Stitches Talents

Last updated on Mar 22, 2021 at 07:00 by Elitesparkle 21 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Talents page for Stitches. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Stitches's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.

1.

Stitches's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Savor the Flavor ✘︎ Patchwork Creation ? Hungry for More
4 Serrated Edge ? Playtime! Chop Chop ?
7 Blight ? Cannibalize ? Tenderizer
10 Putrid Bile Gorge ?
13 Fishing Hook ? Meat Hook ? Pulverize
16 Lacerate Digestive Juices ? Gas Flare ✘︎
20 Potent Bile ? Hungry Hungry Stitches ? Second Helping Shambling Horror ?
2.

Stitches's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Hook Build

Recommended
Level 1 Hungry for More Icon
Level 4 Playtime! Icon
Level 7 Tenderizer Icon
Level 10 Gorge Icon
Level 13 Fishing Hook Icon
Level 16 Digestive Juices Icon Lacerate Icon ?
Level 20 Second Helping Icon Hungry Hungry Stitches Icon ? Shambling Horror Icon ?

Stitches's Hook Build is designed to empower his engage at the cost of peeling tools.

Fishing Hook Icon Fishing Hook at Level 13 allows you to engage from a higher distance. Sometimes you do not even need to Gorge Icon Gorge right after it.

Due to its lack of peeling and its reliance on Hook Icon Hook, we recommend this Build against poke compositions but not against dive compositions.

Slam Build

Beginner
Level 1 Hungry for More Icon Patchwork Creation Icon ?
Level 4 Playtime! Icon
Level 7 Tenderizer Icon Cannibalize Icon ? Blight Icon ?
Level 10 Putrid Bile Icon
Level 13 Pulverize Icon
Level 16 Digestive Juices Icon Lacerate Icon ?
Level 20 Second Helping Icon Potent Bile Icon ? Shambling Horror Icon ?

Stitches's Slam Build is designed to improve his peeling abilities, as well as his survivability and utility for the rest of the team.

Pulverize Icon Pulverize at Level 13 and Putrid Bile Icon Putrid Bile provide a powerful Slow to mess up the plans of enemy Heroes who want to play aggressively.

We recommend this Build against dive compositions because you will not be able to get value from Hook Icon Hook against them and because it provides a fair amount of peeling as well.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Stitches

Stitches Savor the Flavor
Savor the Flavor (Level 1) World of Warcraft Stitches

When Devour hits a Hero, Stitches heals for an additional 8% of his maximum Health and Mana over 4 seconds.

Quest: Hitting enemy Heroes with Devour increases Stitches's Health Regeneration by 1.5.

Savor the Flavor Icon Savor the Flavor is a weak Quest-based Talent that empowers Devour Icon Devour only when used on enemy Heroes, giving Stitches 8% of his maximum Mana and restoring an additional 8% of his maximum Health. Each use on enemy Heroes will give Stitches 1.5 Health Regeneration.

We do not recommend this Talent because, compared to the other options in the same Tier, it does not provide enough value while also forcing you to use Devour Icon Devour on enemy Heroes in situations when you may prefer to safely use it on nearby Minions instead and on cooldown in moments when you may prefer holding it in case a team fight happens.

Stitches Patchwork Creation ?
Patchwork Creation (Level 1) World of Warcraft Stitches

Increase regeneration effects and all healing received by 15%. Whenever a nearby enemy Minion dies, restore 33 (+4% per level) Health. Takedowns restore 255 (+4% per level) Health.

Patchwork Creation Icon Patchwork Creation is a good Talent that increases all healing received by 15% and gives Stitches the ability to heal for a small amount whenever enemy Minions die near him and for a big amount for each enemy Hero killed. A wave of Minions is equivalent to a kill.

The value you can get from Patchwork Creation Icon Patchwork Creation during team fights heavily depends on your Healer because some of them (for example Uther) will not be able to heal you enough to reach the value given by Hungry for More Icon Hungry for More with a decent number of Regeneration Globes collected through the game.

