Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Scroll of Identify Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with Scroll of Sealing reveals them for 8 seconds. Reward: After hitting 16 Heroes, Scroll of Sealing also reduces Armor of Heroes hit by 15 for 4 seconds and the reveal duration is doubled.
1 Field Study Each enemy Hero hit by Scroll of Sealing grants 20% Spell Power for 16 seconds, up to 40%.
1 Sapphire Activate to increase the damage of the next Horadric Cube by 100% and its slow by 30%. Only 1 Gem may be active at a time. 30
4 Potion of Shielding Whenever an ally is healed by a Healing Potion, they gain a 122 (+4% per level) Shield for 6 seconds.
4 Rejuvenation Potion Healing Potions restore 10 Mana and heal for an additional 108 (+4% per level) over 4 seconds.
4 Ruby Activate to increase the damage of the next Horadric Cube by 100% and it spawns 3 Lesser Healing Potions from each enemy Hero hit, healing allied Heroes for 250 (+4% per level) when picked up. Lesser Healing Potions last for 10 seconds. Only 1 Gem may be active at a time. 20
7 Cube Mastery Reduce the Mana cost of Scroll of Sealing from 40 to 25. Each enemy Hero hit by Horadric Cube reduces the cooldown of Scroll of Sealing by 4 seconds.
7 Kanai's Cube Horadric Cube reduces Hero damage dealt by 30% for 4 seconds.
7 Emerald Activate to increase the damage of the next Horadric Cube by 100% and have it reduce the healing received of enemy Heroes by 75% for 4 seconds. Only 1 Gem may be active at a time. 30
10 Stay Awhile and Listen After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after. Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep's effects end instantly if they take damage. 70
10 Lorenado Vector Targeting After 1 second, create a twirling tome tornado that travels towards the targeted direction, continually knocking away enemies that come into contact with it. 40
13 Super Healing Potion If a Healing Potion isn't picked up for at least 2 seconds, it heals for 120% more.
13 Potion of Revival When a Healing Potion is picked up, it also heals all nearby allied Heroes for 50% of the healing amount.
13 Ancient Blessings Activate Fortitude of the Faithful to empower nearby allied Hero Basic Attacks for 8 seconds, causing them to deal an additional 62 (+4% per level) damage in an area and heal for 90 (+4% per level) for each Hero hit. This effect can only occur once per second. 60
16 Scroll of Stone Curse Scroll of Sealing deals 200% more damage when hitting at least 2 Heroes.
16 Safety in Numbers If at least 3 allied Heroes are nearby, Fortitude of the Faithful grants an additional 15 Armor, 50% Mana Regeneration per second, and causes Deckard's Basic Abilities to recharge an additional 50% faster.
16 Horadric Staff Every 5 seconds, Deckard's next Basic Attack Stuns Heroes for 0.75 seconds.
20 Respect the Elderly Stay Awhile and Listen Silences and Blinds enemies for 3 seconds upon waking up from Sleep.
20 Morenados! Lorenado's cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds every time an enemy Hero is knocked back. This effect can only occur once per 0.5 seconds.
20 Bottomless Flask After use, Healing Potions recharge after 8 seconds.
20 Perfect Gems Reduce the cooldown of all Gems to 5 seconds and the cooldown of Horadric Cube by 6 seconds.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Healing Potion Throw a Healing Potion on the ground that heals the first allied Hero that comes in contact with it for 270 (+4% per level). Limit 5 active Potions. 4 25
W Horadric Cube Release the Horadric Cube. After 0.5 seconds it explodes, dealing 80 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in the area and Slowing them by 35% for 1.75 seconds. 12 35
E Scroll Of Sealing Unfurl an enchanted scroll over 2.25 seconds, forming a triangle that deals 150 (+4% per level) damage to enemies inside and Roots them for 1.5 seconds. 16 40
R Stay Awhile and Listen After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after. Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep's effects end instantly if they take damage. 70 60
R Lorenado Vector Targeting After 1 second, create a twirling tome tornado that travels towards the targeted direction, continually knocking away enemies that come into contact with it. 40 40
Fortitude of the Faithful When at least 1 other allied Hero is nearby, Deckard gains 10 Armor and his Basic Abilities recharge 50% faster.

Deckard

2019-10-15 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Healing Potion [Q]
    • Now displays its impending AoE to allies while the missile is in flight.
  • Fortitude of the Faithful [Trait]
    • Radius increased from 5.5 to 6.5.

