Level Talent Name Description
1 Keep Moving! Increases the duration of Shove's movement speed bonus by 1 second. Cho's Basic Attacks against Heroes increases the duration of an active Shove by 1 second.
1 Taskmaster Reduces the cooldown of Shove by 10 seconds. Every time Cho is hit by a Hero Basic Attack, reduce the Cooldown of Shove by 1 second.
1 We See You! Eye of Kilrogg's cooldown is decreased by 15 seconds and its range is increased by 33%.
4 Bomb's Away Quest: Damaging a Hero with Runic Blast increases its damage by 5. Reward: After damaging 20 Heroes, the range and speed of Cho's Rune Bomb is increased by 20%.
4 Double Back Activate Dread Orb before the second bounce ends to reverse the direction of the third bounce. Passive: The third bounce of Dread Orb deals 200% more damage to Non-Heroic targets.
4 Runic Persistence Runic Blast deals an additional 180 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds in an area around the detonation point.
7 Double Trouble Quest: If Shadowflame hits an enemy Hero that is afflicted by Cho's Consuming Blaze, its cooldown is reduced by 1 second. Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, Shadowflame's cooldown is instead permanently reduced by 1 second.
7 Edge of Madness Every subsequent hit of Shadowflame against the same enemy Hero deals an additional 8% damage, to a maximum of 40%. These bonuses are lost if the Hero has not been hit for 4 seconds.
7 Ogre Rampage Gall's Basic Abilities cooldown 75% faster for 5 seconds after Cho activates Ogre Hide.
10 Shadow Bolt Volley After 1 second, unleash 20 Shadow Bolts over 4 seconds, each dealing 82 (+4% per level) damage to the first target hit. The bolts fire towards your mouse.
10 Twisting Nether After 1 second, nearby enemies are slowed by 50% while Gall channels, up to 5 seconds. Activate to deal 353 (+5% per level) damage.
13 Rising Dread Each bounce of Dread Orb increases its radius by 25% and damage by 25%.
13 Searing Shadows Enemy Heroes hit by Shadowflame take an additional 2% of their maximum Health as damage.
13 Twilight Nova After the first bounce of Dread Orb, 2 extra bombs bounce to the sides once.
16 Deafening Blast Runic Blast silences enemy Heroes for 1.25 seconds.
16 Leaden Orb Dread Orb stuns enemy Heroes for 0.5 seconds.
16 Shadowsnare Shadowflame slows enemy Heroes by 10% for 4 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
20 Psychotic Break Upon dying, Gall gains Ogre Rage and can use Basic and Heroic Abilities for 10 seconds.
20 Shadowfury Shadow Bolt Volley hits all enemies in its path.
20 Shifting Nether Twisting Nether now teleports Cho to a targeted location before it begins channeling.
20 The Will of Gall Takedowns permanently increase the bonus of Ogre Rage by 2%.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Shadowflame Deal 135 (+5% per level) damage to enemies in the area.
W Dread Orb Throw a bomb that will bounce three times, dealing 126 (+5% per level) damage to enemies.
E Runic Blast Detonate Cho's Rune Bomb, dealing 233 (+4% per level) damage around it.
R Shadow Bolt Volley After 1 second, unleash 20 Shadow Bolts over 4 seconds, each dealing 87 (+4% per level) damage to the first target hit. The bolts fire towards your mouse.
R Twisting Nether After 1 second, nearby enemies are slowed by 50% while Gall channels, up to 5 seconds. Activate to deal 353 (+5% per level) damage.
D Ogre Rage Activate to increase Gall's damage by 25%, but reduce Cho's armor by 25.
Z Shove Nudge Cho a small distance and grant him 25% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.
1 Eye of Kilrogg Place an eye, granting vision of a large area around it for 45 seconds. The eye can be killed by enemies with 2 Basic Attacks. Stores up to 2 charges.

