Valla Talents

Last updated on Jun 25, 2021 at 16:00 by Derenash 24 comments
General Information

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

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Valla's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Puncturing Arrow ? Fire At Will Creed of the Hunter ?
4 Arsenal Death Dealer ? Repeating Arrow ?
7 Monster Hunter ? Frost Shot ? Hot Pursuit
10 Strafe ? Rain of Vengeance
13 Siphoning Arrows ? Tempered by Discipline ? Gloom
16 Punishment ? Seething Hatred ? Manticore
20 Death Siphon ? Storm of Vengeance ? Acrobat ? Farflight Quiver
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Valla's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Standard Build

Recommended
Level 1 Fire At Will Icon
Level 4 Arsenal Icon
Level 7 Hot Pursuit Icon Frost Shot Icon ?
Level 10 Rain of Vengeance Icon Strafe Icon ?
Level 13 Gloom Icon
Level 16 Manticore Icon Punishment Icon ?
Level 20 Farflight Quiver Icon Death Siphon Icon ?

This standard build provides superior area of effect damage and ease of use at the cost of single-target damage. As key Talents, Fire At Will Icon Fire At Will and Arsenal Icon Arsenal allow you to quickly achieve max Hatred Icon Hatred, while also damaging multiple enemies at once with Multishot Icon Multishot.

This build has 2 variations based on your Heroic Ability. With Strafe Icon Strafe it is better to get Death Siphon Icon Death Siphon at Level 20, along with Punishment Icon Punishment at Level 16. However, since Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance does not have access to Death Siphon, it is better to get Talents to enhance your Basic Attacks at 16 and 20, such as Manticore Icon Manticore and Farflight Quiver Icon Farflight Quiver with it.

Attack Build

Situational
Level 1 Creed of the Hunter Icon
Level 4 Death Dealer Icon
Level 7 Hot Pursuit Icon
Level 10 Rain of Vengeance Icon
Level 13 Tempered by Discipline Icon Gloom Icon ?
Level 16 Manticore Icon
Level 20 Farflight Quiver Icon Acrobat Icon ? Storm of Vengeance Icon ?

This specialised attack build provides superior sustained single-target damage at the cost of personal safety. Key Basic Attack-related Talents allow you to become a very threatening damage source, provided your teammates can protect you well.

Burst Build

Situational
Level 1 Puncturing Arrow Icon
Level 4 Repeating Arrow Icon
Level 7 Frost Shot Icon Monster Hunter Icon ?
Level 10 Rain of Vengeance Icon Strafe Icon ?
Level 13 Siphoning Arrows Icon Gloom Icon ?
Level 16 Manticore Icon Seething Hatred Icon ?
Level 20 Acrobat Icon Death Siphon Icon ? Farflight Quiver Icon ?

This burst build provides superior single-target burst damage at the cost of sustained damage and being weaker against mobile Heroes. Key Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow-related Talents allow you to frontload your damage to threaten isolated enemies.

This Build is excellent if you have a burst composition, as it does not require any Hatred Icon Hatred to start dealing damage, being the most consistent build for following up quick engages.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Valla

Valla Puncturing Arrow ?
Puncturing Arrow (Level 1) Diablo Valla

Increase the number of Hungering Arrow bounces by 1.

Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with the initial impact of Hungering Arrow refunds 40 Mana and permanently increases the damage of its initial impact by 7.

Valla Fire At Will
Fire At Will (Level 1) Diablo Valla

Quest: Hitting a Hero with Multishot grants 2 Hatred and permanently increases its damage by 2.

Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes with Multishot, increase its damage by 40.

Valla Creed of the Hunter ?
Creed of the Hunter (Level 1) Diablo Valla

Quest: Every 50 Basic Attacks against Heroes increases Hatred's damage bonus per stack by 1%, up to 5%.

Gambit: Gain 20% bonus Attack Speed. Every death reduces this bonus by 5%.

3.1.