Talents

  • Level 1/4/7
    • Gems [Active/W]
      • Added functionality: Increases the damage of the unleashing Horadric Cube by 100%.
  • Level 4
    • Ruby [Active/W]
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds.
      • Trigger radius of Lesser Healing Potions increased from .5 to 1 (matching base potions).
  • Level 20
    • Perfect Gems [Active/W]
      • Now reduces the cooldown of all Gem talents to 5 seconds, instead of a flat 25 second reduction.

Developer Comment: Our favorite old man is still lagging behind his healer friends, despite the suite of buffs he's seen in the past few patches. Rather than pushing his numbers even higher, we're giving him a boost to general usability by making his potions display their impact location before they land and increasing the area in which his trait will function. Additionally, we're giving the various gem talents a bit of damage to make them more attractive options overall.


2019-08-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health increased from 1598 to 1700.
  • Health Regeneration increased from 3.328 to 3.542.

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Cube Mastery [W]
      • Mana cost reduction of Scroll of Sealing changed from 30 to 25.
      • Scroll of Sealing cooldown reduction increased from 3 to 4.
  • Level 16
    • Safety in Numbers [Passive]
      • Additional functionality: When 3 allied Heroes are nearby, Deckard's Mana Regeneration is also increased by 50%.

Developer Comment: OK, Deckard. We have to have a talk. We've been buffing you since December and you still don't want to become meta. At this point it's not me, it's you. Seriously we love Deckard. Hope you all enjoy these buffs!


2019-05-22 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Perfect Gems [W]
      • Horadric Cube cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 6 seconds
    • Respect the Elderly [R1]
      • Silence and Blind duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds
    • Morenados! [R2]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 6 to 10 seconds

Developer Comment: Deckard has been performing well since his last round of buffs. These changes are to increase the competitiveness of his Level 20 talents, which are all currently being outshone by Bottomless Flask.


2019-04-17 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Healing Potion (Q)
    • Healing amount increased from 255 to 270
  • Horadric Cube (W)
    • Cooldown reduced from 14 seconds to 12 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 40 to 35

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Ruby (Active)
      • Lesser Healing Potion amount increased from 220 to 250
  • Level 7
    • Cube Mastery (W)
      • Additonal Functionality: Reduce the Mana cost of Scroll of Sealing from 40 to 30

Developer Comment: Despite our recent buffs, Deckard is still underperforming compared to other Heroes. While before we generally targeted his later talents, this time we are targeting his base kit and earlier talents, which should have a greater impact on his performance over the entire game.

Developer Comment: As we promised in the past, we took a look at the overall Mana tension of all the Heroes in the game. We also have some philosophies about Mana that we want to keep going forward. They are:

  1. Mana should be a meaningful part of the game, particularly in the early stages when wave clear is at a higher premium. We believe that as the game progresses, Mana tension should become less important as Heroes gain more base Mana and the game's focus shifts to team fighting.
  2. Mana tension doesn't have to be the same for every Hero, but every Hero should feel it to some degree, otherwise it serves no purpose.
  3. We like that some talents heavily mitigate Mana tension.

When we took a look at Mana tension in the game, we saw that, overall, things are in a fairly healthy spot, but could be fine-tuned and improved upon. We like the tension that the heroes who are closer to the middle of the spectrum have, with some examples being Malfurion, Tychus, and E.T.C. Our goal with these changes is to bring the outliers closer to the center. We are open to your feedback going forward if you think that the game needs to be stricter or more lenient in this area, or if you believe there are any outliers that we missed.


2019-02-12 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Fixed an issue with how Portion of Revival benefits from spell power. (should now heal for more)
  • Deckard: Fortitude of the Faithful's range indicator now matches the actual range of the ability.

2019-01-23 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Healing Potion (Q)
    • Healing increased from 240 to 255

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Scroll of Identify (E)
      • Quest requirement reduced from 20 to 16
    • Field Study (E)
      • Duration increased from 14 to 16 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Super Healing Potion (Q)
      • Healing increased from 100 to 120%
    • Potion of Revival (Q)
      • Healing increased from 45 to 50%

2018-12-19 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Field Study (E)
      • Spell Power bonus increased from 15 to 20% per stack
  • Level 4
    • Ruby (Active)
      • Healing increased from 205 to 220
  • Level 13
    • Potion of Revival (Q)
      • Healing increased from 35 to 45%
    • Super Healing Potion (Q)
      • Healing increased from 80 to 100%
  • Level 16
    • Safety in Numbers (Trait)
      • Armor bonus increased from 10 to 15

Developer Comment: After the last round of changes, Deckard's win rate has fallen more than we would like. Rather than put more power back into his base kit, we are buffing some of his talents on various tiers to make his talent choices more impactful and to increase his power growth throughout the game.


2018-12-11 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Fixed an issue causing Deckard's portal to be visible in Fog of War when using Hearthstone.

