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Medivh Build Guide “Nothing less than perfection will do.”

Last updated on Aug 02, 2016 at 21:39 by Kendric 7 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Medivh guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Medivh in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

Note that this guide is still in our older format and it will eventually be moved to the new format. More information here.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Raven Build: Great scouting and improved mobility

Portal Build: Strong waveclear combined with enhanced Portals

Medivh synergizes with
Medivh is countered by
Medivh's stronger maps Blackheart's Bay Cursed Hollow
Medivh's average maps Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen Towers of Doom
Medivh's weaker maps Battlefield of Eternity

Ability Usage:

  • Make sure to hit an enemy Hero when using Arcane Rift Icon Arcane Rift. This will drastically reduce its cooldown.
  • Medivh's Raven Form Icon Raven Form is an incredibly efficient scouting tool. Use it as much as possible to reveal the enemy team's position.
  • As useful as Raven Form Icon Raven Form is, do not stray too far from your team, since they might require your help if ambushed or ganked by the opponents.
  • Force of Will Icon Force of Will is very effective if used on melee Assassins like Illidan, Thrall, or The Butcher. If there is no melee Assassin in your team composition, Warriors (especially while they are engaging the enemy team) should be the main target for this ability.
  • Medivh cannot be targeted by enemy Structures while in Raven Form Icon Raven Form, so make sure to provide your team with valuable vision information while pushing and sieging.
  • Keep in mind that Portal Icon Portal can be used both offensively and defensively. Depending on the situation it is a formidable ability to either help allies engage or retreat.

2. Introduction

Medivh is a ranged Specialist with an exceptional amount of utility, which makes him one of the most flexible and adaptable Heroes in the game. His Force of Will Icon Force of Will possesses incredible synergy with Warriors and melee Assassins, in particular, Portal Icon Portal can be used to execute deadly ganks or tricky escape manoeuvres. One of Medivh's greatest strengths is his ability to scout the battlefield with his Raven Form Icon Raven Form. Doing so gathers valuable information for his team, which allows them to always be one step ahead of their opponents. With all the utility Medivh provides, he also requires a lot of game knowledge and experience to unleash his full potential. However, if played well, Medivh can single-handedly influence the outcome of a game in his team's favour.

3. Strengths

  • Powerful crowd control abilities
  • Exceptional scouting capabilities
  • Synergises extremely well with melee Assassins and Bruisers
  • Flexible playstyle
  • Strong waveclear post Level 20
  • Superior utility
  • Fits into many team compositions

4. Weaknesses

  • Relatively low damage output
  • High skill curve
  • Portal Icon Portal placement requires some practice
  • Cannot replace a true Support

5. Role In The Current Meta

Medivh has the rare ability to make allies Invulnerable for a short period of time using Force of Will Icon Force of Will. This makes him an ideal match with aggressive melee Assassins and Bruisers, such as Illidan, Thrall, or Sonya.

Raven Form Icon Raven Form proves to be an incredibly useful scouting tool, as enemy Heroes cannot attack Medivh while he is in that form. This allows him to gather intel on enemy movement and rotations, however, he should not separate himself too far from his teammates, since the Raven's movement speed is slower than that of normal mounts. Furthermore, Medivh can wreak havoc within the enemy lines due to the exceptional crowd control effects provided by both of his Heroic Abilities, Poly Bomb Icon Poly Bomb and Ley Line Seal Icon Ley Line Seal.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 5 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 14 Jun. 2016: Added Medivh's Ability and talent descriptions to provide a first impression guide on his release.
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