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Nazeebo Talents

Last updated on Nov 09, 2017 at 16:54 by Kendric 31 comments

Table of Contents

Nazeebo Image

General Information

On this page, we present the viable talent choices for playing Nazeebo 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 Nazeebo 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 Widowmakers ? Pandemic Thing of the Deep
4 Hexed Crawlers ? Big Voodoo Blood Ritual
7 Spirit of Arachyr ? Dead Rush Toads of Hugeness
10 Gargantuan Ravenous Spirit
13 Guardian Toads ? Superstition ? Ice Block
16 Spider Colony Ring of Poison Soul Harvest
20 Humongoid ? Annihilating Spirit Fury of the Storm Vile Infection
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2. Common Talent Paths

Toad Build (talent calculator link)

The Toad Build focuses on Nazeebo's Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads ability, which provides him with outstanding poke and strong waveclear. Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan complements this playstyle very well, since Nazeebo tries to keep a healthy distance between himself and the enemy Warriors and melee Assassins. Once Toads of Hugeness Icon Toads of Hugeness has been acquired at Level 7, try to hit Minion Waves and Mercenary Camps from a large distance in order to deal the highest damage possible. At Level 13, Ice Block Icon Ice Block can sometimes be replaced by Guardian Toads Icon Guardian Toads, especially if the enemy team does not have a lot of burst damage. However, make sure that Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest gets picked up at Level 16 to further increase your survivability.

Zombie Build (talent calculator link)

The Zombie Build seeks to empower Nazeebo's most dangerous ability, which is Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall. By increasing the casting range of all of Nazeebo's Basic Abilities by 20%, Thing of the Deep Icon Thing of the Deep allows Nazeebo to cast his abilities from a safer distance, which ultimately enables him to aim more carefully. Trapping an enemy Hero within the Zombie Wall can single-handedly decide team fights, especially after acquiring talents like Dead Rush Icon Dead Rush at Level 7 and Spider Colony Icon Spider Colony at Level 16. However, Zombie Wall is not only a great tool to take down enemy Heroes, it is also a powerful ability to clear Mercenary Camps and destroy enemy Structures very quickly.

3. Level 1 Talents

Nazeebo Widowmakers ?
Widowmakers (Level 1) Diablo Nazeebo

Reward: After Corpse Spiders attack Heroes 100 times, their attack damage is increased by 30%.

Nazeebo Pandemic
Pandemic (Level 1) Diablo Nazeebo

Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes with Plague of Toads, it spawns 2 additional toads.

Nazeebo Thing of the Deep
Thing of the Deep (Level 1) Diablo Nazeebo

Increases the range of Nazeebo's Basic Abilities by 20%.

3.1. Discussion

Pandemic Icon Pandemic is a solid foundation if you decide to go for the Toad Build, since it empowers Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads tremendously, especially after picking up Toads of Hugeness Icon Toads of Hugeness at Level 7.

Thing of the Deep Icon Thing of the Deep allows Nazeebo to cast his abilities from a longer range, which makes it a fairly useful talent if you go for the Zombie Wall Build.

Widowmakers Icon Widowmakers is a crucial talent if you want to go for the Spider Build. If you are doing well in lane, which Nazeebo usually does, you will complete this Quest Talent before Level 10, making it a very safe choice.

4. Level 4 Talents

Nazeebo Hexed Crawlers ?
Hexed Crawlers (Level 4) Diablo Nazeebo

Corpse Spiders restore 0.75% of Nazeebo's maximum Health and Mana when they attack an enemy Hero.

Nazeebo Big Voodoo
Big Voodoo (Level 4) Diablo Nazeebo

Increases the Health and Mana bonuses from Voodoo Ritual by 100%.

Nazeebo Blood Ritual
Blood Ritual (Level 4) Diablo Nazeebo

If an enemy dies while poisoned by Voodoo Ritual, restore 2% of Nazeebo's maximum Health and Mana.

4.1. Discussion

Big Voodoo Icon Big Voodoo turns Nazeebo into one of the most resilient Specialists, however, it usually takes a while for the difference in health and Mana to be really noticeable. Still, we consider this talent to be the most useful overall, especially if the enemy team features multiple hard engaging Warriors or Assassins who could pose a serious threat.

Blood Ritual Icon Blood Ritual offers more instant health and Mana regeneration compared to Big Voodoo Icon Big Voodoo, which allows Nazeebo to stay in lane throughout the game enabling him to farm important Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual stacks. Moreover, Blood Ritual offers a surprising amount of self-healing during team fights near Minion Waves or "living" Objectives, such as the Skeletal Guardians on Infernal Shrines.

Hexed Crawlers Icon Hexed Crawlers is an interesting talent, especially if you are planning on going for the Spider Build. If you do not go for that Build, ignore this talent.

