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A full list of Blaze's abilities and talents.

Abilities

Trait

  • (D) Pyromania (Cooldown: 90 seconds)
    • Gain 25 Armor and deal 40 damage to nearby enemies every 0.5 seconds for 4 seconds. Each Hero hit by Flame Stream reduces Pyromania's cooldown by 5 seconds.

Basic Abilities

  • (Q) Flame Stream (Mana: 25, Cooldown: 4 seconds) 
    • Fire two streams of flame that deal 83 damage to enemies hit. Flame Stream sets fire to Oil Spills it comes in contact with.
  • (W) Oil Spill (Mana: 40, Charge Cooldown: 12 seconds)
    • Vector Targeting.
      • Dispense a slick of oil that lasts for 5 seconds and Slows enemies that come in contact with it by 40%.
      • Oil Spills are Ignited for 2.5 seconds when hit by Flame Stream. Ignited Oil Spills no longer Slow enemies, but instead deal 18 damage to them every 0.3 seconds. Additionally, Blaze is healed for 49 Health every 0.3 seconds while standing in Ignited Oil Spills.
      • Stores up to 2 charges.
  • (E) Jet Propulsion (Mana: 50, Cooldown: 12 seconds)
    • After 0.5 seconds, charge forward, colliding with the first enemy Hero hit, dealing 52 damage to them and nearby enemy Heroes. Enemies hit are also Stunned for 1.25 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • See level 10 talents below.

Talents

Level 1

Adrenaline Stimpack (Active, Cooldown: 30 seconds)

  • Activate to gain 100% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 5 seconds.

Endurance Stimpack (Active, Cooldown: 40 seconds)

  • Activate to gain a Shield that absorbs 450 damage over 5 seconds.

Neural Stimpack (Active, Cooldown: 40 seconds)

  • Activate to gain 50 Mana and cause Ability cooldowns to recharge 100% faster for 5 seconds.

New Habits (Trait)

  • Collecting Regeneration Globes reduces the cooldown of Pyromania by 5 seconds.
  • Quest: Collect 15 Regeneration Globes.
  • Reward: Pyromania grants Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

Level 4

Feeding the Flame (Q)

  • Each enemy Hero hit by Flame Stream reduces the cooldown of Oil Spill by 1.5 seconds.

Adhesive Petroleum (W)

  • Enemies standing in Oil Spill when it is Ignited are Slowed by 30% for 2.5 seconds.

Oil Dispersal (W)

  • Increase Oil Spill's area by 20% and Slow amount by 10%

Meltdown (Trait D)

  • Hitting an enemy Hero with Pyromania reduces their damage dealt by 5% for 2.5 seconds, up to 30%.

Level 7

Crossfire (Q)

  • Hitting an emeny with both streams of Flame Stream deals 132 bonus damage.

Grill and Kill (W)

  • Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Ignited Oil Spills 60 times.
  • Reward: Increase Oil Spill's Ignite duration by 2 seconds, and damage by 25%.

Incinerator Gauntlets (Passive)

  • Increase Basic Attack area by 15%, and Basic Attack damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters by 50%. Additionally, Basic Attack splashes Ignite Oil Spills.

Level 10

Bunker Drop (Mana: 40, Cooldown: 40 seconds)

  • After 0.5 seconds, deploy and enter a Bunker with 1300 Health. Blaze and his allies can enter and exit the Bunker at will. While in the Bunker, occupants gain access to Flamethrower, dealing 179 damage to enemies in a line.
  • Exiting the Bunker grants 25 Armor for 2 seconds. Bunkers last 10 seconds, or until destroyed.

Combustion (Mana: 70, Cooldown: 80 seconds)

  • Channel for up to 2.6 seconds. Upon ending, Slow nearby enemies by 60% and deal 48 damage to them every 0.5 seconds. Combustion's Slow and damage over time duration is extended the longer Blaze Channels, from 1 second up to 5 seconds.
  • Blaze's Movement Speed is reduced by 50% while Channeling.

Level 13

Suppressive Fire (Q)

  • Each stream of Flame Stream reduces the Spell Power of Heroes hit by 15% for 4 seconds, up to 30%.