Gall

2017-05-16 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Gall: Can now properly cast Shove while channeling Shadow Bolt volley.

2017-04-25 2.0 Launch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Gall: Fixed an issue that could cause Gall to use his base skin on the MVP screen despite using an alternate skin during the match.

2017-03-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Shadowflame (Q)
    • Damage from 125 to 135

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Keep Moving! (Z)
      • Increased Movement Speed duration increase from .5 to 1 second
  • Level 4
    • Double Back (W)
      • Bonus damage to non-heroic targets increased from 100 to 200%
  • Level 20
    • ​Psychotic Break (Passive)
      • Now allows the use of Gall’s Heroic Abilities.

Developer Comments: We have been actively reading the feedback for our friendly Ogre and cross-referencing it with our internal statistics. We are seeing great talent diversity and are happy with the new design, but feel that we can inject a bit more power into the duo. Today’s changes are focused on increasing Cho’s self-sustain and injecting a bit more damage into both ogres.


2017-03-22 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Gall: Twisting Nether can no longer be cast while in Molten Block form after learning the Shifting Nether Talent.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

Undocumented Source
  • Shadowflame (Q)
    • Damage reduced from 147 to 118 125
  • Dread Orb (W)
    • Radius reduced from 2 to 1.6
    • Damage reduced from 148 to 119 126
  • Runic Blast (E)
    • No longer destroys Cho’s Rune Bomb on activation
    • Damage reduced from 274 to 221 233
  • Twisting Nether (R)
    • Damage reduced from 415 to 353
  • Shadowbolt Volley (R)
    • Damage reduced from 103 to 82 87
  • Hurry Up Oaf! (Z)
    • Removed
  • New Trait: Ogre Rage (D)
    • While active Gall deals 25% more damage.
    • 5 Second cooldown.
    • Effect is removed if Cho activates Ogre Hide.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Spurred Onward (Z)
      • Removed
    • Shove (Active)
      • Moved to (Z)
        • Cooldown increased from 20 to 30 seconds
        • Now also grants Cho 25% move speed for 2 seconds after using
    • Eye of Kilrogg (Active)
      • Moved to Level 1
        • Charges reduced from 4 to 2
        • Cast range reduced from 16 to 12
    • New Talent: Keep Moving! (Z)
      • Increase the Move Speed duration of Shove by .5 seconds.
      • While active, Basic Attacks from Cho increase the duration of the Movement Speed bonus by an additional 1 second.
    • New Talent: Taskmaster (Z)
      • Reduces the cooldown of Shove by 10 seconds
      • Basic Attacks by Cho reduce the cooldown of Shove by 1 second.
    • New Talent: We See You! (1)
      • Reduces the cooldown of Eye of Kilrogg by 15 seconds
      • Increases the cast range of Eye of Kilrogg by 33%
  • Level 4
    • Bomb’s Away (E)
      • New functionality:
        • Quest: Damaging an enemy Hero with Runic Blast permanently increases its damage by 5.
        • Reward: After damaging 20 enemy Heroes, increase the range and speed of Rune Bomb by 20%.
    • Runic Persistence (E)
      • New functionality:
        • Detonating Runic Blast leaves a damaging field on the ground, dealing 180 damage over 3 seconds.
    • Double Back (W)
      • New functionality:
        • The third bounce of Dread Bomb deals 100% bonus damage to non-Heroic units. You can activate Dread Bomb again to reverse the last bounce.
  • Level 7
    • Edge of Madness (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Every subsequent hit of Shadowflame on an enemy Hero deals 8% more damage, up to a 40% bonus. These bonuses are lost after 4 seconds.
    • Double Trouble (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Quest: Hitting enemy Heroes affected by Consuming Blaze with Shadowflame lowers the cooldown of Shadowflame by 1 second.
        • Reward: After doing this 20 times, permanently lower the cooldown of Shadowflame by 1 second.
    • Dark Descent (E)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Ogre Rampage (Trait)
      • Gall’s Basic Abilities cooldown 75% faster for 5 seconds after Cho activates Ogre Hide.
  • Level 13
    • Rising Dread (W)
      • New functionality:
        • Increase the size and damage of each Dread Orb bounce by 25%.
    • Speed of Twilight (W)
      • Removed
    • Dread Shield (W)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Searing Shadows (Q)
      • Shadowflame deals additional damage equal to 2% of a Heroes’ Maximum Health.
  • Level 16
    • Twilight Nova (W)
      • Moved to Level 13
    • Giant Scorcher (Q)
      • Removed
    • Shadowflare (Q)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Shadowsnare (Q)
      • Shadowflame slows enemy Heroes by 10% for 4 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times.
    • New Talent: Leaden Orb (W)
      • Enemies hit by Dread Orb are stunned for .5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Deafening Blast (E)
      • Enemy Heroes hit by Runic Blast are silenced for 1.25 seconds.
  • Level 20
    • The Nether Calls (R)
      • Removed
    • Psychotic Break (Passive)
      • New functionality:
        • When Cho dies, you gain the effects of Ogre Rage and can continue casting Basic Abilities for 10 seconds.
    • New Talent: Shifting Nether (R)
      • Twisting Nether can now teleport Cho a short distance before it begins casting.
    • New Talent: The Will of Gall (Trait)
      • Takedowns permanently increase the damage bonus of Ogre Rage by 2%.

