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Hanzo
Hanzo

"With every death comes honor. With honor, redemption."

Basic Info
Title Master Assassin
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Easy
Franchise Overwatch Overwatch
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date December 12, 2017
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1323
Health Regen 2.7578
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.75
Attack Speed 0.67
Attack Range 6.5
Attack Damage 198
Data Page


Hanzo, Master Assassin, is a Ranged Assassin hero from the Overwatch franchise. Once heir to the Shimada clan's criminal empire, Hanzo abandoned his birthright after he almost killed his younger brother. He now strives to perfect his skills as a warrior, and sees the Nexus and its endless conflict as the ideal training ground.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Mastering his skills as a bowman and an assassin, Hanzo Shimada strives to prove himself as a warrior without peer.

The Shimada family was established centuries ago, a clan of assassins whose power grew over the years, enabling them to build a vast criminal empire that profited from lucrative trade in arms and illegal substances. As the eldest son of the family's head, Hanzo was bound by duty to succeed his father and rule the Shimada empire. From a young age, he was trained for that responsibility, displaying a natural aptitude for leadership and possessing an innate understanding of strategy and tactics. He also excelled in more practical areas: he was a prodigy in martial arts, swordplay, and bowmanship.

Upon the death of his father just like his mother, the clan elders instructed Hanzo to straighten out his wayward younger brother so that he, too, might help rule the Shimada empire. When his brother refused, Hanzo was forced to kill him. This act broke Hanzo's heart and drove him to reject his father's legacy, ultimately leading him to abandon the clan and all that he had worked so hard to attain.

Now, Hanzo travels the world, perfecting his skills as a warrior, attempting to restore his honor and put the ghosts of his past to rest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Hanzo is a Ranged Assassin who specializes in scouting and taking out enemies from a distance.

Strength[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data Page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Natural Agility Icon.png
D
Natural Agility
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Target unpathable terrain or a Structure to jump to the other side of it.

Type: Movement: Launch
Affects: Self
Targeting: Automatic (unpathable terrain)/ Point Target
Properties: Clamping
Cast time: Instant
Range: 9.0

  • Natural Agility can't be used, if there is no unpathatble terrain between Hanzo and target point, or if there are no viable landing spots in range.
  • Hanzo can't use Natural Agility to jump over player-created objects or friendly Gate.
  • Hanzo always lands 2 range from the edge of the terrain, regardless of its width.
Storm Bow Icon.png
Q
Storm Bow
20 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Activate to charge an arrow that deals 291 damage to the first enemy hit. Storm Bow's range increases the longer it is Channeled. Reactivate to fire.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Targeting: Point Target
Properties: Channeled cast (mobile), Clamping, Skillshot
Cast time: 0 + Ch + 0 seconds
Range:
- Min: 6.0
- Max: 13
Maximum channel: 1.25 seconds

  • Storm Bow can be channeled indefinitely, but range increase is limited.
  • Cooldown starts once Storm Bow is reactivated.
  • Timing a Basic Attack right before Storm Bow ignores the cooldown of the first Basic Attack, which will make for a second Basic Attack after Storm Bow is cast.
Scatter Arrow Icon.png
W
Scatter Arrow
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Fire an arrow that deals 88 to the first enemy Hero hit. Scatter Arrow can collide with terrain and Structures, splitting into 5 arrows that travel extra distance, ricochet up to 4 additional times, and deal 88 damage each to the first enemy hit.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes (initial projectile) / Enemies (bounces)
Targeting: Point Target
Properties: Clamping, Skillshot
Cast time: Instant
Range: 16
Bounce range: 16
Scatter spacing: 9.0 degrees

  • Hanzo is able to see the collision edges of terrain in 16 radius.
  • Scatter Arrow doesn't bounce off of friendly Gate.
Sonic Arrow Icon.png
E
Sonic Arrow
50 Mana Cooldown: 20 seconds
Fire an arrow that grants vision in a large area for 5 seconds. Enemies inside are revealed for 1 second. If Sonic Arrow lands directly on an enemy, it deals 165 damage to them and follows them as they move.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point Target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 20
Radius:
- Hitbox: 0.5
- Vision: 7
Dragonstrike Icon.png
R
Dragonstrike
60 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 84 damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point Target
Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (stationary), Clamping
Cast time: 1.5 (ch) + 0 seconds
Range:
- Initial: 8.0
- Final: 36
Width:
- Full: 9.0
- Center: 3.0
Height: 24
Missile speed: 10
Initial delay: 1.0 seconds

