Next Heroes of the Storm DLC Character Revealed

Zul'jin is coming to the PC MOBA early next month.


The next DLC character for Blizzard's MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, has been revealed. The developer announced today that the warlord Zul'jin is coming to the PC game in early January 2017.

Zul'jin is a troll who can throw an axe "murderously fast," according to Blizzard; he also becomes more dangerous the more damage he takes on. Blizzard announced Zul'jin for Heroes of the Storm and provided an overview of his abilities during a Facebook livestream; watch it below.

Blizzard also released a full rundown of Zul'jin's traits, abilities, and talents; scroll down further down the page to get all the details, as written by Blizzard.

In other Blizzard news, the developer today teased the content coming to Overwatch in 2017, including new heroes, maps, modes, and more.

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Zul'jin Traits and Abilities:


  • Berserker
    • Activate to increase Basic Attack damage by 25% but consume 2% of your maximum Health per attack.
    • Passive: Zul'jin attacks 1% faster for every 1% of maximum Health missing.

Basic Abilities

  • Grievous Throw (Q)
    • Zul’jin throws an axe forward, dealing damage to the first 2 enemies hit and marking them for 8 seconds. Marked enemies take 50% bonus damage from Zul’jin’s next 3 Basic Attacks against them.
  • Twin Cleave (W)
    • Throw 2 axes in a large circular arc, dealing damage and slowing affected enemies by 15% per axe for 2 seconds.
  • Regenteration (E)
    • Channel Zul'jin channels to regenerate 25% of his maximum Health over 4 seconds. Moving or taking damage while channeling will interrupt this effect.

Heroic Abilities

  • Taz'dingo! (R)
    • Zul'jin is Unkillable for the next 4 seconds, and cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health. Taz’dingo!
  • Guillotine (R)
    • Zul'jin throws a massive guillotine blade into the sky that crashes down on enemies in the targeted area. The lower Zul'jin's Health, the more damage it deals.

Zul'jin Talents

Hero Level (Tier)



1 (1)

[Q] Boneslicer

Grievous Throw now pierces through enemies. Bonus damage increased by 15%.

1 (1)

[Passive] Arcanite Axes

Twin Cleave cooldown reduced by 0.5 seconds for every Hero hit. Ability Power is increased by 25% while below 50% Health.

1 (1)

[Passive] You Want Axe?

Every 5 Basic Attacks used against Heroes increases your Basic Attack damage by 1.5. Upon reaching 24 Stacks, permanently gain 20% Range.

4 (2)

[E] Troll's Blood

Increases Regeneration healing by 75%.

4 (2)

[Passive] Let the Killing Begin

Enemies killed by you increase your attack speed by 6% for 10 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Attacks refresh duration.

4 (2)

[Passive] Headhunter

[!] Quest: Kill all unique enemy Heroes. Reward: Activate to reveal all enemy Heroes for 4 seconds.

7 (3)

[Q] Vicious Assault

Increases the number of charges to 6. Basic Attacks against afflicted Heroes reduces cooldown by 2 seconds.

7 (3)

[W] Wrong Place Wrong Time

If an enemy is hit by both axes at the same time, deal bonus damage.

7 (3)

[Trait] Recklessness

While below 50% health, gain 25% bonus Attack Damage.

10 (4)

[R1] Taz'dingo!

Cannot be reduced to less than 1 Health for the next 4 seconds.

10 (4)

[R2] Guillotine

Throw a massive axe into the air that crashes down on enemies, dealing damage based on how much Health you are missing.

13 (5)

[Q] Eye of Zul'jin

Hitting an enemy Hero with Grievous Throw increases Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.

13 (5)

[E] Forest Medicine

Regeneration no longer has to be channeled. Damage still breaks the heal.

13 (5)

[Active] Voodoo Shuffle

Activate to remove all Slow and Root effects.

16 (6)

[W] Swirling Death

Axes cycle twice and can hit enemies on each revolution but cooldown is increased by 4 seconds.

16 (6)

[W] Lacerate

Increases Slow amount of each axe by 15%.

16 (6)

[Trait] Ferocity

Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Berserker by 40%.

20 (7)

[R1] Amani Resilience

Restore Health equal to 50% of the damage you dealt while using Taz'dingo.

20 (7)

[R2] Buzzsaw

After impact, the Guillotine continues rapidly forward, dealing damage to enemies in the line.

20 (7)

[Active] Ensnare

Throw a net forward, rooting the first enemy hit.

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