Blizzplanet Preview: Ana Abilities

Ana builds used in Heroes of the Storm eSport events around the world.

Ana build – eSports

SmX - Fnatic GCWC – Playoffs – Day 10 - Game 3 | FNC VS SPT -- Dec 8

Piercing Darts


Mind-Numbing Agent

Nano Boost

Smelling Salts


Nano Infusion
Kyocha - MVP Black BlizzCon HGC 2017 - Group Stage - CE vs MVP Black -- Oct 26

Piercing Darts


Mind-Numbing Agent

Nano Boost

Smelling Salts

Concentrated Doses

Nano Infusion

Grenade Calibration


Mind-Numbing Agent

Eye of Horus

Speed Serum


Dynamic Shooting

Ana Features

Healing Dart (Q)

Fire a dart which heals the first allied Hero hit for 224 health.

Mana: 15
Cooldown: 2 sec

Biotic Grenade (W)

Toss a Grenade at the target area. Allied Heroes hit are healed for 173 Health and receive 25% increased healing from Ana for 4 sec. Enemies hit take 62 damage and receive 100% less healing for 2 sec.

Mana: 50
Cooldown: 16 sec

Sleep Dart (E)

Fire a dart that puts the first enemy Hero hit to Sleep, Stunning them for 3 sec. Sleep's effects end instantly if the target takes damage after the first 0.5 sec. Cannot be used on Vehicles.

Mana: 50
Cooldown: 14 sec

Shrike (Trait)

Basic Attacks apply a Dose to non-Structure enemies, dealing an additional 42 damage over 5 sec, and stacking up to 5 times.

Every 0.5 sec, Ana is healed for 50% of the damage dealt to Heroes by Shrike.

Ana Talents

Grenade CalibrationQuest: Hit enemy Heroes with Biotic Grenade.

Reward: After hitting 10 Heroes, Biotic Grenade does 75% more damage per allied and enemy Hero hit.

Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, Biotic Grenade's duration on allies is increased from 4 seconds to 12 seconds, its healing radius is increased by 100%, and its healing amplification applies to all sources.
Piercing DartsQuest: Hit Heroes with Sleep Dart.

Reward: After hitting 10 Heroes, Sleep Dart now hits 2 Heroes and its range is increased by 25%.

Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, Healing Dart now hits 2 Heroes and its range is increased by 25%.
Detachable Box MagazineQuest: Stack 5 Doses on an enemy Hero.

Reward: After reaching maximum Dosage 5 times, Shrike also heals for the damage it deals to all enemies.

Reward: After reaching maximum Dosage 15 times, unlock the Active Reload Ability, which can be activated to instantly gain 3 charges of Healing Dart.
OverdoseHitting enemy Heroes with Sleep Dart and Biotic Grenade applies 3 Doses.
Aim Down SightsShrike can be activated to increase vision radius by 100% and Basic Attack range by 2 but reduce Movement Speed by 20%. Lasts until canceled.
Air StrikeActivate to use Biotic Grenade with a 275% increased range, but Grenades thrown this way take 3 seconds to land.

Passive: Reduce Biotic Grenade cooldown by 4 seconds.
Temporary BlindnessAfter Sleep Dart's effects wear off, targets are Blinded for 2 seconds.
Mind-Numbing AgentEvery Dose a Hero has reduces their Spell Power by 10%.
Debilitating DartActivate to fire a dart which reduces the damage dealt by the first enemy Hero it hits by 50% for 4 seconds.

Cooldown: 20 sec.
Nano BoostInstantly boost an allied Hero, restoring 200 Mana. For the next 8 seconds, they gain 30% Spell Power and their Basic Ability cooldowns recharge 150% faster. Cannot be used on Ana.

Mana: 60
Cooldown: 60 sec
Eye of HorusAssume a sniping position, gaining the ability to fire up to 6 specialized rounds with unlimited range. Rounds hit the first allied or enemy Hero or enemy Structure in their path. Allies are healed for 422 and enemies are damaged for 246. Deals 50% less damage to Structures.

Ana is unable to move while Eye of Horus is active.

Mana: 45
Cooldown: 45 sec
Speed SerumHealing Dart grants 25% Movement Speed to affected Heroes for 2 seconds.
Purifying DartsHealing Dart removes Roots and Slows from the target, and heals for 20% more when doing so.
Smelling SaltsHealing Dart removes Stuns from the target, and grants them 50 Armor for 2 seconds when doing so.
SharpshooterHealing Dart's healing is increased by 5% each time it heals a Hero, up to 50%. This bonus is reset if Healing Dart fails to hit a Hero.
Concentrated DosesIncrease Healing Dart's healing by 10% for each Dose active on enemy Heroes.
Contact HealingBiotic Grenade heals for 30% more per allied and enemy Hero hit.
Nano InfusionAllies affected by Nano Boost heal for 50% of Spell Damage dealt.
Ballistic AdvantageEye of Horus rounds explodes upon impacting a Hero, healing nearby allies for 658 and dealing 329 damage to nearby enemy Heroes.
Somnolent DosesUpon stacking 5 Doses, Heroes are piut to Sleep for 2 seconds.
Dynamic ShootingBasic Attacks increase Attack Speed by 10% for 4 seconds, up to 100%.
Custom OpticsIncrease the Aim Down Sights Basic Attack range bonus from 2 to 4.


Blizzplanet preview: Ana Press Event

Last week, Blizzplanet was invited to the Heroes of the Storm virtual press event to learn more about the new Volskaya battleground, and the next two heroes planned to come to the Nexus: Ana and Junkrat.


Today, we can share with you details of Ana’s abilities. She is a burst support hero who uses precise skill shots to heal allies and denies enemy healing. At first glance, Ana seems the type of Support Hero many players might want to play often. While she doesn’t have the fast run talent of Li Li, or the knockback of Lt. Morales and Auriel, she has a mean sleeping dart, and a biotic grenade to counter potential assaults on her.

On the healing front, Ana is the second support Hero (out of 13) with two healing basic abilities right off the gate. The other one being Uther. We haven’t heard yet from Blizzard when Ana is coming to the PTR, but based on past hero reveals it is going to be very soon. **Update: Lo and behold, PTR Patch 28 started downloading shortly after this article went online.

The screenshots below show these abilities in action:


Hope you enjoyed this article. Please, support Blizzplanet on Patreon, and follow us in Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for daily Blizzard games news updates.

BlizzCon 2019 Panel Transcripts


Tomas Hernandez is owner of since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.

Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers.

I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for (formerly

***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet’s patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

World of Warcraft® and Blizzard Entertainment® are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment in the United States and/or other countries. These terms and all related materials, logos, and images are copyright © Blizzard Entertainment. This site is in no way associated with or endorsed by Blizzard Entertainment®.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved