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Valla is a Ranged Assassin Hero from the Diablo universe.

Background Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

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

Weaknesses Edit

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

Abilities Edit

IconHungeringArrow
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.

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

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

IconVaultValla
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 Edit

IconHatredSonya
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 Edit

IconStrafeValla
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
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 Edit

Tier 1, Hero Level 1 Edit

IconHungeringArrow
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%.

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

IconRancor
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 Edit

IconHungeringArrow
Puncturing Arrow
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

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

IconRancor
Punishment
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

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

IconHatredSonya
Creed of the Hunter
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Passively gain 10% attack speed.

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

Tier 3, Hero Level 7 Edit

IconMultishotValla
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.

IconVaultValla
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.

IconVaultValla
Repeating Arrow
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

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

Tier 4, Hero Level 10 Edit

IconStrafeValla
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
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 Edit

IconHungeringArrow
Siphoning Arrow
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

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

IconRancor
Tempered by Discipline
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

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

IconHatredSonya
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 Edit

IconMultishotValla
Frost Shot
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

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

IconHatredSonya
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.

IconRancor
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 Edit

IconStrafeValla
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.

IconRainofVengeanceValla
Storm of Vengeance
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

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

IconRancor
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.

IconNexusFrenzy
Farflight Quiver
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increase Basic Attack range by 40%.

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Effective against Edit

Malthaelplate
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.


Medivhplate
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 Edit

Alarakplate
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 Edit

Demon Hunter (base)
Valla - Demon Hunter Valla - Fuschia Valla - Verdant Valla - Ochre
Demon Hunter Fuchsia Verdant Ochre IconShard 100
Ordermaster IconShard 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 Valla - Ordermaster - Azure Valla - Nephalem
Ordermaster Azure Nephalem
Vengeance IconShard 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 VallaMSPurple VallaMSOrange
Vengeance Violet Bronze
Angelic IconShard 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 DemonHunterAVBlue Valla - Angelic - Silver
Angelic Dark Silver
Deputy IconShard 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 Valla - Deputy - Rosy Valla - Deputy - Grassy Valla - Deputy - Lavender
Deputy Rosy Grassy Lavender IconShard 600
Vampire Slayer IconShard 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 Valla - Vampire Slayer - Ebon Valla - Vampire Slayer - Ivory Valla - Vampire Slayer - Poison
Vampire Slayer Ebon Ivory Poison IconShard 150
Valla - Vampire Slayer - Rose
Rose IconShard 150
Winter's Helper IconShard 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 Valla - Winter's Helper - Coal Valla - Winter's Helper - Icewind
Winter's Helper Coal Icewind
Valla - Winter's Helper - Ivy Valla - Winter's Helper - Plum
Ivy Plum

Development Edit

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 Edit

  • 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 changesEdit

References Edit

  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 Edit