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Zul'jin Abilities & Talents Overview

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Blizzard revealed Zul'jin as the next Hero to be added to the Nexus as we predicted yesterday, when they released a teaser on Twitter.

His abilities including animations were previewed on Facebook and you can view the video here.

Abilities Overview

[Trait] Berserker
Zul’jin gains 1% Attack Speed per 1% of missing Health. 
Zul’jin can activate Berserker to increase the damage of his Basic Attacks by 25% at the cost of 2% of his maximum Health per attack.

[Q] Grievous Throw
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.

[W] Twin Cleave
Throw 2 axes in a large circular arc, dealing damage and slowing affected enemies by 15% per axe for 2 seconds.

[E] Regeneration
Zul’jin channels to regenerate 25% of his maximum Health over 4 seconds. Moving or taking damage while channeling will interrupt this effect.

[R1] Taz’dingo
Zul’jin is Unkillable for the next 4 seconds, and cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health. Taz’dingo!

[R2] Guillotine
Zul’jin throws a massive guillotine into the sky that crashes down on enemies in the targeted area. The lower Zul’jin’s Health, the more damage it deals.


In addition to the abilities, GosuGamers have posted a full list of Zul'jin's talents.

Level 1

  • [Q] Boneslicer 
    • Grievous Throw now pierces through enemies. Bonus damage increased by 15%.
  • [Passive] Arcanite Axes
    • Twin Cleave cooldown reduced by 0.5 seconds for every Hero hit. Ability Power is increased by 25% while below 50% Health.
  • [Passive] You Want Axe?
    • Every 5 Basic Attacks used against Heroes increases your Basic Attack damage by 1.5. Upon reaching 24 Stacks, permanently gain 20% Range.

Level 4

  • [E] Troll's Blood
    • Increases Regeneration healing by 75%.
  • [Passive] Let the Killing Begin
    • Enemies killed by you increase your attack speed by 6% for 10 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Attacks refresh duration.
  • [Passive] Headhunter
    • [!] Quest: Kill all unique enemy Heroes. Reward: Activate to reveal all enemy Heroes for 4 seconds.

Level 7

  • [Q] Vicious Assault
    • Increases the number of charges to 6. Basic Attacks against afflicted Heroes reduces cooldown by 2 seconds.
  • [W] Wrong Place Wrong Time
    • If an enemy is hit by both axes at the same time, deal bonus damage.
  • [Trait] Recklessness
    • While below 50% health, gain 25% bonus Attack Damage.

Level 10 (Heroic Abilities)

  • [R1] Taz'dingo!
    • Cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health for the next 4 seconds.
  • [R2] Guillotine
    • Throw a massive axe into the air that crashes down on enemies, dealing damage based on how much Health you are missing.

Level 13

  • [Q] Eye of Zul'jin
    • Hitting an enemy Hero with Grievous Throw increases Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.
  • [E] Forest Medicine
    • Regeneration no longer has to be channeled. Damage still breaks the heal.
  • [Active] Voodoo Shuffle
    • Activate to remove all Slow and Root effects.

Level 16

  • [W] Swirling Death
    • Axes cycle twice and can hit enemies on each revolution but cooldown is increased by 4 seconds.
  • [W] Lacerate
    • Increases Slow amount of each axe by 15%.
  • [Trait] Ferocity
    • Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Berserker by 40%.

Level 20

  • [R1] Amani Resilience
    • Restore Health equal to 50% of the damage you dealt while using Taz'dingo.
  • [R2] Buzzsaw
    • After impact, the Guillotine continues rapidly forward, dealing damage to enemies in the line.
  • [Active] Ensnare
    • Throw a net forward, rooting the first enemy hit.

Do you like his kit? 

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Can't wait to try him out! Wish we could see exact numbers, cooldowns, etc. but still just knowing abilities and talents from the get go is great. Looks like he's gonna be a very high skillcap as well, or at least for berserker. I can see a basic attack build, a survivability build, and a build for q and w as well. Seems like a much higher skillcap Valla, who is better with a basic attack build than a Hungering Arrow build or Multishot build.

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My interest is certainly piqued, but judgement will have to wait till we see cool downs and base stats. Not much utility in his kit (though headhunter looks very interesting) so he will likely hinge completely on his tuning.

for example, is he a high hit point bruiser whose gameplay will focus on a balancing act of regent and sustained damage? Or is he a high base attack glass cannon that is most dangerous when he's cornered and almost dead? Looking forward to finding out on the ptr! 



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On ‎12‎/‎22‎/‎2016 at 5:18 AM, Voltorocks said:

My interest is certainly piqued, but judgement will have to wait till we see cool downs and base stats. Not much utility in his kit (though headhunter looks very interesting) so he will likely hinge completely on his tuning.

for example, is he a high hit point bruiser whose gameplay will focus on a balancing act of regent and sustained damage? Or is he a high base attack glass cannon that is most dangerous when he's cornered and almost dead? Looking forward to finding out on the ptr! 



I agree.  His kit seems like a Gul'dan in reverse.  It certainly will require skill to walk a fine line with your hit points.  His tuning will definately be the focus of his ability to be played.

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