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It is said that I hunt alone. Wandering these bitter lands, far from civilization. But in truth, I hunt with family. One that I hold close. I protect them, and they protect me. I am Rexxar, Champion of the Horde. And I never hunt alone.

Damage (5/10) Utility (8/10) Survivability (7/10) Complexity (6/10)

Rexxar is a Ranged Warrior Hero from the Warcraft universe. Rexxar, the Champion of the Horde, is a half-ogre, half-orc beastmaster of the Mok’Nathal clan.

Background

Out in the wild, there is only the law of the jungle; survival depends on having a pack, on looking out for one another. Together with his loyal animal companions, the bear Misha and Spirit the hawk, he prowls the Nexus, always looking for the next challenge. The strength of the bear, the hawk's swiftness, and the hunter's cunning make them a formidable (and inseparable) team.[1]

Gameplay Summary

Rexxar is a Warrior with a mechanic akin to The Lost Vikings, as he is essentially two Heroes into one. He calls upon his bear companion Misha to follow him around the battlefield and attack his foes. Misha is integral to Rexxar’s gameplay, harassing enemies, absorbing damage, and stunning enemy characters.

Overall, Rexxar fits well in double Warrior compositions, as he has a solid laning power, can clear mercenary camps at ease, and is provided with a good blend of survivability, damage and utility.

Strengths

  • Strong solo laning capacities.
  • Decent duelist.
  • Can solo Mercenary Camps at ease.
  • Misha can be used to grant vision and scouting.
  • Very strong during map objectives that require to defend areas (i.e. Dragon Shire) or to channel (i.e. Towers of Doom).
    • In addition, Misha can be issued to move while Rexxar is channeling an objective without interrupting the channel.
  • Can potentially reach one of the highest healthpools in the game thanks to Animal Husbandry.
  • Spirit Swoop is a decent ability to chase enemy Heroes, as well useful in wave clear.
  • Misha, Charge! is a powerful and disruptive ability, specially when facing multiple melee Heroes.
  • Mend Pet, specially when combined with Hungry Bear, makes Misha incredibly resilient, allowing Rexxar to clear Mercenary Camps and even Boss Camps.
  • Bestial Wrath grants Misha an Assassin-level damage output.
  • Unleash the Boars covers huge range, and is highly effective at securing takedowns.

Weaknesses

  • Considerably high learning curve as controlling Misha requires practice.
  • Low healthpool for a Warrior (including Misha's).
  • Low damage output outside of Bestial Wrath.
  • Very weak if Misha is killed.
  • Heroes with "Hit X Heroes" quest talents can easily abuse of Misha, using her as advantage.
  • Misha can be easily exploited by other Heroes to attack Rexxar and his allies (i.e. Kael'thas using Misha to spread Living Bomb; Kel'Thuzad using Chains of Kel'Thuzad to pin down Misha against other Heroes).

Abilities

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Spirit Swoop (Q)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 7 seconds

Deal 146.64 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a line, slowing them by 30% for 2 seconds.

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Misha, Charge! (W)
Mana: 45
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Misha charges in a line, dealing 61.36 (+4% per level) damage and stunning enemies for 1.25 seconds.

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Mend Pet (E)
Mana: 55
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Heal Misha for 619.84 (+4% per level) Health over 5 seconds.

Traits

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Misha, Follow!
Cooldown: 0.5 seconds

Activate to command Misha to stay by your side.

If Misha dies, she will revive in 21 (+50% per level) seconds.

Heroic Abilities

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Unleash the Boars [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 114.4 (+4% per level) damage, revealing, and slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.

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Bestial Wrath
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.

Talents

Tier 1, Hero Level 1

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Easy Prey
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Increases Misha's damage to Minions and Mercenaries by 150%, and reduces the damage Misha takes from Minions and Mercenaries by 50%.

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Bird of Prey
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Increases Spirit Swoop's damage by 150% to Minions.

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Flare
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Fire a flare at an area, revealing it for 20 seconds.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4

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Hungry Bear
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Misha's Basic Attacks heal her for 4.5% of her maximum Health.

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Hunter-Gatherer
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your Health Regeneration by 1.25 per second, up to 30 per second.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: After gathering 20 Globes, Rexxar and Misha gain 10 Armor.

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Grizzled Fortitude
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Every 7 seconds, Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%.

Stores up to 2 charges. Both Rexxar and Misha have their own charges.

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Animal Husbandry
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7

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Aspect of the Beast
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1.25 seconds.

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Crippling Talons
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Increases Spirit Swoop's slow amount to 50% and its duration to 3 seconds.

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Taking Flight
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Increases Spirit Swoop's range by 20%. If Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, the Mana cost is refunded and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10

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Bestial Wrath
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.

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Unleash the Boars [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 114.4 (+4% per level) damage, revealing, and slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13

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Wildfire Bear
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Misha deals 29.12 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies.

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Aspect of the Hawk
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

When Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, Rexxar gains 125% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Misha's Basic Attacks increase the duration of this buff by 0.75 seconds.

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Dire Beast
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 40%, stacking up to a 400% bonus.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16

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Thrill of the Hunt
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Your Basic Attacks increase both you and Misha's Movement Speed by for 25% for 2 seconds.

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Primal Intimidation
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Enemies that Basic Attack you or Misha have their Attack Speed slowed by 40%.

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Feign Death
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
Cooldown: 35 seconds

Fake your death, becoming Invulnerable and untargetable for 5 seconds. During this time you control Misha.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20

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Spirit Bond
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increases the duration of Bestial Wrath by 50%, and Misha's Basic Attacks heal Rexxar for 50% of the damage dealt.