Nanomachine Coating (W)

  • Enemies standing in Oil Spills have their Attack Speed reduced by 40% for 2.5 seconds.

Fuel Leak (E)

  • Jet Propulsion creates Oil Spills along Blaze's path. If Jet Propulsion impacts an enemy Hero, an additional Oil Spill is created underneath them.

Level 16

Therman Protection (E)

  • Each enemy hit by Jet Propulsion grants 10 Armor for 3 seconds and reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds.

Heat Treatment (Trait D)

  • Heal for 75% of the damage dealt by Pyromania

Juggernaut Plating (Active, Cooldown: 40 seconds)

  • Activate to gain 50 Spell Armor for 3 seconds. Upon expiration, gain a Shield equal to 100% of the Spell Damage reduced by Juggernaut Plating.

Level 20

Fortified Bunker (R1)

  • Occupants can cast Oil Spill from Bunker Drop every 6 seconds. Additionally, Bunker Drop's Armor bonus upon exting is increased by 25, and its duration by 1 second.

Flash Fire (R2)

  • While Channeling Combustion, Blaze's Movement Speed is no longer reduced, and nearby enemies are Slowed by 60%.

Burn Notice (Passive)

  • Basic Attacks Slow enemies by 5% and deal an additional 18 damage over 2.5 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.

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19 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

RIP Chen. Blaze looks fun!

He is fun, quite unique and hard to get used to, but he is nowhere as tanky as Chen is. Being a ranged Warrior makes it really awkward sometimes because you're not really in the frontline. Also you want to put the oil onto the enemies to light them up, but they usually aren't going to stick around for you to also be in the fire. There's a combo with his stun, but the CDs don't line up very well so it makes for some really awkward decision-making. It's probably too early to actually conclude anything, but I like the Bunker thingy even tho Combustion seems very devastating if you can combine it with some CCs. I'd say it really depends on what playstyle your team is going for and he seems very flexible too.

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His kit seems built like sonya or the other "bruiser" tanks. You're a peel and engage, but not a true tank.You can deal damage and help the team, but not truly front line the whole time or at least not alone. He seems like an incredible solo lane for maps like braxis and shrines where the wave clear in his kit can shine.

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Bunker appears to be too weak since 1,300 health is nothing. The value that comes out of the talent is in its armor upon exiting and poison cleanse. Even so, this ultimate is a perfect trap for wombo-combo ultimates. I'd argue increasing bunker health to 1,500 or increasing the immediate armor to 35% and let the level 20 ultimate armor remain at 50%.

Also, it appears Blaze tanking is quite strong. 2,800 health, 25 armor, decent self-heals, great self-peels, and moderate mobility makes for quite a strong tank. However, Blaze appears to be weak against poke since he has to use talents that has a relatively long cooldown to sustain against poke damage (but then again, so are most tanks) Nevertheless, these are quite insane numbers. Put Garrosh in there and you'll find that the stats are overwhelming in Blaze's favor. Heck, if you look at Garrosh's Indomitable (level 4) and New Habits (level 1), Blaze's unstoppable is 100% longer at a lower cooldown for ONLY 15 Regen Globes, which are especially easy to get in today's meta.

Furthermore, this is a crap ton of aoe damage. I don't know any other tank that can deal this absurd amount of damage. It appears Blaze out dps every other tank as long as he is damaging two or more heroes (Overpower Varian can still deal an absurd amount of damage against a single target but only against a single target).

I don't know about the stats but I can foresee incoming nerfs.

 

 

Edited by Trensicourt

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The bunker heroic could definitely use a buff. It's kind of weak, gets destroyed rather quickly. The flamethrower (Q while inside it) is also feeble, but that can kinda pass for now. I believe the bunker itself should be far more resistant to damage, since its main purpose should be protection for the team anyway.

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I've been testing him out in the ptr and wanted to know which talents people are gravitating towards.  I have been taking the neural stimulate assert lvl 1because I burn through mana fast.  ( hehe) for all I know,  it's a trap talent. What has worked for you? 

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12 hours ago, Leadblast said:

The bunker heroic could definitely use a buff. It's kind of weak, gets destroyed rather quickly. The flamethrower (Q while inside it) is also feeble, but that can kinda pass for now. I believe the bunker itself should be far more resistant to damage, since its main purpose should be protection for the team anyway.

