Welcome to our Talents page for Medivh. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Medivh's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.
Medivh's Talent Build
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Medivh's Talent Build Cheatsheet
This build focuses on both Medivh's defense and offense. 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 or Ley Line Seal depending on your team composition's playstyle. If you have other AoE combo abilities available, such as Diablo's 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.
Level 1 Talents for Medivh
Increases Raven Form's Movement Speed bonus by 50%.
Raven Form increases Medivh's Mana and Health Regeneration by 75%.
Medivh can manually place both Portal locations and it no longer breaks Raven Form.
Activate Medivh's Trait to cancel an unlinked Portal.
Raven's Intellect offers much needed Mana and health regeneration to Medivh. However, the only reason to pick this talent is if you are unable to utilize Portal Mastery properly.
Level 4 Talents for Medivh
The first time an ally uses a Portal, they gain 30 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing their damage taken by 30%.
A Raven Familiar joins allies each time they use a Portal. The Raven will dive at the ally's next Basic Attack against a Hero within 5 seconds, dealing 114 (+4% per level) damage and Slowing them by 30% for 2.5 seconds.
- Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to greatly increase sight range for 5 seconds and reveal enemy Heroes in the area for 8 seconds. Does not cancel Raven Form.
Passive: Increase Medivh's sight range while in Raven Form by 25%.
Dust of Appearance isn't needed for Medivh as his Raven Form already provides enough vision to keep up with the enemy team.
Raven Familiar offers enough damage to make it worth the investment. Furthermore, the Movement Speed Slow is surprisingly strong when it comes to chasing enemy Heroes down or keeping them at a distance.
Mage Armor is not worth picking up over the damage boost gained from Raven Familiar
Level 7 Talents for Medivh
If Arcane Rift hits an enemy Hero, Medivh's next Basic Attack within 6 seconds deals 50% more damage and heals for 50% of the damage dealt.
When Force of Will expires, it deals 80 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, plus 50% of the damage it prevented, up to 315 (+4% per level) additional damage.
Preventing at least 268 (+4% per level) damage with a single cast of Force of Will grants 30% Spell Power for 15 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.
Arcane Explosion is particularly effective if the enemy team consists of multiple melee Assassins and Tanks who will take damage at the same time if they stand to close to each other. Since you will be picking Medivh with a dive composition, you will always want to pick Arcane Explosion because of the burst synergy it offers.
Force of Magic is a lackluster talent compared to Arcane Explosion. 30% Spell Power won't out damage the burst gained from Arcane Explosion.
Level 10 Talents for Medivh
- Mana: 75
- Cooldown: 40 seconds
Polymorph an enemy Hero for 2 seconds, Silencing them and making them unable to attack. On expiration, Poly Bomb spreads to other nearby enemy Heroes.
- Mana: 75
- Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, unleash a wave of energy that places enemy Heroes in Time Stop for 3 seconds.
Poly Bomb is an incredibly useful Heroic Ability against melee Heroes in particular who usually clump up while focusing on an enemy target. Nimble Assassins and Bruisers, such as Illidan or Sonya suffer greatly from being interrupted while engaging on their target.
It is quite important to keenly observe the course of battle before casting Poly Bomb. Make sure to use it when the enemy team groups up and/or is impaired by movement speed Slows and Stuns, which will make it much harder for them to spread out.
Ley Line Seal has the potential of single-handedly winning or losing a team fight. If it successfully hits multiple enemy Heroes, your team can set up a strong follow-up combination. However, if it misses, it has literally zero value and you will have wasted a relatively long cooldown in vain. Furthermore, Ley Line Seal's travel animation is very slow, which usually allows enemies to dodge it.
Level 13 Talents for Medivh
Force of Will also applies to allies near the target, but its cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.
Preventing at least 268 (+4% per level) damage with Force of Will reduces its cooldown to 4 seconds.
Increase the amount of healing from Force of Will to 70% of the damage it absorbed.
Circle of Protection is an amazing talent if your team consists of multiple melee Assassins and Tanks who generally tend to group up when focusing the same target. This talent should only be picked if the enemy team has something like Azmodan who will always try to cast his globe on your team.
Enduring Will is your go-to talent in most games. The reduced cooldown is huge and can allow you to protect an ally from tons of damage in teamfights.
Level 16 Talents for Medivh
When Arcane Rift damages an enemy Hero, the next Arcane Rift deals 15% more damage.
Basic Attacks reduce Medivh's Heroic Ability cooldown by 3%. Each enemy Hero hit by Arcane Rift reduces Medivh's Heroic Ability cooldown by -9%.
Decrease Portal cooldown by 25% and increase Portal duration by 50%.
Stable Portal is a very versatile talent that offers plenty of benefits. Lowering the cooldown and extending the duration of Portal allows Medivh's team to cover larger distances more frequently and reliably. As a result, it also provides strong synergy with Raven Familiar at Level 4.
Level 20 Talents for Medivh
Poly Bomb explodes 1 second sooner and the spread radius is increased by 25%.
Increase the duration of the Time Stop by 33% and gain the ability to redirect the wave once while it's active.
Minions and Catapults hit by Arcane Rift are instantly killed.
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to instantly restore 200 mana to all nearby allied Heroes and grant them 15% Spell Power for 10 seconds.
- Charges: 2
- Recharge Time: 10 seconds
Stealth an allied Hero for 40 seconds, they are Unrevealable for the first 0.5 seconds. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible.
Stores up to 2 charges.
Glyph Of Poly Bomb often proves to be counter-productive, since it reduces the actual time a target is Polymorphed, which means it also reduces the time a target unable to attack or use abilities. However, the increased spread speed can wreak havoc in the enemy lines. Melee Heroes, in particular, who are standing close to one another can suffer greatly if they do not spread fast enough.
Medivh Cheats! tackles one of Ley Line Seal's main issues, which is the slow projectile speed. The ability to manually re-direct the course of Ley Line Seal once allows Medivh to catch enemies that he would have missed otherwise.
Dust of Disappearance's very low cooldown make it a tempting talent at first glance. However, the talent remains unimpactful in most situations, especially during team fights.
- 28 Oct. 2020: Build and talents has been updated.
- 02 Jul. 2020: Guide has been reviewed and no changes are needed.
- 04 Sep. 2019: Guide has been reviewed for latest patch and no changes are needed.
- 12 Jul. 2019: Updated Medivh's talents in accordance with the most recent Balance Updates.
- 04 Apr. 2018: Updated Medivh's talents in accordance with the most recent Balance Updates.
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