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

Last updated on Mar 13, 2018 at 13:50 by Kendric 35 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Medivh guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Medivh in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

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. Quick Reference for Medivh

Force of Will Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Raven's Intellect Icon
Level 4 Dust of Appearance 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 Temporal Flux Icon Arcane Charge 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. The Spell Power it provides is very useful even on allied Supports, as it increases healing as well as damage dealt by abilities. 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.

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Synergies and Counters

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.

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.


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 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.

TL;DR Tips

  • 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.
See our Abilities page for further information

2. 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.

3. Medivh's Strengths

  • Powerful crowd control abilities
  • Exceptional scouting capabilities
  • Synergises extremely well with melee Assassins and Bruisers
  • Flexible playstyle
  • Superior utility

4. Medivh's Weaknesses

  • Relatively low damage output
  • High skill curve
  • Portal Icon Portal placement requires some practice
  • Cannot replace a true Support

5. 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.

6. Reading Further

To take things further, we have 2 more pages that you can read:

7. ChangeLog

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  • 13 Mar. 2018 (this page): Guide updated for patch 2.30.4
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