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Li Li Talents

Last updated on May 10, 2018 at 08:51 by Straften 23 comments

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Li Li Image

General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for playing Li Li in a competitive environment in Heroes of the Storm. For each talent, we explain what they do and why they should or should not be taken.

The other pages of our Li Li guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About the Author

Straften is a Grand Master ranked player in both Hero League and Team League. He has a passion for theorycrafting, and regularly tests new features early on the PTR. He explains his strategy, reasoning, and implementation in these guides.

1. Li Li's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Free Drinks ? Wind Serpent Eager Adventurer
4 Serpent Sidekick ? Hindering Winds Safety Sprint ?
7 The Good Stuff Lightning Serpent ? Let's Go!
10 Jug of 1,000 Cups Water Dragon ?
13 Gale Force Surging Winds ? Mass Vortex ?
16 Two For One ? Pick Me Up Blessings Of Yu'lon ?
20 Jug of 1,000,000 Cups ? Double Dragon ? Mistweaver Shake It Off ?
Create your own build and share it with friends!

2. Li Li's Common Talent Paths

2.1. Blinding Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Wind Serpent Icon
Level 4 Hindering Winds Icon
Level 7 The Good Stuff Icon Let's Go! Icon ?
Level 10 Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon
Level 13 Gale Force Icon
Level 16 Pick Me Up Icon
Level 20 Mistweaver Icon

With the Blind build, Li Li can keep enemies blind for long periods of time. Wind Serpent Icon Wind Serpent causes Cloud Serpent to cast a Blinding Wind at an enemy near your Cloud Serpent target. The key here is that this extra Blinding Wind will benefit from Blinding Wind Talents at later Levels. Wind Serpent pairs very well with Hindering Winds Icon Hindering Winds, because you can keep enemies blind and slowed for several seconds by alternating between Blinding Wind and Cloud Serpent. Taking Gale Force Icon Gale Force with Wind Serpent will allow you to deal bonus damage to blind enemies, and will keep them blind longer.

2.2. Healing Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Free Drinks Icon
Level 4 Hindering Winds Icon
Level 7 The Good Stuff Icon Let's Go! Icon ?
Level 10 Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon
Level 13 Mass Vortex Icon
Level 16 Pick Me Up Icon
Level 20 Mistweaver Icon

The Healing Build is a good template to use when you are the only Support on your team. This build is designed to sustain Mana as long as possible, while constantly casting Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew. The Good Stuff Icon The Good Stuff will passively increase the healing of each brew. Let's Go! Icon Let's Go! may be taken at Level 7 instead if you wish to cleanse crowd-control. Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups can be used for quick healing as needed, and can be cancelled to lower its cooldown. Pick Me Up Icon Pick Me Up and Mistweaver Icon Mistweaver give excellent late game healing. Hindering Winds Icon Hindering Winds and Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex round out the build by giving you a bit of offensive power.

2.3. Serpent Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Eager Adventurer Icon
Level 4 Serpent Sidekick Icon
Level 7 Lightning Serpent Icon
Level 10 Water Dragon Icon
Level 13 Mass Vortex Icon
Level 16 Blessings Of Yu'lon Icon
Level 20 Double Dragon Icon

This build helps you to deal damage while supporting your team, and is best taken when you are not the only healer on your team. Your Serpents will get optimal value when cast on Heroes who fight in melee range for extended periods. Position yourself near the maximum range of your Abilities, so that you can constantly harrass enemies. Taking damage will give you longer cooldown reduction and increased mana regeneration, thanks to Eager Adventurer Icon Eager Adventurer. Be careful not to be too eager, respecting stuns and roots that can result in misfortune. With this in mind, try to apply Basic Attacks whenever possible. Cloud Serpent will attack targets with you. Water Dragon Icon Water Dragon can be used to secure kills on Heroes who are out of position, and is also effective during team fights. Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex is also strong in team fights, where it is easy to trigger its bonus damage.

3. Level 1 Talents for Li Li

Li Li Free Drinks ?
Free Drinks (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Healing Brew's cooldown is reduced by 1 second and its Mana cost is refunded if it heals a Hero under 50% Health.

Li Li Wind Serpent
Wind Serpent (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Casting Cloud Serpent also launches a Blinding Wind at the nearest enemy to the target (prioritizing Heroes).

Li Li Eager Adventurer
Eager Adventurer (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increase Fast Feet's duration by 100% and increase Mana regeneration by 100% while Fast Feet is active.

3.1. Discussion

Free Drinks Icon Free Drinks can be extremely powerful if the enemy team lacks any kind of burst damage to secure kills with. While this situation is rare, it is worth mentioning. Usually, you will get more value from Eager Adventurer Icon Eager Adventurer, which also accomplishes cooldown reduction and mana sustain. The difference is that Eager Adventurer's benefits are not limited to low health allies. This Talent is incredible when the situation is right for it, but is not recommended generally.

