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Garrosh Talents

Last updated on Aug 08, 2017 at 08:00 by Micekrispies 7 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for playing Garrosh in a competitive environment in Heroes of the Storm. For each talent, we explain what they do and why they should or should not be taken.

The other pages of our Garrosh guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About the Author

Micekrispies is a Grand Master Hero League player who has a passion for the MOBA scene and its community. Having over 6 years of experience in the upper divisions of League of Legends, Micekrispies saw Heroes of the Storm as an exciting new endeavor. His priority is to share his knowledge of the MOBA genre with any and all who desire to learn more. Feel free to drop off a comment in the comments section or check out him out on Twitch where he will gladly answer any of your questions.

1. Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Warbreaker Unrivaled Strength Body Check
4 In For the Kill ? Thirst for Battle Indomitable
7 Intimidation ? Brute Force ? Oppressor ? Into the Fray
10 Warlord's Challenge Decimate
13 Defensive Measures Bloodcraze ? Double Up
16 Rough Landing ? Mortal Combo ? Earthshaker
20 Death Wish Deadly Calm Titanic Might ? Inner Rage
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2. Common Talent Paths

2.1. Body Check Build (talent calculator link)

The Body Check Build is designed to get the most damage and utility out of Garrosh's Level 1 Talented Ability, Body Check Icon Body Check. Body Check is essentially a fifth ability Garrosh can activate to deal damage and heavily slow an enemy on a 20-second cooldown. The damage of Body Check is increased by 200% of Armor Up Icon Armor Up's current bonus meaning the less Health Garrosh has (or the more Bonus Armor), the more damage Body Check will do. Also important to note is that if Garrosh has over 25 Bonus Armor, the Slow provided by Body Check will be increased from 30% to 60% for 3 seconds. Double Up Icon Double Up is a crucial Talent in the Body Check Build as the additional Bonus Armor it provides will not only further increase the damage Body Check will deal, but it will allow Garrosh to apply the bonus slow when he is only missing just over 25% of his Health instead of 50%. Inner Rage Icon Inner Rage is also essential as it effectively doubles the value of Body Check, granting Garrosh an additional charge of the Ability as well as a much faster rate of recharge when at or above 25 Bonus Armor. The two charges of Body Check can either be used in quick succession to deal burst damage, or can be spread out to more effectively manage applications of the Slow.

2.2. Decimate Build (talent calculator link)

The Decimate Build and its optimal playstyle revolve around the incredible strength that lies within Decimate Icon Decimate, particularly when empowered at Level 20 with Deadly Calm Icon Deadly Calm. The primary goal of The Decimate Build is for Garrosh to try to stick to the most threatening enemy Heroes in order to relentlessly apply the Decimate debuff to them. This debuff will not only slow all enemies struck by 30% for 1.5 seconds, but will also reduce their damage by 20% for 3 seconds. This single ability has the potential to significantly reduce the entire enemy teams damage output, should Garrosh be able to consistently strike them with charges of Decimate. Because the cooldown of Decimate is reduced by 1 second for each enemy Hero struck, and Deadly Calm will effect a target for 3 seconds, theoretically the damage mitigation of Deadly Calm can be applied indefinitely as long as Garrosh continually strikes the entire enemy team with Decimate. Although it might be tempting to dive the enemy backline in order to prevent them from dealing significant damage, Garrosh should keep an eye out for his backline in case Decimate is required to peel and assist his own allies.

2.3. Main Tank Build (talent calculator link)

The Main Tank Build focuses on Garrosh's need to provide his team with a strong frontline that can effectively soak enemy damage and lock-down Heroes with reliable crowd-control. Unrivaled Strength Icon Unrivaled Strength allows Wrecking Ball Icon Wrecking Ball to become an even more powerful tool of displacement while Indomitable Icon Indomitable will ease the difficulties that come with being kited around or held back from assisting vulnerable allies. Into the Fray Icon Into the Fray can be used to create distance between an ally and an enemy pursuing them or to help secure kills from out-of-reach targets in the enemy backline. Warlord's Challenge Icon Warlord's Challenge empowered by Death Wish Icon Death Wish will give Garrosh's team great lock-down which can be easily followed up by additional crowd-control or massive amounts of damage. Should Garrosh need to use Warlord's Challenge to secure a kill on an isolated target, the cooldown reduction provided by Death Wish will ensure the ability will be available for the next, potentially imminent fight.

3. Disclaimer

Garrosh's Talents page will be updated soon after the live release. Although the current builds are suggestions based primarily off of theorycrafting and limited play-testing, more in-depth Talent discussions will become available as the viability and success of each Talent is observed.

