Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Winged Guard Each time Necrotic Embrace hits an enemy Hero, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack. If Winged Guard has no charges, Mal'Ganis will gain 1 charge after 6 seconds.
1 Vampiric Aura Mal'Ganis and nearby allied Heroes heal for 15% of Physical Damage dealt.
1 Time to Feed Mal'Ganis heals for 52 (+4% per level) when damaging a nearby enemy Hero. This can occur once every 6 seconds against each enemy Hero.
4 Fueled by Torment While Necrotic Embrace is active, Mal'Ganis heals for 11 (+4% per level) when damage is taken and Vampiric Touch converts 15% more Hero damage into healing.
4 Might of Sargeras Necrotic Embrace's Armor is increased to 50, but the duration is reduced to 2.5 seconds.
4 Echo of Doom When Necrotic Embrace expires, it explodes again for 50 (+4% per level) damage. If an enemy Hero is hit, Mal'Ganis retains 25 Armor for 1 more second. Does not wake Sleeping targets.
7 Black Claws After Mal'Ganis hits an enemy Hero with Fel Claws, his next Basic Attack deals 60% more damage.
7 Will of Tichondrius The third slash of Fel Claws steals 3% of maximum Health from enemy Heroes.
7 Spreading Plague After Night Rush expires, deal 30 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies for 5 seconds. Basic Attacks against Heroes refresh this. Does not wake Sleeping targets.
7 Nightmare Fuel Casting Night Rush while in a bush increases its duration to 2.75 seconds. Basic Attacks deal 200% more damage to Sleeping targets.
10 Carrion Swarm After 1 second, disperse into an Invulnerable swarm of bats for 3 seconds, dealing 126 (+4% per level) damage per second to enemies. Vampiric Touch heals for 75% of Carrion Swarm's damage to Heroes. 80
10 Dark Conversion Channel on an enemy Hero for 0.75 seconds, then swap Health percentages with the target over 3 seconds. 80
13 Deep Sleep Increase Night Rush's Sleep duration by 0.75 seconds and its Movement Speed bonus by 10%.
13 The Night Beckons After Night Rush's Sleep ends, targets are Slowed by 30% for 2.5 seconds.
13 Blood Rush When Mal'Ganis is healed by a Hero, he gains 1% Movement Speed for 8 seconds, up to 15%.
16 Plague Bats Necrotic Embrace unleashes a wave of bats in front of Mal'Ganis, dealing 81 (+4% per level) damage.
16 Frenzied Assault Basic Attacks against Heroes with a higher Health percentage grant 50% Attack Speed and 20% increased Physical Damage for 3 seconds.
16 Blind as a Bat Activate to erupt with blind rage, removing the cooldown and Mana cost of Fel Claws, but losing all vision. Lasts 6 seconds. 80
20 Seeker Swarm Upon expiring, Carrion Swarm's bats seek nearby enemy Heroes, dealing 132 (+4% per level) damage and Sleeping them for 2.5 seconds.
20 Wrath of Nathreza Enemy Heroes near the target suffer 75% of the transferred Health as damage over 3 seconds. Does not benefit from Vampiric Touch.
20 Vanquish the Weak Damage from Fel Claws and Basic Attacks Slows enemies by 15% for 1.5 seconds, and Vampiric Touch converts 10% more damage into healing versus Slowed Heroes.
20 Alone in the Dark Enemy Heroes put to Sleep by Night Rush have their vision greatly reduced during the Sleep and for 2 seconds after.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Fel Claws Violently slash in the chosen direction, dealing 69 (+4% per level) damage to enemies. Reactivate to slash up to 2 more times. The third slash Stuns enemies for 0.75 seconds. 8 45
W Necrotic Embrace Desecrate the air, dealing 110 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies and gaining 25 Armor for 3 seconds. 8 35
E Night Rush After 0.75 seconds, gain 50% Movement Speed for 2 seconds. While active, Mal'Ganis can move through enemy Heroes and put them to Sleep for 2.5 seconds. 16 70
R Dark Conversion Channel on an enemy Hero for 0.75 seconds, then swap Health percentages with the target over 3 seconds. 80 70
R Carrion Swarm After 1 second, disperse into an Invulnerable swarm of bats for 3 seconds, dealing 126 (+4% per level) damage per second to enemies. Vampiric Touch heals for 75% of Carrion Swarm's damage to Heroes. 80 70
Vampiric Touch Mal'Ganis heals for 45% of damage dealt to enemy Heroes and 10% of damage dealt to non-Heroes.

