Welcome to our Talents page for Rexxar. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Rexxar's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.
1. Rexxar's Talent Build
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2. Rexxar's Talent Build Cheatsheet
True Survivor BuildTalent calculator »
The True Survivor Build focuses, as the name suggests, on keeping Rexxar alive for as long as possible in order to keep stacking Animal Husbandry. If successful, this build will give you an incredible amount of bonus health on both Misha and Rexxar. We definitely recommend picking defensive talents like Feign Death at Level 16 and Hardened Skin at Level 20 to help you in that matter.
Laning Misha BuildTalent calculator »
3. Level 1 Talents for Rexxar
Increases Misha's damage to Minions and Mercenaries by 150%, and Misha gains 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing damage taken by 50%.
Increases Spirit Swoop's damage by 150% to Minions.
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
Fire a flare at an area, revealing it for 20 seconds.
Easy Prey is a solid all-round talent that improves both Misha's damage and resistance against both Minions and Mercenaries. This talent becomes particularly strong on maps like Braxis Holdout, Blackheart's Bay, or Warhead Junction on which you can clear Mercenary and Boss Camps all by yourself. Keep in mind that Easy Prey also works on Misha, Charge!, which adds additional AoE damage to Misha's leap.
Bird of Prey offers very decent waveclear and can be a useful talent on smaller maps, such as Tomb of the Spider Queen or Infernal Shrines. If you seek to clear Mercenary Camps by yourself, Easy Prey remains the superior choice, as Bird of Prey's bonus damage only works on enemy Minions.
Flare is an effective yet situational talent, which unfolds its full potential if the enemy team consists of at least one Stealthed Hero. Due to the Flare's low effective cooldown of 25 seconds it can also be cast to reveal bushes and other obscured terrain, which helps your teammates avoid dangerous facechecking.
4. Level 4 Talents for Rexxar
Misha's Basic Attacks heal her for 4.5% of her maximum Health.
Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases Rexxar's Health Regeneration by 1.25 per second, up to 25 per second.
Reward: After gathering 20 Globes, Rexxar and Misha gain 15 Armor.
Every 6 seconds, Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%.
Stores up to 2 charges. Both Rexxar and Misha have their own charges.
Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.
Hungry Bear has great synergy with Rexxar's Bestial Wrath Heroic Ability. The self-sustain provided by Hungry Bear makes Misha strong enough to easily dominate early one-on-one lanes and also allows her to tank Mercenary Camps quite easily.
Animal Husbandry is a chancy yet powerful talent, which can cause Rexxar and Misha to snowball very hard into the late game as long as Rexxar manages to survive. To make this talent less risky, it is crucial to be aware of potential ganks at any give time. Furthermore, defensive talents like Feign Death at Level 16 or Hardened Skin at Level 20 can help Rexxar to stay alive and keep stacking Animal Husbandry.
Hunter-Gatherer is a solid all-round talent that improves both Misha's and Rexxar's survivability. This talent becomes particularly strong on maps which offer plenty of opportunities to obtain Regeneration Globes like Braxis Holdout or Tomb of the Spider Queen.
Grizzled Fortitude is a very efficient defensive talent against enemy team compositions that rely heavily on dealing damage with Basic Attacks. Grizzled Fortitude makes Misha considerably more durable while fighting against strong ranged Assassins or Specialists like Sgt. Hammer or Valla.
5. Level 7 Talents for Rexxar
Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1.25 seconds.
Increases Spirit Swoop's slow amount to 50% and its duration to 3.5 seconds.
Increases Spirit Swoop's range by 20%. If Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, the Mana cost is refunded and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.
We consider Aspect of the Beast to be one of the best talents in Rexxar's entire talent tree. Being able to reduce the cooldown of Misha, Charge! allows Rexxar to dominate team fights by disrupting priority targets more frequently. We definitely recommend combining this talent with Dire Beast at Level 13 to boost Misha's damage even further.
Taking Flight remains a rather useless talent in most games, since Rexxar is not really dependent on Mana regeneration. The increased length on Spirit Swoop is nice to have, however, it does not justify neglecting Aspect of the Beast.
6. Level 10 Talents for Rexxar
- Mana: 75
- Cooldown: 50 seconds
Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.
- 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.