The healing amplification provided empowers your self-healing from Devour Icon Devour and the healing received from Regeneration Globes as well, increasing your self-sustain while laning regardless of your Healer being good at single-target sustain healing or not.

Stitches Hungry for More
Hungry for More (Level 1) World of Warcraft Stitches

Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases Stitches's maximum Health by 30.

Reward: Every 15 Globes gathered permanently increases Stitches's Movement Speed by 5%, up to 20%.

Hungry for More Icon Hungry for More is a strong Quest-based Talent that increases Stitches's maximum Health by 30 for each Regeneration Globe collected and his Movement Speed by 5% for every 15 Regeneration Globes collected.

You can easily get a good amount of bonus maximum Health out of this Talent, especially on 3-lane Maps where you can rotate between lanes (such as Tomb of the Spider Queen). On the other hand, as collecting 30 Regeneration Globes during a balanced game is already not that easy, do not expect to get more than 10% Movement Speed from this Talent.

4.

Level 4 Talents for Stitches

Stitches Serrated Edge ?
Serrated Edge (Level 4) World of Warcraft Stitches

Hitting an enemy Hero with Hook deals bonus damage equal to 5% of their maximum Health, and reduces Hook's cooldown by 3 seconds.

Serrated Edge Icon Serrated Edge is a decent Talent that makes Hook Icon Hook deal Percent Damage to enemy Heroes and slightly reduce its cooldown when connecting on them.

The only reason to ever pick this Talent is the Percent Damage because the cooldown reduction happens only if Hook Icon Hook hits an enemy Hero, making it less reliable than Playtime! Icon Playtime! in that aspect.

Stitches Playtime!
Playtime! (Level 4) World of Warcraft Stitches

Heroes hit by Slam reduce the cooldowns of Stitches's other Basic Abilities by 0.5 seconds, increased to 2 seconds for Heroes that are hit by its inner impact area.

Playtime! Icon Playtime! is a strong Talent allows Stitches to reduce the cooldown of his Basic Abilities when hitting enemy Heroes with Slam Icon Slam: Hook Icon Hook to increase your threat level and Devour Icon Devour to increase your self sustain.

The outer area covered by Slam Icon Slam is big enough to easily hit multiple Heroes with each cast, but remember that hitting with its inner area will give you 4 times more value.

Stitches Chop Chop ?
Chop Chop (Level 4) World of Warcraft Stitches

Hitting an enemy Hero with Slam grants 25% increased Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Double the Attack Speed bonus and duration if they are hit by Slam's inner impact area.

Chop Chop Icon Chop Chop is a decent Talent that increases Stitches's Attack Speed for a few seconds when hitting enemy Heroes with Slam Icon Slam. The bonus and duration are doubled when hitting them with its inner area.

Thanks to the Attack Speed provided, Chop Chop Icon Chop Chop has synergy with Cannibalize Icon Cannibalize at Level 7.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Stitches

Stitches Blight ?
Blight (Level 7) World of Warcraft Stitches
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to apply Vile Gas to all nearby enemies. Enemy Heroes hit receive 20% less healing for 5 seconds.

Passive: Vile Gas heals Stitches for 33% of the damage dealt.

Blight Icon Blight is a situational Talent that, once every 40 seconds, can be activated to lower for a few seconds the healing received by enemy Heroes hit in a small area around Stitches. In addition to that, it passively gives Stitches a small self-healing effect when dealing damage with Vile Cleaver Icon Vile Cleaver.

You may need this Talent against team compositions who feature a huge amount of healing (for example Whitemane), to the point that your team will struggle to get a kill through them.

Stitches Cannibalize ?
Cannibalize (Level 7) World of Warcraft Stitches

Hitting Heroes with Basic Attacks or the inner impact area of Slam heals Stitches for 2% of his maximum Health.

Cannibalize Icon Cannibalize is a decent Talent that allows Stitches to heal himself by hitting enemy Heroes with the inner area of Slam Icon Slam or with Basic Attacks.

First of all, Patchwork Creation Icon Patchwork Creation at Level 1 can increase the healing provided by this Talent like any other healing effect. Second, due to being based on Stitches's maximum Health, it also has synergy with Hungry for More Icon Hungry for More and similar effects that increase it.

