Heroes Of The Storm – Introducing Genji

Genji was once the carefree youngest scion of the Shimada clan, but he was cut down by his own brother for refusing to take part in their illegal ventures. Grafted into a cyborg body by Overwatch, Genji walks his own path as one who fights for what’s right.

His Basic Abilities include Shuriken, a projectile that damages the first enemy it hits; Deflect, an ability that allows him to ricochet incoming damage to nearby enemies for 1.25 seconds; and Swift Strike, a dash forward that deals damage to all enemies in a line. Enemy Heroes who die within 2 seconds after being hit by Swift Strike cause the skill’s cooldown and Mana cost to be refunded. Genji’s Heroic Abilities are Dragonblade, a deadly sword that can be used for 8 seconds to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc; and X-Strike, which allows Genji to attack in two perpendicular slashes that deal damage and ignite after 1.25 seconds.

Trait

  • Cyber Agility (D)
  • Activate to jump to target area

Basic Abilities

  • Shuriken (Q)
      • Throw 3 Shuriken in a spread pattern dealing each damaging the first enemy it hits.
      • Stores up to 3 charges. Shuriken’s cooldown replenishes all charges at the same time.  
  • Deflect (W)
    • Become Protected for 1.25 seconds. Any damage blocked during this period causes Genji to throw a Kunai toward the nearest enemy, prioritising Heroes and dealing damage. 
  • Swift Strike (E)
    • Dash forward, dealing damage to all enemies in a line. Enemy Heroes who die within 2 seconds after being hit by Swift Strike cause the cooldown and Mana cost to be refunded.

Heroic Abilities

  • Dragonblade (R)
    • Unleash the Dragonblade for 8 seconds. While active, Dragonblade can be reactivated to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc. If any enemy Heroes are killed within 2 seconds after being hit by Dragonblade, Swift Strike’s cooldown is reset.
  • X-Strike (R)
  • Perform 2 perpendicular slashes that deal damage and ignite after 1.25 seconds, dealing additional damage to enemies in their area of effect.

Talents

Hero Level (Tier) Talent Description
1 (1) [E] Swift as the Wind Hitting an enemy Hero with Swift Strike increases Genji’s Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
1 (1) [D] Agile Dismount While mounted, the range of Cyber Agility is increased by 70% and its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
1 (1) [D] Pathfinder Jumping over terrain with Cyber Agility increases Genji’s Movement Speed by 25% for 6 seconds.
4 (2) [Q] Shuriken Mastery Quest: Hit enemy Heroes with Shuriken. Reward: After hitting 35 Heroes, Shuriken damage is increased by 30. Reward: After hitting 75 Heroes, Cyber Ability now refunds 2 charges of Shuriken.
4 (2) [Active] Dragon Claw After Genji blocks 432 damage with Deflect, he may activate Dragon Claw to deal 187 damage to all nearby enemies.
4 (2) [E] Strike at the Heart Enemies hit by the end of Swift Strike take an additional 144 damage over 2 seconds.
7 (3) [W] Augmented Guard When Deflect ends, Genji gains a Shield equal to 50% of the damage blocked for 4 seconds.
7 (3) [W] Perfect Defense Deflected damage reduces the cooldown of Deflect by 2 seconds, up to a maximum of 10 seconds.
7 (3) [Passive] Dodge Genji dodges 1 Heroic Basic Attack every 5 seconds. Stores up to 3 charges.
7 (3) [D] Cyber Shield Using Cyber Agility grants 50 Spell Armour for 2 seconds.
10 (4) [R1] Dragonblade Unleash the Dragonblade
10 (4) [R2] X-Strike Deal heavy damage in a cross shape
13 (5) [Q] Shingan Hitting an enemy with all 3 Shuriken deals 120 bonus damage.
13 (5) [E] Flow Like Water Each enemy Hero hit with Swift Strike reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.
13 (5) [D] Double Jump Cyber Agility stores 2 charges but its cooldown is increased by 5 seconds.
16 (6) [W] Reflect Deflect also deals an additional 33% of the damage blocked.
16 (6) [E] Final Cut After 1 second, Swift Strike deals an additional 130 damage to all enemies in the area.
16 (6) [E] Steady Blade Each enemy Hero hit by Swift Strike increases the damage of the next Swift Strike by 20%. This bonus stacks up to 3 times.
20 (7) [R1] The Dragon Becomes Me Each time Dragonblade hits an enemy Hero, the duration of Dragonblade is increased by 1 second.
20 (7) [R2] Living Weapon Each enemy Hero hit by X-Strike reduces its cooldown by 12 seconds.
20 (7) [Q] Nanosteel Shuriken Shuriken now pierce all enemies hit.
20 (7) [W] Zanshin Quest: Block 6500 damage with Deflect, including damage blocked so far. Reward: Deflect hits all nearby enemy Heroes.

 

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  • Gounder

    It’s cool that Genji is introduxed to HoTS. I am a big fan of Overwatch but games like HoTS are not for me 🙁

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