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Guest Kroshak

If he is a warrior then thats something new to be honest, kinda like it when blizz goes nuts and switch the common warrior role

 

I hope he is a good one, and also i hope more support heroes, that role needs love

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Hey Kroshak,

 

I think Rexxar himself is an Assassin and the only reason why they labelled him a Warrior is Misha. Misha is very durable and fights at the front while Rexxar throws his axes from a safe distance. Furthermore, Misha possesses a powerful AoE Stun. Hard crowd control (stuns in particular) is found very commonly on Warriors in general. 

 

I'm super excited to see how Rexxar is going to perform after his release. 

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Guest Kroshak

Hey Kroshak,

 

I think Rexxar himself is an Assassin and the only reason why they labelled him a Warrior is Misha. Misha is very durable and fights at the front while Rexxar throws his axes from a safe distance. Furthermore, Misha possesses a powerful AoE Stun. Hard crowd control (stuns in particular) is found very commonly on Warriors in general. 

 

I'm super excited to see how Rexxar is going to perform after his release. 

Yeah, probably thats why blizz used the term "Warrior" and not "Tank" for those heroes, the same with "support" and not "healer" being used in the mobas, tbh someone (maybe you =P) put like the differences between the heroes and that not all the heroes plays the same, remembering the bad comments about tyrande, that she was a bad support, but in theory she IS a support but not the "support pure healer" type, same with warriors, you got "utility warrior builds" (ETC for example) or the "Warrior Tank Build" that can eat a lot of damage like breakfast in the morning and just be fine (a.k.a Muradin)

 

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Guest Young

The icons for level 16 talents were mistaken. You put the "?" on critical mend instead of the "X" , same for the Swoop talent biggrin.png

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Guest Mentor

 

Hey Kroshak,

 

I think Rexxar himself is an Assassin and the only reason why they labelled him a Warrior is Misha. Misha is very durable and fights at the front while Rexxar throws his axes from a safe distance. Furthermore, Misha possesses a powerful AoE Stun. Hard crowd control (stuns in particular) is found very commonly on Warriors in general. 

 

I'm super excited to see how Rexxar is going to perform after his release. 

Yeah, probably thats why blizz used the term "Warrior" and not "Tank" for those heroes, the same with "support" and not "healer" being used in the mobas, tbh someone (maybe you =P) put like the differences between the heroes and that not all the heroes plays the same, remembering the bad comments about tyrande, that she was a bad support, but in theory she IS a support but not the "support pure healer" type, same with warriors, you got "utility warrior builds" (ETC for example) or the "Warrior Tank Build" that can eat a lot of damage like breakfast in the morning and just be fine (a.k.a Muradin)

 

Yeah you have to split the Roles.

Supporter get split in healers (Morales, Lili) and Supporters aka "Buffers" like rehgar or tyrande. Same with warrior. There are the tanks who soak the damage and the, how i call "Duellists" like Sonya and Artanis, who got a strong dmg output by lack of deff skills.

 

P.S. For me, Rexxar should be a specalist, not warrior and not assasin.

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Guest mortread

Hello Kendrick,

I just had a question with one of the level 16 talents. 

The eagle talent in level 16 says that it increases the atk speed by 100% for 3 seconds if it hits a hero. But when i used it on them rexxar's atk speed didn't seem to be that different. Is there any bugs with that talent or am I mistaken in thinking that he doesn't atk faster?

Also is this talent viable? To me feign death seems too good but some of the korean guides says that this lev 16 hawk talent can be a good option.

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Hey mortread! 

 

I pick Aspect of the Hawk sometimes myself. The increased attack speed is definitely noticeable. 

However, as a rule of thumb, I'd say that Primal Intimidation is great against Basic Attack heavy teams (featuring Raynor, Illidan, etc.) while Feign Death is awesome against heavy burst (Kael, Nova, etc.). 

 

If you have a significant lead and are far ahead, Aspect of the Hawk can be really awesome but it's definitely the most risky out of those three talents. Hope that helps, 

 

- Kendric

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Guest DaveVoyles

Started using this Rexxar chase build -- it is incredible! Awesome at hunting down squishies. Also, send Misha on their healer, and watch as he goes running. 

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Guest Daelar

Spirit Bond is not recommended, yet still standing in the builds and in the talent dependencies; fyi

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On 12/29/2016 at 10:22 PM, Guest asdf said:

Haunted Mines is back.

I'm not sure what you mean by this, in regards to Rexxar?

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Guest Dan

Yea, Im confused by that one too blainie. Anyway, I think braxis holdout makes the mend pet talents situational. In general, I dont like them either and tend to agree with the analysis here... but the way you play rex on braxis makes them pretty dadburned useful. You can delay those points for that much longer. Going full misha tank build with mend talents can be tough to beat in the solo lane on braxis.

