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Rexxar Build Guide “The beasts obey me!”

Last updated on Sep 29, 2016 at 08:20 by Kendric 15 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Rexxar guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Rexxar 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

Mobility Build: outstanding sustained single-target damage and exceptional chase potential

Misha Build: high damage output and strong self-sustain on Rexxar's bear companion

PvE Build: exceptional waveclear and late game crowd control

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

Ability Usage:

  • Rexxar's kit is one of the most challenging to master. Thus, we strongly recommend practising Misha's controls against the A.I. first before playing Rexxar in Hero and Team League.
  • Easy Prey Icon Easy Prey provides Rexxar with powerful waveclear. Use it to quickly push lanes and clear Mercenary Camps.
  • Do not forget that you can still control Misha while Feign Death Icon Feign Death is active.

2. Introduction

Rexxar is a hybrid character that combines the high health pool of a Warrior with the strong damage potential of an Assassin. He is followed by his bear companion, named Misha, who fights alongside Rexxar and supports him in various ways throughout the game. Compared to other Warriors, playing Rexxar is a unique experience since you have to control both him and Misha at the same time.

3. Strengths

  • Strong duelist
  • High health pool
  • Decent crowd control
  • Flexible playstyle
  • Can easily clear Mercenary Camps on his own
  • Misha being able to hold Beacons makes him very powerful on Braxis Holdout

4. Weaknesses

  • Lack of AoE damage, especially during the early-mid game
  • Very weak if Misha dies
  • No escape mechanisms before Level 16
  • Controlling Misha requires some practise
  • No burst damage abilities

5. Role in the Current Meta

Rexxar requires good micro management in order to unfold his maximum potential and, as such, he sometimes feels quite disappointing for newer players. Controlling Misha with Misha, Follow! Icon Misha, Follow! and Misha, Attack! Icon Misha, Attack! in particular feels challenging at first, however, once the initial learning curve has been overcome, Rexxar's strong chasing and kiting capabilities and the ability to stun multiple foes at the same time make him a force to be reckoned with. Furthermore, he offers a relatively flexible talent tree, which allows him to adapt to the course of the game.

Both of Rexxar's Heroic Abilities are viable. Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath provides a significant damage boost and thus becomes a solid choice in most games, regardless of your talent build. Unleash the Boars Icon Unleash the Boars, on the other hand, is a slighty situational, yet very useful ability that is recommended if the enemy team either consists of one or several cloaked Heroes, such as Nova or Zeratul, or if your team lacks crowd control in general.

6. Contents

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

7. ChangeLog

  • 29 Sep. 2016: Added Rexxar's strong performance on Braxis Holdout.
  • 26 Apr. 2016: Changed Bird of Prey from Situational to Recommended and removed Thrill of the Hunt in accordance with the latest balance update.
  • 10 Jan. 2016: Changed Kill Command from Not Recommended to Recommended and changed Spirit Bond from Recommended to Not Recommended.
  • 07 Oct. 2015: Updated Bird of Prey's description in accordance with the Lt. Morales update.
  • 24 Sep. 2015: Updated Rexxar's Quick Reference PvE Build.
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