  • Interrupting Dragonstrike in its cast period puts the Ability on a 10-second cooldown.
  • Arrow shot at the end of cast animation is purely visual and deals no damage.
  • Center damage bonus stacks additively with offensive damage modifiers that can affect Dragonstrike's damage.
Dragon's Arrow Icon.png
R
Dragon's Arrow
90 Mana Cooldown: 70 seconds
Fire a missile that travels across the battleground. Explodes upon hitting an enemy Hero, dealing 100 damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. After traveling a medium distance, the damage is increased to 200 and the Stun duration to 1.25 seconds. After traveling a long distance, the damage is increased to 350 and the Stun duration to 2 seconds.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Point Target
Properties: Skillshot, Splash, Stun
Cast time: 0.125 + 0 seconds
Range: Global
Missile speed: 20
Middle threshold distance: 11
Long threshold distance: 23

  • Distance is meaasured from the distance travelled rather than difference to Hanzo's current location.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Target Practice Icon.png
Target Practice
❢ Quest: Hit every enemy Hero with Storm Bow
❢ Reward: After hitting every enemy Hero once with Storm Bow, its range is increased by 30%
❢ Reward: After hitting every enemy Hero 3 times with Storm Bow, its damage is increased by 100.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Ability
Bonus range: 4.9

  • Only affects maximum range.
  • Channel time for maximum range remains the same.
Simple Geometry Icon.png
Simple Geometry
❢ Quest: Hit a Hero with multiple arrows from the same Scatter Arrow cast 20 times. Each arrow hit after the second grants additional progress.
❢ Reward: Upon hitting terrain for the first time, Scatter Arrow creates two additional arrows.
Redemption Hanzo Icon.png
Redemption
❢ Quest: Every 2 Basic Attacks against the same Hero within 10 seconds grants 1 Redemption, stacking up to 12. Dying decreases Redemption by 3 and Redemption can be lost at mamimum stacks.
❢ Reward: At 12 Redemption, gain 50% Attack Speed.
4
Explosive Arrows Icon.png
Explosive Arrows
Upon hitting a Minion or Monster, Storm Bow deals 60% of its damage to enemies around its target.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Minions, Monsters / Enemies (splash)
Properties: Splash
Radius: 3.0
Serrated Arrows Icon.png
Serrated Arrows
Scatter Arrow deals 100% more damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.

Type: Offenisve damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Minions, Mercenaries, Monsters

  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Scatter Arrow's damage.
Ignore All Distractions Icon.png
Ignore All Distractions
Basic Attacks instantly kill Minions and increase Hanzo's Basic Attack range by 2 for 3 seconds.

Type: Instant kill
Affects: Enemy Minions
Properties: Attack Modifier
7
The Dragon Hungers Icon.png
The Dragon Hungers
Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow grants 5% Spell Power for 10 seconds, stacking up to 20%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Spell Power

  • Spell power stacks are granted after the Ability has hit.
  • Spell Power stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage and healing modifiers affecting Hanzo's Spell damage or healing output.
Never Outmatched Icon.png
Never Outmatched
Reduce Scatter Arrow's Mana cost from 40 to 20. Basic Attacks against Heroes lower the cooldown of Scatter Arrow by 3 seconds.
Sharpened Arrowheads Icon.png
Sharpened Arrowheads
Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow or Basic Attacks reduces their Armor by 2 for 3 seconds, up to a maximum reduction of 20 Armor.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Applies the armor reduction for Storm Bow before the Storm Bow damage is dealt.
  • Stacks with itself but not with other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
10
Dragonstrike Icon.png
Dragonstrike
Cooldown: 60 seconds
After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 78 damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage.
Dragon's Arrow Icon.png
Dragon's Arrow
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Fire a missile that travels across the battleground. Explodes upon hitting an enemy Hero, dealing 100 damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. After traveling a medium distance, the damage is increased to 200 and the Stun duration to 1.25 seconds. After traveling a long distance, the damage is increased to 350 and the Stun duration to 2 seconds.
13
Fleet of Foot Icon.png
Fleet of Foot
Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow grants 10% Movement Speed for 6 seconds, up to 30%.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self

