes increases your Basic Attack damage by 1
    • !Reward: After landing 75 Basic Attacks on enemy Heroes, increase your Basic Attack range by 1.1
    • !Reward: After landing 150 Basic Attacks on enemy Heroes, your Twin Cleave will revolve twice
  • Grievous Throw (Q)
    • Duration decreased from 8 to 6 seconds
  • Twin Cleave (W)
    • Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 60
  • Regeneration (E)
    • Health restoration increased from 25 to 30% of maximum Health

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Boneslicer (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Grievous Throw pierces all enemies and refunds 10 Mana per Hero hit. The effect is no longer is removed after 3 Basic Attacks.
    • You Want Axe? (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Headhunter (Active)
      • Moved from Level 4
      • New functionality:
        • !Quest: Kill all unique enemy Heroes. Each one increases your damage by 2%.
        • !Reward: Increase your Basic Attack range by 1.1.
    • Recklessness (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Gain 10% bonus attack damage while below 75% life.
        • Gain 20% Spell Power while below 50% life.
  • Level 4
    • Troll’s Blood (E)
      • New functionality:
        • Increases Regeneration healing by 25%. If the effect fully finishes, also gain 10% of your maximum Mana.
    • (New Talent) Amani Rage (Active)
      • Activate to instantly lose 50% of your current Health and regain it over 6 seconds. Gain 10 Armor while this heal is active.
    • Voodoo Shuffle (Active)
      • Moved from Level 13
        • New functionality:
          • Passively lower the cooldown and mana cost of Regeneration by 33%. Activate to remove to all slow and root effects.
  • Level 7
    • Vicious Assault (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Grievous Throw’s bonus damage is increased by 30%.
    • Arcanite Axes (W)
      • Moved from Level 1
      • New functionality:
        • Passively reduce the cooldown of Twin Cleave by 2 seconds.
        • !Quest: Hit enemy Heroes with Twin Cleave.
        • !Reward: Every enemy Hero hit increases the damage of Twin Cleave by .75. This talent has no cap.
    • Ferocity (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 16
  • Level 13
    • Eye of Zul’jin (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Basic Attacks against enemies Heroes increase Zul’jin’s movement speed by 3% for 2 seconds, stacking up to 30%
    • Lacerate (W)
      • Moved from Level 16
    • Ensnare (Active)
      • Moved from Level 20
      • Now only hits enemy Heroes
      • Duration reduced from 3 to 1.5 seconds
      • Cooldown increased from 45 to 60 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Swirling Death (W)
      • Removed
    • Let the Killing Begin (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 4
      • Bonus per enemy killed decreased from 6% to 5% Undocumented
      • Maximum bonus increased from 30% to 40%
    • Wrong Place Wrong Time (W)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Heroes hit at the apex of your Twin Blades suffer an additional 150 damage and grant 5 stacks of You Want Axe.
    • (New talent) No Mercy (Q)
      • Basic Attacks against Heroes marked with Grievous Throw ignore Armor.
  • Level 20
    • Amani Resilience (R)
      • Added functionality:
        • Also increases the duration of Taz’Dingo by 1 second in addition to the current effects.
    • Buzzsaw (R)
      • Damage from Guillotine's forward roll increased from 50% to 75% Undocumented
      • Added functionality:
        • If Guillotine kills a Hero, instantly heal to full Health.
    • Forest Medicine (E)
      • Moved from Level 13
      • New functionality:
        • Regeneration no longer requires a channel and the heal cannot be interrupted.

Developer Comment: There are very few moments in the Nexus more intoxicating than beheading four enemy Heroes at once with Guillotine. Unfortunately, it was always a difficult choice to make when the time to pick Heroics came about. Taz'Dingo's synergy with his heavy attack-damage nature was very difficult to pass up. While we did not want to mess with a winning combination, we did want to augment his standard build and give the old troll some shiny new tools in which to help quickly dispatch his foes. His baseline quest is focused directly at what he does best and should help him feel progressively more potent as the match unravels. As with all of our reworks, we are extremely excited to hear what you think and greatly appreciate any feedback you have!

LEVEL (TIER) Zul'jin Talents
1 (1) Boneslicer (Q) Recklessness (Passive) (!) Headhunter (Passive)
4 (2) Troll's Blood (E) Voodoo Shuffle (Active) Amani Rage (active)
7 (3) Vicious Assault (Q) (!) Arcanite Axes (W) Ferocity (D)
10 (4) Taz'Dingo! Guillotine
13 (5) Lacerate (W) Eye of Zul'jin (Passive) Ensnare (Active)
16 (6) Wrong Place Wrong Time (W) No Mercy! (Passive) Let the Killing Begin (Passive)
20 (7) Amani Resilience (R) Buzzsaw (R) Forest Medicine (E)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

2017-08-23 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Boneslicer (Q)
      • Bonus damage increased from 20 to 30%

2017-06-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Guillotine (R)
    • Base damage increased from 210 to 350
    • Damage multiplier at extremely low health decreased from 500% to 300%

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Ensnare (Active)
      • Range increased from 7.8 to 10
      • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 45 seconds
      • Duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • In-game: Zul'jin’s You Want Axe? Quest Talent will not appear complete on the in-game Score Screen’s Talents tab prior to reaching 120 stacks.

2017-05-31 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Guillotine (R)
    • Can no longer be interrupted. Once cast, the axe is falling.

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

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 110 to 106

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Voodoo Shuffle (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 10 seconds

2017-04-25 2.0 Launch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Zul'jin: Taz'dingo! Will now correctly prevent Zul’jin from dying when cast at the same moment that he would have taken fatal damage.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • You Want Axe? (Q)
      • The buff tracker (located next to the portrait) now shows a specific number for Heroes hit, and how many hits are required to complete the Quest reward

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Headhunter (Active)
      • Will no longer dismount Zul'jin when it is activated while mounted

Bug Fixes

  • Zul'jin: Fixed an issue causing Zul’jin to have a slightly higher Health Regeneration rate than intended.

2017-01-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Twin Cleave (W)
    • Mana cost reduced from 60 to 50
  • Guillotine (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 45 to 30 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Boneslicer (Q)
      • Damage bonus increased from 15 to 20%
    • Arcanite Axes (W)
      • Cooldown reduction per Hero hit increased from .5 to .75 seconds
    • You Want Axe? (Passive)
      • Damage bonus per stack reduced from 1.5 to 1.25
  • Level 4
    • Let the Killing Begin (Passive)
      • Buff duration reduced from 15 to 12 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Wrong Place Wrong Time (W)
      • Damage from 140 to 150
  • Level 13
    • Voodoo Shuffle (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 45 to 30 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Ferocity (Trait)
      • Attack speed bonus reduced from 40 to 35%

Developer Comments: Our data shows a solid win-rate for Zul'jin's Basic Attack build (I guess enemies really don't want axe!) while his ability- supporting talents are slightly under-performing. These changes look to slightly help that while we continue to explore the flood of incoming data.


2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • 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

2017-01-12 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Zul'jin: Kael'thas’ Living Bomb will no longer repeatedly explode after being cast on Zul’jin while Taz’dingo is active.
  • Zul'jin: Rehgar’s Ancestral Healing will no longer fail to heal Zul’jin if it is cast in the same moment that Berserker would reduce his Health to 1.
  • Zul'jin: Taz’dingo will now be placed on a reduced cooldown, rather than full cooldown, if it is cast at the exact same moment that he takes fatal damage.

2017-01-06 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Taz'dingo! (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 60 to 90 seconds
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 75

Developer Comments: We were testing Taz’dingo internally at 60 seconds but had planned on shipping it at 90. This change didn’t make it into the release for Zul’jin but we wanted to get it in place as quickly as possible.


2017-01-04 Patch Notes

New Hero

Before the elves and their Alliance, the forests of Lordaeron belonged to the trolls of the Amani empire. As their warlord, Zul’jin has united the tribes into an army that stands ready to take back what is theirs and to slay the elves who stole it from them.

Trait

  • Berserker (D)
    • Activate to increase Zul’jin’s Basic Attack damage by 25%, but consume 2% maximum Health per attack.
    • Passive: Zul’jin attacks 1% faster for every 1% of maximum Health missing.

Basic Abilities

  • Grievous Throw (Q)
    • Zul’jin throws an axe forward, dealing damage to the first 2 enemies hit and marking them for 8 seconds. Marked enemies take 50% bonus damage from Zul’jin’s next 3 Basic Attacks against them.
  • Twin Cleave (W)
    • Throw 2 axes in a large circular arc, dealing damage and slowing affected enemies by 15% per axe for 2 seconds.
  • Regeneration (E)
    • Zul’jin channels to regenerate 25% of his maximum Health over 4 seconds. Moving or taking damage while channeling will interrupt this effect.

Heroic Abilities

  • Taz’dingo (R)
    • Zul’jin is Unkillable for the next 4 seconds, and cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health. Taz’dingo!
  • Guillotine (R)
    • Zul’jin throws a massive guillotine blade into the sky that crashes down on enemies in the targeted area. The lower Zul’jin’s Health, the more damage it deals.