Discussion

Puncturing Arrow Icon Puncturing Arrow is an interesting choice for single-target burst builds. It is excellent when combined with other Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow Talents. It can be a good choice on Battlefield of Eternity, as a Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow-oriented build can quickly defeat Immortals due to Monster Hunter Icon Monster Hunter's extra PvE damage.

Fire At Will Icon Fire At Will is the standard choice on this tier. The extra stacks of Hatred Icon Hatred per enemy hit by Multishot Icon Multishot help Valla to achieve Hatred Icon Hatred peak. Since this an unending Quest it is important to try to maximize your stacks during the early to mid game, as it will make a great difference at the end of the game.

Creed of the Hunter Icon Creed of the Hunter talent is excellent for a Basic Attack focused build. The 20% extra Attack Speed from the Loan will not only increase your DPS, but will also make it much easier to stack the quest. However, it is important to be extremely cautious, as each death will come with big drawbacks.

4.

Level 4 Talents for Valla

Valla Arsenal
Arsenal (Level 4) Diablo Valla

Increase the range of Multishot by 20%. Multishot also fires 3 grenades that deal 120 (+4% per level) damage and refund 25 Mana after hitting enemy Heroes.

Valla Death Dealer ?
Death Dealer (Level 4) Diablo Valla

Increase Vaults Basic Attack damage bonus from 6% to 15% per stack of Hatred. If this attack kills its victim within 1.5 seconds, the Mana cost and cooldown of Vault are refunded.

Passive: Reduce the cooldown of Vault by 5 seconds.

Valla Repeating Arrow ?
Repeating Arrow (Level 4) Diablo Valla

Vault no longer has a Mana cost. Casting Vault resets the cooldown of Hungering Arrow.

4.1.

Discussion

Arsenal Icon Arsenal improves Valla's damage, safety, and mana control during fights. With this Talent, Fire At Will Icon Fire At Will will trigger much more often in teamfights, consequently increasing the rate in which Valla obtains Hatred Icon Hatred and quest stacks.

Death Dealer Icon Death Dealer provides a meaningful burst damage, as long as you have several Hatred Icon Hatred stacks. It can be used to execute low-health minions to provide another vault, that can be used to escape or to kill an enemy. The Cooldown reduction greatly reduces the window in which you are vulnerable in teamfights, being a great pick against skillshot-reliant compositions. However, we only recommend this Talent in a Basic Attacks Build.

Repeating Arrow Icon Repeating Arrow is excellent in Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow-oriented builds. The extra Arrow provided by it will significantly increase your burst potential. This Talent has outstanding synergy with Acrobat Icon Acrobat at Level 20.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Valla

Valla Monster Hunter ?
Monster Hunter (Level 7) Diablo Valla

Hungering Arrow deals 150% additional damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.

Valla Frost Shot ?
Frost Shot (Level 7) Diablo Valla

Multishot Slows enemies by 20% for 2.5 seconds. Hungering Arrows deals 25% more damage to Slowed enemies.

Valla Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit (Level 7) Diablo Valla

Increase the Movement Speed bonus of each stack of Hatred to 2.5%.

5.1.

Discussion

Although Monster Hunter Icon Monster Hunter makes no difference in teamfights, it makes Valla one of the most efficient Mercenary Camp killer in the game, especially when combined with the Repeating Arrow Icon Repeating Arrow Talent. Monster Hunter is particularly effective on Battlefield of Eternity, where it can be used to take down the Immortal with ease.

Frost Shot Icon Frost Shot is an excellent and versatile Talent. It is a great choice in a Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow-oriented build, but can also be useful in a Multishot Icon Multishot-oriented build. However, the other options are excellent in their specific niches, and this Talent should only be picked if you do not need the extra movement speed from Hot Pursuit Icon Hot Pursuit or the PvE damage from Monster Hunter Icon Monster Hunter.

