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Lt. Morales is a Ranged Support Hero, based on the medic unit of the StarCraft universe.[1]

Background Edit

Lt. Rosa Morales joined the United Earth Directorate (UED) to make a difference and protect her family. Over a very long and storied career, she has distinguished herself as a peerless medic, able to keep her patients alive and in the fight long after anyone else would have gone down. Lt. Morales is a veteran of the Brood War, and even the destruction of the UED Expeditionary Fleet didn’t slow her down. In the Nexus, she does what she does best: heal her teammates, support her allies, and make a difference.[2]

Gameplay Summary Edit

Strengths Edit

  • Unmatched continuous healing capacity
  • Sustained presence if partnered with strong attacker or defender
  • Can vastly improve other hero with Stim Drone, and can even stack multiple effects onto single hero
  • Can switch lanes, escape, engage with a group of heroes by using Medivac Dropship

Weaknesses Edit

  • Limited and tricky crowd control with Displacement Grenade
  • Has no potential on soloing anything, including siege, waveclear or dueling
  • Reliance on continuous heal makes her an often sought target for shutting down

Abilities Edit

Healing Beam (Q) [Toggle]
Energy: 6 per second

Heal target ally for 86 (+4% per level) Health per second as long as they are in range. After not channeling Healing Beam for 2 seconds, regenerate 6 Energy per second.

Reactivate to switch targets, or self-cast to cancel channeling.

Safeguard (W)
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Grant target allied Hero 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25% for 3 seconds.

Displacement Grenade (E) [Skillshot]
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Fire a grenade that explodes on the first enemy hit, dealing 198 (+4% per level) damage and knocking enemies away.

Traits Edit

Caduceus Reactor [Combat Trait]

While channeling Healing Beam, Lt. Morales regenerates 2% of her maximum Health per second.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Stim Drone [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 90 seconds

Grant an allied Hero 75% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.

Medivac Dropship [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Target a location for a Medivac transport. For up to 10.5 seconds before takeoff, allies can right-click to enter the Medivac.

Talents Edit

Tier 1, Hero Level 1 Edit

Caduceus Feedback
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Increases Basic Attack range by 1.1. Basic Attacks generate 4 Energy against Heroes.

Life Support
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Generate 2 Energy each time Safeguard reduces damage, up to a maximum of 20 Energy per use.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

IconQuestTalent Quest: Hit Heroes with Displacement Grenade.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, reduce the cooldown of Displacement Grenade from 12 seconds to 9 seconds.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes, increase the detonation area of Displacement Grenade by 25%.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4 Edit

Icon Cellular Reactor
Cellular Reactor
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Energy: 30
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Consume 30 Energy to heal Lt. Morales for 40% of her maximum Health over 4 seconds. Caduceus Reactor is disabled while this is active.

Trauma Trigger
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Taking damage while below 40% Health grants 30 Armor for 3 seconds.

This effect has a 60 second cooldown.

Blast Shield
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Heroes hit by Displacement Grenade generate 2 Energy and grant Lt. Morales a Shield equal to 6% of her maximum Health, stacking up to 5 times.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7 Edit

Physical Therapy
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Safeguard removes all Slows from its target. When a Slow is removed this way, reduce the cooldown of Safeguard by 4 seconds.

Vanadium Plating
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

While an ally affected by Safeguard is Stunned, Safeguard grants an additional 25 Armor and its duration is paused.

Prolonged Safeguard
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Increase Safeguard's duration by 50%.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10 Edit

Stim Drone [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 90 seconds

Grant an allied Hero 75% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.

Medivac Dropship [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Target a location for a Medivac transport. For up to 10.5 seconds before takeoff, allies can right-click to enter the Medivac.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13 Edit

EMP Grenade
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Displacement Grenade deals an additional 40 (+4% per level) damage over 2 seconds, and up to 400 (+4% per level) bonus damage to Shields.

System Shock
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Heroes hit by Displacement Grenade deal 30% less damage for 4 seconds.

Second Opinion
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Hitting 2 or more Heroes with Displacement Grenade reduces its cooldown to 2 seconds.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16 Edit

Extended Care
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Increase the range of Healing Beam by 40%.

First Responder
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

While above 70 Energy, Healing Beam's healing is increased by 25%.

Shield Sequencer
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Safeguard gains a second charge.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20 Edit

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Reduce the cooldown of Stim Drone from 90 seconds to 45 seconds, and increase the Movement Speed bonus from 25% to 50%.

Safe Zone
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

After exiting the Medivac, allies are Protected from all damage for 2 seconds.

