Blizzard announced the coming of the two new characters in Heroes of the Storm. First is Hanzo, a character from Overwatch. Another is Alexstrasza, a character from World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s Kaeo Milker stated Hanzo to be a ranged assassin who both serve as a scout and take out enemies.
Hanzo’s nickname is “Master Assassin.” His abilities will stay true to his notorious name. These include his primary and hero abilities. As for his hero trait, it’s his natural agility in jumping high structures with no sweat. This ability also makes a good escape method whenever he liked.
Primary Abilities of Hanzo in Heroes of the Storm
Hanzo’s primary abilities are formidable for scouting and dealing damage to enemies. His primary abilities are Storm Bow, Scatter Arrow, and Sonic Arrow respectively.
The Storm Bow is an attack technique wherein he can create a powerful blast dealing 270 damage at first hit. Also, Hanzo can use this ability to take out escaping enemies from a distance. The Strom Bow’s range increases the longer Hanzo channels the ability.
Scatter Arrow is Hanzo’s second primary ability. When activated, Hanzo can fire an arrow that deals 85 damage to the first enemy hero hit with it. In addition, the Scatter Arrow can collide structures and terrains. Doing so will scatter the arrow into five that travel extra distance and will ricochet up to 4 additional times. Each arrow will deal 85 damage to the enemy.
The last ability belonging to the Primary Ability class is the Sonic Arrow. When activated, Hanzo can fire an arrow that grants vision in a large area for a second. Thus, Hanzo can see those enemies and attack them in the next turn. However, when the arrow lands directly on the enemy, it will dish a 150 damage and will follow the enemy as it moves. These arrows move like high-velocity missile heads.
Heroic Abilities of Hanzo in Heroes of the Storm
Hanzo’s heroic abilities are Dragonstrike and Dragon’s Arrow respectively. Both are powerful abilities that can dish damage and create opportunities to allied heroes to slaughter the enemies.
The Master Assassin’s first heroic ability is Dragonstrike. This is a powerful ability that allows him to summon spirit dragons after 1.5 seconds delay. These dragons will travel forward dealing 52 damage to every enemy heroes within the travel path every 0.25 seconds. However, enemies at the center will take 150% damage.
When activated, he can fire a missile that travels across the battlefield. However, it will explode when an enemy hero is hit and deals 100 damage to every enemy hero within the explosion range. In addition, enemies hit will be stunned for 0.5 seconds. But, when the missile travels a medium distance, its damage and stun will be increased to 200 and 1.25 seconds respectively. Additionally, when it travels a long distance, the damage and stun will increase to 350 and 2 seconds respectively.
Hanzo is certainly a great attacker and a scout which makes him formidable in games when played accordingly. However, he can be defeated as long as you pull your attacks in a way that the enemy playing him won’t be able to anticipate. Of course, there are always stronger heroes that can overcome Hanzo’s deadly attacks if necessary.