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Hanzo
Hanzo

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

Basic Info
Title Master Assassin
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Overwatch Overwatch
Price 750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Release Date December 12, 2017
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1323
Health Regen 2.7578
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 0.67
Attack Range 6.5
Attack Damage 188
Data Page

Hanzo, Master Assassin, is an 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, 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: Mobility: Launch
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: Automatic (unpathable terrain)/ Point Target
    Properties: Clamping
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 9
  • 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
10 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: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point Target
    Properties: Channeled cast (mobile), Clamping, Skillshot
    Channel time (max range): 1.25 seconds
    Cast time: 0+Ch+0 seconds
    Minimum range: 6
    Maximum range: 13
  • Storm Bow can be channeled indefinitely, but range increase is limited.
  • Cooldown starts once Storm Bow is reactivated.
Scatter Arrow Icon.png
W
Scatter Arrow
40 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: 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 degrees
  • Hanzo is able to 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 8 seconds. Enemies inside are revealed for 1 second. If Sonic Arrow lands directly on an enemy, it deals 150 damage to them and follows them as they move.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point Target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Revealed
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 20
    Impact radius: 0.5
    Vision radius: 7
    Duration: 5 seconds
Dragonstrike Icon.png
R
Dragonstrike
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 70 damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point Target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (stationary), Clamping
    Channel time: 1.5 seconds
    Cast time: Ch+0 seconds
    Start delay: 1.0 seconds
    Start range: 8
    Travel distance: 36
    Area length: 24
    Area width: 9
    Center area width: 3
    Move speed: 10 / second
  • Interrupting Dragonstrike in its cast period puts the Ability on a 10-second cooldown.
  • Arrow shot at the end of cast animation deals no 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: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    Targeting: Point Target
    Properties: Area of EffectSkillshot, Stun
    Cast time: 0.125 seconds
    Range: Global
    Middle threshold distance: 11
    Long threshold distance: 23
  • Distance meaasured from the point cast.

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
  • Bonus damage from Target Practice is affected by damage modifiers, but not by Scaling.
  • 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 75% of its damage to enemies around its target.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Enemy Minions, Monsters / Enemies (splash)
    Additional properties: Splash
    Splash radius: 3
Serrated Arrows Icon.png
Serrated Arrows
Scatter Arrow deals 100% more damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Enemy Minions, Mercenaries, Monsters
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: Attack modifier
    Affects: Enemy Minions
7
Never Outmatched Icon.png
Never Outmatched
Reduce Scatter Arrow's Mana cost from 40 to 20. Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Scatter Arrow by 2.5 seconds.
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: Damage modifier: Spell Power
    Affects: Self
  • Spell power stacks are granted after the Ability has hit.
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: Damage modifier: Armor
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
10
Dragonstrike Icon.png
Dragonstrike
Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 70 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%.

  • 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
Upon mounting, gain 20% 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 25%. Basic Attacks against Heroes increase the damage of Hanzo's next Storm Bow within 5 seconds by 25%.

    Type: Damage modifier: Buff
    Affects: Self, Ability
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.

    Additional properties: Piercing (x1)
Giant Slayer Icon.png
Giant Slayer
Enemy Heroes hit by Scatter Arrow and Basic Attacks take a bonus 1.5% of their maximum Health as damage.
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 5 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: Damage / Mobility: Teleport, Launch
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Targets
    Targeting: Automatic
    Cast time: Instant
    Teleport range: Global
    Launch range: 12
  • Hanzo is Unstoppable while in air.
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.

    Additional properties: Stun

Skins[edit | edit source]

Hanzo Skins
 
Rare 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
750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Master Assassin
Hanzo Sora.jpg
Free
Sora
Hanzo Dragon.jpg
Free
Dragon
Hanzo Kinoko.jpg
Shard.png 100
Kinoko
Hanzo Demon.jpg
Shard.png 100
Demon
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
Shard.png N/A
Hanzo Farstrider Icebound.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Icebound
Hanzo Farstrider Iron.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Iron
Hanzo Farstrider Holy.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Holy
Hanzo Farstrider Scarlet.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Scarlet

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Hanzo Portraits
 
Carbot Hanzo Portrait.png
Carbot Hanzo
Shard.png 100
Dragonstrike Portrait.png
Dragonstrike
Shard.png 40
Hanzo Emblem Portrait.png
Hanzo Emblem
Shard.png 40
Hanzo Hero Portrait.png
Hanzo Hero
Hanzo Mastery Portrait.png
Hanzo Mastery
Illustrated Hanzo Portrait.png
Illustrated Hanzo
Shard.png 40
Nosferatu Hanzo Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Nosferatu Hanzo
Shard.png 60

Overwatch Hanzo Portrait.png
Overwatch Hanzo
Shard.png 40
Stained Glass Alexstrasza and Hanzo Portrait.png
Stained Glass Alexstrasza and Hanzo

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Hanzo Sprays
 
Carbot Hanzo Spray.png
Carbot Hanzo
Shard.png 100
Dragon Spray.png
Dragon
Shard.png 40
Hanzo Icon Spray.png
Hanzo Icon
Shard.png 40
Hyotan Spray.png
Hyotan
Shard.png 40
Kumo Spray.png
Kumo
Shard.png 40
Sleeping Dragon Spray.gif
Sleeping Dragon
Shard.png 400
Stoic Spray.png
Stoic
Shard.png 40
Wanderer Spray.png
Wanderer
Shard.png 40

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 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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