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Li Li Talents

Last updated on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:49 by Straften 14 comments

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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. Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Conjurer's Pursuit Pro Toss Timeless Creature ? Gale Force ?
4 Healing Ward Mending Serpent ? Mass Vortex Lingering Blind
7 Pitch Perfect The Good Stuff Lightning Serpent Cleanse
10 Jug of 1,000 Cups Water Dragon ?
13 Elusive Feet Hindering Winds ? Surging Winds Shrink Ray ?
16 Shake It Off ? Safety Sprint Two For One Serpent Sidekick
20 Jug of 1,000,000 Cups Double Dragon Kung Fu Hustle Storm Shield
Create your own build and share it with friends!

2. Common Talent Paths

2.1. Damage Build (talent calculator link)

The Damage Build is great for dual Support team compositions. It has much less healing potential than either of the other builds, but delivers the most damage and control. Although you can stack Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds on non-Heroic enemies, the damage will be most impactful when it is dealt to Heroes. Make sure to land Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind on as many Heroes as possible with each cast. The primary drawback of this build is that Surging Winds is the only Talent it has to help sustain Mana. Once you have Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds, your other Abilities should only be used while the Spell Power buff is active. In this way, you can get more value out of every point of Mana spent.

2.2. Healing Build (talent calculator link)

The Healing Build is a good template to use when you are the only Support on your team. It is unmatched by the other builds in healing potential, because it has many Talents invested into Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew. This build is designed to sustain Mana as long as possible, while constantly casting powerful Healing Brews. Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups can be used for quick healing if necessary, or you can hold it to use when you are low on Mana. It is ideal to cast Jug of 1000 Cups while you have full Spell Power stacks from Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds, although this is not always be possible.

2.3. Serpent Build (talent calculator link)

This build helps your allies win trades while they are accompanied by a Cloud Serpent Icon Cloud Serpent. Your Serpents will get optimal value when cast on Heroes who fight in melee range for extended periods. Position yourself so that you can apply Could Serpent and Healing Brew to frontline Heroes, but keep yourself at a safer distance. If multiple allies are missing significant amounts of health, use Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups. This will return their health, enabling them to stay within Cloud Serpent range. Make sure to cast Cloud Serpent right before using your Heroic; Li Li cannot use Basic Abilities while channeling Jug of 1000 Cups.

3. Level 1 Talents

Li Li Conjurer's Pursuit
Conjurer's Pursuit (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Quest: Gathering Regeneration Globes increases your Mana Regeneration by 0.1 per second, up to 2.5 per second.

Reward: After gathering 25 Globes, also increase your maximum Mana by 100.

Li Li Pro Toss
Pro Toss (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases the range of Healing Brew by 30%.

Li Li Timeless Creature ?
Timeless Creature (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases the duration of Cloud Serpent by 50%.

Li Li Gale Force ?
Gale Force (Level 1) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases Blinding Wind damage by 40%.

3.1. Discussion

Conjurer's Pursuit Icon Conjurer's Pursuit allows you to cast your Abilities more frequently by increasing the amount of Mana that you have. Once you are Level 20 and have Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle, having the additional Mana regeneration that Conjurer's Pursuit provides is essential to taking full advantage of Kung Fu Hustle's cooldown reduction. Even without Kung Fu Hustle, Li Li can spend Mana very quickly when using all of her Abilities in team fights. Conjurer's Pursuit is best on maps where you can easily gather Regeneration Globes. If you are on a map where Regeneration Globes are not plentiful, consider taking Timeless Creature or Gale Force instead.

Pro Toss Icon Pro Toss can allow you to stay further away from team fights, but you should remain within range to use your other Abilities and Basic Attacks. The increased range on Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew can also be a downside, since it is harder to isolate Heroes that you want to heal. Pro Toss does not increase the Mana efficiency of any of your Abilities and is not recommended.

Timeless Creature Icon Timeless Creature can be strong when Talenting around Cloud Serpent with Serpent Build. Timeless Creature replaces Conjurer's Pursuit Icon Conjurer's Pursuit as a Mana sustain Talent, by increasing the Mana efficiency of Cloud Serpent. Li Li can deploy two active Serpents with this Talent. In the late game, Timeless Creature Icon Timeless Creature has great synergy with Serpent Sidekick Icon Serpent Sidekick and Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle, allowing Li Li to have up to 4 Serpents out at once.

Gale Force Icon Gale Force provides a significant damage increase to Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind, especially when paired with Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex and Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds. When you take this Talent, you should make sure to pay attention to your Mana reserves. You will not be able to cast Healing Brew as liberally, but you will be able to deal a respectable amount of damage.

4. Level 4 Talents

Li Li Healing Ward
Healing Ward (Level 4) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to place a ward on the ground that heals allies in an area for 2% of their maximum Health every second for 10 seconds.

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

Cloud Serpent heals the friendly unit for 22 (+4% per level) Health each time it attacks.

Li Li Mass Vortex
Mass Vortex (Level 4) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases the number of enemies hit by Blinding Wind from 2 to 4.

Li Li Lingering Blind
Lingering Blind (Level 4) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases the duration of Blinding Wind by 50%.

