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"I've spent long enough in the shadows, so watch your back."

- Valeera(src)

IconDamage (5/10) IconUtility (8/10) IconSurvivability (6/10) IconComplexity (8/10)

Valeera is an assassin hero from the Warcraft universe. For a time, the gladiator Valeera Sanquinar served dutifully as one of Varian Wrynn’s personal bodyguards. But ultimately, her shadowy skills found her a natural fit within the secretive rogue order, the Uncrowned, in their fight against the Legion. Now Valeera brings her deadly sharp blades, and even sharper wits, into the Nexus.

Abilities Edit

IconSinisterStrike
Sinister Strike (Q)
Energy: 30
Cooldown: 5 seconds

Dash forward, hitting all enemies in a line for 110 (+4% per level) damage. If Sinister Strike hits a Hero, Valeera stops dashing immediately and the cooldown is reduced to 1 second.
Awards 1 Combo Point.

Stealth: Ambush
Heavily damage an enemy.
Awards 1 Combo Point.

IconBladeFlurry
Blade Flurry (W)
Energy: 40
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Deal 130 (+4% per level) damage in an area around Valeera.

Awards 1 Combo Point per enemy Hero hit.

Stealth: Cheap Shot
Stun and damage an enemy.
Awards 1 Combo Point.

IconEviscerateValeera
Eviscerate (Valeera) (E)
Energy: 25
Cooldown: 1 seconds

Consumes all combo points.
Eviscerate an enemy, dealing damage per Combo Point.

1 point: 85 (+4% per level)
2 points: 170 (+4% per level)
3 points: 255 (+4% per level)

Stealth: Garrote
Silence and damage an enemy over time.
Awards 1 Combo Point.

Traits Edit

IconVanish
Vanish (D)
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Valeera vanishes from sight becoming Stealthed and increasing her Movement Speed by 10%. For the first second, she is Unrevealable and can pass through other units.

Using Vanish grants Valeera a different set of Abilities while she remains stealthed.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconSmokeBomb
Smoke Bomb (R)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unrevealable, can pass through other units, and gains 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%. Valeera can continue to attack and use abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds.

Using this ability does not break Vanish.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconCloakofShadows
Cloak of Shadows (R)
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1.5 seconds she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 75%.

Using this ability does not break Vanish.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
IconVigor
Vigor

Valeera regenerates an additional 2 Energy per second.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After gathering 20 Regen Globes, increase Valeera's maximum Energy to 120.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconVanish
Subtlety

After remaining Vanished for at least 4 seconds, using Ambush, Cheap Shot, or Garrote causes Valeera to regenerate an additional 10 Energy per second for 5 seconds.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconCombatReadiness
Combat Readiness

Each Combo Point spent grants 50 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing its damage by 50%. Stores up to 3 charges.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconCripplingPoison
Crippling Poison
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Activate to cause Valeera's next instance of Spell Damage to slow enemy Movement Speed by 25% for 5 seconds.

Activating Crippling Poison does not break Vanish.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconSinisterStrike
Relentless Strikes

Reduces the Energy cost of Sinister Strike by 10.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconHemorrhage
Hemorrhage

Valeera's Basic Attacks do 25% additional damage to enemies affected by Garrote.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconVanish
Initiative

Ambush, Garrote, and Cheap Shot award 2 Combo Points.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconWoundPoison
Wound Poison
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Activate to cause Valeera's next instance of Spell Damage to also reduce healing received by the victim by 50% for 5 seconds.

Activating Wound Poison does not break Vanish.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
IconSinisterStrike
Mutilate

Sinister Strike now hits with both blades, dealing 100% additional damage, but its range is reduced by 1.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconBladeFlurry
Fatal Finesse

IconQuestTalent Quest: Each time Blade Flurry damages an enemy Hero, its damage increases by 3, up to 60.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After damaging 20 Heroes with Blade Flurry, permanently reduce its Energy cost by 20.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconEviscerateValeera
Slice and Dice

Eviscerating an enemy with 3 Combo Points causes Valeera's next 3 Basic Attacks to have their Attack Speed increased by 150%. Lasts 3 seconds.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconAssassinate
Assassinate

Ambush deals 100% additional damage if no other enemy Heroes are within 4 range of the victim.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
IconSmokeBomb
Smoke Bomb (R)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unrevealable, can pass through other units, and gains 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%. Valeera can continue to attack and use abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds.

Using this ability does not break Vanish.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconCloakofShadows
Cloak of Shadows (R)
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1.5 seconds she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 75%.

