Welcome to our Talents page for Rehgar. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Rehgar's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.
Rehgar's Talent Build
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Rehgar's Talent Build Cheatsheet
Earthbind Totem BuildRecommended
Lightning Shield BuildSituational
Ghost Wolf BuildSituational
Rehgar's Ghost Wolf Build provides him Percent Damage and survivability in the late game thanks to Hunger of the Wolf at Level 16 dealing damage equal to 5% of the target enemy Hero's maximum Health and healing Rehgar for the same amount. The small cooldown reduction given by Wolf Run at Level 1 helps you do that slightly more often, however, do not overextend when it is too dangerous, and just use those tools to fight back Heroes who you cannot escape from anyways.
Level 1 Talents for Rehgar
Increases the radius of Lightning Shield by 25%. Heal for 30% of the damage it deals to enemy Heroes.
Increases the area and range of Earthbind Totem by 50% and it can be reactivated to move an existing totem to a new location once.
Increases the Movement Speed of Ghost Wolf from 20% to 30%. If an enemy Hero is hit by Ghost Wolf's Basic Attack, reduce its cooldown by 1 second.
Electric Charge slightly increases Rehgar's survivability by healing him for 30% of the damage dealt by Lightning Shield and also increases the area covered by the same Basic Ability. Considering that it helps hitting more enemies around whoever has Lightning Shield on them, the range increase has synergy with most Lightning Shield-related Talents: Stormcaller at Level 4, and Rising Storm at Level 16.
If you choose Colossal Totem, which greatly increases your early game crowd control potential, we strongly suggest picking Earthgrasp Totem at Level 16 as well. Both talents combined allow Rehgar to chase retreating enemies extremely well.
Wolf Run removes Ghost Wolf's biggest disadvantage, which is his slightly reduced Movement Speed compared to normal Mounts. We find this particularly important on extremely large Maps (such as Warhead Junction). It also reduces Ghost Wolf's cooldown when an enemy Hero is hit by the empowered Basic Attack.
Level 4 Talents for Rehgar
When Lightning Shield damages an enemy it restores 4 Mana, up to 100.
Increases Rehgar's Health Regeneration by 75% while in Ghost Wolf form. Ghost Wolf attacks also restore 1% of Rehgar's maximum Mana, increased to 5% against Heroes.
- Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to place a Totem that heals allied Heroes in an area for 2% of their maximum Health every second for 10 seconds.
Stormcaller is a good Talent that allows Lightning Shield to restore Mana based on the number of enemies hit, but it has a cap of 100 Mana restored. Getting the maximum value from this Talent by using it on multiple Minions or grouped Monsters (for example the Guardians on Infernal Shrines) will allow you to spend only 15 Mana for casting both Chain Heal and Lightning Shield. During team fights, however, you will usually get around 40 Mana back. Pick this Talent when you want more Mana to sustain your team during the laning phase, especially if you have Electric Charge at Level 1.
Feral Heart's mana regeneration is usually not as effective as Stormcaller, which can replenish mana quickly in team fights and whenever Rehgar clears minion waves.
Healing Totem has its uses, particularly in the early game. It can allow your team to outsustain the enemy while fighting for objectives and it is also a useful tool to keep allies, who struggle in lane, in good shape. In order to maximise Healing Totem's efficiency, make sure to place it behind walls or areas obscured by Fog of War, since enemy AoE damage or Basic Attacks can destroy it relatively quickly.
Level 7 Talents for Rehgar
- Mana: 50
- Cooldown: 15 seconds
Increase the Health of Earthbind Totem by 100%. Enemy Heroes who are Slowed by Earthbind Totem also have their Attack Speed Slowed by 40%. .
Ghost Wolf attacks reduce Basic Ability cooldowns by 2 seconds.
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to make target ally Unstoppable for 1 second. Cannot be cast on yourself.
Grounded Totem can be a good option to take against enemy Heroes who rely on Basic Attacks in order to be effective.
Blood and Thunder increases Rehgar's supportive capabilities tremendously. Not only does it lower the cooldown on his most important healing ability, Chain Heal, it also allows him to cast Lightning Shield more frequently.
Cleanse is a strong talent on Rehgar, although he loses some significant cooldown reduction if he decides to neglect Blood and Thunder. However, cleansing allied Heroes who are impaired by enemy crowd control effects can sometimes prove to be more efficient than being able to cast Chain Heal more often. If you notice that the enemy team composition relies heavily on stuns, roots, or slows, Cleanse can completely thwart their plans. Keep in mind that Cleanse can be used preemptively as well, in order to make allied targets temporarily immune to imminent crowd control effects. Simply use Cleanse shortly before abilities like Tyrael's Judgment or Malfurion's Entangling Roots are about to hit your teammates to negate the respective crowd control effect.
Level 10 Talents for Rehgar
- Mana: 80
- Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 1 second, heal an allied Hero for 1180 (+4% per level) Health.