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Kill Command
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Unleash the Boars deals 50% more damage and roots for 1.5 seconds.

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Frenzy of Kalimdor
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Your Basic Attacks deal 10% more damage, and Misha's Basic Attacks slow the target by 20% for 1.25 seconds.

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Hardened Skin
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

You and Misha take 75% less damage for 4 seconds.

Talent Builds

  • Animal Husbandry Build: focused on the level 4 talent Animal Husbandry, to keep Rexxar alive as long as possible to increase his and Misha's health to exponentially high amounts, as well picking other defensive talents, such as Feign Death and Hardened Skin, to make Rexxar and Misha incredibly resilient.
  • Bruiser Misha Build: focused on maximizing Misha's damage output, making her a big threat during teamfights. This build also allows her to easily clear Mercenary Camps and even Boss Camps.

Tips

Players who choose to hunt by Rexxar’s side in the Nexus will find a Warrior like no other. Rexxar’s trait is Misha, his loyal bear companion who will fight with you and distract enemies while you throw your axes from safety. Use Spirit Swoop to slow all enemies in a line and set up a charge from Misha who will stun any enemy she hits. If your faithful friend gets low on health, Mend Pet will make sure she’s ready to get back into the action.

To make Misha more terrifying, choose Bestial Wrath as your Heroic to give her increased attack damage and make her a force to be reckoned with. If you prefer to play a more team oriented style, Unleash the Boars will create a horde of boars to hunt down enemy Heroes and slow them to bring the advantage to your allies.

Matchups

Pairings

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Much like with the Lost Vikings, Rexxar and Misha can spread Healing Pathogen reliably. In addition, Rexxar's can further prolong Stukov's slow effects and vice-versa with his abilities Spirit Swoop and Unleash the Boars.


Effective against

Effective foes

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Rexxar is pretty much two heroes in one, as he is always accompanied by Misha. Because of that, both of them become easier targets for Chains of Kel'Thuzad, therefore using their greatest strength against themselves. Additionally, this aids Kel'Thuzad in completing his trait quest, Master of the Cold Dark.


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Rexxar is an easy target because of Misha. Since she counts as a Hero too, Malthael can easily exploit her AI and feed on her, plus getting the bonus heal from Soul Rip; he can also quickly farm Misha to complete his quest talents.


Skins

Champion of the Horde
Rexxar - Champion of the Horde.jpg Rexxar - Wild.jpg Rexxar - Pallid.jpg
Champion of the Horde Wild Pallid
Frostlord Rexxar IconShard.png 100
When the Crystal Citadel fell, the Frostlords were scattered and never heard from again. Legend holds that some still wander the frozen tundras or the north, ever searching for a new home.
Features themed abilities.
RexxarFLBlue.png RexxarFLRed.png RexxarFLBrown.png
Frostlord Jasper Earthen
Beastmaster IconShard.png 100
A beastmaster is at one with the wilds. When they kill, they ensure every part of the animal is made use of.
RexxarMOrange.png RexxarMBlue.png RexxarMGreen.png
Beastmaster Leopard Orc
Raider IconShard.png 1600
The terrans are descended from Earth's exiled prisoners, mutants and degenerates. Some, like military ursine-handler Cpl. Rex Arkk, are more genetically aberrant than others.
This skin is related to the StarCraft themed-skins. Features altered voice-over and themed abilities.
Rexxar - Raider.jpg Rexxar - Raider - Covert.jpg Rexxar - Raider - Fire.jpg Rexxar - Raider - Biohazard.jpg
Raider Covert Fire Biohazard

Trivia

  • Rexxar was the first ranged Warrior added in Heroes of the Storm.

Development

Rexarr was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[2] He was showcased as a character in 2013.[3] As of December 2014, he was still intended for inclusion, but his release date was unknown.[4] He was formally revealed at GamesCom 2015.[5]

Patch changes

  • Patch.png (Patch July 11, 2017Note: Biohazard Raider Rexxar skin added.
  • Patch.png (Patch January 24, 2017Note: Received updated icon art to coincide with rework.
  • Patch.png (Patch October 18, 2016Note: Rexxar’s prices have been reduced to $6.49 USD and 4,000 Gold.
  • Patch.png (Patch September 13, 2016Note: Raider skin added.
  • Patch.png (Patch August 9, 2016Note: Error messages will no longer display when an AI Rexxar or Uther spawn in-game.
  • Patch.png (Patch July 12, 2016Note: Will now animate properly while riding Mounts that hover.
  • Patch.png (Patch April 27, 2016Note: Basic Attack range increased by 22%.; Health increased from 1643 (+4% per level) to 1725 (+4% per level).; Health regeneration increased from 3.42 (+4% per level) to 3.59 (+4% per level) per second.
  • Patch.png (Patch November 17, 2015Note: Misha can now properly return to Rexxar if she is on the opposite side of an enemy Gate and an open path exists where a Wall was destroyed.
  • Patch.png (Patch September 8, 2015Note: Added.

References

  1. Rexxar, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-09-09
  2. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  3. 2013-11-09, Heroes Skin Showcase - Heroes of the Storm - Blizzcon 2013. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
  4. 2014-12-05, HEROES OF THE STORM AMA TRANSCRIPT. Blizzpro, accessed on 2014-12-07
  5. 2015-08-05, NEW HEROES JOIN THE BRAWL AT GAMESCOM. Blizzpro, accessed on 2015-08-22
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