Level Talent Name Description
1 Death's Reach Increase Wraith Strike's range by 35%.
1 Fear the Reaper Activate to increase Movement Speed by 25% and pass through other units for 4 seconds.
1 On a Pale Horse Gain an additional 20% Movement Speed while mounted.
4 Black Harvest Quest: Apply Reaper's Mark to Heroes for a total of 150 seconds. Reward: Permanently increase Reaper's Mark's duration by 2 seconds.
4 Die Alone Soul Rip deals 75% more damage if it hits only one Hero.
4 Throwing Shade Quest: Hit 20 Heroes with Death Shroud. Reward: Permanently increase Death Shroud's range by 33%, reduce its cooldown by 4 seconds, and reduce its Mana cost from 50 to 25.
7 Cold Hand Soul Rip Slows enemies by 20% for 2.5 seconds.
7 Mortality When damaging a Hero, Wraith Strike deals bonus damage equal to 4% of the Hero's maximum Health.
7 Touch of Death Activate to reduce healing received by Heroes afflicted by Reaper's Mark by 50% for 4 seconds.
10 Last Rites Apply a death sentence to an enemy Hero that, after 2 seconds, deals damage equal to 50% of their missing Health. Repeatable Quest: Enemies killed while under the effect of Last Rites permanently reduce its cooldown by 5 seconds, to a minimum of 15 seconds.
10 Tormented Souls Gain 10 Armor and unleash a torrent of souls, continually applying Reaper's Mark to nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
13 Ethereal Existence Gain 10 Physical Armor per enemy Hero afflicted by Reaper's Mark, up to a maximum of 40.
13 Inevitable End Activate to become Unstoppable for 2 seconds, but remove all active Reaper's Marks.
13 Shroud of Wisdom After 2 seconds, gain 50 Spell Armor for 4 seconds.
13 Soul Siphon Increase Soul Rip's bonus healing from Heroes to 4% of the Hero's maximum Health.
16 Massacre Wraith Strike now damages and applies Reaper's Mark to enemies around its target.
16 Memento Mori Reaper's Mark deals 80% increased damage after afflicting an enemy for more than 4 seconds.
16 Soul Collector Reduce Soul Rip's cooldown by 0.5 seconds and increase its range by 50%.
20 Angel of Death Last Rites heals for 100% of the damage dealt, and its current and future cooldown reduction bonuses are doubled.
20 Final Curtain Death Shroud leaves a trail in its wake for 4 seconds, applying Reaper's Mark to enemies in its area.
20 No One Can Stop Death Activate while dead to immediately respawn at the Altar but increase Malthael's next respawn time by 25%.
20 Reaper of Souls Increase Tormented Souls' duration by 1 second. While Tormented Souls is active, Hero Takedowns extend its duration by 4 seconds.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Soul Rip Extract the souls of nearby enemies afflicted by Reaper's Mark, dealing 100 (+4% per level) damage and healing Malthael for 44 per target hit. Heroic targets heal Malthael for an additional 3% of the Hero's maximum Health.
W Wraith Strike Instantly teleport through an enemy afflicted by Reaper's Mark, dealing 59 (+4% per level) damage and refreshing Reaper's Mark.
E Death Shroud After 0.25 seconds, unleash a wave of dark mist that applies Reaper's Mark to enemies it hits.
R Tormented Souls Gain 10 Armor and unleash a torrent of souls, continually applying Reaper's Mark to nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
R Last Rites Apply a death sentence to an enemy Hero that, after 2 seconds, deals damage equal to 50% of their missing Health. Repeatable Quest: Enemies killed while under the effect of Last Rites permanently reduce its cooldown by 5 seconds, to a minimum of 15 seconds.
None Reaper's Mark Basic Attacks afflict non-Structure targets with Reaper's Mark for 4 seconds. Marked enemies are revealed and take damage equal to 2.25% of their maximum Health every 1 second.

Malthael

2017-07-11 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Reaper’s Mark (Trait)
    • Damage reduced from 2.5% to 2.25%
  • Tormented Souls (R)
    • Armor reduced from 20 to 10

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Ethereal Existence (Trait)
      • Maximum Physical Armor reduced from 50 to 40

2017-06-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Tormented Souls (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 80 to 100 seconds

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Throwing Shade (E)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 2 to 4 seconds
      • Added functionality:
        • Now also reduces the Mana cost of Death Shroud on quest completion from 50 to 25
  • Level 13
    • Ethereal Existence (Trait)
      • Armor reduced from 15 to 10 per Hero hit
      • Maximum Armor bonus increased from 45 to 50
    • Inevitable End (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Memento Mori (Trait)
      • Damage bonus reduced from 100% to 80%
  • Level 20
    • Reaper of Souls (R)
      • Added functionality:
        • Now passively increases the duration of Tormented Souls by 1 second

Developer Comment: Death has arrived, and he’s definitely doing his job (somewhat too well). His winrate has climbed a lot faster (and higher) than anticipated, so the majority of these changes are nerfs. In particular, there was really powerful synergy between Trait focused Talent choices and Tormented Souls. We think that by reducing the power of each individual part, it will bring this angel down to Earth.


2017-06-13 Patch Notes

New Hero

Once the Aspect of Wisdom, Malthael abandoned heaven after the Worldstone’s destruction. In secret, he had resolved to end the Eternal Conflict by becoming a Reaper of Souls and eliminating everything affected by demonic corruption, including humanity.

Trait

  • Reaper’s Mark
    • Basic Attacks afflict non-Structure targets with Reaper’s Mark for 4 seconds. Marked enemies are revealed and take damage equal to 2.5% of their maximum Health every second.

Basic Abilities

  • Soul Rip (Q)
    • Extract the souls of nearby enemies afflicted with Reaper’s Mark, dealing damage and Healing Malthael for a portion of the damage dealt to each target hit.
    • Heroic targets heal Malthael for an additional 3% of the Hero’s maximum Health.
  • Wraith Strike (W)
    • Instantly teleport through an enemy afflicted by Reaper’s Mark, dealing damage and refreshing Reaper’s Mark.
  • Death Shroud (E)
    • After 0.25 seconds, unleash a wave of dark mist that applies Reaper’s Mark to the enemies it hits.

Heroic Abilities

  • Tormented Strike (R)
    • Gain 20 Armor and unleash a torrent of souls, continually applying Reaper’s Mark to enemies for 4 seconds.
  • Last Rites (R)
    • Apply a death sentence to an enemy Hero that, after 2 seconds, deals damage equal to 50% of their missing Health.
    • (!) Repeatable Quest: Enemies killed while under the effect of Last Rites permanently reduce its cooldown by 5 seconds, to a minimum of 15 seconds.