- Mana: 70
- Cooldown: 90 seconds
Grant nearby allied Heroes 40% Attack Speed and 35% Movement Speed and causes them to heal for 30% of the Basic Attack damage to their primary target. Lasts for 6 seconds.
Ancestral Healing is an extremely powerful healing ability that is able to turn the momentum of a team fight in your favour. Please refer to the the Abilities section in order to better understand this very useful Heroic Ability. Pick this Heroic Ability if the enemy team has burst damage.
Bloodlust is an all-in Heroic ability, as it provides significant self-healing from Basic Attacks and will also increase the Attack Speed and Movement Speed of nearby allied Heroes. Choose this Heroic Ability if your team has multiple Heroes who deal high damage with Basic Attacks and you do not need Ancestral Healing.
Level 13 Talents for Rehgar
Reduces Chain Heal's cooldown by .75 seconds for each Hero healed, and reduces its Mana cost from 55 to 40.
When Chain Heal heals a Hero below 50% Health, they are healed an additional 225 (+4% per level) Health over 5 seconds.
Lightning Shield gives Heroes a Shield that absorbs damage equal to 12% of their maximum Health for 3 seconds.
Tidal Waves is a good Talent that can be chosen to give Rehgar more area-of-effect sustain healing when needed as it slightly reduces the cooldown of Chain Heal for each Hero healed, other than reducing its Mana cost.
Earthliving Enchant does not offer enough enough value in most cases, as it only triggers its bonus healing when the respective ally is below 50% of their maximum Health.
At Level 13, Earth Shield offers significant single target protection based on the target Hero's maximum Health. After picking this Talent, you can use Lightning Shield offensively on frontline allied Heroes or defensively to protect whoever is being focused by the enemy team. Always pick this Talent when you have Ancestral Healing because it helps keeping the target alive during its delay.
Level 16 Talents for Rehgar
Casting Lightning Shield on an ally also casts an untalented version on Rehgar. Every time either Lighting Shield damages an enemy Hero, increase the damage of both Lightning Shields by 10%. Stacks up to 15 times.
When Earthbind Totem is first cast, it Slows nearby enemies by 90% for 1 second.
Ghost Wolf attacks against Heroes deal an additional 5% of the target's maximum Health and heal Rehgar for 5% of his maximum Health.
Rising Storm offers a significant damage and waveclear increase. If there is no friendly Hero nearby to cast Lightning Shield on, simply use Earthbind Totem and choose it as a target. This works particularly well while clearing Minion Waves and Mercenary Camps or while dueling enemy Heroes.
Earthgrasp Totem does have strong synergy with Colossal Totem at Level 1. The initial 90% movement speed reduction can single-handedly turn the outcome of a team fight, since it allows you to either chase retreating enemies or prevent engaging opponents from reaching your back line.
Since Rehgar should never be played like a full-fledged melee Assassin, Hunger of the Wolf is a weak choice most of the time, unless you can safely focus an enemy Hero and your team needs more damage. Hunger of the Wolf does not add any crowd control to help control team fights and its bonus damage is a lot lower than that provided by Rising Storm.
Level 20 Talents for Rehgar
After 1.5 seconds, Ancestral Healing is cast a second time on the same target. Allies near the target are healed for 590 (+4% per level).
Increase the duration and range of Bloodlust by 100%.
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.
- Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.
Farseer's Blessing is a situational Talent that makes Ancestral Healing heal every ally nearby the primary target for 50% of its amount and make the primary and second effect happen a second time after 1.5 seconds.
Gladiator's War Shout works very well on ranged and melee Heroes with fast Basic Attack speed, such as Valla, Illidan, or Raynor and provides them with a lot of self-sustain. But it also works quite well on Rehgar himself, especially his Ghost Wolf attacks benefit greatly from the additional healing.
Storm Shield is one of the most powerful defensive activatable Talents in the game. It can be put to great use on Rehgar as well, especially if you get the feeling that your team needs additional and immediate protection. Storm Shield will allow you to sustain ongoing pushes and sieges, and is a great tool to stop enemy AoE damage.
- 10 Nov. 2020: Builds updated.
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- 04 Apr. 2020: Talent Build partially revised to match new standards.
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- 28 Nov. 2019: Updated talents to reflect balance patch.
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- 18 Apr. 2019: Updated Rehgar's Level 16 talents and talent builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update. Rising Storm is now Recommended.
- 12 Feb. 2019: Updated Rehgar's talents and builds in accordance with the latest patch.
- 30 Nov. 2017: Changed Wolf Run from Situational to Recommended.
- 28 Nov. 2017: Removed Lightning Bond from Rehgar's talents following the latest balance patch.
- 15 Dec. 2016: Updated a number of tooltips and explanations following Ragnaros patch, but no changes were made to the talent recommendations.
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