Created November 3, 2019
Blaze is another hero which can be played in the offlane or in the main tank role, but in either he provides a bulky frontliner with strong slows, waveclear, and a devestating stun in Jet Propulsion. He can be paired with squishier frontliners like Anub'arak to help, or with bulkier ones.
Collecting Regeneration Globes reduce the cooldown of Pyromania by 8 seconds. Quest: Collect 15 Regeneration Globes. Reward: Pyromania grants Unstoppable for 2 seconds.
New Habits lets you have your trait up much more, and gives you a much needed Unstoppable. In the solo lane Neural Stimpack can be taken to increase your sustain.
Increase Oil Spill's area by 20%. Additional functionality: Each enemy Hero hit with Flame Stream reduces the cooldown of Oil Spill by 1 second and refunds 5 Mana.
Hitting an enemy with both streams of Flame Stream deals 139 bonus damage.
This gives you great waveclear and a bit of burst (shoot q down the wave when it comes in as a straight line). If struggling to keep up in waveclear, you can go into Incinerator Gauntlets instead.
After 0.5 seconds, deploy and enter a Bunker with 1435 Health. Blaze and his allies can enter (after a .5 second channel) and exit the Bunker at will. While in the Bunker, occupants gain access to Flamethrower, dealing 170 damage to enemies in a line. Exiting the Bunker grants 25 Armor for 2 seconds. Bunkers last 10 seconds, or until destroyed.
In solo queue Combustion likely provides more value, but in any coordinated setting Bunker can be an extremely impactful tool to keep your team alive, and also does a surprising amount of damage.
Jet Propulsion creates Oil Spills along Blaze's path. If Jet Propulsion impacts an enemy Hero, an additional Oil Spill is created underneath them.
Suppressive Fire or Nanomachine Coating can be taken to shut down enemy damage dealers, but Fuel Leak is the default.
Each enemy hit by Jet Propulsion grants to 10 Armor for 3 seconds and reduces its cooldown by 1.25 seconds.
Default to Thermal Protection. If against heavy melee, consider Heat Treatment. If against lots of spell damage, consider Juggernaut Plating.
Occupants can cast Oil Spill from Bunker Drop every 6 seconds. Additionally, Bunker Drop's Armor bonus exiting is increased by 25, and its duration by 1 second.
Balance Patch - 08/28/19