Hot Pursuit Icon Hot Pursuit's movement speed increase allows you to keep up with (or kite) most targets with ease, greatly improving your Basic Attack uptime. Overall, the extra movespeed will be useful in every game, and will be even better if you can get several of Hatred Icon Hatred stacks from Fire At Will Icon Fire At Will at the start of a fight.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Valla

Valla Strafe ?
Strafe (Level 10) Diablo Valla
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Rapidly attack enemies within 10 range for 60 (+4% per level) damage per hit, prioritizing Heroes over Minions. Valla is able to move and use Vault while strafing. Lasts for 4 seconds.

Valla Rain of Vengeance
Rain of Vengeance (Level 10) Diablo Valla
  • Mana: 50
  • Charges: 2
  • Recharge Time: 50 seconds

Launch a wave of Shadow Beasts that deals 250 (+4% per level) damage and Stuns enemies in the target area for 0.5 seconds.

Stores up to 2 charges.

6.1.

Discussion

As Strafe Icon Strafe and Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance are both situationally powerful, the choice of one or the other is based on personal preference and team compositions.

Strafe has the potential of dealing more damage over a larger area than Rain of Vengeance. However, its channeled nature and long duration make it prone to being interrupted, unlike Rain of Vengeance, which is instantaneous. Rain of Vengeance also provides you with a reliable stun to protect yourself and your allies, to interrupt other channeled spells, or to combo with other area of effect crowd control Abilities.

The list below lists some common Abilities that can be comboed with Rain of Vengeance to yield deadly results. Rain of Vengeance should be considered over Strafe if your team features two or more of these.

In general, any form of crowd control will do however.

7.

Level 13 Talents for Valla

Valla Siphoning Arrows ?
Siphoning Arrows (Level 13) Diablo Valla

Hitting a Hero with Hungering Arrow heals Valla for 4% of her maximum Health, and Multishot heals for 2%.

Valla Tempered by Discipline ?
Tempered by Discipline (Level 13) Diablo Valla

Basic Attacks heal for 10% of the damage dealt, increased by 2% per Hatred stack.

Valla Gloom
Gloom (Level 13) Diablo Valla
  • Cooldown: 5 seconds

Activate to consume all Hatred, granting 3 Spell Armor per Hatred consumed for 5 seconds.

Passive: Gain 20 Spell Armor, and each stack of Hatred heals for 2.5 Health per second.

7.1.

Discussion

Siphoning Arrows Icon Siphoning Arrows provides less survivability than its counterparts, but does so in a burst fashion with Abilities, being useful if the opposing team can easily blind or punish Valla when she tries to deliver Basic attacks. It is excellent with Repeating Arrow Icon Repeating Arrow and Acrobat Icon Acrobat. However, this Talent does not add any protection against burst damage. Against enemies that can easily kill you in a combo, it might be better to pick Gloom Icon Gloom instead, as it will greatly increase your effective health at those moments.

Tempered by Discipline Icon Tempered by Discipline is a great Talent if you can easily deliver Basic Attacks in fights, being a great addition in games against a tough frontline, as Valla will be able to damage them constantly, while also sustaining herself. Still, like Siphoning Arrows Icon Siphoning Arrows, this Talent does not add any protection to burst damage, which is one of Valla's main weaknesses, so pick it cautiously.

Gloom Icon Gloom provides a huge amount of permanent survivability, on top of having an outstanding activated effect that will let you survive any Ability-based burst. Remember that although powerful, the activated effect of this Talent reduces your overall damage. This Talent is particularly powerful with Fire At Will Icon Fire At Will at Level 1, because you can quickly reacquire the Hatred Icon Hatred stacks lost by using it.

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Level 16 Talents for Valla

Valla Punishment ?
Punishment (Level 16) Diablo Valla

While at max Hatred, Multishot's cooldown recharges 50% faster.

Valla Seething Hatred ?
Seething Hatred (Level 16) Diablo Valla

While at max Hatred, increase all damage dealt by 10%.

Valla Manticore
Manticore (Level 16) Diablo Valla

Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same Hero deals an additional 5% of their maximum Health as damage.

