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Rexxar Abilities and Strategy

Last updated on Jan 26, 2017 at 16:04 by Kendric 27 comments

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Rexxar Image

General Information

Below, we give you an overview of the abilities that Rexxar has access to. We also explain how to best your these abilities.

The other pages of our Rexxar 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. Tips on Ability Usage

  • Rexxar's kit is one of the most challenging to master. Thus, we strongly recommend practising Misha's controls against the A.I. first before playing Rexxar in Hero and Team League.
  • Due to his strong laning presence on maps like Braxis Holdout or Dragon Shire, Rexxar should usually be sent to a solo lane.
  • Easy Prey Icon Easy Prey provides Rexxar with powerful waveclear. Use it to quickly push lanes and clear Mercenary Camps.
  • Do not forget that you can still control Misha while Feign Death Icon Feign Death is active.
  • If you went for Animal Husbandry Icon Animal Husbandry make sure to play even more carefully than you normally would, as a single death causes you to lose all the bonus health you accumulated to that point.
  • Misha can be an excellent tool to intercept enemy abilities that were originally aimed at Rexxar.

2. Spirit Swoop

Rexxar Spirit Swoop
Spirit Swoop (Q) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Mana: 40
  • Cooldown: 7 seconds

Deal 141 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a line, slowing them by 30% for 2 seconds.

Spirit Swoop Icon Spirit Swoop is a solid and straightforward ability that enables Rexxar to slow multiple enemies in order to hunt them more efficiently. It is important to keep in mind that this ability synergises extremely well with Misha, Charge! Icon Misha, Charge! (his W), as it allows Misha to catch up to fleeing enemies and stun them more easily.

3. Misha, Charge!

Rexxar Misha, Charge!
Misha, Charge! (W) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Mana: 45
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Misha charges in a line, dealing 59 (+4% per level) damage and stunning enemies for 1.25 seconds.

Misha, Charge! Icon Misha, Charge! is by far the most impactful Basic Ability when playing as Rexxar. If you manage to control and position Misha effectively, this ability allows you to stun and damage multiple enemies at the same time, which can single handedly decide the outcome of a team fight. What we find particularly strong is the fact Misha can leap behind enemy Heroes and potentially body block them in narrow choke points. Furthermore, Misha, Charge! can be used defensively as well if you need Misha to retreat away from the enemy.

4. Mend Pet

Rexxar Mend Pet
Mend Pet (E) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Mana: 55
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Heal Misha for 714 (+4% per level) Health over 5 seconds.

Being able to heal his bear companion is incredibly beneficial to Rexxar's overall combat performance because he feels fairly weak without Misha. Mend Pet Icon Mend Pet has a relatively low cooldown, which means you can heal Misha at least once or twice during an average team fight. Since Mend Pet provides a heal-over-time instead of a burst heal, you will have to use it proactively in order to keep Misha alive. It is worth mentioning that Misha will return to Rexxar after a short while (around 5-10 seconds during the early-mid game and 20-30 seconds during the late game) if she is killed in battle.

5. Bestial Wrath

Rexxar Bestial Wrath
Bestial Wrath (R) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Heroic
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 50 seconds

Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.

Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath is a powerful Heroic Ability, especially for more experienced Rexxar players who know how to control their bear companion, as it increases Misha's power level significantly. While Bestial Wrath is active, her Basic Attacks deal more damage, which is very useful to burst a single target down very quickly. Choosing the Frenzy of Kalimdor Icon Frenzy of Kalimdor talent at Level 20 adds a slow to Misha's Basic Attacks, which adds an overwhelming amount of strength to Rexxar's overall combat performance.

6. Unleash the Boars

Rexxar Unleash the Boars
Unleash the Boars (R) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Heroic
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 110 (+4% per level) damage, revealing, and slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.

Unleash the Boars Icon Unleash the Boars is very useful if your team lacks crowd control in general or if you face cloaked Heroes like Nova or Zeratul. Since each boar will automatically track down its target, this Heroic Ability is very easy to use and thus suits less experienced players in particular. If timed correctly, notably when engaging the enemy team or chasing retreating opponents, Unleash the Boars is capable of securing important kills to your team that would not have been possible without it.

7. Misha, Focus!

Rexxar Misha, Focus!
Misha, Focus! (D) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Cooldown: 0 seconds

Passive: Misha gains 15% move speed.

Command Misha to attack a specific enemy or move to a point and wait.

Targeting Rexxar commands Misha to retreat to his position, gaining 30% move speed until she reaches Rexxar.

Targeting Misha commands her to hold her current position.

Misha, Focus! Icon Misha, Focus! is Rexxar's ability to control Misha very precisely, for instance if you want her to keep attacking a specific enemy target, regardless of what Rexxar attacks. Furthermore, Misha, Focus! allows Rexxar to use Misha as a designated scouting tool by placing her in key locations to provide vision to the rest of the team.

It is worth mentioning that when clicking on Rexxar himself, Misha gains a 30% Movement Speed buff, which can oftentimes be crucial to guarantee her survival.

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