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Hero Levels are an aspect of Heroes of the Storm. It applies to specific heroes rather than the player as a whole. They are gained through playing matches in any mode. All heroes begin at level 1, with no level cap. Level progression unlocks rewards such as gold, portraits, and Mastery Taunts.[1]

Rewards are as follows:

  • Level 5: the hero's portrait in the Collection; 500 gold
  • Level 10: Loot Chest with at least one item linked to the hero guaranteed
  • Level 15: the hero's master portrait in the Collection; the hero's Mastery Taunt

Experience to level

The required experience to level is as follows; each level after 12 requires 1,200,000 experience:

Levelxp to next levelTotal xp
Level 2100,000 experience100,000 experience
Level 3250,000 experience350,000 experience
Level 4400,000 experience750,000 experience
Level 5500,000 experience1,250,000 experience
Level 6600,000 experience1,850,000 experience
Level 7700,000 experience2,550,000 experience
Level 8800,000 experience3,350,000 experience
Level 9900,000 experience4,250,000 experience
Level 101,000,000 experience5,250,000 experience
Level 111,100,000 experience6,350,000 experience
Level 121,200,000 experience7,550,000 experience


Hero Levels were previously known as "Hero Quests" and subsequently "Progression Levels". Players were required to complete Versus Mode matches only in order to progress through Hero Quests and unlock the rewards they had to offer.[1] These quests were unlocked at levels 10 and 20. The first set of these quests, unlocked at level 10, allowed players to dig into individual heroes and complete a series of three Basic Hero Quests (Hero Quests 1, 2, and 3). After reaching level 20, players were able to progress their individual characters through a series of Epic Hero Quests (Hero Quests 4, 5, and 6). Completing such quests added to customization options.[2]

Prior to Heroes of the Storm 2.0, progression also enabled mastery skins for purchase.

Patch changes

  • Patch.png (Patch April 25, 2017Note: Revamped.
  • Patch.png (Patch December 8, 2015Note: Talent Gating has been removed from Heroes of the Storm, and players will now have access to all Hero Talents regardless of their account levels.
  • Patch.png (Patch June 30, 2015Note: Several Hero Level rewards have been slightly altered.


  1. 1.0 1.1 2014-07-24, Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Patch Notes build Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-08-06
  2. 2014-03-12, HEROES OF THE STORM PREVIEW: UNLOCKING THE HERO WITHIN. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-08