4.1. Discussion

Healing Ward Icon Healing Ward helps to supplement Li Li's healing by providing you with AoE healing, something that Li Li otherwise lacks. The problem with Healing Ward is that it can be destroyed very easily by enemy AoE damage and Basic Attacks. It can be placed behind your team (and out of range of enemies) but then it will also be difficult for your allies to reach it. Healing Ward is not recommended, because it competes with Talents that are essential for optimal builds.

Mending Serpent Icon Mending Serpent allows you to manually select a target to receive healing, something Healing Brew is not capable of. Mending Serpent is the foundation of the Serpent Build, allowing friendly Heroes to win trades through increased damage and sustain while accompanied by a Serpent. Mending Serpent is not recommended outside of a dedicated Cloud Serpent Build.

Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex doubles the number of targets that Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind can hit. This is very important, as it allows Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds to reach 4 stacks. This extra Spell Power will increase your healing and damage output. Mass Vortex also slightly increases your ability to waveclear. This can be helpful when you are forced to clear Minions, but Blinding Wind should be used primarily against Heroes.

Lingering Blind Icon Lingering Blind will cause enemies to be Blinded 50% longer, whereas Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex will increase the number of enemies afflicted by Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind by 100%. Mass Vortex also synergises more with Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds at Level 13. Lingering Blind is not currently recommended, because it competes with Talents that are essential for optimal builds.

5. Level 7 Talents

Li Li Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect (Level 7) World of Warcraft Li Li

After casting Healing Brew, its cost is reduced by 10 Mana for 6 seconds. This effect does not stack.

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

Healing Brew heals for an additional 60 (+4% per level) Health over 6 seconds.

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

Cloud Serpent's attacks bounce to 3 nearby enemy targets, dealing 14 (+4% per level) damage each.

Li Li Cleanse
Cleanse (Level 7) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to make target ally Unstoppable for 1 second. Cannot be cast on yourself.

5.1. Discussion

Pitch Perfect Icon Pitch Perfect increases the Mana efficiency of Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew by 40% during teamfights, when you will be using it constantly. While it does not directly increase the healing of Healing Brew, it allows Li Li to reach nearly infinite Mana sustain when paired with Conjurer's Pursuit Icon Conjurer's Pursuit. Strongly consider taking Pitch Perfect if you are experiencing Mana sustain issues at this point in the game. It will allow you to continue healing, long after you would have otherwise run out of Mana.

The Good Stuff Icon The Good Stuff effectively increases the amount that Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew heals by between 15% and 30%. The variation depends on how soon you reuse Healing Brew on the same target, as doing so will refresh the duration of The Good Stuff. However, 15% is still a significant increase when you consider that Healing Brew is your main source of healing. The Good Stuff synergises well with Two For One Icon Two For One, because two targets will benefit from the increased healing of each Healing Brew cast.

Lightning Serpent Icon Lightning Serpent increases Cloud Serpent Icon Cloud Serpent's damage potential. The bounce damage can be multiplied in late game team fights, when you have 3 or 4 Serpents out at once. Lightning Serpent is recommended for use in the Serpent Build, or in builds that are more focused on dealing damage than healing. Lightning Serpent does not increase the healing of Mending Serpent Icon Mending Serpent.

Cleanse Icon Cleanse is a great Talent on most Supports, but it is often a bad choice for Li Li. If Li Li is the only Support on a team, she will need The Good Stuff or Pitch Perfect in order to provide decent healing. If she is a secondary Support for a team, the other Support can take Cleanse. This will allow Li Li to take Lightning Serpent or a Healing Brew Talent at this Level instead, which will help the team more. If you feel the need for Cleanse in a matchup and can still change your pick, a different Support Hero would be best. Li Li's kit was not designed to include Cleanse; the other Level 7 Talents are too critical for her various builds.

6. Level 10 Talents

Li Li Jug of 1,000 Cups
Jug of 1,000 Cups (Level 10) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Mana: 100
  • Cooldown: 70 seconds

Rapidly tosses brew to the most injured nearby allies within 10 range, restoring 1632 (+4% per level) Health over 6 seconds.

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 318 (+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

Li Li Elusive Feet
Elusive Feet (Level 13) World of Warcraft Li Li

When Fast Feet is triggered, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 10 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.

This effect has a 10 second cooldown.

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

Blinding Wind also slows enemy Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.

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

Gain 5% Spell Power for 8 seconds for every enemy hit by Blinding Wind. Additional enemies hit refresh the duration of this buff and further increase Spell Power. Stacks up to 4 times.

Li Li Shrink Ray ?
Shrink Ray (Level 13) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to reduce an enemy Hero's damage by 50% and Movement Speed by 50% for 4 seconds.

7.1. Discussion

Elusive Feet Icon Elusive Feet will give you block charges, which will decrease damage you receive from enemy Basic Attacks. This Talent is not generally a good choice, because Li Li can already Blind enemy Heroes to mitigate incoming Basic Attack damage.