  • Consecutive hits refresh the duration.
Ninja Assassin Icon.png
Ninja Assassin
Hitting Heroes with Storm Bow lowers Natural Agility's Cooldown by 10 seconds. Additionally, Hero Takedowns reset Natural Agility's cooldown.
Mounted Archery Icon.png
Mounted Archery
Reduce the cooldown of Summon Mount by 2 seconds. Upon mounting, gain 25% additional Movement Speed for 5 seconds. Using Natural Agility instantly mounts.
16
Flawless Technique Icon.png
Flawless Technique
Hitting Heroes with Storm Bow increases the damage of Hanzo's next Basic Attack within 5 seconds by 40%. Basic Attacks against Heroes increase the damage of Hanzo's next Storm Bow within 5 seconds by 40%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self, Ability
  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers.
  • Piercing Arrows Icon.png
    Piercing Arrows
    Storm Bow and Scatter Arrow pierce, hitting an additional enemy. Additionally, Scatter Arrow can pierce through 1 enemy each time it ricochets.

    Properties: Piercing (x1)
    Giant Slayer Icon.png
    Giant Slayer
    Enemy Heroes hit by Scatter Arrow and Basic Attacks take a bonus 2% of their maximum Health as damage.

    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    Properties: Attack Modifier
    20
    The Dragon Awakens Icon.png
    The Dragon Awakens
    Hitting a Hero with Storm Bow, Scatter Arrow, or Basic Attack reduces the cooldown of Dragonstrike by 4 seconds.
    Play of the Game Icon.png
    Play of the Game
    While in flight or for up to 2 seconds after impacting a target, Dragon's Arrow can be reactivated to teleport to its location and jump backwards. If used after impact, Hanzo shoots arrows that deal 263 damage to each target hit by the impact.

    Type: Spell damage / Movement: Teleport, Launch
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Targets
    Targeting: Automatic
    Cast time: Instant
    Range:
    - Teleport: Global
    - Launch: 12

    • Hanzo is Unstoppable while in air after being teleported.
    Perfect Agility Icon.png
    Perfect Agility
    Natural Agility gains a 2nd charge and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.
    Bullseye Hanzo Icon.png
    Bullseye
    Increase Sonic Arrow's speed and center radius by 100%. Additionally, Heroes hit by Sonic Arrow's center are Stunned for 1 second.

    Type: Crowd control
    Affects: Enemies
    Properties: Stun

    Skins[edit | edit source]

    Hanzo Skins
     
    Rare / Epic Master Assassin
    Backstory: Once heir to the Shimada clan's criminal empire, Hanzo abandoned his birthright after he almost killed his younger brother. He now strives to perfect his skills as a warrior, and sees the Nexus and its endless conflict as the ideal training ground.
    Hanzo Master Assassin.jpg
    Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
    Master Assassin
    Hanzo Sora.jpg
    Free
    Sora
    Hanzo Dragon.jpg
    Free
    Dragon
    Hanzo Kinoko.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Kinoko
    Hanzo Demon.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Demon

    Hanzo Spectral Demon.jpg
    Gem.png375 / Shard.png450
    Limited-Time OfferSpectral Demon
    Legendary Delta
    Backstory: Cpt. Shimada had his mission: to eliminate the Viper leader known as Deathfang, his brother. The government expected him to fail, but they made a mistake... they didn't realize they were dealing with Hanzo.
    Features: Themed abilities, themed animations.
    Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Viper organization skins.
    Hanzo Delta.jpg
    Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
    Hanzo Delta Blackout.jpg
    Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
    Blackout
    Hanzo Delta Veteran.jpg
    Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
    Veteran
    Epic Farstrider
    Backstory: Like most farstriders, Hanzo feels more at home in the wilds than within the walls of Quel'Thalas. He diligently hones his skills in archery in preparation for the day he is named Ranger-General.
    Features: Themed abilities.
    Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
    Hanzo Farstrider.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Hanzo Farstrider Icebound.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Icebound
    Hanzo Farstrider Iron.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Iron
    Hanzo Farstrider Holy.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Holy
    Hanzo Farstrider Scarlet.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Scarlet

    Portraits[edit | edit source]