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11 hours ago, Guest Dan said:

Anyway, I think braxis holdout makes the mend pet talents situational. In general, I dont like them either and tend to agree with the analysis here... but the way you play rex on braxis makes them pretty dadburned useful. You can delay those points for that much longer. Going full misha tank build with mend talents can be tough to beat in the solo lane on braxis.

rexxar is in a weird spot where his is not a very desireable pick except for one map where he is a top pick (braxis).  I think the guide is trying to advise you for the wider world of playing rexxar and not just his one little weird role as braxis base camper. In addition, organized teams (or just teams in the higher leagues) will draft a burst assassin who can simply ignore misha and dive rexxar repeatedly, and as such her survivability ends up not mattering much anyways.

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First, thank you for taking the time to make this guide.  I think it is an excellent resource for starting out with Rexxar.  That said, I would like to share my perspectives as an obsessive Rexxar main.

Counters:

Kael'thas is very vulnerable to being picked off by Misha, and even a player of moderate skill won't allow chain bomb to spread from Misha.  That hasn't been an issue since Misha, Focus! was introduced long ago.  

Misha is a relatively low health tank, with much of her survivabilty tied to a large, frequent heal.  Tycus doesn't really counter her any more than he counters other medium health characters like Thrall or Zarya.

"Going even" isn't exactly a counter, so Artanis is another strange choice.  Additionally Rexxar has far more sustain than Artanis in lane and can frequently stun to prevent Artanis from regaining his shield passive in teamfights.  Finally good Rexxar players can prevent devastating swaps by throwing Misha in front of teammates.

Rexxar struggles with situations in which enemies can avoid or bypass Misha easily.  Good flankers and characters like Chromie are better counters to him.

Talents:

I think you undervalue Hunter Gatherer.  The health regen on Rexxar (Misha does not gain this regen like you mistakenly mention) is nice, but the 10 armor on Misha here in the transition to the mid/late game is huge.  Because much of Misha's survivability is tied to healing rather than raw health, armor has massive value as it essentially increases the potency of healing relative to damage.

Animal Husbandry is also way more situational than you claim.  Aside from the obvious issue with less experienced Rexxar players likely getting minimal value from this talent, it has other drawbacks.  It makes Rexxar and Misha way more vulnerable to tankbusting, and given the popularity of Tycus right now this can be problematic.  And while it improves survivability at the start of teamfights, it makes Mend Pet and other healing in the late game less effective when compared to having Hunter Gatherer in prolonged fights.   Animal Husbandry requires careful consideration of map and team compositions, making it a poor [ ] talent.

Crippling Talons has some value.  3 seconds of 50% slow is brutal and the most powerful non-heroic slow in the game.  I think it's more of a [?] pick than a [X].  It's a better talent for securing picks, as it extends the time your team has to capitalize after a Charge.

Aspect of the Hawk provides the most single-target damage on this tier.  While Dire Beast provides the most immediate damage for burst combos with teammates, after a few seconds Aspect will result in more overall damage.  Naturally there is value in potential AoE damage of the other two options, but Aspect is a great pick for maps that result in lots of skirmishing like Dragon's Shire and Warhead Junction as it makes Rexxar into an excellent duelist.  Now that it doesn't compete with valuable survivability options at 16 it is a lot more pickable.  More of a [?] than a [X].

 

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On 1/30/2017 at 9:11 PM, Guest oakwooden said:

First, thank you for taking the time to make this guide.  I think it is an excellent resource for starting out with Rexxar.  That said, I would like to share my perspectives as an obsessive Rexxar main.

Big comments like these are exactly the type of feedback we are hoping to hear! It's great that you've taken the time to write this out for us, I'll make sure that it gets reviewed and your suggestions are taken into consideration with new updates where required. 

(Sorry for the late reply!)

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Really liking this guide, thanks for writing it, and also the other comments in this thread. I just have one small note, it could be worth mentioning somewhere in the guide that you can press Alt+D to rapidly call Misha back to you, this could help newer users have less trouble bringing misha back :)

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The comment on the flare talent at level 1 is outdated, as it talks about when it had a 10 second timer (and 5 second uptime) where it now has a 25 second cooldown and a 20 second uptime.

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15 hours ago, TwixTrix said:

The comment on the flare talent at level 1 is outdated, as it talks about when it had a 10 second timer (and 5 second uptime) where it now has a 25 second cooldown and a 20 second uptime.

Thanks for pointing this out! I will pass this onto Kendric and hope for a quick fix.

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Guest Bahamut

"Misha being able to hold Beacons with Misha makes him very potent pick on Braxis Holdout"

 

Just wanted to point out the typo its not a big deal but in case you want to fix it

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1 hour ago, Guest Bahamut said:

"Misha being able to hold Beacons with Misha makes him very potent pick on Braxis Holdout"

 

Just wanted to point out the typo its not a big deal but in case you want to fix it

Thanks for pointing this issue out! I passed this onto Kendric.

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