Using this ability does not break Vanish.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
IconVanish
Elusiveness

Increase Valeera's Movement Speed while Vanished by an additional 10%.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconAssassinate
Death From Above

Ambush now has 6 range and teleports Valeera behind the victim.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconBlind
Blind

When Cheap Shot expires, the victim is blinded for 2.5 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconHemorrhage
Strangle

Garrote reduces Ability Damage dealt by the victim by 25% for 7 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
IconSinisterStrike
Seal Fate

Sinister Strike deals 50% additional damage and generates an additional Combo Point when used against silenced, rooted, or stunned enemy Heroes.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconHemorrhage
Rupture

Valeera's Basic Attacks increase the damage over time effect of Garrote by 5%, stacking up to 30%, and refresh the duration.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconEviscerateValeera
Expose Armor

Eviscerating an enemy with 3 Combo Points causes them to lose 25 Armor for 2 seconds, increasing all damage taken by 25%.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconThistleTea
Thistle Tea
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to instantly restore 100 Energy.

Activating Thistle Tea does not break Vanish.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
IconSmokeBomb
Adrenaline Rush (Valeera)

While in the Smoke Bomb, Valeera regenerates an additional 30 Energy per second.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconCloakofShadows
Enveloping Shadows

Whenever Valeera uses Vanish, she also gains Cloak of Shadows.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconVanish
Nightslayer

Reduces the cooldown of Vanish by 3 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Skins Edit

Shadow of the Uncrowned
Valeera - Shadow of the Uncrowned Valeera - Malachite Valeera - Wraith
Shadow of the Uncrowned Malachie Wraith
Bloodfang IconShard100
There's no actual proof Valeera infiltrated Blackwing Lair and slew its master at the bequest of her king... But, I mean, there wouldn't be, would there?
Valeera - Bloodfang Valeera - Bloodfang - SI7 Valeera - Bloodfang - Classic
Bloodfang SI:7 Classic
Demon Hunter IconShard400
The difference between Valeera and her enemies was simple. They would stop at nothing to destroy Azeroth, whereas she would sacrifice everything to save it.
Valeera - Demon Hunter Valeera - Demon Hunter - Deadly Valeera - Demon Hunter - Wild Valeera - Demon Hunter - Crimson
Demon Hunter Deadly Wild Crimson IconShard600
Valeera - Demon Hunter - Ivory
Ivory IconShard600

Notes Edit

See also: Valeera quotations

Strengths Edit

  • Elusive, difficult to kill
  • Shutting down enemy assassins
  • Diverse options for initiation
  • Ganking
Pairings
Genjiplate
Valeera’s]ganking potential greatly complements Genji's diving abilities, as she can stun and silence enemies fleeing or out of position, allowing Genji to quickly dispatch those targets. Both Heroes also have good escape mechanisms, which allows both to retreat should the situation revert.


Jainaplate
Valeera excels at locking down enemy Heroes, and Jaina loves when her enemies are forced to stand still in her Blizzard. Jaina’s powerful slows also allow Valeera to stick to enemies when she wants to (and get away from them when she needs to).
Brightwingplate
Valeera is at her best when she can roam the battlefield securing kills, and Brightwing provides decent wave clear from the support position, while also being able to use her Phase Shift ability to teleport to Valeera to turn ganks into near-certain kills.
Diabloplate
Diablo and Valeera are of like mind during team fights: find a squishy target and eliminate them. When you combine Diablo’s displacement and lockdown with Valeera’s, no place on the battlefield is safe.

Effective against Edit

Aurielplate
In a similar fashion to Zeratul, Valeera has all the right tools to disable fragile backline spell-users like Auriel. Being able to easily stun and/or silence Auriel, Valeera is a potential threat during team fights, specially if her team can effectively follow up her ambushes.


Genjiplate
Valeera is a terrifying hero for Genji to contend with. Both her silence and stun make it extremely risky for Genji to dive into the enemy backline with his Swift Strike ability. Additionally, her cloak will make it difficult for Genji to properly evaluate the best time to engage.


Weaknesses Edit

  • Pushing lanes
  • Sieging
  • Self-sustain
Effective foes
Tassadarplate
Oracle shuts down Valeera’s attempts to flank enemies in its tracks by revealing nearby stealthed Heroes, and the extra shielding that Tassadar can provide can make it difficult for Valeera’s team to burst someone down.
Lunaraplate
Once Lunara has applied her damage over time to Valeera, it can be difficult for her to effectively Vanish during a team fight.
Medivhplate
Medivh’s ability to save Valeera’s assassination targets via Portals and Force of Will makes the rogue’s job a lot more difficult, and Raven Form combined with Dust of Appearance can ruin some attempted ganks before they even happen.

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch August 8, 2017Note: Crimson Demon Hunter Valeera, Ivory Demon Hunter Valeera skins added.
  • IconHotS (Patch June 13, 2017Note: Will no longer be revealed when entering the Haunted Mines or using the Tunnel on Towers of Doom.
  • IconHotS (Patch April 4, 2017Note: Radius decreased to better match actual model size.
  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: Shift queuing movement commands followed by a Hearthstone or Mount command will no longer break Stealth before channeling begins.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 14, 2017Note: Basic Attack damage increased from 75 to 79; Health increased from 1950 to 2047; Health Regeneration reduced from 4.54 to 4.26.
  • IconHotS (Patch January 24, 2017Note: Added.

References Edit

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