Stitches Tenderizer
Tenderizer (Level 7) World of Warcraft Stitches

Basic Attacks Slow enemies by 25% for 2.5 seconds and refresh the duration of Slam's inner impact area Slow.

Tenderizer Icon Tenderizer is a strong Talent that applies a decent Slow to enemies hit with Basic Attacks and refreshes the higher Slow provided by Slam Icon Slam when present on the target.

While not particularly powerful, we recommend this Talent because it slightly mitigates the lack of crowd control suffered by Stitches when Putrid Bile Icon Putrid Bile is not available.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Stitches

In this section we discuss when and why to pick a given Heroic Ability. If you want to read how they work and/or you are looking for some tips on how to use them, check the dedicated section in the Abilities and Strategy page.

Stitches Putrid Bile
Putrid Bile (Level 10) World of Warcraft Stitches
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 75 seconds

Emit bile that deals 37 (+4% per level) damage per second to enemies within, Slowing them by 35% for 1.5 seconds. Gain 20% Movement Speed while emitting bile. Lasts 8 seconds.

Putrid Bile Icon Putrid Bile is a strong Heroic Ability that helps a lot when your team needs additional peeling from low-mobility Heroes.

Stitches Gorge ?
Gorge (Level 10) World of Warcraft Stitches
  • Mana: 70
  • Cooldown: 65 seconds

Consume an enemy Hero, trapping them for 4 seconds. When Gorge ends, the enemy Hero takes 274 (+4% per level) damage. The trapped Hero cannot move or act and doesn't take damage from other sources.

Gorge Icon Gorge is a good Heroic Ability that basically transform your Hook Icon Hook into a better engage against low-mobility Heroes, especially near allied Structures.

7.

Level 13 Talents for Stitches

Stitches Fishing Hook ?
Fishing Hook (Level 13) World of Warcraft Stitches

Hook has an additional 40% range.

Fishing Hook Icon Fishing Hook is a good Talent that increases the range of Hook Icon Hook, allowing you to pull enemy Heroes before they can even see you. Helping Hand Icon Helping Hand will benefit from this Talent as well.

Stitches Meat Hook ?
Meat Hook (Level 13) World of Warcraft Stitches

Hitting an enemy Hero with Hook heals Stitches for 20% of his maximum Health over 4 seconds. While active, Basic Attacks against the Hero hit refresh the healing duration.

Meat Hook Icon Meat Hook is a decent Talent that, after hitting an enemy Hero with Hook Icon Hook, heals Stitches by a huge chunk of his maximum Health over a few seconds. The healing effect can be refreshed with Basic Attacks on that Hero.

Stitches Pulverize
Pulverize (Level 13) World of Warcraft Stitches

All enemies hit by Slam are Slowed by 80% for 0.75 seconds.

Pulverize Icon Pulverize is a strong Talent that massively Slows for almost a second all enemies hit by Slam Icon Slam, regardless of them being in its inner or outer area.

Pick this Talent when your team needs more peeling or as a setup for allied Heroes that have access to skillshot-based Abilities—sometimes even for for your own Hook Icon Hook.

As a side note, Tenderizer Icon Tenderizer at Level 7 does not refresh the Slow applied by Pulverize Icon Pulverize.

8.

Level 16 Talents for Stitches

Stitches Lacerate
Lacerate (Level 16) World of Warcraft Stitches

Slam afflicts enemies with Vile Gas, and Heroes hit by Slam have their Armor reduced by 10 for 4 seconds.

Lacerate Icon Lacerate is a strong Talent that slightly lowers the Armor of all enemy Heroes hit by Slam Icon Slam for multiple seconds.

The value of this Talent comes from the fact that it will not only increase your own damage but also the damage done by the rest of your team, something that is extremely useful if you are playing around Hook Icon Hook.

Stitches Digestive Juices ?
Digestive Juices (Level 16) World of Warcraft Stitches

Hitting an enemy Hero with Devour reduces its cooldown by 5 seconds and causes the Hero hit to deal 50% reduced damage for 5 seconds.

