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Li Li is a Ranged Support Hero from the Warcraft universe.

The niece of legendary pandaren brewmaster Chen Stormstout, she enjoys exploring strange new places, meeting new people, and kicking bad guys in the face. A spunky pandaren, she has more than a few tricks up her sleeve.[1]

Background Edit

Born upon Shen-zin Su, the Wandering Isle, Li Li Stormstout led a somewhat uneventful life until she began reading the journals of her uncle Chen. Soon, nothing would sate her desire for adventure, exploration, and pestering adventurers around Halfhill.

Though Li Li’s father Chon Po didn’t approve of her wanderlust, in time she began to chronicle her explorations in a travel journal, which included a risky venture into a forbidden area of her island home. In time, Li Li chose to leave the Wandering Isle behind in order to start an adventure of her own, and was later joined by her uncle Chen. Together, they searched for (and discovered) their fabled homeland, Pandaria.

Gameplay Summary Edit

Li Li is a Ranged Support Hero with high sustained healing and decent damage output, capable of trading with many Heroes. Unlike Malfurion and Uther, she doesn't have any forms of hard control, she is one of the few Heroes capable of inflicting Blind, through Blinding Wind.

Overall, Li Li is best used as a supplemental Support for teams that have a dedicated healer, shining in long endgame teamfights where her low cooldown heals provide sustain for allies with the lowest health, allowing for more powerful healers to top the health of the rest of the team.

Strengths Edit

  • Low learning curve, making her great for beginners.
  • Low Mana usage.
  • High sustained healing with low cooldown though Healing Brew.
    • Healing Brew has smart cast, automatically targeting allies.
  • Decent damage for a Support Hero, being capable of efficient trading.
  • Fast Feet allows her to escape tight situations, giving her good needed mobility.
    • Kung Fu Hustle immensively improves her efficiency, providing a massive power spike.
  • Has two great viable options for Heroic Abilities.

Weaknesses Edit

  • Very poor waveclear.
  • Cannot deal with teams that inflict high damage spikes, especially if solo healing.
  • Both Healing Brew and Jug of 1,000 Cups will automatically heal allies with the lowest health, which is not always useful.
    • Because of that, Li Li is innefective at preventing incoming damage and controlling.

Abilities Edit

Healing Brew (Q)
Mana: 25
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Heal lowest Health ally (prioritizing Heroes) for 190 (+4% per level) Health.

Cloud Serpent (W)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Summon a Cloud Serpent on an allied Hero that attacks nearby enemies every second. Each attack deals 26 (+4% per level) damage and heals the ally for 20 (+4% per level). Lasts for 8 seconds.

Blinding Wind (E)
Mana: 30
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Throw a cloud of Blinding Wind at the 2 nearest enemies (prioritizing Heroes), dealing 133 (+4% per level) damage. Affected targets miss all Basic Attacks for the next 1.5 seconds.

Traits Edit

Fast Feet [Passive]

Upon taking damage, your Basic Ability cooldowns refresh 50% faster and you gain 10% Movement Speed for 1 second.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Jug of 1,000 Cups [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Channel for up to 6 seconds. Every 0.25 seconds, heal the lowest Health nearby allied Hero for 70 (+4% per level) Health and increase the cooldown of Jug of 1,000 Cups by 2 seconds, up to 50.

Water Dragon [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Summon a Water Dragon that after a delay hits the nearest enemy Hero and all enemies near them, dealing 300 (+4% per level) damage and slowing their Movement Speed by 70% for 4 seconds.

Talents Edit

Tier 1, Hero Level 1 Edit

Free Drinks
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Healing Brew's cooldown is reduced by 1 second and its Mana cost is refunded if it heals a Hero under 50% Health.

Wind Serpent
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Each Hero hit by Blinding Wind reduces the cooldown of Cloud Serpent by 4 seconds.

Eager Adventurer
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Increase Fast Feet's duration by 50% and increase Mana regeneration by 150% while Fast Feet is active.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4 Edit

Serpent Sidekick
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Cloud Serpent's duration is increased by 0.6 seconds every time it attacks a Hero.

Hindering Winds
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Blinding Wind also slows enemy Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.