Bunker has a 40 second cooldown. That's very short, 1300 may not seem like much, but it has some very interesting uses. Sure, if they target it it won't last, but that means they aren't actually attacking anyone. A counter to targeted heroics like pyroblast and triple tap and even a dodge for precision strike type abilities. It is fat, making Li-Ming's life difficult without aggressive repositioning. Get blinded by Artanis? Hop in, Hop out!

I wouldn't just sit in the bunker unless I'm dying. It makes your positioning really obvious. But on a 40 second cooldown I can find some uses. The armor is nothing to laugh at either. It can be good on static objectives where it's position is a problem and walking away isn't an option for the enemy. 

I still think combustion is generally a better option though.

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Nevermind my previous comment, or they probably overheard it, because the bunker's health was increased to 2000 now. It's something...

Warper, I think it's gonna be useful on certain maps like Volskaya or Dragon Shire where you have to hold a spot. Specially Volskaya.

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If they waste abilities on a bunker then that's a win, yes? Bunkers are used to hold ground, get more shots in, support advances, detect enemies, delay advances or draw fire in Starcraft. Don't see the reason for a change in strategy.

Dislike channels in PvP. Oil Slick slows are going to generate much hate as is. Not sure how many times it would land with a high enough impact vs being wasted. Guess it depends on your support.

Bunker has a lower cooldown and can at least act as eyes for a time even if you don't get to fight in it. Does it show up on mini-map? That would be a cool distraction.

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I normally have no gripes about new characters as they come into the Nexus.  I like the diversity that each one brings.  This time though I think is too close to Chen.   This is rare for me but I would have much preferred a different character like Winston from Overwatch.  I think he would've brought more to the table than Blaze.  

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52 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

Currently working on the guide. What talents do you guys like? Any insights?

Copy-pasting the stuff I said in his Talent Calculator thread.

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Wow, that was fast!

This is something I think it could work, and will probably be my build of choice once he hit Live. The idea of this build is to give Blaze a healthy blend of damage output, sustain and utility through constant use of Oil SpillOil Spill.

1 - New HabitsNew Habits seems to be the way to go. Collecting Health Orbs is much easier now, and 2 secs of Unstoppable can change a teamfight. The stimpacks look very tempting, though, particularly Neural StimpackNeural Stimpack.

4 - Feeding the FlameFeeding the Flame is self explanatory. Flame StreamFlame Stream has a very low cooldown and can be easily spammed, thus allowing more uses of Oil Spill.

7 - CrossfireCrossfire for higher damage output, again, since Flame Stream has low cooldown. Grill and KillGrill and Kill look very tempting, but I think Crossfire has more value due the increased DPS.

10 - CombustionCombustion covers a wide radius and has to much potential for combo'ing with other Heroics. Its concept reminds me of Gall's Twisting NetherTwisting Nether.

13 - Fuel LeakFuel Leak seems to be the way to go for me, allowing to cover an obscene area of effect, literally making a carpet of Oil. But I think this tier offers a lot of flexibility depending on the enemy comp, as both Suppressive FireSuppressive Fire and Nanomachine CoatingNanomachine Coating are very viable options.

16 - Heat TreatmentHeat Treatment looks very powerful when combined with New HabitsNew Habits. However, I think this talent is best suited when facing multiple melee Heroes. Otherwise I'd go for Juggernaut PlatingJuggernaut Plating.

20 - Flash FireFlash Fire is insane.

Overall I feel that Blaze is extremely powerful, but not broken. He feels very balanced and is absurdly fun to play. He can do a bit of everything, which few tanks aside from ETC, Muradin and Dehaka can do (although he has no displacement abilities). His base HP is one of the highest in the game, if I'm not wrong. Might be earlier to say, but I think he is top tier material, and will shine in Double Warrior compositions.

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Tangentially related to this, but I've seen the populace at Blizzard official HotS forums currently raging over how games are much more "snowbally" and there's little chance for "games going back and forth" and comebacks (I don't quite agree with those claims, but so many kiddies there raging). They might decide to revert the lane changes, specifically the regen globes going neutral among other things. But we'll see.

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