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It is time you got smashed.

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Chen is a Melee Warrior Hero from the Warcraft universe.[1][2]

To be a Brewmaster is to be an explorer, a lover of nature, and when the need arises; a powerful fighter. For years Chen Stormstout has wandered the world of Azeroth in search of rare ingredients, stirring stories, and of course, good brew, and now the wonders of the Nexus await him.

Background

Chen Stormstout was born and raised on the Wandering Isle, a massive landmass on the back of the Giant turtle named Shen-zin Su. He was unable to visit his ancestral homeland of Pandaria, the lost continent that was shrouded in mists. While growing up on the isle, Chen developed his superior fighting skills and the desire to explore and discover new lands like the traveling pandaren who left Pandaria thousands of years ago.

Gameplay Summary

Strengths

  • Has a dominating presence if unable to be shut down
  • Constant shield viable in various situations, most notably causing plenty of damage wastage of enemy team
  • Strong counter against physical attackers
  • Can stay in lane for extended time
  • Strong in taking mercenary camps
  • Powerful punishing on both divers and isolated targets

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerable to displacement, silence and stun
  • Poor damage if his skillshots miss
  • Dependent on combo
  • Many burst damage would penetrate his shield and eventually forcing him to retreat
  • Dependent on continuous damage, which is easily countered by heal-over-time abilities
    • Although Chen has constant shield at his disposal, he lacks hard crowd control and will be easy target in team fight

Abilities

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Flying Kick (Q)
Brew: 10
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Kick through target enemy, dealing 116.48 (+4% per level) damage.

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Keg Smash (W) [Area of Effect]
Brew: 20
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Smash your keg, dealing 52.00 (+4% per level) damage and drenching affected enemies in Brew, slowing them by 25.00% for 3 seconds.

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Breath of Fire (E) [Cone]
Brew: 30
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Breathe a cone of flames, dealing 99.84 (+4% per level) damage. Enemies soaked in Brew are set on fire, dealing 99.84 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds.

Traits

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Fortifying Brew (D) [Trait]
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Chen drinks from his keg, instantly gaining 25 Brew. While drinking, Chen continues to gain 30 Brew and 220.48 (+4% per level) temporary Shields per second, up to a maximum of 661.44 (+4% per level) while drinking. Shields persist for 2 seconds after you stop drinking.

Heroic Abilities

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Wandering Keg [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Roll around inside an Unstoppable barrel, dealing 61.36 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the way and knocking them back. Lasts for 5 seconds.

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Storm, Earth, Fire [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Split into three elemental spirits for 12.15 seconds, each with 75% of your maximum Health and a unique ability. If all three spirits are killed, Chen will die as well.

Storm can grant your spirits Movement Speed.
Earth can leap to an area and slow enemies.
Fire can grant your spirits Attack Speed.

Talents

Tier 1, Hero Level 1

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Accumulating Flame
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: Every time you set a Hero on fire with Breath of Fire, increase its damage over time by 2%, up to 60%.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: After igniting 30 Heroes, gain 25 Armor for 1 second per Hero set on fire, reducing damage taken by 25%.

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Freshest Ingredients
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to 30.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: After gathering 30 Regeneration Globes, 50% of the Shield from Fortifying Brew persists indefinitely after drinking.

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Elusive Brawler
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Cooldown: 25 seconds

Activate to evade enemy Basic Attacks for 2 seconds. Your Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 2 seconds.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4

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Deadly Strike
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Flying Kick no longer costs Brew. Additionally, its damage is increased by 100% while you have Shields from Fortifying Brew.

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Keg Toss
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: Every time Keg Smash hits a Hero, increase its damage by 3, up to 60.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, increase its range by 125% and gain an additional charge.

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Ring of Fire
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

After using Breath of Fire, ignite in a fiery aura, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage every second to nearby enemies for 3 seconds.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7

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Brewmaster's Balance
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

While at or below 50 Brew, gain 20.00% Movement Speed. While at or above 50 Brew, regenerate an additional 18.72 (+4% per level) Health per second.

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Bolder Flavor
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Fortifying Brew instantly Shields you for 330.72 (+4% per level). Additionally, Shields persist for 1 extra second after you stop drinking.

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Purifying Brew
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

The next Stun or Silence used against you has its duration reduced by 75% and resets the cooldown of Fortifying Brew. Can only trigger once every 15 seconds.

Passive: Chen gains 30 Spell Armor while channeling Fortifying Brew.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10

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Wandering Keg [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 70 seconds

Roll around inside an Unstoppable barrel, dealing 61.36 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the way and knocking them back. Lasts for 5 seconds.

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Storm, Earth, Fire [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Split into three elemental spirits for 12.15 seconds, each with 75% of your maximum Health and a unique ability. If all three spirits are killed, Chen will die as well.

Storm can grant your spirits Movement Speed.
Earth can leap to an area and slow enemies.
Fire can grant your spirits Attack Speed.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13

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Pressure Point
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Flying Kick slows the target enemy by 35% for 1 second, or by 70% if they're soaked in Brew.

