Rexxar Talents

Last updated on Mar 26, 2020 at 17:00 by Elitesparkle 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

Basic Attacks Build

Recommended
Level 1 Bird of Prey Icon
Level 4 Hunter-Gatherer Icon Hungry Bear Icon ? Grizzled Fortitude Icon ?
Level 7 Aspect of the Beast Icon
Level 10 Unleash the Boars Icon
Level 13 Dire Beast Icon Aspect of the Hawk Icon ?
Level 16 Feign Death Icon Thrill of the Hunt Icon ? Primal Intimidation Icon ?
Level 20 Kill Command Icon

Rexxar's Basic Attacks Build focuses on Misha's Basic Attacks to get the most value out of this Hero. In particular, Aspect of the Beast Icon Aspect of the Beast and usually Dire Beast Icon Dire Beast make Misha scary if ignored by the enemy team.

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

Bird of Prey Icon Bird of Prey offers good waveclear, something that has high value for a Solo Laner like Rexxar.

Easy Prey Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Vanish drastically reduces her threat value.

4.

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 and Misha'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 gives Armor to both Rexxar and Misha, a recommended choice to increase Rexxar's survivability in late-game team fights.

Grizzled Fortitude Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon 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 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. All that said, avoid picking this Talent because it can easily become a dead Talent in the late game.

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

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

Taking Flight Icon 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 Icon Aspect of the Beast that will also be a strong tool for late game team fights.

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.

6.

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 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 Icon 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.

7.

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

Aspect of the Hawk Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Creep Tumor by Zagara) on the battlefield as soon as Misha gets near them.

Dire Beast Icon 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.

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.

Primal Intimidation Icon 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 Icon Feign Death.

Feign Death Icon Feign Death puts Rexxar in Stasis, which makes it an ideal tool to dodge enemy Abilities. It is good to know that Rexxar can still control Misha while this Talent is active.

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

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 barely noticeable because Misha will not be able to attack a lot at this stage of the game.

Kill Command Icon Kill Command is always a great Talent because the Root effect makes for an efficient tool to initiate team fights, something that is extremely valuable in the late game.

Frenzy of Kalimdor Icon Frenzy of Kalimdor provides a Slow effect and a damage boost. It is your preferred choice for when you take Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath at Level 10. Another good strategy is to pick this Talent instead of Kill Command Icon Kill Command when your team decides to go for the Core to end the game and Unleash the Boars Icon Unleash the Boars is on cooldown because it increases your damage per second on the Core.

Hardened Skin Icon 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 Icon Kill Command is just too strong to pass and the damage and utility provided by Frenzy of Kalimdor Icon Frenzy of Kalimdor is more useful as well.

10.

Changelog

  • 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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