Medivh Build Guide “Nothing less than perfection will do.”

Last updated on Apr 04, 2018 at 09:50 by Kendric 36 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Medivh, a Ranged Specialist in Heroes of the Storm. Within these pages, you will find everything required to understand how best to play this hero, in both different map styles and team compositions.

1. Medivh's Overview

Medivh is a ranged Specialist with an exceptional amount of utility, which makes him one of the most flexible and adaptable Heroes in the game. His Force of Will Icon Force of Will possesses incredible synergy with Warriors and melee Assassins, in particular, Portal Icon Portal can be used to execute deadly ganks or tricky escape manoeuvres. One of Medivh's greatest strengths is his ability to scout the battlefield with his Raven Form Icon Raven Form. Doing so gathers valuable information for his team, which allows them to always be one step ahead of their opponents. With all the utility Medivh provides, he also requires a lot of game knowledge and experience to unleash his full potential. However, if played well, Medivh can single-handedly influence the outcome of a game in his team's favour.

2. Medivh's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Powerful crowd control abilities
  • +Exceptional scouting capabilities
  • +Synergises extremely well with melee Assassins and Bruisers
  • +Flexible playstyle
  • +Superior utility
X Weaknesses
  • -Relatively low damage output
  • -High skill curve
  • -Portal Icon Portal placement requires some practice
  • -Cannot replace a true Support

3. Medivh's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Force of Will Build

Talent calculator »
Level 1 Raven's Intellect Icon Portal Mastery Icon ?
Level 4 Dust of Appearance Icon Raven Familiar Icon ?
Level 7 Arcane Explosion Icon Force of Magic Icon ?
Level 10 Ley Line Seal Icon Poly Bomb Icon ?
Level 13 Circle of Protection Icon
Level 16 Stable Portal Icon
Level 20 Medivh Cheats! Icon Glyph Of Poly Bomb Icon ?

The Will of Force Build is a well-rounded Talent Build that focuses on both Medivh's defense and offense. While Raven's Intellect Icon Raven's Intellect at Level 1 provides him with decent Mana and health regeneration, Arcane Explosion Icon Arcane Explosion becomes an incredibly powerful talent if timed well against heavy damage from the enemy team. At Level 10 we recommend either Poly Bomb Icon Poly Bomb or Ley Line Seal Icon Ley Line Seal depending on your team composition's playstyle. If you have other AoE combo abilities available, such as Diablo's Apocalypse Icon Apocalypse, then Ley Line Seal becomes the perfect foundation to execute devastating crowd control chains. If the enemy team composition features aggressive Assassins, however, Poly Bomb can become a great counter to hinder their movement and render them defenseless for a couple of seconds.

4. Medivh's Synergies and Counters

V Medivh synergizes with

Medivh is a very powerful enabler of aggressive hard-engaging Assassins. Allowing those Heroes to become Invulnerable for 1.5 seconds can help them go for the big plays and escape dangerous situations.

X Medivh is countered by

Medivh does not have any natural counters per se, however, he is generally susceptible to damage over time. Poison damage continues to tick after Force of Will Icon Force of Will expires and as such the ability loses some of its value. Crowd control effects, such as Malfurion's Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots can be placed at the entrance of a Portal Icon Portal, preventing allies or Medivh to move, so when playing against those Heroes, use Portals with caution.

5. Medivh's Maps

Medivh's stronger maps
Cursed Hollow Tomb of the Spider Queen Towers of Doom
Medivh's average maps
Blackheart's Bay Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Hanamura Temple Haunted Mines Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Volskaya Foundry Warhead Junction
Medivh's weaker maps
Battlefield of Eternity Braxis Holdout

Medivh thrives on battlegrounds that allow him to scout the enemy team's rotations. Consequently, Cursed Hollow or Tomb of the Spider Queen are great choices for him to be deployed. Make sure to use Portal Icon Portal to allow allied Heroes to surprise enemies and keep your team informed on their moves. Mercenary and Boss Camps, in particular, are important to track, as they allow your allies to either contest them or rotate accordingly to take them out swiftly.

6. Medivh's Tips and Tricks

  • Raven Form Icon Raven Form is a formidable scouting tool that can allow your team to intercept enemy Heroes.
  • Portal Icon Portal can be used aggressively to chase down enemy Heroes and initate team fights from an unexpected angle. It can also be used defensively to help allied Heroes escape.
  • Ley Line Seal Icon Ley Line Seal can be the ideal foundation for other AoE abilities to follow up on. It can also be used to steal Mercenary or Boss Camps if all enemy Heroes are trapped inside.
  • Poly Bomb Icon Poly Bomb can be a great tool to punish aggressive enemy Assassins, such as Tracer or Genji.

7. Medivh's Role In The Current Meta

Medivh has the rare ability to make allies Invulnerable for a short period of time using Force of Will Icon Force of Will. This makes him an ideal match with aggressive Assassins and Bruisers, such as Illidan, Tracer, or Sonya.

Raven Form Icon Raven Form proves to be an incredibly useful scouting tool, as enemy Heroes cannot attack Medivh while he is in that form. This allows him to gather intel on enemy movement and rotations, however, he should not separate himself too far from his teammates, since the Raven's movement speed is slower than that of normal mounts. Furthermore, Medivh can wreak havoc within the enemy lines due to the exceptional crowd control effects provided by both of his Heroic Abilities, Poly Bomb Icon Poly Bomb and Ley Line Seal Icon Ley Line Seal.

8. Changelog

  • 04 Apr. 2018 (talents page): Updated Medivh's talents in accordance with the most recent Balance Updates.
  • 13 Mar. 2018 (this page): Guide updated for patch 2.30.4
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