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A Touch of Honey
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Increase the slow from Keg Smash to 40%.

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Withering Flames
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Setting an enemy Hero on fire reduces their Ability Power by 25% for 3 seconds.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16

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Flying Leap
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Increases Flying Kick's range by 15%.

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Another Round
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

After hitting an enemy Hero with Keg Smash, the cooldown of your next Basic Ability will be reduced by 3 seconds.

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Enough to Share
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Fortifying Brew also Shields nearby allied Heroes for 56.16 (+4% per level) per second.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20

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Untapped Potential
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Wandering Keg increases Movement Speed by 25% and reduces damage taken by 50%.

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Elemental Conduit
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increases the spirits' Health to 100% of your maximum Health and empowers their abilities.

Storm can grant your spirits Unstoppable.
Earth's leap cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds.
Fire grants Attack Speed as long as it is alive.

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Purifying Brew
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

The next Stun or Silence used against you has its duration reduced by 75% and resets the cooldown of Fortifying Brew. Can only trigger once every 15 seconds.

Passive: Chen gains 30 Spell Armor while channeling Fortifying Brew.

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Stormstout Secret Recipe
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Heal for 1.5% of your maximum Health every time your Basic Abilities hit an enemy Hero.

Talent Builds

Tips

  • Chen’s “Fortifying Brew” [D] also provides him a shield when using this Trait. Use it as a way to mitigate small amounts of damage heading towards you as the resource bar is filled!
  • “Wandering Keg” [R] can be used as a wonderful peeling tool. Use this Heroic Ability to keep enemy heroes away from your squishy allies.
  • If possible, hit opponents with “Keg Smash” [W] before using “Breath of Fire” [E]. The extra damage could mean the difference between a kill or the enemy escaping!

Matchups

Pairings

Effective against

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Zarya’s lack of disables from the Warrior position makes her team have a difficult time consistently interrupting Chen’s Fortifying Brew.


Effective foes

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Similar to Diablo, Alarak is one of the few Heroes in the game with multiple channel-interrupting abilities. Both Discord Strike and Telekinesis are strong interrupts for Chen’s Fortifying Brew that can cancel his Shield gains and secure an easy kill for his team.


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The worst thing for Chen is to be interrupted while chugging his Fortifying Brew, in order to gain his sweet, sweet armor. Stukov's Lurking Arm can easily prevent Chen from shielding himself, leaving him completely vulnerable, specially if cast when he already started drinking (thus triggering its Fortifying Brew's cooldown).


Skins

Legendary Brewmaster (base)
Chen - LB.jpg Chen - LB - Jade.jpg Chen - LB - Crimson.jpg
Legendary Brewmaster Jade Crimson
Warmaster IconShard.png 100
The Warmasters serve as the unbreakable front line of Lei Shen's Grand Army. Once the Kaldorei are broken before him, the Well of Eternity will belong to the Thunder King forever.
Chen - Warmaster.jpg Chen - Warmaster - Flame.jpg Chen - Warmaster - Storm.jpg
Warmaster Flame Storm
Wanderer IconShard.png 100
The limitless realms of the Nexus are the perfect place for the world-wanderer like Chen Stormstout. Who knows what secret ingredients and lost tales are waiting to be discovered!
Chen - Wanderer.jpg Chen - Wanderer - Krasari.jpg Chen - Wanderer - Durotar.jpg
Wanderer Krasari Durotar
Lunar IconShard.png 400
The Loremasters say that coins are a symbol of fortune and luck. During the Lunar Festival, Elders hand out Coins of Ancestry to those who seek them out and pay their respects.
This skin is related to the Lunar Festival themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
Chen - Lunar.jpg Chen - Lunar - Azure.jpg Chen - Lunar - Verdant.jpg
Lunar Azure Verdant

Development

Chen was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[3]

Patch changes

  • Patch.png (Patch August 23, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 2550 to 2473; Health regeneration reduced from 5.31 to 5.15.
  • Patch.png (Patch October 12, 2016Note: Base Maximum Health decreased from 2658 to 2550; Base Health Regen decreased from 5.54 to 5.31 per second.
  • Patch.png (Patch September 27, 2016Note: Chen and Nazeebo have received updated visual effects to coincide with their Talent reworks.
  • Patch.png (Patch May 17, 2016Note: Health increased from 2556 (+4% per level) to 2658 (+4% per level).; Health Regeneration increased from approximately 5.32 (+4% per level) to 5.54 (+4% per level).
  • Patch.png (Patch October 6, 2015Note: Chen’s prices have been reduced to 7,000 Gold and $8.49 USD.

References

  1. 2013-11-09, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Concept Art and Screenshots. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-14
  2. 2014-08-13, Heroes of the Storm: Features Trailer (New Heroes!). YouTube, accessed on 2014-08-13
  3. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21

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