Wind Serpent Icon Wind Serpent causes Cloud Serpent to cast a Blinding Wind at an enemy near your Cloud Serpent target. The key here is that this extra Blinding Wind will benefit from Blinding Wind Talents at later Levels. Wind Serpent pairs very well with Hindering Winds Icon Hindering Winds, because you can keep enemies blind and slowed for several seconds by alternating between Blinding Wind and Cloud Serpent. Taking Gale Force Icon Gale Force with Wind Serpent will allow you to keep enemies blind even longer.

Eager Adventurer Icon Eager Adventurer gives you additional duration on Fast Feet, and increases your mana regeneration while Fast Feet is active. You will inevitably take damage frequently throughout each match; this Talent gives you a mana return each time.

4. Level 4 Talents for Li Li

Li Li Serpent Sidekick ?
Serpent Sidekick (Level 4) World of Warcraft Li Li

Cloud Serpent's duration is increased by 0.6 seconds every time it attacks a Hero.

Li Li Hindering Winds
Hindering Winds (Level 4) World of Warcraft Li Li

Blinding Wind Slows enemy Hero Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.

Li Li Safety Sprint ?
Safety Sprint (Level 4) World of Warcraft Li Li

Activate to gain Fast Feet for 3 seconds and increase its Movement Speed bonus to 30% while active.

Passive: Increase the movement speed bonus of Fast Feet to 15%.

4.1. Discussion

Serpent Sidekick Icon Serpent Sidekick is a great way to get a little more healing out of each Cloud Serpent. Cloud Serpents will remain much longer during team fights and smaller skirmishes.

Hindering Winds Icon Hindering Winds does not seem like much at first glance, but is a good Talent when you think about it. People typically try to briefly disengage when Blinded, in order to avoid poor trades. This Talent allows you and your allies to continue delivering Basic Attacks to the slowed targets, who would otherwise be able to reposition until the Blind's expiration.

Safety Sprint Icon Safety Sprint allows you to move at mounted speed for 3 seconds, and to benefit from Fast Feet Icon Fast Feet without taking damage. Safety Sprint also slightly increases the movement speed bonus of Fast Feet's passive component. When combined with Eager Adventurer Icon Eager Adventurer, Safety Sprint can make you much more mobile during team fights.

5. Level 7 Talents for Li Li

Li Li The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff (Level 7) World of Warcraft Li Li

Healing Brew heals for an additional 42 (+4% per level) over 3 seconds. While Fast Feet is active, this heal amount is increased by 100%.

Li Li Lightning Serpent ?
Lightning Serpent (Level 7) World of Warcraft Li Li

Cloud Serpent attacks bounce to hit 2 additional Heroes for 50% damage and healing.

Li Li Let's Go!
Let's Go! (Level 7) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to heal an allied Hero for 140 (+4% per level) and make them Unstoppable for 1 second. Let's Go's cooldown is affected by Fast Feet.

Cannot be used on Li Li.

5.1. Discussion

The Good Stuff Icon The Good Stuff effectively increases the amount that each Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew heals by about 23%. The additional healing is doubled while Fast Feet is active. It is a significant increase when you consider that Healing Brew is your primary healing Ability. The Good Stuff synergises well with Two For One Icon Two For One, because two Heroes can recieve the additional healing from each cast of Healing Brew.

Lightning Serpent Icon Lightning Serpent increases Cloud Serpent Icon Cloud Serpent's damage potential. Lightning Serpent is recommended for use in the Serpent Build.

Let's Go! Icon Let's Go! is a fantastic Talent that can save allies by making them temporarily immune to crowd control effects. Unlike other Talents in the game that cleanse crowd control, this one also heals the beneficiary. Additionally, Fast Feet can reduce the cooldown of Let's Go! significantly. If the enemy team has more than one Stun or Root, definitely take this Talent.

6. Level 10 Talents for Li Li

Li Li Jug of 1,000 Cups
Jug of 1,000 Cups (Level 10) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Channel for up to 6 seconds. Every 0.25 seconds, heal the lowest Health nearby allied Hero for 70 (+4% per level) Health and increase the cooldown of Jug of 1,000 Cups by 2 seconds, up to 50.

Li Li Water Dragon ?
Water Dragon (Level 10) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Mana: 50
  • Cooldown: 45 seconds

Li Li channels for 2 seconds, summoning a Water Dragon that hits the nearest enemy Hero within 12 range and all enemies near them, dealing 300 (+4% per level) damage and slowing their Movement Speed by 70% for 4 seconds.

6.1. Discussion

Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups provides a massive amount of healing for you and your team. It is the recommended Heroic whenever you are the only healer on your team.

Water Dragon Icon Water Dragon is best taken when there is another healer on your team. If you are the only healer, it is usually best to take Jug of 1000 Cups instead. Water Dragon is great for builds that are structured to optimize Li Li's damage.

