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Tychus Findlay is a big man with a big ego and even bigger gun. Fortunately enough, his loyalty is easily won. Buy him a whiskey or three and promise him enough credits, and there's no job in the whole universe too dangerous for this outlaw.

Background Edit

Former soldier. Erstwhile thief. Convicted felon. Tychus Findlay and Jim Raynor share what some might call a checkered past—the type filled with daring exploits and courageous fights doing not so courageous deeds. While no one can be sure where Tychus' loyalties lie, one thing is for certain. He's a fearsome combatant whose impact on the battlefield is anything but subtle. Tychus always goes big. Always.

Abilities Edit

Overkill (Q)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Deal 360 (+80 per level) damage to the target and 180 (+40 per level) damage to nearby targets over 5 seconds. Reactivate to select a new target. Can move and use Abilities while channeling.

Frag Grenade (W) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Lob a grenade that deals 85 (+25 per level) damage, knocking enemies away.

Run and Gun (E)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Charge forward and instantly wind up the Minigun.

Traits Edit

Minigun [Passive]

Your Attack Speed increases the longer that you attack, becoming fully wound up after 4 Basic Attacks. Lasts 3 seconds.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Commandeer Odin (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Call down an Odin to pilot. The Odin deals increased Damage, has 100% increased Basic Attack range, and uses different Abilities. Lasts 23 seconds.

Drakken Laser Drill (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Call down a Laser Drill to attack nearby enemies, dealing 310 (44 + 14 per level) damage every second. Reactivate to assign a new target. Lasts 22 seconds.

Talents Edit

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Level1 Armor Piercing Rounds Shredder Grenade Dash Regeneration Master Scouting Drone
Level4 Focused Attack Vampiric Assault Spray 'n' Pray Melting Point
Level7 Quarterback Rapid Fire First Aid Sizzlin' Attacks
Level10 Commandeer Odin Drakken Laser Drill
Level13 Problem Solver Lead Rain Stim Pack Relentless
Level16 Executioner Lock and Load Concussion Grenade Stoneskin
Level20 Big Red Button Focusing Diodes Nexus Frenzy Bolt of the Storm

Battleground Tips Edit

  • At his core, Tychus is based on using his minigun, overkill, and frag grenade combo. He is also good at taking on minions.[1]
  • On Blackheart's Bay, Tychus can destroy chests very quickly thanks to his Wind-up Combat trait. Picking health and durability traits can allow the team to use him as a dedicated coin carrier.[2]
  • Choosing the Drakken Laser Drill Heroic Ability can buy time and grant Tychus's team solid positioning when trying to capture artifacts on Cursed Hollow.[2]
  • Commandeer Odin can be a solid pick for Tychus's Heroic Ability on Haunted Mines. Use Odin's extra damage to destroy the golem's health for his team.[2]

Quotes and Facts Edit

  • Tychus was first seen in his full cinematic glory during the StarCraft II announcement on May 19, 2007, at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea.[2]
  • Tychus was a member of the [1] 321st Colonial Rangers Battalion, also known as Heaven's Devil's, and served with Jim Raynor.[2]
  • Tychus's powerful marine suit serves as a personal prison for this convicted felon.[2]
  • The visages of Tracer and Widowmaker (characters from Blizzard's Overwatch setting) can be found on color variants of Tychus's de facto skin.

Skins Edit

Notorious Outlaw
Zerg infestors create eggs that hatch infested Terrans. These are marines that have been infected with a Zerg virus, creating a monstrous hybrid creature under control of the Swarm. Infested Tychus would be an especially powerful version of that Zerg terror.
They say no one has ever escaped from New Folsom Prison. Wasn't too long ago they were still right.[3]
Hero level 10, 10,000 gold

Development Edit

Tychus originally had a trait where when he would melee an enemy, and then stun them. Combined with a shoulder charge attack that could be targeted on an enemy, the same ability would give Tychus a shield if he targeted a minion. So a player had to choose between targeting a hero and stunning them or a minion to get shield. The designers thought this created an interesting choice for gameplay purposes, but the kit didn't work out. The gameplay was too complicated and didn’t make sense for a ranged assassin who had a massive chain gun that was most of his profile. So, his skillset was re-designd around the mini-gun into its current form.[1]

Tychus's model originally had a cigar. This was removed at some point during development.[4] This was because while Heroes of the Storm has a teen rating, the presence of a cigar would shift it into higher ratings in some regions. To keep the rating, the developers would have to make two versions of the character as per the different regions. As such, the cigar was removed to standardize the model.[5]

Original skins

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Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Heroes and Skins have received visual improvements: Tychus, Master Tychus Skin, and all Skin Variations.; Received updated facial animations.
  • IconHotS (Patch June 30, 2015Note: Basic Attack range increased to match that of other ranged Heroes.


  1. 1.0 1.1 2014-03-15, DESIGNER INSIGHTS: TALKIN' 'BOUT TYCHUS. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-25
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2014-03-18, TYCHUS HERO SPOTLIGHT. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-25
  3. 2015-05-21, Blizzard Took Out Tychus' Cigar In Heroes Of The Storm. Kotaku, accessed on 2015-05-21
  4. 2015-05-21, Blizzard Took Out Tychus' Cigar In Heroes Of The Storm. Kotaku, accessed on 2015-05-21
  5. 2015-05-24, Blizzard Explains Why It Removed Heroes of the Storm Character's Cigar. GameSpot, accessed on 2015-05-26

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