8.1.

Discussion

Punishment Icon Punishment is not as effective as it sounds. In perfect conditions, it will reduce Multishot Icon Multishot's Cooldown from 12 seconds to 8 seconds, which cannot compare to Manticore Icon Manticore's extra damage. However, Punishment can be a good choice in games where Valla cannot consistently deliver several Basic Attacks in a row (like against several blinds, or extremely high burst damage).

Seething Hatred Icon Seething Hatred slightly increases all damage dealt by Valla. Mostly, this Talent will be overshadowed by Manticore Icon Manticore, but it can be useful with Repeating Arrow Icon Repeating Arrow and Acrobat Icon Acrobat, because most of the damage will come from Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow, instead of from Basic Attacks.

Manticore Icon Manticore is an excellent choice in most games, as it adds between 20% (attacking Hanzo) to 40% (attacking Blaze) extra damage to your Basic Attacks. Just be sure to focus your attacks against your intended target. Manticore has notable synergy with Creed of the Hunter Icon Creed of the Hunter and Farflight Quiver Icon Farflight Quiver.

9.

Level 20 Talents for Valla

Valla Death Siphon ?
Death Siphon (Level 20) Diablo Valla

Hitting an enemy Hero with Strafe increases its duration by 0.125 seconds. Strafe also fires penetrating bolts in a line for 34 (+4% per level) damage every 0.25 seconds that heal for 25% of their damage dealt.

Valla Storm of Vengeance ?
Storm of Vengeance (Level 20) Diablo Valla

Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seconds.

Passive: Each stack of Hatred increases your Attack Speed by 2%. While at max Hatred, gain an additional 30% Attack Speed.

Valla Acrobat ?
Acrobat (Level 20) Diablo Valla

Gain 2 additional charges of Vault. Drop 3 Caltrops while Vaulting that deal 60 (+4% per level) damage and Slow enemies by 40% for 1 second.

Valla Farflight Quiver
Farflight Quiver (Level 20) Diablo Valla

Gain 20% Basic Attack range. While at max Hatred, gain an additional 30% Basic Attack range.

9.1.

Discussion

Death Siphon Icon Death Siphon is an excellent Talent, it enhances everything in Strafe Icon Strafe, turning it into a teamfight-deciding Heroic. If enemies do not cancel it with a stun or silence, you will probably win the fight due to how oppressive it is. The healing effect is also quite significant if you see to hit multiple targets with Strafe. After getting this Talent, it is important to maintain 2 targets in your range during Strafe, as it is necessary for the duration to not reduce quickly.

Storm of Vengeance Icon Storm of Vengeance signficantly increases your single-target damage output, but does little to keep you safe as Farflight Quiver Icon Farflight Quiver or Acrobat Icon Acrobat would. This Talent is useful while under a limited amount of pressure, and synergises particularly well with Manticore Icon Manticore to obliterate Healthier Heroes.

Acrobat Icon Acrobat is an excellent Talent when combined with Repeating Arrow Icon Repeating Arrow. It enables 4 consecutives casts of Hungering Arrow Icon Hungering Arrow, dealing enough damage to burst down a healthy tank or multiple squishy Heroes.

Farflight Quiver Icon Farflight Quiver significantly improves the reliability of your Basic Attacks while simultaneously keeping you at a safer distance. The range also indirectly improves your Hatred Icon Hatred generation as it makes Basic Attacks easier to deliver safely. At 10 Hatred stacks Valla can attack Keeps, Towers or Core from outside its ranges.

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Changelog

  • 25 Jun. 2021: Updated Recommended Talents for Level 16 and Level 20.
  • 04 Jun. 2021: Talents and builds updated to better reflect current meta.
  • 18 May 2021: Talents and builds updated after recent rework.
  • 27 Oct. 2020: Talents and builds reviewed and updated.
  • 05 Apr. 2020: Description for Strafe and Rain of Vengeance updated.
  • 11 Oct. 2019: Talent section updated.
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