Blaze Talents

Last updated on Jul 22, 2021 at 07:00 by Elitesparkle 31 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Talents page for Blaze. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Blaze's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.

1.

Blaze's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Adrenaline Stimpack ? Endurance Stimpack ? Neural Stimpack New Habits ?
4 Oil Dispersal Meltdown ? Incinerator Gauntlets ?
7 Suppressive Fire Nanomachine Coating ? Fuel Leak ?
10 Bunker Drop Combustion ?
13 Grill and Kill ? Adhesive Petroleum ? Collision Course
16 Thermal Protection Heat Treatment ? Juggernaut Plating ?
20 Fortified Bunker Flash Fire ? Burn Notice ?
2.

Blaze's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Oil Spill Build

Recommended
Level 1 Neural Stimpack Icon New Habits Icon ?
Level 4 Oil Dispersal Icon
Level 7 Suppressive Fire Icon Nanomachine Coating Icon ?
Level 10 Bunker Drop Icon
Level 13 Collision Course Icon
Level 16 Thermal Protection Icon Juggernaut Plating Icon ?
Level 20 Fortified Bunker Icon

Blaze's Oil Spill Build primarily empowers your engage while also increasing your survivability, utility, and damage. As a consequence, we recommend this Build when playing Blaze as Tank.

In particular, Oil Dispersal Icon Oil Dispersal at Level 4 makes it easier to use Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill as a setup for Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion.

Basic Attacks Build

Situational
Level 1 Adrenaline Stimpack Icon
Level 4 Incinerator Gauntlets Icon
Level 7 Suppressive Fire Icon Nanomachine Coating Icon ?
Level 10 Bunker Drop Icon
Level 13 Collision Course Icon
Level 16 Thermal Protection Icon Juggernaut Plating Icon ?
Level 20 Fortified Bunker Icon

Blaze's Basic Attacks Build primarily empowers your waveclear while also increasing your survivability, utility, and damage. As a consequence, we recommend this Build when playing Blaze as Solo Laner.

In particular, Incinerator Gauntlets Icon Incinerator Gauntlets at Level 4 makes it easier to clear Minions and Mercenaries while laning and Adrenaline Stimpack Icon Adrenaline Stimpack at Level 1 further empowers its value against Mercenaries while also boosting your damage against enemy Heroes.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Adrenaline Stimpack ?
Adrenaline Stimpack (Level 1) Starcraft Blaze
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Passive: While over 80% Health, gain 25% bonus Attack Speed and 10% bonus Movement Speed.

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

Adrenaline Stimpack Icon Adrenaline Stimpack is a good Talent that passively increases your Attack Speed and Movement Speed by a small amount when having high Health and by a big amount when you decided to use its active component.

The possibility to double your Attack Speed on demand helps you to take down enemy Heroes. If combined with Incinerator Gauntlets Icon Incinerator Gauntlets at Level 4, Adrenaline Stimpack Icon Adrenaline Stimpack greatly boosts your ability to clear Mercenaries.

Blaze Endurance Stimpack ?
Endurance Stimpack (Level 1) Starcraft Blaze
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to gain a Shield that absorbs 590 (+4% per level) damage over 5 seconds.

When taking damage while below 30% maximum Health, Endurance Stimpack will automatically be cast if it is not on cooldown.

Endurance Stimpack Icon Endurance Stimpack is a decent Talent that gives you access to a Shield that can be either used on-demand or that will automatically go off when low on Health.

While the Shield provided by this Talent is quite potent, it is rarely needed on a Hero whose survivability is already outstanding.

Blaze Neural Stimpack
Neural Stimpack (Level 1) Starcraft Blaze
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to gain 40 Mana and cause Basic Ability cooldowns to recharge 100% faster for 5 seconds.

Neural Stimpack Icon Neural Stimpack is a strong Talent that allows Blaze to reduce the cooldown of his Basic Abilities by an additional 5 seconds over 5 seconds.

In practice, this effect lets him cast a second round of Abilities when most other Heroes would only have one. If there is no need to pick New Habits Icon New Habits, this short-term power increase to his damage, survivability, and disruptiveness is invaluable in team fights.

Blaze New Habits ?
New Habits (Level 1) Starcraft Blaze

Collecting Regeneration Globes reduces the cooldown of Pyromania by 6 seconds.

Quest: Collect 15 Regeneration Globes.

Reward: Pyromania grants Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

New Habits Icon New Habits is a good Quest-based Talent that, once completed, helps Blaze to deal with crowd control by becoming Unstoppable for 2 seconds when using Pyromania Icon Pyromania. Before completing it, you still get some value from Regeneration Globes as they will reduce the cooldown of your Trait when picked up.

After completing it, New Habits Icon New Habits can be used right before using Combustion Icon Combustion to ensure that it gets channeled for about 2 seconds.

4.

