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Lunara Talents

Last updated on May 23, 2018 at 21:53 by Kendric 31 comments

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Lunara Image

General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for playing Lunara 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 Lunara 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. Lunara's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Sentinel Wisp Natural Perspective Hippity Hop
4 Blossom Swell Siphoning Toxin Nature's Culling
7 Splintered Spear Choking Pollen Wild Vigor
10 Thornwood Vine Leaping Strike
13 Endless Spores Let Them Wither Greater Spell Shield ? Abolish Magic
16 Accelerated Contamination Star Wood Spear Invigorating Spores Unfair Advantage
20 Forest's Wrath Boundless Stride ? Intensifying Toxin Galloping Gait
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2. Lunara's Common Talent Paths

2.1. Unfair Advantage Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Hippity Hop Icon Sentinel Wisp Icon ?
Level 4 Nature's Culling Icon
Level 7 Splintered Spear Icon
Level 10 Leaping Strike Icon
Level 13 Let Them Wither Icon
Level 16 Unfair Advantage Icon
Level 20 Intensifying Toxin Icon Galloping Gait Icon ?

The Unfair Advantage Build is our go-to build and will give you great value in most games. While both of Lunara's Heroic Abilities are viable, we definitely recommend going Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike with this build, as its Movement Speed Slow has built-in synergy with one of the key talents, Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage at Level 16.

2.2. Poke Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Hippity Hop Icon Natural Perspective Icon ?
Level 4 Nature's Culling Icon
Level 7 Splintered Spear Icon
Level 10 Thornwood Vine Icon Leaping Strike Icon ?
Level 13 Let Them Wither Icon
Level 16 Unfair Advantage Icon
Level 20 Forest's Wrath Icon Galloping Gait Icon ?

The Poke Build is a safe choice against team compositions that feature several ranged Assassins and/or slow Warriors like Arthas or Johanna who cannot really close in on Lunara that easily. As such, Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine becomes a natural choice at Level 10, however, Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike still remains a good ability. In the late game, Forest's Wrath Icon Forest's Wrath provides Lunara with even more long-distance damage, however, we can also recommend Galloping Gait Icon Galloping Gait for faster rotations and combat maneuverability.

3. Level 1 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Sentinel Wisp
Sentinel Wisp (Level 1) World of Warcraft Lunara

After remaining in a bush for 5 seconds, Wisp's vision radius is increased by 200% and reveals the surrounding area.

Lunara Natural Perspective
Natural Perspective (Level 1) World of Warcraft Lunara

Nature's Toxin reveals enemies for its duration.

Lunara Hippity Hop
Hippity Hop (Level 1) World of Warcraft Lunara

After not Basic Attacking or taking damage for 5 seconds, increase the Move Speed bonus of Dryad's Swiftness by 10%..

3.1. Discussion

Sentinel Wisp Icon Sentinel Wisp provides an incredible amount of vision and stealth-detection as long as the Wisp remains hidden in a Bush. This can be used to secure objectives or to scout out the enemy team.

Natural Perspective Icon Natural Perspective is a very useful talent, which allows you to follow the enemy team's movements and warns you in time, should enemies try to engage on you. Keep in mind that it also makes landing skillshots for your allies a lot easier, since the vision from Natural Perspective enables them to predict the movement paths of their targets.

Hippity Hop Icon Hippity Hop offers a significant Movement Speed boost which allows Lunara to rotate around the map much more quickly. This prevents her from getting caught out of position and allows her to follow up on her teammates more easily.

4. Level 4 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Blossom Swell
Blossom Swell (Level 4) World of Warcraft Lunara

Increases Noxious Blossom's range by 25% and its radius by 20%..

Lunara Siphoning Toxin
Siphoning Toxin (Level 4) World of Warcraft Lunara

While at least one enemy is afflicted by Nature's Toxin, heal for 9 (+4% per level) per second. When an enemy Hero has 3 stacks of Nature's Toxin, increase this healing by 19 (+4% per level) per second.

Lunara Nature's Culling
Nature's Culling (Level 4) World of Warcraft Lunara

Increases Nature's Toxin's damage by 125% to non-Heroes.

4.1. Discussion

Nature's Culling Icon Nature's Culling is good when clearing Minion waves in order to relieve lane pressure. By the same token, it causes Lunara to deal a significant amount of extra damage against enemy Structures and Mercenaries, which makes her a very strong pusher.

