Qhira Build Guide “This is my domain!”

Last updated on Mar 26, 2021 at 20:30 by Derenash 10 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Qhira, a Melee Assassin 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.

Qhira's Overview

Qhira is a melee Assassin who combines strong mobility, speed, and damage to relentlessly chase down her prey. Most of Qhira's damage derives from a stackable Bleeding effect that gets applied whenever she damages enemy Heroes with both Basic Attacks and any of her abilities and can be amplified by activating Blood Rage Icon Blood Rage in a timely manner.

2.

Qhira's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Great mobility
  • +Strong damage-over-time
  • +Good Solo Laner
  • +Excellent duelist
  • +Can mitigate damage with Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep and Blood Rage Icon Blood Rage
X Weaknesses
  • -Susceptible to enemy Stuns and Silences
  • -Dependent on terrain
  • -Steep learning curve
  • -Extremely dependent on hitting her Abilities
  • -Bad waveclear
3.

Qhira's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Heavy Bleeding Build

Recommended
Level 1 Maximum Effort Icon Fatal Wounds Icon ?
Level 4 Upstage Icon Your Pain, My Gain Icon ?
Level 7 Healmonger Icon
Level 10 Final Strike Icon Unrelenting Strikes Icon ?
Level 13 Chainsaw Icon The Hunted Icon ? Pulsing Pain Icon ?
Level 16 Booming Kick Icon Swing Life Away Icon ?
Level 20 No Sanctuary Icon Unleashed Potential Icon ? Silent Killer Icon ?

The Heavy Bleeding Build focuses on Qhira's outstanding sustained damage potential. Her main goal should always be to spread the ticking bleeding damage onto several enemies at the same time.

At Level 4, Qhira can decide depending on the situation she finds herself in. We usually recommend picking Upstage Icon Upstage, but when you are against Heroes with fast Basic Attacks, like Tracer, Your Pain, My Gain Icon Your Pain, My Gain is a good alternative.

Final Strike Icon Final Strike is the standard Heroic Ability here, as it will be very effective in most games. However, Unrelenting Strikes Icon Unrelenting Strikes is a better choice if enemies cannot easily cancel it. In this scenario you should pick Silent Killer Icon Silent Killer at Level 20, since the Silence and Cooldown Reduction provided by it will be excellent in fights.

Basic Attack Build

Situational
Level 1 Finishing Touch Icon
Level 4 Your Pain, My Gain Icon Upstage Icon ?
Level 7 Siphoning Link Icon
Level 10 Final Strike Icon Unrelenting Strikes Icon ?
Level 13 The Hunted Icon
Level 16 Booming Kick Icon Swing Life Away Icon ?
Level 20 Unleashed Potential Icon No Sanctuary Icon ? Silent Killer Icon ?

The Basic Attack Build, as the name suggests, focuses on Qhira's Basic Attacks. This build is mostly focused on Qhira's dueling potential because it is not as effective as the other builds in teamfights. However, the extra damage from Finishing Touch Icon Finishing Touch and the healing from Siphoning Link Icon Siphoning Link are very oppressive in a duel. This build is better in Braxis Holdout and Dragon Shire, because controlling the objective in the solo lane is essential on those maps.

4.

Qhira's Synergies and Counters

V Qhira synergizes with

Qhira pairs very well with Healers that excel at supporting individual targets by empowering their damage or granting them large amounts of protection. Furthermore, Tanks with strong crowd control make it easier for her to reliably land her skillshots.

X Qhira is countered by

Every Qhira Ability besides Blood Rage Icon Blood Rage can be interrupted by crowd control or displacements (Unrelenting Strikes Icon Unrelenting Strikes is only interrupted by stuns or silences). Therefore, she is countered by Heroes that can constantly knock her back or stun her. Qhira also has a hard time against cleanses, as she will lose her invulnerability from Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep if the target becomes unstoppable.

Since Carnage Icon Carnage and Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep are slow skillshots, it is extremely painful for her to face very mobile ranged Heroes, like Tracer.

5.

Qhira's Maps

Qhira's stronger maps
Dragon Shire Hanamura Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen
Qhira's average maps
Alterac Pass Battlefield of Eternity Blackheart's Bay Braxis Holdout Cursed Hollow Garden of Terror Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry Warhead Junction
Qhira's weaker maps
None

Qhira excels at holding a Solo Lane and, later on, hitting enemy Heroes from an unexpected angle while flanking. Thus, Maps with lots of openings, such as Dragon Shire or Tomb of the Spider Queen are well suited for her while she is often predictable on enclosed Maps such as Towers of Doom.

6.

Qhira's Tips and Tricks

  • Grappling Hook Icon Grappling Hook pierces through Minions and Mercenaries, which allows Qhira to hit her target from many different angles.
  • Grappling Hook Icon Grappling Hook can be used on enemy Heroes or terrain while Qhira is spinning with Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep, granting her an astounding amount of mobility.
  • Blood Rage Icon Blood Rage gets most value if activated after spreading Bleeding stacks on several enemy Heroes. Use it frequently to heal during the laning phase to prevent downtimes.
  • Blood Rage Icon Blood Rage is totally reapplied when Qhira deals damage to a Hero. Therefore, it is essential to prioritize hitting enemies that have a low remaining duration on the bleeding, either with Carnage Icon Carnage or with Basic Attacks.
  • Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep can be used to avoid predictable damage, like a Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast from Kael'thas.
  • While spinning, Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep grants Qhira protection against all damage and crowd control effects.
  • Final Strike Icon Final Strike has an extremely low Cooldown for a Heroic Ability. It should be used to follow every allied crowd control if you are not in range for Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep.
  • Against Heroes without crowd control it is good to start a gank or a pickoff with Unrelenting Strikes Icon Unrelenting Strikes, as the stun can be used to guarantee a Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep hit.
7.

Qhira's Role in the Current Meta

Qhira is usually played as a ganker and Solo Laner. While laning, her outstanding damage-over-time and self-sustain, most deriving from Blood Rage Icon Blood Rage, allows her to soak experience and pressure her opponents. As long as Grappling Hook Icon Grappling Hook is available, she is very safe against enemy ganks and engages by simply using it against terrain and dashing to safety.

During team fights, Qhira is most effective when fulfilling the role of an initiator or a flanker. To do this successfully and with impact, she should look for enemies and engage them from an unexpected angle, rather than just charging at them head on.

8.

Changelog

  • 26 Mar. 2021 (talents page): Updated Talent recommendations.
  • 26 Feb. 2021 (talents page): Updated Talent recommendations.
  • 26 Feb. 2021 (this page): Builds Updated.
  • 20 Jan. 2021 (abilities page): Abilities section updated.
  • 20 Jan. 2021 (this page): Guide update to ensure meta relevance.
  • 24 Aug. 2020 (talents page): Updated Talents and Builds after recent balance patch.
  • 24 Aug. 2020 (this page): Updated Builds after recent balance patch.
  • 30 Jul. 2020 (talents page): Updated Talents and Builds to reflect current meta.
  • 30 Jul. 2020 (this page): Updated Builds to reflect current meta.
  • 04 Jun. 2020 (talents page): Updated Unrelenting Strikes and Silent Killer's relevance in Builds and Talents page after balance patch.
  • 14 Apr. 2020 (talents page): Updated Talents and Builds to reflect current meta.
  • 14 Aug. 2019 (talents page): Updated Qhira's talent build description.
  • 09 Aug. 2019 (talents page): Added Talent discussions.
  • 08 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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