Level 4 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Oil Dispersal
Oil Dispersal (Level 4) Starcraft Blaze

Increase Oil Spill's area by 20%. Each enemy Hero hit by Flame Stream reduces the cooldown of Oil Spill by 0.75 seconds and refunds 5 Mana.

Oil Dispersal Icon Oil Dispersal is a strong Talent that improves the reliability and power of Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill by modestly increasing its area of effect, making it easier to use Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill as a setup for Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion. In addition to that, each enemy Hero hit with Flame Stream Icon Flame Stream will reduce the cooldown of Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill by a small amount and give you some Mana.

Blaze Meltdown ?
Meltdown (Level 4) Starcraft Blaze

Hitting an enemy Hero with Pyromania reduces their damage dealt by 8% for 2.5 seconds, up to 40%.

Meltdown Icon Meltdown is a mediocre Talent that provides you with a respectable damage reduction debuff. Unfortunately, it is gated behind Pyromania Icon Pyromania's long cooldown, making it difficult to justify, especially if not picked in conjunction with New Habits Icon New Habits at Level 1.

Blaze Incinerator Gauntlets ?
Incinerator Gauntlets (Level 4) Starcraft Blaze

Increase Basic Attack area by 15%, and Basic Attack damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters by 50%.

Incinerator Gauntlets Icon Incinerator Gauntlets is a good Talent that increases your Attack Area by a modest amount and your Attack Damage against Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters by a solid amount.

Pick this Talent when you want to boost your waveclear or when you want to clear Mercenary Camps faster, especially if paired with Adrenaline Stimpack Icon Adrenaline Stimpack at Level 1.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Suppressive Fire
Suppressive Fire (Level 7) Starcraft Blaze

Each stream of Flame Stream reduces the Spell Power of Heroes hit by 25% for 4 seconds, up to 50%.

Suppressive Fire Icon Suppressive Fire is a strong Talent that reduces the Spell Power of enemy Heroes hit with Flame Stream Icon Flame Stream by 25% per stream, up to 50% damage and healing reduction.

Blaze Nanomachine Coating ?
Nanomachine Coating (Level 7) Starcraft Blaze

Enemies standing in Oil Spills and Ignited Oil Spills have their Attack Speed reduced by 50% for 3 seconds.

Nanomachine Coating Icon Nanomachine Coating is a situational Talent that offers a lot of value against enemy Heroes that rely on Basic Attacks to deal damage, especially if they lack mobility (such as The Butcher).

Oil Dispersal Icon Oil Dispersal at Level 4 makes it easier to hit enemy Heroes with Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill and therefore to debuff them with this Talent.

Blaze Fuel Leak ?
Fuel Leak (Level 7) Starcraft Blaze

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

Fuel Leak Icon Fuel Leak is a decent Talent that makes Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion leave a trail of Oil Spill right behind Blaze; furthermore, hitting an enemy Hero will generate an additional stain of Oil under them.

Other than occasionally increasing your self-sustain while out of team fights, the additional Oil Spill also increases your survivability during long team fights as you will be able to heal for longer.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Blaze

In this section we discuss when and why to pick a given Heroic Ability. If you want to read how they work and/or you are looking for some tips on how to use them, check the dedicated section in the Abilities and Strategy page.

Blaze Bunker Drop
Bunker Drop (Level 10) Starcraft Blaze
  • Mana: 70
  • Cooldown: 70 seconds

After 0.5 seconds, deploy and enter a Bunker with 1435 (+4% per level) Health. Blaze and his allies can enter and exit the Bunker at will. While in the Bunker, occupants gain access to Flamethrower, dealing 170 damage to enemies in a line.

Exiting the Bunker grants 25 Armor for 2 seconds. Bunkers last 10 seconds, or until destroyed.

Bunker Drop Icon Bunker Drop is Blaze's defensive Heroic Ability choice. Its main purpose is to allow allied Heroes to temporarily disable themselves in exchange for a large shared defensive effect and the ability to deal some damage through a new Flame Stream Icon Flame Stream-like Ability.

Blaze Combustion ?
Combustion (Level 10) Starcraft Blaze
  • Mana: 70
  • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Channel for up to 2.6 seconds. Upon ending, Slow nearby enemies by 60% and deal 55 (+4% per level) 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 40% while Channeling.

Combustion Icon Combustion is Blaze's damage-oriented Heroic Ability choice. If you are running a double Tank or double Healer team composition, feel like your team may lack damage, or have a proper way of setting up for the Ability (such as Void Prison Icon Void Prison), Combustion is an appropriate choice.

New Habits Icon New Habits at Level 1 allows you to channel Combustion without fearing interrupting effects. You just need to use Pyromania Icon Pyromania right before casting Combustion Icon Combustion.

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Level 13 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Grill and Kill ?
Grill and Kill (Level 13) Starcraft Blaze

Increase Ignited Oil Spill damage by 45%.

Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Ignited Oil Spills 30 times.

Reward: Increase Oil Spill's Ignite duration by 2 seconds.