Blossom Swell Icon Blossom Swell increases Noxious Blossom Icon Noxious Blossom's radius and range. While this is not bad per se, the additional damage cannot compete against the overall utility Nature's Culling Icon Nature's Culling offers against Map Objectives, Bosses, Structures, and Mercenaries.

Siphoning Toxin Icon Siphoning Toxin is only recommended in Quick Match when your team does not have any Supports. In competitive play, however, there is no place for this talent, since the healing it provides is too little to be worth mentioning.

5. Level 7 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Splintered Spear
Splintered Spear (Level 7) World of Warcraft Lunara

Using Noxious Blossom causes Lunara's next Basic Attack to hit up to 4 enemies. These extra attacks can apply Nature's Toxin.

Lunara Choking Pollen
Choking Pollen (Level 7) World of Warcraft Lunara

Noxious Blossom deals 75% more damage to Heroes afflicted by Nature's Toxin, increased to 125% against enemies with 3 stacks.

Lunara Wild Vigor
Wild Vigor (Level 7) World of Warcraft Lunara

Using Crippling Spores increases the damage of Lunara's next 4 Basic Attacks by 50%.

5.1. Discussion

Splintered Spear Icon Splintered Spear is a useful tool to spread Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin on several enemies at the same time. This talent can have outstanding synergy with Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage at Level 16.

Choking Pollen Icon Choking Pollen requires you to land your Noxious Blossom Icon Noxious Blossom in order to benefit from its bonus damage. Consequently, it depends on your aim, which makes it a hit or miss talent, whereas Splintered Spear Icon Splintered Spear is much more reliable.

Wild Vigor Icon Wild Vigor usually performs worse than Splintered Spear Icon Splintered Spear in terms of actual damage increase. While Wild Vigor only adds a bit of additional single-target damage, Splintered Spear provides crippling AoE damage with strong damage amplification if used with Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage at Level 16.

6. Level 10 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Thornwood Vine
Thornwood Vine (Level 10) World of Warcraft Lunara
  • Mana: 35
  • Charges: 3
  • Recharge Time: 15 seconds

Send forth vines that deal 164 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in a line.

Stores up to 3 charges.

Lunara Leaping Strike
Leaping Strike (Level 10) World of Warcraft Lunara
  • Mana: 50
  • Charges: 2
  • Recharge Time: 20 seconds

Leap over an enemy, Slowing them by 80% for 0.35 seconds and dealing 271 (+4% per level) damage.

Stores up to 2 charges.

At this level, Heroic Abilities become available. Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine and Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike have already been described in the Abilities section.

6.1. Discussion

Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine is a strong poking ability, which allows Lunara to spread Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin from a safe distance. Due to its large casting range, Thornwood Vine enables Lunara to outmatch most other ranged Assassins. If you notice that the enemy team composition consists mainly of ranged Heroes, we generally recommend this Heroic Ability over Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike.

While not team fighting, Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine is also a great ability to clear Minion waves very quickly. However, always track the number of charges and make sure to have at least 1 charge ready before major team fights.

Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike adds a lot of mobility to Lunara's kit, which allows her to escape dangerous situations more quickly. Thus, it is our prefered choice when playing against engage-heavy team compositions featuring multiple Warriors and melee Assassins.

It is quite important to carefully observe the enemy team's position before using Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike. Do not use Leaping Strike if it would position yourself close to the rest of the enemy team. Instead, use it as an escape mechanism or to finish off retreating enemies.

7. Level 13 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Endless Spores
Endless Spores (Level 13) World of Warcraft Lunara

Casting Crippling Spores while at least 2 Heroes are afflicted by Nature's Toxin reduces the cooldown by 3 seconds.

Lunara Let Them Wither
Let Them Wither (Level 13) World of Warcraft Lunara

Increases Crippling Spores' Slow duration by 1 second and causes it to no longer decay.

Lunara Greater Spell Shield ?
Greater Spell Shield (Level 13) World of Warcraft Lunara

Every 30 seconds, gain 75 Spell Armor against the next enemy Ability and subsequent Abilities for 3 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.

Can be toggled to allow or prevent this talent from triggering automatically.

Lunara Abolish Magic
Abolish Magic (Level 13) World of Warcraft Lunara
  • Cooldown: 35 seconds

Target an ally to remove all damage over time and disabling effects from them and Lunara. For 2 seconds after, the duration of disabling effects is reduced by 50%.

7.1. Discussion

Let Them Wither Icon Let Them Wither paves the way for incredible late-game damage output since it prevents Crippling Spores Icon Crippling Spores from decaying. Combined with Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage at Level 16, this will greatly improve both Lunara's damage and chasing potential.