Digestive Juices Icon Digestive Juices is a situational Talent that halves the damage done by Heroes hit with Devour Icon Devour for multiple seconds, other than reducing its cooldown.

Pick this Talent when you need additional peeling against low-mobility melee Heroes. The short range of Devour Icon Devour makes this Talent useless against Heroes who can play from the distance and/or have access to mobility tools.

Stitches Gas Flare
Gas Flare (Level 16) World of Warcraft Stitches

Deals 15 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Hitting an enemy Hero with Hook increases this damage by 150% for 8 seconds.

Gas Flare Icon Gas Flare is a weak Talent that deals damage to any enemy around Stitches. The damage per second goes up for 8 seconds when Hook Icon Hook connects on an enemy Hero.

We do not recommend this Talent because missing Hook Icon Hook will result in you not having a Talent for a dozen of seconds.

9.

Level 20 Talents for Stitches

Stitches Potent Bile ?
Potent Bile (Level 20) World of Warcraft Stitches

Putrid Bile lasts 6 seconds longer and its Slow is increased from 35% to 45%.

Potent Bile Icon Potent Bile is a decent Talent that greatly increases the duration of Putrid Bile Icon Putrid Bile and moderately increases its Slow.

The utility provided by this Talent can give your team a huge advantage during late-game team fights because the enemy team will have trouble engaging, disengaging, or even just repositioning while fighting.

Stitches Hungry Hungry Stitches ?
Hungry Hungry Stitches (Level 20) World of Warcraft Stitches

For 4 seconds after using Gorge, Stitches can teleport a short distance to additional targets and Gorge them.

Hungry Hungry Stitches Icon Hungry Hungry Stitches is a situational Talent that allows Stitches to use Gorge Icon Gorge multiple times in a row across 4 seconds. Stitches will have access to a short-range teleport for each activation except the first one. Each enemy Hero will be released 4 seconds after being Gorged, so they will come out at different times.

You can use this Talent to prolong the duration of your team's numerical advantage or to setup a wombo combo, especially if you can release enemy Heroes near impassable terrain to further limit their movements.

Stitches Second Helping
Second Helping (Level 20) World of Warcraft Stitches

Devour gains 1 additional charge. Enemy Heroes hit by Devour reduce the cooldown of Stitches's Heroic Ability by 5 seconds.

Second Helping Icon Second Helping is a strong Talent that gives you another Charge of Devour Icon Devour. In addition to that, each activation of Devour Icon Devour will decrease the cooldown of your Heroic Ability by 5 seconds.

The cooldown reduction provided by Second Helping Icon Second Helping is a good addition, but not the reason why you pick it; instead, the main value it gives is the high survivability boost against teams who lack crowd control, something extremely valuable in the late game.

Thanks to the additional Charge, this Talent has synergy with Digestive Juices Icon Digestive Juices at Level 16.

Stitches Shambling Horror ?
Shambling Horror (Level 20) World of Warcraft Stitches
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to gain 50 Armor for 4 seconds.

Passive: Stitches cannot have his Movement Speed reduced below 100%.

Shambling Horror Icon Shambling Horror is a good Talent that heavily increases Stitches's survivability against burst damage—as it can be activated once every 60 seconds to give him a massive amount of Armor for a few seconds; furthermore, it will basically make Stitches immune to any Slow.

Activating it at the right moment is crucial for surviving against some burst compositions who will just take down the first enemy they see, no matter if they have a lot of maximum Health or not.

10.

Changelog

  • 22 Mar. 2021: Builds updated.
  • 13 Dec. 2020: Builds updated.
  • 24 Oct. 2020: Talent Builds fully revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Builds and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 16 Jul. 2020: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 05 Jun. 2020: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 15 Apr. 2020: Talent Build partially 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.
  • 14 Feb. 2020: Updated Stitches' talents and builds in accordance to the latest Balance Update.
  • 29 Jul. 2019: Updated Stitches' talents and builds.
  • 12 Dec. 2018: Completely overhauled Stitches' Talents and Builds in accordance with his latest re-work.
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