7. Level 13 Talents for Li Li

Li Li Gale Force
Gale Force (Level 13) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increase Blinding Wind's duration by 1 second. Li Li's Basic Attacks against Blinded Heroes deal 75% increased damage.

Li Li Surging Winds ?
Surging Winds (Level 13) World of Warcraft Li Li

If Blinding Wind hits 2 Heroes, its cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds and Li Li gains 10% Spell Power for 10 seconds.

Li Li Mass Vortex ?
Mass Vortex (Level 13) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increase the number of enemies hit by Blinding Wind from 2 to 3. Blinding Wind deals 75% additional damage if all 3 enemies hit are Heroes.

7.1. Discussion

Gale Force Icon Gale Force is great against Heroes who primarily deal damage via Basic Attacks. The additional blind duration and damage against blinded Heroes will help you to trade even more efficiently with these enemies.

Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds can provide a temporary 10% improvement to your healing and damage from Abilities if both winds hit enemy Heroes. This is the only Talent at this Level that can increase your healing, so take it if you need even more healing potential.

Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex is primarily useful for its bonus damage. If you need to increase your damage output during team fights, take this. Mass Vortex also has strong synergy with Hindering Winds Icon Hindering Winds, because this combination of Talents allows you to slow up to 3 Heroes with each cast instead of 2.

8. Level 16 Talents for Li Li

Li Li Two For One ?
Two For One (Level 16) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases the number of allies healed by Healing Brew to 2, but increases the cooldown by 1 second.

Li Li Pick Me Up
Pick Me Up (Level 16) World of Warcraft Li Li

Healing Brew's healing for Heroes is increased by 33% if they are under 50% Health.

Li Li Blessings Of Yu'lon ?
Blessings Of Yu'lon (Level 16) World of Warcraft Li Li

Cloud Serpent heals its bearer for 1.25% of their maximum Health each time it attacks.

8.1. Discussion

Two For One Icon Two For One increases Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew's overall healing done when healing two targets, but reduces its healing done when used to heal a single target. Since you are a Support, you should always be with at least one ally where Two For One will always get some value. Sometimes a single ally will be prioritised by the enemy team and the increased cooldown of Healing Brew can make it difficult to keep them alive. This is why Pick Me Up Icon Pick Me Up is a great option, especially when used with Let's Go! Icon Let's Go!.

Pick Me Up Icon Pick Me Up increases the single target healing of Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew when it counts the most. Whenever an ally is low on health, this Talent will give much stronger healing to the recipient. This Talent works well with Let's Go! Icon Let's Go! and Mistweaver Icon Mistweaver when you are facing burst damage.

Blessings Of Yu'lon Icon Blessings Of Yu'lon is a great way to keep frontline warriors healthy, as it is more effective on Heroes with larger health pools. It should be paired with Serpent Sidekick Icon Serpent Sidekick for best results, but does not require a full serpent build in order to be effective.

9. Level 20 Talents for Li Li

Li Li Jug of 1,000,000 Cups ?
Jug of 1,000,000 Cups (Level 20) World of Warcraft Li Li

Jug of 1,000 Cups heals two allies at a time.

Li Li Double Dragon ?
Double Dragon (Level 20) World of Warcraft Li Li

After hitting a target with Water Dragon, another Water Dragon is summoned at the point of impact.

Li Li Mistweaver
Mistweaver (Level 20) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to heal nearby allied Heroes for 165 (+4% per level). Basic Attacks and Cloud Serpent attacks reduce the cooldown of Mistweaver by 1 second.

Li Li Shake It Off ?
Shake It Off (Level 20) World of Warcraft Li Li

Gain 8 Armor per second while Fast Feet is active, up to 30 Armor.

9.1. Discussion

Jug of 1,000,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000,000 Cups invests more power into Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups, an Ability that can be completely negated if it is interrupted. Mistweaver Icon Mistweaver can not be countered this way, and delivers its healing instantly. If you require additional healing output, Mistweaver is usually a better option.

Double Dragon Icon Double Dragon is good option if you need to increase your damage and crowd control during team fights. Its low cooldown means that it should be available for every team fight at this stage in the game.

Mistweaver Icon Mistweaver is a great way to increase your healing output. It heals almost as much as Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew, but can hit multiple allies instantly. Mistweaver can help Li Li to deal with burst damage, something she otherwise struggles to mitigate.

Shake It Off Icon Shake It Off gives Li Li Armor in addition to the movement speed and cooldown reduction of Fast Feet. This Talent allows Li Li to trade even better, and has strong synergy with other Talents that benefit from Fast Feet being active.

10. ChangeLog

  • 10 May 2018: Updated Talent discussion to reflect balance patch.
  • 27 Mar. 2018: Updated Wind Serpent to reflect functionality change in Fenix patch.
  • 16 Nov. 2017: Updated Wind Serpent and The Good Stuff discussions.
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