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Lt. Morales Talents

Last updated on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:12 by Kendric 19 comments

Table of Contents

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General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for playing Lt. Morales 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 Lt. Morales guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

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. Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Caduceus Feedback ? Life Support Clear!
4 Cellular Reactor Trauma Trigger ? Blast Shield
7 Physical Therapy ? Vanadium Plating ? Prolonged Safeguard ?
10 Stim Drone Medivac Dropship
13 EMP Grenade System Shock Second Opinion
16 Extended Care First Responder Shield Sequencer
20 Hyperactivity ? Safe Zone Reinforcements ? Caduceus Reactor 2.0
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2. Common Talent Paths

Grenade Build (talent calculator link)

The Grenade Build offers you with both satisfying healing output and a decent amount of disruption provided by Displacement Grenade Icon Displacement Grenade. Keep in mind that certain talents can still be exchanged and replaced by others. Level 7, in particular, should be a situational choice in every game depending on which Heroes the enemy team drafted. Physical Therapy Icon Physical Therapy, for instance, makes a lot of sense against Heroes like Jaina or Arthas, whereas Vanadium Plating Icon Vanadium Plating should be your go-to choice if the enemy team features lots of Stuns coming from Heroes like Anub'arak, Muradin, or E.T.C..

Full Support Build (talent calculator link)

The Full Support Build focuses less on spamming Displacement Grenade Icon Displacement Grenade all the time and more on keeping important allies alive. The Level 1 talent Caduceus Feedback Icon Caduceus Feedback will make sure to always have a decent amount of Energy available to maintain healing on allies. Experienced players will have a huge impact on team fights by utilizing talents like Vanadium Plating Icon Vanadium Plating, System Shock Icon System Shock, and Extended Care Icon Extended Care to the fullest, without exposing themselves to enemy Warriors and melee Assassins.

3. Level 1 Talents

Lt. Morales Caduceus Feedback ?
Caduceus Feedback (Level 1) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Increases Attack Range by 1.1 and Basic Attacks against Heroes generate 4 Energy.

Lt. Morales Life Support
Life Support (Level 1) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Generate 2 Energy each time Safeguard reduces damage, up to a maximum of 20 Energy per use.

Lt. Morales Clear!
Clear! (Level 1) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Quest: Hit Heroes with Displacement Grenade.

Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, reduce the cooldown of Displacement Grenade from 12 seconds to 9 seconds.

Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes, increase the detonation area of Displacement Grenade by 25%.

3.1. Discussion

Clear! Icon Clear! is a safe and solid Quest Talent to go for, because it is fairly easy to complete and has good impact on future team fights by reducing Displacement Grenade Icon Displacement Grenade's cooldown and increasing its detonation area.

Life Support Icon Life Support is a recommended choice due to the relatively reliable Energy gain it provides. While it takes a bit of experience and practice to cast Safeguard Icon Safeguard in the correct moment, the provided Energy allows Lt. Morales to maintain strong healing even during longer team fights.

Caduceus Feedback Icon Caduceus Feedback can be a viable talent choice if you need additional Energy gain. However, we strongly recommend maintaining a healthy distance to opposing Heroes, especially Warriors and melee Assassins, since overextending just to get a few Basic Attacks in can cost you dearly.

4. Level 4 Talents

Lt. Morales Cellular Reactor
Cellular Reactor (Level 4) Starcraft Lt. Morales
  • Energy: 30
  • Cooldown: 45 seconds

Consume 30 Energy to heal Lt. Morales for 40% of her maximum Health over 4 seconds. Caduceus Reactor is disabled while this is active.

Lt. Morales Trauma Trigger ?
Trauma Trigger (Level 4) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Taking damage while below 40% Health grants 30 Armor for 3 seconds.

This effect has a 60 second cooldown.

Lt. Morales Blast Shield
Blast Shield (Level 4) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Heroes hit by Displacement Grenade generate 2 Energy and grant Lt. Morales a Shield equal to 6% of her maximum Health, stacking up to 5 times.

