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Vengeance is mine!

Damage (9/10) Utility (1/10) Survivability (4/10) Complexity (3/10)

Valla is a Ranged Assassin Hero from the Diablo universe.

Background

Valla witnessed the ferocity of hellspawn firsthand as the demons ravaged her village and left her for dead. Now, with no people to call her own, her only allegiance is to her cause: to rid Sanctuary of the demonic filth corrupting its lands. She also likes long walks on the beach, puppies, and crossbows.[1]

Gameplay Summary

Valla is an Assassin that builds more attack speed by striking enemies in a "swift and silent" manner, to easily dispatch them and quickly get away leaving none the wiser.

Strengths

  • Sustained high damage output
  • Can kite effectively
  • Can take mercenary camps quickly
  • Flexible builds into either basic attack or ability build

Weaknesses

  • Weak to dives and crowd control
  • Reliant on basic attacks or Strafe for finishing enemy hero
  • Low health pool

Abilities

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Hungering Arrow (Q) [Skillshot]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Fire an arrow that deals 140 (+4% per level) damage to the first target hit, then seeks up to 2 additional enemies dealing 80 (+4% per level) damage. Can hit an enemy multiple times.

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Multishot (W) [Cone]
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Deal 172 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the target area.

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Vault (E)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Dash to the target area. Your next Basic Attack within 2 seconds deals 6% increased damage per stack of Hatred.

Traits

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Hatred [Passive]

Basic Attacks grant a stack of Hatred, up to 10. Each Hatred stack increases Basic Attack damage by 8% and Movement Speed by 1%. Lasts 6 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

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Strafe [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Rapidly attack nearby visible enemies for 60 (+4% per level) damage per hit, prioritizing heroes over minions. Valla is able to move and use Vault while strafing. Lasts for 4 seconds.

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Rain of Vengeance [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Launch 2 waves of Shadow Beasts that deal 250 (+4% per level) damage and stuns enemies in the target area for 0.5 seconds. Stores 2 charges.

Talents

Tier 1, Hero Level 1

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Monster Hunter
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Reduces the Mana cost of Hungering Arrow by 40 and increases the damage it deals to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters by 150%.

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Caltrops
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Drop 3 Caltrops while Vaulting. Caltrops do 60 (+4% per level) damage and slow enemies by 25% for 1 second.

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: After spending 160 seconds at 10 Hatred, reduces the cooldown of Vault by 5 seconds.

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Hot Pursuit
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

When at 10 stacks of Hatred, the Movement Speed bonus increases to 20% total and you gain 4 Mana per second.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4

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Puncturing Arrow
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: Each time a Hero is directly hit with Hungering Arrow, increase the initial damage by 5.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: Upon hitting 100 damage, increase the initial damage by an additional 75 and the number of bounces by 1.

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Punishment
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Multishot deals an additional 4% damage for every stack of Hatred you currently have.

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Creed of the Hunter
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Passively gain 10% attack speed.

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: After attacking enemy Heroes 100 times, increase your Hatred Basic Attack damage bonus per stack by 2%.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7

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Arsenal
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Multishot also fires 3 grenades which deal 120 (+4% per level) damage. Each enemy Hero hit by a grenade reduces the cooldown of Multishot by 2 seconds.

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Death Dealer
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Increases Vault Basic Attack damage bonus from 6% to 14% per stack of Hatred. If this attack kills its victim, the Mana cost and cooldown of Vault are refunded.

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Repeating Arrow
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

The cooldown for Hungering Arrow is reset when Vault is used.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10

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Strafe [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Rapidly attack nearby visible enemies for 60 (+4% per level) damage per hit, prioritizing heroes over minions. Valla is able to move and use Vault while strafing. Lasts for 4 seconds.

IconRainofVengeanceValla.png
Rain of Vengeance [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Launch 2 waves of Shadow Beasts that deal 250 (+4% per level) damage and stuns enemies in the target area for 0.5 seconds. Stores 2 charges.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13

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Siphoning Arrow
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

You heal for 75% of the damage dealt to Heroes by Hungering Arrow.

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Tempered by Discipline
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

When at 10 or more stacks of Hatred, gain 25% life steal on Basic Attacks.

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Gloom
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Activate to consume all Hatred, granting 3 Spell Armor per Hatred consumed for 5 seconds.

Passive: Permanently gain 20 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 20%.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16

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Frost Shot
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Increases the range of Multishot by 20% and it also slows by 25% for 1.5 seconds.

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Seething Hatred
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Basic Attacks now grant 2 stacks of Hatred and the time before Hatred expires is increased by 2 seconds.

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Manticore
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Every third Basic Attack against a Hero deals an additional 5% of that Hero's maximum Health in damage.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20

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Vengeance
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Strafe also fires penetrating bolts in a line for 35 (+4% per level) damage every 0.25 seconds. 25% of the damage you deal with Strafe is returned as Health.