Developer Comment: When we were first told about the new event “Two Heads are Better Than One”, we immediately set to work on giving Cho’gall’s talent trees a much needed face-lift. A lot of our Warriors were getting Armor updates in this patch and originally Cho’gall was no exception. After playing with a generic form of it internally, we realized we had a once-in-a-Nexus opportunity to do something very different and seized the moment. The foundation of the Cho’gall rework revolves around their new Traits, Ogre Hide and Ogre Rage, which are the keys to success with the Hero. The potential of Cho’gall should be greater than ever, but you will have to make sure both heads are working together in order to maximize your damage output while keeping yourself alive long enough to keep doing it.

LEVEL (TIER) Gall TALENTS
1 (1) Keep Moving! (Z) Taskmaster (Z) We See You! (1)
4 (2) (!) Bomb’s Away (E) Runic Persistence (E) Double Back (W)
7 (3) Edge of Madness (Q) (!) Double Trouble (Q) Ogre Rampage (Trait)
10 (4) Shadow Bolt Volley (R) Twisting Nether (R)
13 (5) Rising Dread (W) Searing Shadows (Q) Twilight Nova (W)
16 (6) Shadowsnare (Q) Leaden Orb (W) Deafening Blast (E)
20 (7) Shadowfury (R) Shifting Nether (R) The Will of Gall (Trait) Psychotic Break (Passive)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected the scaling damage caps for several Talents that deal damage based on a percentage of the target’s maximum Health, including:
    • Gall: Giant Scorcher
    • Rehgar: Hunger of the Wolf
    • Ragnaros: Giant Scorcher
    • Tracer: Quantum Spike
    • Xul: Backlash, Giant’s Curse

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Gall: The tooltip for Eye of Kilrogg now properly indicates the maximum number of charges it can store.

2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Gall: An icon has been added to the buff bar for the Dark Descent Talent, and the icon’s tooltip will track Runic Blast damage bonuses earned via Hero Takedowns.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Tyrael, Uther, and Gall players to incorrectly receive AFK Warnings due to the combination of their post-death effects and lengthy death timers at later levels.

