How do I play Chen?

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I'm like 2-8 over my last 10 games with him.

Picking him is basically a "have free win other team plzkthx"

What am I doing wrong?
Basically play him like fat illidan
bully squishies but dont commit too hard. remember to drink and dont overestimate how tanky you are.

also take evasive brawler at 1 its amazing lol
04/29/2018 02:00 PMPosted by Wraithdagger
What am I doing wrong?

Other than playing a hero that`s pretty bad in the current meta and pretty undertuned i can`t really say without seeing your play.

Chen is supposed to be a solo lane bruiser and not a solo tank. He can break even against many heroes and even bully some of them in lane but in teamfights he gets easily interrupted during his drink and burned down instantly.

I`m not an expert but i think Chen needs to outsustain, outtrade and outwaveclear opponents in lane. Make sure interrupts are on cd when drinking and shields are up for poke.

In teamfights he`s probably best diving the backline and displacing it with keg or going for pandas and sitting on the dps or support so he can`t do his job. You shouldn`t be in the middle of the fight or you`ll have a bad time.
The wrong thing you are doing is picking him... Let's be honest this hero is simply awful in current state of the game. He's very dependant on his trait that currently feels so poor since, interrupts for channelings are just so common.
I mean the only reason to pick Chen might be Braxis when enemy has like Zagara, Leoric (or smthing else Chen can beat), on the solo lane that is crucial on the map.
Chen is best in skirmiches because in full teamfights there are more heroes (more cc) to interrupt your drinking. So bully the sidelanes and when you teamfight before 10 be passive until an opening, at 10 make sure you get triple panda off either use it before you jump in or wait for enemy cc to be on cooldown. Unless you have a reason to pick barrel which I would say almost never.
Chen is a really sticky hero and it often hurts me to see when people mainly use him to chase down kills instead of peeling for allies, in particular if he is solo warri.

Also I hear people talking like the Barrel Roll doesn't belong to a "tanking" Chen build. The Utility this ultimate offers is just too good to neglect in many cases and it can secure nearly every boss camp. I always laught if enemies dare to do boss with me having Keg ready to knock them out of that ring just to steal it. If you really don't rely on that extra HP given by SEF I don't see a reason to not pick Barrel Roll instead.
HOW DO I PLAY CHEN?

You dont.

He is fun hero but nowadays you draft stuns even by accident. Last time I thought "hey, Chen would be best pick" was back in 2016.
Jump at a squishy
Throw keg
Breathe fire
Drink
Get stunned
Die

Repeat
To be a good Chen you need to master the brew.
The trick to be a good chen player is actually never picking chen.

Whatever you want to do with him, you have a dozen different heroes that do it better.
04/29/2018 02:09 PMPosted by HailFall
Basically play him like fat illidan
bully squishies but dont commit too hard. remember to drink and dont overestimate how tanky you are.

also take evasive brawler at 1 its amazing lol


Honestly good advice, except taking Evasive Brawler every time. First level talent depends entirely on the map and enemy comp.

Accumulating Flame is... interesting now.

Level 7 is the same. Entirely dependent on the enemy. If you take Brewmaster's Balance every time, you're going to have a very rough day at the office.

Oh and don't play him in Hero League. Unless it's Braxis. Actually, no, not even then.
Maybe if you're last pick. Nah, just forget it, there are always better choices.
1.try to dont die easily(many happend when you dive to deep)
2.finish the quest fast as you can
3.when chen drink he immune form basic attack by liming maiev leoric kaelthas blah blah ...
4.avoid to all specialist
5.target on low hp assasin
6.dont solo camp
7.heal yourself form minion globe chen haerthing is waste time
04/29/2018 02:09 PMPosted by HailFall
Basically play him like fat illidan
bully squishies but dont commit too hard. remember to drink and dont overestimate how tanky you are.

also take evasive brawler at 1 its amazing lol


Wait, how do i play illidan?
Chen is a niche hero like dva in that CC brings a lot value against Chen.

He is good as a last pick as long as enemy team doesn't have too many stuns or displacements.

Wandering keg is a good ult one of the best in the entire game. You can displace and Interupt the entire enemy team.

Chen takes a few hundred games to get good at. If you not committed to that then u shouldn't bother playing him in draft.
You don't play Chen. That's how you play him. Well at least you don't play him when you want to have a chance to win. So outside of QM he should not be picked. He has no place in the current meta and his mechanics make him completely vulnerable in the current game setup. You also make it easy for the enemy to just stack up quests. Free Flamestrike hits for KT, free sleep darts for Ana... He actually harms your team more than he helps it. The hero design failed and is just good for a "yolo QM hero". That's why you never see him in pro esports. He just makes no sense - especially after all those nerfs and changes he went through.
I would just avoid using his (E) except when wave clearing. Otherwise you'll have a drinking problem. Some good Chen players only use it to put themselves under 50 brew for the movespeed talent. Bodyblock and melee is what you can depend on. He is counter intuitive like that.

Don't take his lifeglobe quest because it's not a direction you want to go. Either you won't need the regen or you won't progress the quest.

I wouldn't take Chen in any kind of draft pick. Anything you think you'd want to do with him a different warrior could do better.
Play Chen while drunk irl for free wins
The most important thing for Chen I feel like is understanding how your Q works. Just spamming it without purpose will just put you in danger and squander its potential as a peel and disengage. That's another thing, Chen is also surprisingly decent at peeling. As long as you stay in front of your group, if the enemy wants to run past you to get to the backline. Just Q onto their dive, slow them, and for them to move around you and get back to their target takes awhile and will give your ally breathing room.

04/29/2018 10:56 PMPosted by Shambers
I would just avoid using his (E) except when wave clearing. Otherwise you'll have a drinking problem. Some good Chen players only use it to put themselves under 50 brew for the movespeed talent. Bodyblock and melee is what you can depend on. He is counter intuitive like that.

Don't take his lifeglobe quest because it's not a direction you want to go. Either you won't need the regen or you won't progress the quest.

I wouldn't take Chen in any kind of draft pick. Anything you think you'd want to do with him a different warrior could do better.


I picked him in a draft today in a masters level game. I told them, I'd prefer not to tank, and I gave them the choices of Zarya, Rexxar, or Chen. They still wanted me to go Chen lol. The game was oddly really easy, and the other team had a bunch of stuns and silences too. I also went life globe quest and constantly used my E on heroes and didn't go brewmaster's balance. Considering how low the CD on his D is, having a drinking problem is not a problem, in fact that's actually built into his kit and personality. But then agin, I'm no Chen expert, so it could have been a fluke.
It's Simple, everytime Chen drinks (so using D) you have to drink a beer too!
Trust me you will win 100%!
04/30/2018 11:30 AMPosted by LTheMaster
It's Simple, everytime Chen drinks (so using D) you have to drink a beer too!
Trust me you will win 100%!


The thing is. For me the "Enough to Share" talent isn't really working, guess need too much for myself...

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