Mal'Ganis

2019-08-06 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Blinding Wind, Shadow Dagger, Seeker Swarm, Frost Blast, Unstable Compound, and Weak Spot Acquired will no longer apply their effects to Heroes in Time Stop.

2019-07-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Fel Claws [Q]
    • Cooldown reduced from 9 to 8 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 50 to 45

Developer Comment: We're slightly buffing Mal'ganis's base kit to make him a little more competitive with other Warriors. Since so much of his power is tied to Fel Claws, even 1 second off of its cooldown should be a meaningful boon to his ability to engage, disengage, and CC opponents.


2019-05-22 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Winged Guard [W]
      • Physical Armor bonus increased from 50 to 75
    • Vampiric Aura [Trait]
      • Healing increased from 10% to 15% of Physical damage dealt
    • Time to Feed [Passive]
      • Healing increased from 48 to 52
  • Level 4
    • Might of Sargeras [W]
      • Armor bonus duration increased from 2 seconds to 2.5 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Black Claws [Q]
      • Damage bonus increased from 45% to 60%
    • Spreading Plague [E]
      • Duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds
    • Nightmare Fuel [Passive]
      • No longer grants Mal'ganis 30% bonus damage while in a bush or after leaving a bush
      • Additional Functionality: Increase the duration of Night Rush by .75 seconds when it is cast from a bush
      • Bonus damage when waking Sleeping targets increased from 150% to 200%
  • Level 16
    • Frenzied Assault [Passive]
      • Bonus Attack Speed increased from 40% to 50%
      • Bonus Physical damage increased from 15% to 20%

Developer Comment: We've nerfed Mal'ganis multiple times since his release, and he has fallen off a bit too much since our last round. These buffs to various talents are meant to increase his overall effectiveness while also rounding out his talent tiers to be more competitive.


2019-02-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health reduced from 2700 to 2600
  • Health Regeneration reduced from 5.625 to 5.414

Abilities

  • Necrotic Embrace (W)
    • Mana cost increased from 30 to 35

Developer Comment: Like Diablo, Mal'Ganis has a huge ban rate, and players have had a tough time dealing with his high survivability. We're bringing it down a bit, which should force Mal'Ganis players to be a bit more mindful of how much they can get away with when diving into the enemy team.


2018-12-19 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Fueled by Torment (W)
      • Healing reduced from 12 to 11

2018-11-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 105 to 100

Abilities

  • Fel Claws (Q)
    • Cooldown increased from 8 to 9 seconds
  • Carrion Swarm (R)
    • Damage reduced from 66 to 63

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Will of Tichondrius (Q)
      • Damage reduced from 4 to 3% of maximum Health

2018-10-31 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Fel Claws (Q)
    • Damage reduced from 72 to 69
  • Vampiric Touch (Trait)
    • Healing against non-Heroic targets reduced from 15 to 10%
  • Carrion Swarm (R)
    • Healing against Heroes reduced from 100 to 75%

Talents

  • Level 16
    • Plague Bats (W)
      • Damage reduced from 85 to 81
    • Frenzied Assault (Passive)
      • Bonus Physical Damage increased from 10 to 15%

Bug Fixes

  • Mal'Ganis: Fixed an issue that could grant Mal'Ganis vision from summoned units while the Blind as a Bat talent was active.

2018-10-16 Patch Notes

New Hero

Cunning and intelligent, Mal'Ganis was chosen to bring Arthas Menthil into the Lich King's service. After manipulating the prince into purging Stratholme of life, he finally fell to Frostmourne as Arthas's first act as the Lich King's champion... yet a demon does not die so easily.

Trait

  • Vampiric Touch
    • Mal'Ganis heals for 45% of damage dealt to enemy Heroes and 15% of damage dealt to non-Heroes.

Basic Abilities

  • Fel Claws (Q)
    • Violently slash in the chosen direction, dealing 78 damage to enemies.
    • Reactivate to slash up to 2 more times. The third slash Stuns enemies for 0.75 seconds.
  • Necrotic Embrace (W)
    • Desecrate the air, dealing 119 damage to nearby enemies and gaining 25 Armor for 3 seconds.
  • Night Rush (E)
    • After 0.75 seconds, gain 50% Movement Speed for 2 seconds. While active, Mal'Ganis can move through enemy Heroes and put them to Sleep for 2.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Carrion Swarm (R)
    • After 1 second, disperse into an Invulnerable swarm of bats for 3 seconds, dealing 74 damage per second to enemies.
    • Vampiric Touch heals for 100% of Carrion Swarm's damage to Heroes.
  • Dark Conversion (R)
    • Channel on an enemy Hero for 0.75 seconds, then swap Health percentages with the target over 3 seconds.