Genji build used in HGC winning matches in USA, Europe and Asia. Genji hails from the Overwatch universe. In Heroes of the Storm, Genji is a Ranged Assassin able to dive in into enemy players as a hit-and-run tactician. His deflect prevents damage to Genji and damages the attacker.
Genji Build – eSports
Shuriken (Q)Throw 3 Shuriken in a spread pattern, each dealing 68 damage to the first enemy hit.
Stores up to 3 charges. Shuriken's cooldown replenishes all charges at the same time.
Charge Cooldown: 12
DeflectChannel for 1.25 sec, becoming Protected and blocking damage. Any damage blocked while channeling causes Genji to throw a Kunai toward the nearest enemy, prioritizing Heroes and dealing 57 damage.
Swift Strike (E)Dash forward, dealing 224 damage to all enemies in a line. Enemy Heroes who die within 2 sec of being hit with Swift Strike cause the cooldown and mana cost to be refunded.
Cooldown: 12 sec
Cyber Agility (Trait)Activate to jump to target area.
|Swift as the Wind||Hitting an enemy Hero with Swift Strike increases Genji's Movement Speed by 30% for 3 sec.|
|Agile Dismount||While mounted, the range of Cyber Agility is increased by 70% and its cooldown is reduced by 5 sec.|
|Pathfinder||Jumping over terrain with Cyber Agility increases Genji's Movement Speed by 25% for 6 sec.|
|Shuriken Mastery||Quest: Hit enemy Heroes with Shuriken.
Reward: After hitting 35 Heroes, Shuriken damage is increased by 25.
Reward: After hitting 75 Heroes, Cyber Ability now refunds 2 charges of Shuriken.
|Strike at the Heart||Enemies hit by the end of Swift Strike take an additional 161 damage over 2 sec.|
|Dragon Claw||After Genji blocks 386 damage with Deflect, activate to release a Dragon Claw, dealing 222 damage to all nearby enemies.|
|Augmented Guard||When Deflect ends, Genji gains a Shield equal to 50% of the damage blocked for 4 sec.|
|Perfect Defense||Deflected damage reduces the cooldown of Deflect by 2 sec, up to a maximum of 10 sec.|
|Cyber Shield||Using Cyber Agility grants 50 Spell Armor for 2.5 sec.|
|Dodge||Genji dodges 1 Heroic Basic Attack every 8 sec.|
|Dragonblade||Unleash the Dragonblade for 8 sec. While active, Dragonblade can be reactivated to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc, dealing 355 damage. If enemy Heroes are killed within 2 sec of being hit by Dragonblade, Swift Strike's cooldown is reset.
|X-Strike||Perform two slashes dealing 200 damage. The slashes detonate after 1.25 sec causing an additional 400 damage to enemies in their area.
|Shingan||Hitting an enemy with all 3 Shuriken deals 192 bonus damage.|
|Flow Like Water||Each enemy Hero hit with Swift Strike reduces its cooldown by 3 sec.|
|Double Jump||Cyber Agility stores 2 charges but its cooldown is increased by 5 sec.|
|Reflect||Deflect also deals an additional 33% of the damage blocked.|
|Final Cut||After 1 sec, Swift Strike deals an additional 234 damage to all enemies in the area.|
|Steady Blade||Each enemy Hero hit by Swift Strike increases the damage of the next Swift Strike by 20%. This bonus stacks up to 3 times.|
|The Dragon Becomes Me||Each time Dragonblade hits an enemy Hero, the duration of Dragonblade is increased by 1 sec.|
|Living Weapon||Each enemy Hero hit by X-Strike reduces its cooldown by 12 sec.|
|Sharpened Stars||Shuriken now pierce all enemies hit.|
|Zanshin||Quest: Block 6500 damage with Deflect, including damage blocked so far.
Reward: Deflect hits all nearby enemy Heroes.
Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Summit: Genji and Hanamura Map Preview
Blizzard Entertainment provided us video clips of Genji to share with you some of his basic and heroic abilities.
Long range, Genji’s auto-attack launches a single shuriken as three-time rapid-fire shots.
Close range, Genji slashes the target three times per second with his sword.
Genji’s active trait is named Cyber Agility. If you need to escape enemy attacks, or need to surprise the enemy from a bush or across a wall, click the trait, and Genji jumps high in the air, and lands a few yards forward.
Genji’s Q ability is named Shuriken. Throw 3 Shuriken in a spread pattern, damaging up to three targets. The ability stores up to three charges, and its cooldown replenishes all charges at the same time.
Genji’s W ability is named Deflect. Like in Overwatch, Genji is protected, and any damage blocked during 1.25 sec causes Genji to deflect an attack toward the nearest enemy, prioritizing Heroes and dealing damage.
Genji’s E ability is named Swift Strike. Like in Overwatch, Genji dashes forward, dealing damage with his sword to all enemies in a straight line. Enemy heroes who die within 2 seconds after being hit by Swift Strike cause the cooldown and Mana cost to be refunded for more mayhem.
Now let’s take a look at the Heroic Abilities. Dragonblade unleashes a series of six blade-strikes that inflict heavy damage to nearby enemies.
X-Strike is a new heroic ability that slashes an area with a large X, dealing damage to all enemies hit by the X. Very ideal to use in maps with narrow areas like Cursed Hollow and Dragonshire.
Above are Genji’s abilities and talents, and below are Hanamura-themed skins, screenshots and the revamped Uther.
NEW MAP: HANAMURA
It can’t be Hanamura without the pink cherry blossom trees, dojos, and massive bells; but the environment isn’t the only Hanamura trait. The Hanamura map also has mercenaries themed around the ancient japanese culture: like a samurai golem, and the oni-masked ninja three-packs.
Like in Overwatch, you must escort a payload. This payload moves slowly from either the top or the bottom of your base, and is escorted to the center top or bottom of the map (depending where yours started). Upon escorting the payload to the destination, two missiles are launched into the air, striking the enemy’s core. The core in this case, is a serpent dragon statue.
HANAMURA SKINS – CONCEPT ART
Genji and Hanamura are not the only content coming in Heroes 2.0. New Hanamura-themed skins are coming your way. Here you can see the concept art for Hanamura Auriel, Hanamura Zarya, and Oni Genji.
On March 28, during my attendance at the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Summit (held in Laguna Beach, CA), I had the opportunity to see Genji (the new hero coming to the Nexus), and played the revamped Uther in the new Hanamura map. Blizzard Entertainment was kind to send me a recording of my Uther hands-on gameplay to share with you for this preview. We have the Genji abilities & talents, upcoming skin concept art, Genji gameplay screenshots and video showing Genji in action, but also the new Uther revamp gameplay video.
Follow the links below to watch a video of the talent-redesigned Uther in the Hanamura battleground.
|HEROES OF THE STORM 2.0|
|Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Feature Highlights||Cassia the Amazon||Summit Q&A Transcript|
|New Hero: Genji||Uther Revamp|