Rexxar Talents

Last updated on Apr 19, 2019 at 12:04 by Kendric 44 comments
General Information

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

Level Choices
1 Bird of Prey Easy Prey Flare ?
4 Hungry Bear Hunter-Gatherer ? Grizzled Fortitude ? Animal Husbandry ?
7 Crippling Talons Taking Flight Aspect of the Beast
10 Bestial Wrath Unleash the Boars
13 Aspect of the Hawk Dire Beast Wildfire Bear
16 Thrill of the Hunt Primal Intimidation ? Feign Death
20 Spirit Bond Kill Command Frenzy of Kalimdor Hardened Skin
2.

Rexxar's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Safe Solo Lane Build

Talent calculator »
Level 1 Easy Prey Icon
Level 4 Hungry Bear Icon Hunter-Gatherer Icon ? Grizzled Fortitude Icon ?
Level 7 Aspect of the Beast Icon
Level 10 Unleash the Boars Icon Bestial Wrath Icon ?
Level 13 Wildfire Bear Icon Dire Beast Icon ?
Level 16 Thrill of the Hunt Icon Feign Death Icon ?
Level 20 Kill Command Icon Hardened Skin Icon ?

The Safe Solo Lane Build focuses, as the name suggests, on keeping Rexxar alive for as long as possible while in lane. This becomes crucial on maps such as Braxis Holdout or Dragon Shire. Staying alive and maintaining Objective control with Misha can put pressure on the enemy team and relieve your teammates. To guarantee Rexxar's (and Misha's) survival, it is crucial to take a look at the enemy team composition when hitting Level 4 and 16, respectively, since both talent tiers offer different sets of protection. At Level 4, Hungry Bear Icon Hungry Bear is the safest option, as it allows Misha to regenerate health while fighting other Heroes and Minions. If the enemy team composition features a mix of Mages and Basic Attackers, Hunter-Gatherer Icon Hunter-Gatherer can be a good choice, since the overall health regeneration and Armor it provides protects Rexxar against all forms of damage. If the enemy team consists of heavy physical damage, however, Grizzled Fortitude Icon Grizzled Fortitude can work wonders. At Level 10, we ususally recommend picking Unleash the Boars Icon Unleash the Boars to maximize Rexxar's crowd control and team fight impact, however, against less mobile enemies and/or on Maps that feature static Objectives, such as Battlefield of Eternity or Sky Temple, Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath can prove to be a viable alternative choice. At Level 16, Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt is a reliable choice, because it allows Rexxar and Misha to kite enemy Heroes very well. Against Basic Attackers, we recommend Primal Intimidation Icon Primal Intimidation, and if the enemy team focuses on Rexxar a lot in general with heavy burst damage, Feign Death Icon Feign Death can be a lifesaver.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Rexxar

Rexxar Bird of Prey
Bird of Prey (Level 1) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Increases Spirit Swoop's damage by 150% to Minions.

Rexxar Easy Prey
Easy Prey (Level 1) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Increases Misha's basic attack damage to Minions and Mercenaries by 150%, and Misha gains 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing damage taken by 50%.

Rexxar Flare ?
Flare (Level 1) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Fire a flare at an area, revealing it for 20 seconds.

3.1.

Discussion

Easy Prey Icon 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.

Flare Icon 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.

Bird of Prey Icon Bird of Prey offers decent waveclear, however, it only affects Minions, which makes it an inferior talent to Easy Prey Icon Easy Prey which also works on Mercenaries and offers similar damage output if Misha uses Misha, Charge! Icon Misha, Charge! on a Minion wave.

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Level 4 Talents for Rexxar

Rexxar Hungry Bear
Hungry Bear (Level 4) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Misha's Basic Attacks heal her for 4.5% of her maximum Health.

Rexxar Hunter-Gatherer ?
Hunter-Gatherer (Level 4) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases Rexxar's Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to 25 per second.

Reward: After gathering 25 Globes, Rexxar and Misha gain 15 Armor.

Rexxar Grizzled Fortitude ?
Grizzled Fortitude (Level 4) World of Warcraft Rexxar

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 Animal Husbandry ?
Animal Husbandry (Level 4) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.

4.1.

Discussion

Hungry Bear Icon Hungry Bear's self-sustain makes Misha strong enough to easily dominate early one-on-one lanes and also allows her to tank Mercenary Camps quite easily.

Hunter-Gatherer Icon 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 Icon 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.

Animal Husbandry Icon Animal Husbandry is a chancy yet potentially 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 Icon Feign Death at Level 16 or Hardened Skin Icon Hardened Skin at Level 20 can help Rexxar to stay alive and keep stacking Animal Husbandry.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Rexxar

Rexxar Crippling Talons
Crippling Talons (Level 7) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Increases Spirit Swoop's slow amount to 50% and its duration to 3.5 seconds.