Icon Reinforcements
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to call down a Medivac Dropship at your Altar for your allies. After 10 seconds, or when the Ability is activated again, the Medivac will travel to the original cast location to unload its passengers. Cooldown is shared with Medivac Dropship.

Passive: Reduce the cooldown of Medivac Dropship from 60 to 30 seconds.

Caduceus Reactor 2.0
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increase the healing provided by Caduceus Reactor from 2% to 6% of Lt. Morales's maximum Health per second.

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

The Butcherplate
Boasting from the highest single target healing in the game, Lt. MoralesHealing Beam and Safeguard are perfect to keep The Butcher alive while he charges into the enemy team. Additionally, her Stim Drone makes The Butcher drastically stronger. Her entire kit fits The Butcher with perfection.

Similar to Malfurion, Lt. Morales’s high single-target healing keeps Gul'dan fueled and able to put out a lot of damage over a long period of time with little regard to managing his Mana.

Lt. Morales’ healing potential is practically unmatched, but as most players have quickly learned, she is pretty easy to kill if caught out. Force of Will is great at mitigating incoming burst damage, and even the most dive-happy team will have to think twice about the resources they commit to killing Lt. Morales with Medivh by her side.

Effective against Edit

Effective foes Edit

The Butcherplate
While Lt. Morales is a powerful healer, she lacks the proper self-sustain and movement options to defend against aggressive gankers like The Butcher, who can easily isolate her from the rest of the team and pin her down with Lamb to the Slaughter.

Skins Edit

Medic (base)
Morales1 Morales2 Morales3 Lt Morales - Merciful
Medic Knight-Lieutenant Crystal Arch Merciful IconShard 100
Apothecary IconShard 100
The Royal Apothecary Society's experiments have resulted in many alchemical discoveries, which Apothecary Morales administers to soldiers in the field. Some side effects may occur.
This skin is related to the Warcraft themed-skins. Features altered voice-over.
Apothecary1 Apothecary2 Apothecary3
Apothecary Crimson Ivory
First IconShard 100
The UED outfits its best soldiers with the finest in experimental ordnance, and its medics are no exception. As such, Lt. Morales’s gear has been upgraded in accordance with her service record.
MasterMorales1 MasterMorales2 MasterMorales3
First Hunter Automated
Love Doctor IconShard 400
Whether your heart is broken, bleeding, or located somewhere outside your body, the Love Doctor will patch you right up.
This skin is related to the Valentine's Day themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
Morales - LD - Purple Morales - LD - Blue Morales - LD - Orange Morales - Love Doctor - Prototype
Love Doctor Mega Toxic Prototype
Paramedic IconShard 600
Officer Morales, STORM Unit's newest recruit, is wholly committed to supporting the city's civilian populace as well as her fellow agents. Thanks to her medical training, she is perfect for the unit's emergency response team
Morales - Paramedic Morales - Paramedic - Covert Morales - Paramedic - Fiery
Paramedic Covert Fiery


  • The "Hunter" variant of Morales's "First" skin bears resemblance to Samus Aran from the Metroid universe.
  • Morales's "Love Doctor" skin bears resemblance to Arcee from the Transformers franchise.
    • The "Mega" variant bears resemblance to Mega Man X.

Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch March 6, 2018Note: Paramedic skins added.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 29, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 1550 to 1472; Health Regen reduced from 3.23 to 3.07; Basic Attack Damage reduced from 88 to 83.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 14, 2017Note: Fixed an issue in which Lt. Morales could become immune to certain Stasis effects like Void Prison and Devouring Maw until death.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 11, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 1605 to 1550; Health regen reduced from 3.34 to 3.23.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 20, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health increased from 1528 to 1605; Base Life Regen increased from 3.18 to 3.34.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 5, 2017Note: Received updated art to coincide with Talent changes.; Lt. Morales now uses Energy to fuel her Healing Beam. All other abilities are free to cast.; Morales can hold up to 100 Energy.
  • IconHotS (Patch December 14, 2016Note: Fixed a rare issue that could cause Lt. Morales players to lose control of the Hero.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 20, 2015Note: Health increased from 700 (+110 per level) to 840 (+130 per level); Base Health Regeneration increased from 1.46 per second to 1.75; Lt. Morales’ price has been reduced from 15,000 to 10,000 Gold.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 6, 2015Note: Added.; Apothecary Morales bundle available for a limited time.


  1. 2015-08-22, Gamescom 2015 : The medic will join the Nexus !. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-08-22
  2. Lt. Morales, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-10-08

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