Hindering Winds Icon Hindering Winds provides a Slow to all targets that Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind hits. When combined with Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex at Level 4, Hindering Winds is essentially an AoE Slow. This is quite effective, considering Blinding Wind only has a cooldown of 9 seconds. Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds is usually a better Talent to pair with Mass Vortex, as the raw increase of healing and damage is very strong. If you have a teammate who benefits from attacking slowed enemies, this Talent can be useful.

Surging Winds Icon Surging Winds can provide a temporary 20% improvement to your healing and damage from Abilities. With Mass Vortex Icon Mass Vortex at Level 4, you can easily acquire 4 stacks of Surging Winds with each cast of Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind. Stacks of Surging Winds can be gained from hitting any units, not just Heroes. You should use Blinding Wind to gain 4 stacks of Surging Winds before using your Heroic, to increase the amount of healing or damage that it will do.

Shrink Ray Icon Shrink Ray is the strongest option in this tier when using Serpent Build. The other options synergize with Blinding Wind Icon Blinding Wind, which Serpent Build does not focus on. Shrink Ray can be an effective tool when used against high damage melee Heroes, like Illidan, Kerrigan, and Thrall, as well as ranged burst damage Heroes, like Jaina, Kael'thas, and Valla. If timed correctly, it can mitigate a significant portion of a Hero's damage, especially if that Hero relies on casting their Abilities in quick succession to be effective. Shrink Ray can also be used as a means of chasing or disengaging.

8. Level 16 Talents

Li Li Shake It Off ?
Shake It Off (Level 16) World of Warcraft Li Li

Being Stunned or Rooted gives 50 Armor, reducing the damage taken by 50% for 4 seconds.

This effect has a 10 second cooldown.

Li Li Safety Sprint
Safety Sprint (Level 16) World of Warcraft Li Li

Increases Fast Feet's Movement Speed bonus from 10% to 20%.

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 1.5 seconds.

Li Li Serpent Sidekick
Serpent Sidekick (Level 16) World of Warcraft Li Li

Li Li also gains a Cloud Serpent whenever it is cast on another ally.

8.1. Discussion

Shake It Off Icon Shake It Off can be extremely useful when the enemy team has Stuns and Roots. This Talent makes Li Li very hard to catch and kill, considering that she always has Fast Feet Icon Fast Feet to help her run away quickly. Take this Talent if the enemy team has multiple Stuns or Roots.

Safety Sprint Icon Safety Sprint is not recommended. An additional 10% movement speed is not very significant, when weighed against the benefits of the other Talents at this Level.

Two For One Icon Two For One increases Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew's overall healing done by 33% when hitting two targets, but reduces its healing done by 33% when used to heal a single target. Since you are a Support, you should always be with at least one ally and Two For One will always give you 33% increased healing (Li Li and an ally is two Heroes). Sometimes a single ally will be prioritised by the enemy team (Shrink Ray Icon Shrink Ray can be helpful here) and the reduced single-target healing of Two For One will make it difficult to keep them alive. This is when Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups should be used, as it heals drastically more per second than Healing Brew. It is important to note that Li Li is a sustained Healer and (regardless of having Two For One) she will always struggle with burst damage from enemy Heroes.

Serpent Sidekick Icon Serpent Sidekick increases the damage of Cloud Serpent Icon Cloud Serpent (and healing from Mending Serpent Icon Mending Serpent) by increasing the maximum amount of Cloud Serpents on the battlefield by 1. With Timeless Creature Icon Timeless Creature, the limit is increased to 3; and with Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle it is possible to have 4. When you have already invested 3 Talents into Cloud Serpent, there is no better option in this tier. This Talent can also be useful if you are building to focus on damage, even if you aren't building around Cloud Serpent.

9. Level 20 Talents

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 hits two targets 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 Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Fu Hustle (Level 20) World of Warcraft Li Li

Ability cooldowns refresh 150% faster while Fast Feet is active.

Li Li Storm Shield
Storm Shield (Level 20) World of Warcraft Li Li
  • Cooldown: 45 seconds

Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.

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. Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle can provide more healing than this Talent, by greatly reducing cooldowns on Healing Brew Icon Healing Brew and Jug of 1,000 Cups Icon Jug of 1,000 Cups.

Double Dragon Icon Double Dragon will almost always only hit one target, because Water Dragon Icon Water Dragon's delay gives enemies time to spread out. Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle can net you more Water Dragon Icon Water Dragons over time, due to the significantly reduced cooldowns.

Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle is one of the best Talents in the game. Since Fast Feet Icon Fast Feet is proced by any damage (no matter how small) from any source (including Minions and Structures), Kung Fu Hustle will have nearly 100% uptime during team fights. Note that using your Abilities at an increased rate will also dramatically increase your Mana usage, which is why Conjurer's Pursuit Icon Conjurer's Pursuit is a good choice at Level 1.

Storm Shield Icon Storm Shield is outclassed by Kung Fu Hustle Icon Kung Fu Hustle, which can provide more effective healing by significantly reducing the cooldowns of your Abilities. Storm shield can be useful if your team hits Level 20 while pushing the enemy Core, and you are low on Mana. In this rare situation, Storm Shield will allow you to help sustain your team while they end the game.

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