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.
Valla's Talent Build
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Valla's Talent Build Cheatsheet
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 and Arsenal allow you to quickly achieve max Hatred, while also damaging multiple enemies at once with Multishot.
This build has 2 variations based on your Heroic Ability. With Strafe it is better to get Death Siphon at Level 20, along with Punishment at Level 16. However, since 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 and Farflight Quiver with it.
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.
This burst build provides superior single-target burst damage at the cost of sustained damage and being weaker against mobile Heroes. Key Hungering Arrow-related Talents allow you to frontload your damage to threaten isolated enemies.
Level 1 Talents for 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 6.
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.
Quest: Every 50 Basic Attacks against Heroes increases Hatred's damage bonus per stack by 1%, up to 6%.
Gambit: Gain 25% bonus Attack Speed. Every death reduces this bonus by 5%.
Puncturing Arrow is an interesting choice for single-target burst builds. It is excellent when combined with other Hungering Arrow Talents. It can be a good choice on Battlefield of Eternity, as a Hungering Arrow-oriented build can quickly defeat Immortals due to Monster Hunter's extra PvE damage.
Fire At Will is the standard choice on this tier. The extra stacks of Hatred per enemy hit by Multishot help Valla to achieve 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 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.
Level 4 Talents for Valla
Increase the range of Multishot by 20%. Multishot also fires 3 grenades that deal 100 (+4% per level) damage and refund 25 Mana after hitting enemy Heroes.
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.
Vault no longer has a Mana cost. Casting Vault resets the cooldown of Hungering Arrow.
Arsenal improves Valla's damage, safety, and mana control during fights. With this Talent, Fire At Will will trigger much more often in teamfights, consequently increasing the rate in which Valla obtains Hatred and quest stacks.
Death Dealer provides a meaningful burst damage, as long as you have several 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 is excellent in Hungering Arrow-oriented builds. The extra Arrow provided by it will significantly increase your burst potential. This Talent has outstanding synergy with Acrobat at Level 20.
Level 7 Talents for Valla
Hungering Arrow deals 150% additional damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.
Multishot Slows enemies by 20% for 2.5 seconds. Hungering Arrows deals 25% more damage to Slowed enemies.
Increase the Movement Speed bonus of each stack of Hatred to 2%.
Although 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 Talent. Monster Hunter is particularly effective on Battlefield of Eternity, where it can be used to take down the Immortal with ease.
Frost Shot is an excellent and versatile Talent. It is a great choice in a Hungering Arrow-oriented build, but can also be useful in a 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 or the PvE damage from Monster Hunter.
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 stacks from Fire At Will at the start of a fight.
Level 10 Talents for 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.
- 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.
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.
- Howling Blast (Arthas)
- Apocalypse (Diablo)
- Mosh Pit (E.T.C.)
- Grav-O-Bomb 3000 (Gazlowe)
- Ring of Frost (Jaina)
- Primal Grasp + Impaling Blades (Kerrigan)
- Entangling Roots (Malfurion)
- Zombie Wall (Nazeebo)
- Leap (Sonya)
- Sundering (Thrall)
- Divine Storm (Uther)
- Devouring Maw (Zagara)
- Void Prison (Zeratul)
In general, any form of crowd control will do however.
Level 13 Talents for Valla
Hitting a Hero with Hungering Arrow heals Valla for 4% of her maximum Health, and Multishot heals for 2%.
Basic Attacks heal for 10% of the damage dealt, increased by 2% per Hatred stack.
- Cooldown: 5 seconds
Activate to consume all Hatred, granting 3 Spell Armor per Hatred consumed for 5 seconds.
Passive: Gain 15 Spell Armor, and each stack of Hatred heals for 1.3 (+4% per level) Health per second.
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 and 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 instead, as it will greatly increase your effective health at those moments.
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, this Talent does not add any protection to burst damage, which is one of Valla's main weaknesses, so pick it cautiously.
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 at Level 1, because you can quickly reacquire the Hatred stacks lost by using it.
Level 16 Talents for Valla
While at max Hatred, Multishot's cooldown recharges 50% faster.
While at max Hatred, increase all damage dealt by 10%.
Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same Hero deals an additional 5% of their maximum Health as damage.
Punishment is not as effective as it sounds. In perfect conditions, it will reduce Multishot's Cooldown from 13 seconds to 8.7 seconds, which cannot compare to 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 slightly increases all damage dealt by Valla. Mostly, this Talent will be overshadowed by Manticore, but it can be useful with Repeating Arrow and Acrobat, because most of the damage will come from Hungering Arrow, instead of from Basic Attacks.
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 and Farflight Quiver.
Level 20 Talents for 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.
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.
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.
Gain 20% Basic Attack range. While at max Hatred, gain an additional 30% Basic Attack range.
Death Siphon is an excellent Talent, it enhances everything in 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. 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 signficantly increases your single-target damage output, but does little to keep you safe as Farflight Quiver or Acrobat would. This Talent is useful while under a limited amount of pressure, and synergises particularly well with Manticore to obliterate Healthier Heroes.
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 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.
- 27 Sep. 2021: Talent Section reviewed and only description changes have been made.
- 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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