Bestial Wrath is a strong Heroic Ability that causes Misha's Basic Attacks to hit very hard. Its relatively low cooldown of 50 seconds makes Bestial Wrath very versatile. It can be used to clear big Minion Waves and especially Mercenary Camps more quickly or it can be a significant factor to pressure enemy priority targets, mostly Assassins and Specialists, in the backline. Furthermore, Bestial Wrath possesses great synergy with some of the talents in Rexxar's tree, such as Hungry Bear at Level 4 or Thrill of the Hunt at Level 16.
Unleash the Boars should be taken into consideration if Rexxar's team lacks crowd control in general. The movement speed slow provided by each boar is a powerful tool to hunt down fleeing enemies and to reveal nearby Stealthed Heroes.
7. Level 13 Talents for Rexxar
Misha deals 28 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies.
When Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, Rexxar gains 125% Attack Speed for 4 seconds. Misha's Basic Attacks increase the duration of this buff by 0.75 seconds.
Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 40%, stacking up to a 400% bonus.
Dire Beast marks a significant power spike for both Rexxar, as it greatly increases Misha's overall damage. If combined with Aspect of the Beast at Level 7, the drastically reduced cooldown on Misha, Charge! causes Misha to inflict heavy damage on both enemy Minions and Heroes alike.
Wildfire Bear further boosts Rexxar's already strong waveclear potential. Besides that, it is capable of detecting invisible enemies and objects (for example Zagara's Creep Tumors) on the map as soon as Misha gets near them. Burning Rage is also a useful tool to consistently boost her overall damage output against multiple enemies at the same time. Misha will often find herself surrounded by two or more opponents throughout the course of the game, which is another reason why we consider Wildfire Bear a solid talent to be picked up at Level 13.
Aspect of the Hawk focuses on a Rexxar-oriented talent build and provides him with a significant amount of attack speed, which increases his overall combat performance quite a bit. Still, we find the synergy between Aspect of the Beast and Dire Beast too powerful to be ignored.
8. Level 16 Talents for Rexxar
Rexxar's Basic Attacks increase both his and Misha's Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.
Activate to slow the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of Heroes and Summons near Rexxar and Misha for 2.5 seconds.
Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack Rexxar or Misha have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.
- Cooldown: 35 seconds
Rexxar fakes his death, becoming Invulnerable and untargetable for 5 seconds. During this time you control Misha.
Thrill of the Hunt's bonus movement speed works incredibly well with Misha's ability to stun retreating targets, while it also allows Rexxar to escape more easily himself. Furthermore, the synergy between Thrill of the Hunt and Frenzy of Kalimdor's movement speed slow at Level 20 make Rexxar (and Misha) one of the most powerful chasers in the game.
Feign Death works like Ice Block, meaning it makes Rexxar Untargetable and Invulnerable, which makes it an ideal tool to dodge enemy skillshots and surprise attacks. What makes this talent particularly great on Rexxar is the fact that he can still control Misha while Feign Death is active, which allows him to keep playing an important role during team fights. We definitely recommend this talent if you went for Animal Husbandry at Level 4, as it provides you with additional protection to survive dangerous situations.
Primal Intimidation offers an unmatched amount of protection against enemy Heroes that rely on Basic Attacks as their primary damage source, such as Illidan, Valla, or Raynor. However, we generally do not recommend this talent on Rexxar, as Feign Death usually provides more overall survivability than Primal Intimidation. You should only consider picking this talent over its competitors if the enemy team consists of at least two or more Basic Attack dependent Assassins or Specialists.
9. Level 20 Talents for Rexxar
Increases the duration of Bestial Wrath by 50% and Misha's Basic Attacks heal Rexxar for 50% of her damage dealt during Bestial Wrath.
Unleash the Boars deals 50% more damage and roots for 1.5 seconds.
Rexxar's Basic Attacks deal 10% more damage, and Misha's Basic Attacks slow the target by 20% for 1.25 seconds.
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing damage taken by 75%.
Frenzy of Kalimdor has great synergy with several of Rexxar's earlier talents that focus on improving his chasing capabilities, most notably Crippling Talons and Thrill of the Hunt. What makes this talent particularly strong is the 20% movement speed slow from Misha's Basic Attacks, causing her to be extremely sticky and hard to run away from. This makes landing Misha, Charge! a lot easier and also allows the rest of your team to catch up more quickly.
Kill Command is a great talent if the enemy team consists of one or several mobile Assassins and Specialists. Although Unleash the Boars's innate damage is so low that a 50% increase will not cause much of a difference, the 1.5-second root effect makes for an efficient tool to initiate team fights.
- 06 Jul. 2017: Updated Flare's description.
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