5. Level 7 Talents

Nazeebo Spirit of Arachyr ?
Spirit of Arachyr (Level 7) Diablo Nazeebo

If Corpse Spiders hits only one enemy, it creates 2 additional spiders.

Nazeebo Dead Rush
Dead Rush (Level 7) Diablo Nazeebo

Zombie Wall deals 75% more damage. When it expires up to 5 remaining Zombies uproot and attack nearby enemies for 3 seconds.

Nazeebo Toads of Hugeness
Toads of Hugeness (Level 7) Diablo Nazeebo

Increase the damage and explosion radius of Plague of Toads by 25% after each hop, up to a maximum of 100%.

5.1. Discussion

Dead Rush Icon Dead Rush adds a significant damage increase to Nazeebo's Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall, which becomes particularly powerful if combined with Ring of Poison Icon Ring of Poison at Level 16.

Toads of Hugeness Icon Toads of Hugeness increases the damage of Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads significantly, especially if you went for Pandemic Icon Pandemic at Level 1. Toads of Hugeness allows Nazeebo to zone enemy Heroes formidably, which is particularly powerful during pushes.

Spirit of Arachyr Icon Spirit of Arachyr is a logical choice if you want to go for a Spider Build. Unfortunately, we find this Build to be a bit underperforming in non-professional play right now.

6. Level 10 Talents

Nazeebo Gargantuan
Gargantuan (Level 10) Diablo Nazeebo
  • Mana: 90
  • Cooldown: 70 seconds

Summon a Gargantuan to guard an area for 20 seconds. Deals 100 (+4% per level) damage when summoned, attacks for 150 (+4% per level) damage, and can be ordered to stomp nearby enemies.

Nazeebo Ravenous Spirit
Ravenous Spirit (Level 10) Diablo Nazeebo
  • Mana: 100
  • Cooldown: 90 seconds

Channel a Ravenous Spirit that deals 207 (+4% per level) damage per second. Cannot move while channeling. Lasts for 8 seconds.

6.1. Discussion

Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan deals a significant amount of damage and can effectively zone vulnerable Heroes out of a team fight by itself. If the Gargantuan lasts for its full 20 second duration, its cooldown is only 50 seconds (since the cooldown begins when it is summoned), which is extremely low. This means that Gargantuan can (and should) be used very liberally and not just for team fights. Its uses range from quickly clearing Mercenary Camps alone, sieging the enemy base, and even just to trading, as long as there is not an imminent team fight. The Gargantuan's Stomp ability should be used whenever it is surrounded by enemies, so it is important to always be aware if its positioning.

Ravenous Spirit Icon Ravenous Spirit will deal more damage than Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan over its duration, but there are a number of drawbacks attached to using Ravenous Spirit. You are immobile while channelling, Ravenous Spirit can be interrupted with Stuns, Silences, and knock-backs, and enemies can split up, allowing you to only damage one. Gargantuan does not suffer from the first two problems and can deal just as much damage, if not more, over its duration. Gargantuan also has a much shorter cooldown, around 40 seconds versus 90 seconds, allowing it to be used more often, and thus dealing even more damage. Take Ravenous Spirit when the enemy team lacks Heroes that are able to interrupt it.

When you have Ravenous Spirit, always look for a safe location to cast it from. A safe location can be behind a wall, in a bush, or behind your allies. You should use Ravenous Spirit when there are multiple enemies close together. You should use all of your Basic Abilities just prior to casting Ravenous Spirit to maximise your damage. Zombie Wall can be used to block off a path before casting, preventing enemies from interrupting you.

7. Level 13 Talents

Nazeebo Guardian Toads ?
Guardian Toads (Level 13) Diablo Nazeebo

Hitting an enemy Hero with Plague of Toads gives 25 Armor for 2 seconds, reducing damage taken by 25%.

Nazeebo Superstition ?
Superstition (Level 13) Diablo Nazeebo

Gain 40 Spell Armor. Heroic Basic Attacks against Nazeebo remove this bonus for 3 seconds.

Nazeebo Ice Block
Ice Block (Level 13) Diablo Nazeebo
  • Cooldown: 0 seconds

Activate to place yourself in Stasis and gain Invulnerability for 3 seconds.

7.1. Discussion

Ice Block Icon Ice Block can drastically increase your survivability, by either allowing you to dodge enemy abilities or giving your team time to assist you. Ice Block is ideal versus enemies that deal significant burst or combo damage, such as Kerrigan, Nova, or Alarak.

Superstition Icon Superstition is the ideal counter talent if the enemy purely relies on ability damage and features multiple spell heavy Assassins like Chromie, Jaina, or Li-Ming. It is of utmost importance to avoid getting hit by enemy Basic Attacks in order to maintain Superstition's bonus. As such, keep a safe distance from enemy Warriors and melee Assassins who may seek to engage on you.