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Storm of Vengeance
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seconds.

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Rancor
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Gain 2% attack speed per Hatred stack. When at 10 or more Hatred stacks, gain an additional 30% attack speed.

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Farflight Quiver
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increase Basic Attack range by 40%.

Talent Builds

Tips

Matchups

Pairings

Effective against

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Valla's aggressive playstyle and high burst can cripple Malthael before he has any time to react, capitalizing on his poor movement options and lack of crowd control abilities. Should Valla pick Rain of Vengeance, it will make her even deadlier.


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Any hero that brings consistent, sustained damage will often put on more pressure than Medivh can handle. With Valla’s constant barrage of abilities and auto-attacks, Medivh will struggle to keep his team – and himself - alive.


Effective foes

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Alarak is our first Hero in the Nexus to have a Silence attached to a Basic Ability. While this counter is not as strong as the others listed, Alarak is a scary opponent for Heroes like Valla that rely heavily on using an ability to escape bad situations and kite their enemies. If Alarak can land a Telekinesis > Discord Strike Combo, he can set up unique kill windows on Heroes like Valla by removing their ability to use their key survivability tools.


Skins

Demon Hunter (base)
Valla - Demon Hunter.jpg Valla - Fuschia.jpg Valla - Verdant.jpg Valla - Ochre.jpg
Demon Hunter Fuchsia Verdant Ochre IconShard.png 100
Ordermaster IconShard.png 100
Having returned to the Dreadlans, after slaying the Lord of Terror, Valla has taken up the mantle of Ordermaster so that she can share her knowledge and experience with neophyte demon hunters.
Valla - Ordermaster.jpg Valla - Ordermaster - Azure.jpg Valla - Nephalem.jpg
Ordermaster Azure Nephalem
Vengeance IconShard.png 100
Demon hunters share few traditions as each must walk their own unique path...but a master hunter passing on their armor, is an honor few refuse. Valla would wear Josen's mantle with pride.
VallaMSRed.png VallaMSPurple.png VallaMSOrange.png
Vengeance Violet Bronze
Angelic IconShard.png 400
Inarius was dead, slain by Azmodan, and his disciples would be forever changed. Hatred burned within Valla's angelic heart, but she knew, if it could be tempered, it would be a powerful weapon.
Features altered voice-over and themed abilities.
DemonHunterAVOrange.png DemonHunterAVBlue.png Valla - Angelic - Silver.jpg
Angelic Dark Silver
Deputy IconShard.png 400
No one settled disputes on the lawless streets of Riksville faster than Valla de Hunter. When Marshal Raynor began to deputize a posse, she was the first gunslinger on his list.
This skin is related to the StarCraft themed-skins. Features themed abilities and themed animations.
Valla - Deputy.jpg Valla - Deputy - Rosy.jpg Valla - Deputy - Grassy.jpg Valla - Deputy - Lavender.jpg
Deputy Rosy Grassy Lavender IconShard.png 600
Vampire Slayer IconShard.png 100 (Hallow's End event)
The Countess's thirst for blood could not be quenched even by her death. As the vampire swarm spread across Raven Court, a group of survivors rose up to resist them.
This skin is related to the Raven Court themed-skins.
Valla - Vampire Slayer.jpg Valla - Vampire Slayer - Ebon.jpg Valla - Vampire Slayer - Ivory.jpg Valla - Vampire Slayer - Poison.jpg
Vampire Slayer Ebon Ivory Poison IconShard.png 150
Valla - Vampire Slayer - Rose.jpg
Rose IconShard.png 150
Winter's Helper IconShard.png 2400
There's so much to do during Winter Veil that even Greatfather Winter himself needs a little help. Someone always has to cross people off the naughty list, you know.
This skin is related to the Winter Veil themed-skins. Features themed abilities and themed animations.
Valla - Winter's Helper.jpg Valla - Winter's Helper - Coal.jpg Valla - Winter's Helper - Icewind.jpg
Winter's Helper Coal Icewind
Valla - Winter's Helper - Ivy.jpg Valla - Winter's Helper - Plum.jpg
Ivy Plum

Development

The description for the vampire slayer skin originally read as The Countess's thirst for blood could not be quenched even by her death. As the vampire swarm spread forth from the Forgotten Tower, a group of survivors rose forth to resist them.

Trivia

  • The concept behind her Vampire Hunter skin variant is that Valla has spent time in the Raven Court and adapted to her surroundings, hunting its denizens more often.[2] She is apparently leading some form of rebellion against the forces of Countess Kerrigan.

Patch changes

References

  1. Valla, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-05-01
  2. 2014-03-12, Heroes of the Storm Developer Q&A Part 3 (Feb 20, 2014) – Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-06-18

External links

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