Abolish Magic Icon Abolish Magic can be a very useful talent if the enemy team is heavy on crowd controls, such as stuns, slows, and roots. Furthermore, it also counters damage over time abilities like Kael'thas' Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb, which can be crucial to save an ally's life.

Greater Spell Shield Icon Greater Spell Shield is an incredibly useful talent if the enemy team has a lot of ability damage at their disposal. Greater Spell Shield can reduce the damage potential of Heroes like Jaina or Chromie significantly, so make sure to carefully analyse the enemy team's composition.

Endless Spores Icon Endless Spores is a weak talent since it comes with the requirment of at least 2 enemy Heroes being afflicted by Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin before this talent gains any value.

8. Level 16 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Accelerated Contamination
Accelerated Contamination (Level 16) World of Warcraft Lunara

While at least 2 enemy Heroes are afflicted with Nature's Toxin, Noxious Blossom's cooldown recharges 100% faster.

Lunara Star Wood Spear
Star Wood Spear (Level 16) World of Warcraft Lunara

Using Crippling Spores increases Lunara's Basic Attack range by 2.75 for 6 seconds.

Lunara Invigorating Spores
Invigorating Spores (Level 16) World of Warcraft Lunara

Crippling Spores grants 30% Attack Speed for 6 seconds. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes with 3 stacks of Nature's Toxin deal damage equal to 1.5% of their maximum Health.

Lunara Unfair Advantage
Unfair Advantage (Level 16) World of Warcraft Lunara

Nature's Toxin deals 60% more damage to Heroes that are Slowed, Rooted, or Stunned.

8.1. Discussion

Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage is a quite reliable talent, since Lunara's Crippling Spores Icon Crippling Spores can be manually activated to slow enemy targets, which would then cause them to take increased damage from her Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin.

Star Wood Spear Icon Star Wood Spear allows Lunara to attack from a large distance. This prevents her from exposing herself to the enemy team, which is very important for squishy ranged Assassins in general.

Invigorating Spores Icon Invigorating Spores causes Lunara to attack faster, however, Attack Speed usually gains little value on Lunara since she cannot apply more than 3 stacks of Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin in the first place.

Accelerated Contamination Icon Accelerated Contamination usually cannot match the additional damage provided by Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage and thus remains a talent we do not recommend.

9. Level 20 Talents for Lunara

Lunara Forest's Wrath
Forest's Wrath (Level 20) World of Warcraft Lunara

Thornwood Vine now applies 2 stacks of Nature's Toxin. Increase Thornwood Vine's range by 30% and Lunara's vision radius by 35%..

Lunara Boundless Stride ?
Boundless Stride (Level 20) World of Warcraft Lunara

All Leaping Strike charges are returned every 15 seconds. Leaping Strike can be used on allies.

Lunara Intensifying Toxin
Intensifying Toxin (Level 20) World of Warcraft Lunara

At 3 stacks, Nature's Toxin deals 40% more damage.

Lunara Galloping Gait
Galloping Gait (Level 20) World of Warcraft Lunara

Activate to increase the Movement Speed bonus of Dryad's Swiftness to 80% for 6 seconds.

9.1. Discussion

Forest's Wrath Icon Forest's Wrath can only be taken if you went for Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine at Level 10. However, if you chose Thornwood Vine, the benefits coming from this talent are too important to be ignored. The increased travelling speed and range allows you to cast Thornwood Vine more precisely, while the increased vision radius allows you to spot enemies earlier.

Intensifying Toxin Icon Intensifying Toxin amplifies Lunara's damage on targets that are affected by 3 Stacks of Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin. Thanks to talents like Splintered Spear Icon Splintered Spear at Level 7, spreading poison damages should not be too hard. As such, Intensifying Toxin becomes quite a reliable talent in the late game.

Galloping Gait Icon Galloping Gait adds an incredible amount of mobility to Lunara's kit. The 80% movement speed increase allows her to outrun every Hero in the game, which can be used offensively and defensively. Against teams with several Warriors and melee Assassins, in particular, this talent allows Lunara to survive on the battlefield and keep a healthy distance to enemy initiators.

Boundless Stride Icon Boundless Stride provides Lunara with a reliable source of extra mobility, which can be a valuable asset against mobile Assassins like Illidan or Genji. If Unfair Advantage Icon Unfair Advantage was taken at Level 16, Boundless Stride can proc its extra damage even more frequently.

10. ChangeLog

  • 23 May 2018: Updated Lunara's talents in accordance with her most recent rework.
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