4.1. Discussion

Blast Shield Icon Blast Shield is a fantastic talent if you chose Clear! Icon Clear! at Level 1, especially due to the lower cooldown after completing it. The best thing about this talent is the fact that the shields persist indefinitely, providing Lt. Morales with a lot of necessary protection throughout the game.

Trauma Trigger Icon Trauma Trigger can be a good talent to pick at Level 4, since it automatically provides Lt. Morales with Safeguard Icon Safeguard if she gets focused by the enemy team. The 25% damage reduction really helps Lt. Morales to stay in team fights for a longer period of time, especially since good opponents will almost certainly try to take her down as quickly as possible.

Cellular Reactor Icon Cellular Reactor's self healing is not significant enought to make it a viable alternative choice to either of the other two talents available. Furthermore, the 45-second cooldown is too high for the value you get.

5. Level 7 Talents

Lt. Morales Physical Therapy ?
Physical Therapy (Level 7) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Safeguard removes all Slows from its target. When a Slow is removed this way, reduce the cooldown of Safeguard by 4 seconds.

Lt. Morales Vanadium Plating ?
Vanadium Plating (Level 7) Starcraft Lt. Morales

While an ally affected by Safeguard is Stunned, Safeguard grants an additional 25 Armor and its duration is paused.

Lt. Morales Prolonged Safeguard ?
Prolonged Safeguard (Level 7) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Increase Safeguard's duration by 50%.

5.1. Discussion

Physical Therapy Icon Physical Therapy is a strong choice if the enemy team composition lacks Stuns and instead features Heroes like Jaina or Kel'Thuzad who rely heavily on slowing their opponents.

Vanadium Plating Icon Vanadium Plating should be your go-to choice if the enemy team features lots of Stuns coming from Heroes like Anub'arak, Muradin, or E.T.C..

Prolonged Safeguard Icon Prolonged Safeguard is probably the least valuable but at the same time the safest talent option out of all Level 7 talents. Consequently, we recommend it to less experienced or new Lt. Morales players before they transition into Physical Therapy Icon Physical Therapy or Vanadium Plating Icon Vanadium Plating, which are both more timing dependent.

6. Level 10 Talents

Lt. Morales Stim Drone
Stim Drone (Level 10) Starcraft Lt. Morales
  • Cooldown: 90 seconds

Grant an allied Hero 75% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.

Lt. Morales Medivac Dropship
Medivac Dropship (Level 10) Starcraft Lt. Morales
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Target a location for a Medivac transport. For up to 10 seconds before takeoff, allies can right-click to enter the Medivac.

6.1. Discussion

At this level, Heroic Abilities become available. Stim Drone Icon Stim Drone has already been described in the Abilities section.

Stim Drone Icon Stim Drone's incredible offensive potential boosts the combat performance of Assassins like Illidan, Raynor, or Valla, who rely heavily on their Basic Attacks, drastically. The increase of both attack and movement speed also provides them with more mobility, which adds a defensive component to Stim Drone. Keep in mind, however, that Stim Drone has a short channeling animation. If Lt. Morales gets stunned, silenced, or knocked out of range from her allied target during the channeling process, Stim Drone will be placed on a 10-second cooldown.

Medivac Dropship Icon Medivac Dropship can have a huge impact on the course of a match, in a positive or negative way. If communication with your teammates is on point, Medivac transport can allow your team to execute deadly ambushes or sneaky Objective captures. While this works particularly well in a 5v5 environment, the same cannot be said in most Quick Match or Hero League games.

7. Level 13 Talents

Lt. Morales EMP Grenade
EMP Grenade (Level 13) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Displacement Grenade deals an additional 80 (+4% per level) damage over 2 seconds, and up to 400 (+4% per level) bonus damage to Shields.

Lt. Morales System Shock
System Shock (Level 13) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Heroes hit by Displacement Grenade deal 30% less damage for 4 seconds.

