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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 1375
Health Regen 2.8632
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.6875
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[]

Overwatch This section concerns content exclusive to the Overwatch universe.

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[]

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

Strength[]

Weaknesses[]

Abilities[]

See Data Page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Natural Agility Icon.png
D
Natural Agility
Cooldown: 25 seconds

Target unpathable terrain or a Structure to jump to the other side of it.


Type: Movement: Launch
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping
Cast time: Instant
Range: 9.0
Leap duration: 0.6875 seconds

  • Natural Agility cannot be used, if there is no unpathatble terrain between Hanzo and target point, or if there are no viable landing spots in range.
  • Hanzo cannot use Natural Agility to jump over pathing blockers or friendly Gates.
  • Hanzo always lands at 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
Cast time: 0 + CH + 0 seconds
Range:
- Minimum: 6.0
- Maximum: 13
Maximum channel: 1.25 seconds

  • Storm Bow can be channeled indefinitely, but its range stops increasing after 1.25 seconds.
  • 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 cause a second Basic Attack to be launched right after Storm Bow is cast.
  • The Command Queue system (by default, shift) may be used to hold the range increase from this Ability indefinitely by continuing to hold down that key (bypassing the 1.25 second channel needed to extend its range normally). However, this means Hanzo cannot do anything but move and cast Storm Bow while taking advantage of this.
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) / Non-Structure enemies (bounces)
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Skillshot
Cast time: Instant
Range: 16
Missile speed: 34
Bounce range: 16
Scatter spacing: 9.0 degrees

  • Neither initial projectile nor the ricocheting arrows can ever damage Structures, but only bounce off of them.
  • Hanzo is able to see the collision edges of terrain in 16 radius.
  • Scatter Arrow does not bounce off of pathing blockers or friendly Gates.
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: 7.0
Flight time: 1.5 seconds
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 75% increased 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, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes (initial) / Enemies (splash)
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 measured from the distance traveled rather than the difference from Hanzo's current location.
  • Enemies that are immune to Skillshots cannot be hit by the initial projectile, but can still be affected by the splash, as long as they are not also immune to AoE.

Talents[]

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.


Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier (stacking), Attack Speed

  • Stacks additively with other effects that can affect Hanzo's 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: Enemies (splash)
Properties: Splash
Radius: 3.0

  • The splash damage affects all enemies, but can only trigger, when Storm Bow hits a Minion or Monster.
  • The splash does not trigger other Talents that interact with Storm Bow, but can benefit from damage increases that affect Hanzo or Storm Bow specifically.
Serrated Arrows Icon.png
Serrated Arrows

Scatter Arrow deals 100% more damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.


Type: Offensive 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 12 seconds, stacking up to 20%.


Type: Offensive damage modifier, Healing dealt modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Spell Power

  • Spell Power stacks are granted after the Ability has hit.
  • Spell Power from The Dragon Hungers stacks additively with itself and other sources of Spell Power as well as other offensive damage and healing dealt 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 3 for 3 seconds, up to a maximum reduction of 20 Armor.


Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • The Armor reduction from Storm Bow is applied before the damage is dealt, and the Armor reduction from Basic Attacks after.
  • Storm Bow does not apply Armor reduction if Hanzo is Blinded or if the target is Evading, even though those status effects are only supposed to affect Basic Attacks.
  • Stacks additively 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 75% increased 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.


Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Movement Speed

  • Stacks additively with Mounted Movement Speed bonus, but not with other sources of Movement Speed.
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
Properties: Attack Modifier
  • Damage bonuses stack 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.

    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.


    Type: Spell Damage
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    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: Enemies
    Targeting: No target (automatic)
    Cast time: Instant
    Range:
    - Teleport: Global
    - Launch: 12
    Leap duration: 0.75 seconds

    • 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
    Bonus radius: 0.5
    Flight time reduction: 0.75 seconds

    Builds and guides[]

    Icy Veins Hanzo Guide

    Hanzo Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

    Hanzo Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

    Skins[]

    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[]

    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[]

    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[]

    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[]

    Main article: Hanzo/Quotes


    Development[]

    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[]

    • 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[]

    General[]

    Abilities[]

    Videos[]

    References[]

    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[]


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