Rexxar Taking Flight
Taking Flight (Level 7) World of Warcraft Rexxar

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.

Rexxar Aspect of the Beast
Aspect of the Beast (Level 7) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1 second.

5.1.

Discussion

We consider Aspect of the Beast Icon 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! Icon Misha, Charge! allows Rexxar to dominate team fights by disrupting priority targets more frequently.

Crippling Talons Icon Crippling Talons greatly improves Rexxar's chase capabilities, however, it cannot compete with the reduced Stun cooldown Aspect of the Beast Icon Aspect of the Beast provides Rexxar with.

Taking Flight Icon 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 Icon Spirit Swoop is nice to have, however, it does not justify neglecting Aspect of the Beast Icon Aspect of the Beast.

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Level 10 Talents for Rexxar

Rexxar Bestial Wrath
Bestial Wrath (Level 10) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 50 seconds

Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 200% for 12 seconds.

Rexxar Unleash the Boars
Unleash the Boars (Level 10) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • 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.

6.1.

Discussion

Bestial Wrath Icon 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 Icon Hungry Bear at Level 4 or Thrill of the Hunt Icon Thrill of the Hunt at Level 16.

Unleash the Boars Icon 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.

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Level 13 Talents for Rexxar

Rexxar Aspect of the Hawk
Aspect of the Hawk (Level 13) World of Warcraft Rexxar

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 Dire Beast
Dire Beast (Level 13) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 15%, stacking up to a 150% bonus.

Rexxar Wildfire Bear
Wildfire Bear (Level 13) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Misha deals 28 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies.

7.1.

Discussion

Wildfire Bear Icon 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 Tumor Icon Creep Tumors) on the map as soon as Misha gets near them. It is also a useful tool to consistently boost her overall damage output against multiple enemies at the same time.

Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast's damage output remains less reliable compared to Wildfire Bear Icon Wildfire Bear due to Misha's dependency on actually landing Misha, Charge! Icon Misha, Charge!. If landed properly, however, the resulting hit can inflict great burst damage, which is why we still recommend picking this talent.

Aspect of the Hawk Icon 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 overall reliable damage provided by Wildfire Bear Icon Wildfire Bear too powerful to be ignored.

8.

Level 16 Talents for Rexxar

Rexxar Thrill of the Hunt
Thrill of the Hunt (Level 16) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Rexxar's Basic Attacks increase both his and Misha's Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.

Rexxar Primal Intimidation ?
Primal Intimidation (Level 16) World of Warcraft Rexxar

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.

Rexxar Feign Death
Feign Death (Level 16) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Cooldown: 35 seconds

Rexxar fakes his death, becoming Invulnerable and untargetable for 5 seconds. During this time you control Misha.

8.1.

Discussion

Thrill of the Hunt Icon 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.

Feign Death Icon Feign Death works like Ice Block Icon 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 Icon Animal Husbandry at Level 4, as it provides you with additional protection to survive dangerous situations.

Primal Intimidation Icon 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 Icon 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

Rexxar Spirit Bond
Spirit Bond (Level 20) World of Warcraft 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.

Rexxar Kill Command
Kill Command (Level 20) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Unleash the Boars deals 50% more damage and roots for 1.5 seconds.

Rexxar Frenzy of Kalimdor
Frenzy of Kalimdor (Level 20) World of Warcraft Rexxar

Rexxar's Basic Attacks deal 10% more damage, and Misha's Basic Attacks slow the target by 20% for 1.25 seconds.

Rexxar Hardened Skin
Hardened Skin (Level 20) World of Warcraft Rexxar
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing damage taken by 75%.

9.1.

Discussion

Kill Command Icon Kill Command is a great talent if the enemy team consists of one or several mobile Assassins and Specialists. Although Unleash the Boars Icon 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.

Hardened Skin Icon Hardened Skin adds a lot of protection and durability to Rexxar and Misha and is particularly recommended if you picked Animal Husbandry Icon Animal Husbandry at Level 4 to guarantee your survival on the battlefield.

Frenzy of Kalimdor Icon Frenzy of Kalimdor has great synergy with several of Rexxar's earlier talents that focus on improving his chasing capabilities, most notably Crippling Talons Icon Crippling Talons and Thrill of the Hunt Icon 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! Icon Misha, Charge! a lot easier and also allows the rest of your team to catch up more quickly.

Spirit Bond Icon Spirit Bond fails to have a major impact during team fights. While increased duration on Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath is quite useful, the life steal is b(e)arely noticeable.

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Changelog

  • 29 Jul. 2019: Reviewed the Talents page.
  • 19 Apr. 2019: Updated Rexxar's talents and talent order according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 18 Mar. 2019: Updated Rexxar's talents and builds in accordance with the recent Balance Updates.
  • 06 Jul. 2017: Updated Flare's description.
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