During the BlizzCon Opening Ceremony Blizzard announced that one of the new heroes to be added to Heroes of the Storm will be none other than Overwatch’s Hanzo.

Hanzo becomes the 73th character and the 31st Assassin. He will be joining his brother Genji in the Nexus.

“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.”

Hanzo is a dedicated ranged assassin. His primary abilities are all ranged shots, so it would be best to keep away from the main fight. He has two arrow shots that do damage while the third one reveals hidden players. His first Heroic, Dragonstrike, will be something familiar to Overwatch players. When this is activated it will launch twin dragons at the enemy causing 52 damage every 0.25 seconds. The second heroic is Dragon’s Arrow. This ranged shot can travel across the map until it hits an enemy hero causing damage to the target and surrounding enemies and will stun them all for 0.5 seconds. The damage will not always be consistent, however. The longer the distance the more damage it will do.

Related: BlizzCon 2017: Two New Heroes and 2018 Updates Announced for Heroes of the Storm

There was no mention of when Hanzo would be arriving to the PTR, but it should be soon. You can see his abilities and traits below as well as some in-game screenshots of his abilities.

Trait

 [D] Natural Agility

  • Target unpathable terrain or a Structure to jump to the other side of it.
Basic Abilities

[Q] Storm Bow

  • 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.

[W] Scatter Arrow

  • Fire an arrow that deals 85 damage 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.

[E] Sonic Arrow

  • Fire an arrow that grants vision in a large area for 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

[R1] Dragonstrike

  • 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.

[R2] Dragon’s Arrow

  • 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.
Talents

Hero Level 1

  • [Q] 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.
  • [W] 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.
  • 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.

Hero Level 4

  • [Q] Explosive Arrows
    • Upon hitting a Minion or Monster, Storm Bow deals 100% of its damage to enemies around its target.
  • [W] Serrated Arrows
    • Scatter Arrow deals 150% more damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.
  • Ignore All Distractions
    • Basic Attacks instantly kill Minions and increase Hanzo’s Basic Attack range by 2 for 3 seconds.

Hero Level 7

  • [Q] Shieldbreaker Arrows
    • Basic Attacks and Storm Bow deal 250% bonus damage to Shields on Heroic targets.
  • [W] Never Outmatched
    • Reduce Scatter Arrow’s Mana cost from 40 to 20. Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Scatter Arrow by 4 seconds.
  • [Q] The Dragon Hungers
    • Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow grants 5% Spell Power for 10 seconds, stacking up to 20%.

Hero Level 10

  • [R1] Dragonstrike
    • 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.
  • [R2] Dragon’s Arrow
    • 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.

Hero Level 13

  • [Q] Fleet of Foot
    • Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow grants 10% Movement Speed for 6 seconds, up to 30%.
  • [Trait] Ninja Assassin
    • Hitting Heroes with Storm Bow lowers Natural Agility’s cooldown by 10 seconds. Additionally, Hero Takedowns reset Natural Agility’s cooldown.
  • Mounted Archery
    • Upon mounting, gain 30% additional Movement Speed for 5 seconds. Using Natural Agility instantly mounts.

Hero Level 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%.
  • [Q/W] Piercing Arrows
    • Storm Bow and Scatter Arrow pierce, hitting an additional enemy. Additionally, Scatter Arrow can pierce through 1 enemy each time it ricochets.
  • [W] Giant Slayer
    • Enemy Heroes hit by Scatter Arrow and Basic Attacks take a bonus 1.25% of their maximum Health as damage.

Hero Level 20

  • [R1] The Dragon Awakens
    • Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow, Scatter Arrow, or Basic Attacks reduces the cooldown of Dragonstrike by 5 seconds.
  • [R2] 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 120 damage to each target hit by the impact. Hanzo is Unstoppable during Play of the Game.
  • [W] Sharpened Arrows
    • Scatter Arrow limits the maximum Armor for Heroes hit to 0 for 5 seconds.
  • [E] Bullseye
    • Increase Sonic Arrow’s speed and center radius by 100%. Additionally, Heroes hit by Sonic Arrow’s center are Stunned for 1 second.
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