Lt. Morales Second Opinion
Second Opinion (Level 13) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Hitting 2 or more Heroes with Displacement Grenade reduces its cooldown to 2 seconds.

7.1. Discussion

System Shock Icon System Shock is a fantastic talent against high damage team compositions that rely on bursting down targets very quickly.

EMP Grenade Icon EMP Grenade is a very underwhelming talent. The damage it provides is too insignificant to be relevant and the other talent choices are too good to be passed on.

Second Opinion Icon Second Opinion has tremendous synergy with Clear! Icon Clear! and Blast Shield Icon Blast Shield and will net you a lot of value throughout the game while breaking the enemy team's formation consistently.

8. Level 16 Talents

Lt. Morales Extended Care
Extended Care (Level 16) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Increase the range of Healing Beam by 40%.

Lt. Morales First Responder
First Responder (Level 16) Starcraft Lt. Morales

While above 70 Energy, Healing Beam's healing is increased by 25%.

Lt. Morales Shield Sequencer
Shield Sequencer (Level 16) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Safeguard gains a second charge. These charges cannot stack on a single target.

8.1. Discussion

Extended Care Icon Extended Care increases Healing Beam Icon Healing Beam's range drastically to the point where Lt. Morales can be almost impossible catch for the enemy team due to the large distance she is able to maintain.

First Responder Icon First Responder comes with a major drawback compared to Extended Care Icon Extended Care: it requires you to be above 70% Energy. Unfortunately, Energy drains relatively quickly and even with certain Energy-restoring talents, First Responder is too unreliable a talent to make it worth picking.

Shield Sequencer Icon Shield Sequencer is not a bad talent per se, as it does have decent synergy with other Safeguard Icon Safeguard talents, however, we find Extended Care Icon Extended Care to be too good to be neglected.

9. Level 20 Talents

Lt. Morales Hyperactivity ?
Hyperactivity (Level 20) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Reduce the cooldown of Stim Drone from 90 seconds to 45 seconds, and increase the Movement Speed bonus from 25% to 50%.

Lt. Morales Safe Zone
Safe Zone (Level 20) Starcraft Lt. Morales

After exiting the Medivac, allies are Protected from all damage for 2 seconds.

Lt. Morales Reinforcements ?
Reinforcements (Level 20) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Activate to call down a Medivac Dropship at your Altar for your allies. After 10 seconds, or when the Ability is activated again, the Medivac will travel to the original cast location to unload its passengers. Cooldown is shared with Medivac Dropship.

Passive: Reduce the cooldown of Medivac Dropship from 60 to 30 seconds.

Does not require the Medivac Dropship Talent.

Lt. Morales Caduceus Reactor 2.0
Caduceus Reactor 2.0 (Level 20) Starcraft Lt. Morales

Increase the healing provided by Caduceus Reactor from 2% to 6% of Lt. Morales's maximum Health per second.

9.1. Discussion

Caduceus Reactor 2.0 Icon Caduceus Reactor 2.0 marks a significant late game power spike for Lt. Morales. Adding a tremendous boost to Lt. Morales' self healing capabilities balances one of her greatest weaknesses, which is survivability.

Hyperactivity Icon Hyperactivity greatly lowers Stim Drone Icon Stim Drone's cooldown, which is great. The additional Movement Speed it provides can turn Heroes like Illidan or Greymane into absolute late game powerhouses.

Reinforcements Icon Reinforcements is capable of bringing back previously fallen allies into battle very quickly by dropping a Medivac near the Altar. While this makes it a spectacular talent, we only recommend it for premade teams because it does require good communication and coordination.

Safe Zone Icon Safe Zone becomes an irrelevant talent choice at Level 20, since the Protected status when exiting the Medivac is too inconsistent of a buff to get reliable value from.

10. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Sep. 2017: Changed Life Support from Not Recommended to Recommended.
  • 08 Sep. 2017: Updated Lt. Morales' talents page in accordance with the Kel'thuzad patch.
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