Safety Sprint
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to gain Fast Feet for 3 seconds and increase its Movement Speed bonus to 30% while active.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7 Edit

The Good Stuff
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Healing Brew heals for an additional 42 (+4% per level) over 3 seconds. While Fast Feet is active, this heal amount is increased by 100%.

Lightning Serpent
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Cloud Serpent attacks bounce to hit 2 additional Heroes for 50% (+4% per level) damage and healing.

Let's Go!
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Activate to heal an allied Hero for 140 (+4% per level) and make them Unstoppable for 1 second. Let's Go's cooldown is affected by Fast Feet.

Cannot be used on Li Li.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10 Edit

Jug of 1,000 Cups [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Channel for up to 6 seconds. Every 0.25 seconds, heal the lowest Health nearby allied Hero for 70 (+4% per level) Health and increase the cooldown of Jug of 1,000 Cups by 2 seconds, up to 50.

Water Dragon [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Summon a Water Dragon that after a delay hits the nearest enemy Hero and all enemies near them, dealing 300 (+4% per level) damage and slowing their Movement Speed by 70% for 4 seconds.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13 Edit

Gale Force
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Increase Blinding Wind's duration by 1 second. Li Li's Basic Attacks against Blinded Heroes deal 75% increased damage.

Surging Winds
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

If Blinding Wind hits 2 Heroes, its cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds and Li Li gains 10% Spell Power for 10 seconds.

Mass Vortex
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Increase the number of enemies hit by Blinding Wind from 2 to 3. Blinding Wind deals 75% additional damage if all 3 enemies hit are Heroes.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16 Edit

Two For One
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Increases the number of allies healed by Healing Brew to 2, but increases the cooldown by 1.5 seconds.

Pick Me Up
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Healing Brew's healing for Heroes is increased by 33% (+4% per level) if they are under 50% Health.

Blessings of Yu'lon
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Cloud Serpent heals its bearer for 1.5% of their maximum Health each time it attacks.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20 Edit

Jug of 1,000,000 Cups
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Jug of 1,000 Cups now hits two targets at a time.

Double Dragon
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

After hitting a target with Water Dragon, another dragon is summoned at the point of impact.

Icon Mistweaver
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to heal nearby allied Heroes for 165 (+4% per level). Basic Attacks and Cloud Serpent attacks reduce the cooldown of Mistweaver by 1 second.

Shake It Off
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Gain 8 Armor per second while Fast Feet is active, up to 30 Armor.

Talent Builds Edit

  • Healing Build - focused on improving Healing Brew and Li Li's maximum healing potential. Recommended if she is the only Support/Healer.
  • Cloud Serpent Build - focuses on improving Cloud Serpent for increased trading and extra healing for both Li Li and her allies. Recommended in dual Support compositions.

Tips Edit

  • Use Cloud Serpent on frontline Heroes, such as Warriors and Melee Assassins, so they get extra damage output, as well healing from the Serpent's attacks.
  • Use Blinding Wind solely to blind enemy heroes; avoid using it on PvE situations (i.e. Minions, Mercenaries). Despite its range, relatively low cooldown and decent damage, it is not advised to waste it on waveclear unless really necessary.
  • When using push compositions, choose Jug of 1,000 Cups to keep the allies at maximum health.
    • Make sure to activate it preempetively when a big burst is expected from the enemy team.
      • However, don't use it too soon if the enemy teams has stun and silence cooldowns; since it is a semi-channeled ability, it can be interrupted, thus negativing its efficiency.
  • Use Water Dragon when the allies can cover the attack and preventing opponents from interrupting Li Li.

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Li Li excels when paired with another Support/Healer. While she is capable of solo healing in some specific team compositions, she is best used as suplementary healer, which allows the player to focus on picking Talents to increase her damage and utility.

Most of the time, Cassia will be fairly resistant during skirmishes, due to her Trait, Avoidance. This means that she can handle herself for a bit but her health will be chipped away over time. What better way to shore up any bumps and nicks she gets along the way than a happy-to-heal Panda! Healing isn’t the only thing Li Li brings that can help Cassia out though – Blinding Wind also blinds their foes, making her a wonderful traveling companion who is more than willing to help Cassia explore the enemies weaknesses! Who’s ready for adventure?