2018-11-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Healing Potion (Q)
    • Cooldown increased from 3 to 4 seconds
    • Mana cost increased from 20 to 25
    • Healing increased from 219 to 240

Developer Comment: We agree with the feedback that games play out better when there are windows of time to take advantage of enemy cooldowns, particularly when it relates to Supports. This change is intended to reduce Deckard's ability to keep himself or his allies alive when multiple enemies dive onto them. Going forward, we will be looking at ways to increase counter- play by adding these windows of time for players to take advantage of each other's cooldowns.


2018-09-19 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Potion of Shielding (Q)
      • Shield amount reduced from 135 to 122
  • Level 13
    • Ancient Blessings (Trait)
      • Cooldown increased from 30 to 60 seconds

2018-08-22 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Ancient Blessings (Trait)
      • Damage reduced from 68 to 62
      • Healing reduced from 100 to 90
    • Potion of Revival (Q)
      • Healing increased from 30 to 35%
    • Super Healing Potion (Q)
      • Healing bonus increased from 75 to 80%
  • Level 20
    • Bottomless Flask (Q)
      • Recharge time increased from 6 to 8 seconds

2018-07-25 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Healing Potion (Q)
    • Healing reduced from 230 to 219

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Ancient Blessings (Trait)
      • Damage reduced from 72 to 68
      • Healing reduced from 106 to 100

2018-07-10 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Can now correctly use Healing Potions while affected by Zarya's Graviton Surge.
  • Deckard: Canceling Stay Awhile and Listen no longer prevents the next source of damage from waking Sleeping enemies.

2018-06-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Morenadoes! (R)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 6 seconds.

2018-06-12 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Casting Horadric Cube while on a conveyor belt no longer causes the Ability's area of effect to disjoint from its visual effects.
  • Deckard: Casting Scroll of Sealing while on a conveyor belt no longer causes the Ability's area of effect to disjoint from its visual effects.
  • Deckard: Fixed an issue that could prevent a Healing Potion from being picked up if it was placed between an injured ally and Deckard when Deckard is at full Health.
  • Deckard: Stay Awhile and Listen's book model no longer visually persists if the Ability is interrupted by a Taunt effect.

2018-05-22 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Learning Bottomless Flask no longer causes Allied A.I. Heroes to remain near a Healing Potion's location indefinitely.

2018-05-09 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Lorenado (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 45 to 40 seconds.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Sapphire (Active)
      • Bonus Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Level 4
    • Ruby (Active)
      • Lesser Healing Potion Heal amount increased from 190 to 205.
  • Level 13
    • Ancient Blessings (Active)
      • Damage reduced from 76 to 72.
      • Healing reduced from 114 to 106.
  • Level 20
    • Bottomless Flask (Q)
      • Healing Potion recharge rate increased from 5 to 6 seconds.

Developer Comment: Deckard's foray into the Nexus has been incredibly successful from a balance perspective. He's sitting at a healthy win rate of anywhere between 47% and 51% in high level play, depending on the experience of the Deckard player. Many of his Talents are also looking to be in good shape. We're making some tuning changes intended to adjust under and overperforming Talents without impacting his overall win rate too much.

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Non-Hero allied units no longer receive area of effect Healing from the Potion of Revival Talent.

2018-05-01 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Deckard: Heroes who are Unstoppable can now correctly consume Lesser Healing Potions.
  • Deckard: Rejuvenation Potion no longer restores resources other than Mana, such as Zarya's Energy and Sonya's Fury.

2018-04-24 Patch Notes

New Hero

An avid scholar, Deckard Cain has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge. He has been an advisor, storyteller, and friend to Sanctuary’s greatest heroes, guiding them through peril time and again. When Deckard speaks, it’s wise to stay awhile and listen.

Trait

  • Fortitude of the Faithful
    • When at least 1 other allied Hero is nearby, Deckard gains 10 Armor and his Basic Abilities recharge 50% faster.

Basic Abilities

  • Healing Potion (Q)
    • Toss a Healing Potion on the ground that heals the first allied Hero that comes in contact with it for 230.
    • Limit 5 active Potions.
  • Horadric Cube (W)
    • Throw the Horadric Cube, dealing 80 damage to all enemies in the area and Slowing them by 40% for 1.75 seconds.
  • Scroll of Sealing (E)
    • Unfurl an enchanted scroll, forming a triangle that deals 150 damage to enemies inside and Roots them for 1.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Stay Awhile and Listen (R)
    • After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after.
    • Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep’s effects end instantly if they take damage.
  • Lorenado (R)
    • Vector Targeting.
    • Create a swirling lorenado that travels in the targeted direction, continually knocking away any enemies that come into contact with it.