2016-08-24 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Shove (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Double Trouble (Q)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 1 to 1.25 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Giant Scorcher (Q)
      • Damage increased from 3 to 3.5% of target’s maximum Health

2016-07-12 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Twisting Nether (R)
    • Reduced cooldown from 100 to 80 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Shove (Active)
      • Reduced cooldown from 40 to 30 seconds.
  • Level 13
    • Speed of Twilight (W)
      • Increased Movement Speed bonus from 20% to 30%

Developer Comments: As part of our ongoing process to improve our talent system, we are doing a pass on all heroes in the game to increase the health of their talent trees. We know that there are a fair number of talents that feel like they are either mandatory or insignificant, and this is our first pass on putting in fixes. These fixes take many forms, and can range from simply buffing or nerfing numbers to changing functionality. We’re excited to keep our heroes feeling fresh, and you can look forward to additional changes to more of our heroes in upcoming patches.

Bug Fixes

  • Cho'gall: Runic Blast’s traveling and end-point area of effect indicators will now display appropriately for Gall, and will no longer display for Cho.

2016-06-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Cho'Gall: Shadow Bolt Volley can no longer be canceled by right clicking.

2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Abathur and Gall players to be flagged as AFK if they did not move from the starting area, despite issuing commands to their Heroes.
  • Gall can now properly cast Hurry Up, Oaf! while channeling Shadowbolt Volley.
  • Gall’s Shadowbolt Volley will no longer be interrupted by Silence and Polymorph effects.
  • Gall’s Shove can no longer be used while Cho’gall is Rooted.

2016-04-19 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Gall can now properly cast Runic Blast while channeling Shadow Bolt Volley.

2016-03-29 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Gall can now use Shove and Eye of Kilrogg while riding in the Dragon Knight or Garden Terror

Bug Fixes

  • Gall will no longer count as a secondary target for Li Li’s Healing Brew with the Two for One Talent.

2016-03-01 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Gall will no longer be separated from Cho after manually exiting a Dragon Knight or Garden Terror.

2016-02-02 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Shove (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 1
    • Cooldown increased from 15 to 40 seconds
    • Can no longer be used while Cho is mounted
  • Eye of Kilrogg (Talent)
    • Cast range increased by 33%
    • Maximum charge count increased from 2 to 4
  • Psychotic Break (Talent)
    • Cooldowns for Shadowflame (Q), Dread Orb (W), and Gall’s Heroic Abilities are now cleared and can be cast immediately upon death
    • Now provides a passive, permanent 5% Ability Power bonus
  • Hurry Up, Oaf! (Z)
    • Spurred Onward (Talent)
      • Now also increases the initial Movement Speed bonus to 70%
  • Shadowflame (Q)
    • Double Trouble (Talent)
      • The functionality of this Talent has changed
      • Shadowflame’s cooldown is reduced by 1 second if it hits an enemy Hero affected by Cho's Consuming Blaze
    • Shadowflare (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 16
      • Enemies hit are now slowed by 25% for 1 second
  • Runic Blast (E)
    • Siphoning Runes (Talent) removed
    • New Talent (Level 4): Runic Persistence
      • Runic Blast no longer destroys Cho’s Rune Bomb
  • Twisting Nether (R)
    • Damage increased from 342 (+4% per level) to 415 (+5% per level)
    • Slow amount increased from 40% to 50%

Developer Comments: A few months of data have given us a good idea about which of Gall’s talents are under and over performing. We have made some balance changes and talent swaps to help these issues.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Gall from receiving the Will of Gall activated Talent if Cho selected the Talent while channeling to enter Lt. Morales’ Medivac.
  • The activation timer for Gall’s Runic Blast now increases appropriately after taking the Bomb’s Away Talent.

2015-12-15 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Brightwing’s Phase Shield to be applied to Cho'Gall inconsistently.

2015-11-23 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Gall will no longer be automatically teleported back to the allied Hall of Storms if an enemy Garden Terror is killed while the allied Cho is piloting a Garden Terror.
  • Gall’s Abilities will no longer become unresponsive if he is attempting to cast an Ability when Cho is punted out of the opposing Hall of Storms.
  • The opposing team's Cho’gall can no longer be pinged through the Fog of War.

2015-11-17 Patch Notes

New Hero

  • Gall has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play!