Heroes of the Storm – Li Li Stormstout Talents

Blizzard Entertainment revealed four new Heroes at PAX East 2014, and within four days made Li Li Stormstout available to play in Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha on April 15th.

Li Li Stormstout is an easy-to-learn support Hero who can heal her allies, and push and blind enemies with the force of a wind gust.


Backstory

li-li-stormstout-portraitBorn upon Shen-zin Su, the Wandering Isle, Li Li Stormstout led a somewhat uneventful life until she began reading the journals of her uncle Chen. Soon, nothing would sate her desire for adventure, exploration, and pestering adventurers around Halfhill.

Cost: heroes-of-the-storm-gold-icon 10,000
Role: Ranged Support
Difficulty: Easy

Origin

Li Li Stormstout was introduced into the Warcraft universe through a graphic novel published by DC Comics, titled World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria. Her story was written by Blizzard publishing lead and New York Times best selling author Micky Neilson, and illustrated by Sean Galloway.

The graphic novel is also available as a digital download for various mobile devices and for the Windows PC.

li-li-stormstout-shopShortly after, Li Li Stormstout was introduced along with Chen Stormstout as an NPC in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria closed beta. She is found originally on the eastern side of the Valley of the Four Winds. There they accompany the player in a long-journey throughout the Valley of the Four Winds, stopping at different locations and providing quests in each hub. The adventure ends at the Stormstout Brewery dungeon.

Li Li Stormstout and her uncle Chen are later seen by the player in the Dread Wastes where we find out the fate of some of their new-found family members.

The official World of Warcraft website also published a prelude to the Mists of Pandaria MMO expansion titled Destination: Pandaria. It features the adventures of Li Li Stormstout as she traveled the world and ultimately reached Pandaria.

 


Abilities

Healing Brew (Q)Toss a refreshing cup of brew to the lowest Health ally within range, prioritizing Heroes over Minions. It restores 113 Health and 21 Mana.

Will not target Li Li.

Mana: 25
Cooldown: 3 seconds
Cloud Serpent (W)Li Li summons a baby Cloud Serpent to assist the target allied Hero. The Cloud Serpent follows the Hero around, attacking nearby enemies for 26 damage.

Mana: 65
Cooldown: 16 seconds
Duration: 12 seconds
Blinding Wind (E)Li Li throws a cloud of Blinding Wind at the 3 nearest enemy Heroes, dealing 62 damage. Minions will be hit if there are not enough Heroes in range. The targets are blinded, missing with their next Basic Attack. The blind debuff lasts 4 seconds.

Mana: 50
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Fast Feet (Combat Trait)After being hit by an enemy attack, Li Li runs 20% faster for 1 second.

 

Talents


Level 1

path-of-the-wizardPath of the WizardYour Hero gains an extra 5 Mana and 0.2 Mana Regen for every level gained.

Passive
gale-forceGale Force (E)Damage dealt by Blinding Wind is increased by 25%.

Passive
mass-vortexMass Vortex (E)Maximum number of targets hit by Blinding Wind increased to 5.
bribeBribeKill enemy minions to gain stacks of Bribe. At 40 stacks, activate to capture target Mercenary camp. Does not work on Golems.
healing-wardHealing WardPlace on the ground to heal allies in an area for 2% of their max Health every second for 10 seconds.

Level 4

bringer-of-giftsBringer of Gifts (W)Casting Cloud Serpent also heals the target for 100 Health and 20 Mana.
lingering-blindLingering Blind (E)Enemies now miss their next 2 basic attacks.
shield-allyShield AllyPlaces a protective shield on an allied Hero, protecting them from 300 damage before breaking. Lasts for 5 seconds.
poison-enemyPoison EnemyPoisons an enemy hero, dealing 180 damage over 6 seconds.

Level 7

first-sipFirst Sip (Q)Li Li is also healed for half the amount of the target.