    Hanzo Portraits
     
    Carbot Hanzo Portrait.png
    Carbot Hanzo
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Delta Hanzo Portrait.png
    Delta Hanzo
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Dragonstrike Portrait.png
    Dragonstrike
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Hanzo Emblem Portrait.png
    Hanzo Emblem
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Hanzo Hero Portrait.png
    Hanzo Hero
    Hanzo Mastery Portrait.png
    Hanzo Mastery
    Illustrated Hanzo Portrait.png
    Illustrated Hanzo
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

    Nosferatu Hanzo Portrait.png
    Fall of King's Crest Nosferatu Hanzo
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Overwatch Hanzo Portrait.png
    Overwatch Hanzo
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Stained Glass Alexstrasza and Hanzo Portrait.png
    Stained Glass Alexstrasza and Hanzo

    Sprays[edit | edit source]

    Hanzo Sprays
     
    Carbot Hanzo Spray.png
    Carbot Hanzo
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Dragon Spray.png
    Dragon
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Hanzo Icon Spray.png
    Hanzo Icon
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Hyotan Spray.png
    Hyotan
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Kumo Spray.png
    Kumo
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Sleeping Dragon Spray.gif
    Sleeping Dragon
    Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
    Stoic Spray.png
    Stoic
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Toy Stormbow Spray.png
    Toys Toy Stormbow
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Wanderer Spray.png
    Wanderer
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

    Emojis[edit | edit source]

    Hanzo Pack 1 Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Happy.png Hanzo Pack 2 Emoji Hanzo Pack 2 Hanzo Angry.png
    Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Happy.png Hanzo Happy :hanzohappy:
    :hanzhappy:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 2 Hanzo Angry.png Hanzo Angry :hanzoangry:
    :hanzangry:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo ROFL.png Hanzo ROFL :hanzolol:
    :hanzorofl:
    :hanzlol:
    :hanzrofl:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 2 Hanzo Cool.png Hanzo Cool :hanzocool:
    :hanzcool:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Sad.png Hanzo Sad :hanzosad:
    :hanzsad:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 2 Hanzo Oops.png Hanzo Embarrassed :hanzooops:
    :hanzoembarrassed:
    :hanzoops:
    :hanzembarrassed:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Silly.png Hanzo Silly :hanzosilly:
    :hanzsilly:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 2 Hanzo Love.png Hanzo in Love :hanzolove:
    :hanzoinlove:
    :hanzlove:
    :hanzinlove:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Meh.png Hanzo Speechless :hanzomeh:
    :hanzospeechless:
    :hanzmeh:
    :hanzspeechless:
    Emoji Hanzo Pack 2 Hanzo Surprised.png Hanzo Surprised :hanzowow:
    :hanzosurprised:
    :hanzwow:
    :hanzsurprised:

    Quotes[edit | edit source]

    Main article: Hanzo/Quotes


    Development[edit | edit source]

    Reference material for Hanzo was provided by the Overwatch development team. The size of his bow was increased and his chest and shoulders were made a little bit more beefy to give him a recognizable silhouette from the distance.[1]

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • Hanzo made his debut with Alexstrasza, during the Dragons of the Nexus event which was announced during BlizzCon 2017.
      • However, his actual debut was in Overwatch (May 2016).
    • Hanzo is voiced by Paul Nakauchi.
    • Hanzo hails from Japan, and is 38 years old.
      • He is also the fourth Overwatch Ranged Assassin hero, after Tracer, Genji, and Junkrat.
      • The Farstrider Hanzo has a phoenix tattoo instead, and the Dragonstrike summons a pair of mana wyrms.
    • One of Hanzo's gag quotes references the martial arts movie Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (October 2003).
      • Hanzo's dance derives from Soran Bushi, a Japanese traditional fisherman's dance.[2]
      • Additionally, the Overwatch Anniversary event contained the Fisherman Dance as an unlockable emote.
    • Hanzo's Home Screen music is from the beginning of the Overwatch animated short Dragons.

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

    General[edit | edit source]

    Abilities[edit | edit source]

    Videos[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 2017-11-23, BlizzCon 2017 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-11-26
    2. 2017-11-07, BlizzCon 2017 Heroes of the Storm Interview | Blizzplanet. YouTube, accessed on 2017-11-15

    External links[edit | edit source]


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