Grill and Kill Icon Grill and Kill is a good Talent that increases both Blaze's damage output against enemies who are standing in Ignited Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill and, once its Quest has been completed, also makes Ignited Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill last longer.

Blaze Adhesive Petroleum ?
Adhesive Petroleum (Level 13) Starcraft Blaze

Enemies standing in Oil Spill when it is Ignited are Slowed by 40% and take 35% more Basic Attack damage from Blaze for 3 seconds. Additionally, Basic Attack splashes Ignite Oil Spills.

Adhesive Petroleum Icon Adhesive Petroleum is a decent Talent that increases your Attack Damage on enemy Heroes standing on Ignited Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill and makes your Basic Attacks automatically Ignite them. To make up for the auto-Ignite feature, Ignited Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill will still Slow enemies, albeit for a slightly lower amount compared to non-Ignited ones.

Blaze Collision Course
Collision Course (Level 13) Starcraft Blaze

Jet Propulsion's collision deals 275 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit.

Collision Course Icon Collision Course is a strong Talent which greatly increases the damage done by Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion to the first enemy Hero hit, making your engage quite powerful at taking down whoever is being focused by your team.

8.

Level 16 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Thermal Protection
Thermal Protection (Level 16) Starcraft Blaze

Each enemy hit by Jet Propulsion grants 10 Armor for 3 seconds and reduces its cooldown by 1.25 seconds.

Thermal Protection Icon Thermal Protection provides Blaze with a large amount of Armor when you need it most, which is to say, after initiating with Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion.

The cooldown reduction provided by this Talent also synergizes well with the Level 13 Talent Fuel Leak Icon Fuel Leak. Thermal Protection may be more powerful than its Heat Treatment Icon Heat Treatment alternative if your team composition features two Healers, as Armor's potency increases as more healing becomes available.

Blaze Heat Treatment ?
Heat Treatment (Level 16) Starcraft Blaze

Heal for 75% of the damage dealt by Pyromania.

Heat Treatment Icon Heat Treatment turns Pyromania Icon Pyromania into an extremely potent self-heal that heals him for approximately 12% of his total Health pool per target hit over Pyromania's 4-second duration, including Minions and Structures. Combined with his Armor and Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill's healing, Heat Treatment can situationally make Blaze very difficult to kill.

Blaze Juggernaut Plating ?
Juggernaut Plating (Level 16) Starcraft Blaze
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to gain 50 Spell Armor for 3 seconds. Upon expiration, gain a Shield equal to 125% of the Spell Damage taken while Juggernaut Plating was active.

Juggernaut Plating Icon Juggernaut Plating is a situational Talent that, once every 30 seconds, can be activated to increase your Spell Armor by a lot for a few seconds. Upon expiration, 125% of the Spell Damage and Percent Damage during that time window will be converted into a Shield.

Consider picking this Talent against team compositions which feature at least one Mage (such as Alarak), so that you will be able to negate a good portion of their damage on you.

9.

Level 20 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Fortified Bunker
Fortified Bunker (Level 20) Starcraft Blaze

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

Fortified Bunker Icon Fortified Bunker allows Bunker Drop Icon Bunker Drop to provide one of the most powerful Armor increase available, provided allied Heroes do decide to enter the Bunker. Blaze players themselves can use this powerful effect by playing very aggressively and drawing fire at little risk.

Blaze Flash Fire ?
Flash Fire (Level 20) Starcraft Blaze

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

Flash Fire Icon Flash Fire allows Combustion Icon Combustion to instantly generate value by granting it an impressive Slowing effect that can often force opponents to use gap closers to escape. Flash Fire also removes the Slowing penalty from Blaze himself, which helps him keep up with potential targets.

Blaze Burn Notice ?
Burn Notice (Level 20) Starcraft Blaze

Basic Attacks Slow enemies by 5% and deal an additional 18 (+4% per level) damage over 2.5 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.

Burn Notice Icon Burn Notice provides Blaze with modest damage increase and a very reliable Slowing effect. Burn Notice is generally picked when your Heroic Ability is on cooldown and you are going for the enemy Core as it provides additional damage on enemy Structures as well.

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Changelog

  • 22 Jul. 2021: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 16 Jun. 2021: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 25 Feb. 2021: New layout.
  • 20 Jan. 2021: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 18 Oct. 2020: Builds updated.
  • 24 Sep. 2020: Builds updated.
  • 20 Jul. 2020: Talents and recommendations reviewed and updated.
  • 03 Jul. 2019: Guide reviewed and updated.
  • 23 May 2019: Updated Talent discussions and recommendations following patch v2.45.1 changes.
  • 03 Dec. 2018: Updated Talent discussions and recommendations following patch v2.40.1 changes.
  • 13 Mar. 2018: Recommended build updated to better reflect metagame state.
  • 09 Feb. 2018: Recommended Talents updated to better reflect metagame state.
  • 28 Jan. 2018: Updated for patch 2.29.9.
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