Passive
the-good-stuffThe Good Stuff (Q)The amount of life restored from Healing Brew is increased by 25%.
calldown-muleCalldown: MULERepairs the target structure, granting it health and ammo over 60 seconds.
clairboyanceClairvoyanceReveal the target area. Enemies in the area are revealed for a short duration.

Level 10

jug-of-1000-cupsJug of 1,000 Cups (R)Rapidly tosses brew to the most injured nearby allies, prioritizing Heroes over Minions. It restores up to 600 Health and 120 Mana over 6 seconds.

Cooldown: 50 seconds
water-dragonWater Dragon (R)Li Li summons a Water Dragon that charges an attack for 3 seconds, then does 310 damage to the nearest enemy Hero. Enemies near the target take half damage.

Cooldown: 60 seconds

Level 13

elusive-feetElusive Feet (Trait)After taking damage, the damage received from the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks is reduced by 50%. Charges last 10 seconds, and this effect has a 10 second cooldown.

Passive
lightning-serpentLightning Serpent (W)Cloud Serpent's Basic Attacks bounce to 3 nearby enemy targets, dealing 7 damage each.
hindering-windsHindering Winds (E)Blinding Wind now also slows targets by 25% for 2 seconds.
shrink-rayShrink RayActivate to reduce an enemy Hero's damage by 50% and Movement Speed by 50% for 4 seconds.
ice-blockIce BlockActivate to place yourself in stasis and gain invulnerability for 3 seconds.

Level 16

magical-essenceMagical EssenceIncreases the range of Healing Brew, Cloud Serpent, and Blinding Wind by 25%.

Passive
herbal-cleanseHerbal Cleanse (Q)Removes all Crowd Control effects and increases the movement speed of the target by 20% for 2 seconds.

Passive
two-for-oneTwo for One (Q)Li Li throws a drink to the 2 lowest health allies near her.
timeless-creatureTimeless Creature (W)Increases the duration of Cloud Serpent by 100%.

Passive
stoneskinStonekinActivate to gain 30% of your max health in Shields for 5 seconds.

Level 20

resurgence-of-the-stormResurgence of the StormUpon dying, revive back at your Altar after 5 seconds. This can occur once every 120 seconds.
bolt-of-the-stormBolt of the StormActivate to teleport to a nearby location.
storm-shieldStorm ShieldActivate to give you and nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max health for 3 seconds.
jug-of-1-000-000-cupsJug of 1,000,000 Cups (R)Li Li throws out twice as many cups over the same duration.

Passive
double-dragonDouble DragonAfter hitting a target with Water Dragon, another dragon is summoned at the point of impact.

 


Voice Over Quotes

“Hi, there!”

“Uh, got something to say?”

“My uncle takes me to the weirdest places.”

“I don’t even know where we are right now.”

“So, have you ever been to Thunder Bluff?”

“The tauren built an entire city on top of a mesa using tents.”

“You know? I wonder … where do they go … you know.”

“So, be careful not to drink too much healing brew. It can make you stupid. And fat. Oh, and lazy.”

“You know the best part about exploring the Nexus? It’s I get to see a new world every twenty minutes or so.”

“So, I was born in the back of a giant turtle that like moves around the ocean. But … what if the ocean was just like this back of a bigger turtle? And … Oh my gosh! What if its like turtles all the way down?”

“Ugh, (sighs) … this … is bohhhring. Let’s go do something.”

“Alright, does anyone else wonder where these weird little minion guys are coming from? I mean … they don’t even talk either.”

“Hello?! Hi!”

“So, do you just go around poking everyone you meet? Cuz, that’s like super-weird.”

“(Sighs) you make me a saaaad panda.”

“umm. ah. hey! Shouldn’t we be fighting? I mean, it’s fun talking and all but … I think our teammates are waiting on us. You know?”

“You know? Did you ever think about getting old, and exploring a little? You know? There’s a whole world out there.”

 


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