Guardian Toads Icon Guardian Toads should only be considered if you pick Spider Colony Icon Spider Colony at Level 16 thanks to the cooldown reduction it provides on Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads. Combined, those two talents offer a great amount of protection as long as the Toads keep hitting enemy Heroes.

8. Level 16 Talents

Nazeebo Spider Colony
Spider Colony (Level 16) Diablo Nazeebo

Corpse Spider Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldowns of Zombie Wall and Plague of Toads by 0.25 seconds.

Nazeebo Ring of Poison
Ring of Poison (Level 16) Diablo Nazeebo

Zombie Wall lasts 1 second longer, and the center is filled with poison that deals a total of 319 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. This damage starts small and increases over the duration.

Nazeebo Soul Harvest
Soul Harvest (Level 16) Diablo Nazeebo
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds

Activate to increase Nazeebo's Health and Spell Power by 7% for each nearby enemy, up to a maximum of 35%. Lasts 15 seconds.

8.1. Discussion

Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest requires Nazeebo to expose himself in order to amplify his damage output. We usually consider the risk too high to justify the reward, however, the additional health gained per enemy hit should not be underestimated. We recommend this talent against team compositions that feature multiple melee Heroes that are easier to hit than ranged Heroes.

Spider Colony Icon Spider Colony is a versatile talent, since it lowers the cooldown of Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall and Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads. However, we usually prefer picking Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest over Spider Colony, as it provides more team fighting power.

Ring of Poison Icon Ring of Poison is an underwhelming talent that usually does not net enough damage to make it worth the investment. Spider Colony Icon Spider Colony adds more damage over time by reducing the cooldown of Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall and Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads significantly while Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest provides relatively reliable bonus damage and survivability. Ring of Poison, on the other hand, is highly dependent on Nazeebo's aim and even if it does land, the resulting damage is not striking enough.

9. Level 20 Talents

Nazeebo Humongoid ?
Humongoid (Level 20) Diablo Nazeebo

Reduce Gargantuan's cooldown by 40 seconds and its Mana cost by 50%.

Nazeebo Annihilating Spirit
Annihilating Spirit (Level 20) Diablo Nazeebo

Increases the range of Ravenous Spirit by 50% and Movement Speed by 30%.

Nazeebo Fury of the Storm
Fury of the Storm (Level 20) Diablo Nazeebo

Every 5 seconds, your next Basic Attack will deal an additional 91 damage to the target, and 228 damage to all nearby Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.

Nazeebo Vile Infection
Vile Infection (Level 20) Diablo Nazeebo

Quest: Reach 175 stacks of Voodoo Ritual.

Reward: After reaching 175 stacks of Voodoo Ritual, it can also be applied to Heroes and its damage is increased by 200%.

9.1. Discussion

Vile Infection Icon Vile Infection is a very effective talent to boost Nazeebo's late game damage. It turns Nazeebo into a late game powerhouse by buffing his Basic Attacks and Basic Abilities significantly. It is crucial to collect 175 Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual stacks to activate it, which is why we generall recommend to poison as many enemy Minions with your Abilities before killing them.

Humongoid Icon Humongoid is a decent talent per se, as it greatly enhances Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan's performance. However, Vile Infection Icon Vile Infection proves to be superior in terms of overall damage output. Only if you reach Level 20 without completing the necessary 175 Stacks any time time should Humongoid be considered.

Annihilating Spirit Icon Annihilating Spirit makes Ravenous Spirit Icon Ravenous Spirit much more practical in its use. The 50% increased cast range makes it easier to correctly position, and thus harder for the enemy team to stop, while the 30% increased movement speed allows Ravenous Spirit to deal damage more reliably. However, Vile Infection Icon Vile Infection provides much more sustained damage without being dependent on any form of cooldown.

Fury of the Storm Icon Fury of the Storm provides waveclear at a point in the game when Nazeebo already is one of the strongest waveclearers in the game. Thus, we do not recommend picking this talent.

10. ChangeLog

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  • 09 Nov. 2017: Updated Nazeebo's talents, notably Spirit of Arachyr, Spider Colony, and Humongoid.
  • 15 Oct. 2017: Further updated Nazeebo's talents, notably Hexed Crawlers, Big Voodoo, and Soul Harvest.
  • 12 Oct. 2017: Balance patch update.
    • Updated Ring of Poison description.
    • Updated talent builds.
  • 28 May 2017: Changed Big Voodoo from Recommended to Not Recommended. Changed Blood Ritual from Not Recommended to Recommended and updated Talent Builds.
  • 04 May 2017: Updated Gargantuan's and Vile Infection's talent descriptions.
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