Qhira Build Guide “This is my domain!”

Last updated on Aug 24, 2020 at 23:20 by Derenash 6 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. Her most useful tool to do exactly that proves to be her Trait Grappling Hook Icon Grappling Hook, which comes with a hefty cooldown, however, it turns out to be an extraordinarily impactful gap-closer and escape mechanism. 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
  • +Hard to read for enemies
  • +Good Solo Laner
X Weaknesses
  • -Susceptible to enemy Stuns and Silences
  • -Dependent on terrain
  • -Steep learning curve
3.

Qhira's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Heavy Bleeding Build

Recommended
Level 1 Fatal Wounds Icon Maximum Effort 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
Level 20 Unleashed Potential Icon No Sanctuary 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 1, Fatal Wounds Icon Fatal Wounds will greatly enhance her damage and sustain when complete, while Maximum Effort Icon Maximum Effort will be excellent against a low mobility team. 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.

Carnage Build

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

Maximum Effort Icon Maximum Effort is the core Talent for Carnage Build, it will double Carnage Icon Carnage's damage while also adding an excellent slow that can be used to set up a Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep.

This build is excellent against Melee Compositions. The Thirst Icon The Thirst combined with Maximum Effort Icon Maximum Effort can make Qhira very resilient if she is able to hit Carnage Icon Carnage. However, since it is harder to hit Carnage against ranged Heroes, it is better to use the Heavy Bleeding Build against Ranged Compositions.

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

There are very few "hard" counters to Qhira. Her kit is solid and her abilities do not get countered by Blinds. Her mobility allows her to play offensively or defensively. Yet, there are certain Heroes that make Qhira's life a bit harder than others—Heavy crowd control Tanks and Bruisers can keep Qhira at distance, and Heroes that enhance their allies' mobility, such as Lucio, make it harder for Qhira to land her important skillshots.

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.
  • While spinning, Revolving Sweep Icon Revolving Sweep grants Qhira protection against crowd control effects.
  • 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.
7.

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

  • 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 (this page): Updated Builds to reflect current meta.
  • 30 Jul. 2020 (talents page): Updated Talents and 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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