4. Level 1 Talents

Garrosh Warbreaker
Warbreaker (Level 1) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Quest: Pull Heroes with Groundbreaker.

Reward: After pulling 5 Heroes, Groundbreaker deals an additional 150 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds to Heroes.

Reward: After pulling 15 Heroes, reduce Groundbreaker's cooldown by 3 seconds.

Garrosh Unrivaled Strength
Unrivaled Strength (Level 1) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Increase Wrecking Ball's throw range by 20% and its damage by 100%.

Garrosh Body Check
Body Check (Level 1) World of Warcraft Garrosh
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Activate to deal 111 (+4% per level) damage to a target enemy and Slow them by 30% for 2 seconds.

Damage is increased by 200% of Armor Up's current bonus, and the Slow amount is increased by 30% if Armor Up's bonus is above 25.

4.1. Discussion

5. Level 4 Talents

Garrosh In For the Kill ?
In For the Kill (Level 4) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Increase Bloodthirst's damage against non-Heroes by 60%. Killing enemies with Bloodthirst resets its cooldown and refunds its Mana cost.

Garrosh Thirst for Battle
Thirst for Battle (Level 4) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Bloodthirst by 2 seconds.

Garrosh Indomitable
Indomitable (Level 4) World of Warcraft Garrosh
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to become Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds.

5.1. Discussion

6. Level 7 Talents

Garrosh Intimidation ?
Intimidation (Level 7) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Groundbreaker reduces the Attack Speed of Heroes hit by 40% for 4 seconds.

Garrosh Brute Force ?
Brute Force (Level 7) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Enemies hit by Body Check receive 50% reduced healing for 4 seconds.

Garrosh Oppressor ?
Oppressor (Level 7) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the target's Spell Power by 40% for 2.5 seconds.

Garrosh Into the Fray
Into the Fray (Level 7) World of Warcraft Garrosh
  • Mana: 70
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to throw a nearby ally and grant them 25 Armor for 3 seconds. Deals 91 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies upon impact and Slows them by 30% for 2.5 seconds.

While in flight, allied Heroes are Unstoppable.

6.1. Discussion

7. Level 10 Talents

Garrosh Warlord's Challenge
Warlord's Challenge (Level 10) World of Warcraft Garrosh
  • Mana: 40
  • Cooldown: 50 seconds

Silence nearby Heroes and force them to attack Garrosh for 1.5 seconds.

Garrosh Decimate
Decimate (Level 10) World of Warcraft Garrosh
  • Mana: 30
  • Charges: 3
  • Recharge Time: 8 seconds

Deal 50 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies and Slow them by 30% for 1.5 seconds. Deals 100% more damage to Heroes, and each Hero hit reduces the cooldown by 1 second.

Stores up to 3 charges.

7.1. Discussion

8. Level 13 Talents

Garrosh Defensive Measures
Defensive Measures (Level 13) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Pulling a Hero with Groundbreaker grants Garrosh a 350 (+4% per level) Shield for 6 seconds.

Garrosh Bloodcraze ?
Bloodcraze (Level 13) World of Warcraft Garrosh

When hitting a Hero, Bloodthirst heals for an additional 10% of Garrosh's maximum Health over 3 seconds.

Garrosh Double Up
Double Up (Level 13) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Armor Up can be activated to increase its Armor bonus by 100% for 3 seconds.

8.1. Discussion

9. Level 16 Talents

Garrosh Rough Landing ?
Rough Landing (Level 16) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Heroes pulled by Groundbreaker are Slowed by 50% for 3 seconds.

Garrosh Mortal Combo ?
Mortal Combo (Level 16) World of Warcraft Garrosh

If Wrecking Ball is used on a Hero within 2 seconds of pulling them with Groundbreaker, Wrecking Ball's cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.

Garrosh Earthshaker
Earthshaker (Level 16) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Wrecking Ball Stuns enemies near the impact area for 0.75 seconds.

9.1. Discussion

10. Level 20 Talents

Garrosh Death Wish
Death Wish (Level 20) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Increase the duration of Warlord's Challenge by 0.5 seconds. If an enemy Hero is killed while affected by Warlord's challenge, its cooldown is reduced by 45 seconds.

Garrosh Deadly Calm
Deadly Calm (Level 20) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Heroes hit by Decimate deal 20% less damage for 3 seconds.

Garrosh Titanic Might ?
Titanic Might (Level 20) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Wrecking Ball now throws the 2 closest enemies.

Garrosh Inner Rage
Inner Rage (Level 20) World of Warcraft Garrosh

Body Check gains an additional charge, and its cooldown recharges 200% faster while Armor Up's bonus is at or above 25.

10.1. Discussion

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