Blaze Talents

Last updated on Oct 18, 2020 at 12:00 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 Crossfire Grill and Kill Adhesive Petroleum ?
10 Bunker Drop Combustion ?
13 Suppressive Fire Nanomachine Coating ? Fuel Leak ?
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 New Habits Icon Neural Stimpack Icon ?
Level 4 Oil Dispersal Icon
Level 7 Crossfire Icon
Level 10 Bunker Drop Icon
Level 13 Suppressive Fire Icon Fuel Leak Icon ? Nanomachine Coating 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. New Habits Icon New Habits at Level 1 helps you counter enemy crowd control, but you can replace it with Neural Stimpack Icon Neural Stimpack when not needed.

Basic Attacks Build

Situational
Level 1 Adrenaline Stimpack Icon
Level 4 Incinerator Gauntlets Icon
Level 7 Crossfire Icon
Level 10 Bunker Drop Icon
Level 13 Suppressive Fire Icon Fuel Leak Icon ? Nanomachine Coating 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 it against Mercenaries while also increasing your damage output 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.

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

Activate to gain a Shield that absorbs 530 (+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.

Blaze Neural Stimpack ?
Neural Stimpack (Level 1) Starcraft Blaze
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

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

Blaze New Habits
New Habits (Level 1) Starcraft Blaze

Collecting Regeneration Globes reduces the cooldown of Pyromania by 8 seconds.

Quest: Collect 15 Regeneration Globes.

Reward: Pyromania grants Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

3.1.

Discussion

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.

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 superfluous on a Hero whose survivability is already outstanding.

Neural Stimpack Icon Neural Stimpack is a good Talent that allows Blaze to reduce the cooldown of his Basic Abilities by an additional 5 seconds over 5 seconds. In practice, this lets him cast a second round of Abilities where most other Heroes would only have one. This short-term power increase to his damage, survivability, and disruptiveness is invaluable in team fights.

New Habits Icon New Habits is a strong 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. As a bonus, 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 1 second and refunds 5 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%.

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%.

4.1.

Discussion

Oil Dispersal Icon Oil Dispersal improves the reliability and power of Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill by modestly increasing its area of effect and thus, the overall amount of time enemies are slowed. This indirectly leads to a damage increase as a larger area means more contact with the Ignited area for opponents. Oil Dispersal is generally taken with the Level 13 Talent Nanomachine Coating Icon Nanomachine Coating to improve its uptime. This Talent combo promotes a playstyle where you may wish to hold off on Igniting Oil Spill unless you need to heal yourself.

Meltdown Icon Meltdown provides you with a respectable damage reduction debuff. Unfortunately, it is gated behind Pyromania Icon Pyromania's long cooldown, making it difficult to justify.

Incinerator Gauntlets Icon Incinerator Gauntlets increases your waveclear and, when paired with Adrenaline Stimpack Icon Adrenaline Stimpack, allows you to clear Mercenary Camps effectively.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Crossfire
Crossfire (Level 7) Starcraft Blaze

Hitting an enemy with both streams of Flame Stream deals 139 (+4% per level) bonus damage.

Blaze Grill and Kill
Grill and Kill (Level 7) Starcraft Blaze

Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Ignited Oil Spills 60 times.

Reward: Increase Oil Spill's Ignite duration by 2 seconds, and damage by 20%.

Blaze Adhesive Petroleum ?
Adhesive Petroleum (Level 7) Starcraft Blaze

Enemies standing in Oil Spill when it is Ignited are Slowed by 35% for 3 seconds. Additionally, Basic Attack splashes Ignite Oil Spills.

5.1.

Discussion

Crossfire Icon Crossfire adds a respectable amount of damage to Flame Stream Icon Flame Stream to improve Blaze's otherwise weak burst and single-target damage.

Grill and Kill Icon Grill and Kill is an excellent Talent that increases both Blaze's damage output and survivability. The quest may be difficult to complete while solo laning however.

Adhesive Petroleum Icon Adhesive Petroleum counteracts one of the biggest downside of Igniting Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill by allowing it to Slow enemies regardless. This is an incredible boon that leads to an increase to your damage output and that of your allies on top of providing utility. All that said, an experienced Blaze will not pick this Talent because it is usually better not to Ignite the Oil in order to benefit from a 50% rather than 35% Slow when having this Talent or not at all when not having it.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Blaze

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.

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.

6.1.

Discussion

At this Level, Heroic Abilities become available. Both Heroic Abilities have already been described in the Abilities section.

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.

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. The Level 1 Talent New Habits Icon New Habits allows you to channel Combustion without fearing interrupting effects; simply make sure to use New Habits beforehand, as Combustion prevents you from using other Abilities while being channeled.

7.

Level 13 Talents for Blaze

Blaze Suppressive Fire
Suppressive Fire (Level 13) Starcraft Blaze

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

Blaze Nanomachine Coating ?
Nanomachine Coating (Level 13) Starcraft Blaze

Enemies standing in Oil Spills and Ignited Oil Spills have their Attack Speed reduced by 50% for 2.5 seconds.

Blaze Fuel Leak ?
Fuel Leak (Level 13) 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.

7.1.

Discussion

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.

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 (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. Nanomachine Coating works when the Oil is Ignited as well, so it has synergy with Grill and Kill Icon Grill and Kill at Level 7 too.

Fuel Leak Icon Fuel Leak is a decent Talent that makes Jet Propulsion Icon Jet Propulsion leave a trail of Oil right behind Blaze; furthermore, hitting an enemy Hero will generate an additional stain of Oil under them. Other than increasing your self-sustain while out of team fights, the additional Oil also increases your survivability during long team fights as you will be able to heal for longer, however, it does not add much value during short team fights as you will not need additional Oil Spill Icon Oil Spill during them.

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.

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

Heal for 75% of the damage dealt by Pyromania.

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.

8.1.

Discussion

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 synergises 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.

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.

Juggernaut Plating Icon Juggernaut Plating has niche use against team compositions that feature two or more Ability-based burst damage dealers, including Alarak, Chromie, Genji, Gul'dan, Jaina, Junkrat, Kael'thas, Kel'Thuzad, Kerrigan, Li-Ming, and Nova. Timing Juggernaut Plating right before you are about to take a large amount of damage will not only negate a large part of this damage, but also generate an impressive Shield.

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.

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%.

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.

9.1.

Discussion

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.

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.

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.

10.

Changelog

  • 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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