Similarly to Uther, Rehgar is a strong healer, and has the right tools to complement Li Li's set. His Lightning Shield can be used in conjuntion with Cloud Serpent on Warriors and Melee Assassins to improve their trading ability, while Earthbind Totem works fantastically with Water Dragon (especially if Earthgrasp Totem is taken), allowing for a massive slow chain.

Li Li is at her best as a secondary healer, allowing her to take talents to increase her utility and damage. Having one of the strongest single target heals in the game, Uther greatly complements her kit, with Divine Storm and Water Dragon shutting down opponents.

Effective against Edit

Dealing surprising damage for a Support, Li Li can effectively trade against Heroes that rely on basic attack damage, as she can negate their advances with Blinding Wind.

Li Li can completely shutdown Samuro and his clones from Mirror Image with Blinding Wind should he try to gank her, especially if Mass Vortex is taken. However, this can be a double edged sword, as this will means that she won't be able to blind optimal opponents if they advance together (and behind) Samuro's clones.

Li Liplate
Since Varian is a melee Assassin that relies primarily on Basic Attacks to deal damage, Li Li has the ability to shut down Varian as he’s charging in by using Blinding Wind.

Effective foes Edit

Li Li struggles very much against burst damage and area damage, as Healing Brew will not always heal the optimal target (while another team member might be more in need of healing), thus reducing Li Li's efficiency to keep the right targets alive. This results in Li Li using her mana inefficiently, and not always healing the optimal target.

Chromie's high spike damage and unpredictability of her Dragon's Breath landing can make hard for Li Li to keep her team alive.

In a similar fashion to Chromie, Kael'thas burst damage and area damage makes very hard for Li Li to keep up. His Living Bomb is especially dangerous when spreading to more than one target, preventing Li Li from healing the right target.

While Li Li does have an advantage against Basic Attackers thanks to Blinding Wind, Raynor's increased attack requires Li Li to frontline in order to blind him, which can easily make her vulnerable.

The Butcherplate
Despite being a Basic Attacker, The Butcher can easily focus on Li Li and shut her down with Lamb to the Slaughter, negating any chances for her to react. His Ruthless Onslaught can also interrupt both her Heroic Abilities, as they are channeled.

Skins Edit

World Wanderer (base)
LLWRed LLWGreen LLWYellow
World Wanderer Jade Saffron
Explorer IconShard 100
The Explorer’s League is known for their progressive stance on accepting members of all species into their ranks. If you’ve got a heart that longs for adventure and discovery, you’re in!
LiLiExOrange LiLiExBlue LiLiExPink
Explorer Night Pink
Adventurer IconShard 100
When you've wandered as much of the world as Li Li has you lear many things... but perhaps the most important is that it's always wise to carry an umbrella.
Master-lili LiLiMSWhite LiLiMSPurple
Adventurer Snowy Plum
Shadowpaw IconShard 400
Not all pandaren were willing to serve as the Thunder King's army of Warmasters. Even now, rumors persist of a rebellion; a resistance born within the shadows.
Features themed abilities.
LiLi - SP - Black LiLi - SP - Purple LiLi - SP - White Li Li - Shadowpaw - Magenta
Shadowpaw Twilight Pearl Magenta
Shadowblade IconShard 400
When faced with an opponent as powerful as the Thunder King, honorable combat is simply not an option. To attain victory, one must strike from the shadows. Li Li has taken this lesson to heart.
Features themed abilities.
Li Li - Shadowblade Li Li - Shadowblade - Vengeful
Shadowblade Vengeful
Lunar IconShard 400
Each new year brings with it untold promise. It is a joyous time when we honor those who came before us, while celebrating the endless possibilities ahead of us.
This skin is related to the Lunar Festival themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
LiLiFRed LiLiFPink LiLiFBlack
Lunar Sweet Eclipse

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch November 29, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 1552 to 1475; Health Regen from 3.23 to 3.07; Basic Attack Damage reduced from 63 to 60.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 14, 2017Note: Li Li has received updated visual effects to coincide with Talent changes.
  • IconHotS (Patch April 4, 2017Note: Radius decreased to better match actual model size.

References Edit

  1. 2014-04-30, LI LI HERO WEEK. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-05-16

External links Edit