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.
Rexxar's Talent Build
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Rexxar's Talent Build Cheatsheet
Basic Attacks BuildRecommended
Level 1 Talents for Rexxar
Increases Spirit Swoop's damage by 150% to Minions.
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%.
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
Fire a flare at an area, revealing it for 20 seconds.
Easy Prey increases Misha's damage and Armor against both Minions and Mercenaries. In theory this is a decent Talent because it allows you to clear Mercenary Camps all by yourself, but in practice, Mercenary Camps should be captured by the rest of the team because the Solo Laner should soak as much Experience as possible during the early game and also because there is always a chance that the enemy team tries to invade the Mercenary Camp that you are working on. If you want to play this Talent anyways because you do not trust your team, go for Mercenary Camps only if there are no enemy Minions in your lane, if Misha can capture it while you are soaking because the Mercenary Camp is really close to the lane, or ask for an allied Hero to cover your lane for you instead.
Flare is not worth taking, even if it has some use when the enemy team has a ganker Hero because you can just play safer instead. In case you want to play it anways because you are scared of getting ganked, simply use it on cooldown around the most dangerous zone of your lane and completely deny any enemy attempt to surprise you. Due to its low cooldown, it can also be cast to reveal bushes and other obscured terrain, which helps your teammates avoid dangerous facechecking. As implied above, Rexxar has the unique advantage of being able to soak from a much safer distance compared to most other Heroes thanks to Misha being able to soak for him instead, therefore you will basically never need to pick Flare for surviving ganks, except maybe against Valeera because forcing her out of Vanish drastically reduces her threat value.
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 per second, up to 25 per second.
Reward: After gathering 25 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'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.
Grizzled Fortitude can occasionally be picked as a defensive Talent against Solo Laners that rely heavily on dealing damage with Basic Attacks, especially if they will focus Rexxar more often than Misha because this is the only Talent that helps with that in the early game.
Animal Husbandry is a high-risk high-reward choice that should be avoided. Thanks to his time-based scaling, Rexxar and Misha can gain more Health for the late game as long as Rexxar manages to survive (similar to Devil's Due on Diablo) 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. All that said, avoid picking this Talent because it can easily become a dead Talent in the late game.
Level 7 Talents for Rexxar
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.
Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1 second.
Taking Flight is a situational Talent that can be picked when you desperately need poke damage in order to win the solo lane against some Heroes (Leoric comes to mind), however, we think that it does not justify neglecting Aspect of the Beast that will also be a strong tool for late game team fights.
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.
Level 10 Talents for Rexxar
- Mana: 75
- Cooldown: 50 seconds
Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 200% 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 empowers Misha's Basic Attacks, something that can be used to add more damage on the focused enemy Hero. Go for this Talent only when you need more damage to win the solo lane on Braxis Holdout or when your team did not get anything done during the early game due to a lack of damage because of a bad draft and you want to make an attempt to fix that by adding some damage.
Unleash the Boars is a strong Slow that will help your team to engage, to hunt down fleeing enemies, and to reveal nearby Stealthed Heroes. Go for this Talent most of the time because it always provides enough value.
Level 13 Talents for 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 and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 15%, stacking up to a 150% bonus.
Misha deals 28 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies.
Aspect of the Hawk provides Rexxar with a significant amount of Attack Speed, which increases his overall combat performance quite a bit. Considering that it is a bit risky to play compared to Dire Beast, go for this Talent only when the enemy team has a high mobility Hero that you will not be able to escape from anyways—so you better attack him with huge damage instead—or when you are not scared of being engaged by the enemies.
Wildfire Bear is a small damage boost for clearing Minions and killing Heroes, something that is not really worth spending a Talent on. Besides that, it is capable of revealing invisible enemies and untargetable objects (for example Creep Tumor by Zagara) on the battlefield as soon as Misha gets near them.
Dire Beast can inflict great burst damage, which is why we recommend picking this Talent. Remember that you can stack it on Minions before a team fight happens so that Misha will not need to stack it on enemy Heroes, a trick that can occasionally make the difference between a won or lost team fight.
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.
Primal Intimidation offers a good amount of protection against enemy Heroes that rely on Basic Attacks as their primary damage source (such as Raynor), but you rarely want this Talent over Feign Death.
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%.
Spirit Bond fails to have a major impact during team fights. While increased duration on Bestial Wrath is quite useful, the life steal is barely noticeable because Misha will not be able to attack a lot at this stage of the game.
Frenzy of Kalimdor provides a Slow effect and a damage boost. It is your preferred choice for when you take Bestial Wrath at Level 10. Another good strategy is to pick this Talent instead of Kill Command when your team decides to go for the Core to end the game and Unleash the Boars is on cooldown because it increases your damage per second on the Core.
Hardened Skin adds a lot of Armor to Rexxar and Misha, but it is not advised to waste this Tier for a defensive Talent—unless the enemy team is just bursting you down to win each and every team fight—because the Root provided by Kill Command is just too strong to pass and the damage and utility provided by Frenzy of Kalimdor is more useful as well.
- 26 Mar. 2020: Talent Build fully revised to match new standards.
- Talent Build and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
- Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
- 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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