Level Talent Name Description
1 Bird of Prey Increases Spirit Swoop's damage by 150% to Minions.
1 Easy Prey Increases Misha's damage to Minions and Mercenaries by 150%, and Misha gains 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing damage taken by 50%.
1 Flare Fire a flare at an area, revealing it for 20 seconds.
4 Animal Husbandry Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.
4 Grizzled Fortitude Every 7 seconds, Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Stores up to 2 charges. Both Rexxar and Misha have their own charges.
4 Hungry Bear Misha's Basic Attacks heal her for 4.5% of her maximum Health.
4 Hunter-Gatherer Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases Rexxar's Health Regeneration by 1.25 per second, up to 25 per second. Reward: After gathering 20 Globes, Rexxar and Misha gain 10 Armor.
7 Aspect of the Beast Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1.25 seconds.
7 Crippling Talons Increases Spirit Swoop's slow amount to 50% and its duration to 3 seconds.
7 Taking Flight Increases Spirit Swoop's range by 20%. If Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, the Mana cost is refunded and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.
10 Bestial Wrath Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.
10 Unleash the Boars Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 110 (+4% per level) damage, revealing, and slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.
13 Aspect of the Hawk When Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, Rexxar gains 125% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Misha's Basic Attacks increase the duration of this buff by 0.75 seconds.
13 Dire Beast Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 40%, stacking up to a 400% bonus.
13 Wildfire Bear Misha deals 28 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies.
16 Feign Death Fake your death, becoming Invulnerable and untargetable for 5 seconds. During this time you control Misha.
16 Primal Intimidation Heroes and Summons that attack you or Misha have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds. Activate to slow the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of nearby Heroes and Summons near Rexxar and Misha for 2.5 seconds.
16 Thrill of the Hunt Your Basic Attacks increase both you and Misha's Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.
20 Frenzy of Kalimdor Your Basic Attacks deal 10% more damage, and Misha's Basic Attacks slow the target by 20% for 1.25 seconds.
20 Hardened Skin You and Misha take 75% less damage for 4 seconds.
20 Kill Command Unleash the Boars deals 50% more damage and roots for 1.5 seconds.
20 Spirit Bond Increases the duration of Bestial Wrath by 50% and Misha's Basic Attacks heal Rexxar for 50% of her damage dealt during Bestial Wrath.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Spirit Swoop Deal 141 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a line, slowing them by 30% for 2 seconds.
W Misha, Charge! Misha charges in a line, dealing 59 (+4% per level) damage and stunning enemies for 1.25 seconds.
E Mend Pet Heal Misha for 596 (+4% per level) Health over 5 seconds.
R Unleash the Boars Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 110 (+4% per level) damage, revealing, and slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.
R Bestial Wrath Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.
D Misha, Focus! Passive: Misha gains 15% move speed. Command Misha to attack a specific enemy or move to a point and wait. Targeting Rexxar commands Misha to retreat to his position, gaining 30% move speed until she reaches Rexxar. Targeting Misha commands her to hold her current position.

Rexxar

2017-05-31 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Auriel: After learning Resurrect, Misha and Rexxar will no longer generate separate Spirits when Rexxar is killed.

2017-04-04 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Hero Radii

  • The radius of many heroes in the game have been adjusted to better match their actual model size.
    • Increased Radius - Abathur, ETC, Gul'dan, Baleog, Muradin, Misha, Sgt. Hammer, Thrall, Uther, Varian, Zagara
    • Decreased Radius - Li Li, Tracer, Valeera

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar - Misha will now have a reduced death timer in Arena mode Heroes Brawls.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar: Fixed an issue causing Spirit Swoop to deal bonus damage to Mercenaries after learning Bird of Prey.
  • Rexxar: Misha will no longer ignore orders to use a Healing Fountain when Rexxar is only missing Mana.

2017-02-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Now has a visual indicator for Misha’s leash range.
  • Can now issue Misha commands outside of her leash range. Misha will run to the edge of her range and leash if she attempts to go beyond.

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Flare (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 25 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Hungry Bear (Passive)
      • Heal amount increased from 4 to 4.5% of Misha’s Maximum Health
  • Level 7
    • ​Aspect of the Beast (W)
      • Cooldown reduction decreased from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds
  • Level 13
    • ​Aspect of the Hawk (Q)
      • Duration is now refreshed if Rexxar hits an enemy Hero with Spirit Swoop while the Aspect of the Hawk effect is active
      • Rexxar attack speed bonus increased from 100 to 125%
      • Misha Bonus attack duration increased from .5 to .75 seconds

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar: Spirit Swoop will now correctly deal damage to Monsters.

2017-01-27 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar: After learning Thrill of the Hunt, Misha’s Basic Attacks will no longer provide Rexxar with a Movement Speed bonus.

2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

General

  • Misha
    • Movement Speed has been increased from 100% to 115% when Misha has been issued an order to attack targets or when she is by Rexxar’s side.

Abilities

  • Misha, Attack! (D) / Misha, Follow! (D)
    • Removed
  • Misha, Focus! (1)
    • Moved to the Trait button (Default Hotkey: D)
    • Self-casting Misha, Focus! now calls Misha to Rexxar. Once she reaches Rexxar, she will go to her neutral state.
Undocumented Source

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Survivalist Training (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Grizzled Bear (Passive)
      • Moved to Level 4
      • Renamed to Grizzled Fortitude
      • Added functionality:
        • Block charge gain rate increased from 5 to 7 seconds
        • Added functionality:
          • Rexxar now gains the Block charges in addition to Misha
    • Hunter-Gatherer (Passive)
      • Moved to Level 4
      • Regeneration Globes required to complete the quest decreased from 30 to 20
      • Rexxar's Health Regeneration amount increased from 1 to 1.25 per second
      • New Functionality:
        • Upon Quest completion, Rexxar and Misha now gain 10 Armor
    • Flare (Active)
      • Cooldown increased from 20 to 30 seconds
      • Reveal duration increased from 5 seconds to 20 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Easy Prey (Passive)
      • Moved to Level 1
    • Crippling Talons (Q)
      • Moved to Level 7
      • Slow amount increased from 40 to 50%
    • Taking Flight (Q)
      • Moved to Level 7
      • Added functionality:
        • If Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, the cooldown is also reduced by 2 seconds
    • New Talent: Animal Husbandry (Passive)
      • Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.
  • Level 7
    • Blood of the Rhino (E)
      • Removed
    • Bird of Prey (Q)
      • Moved to Level 1
      • Bonus damage reduced from 200% to 150%
      • Now only does bonus damage to enemy Minions
  • Level 13
    • Bear Necessities (W)
      • Removed
    • Barkskin (W)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Dire Beast (W)
      • Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 40%, stacking up to 400% bonus.
    • Thrill of the Hunt (Passive)
      • Moved to Level 16
  • Level 16
    • Critical Care (E)
      • Removed
    • Aspect of the Hawk (Q)
      • Moved to Level 13
      • Added functionality:
        • Misha Basic Attacks now increase the duration of the Attack Speed buff by 0.5 seconds

Developer Comments: Our goals for Misha Rexxar were twofold: to streamline his control scheme as much as we could and to give his talents some love. All of Misha’s controls should now be centralized on the D button, which should make it easier overall to play the hero. While this does result in a tiny loss of control (Rexxar no longer has the ability to recall Misha to his side and to keep her in a passive state), we felt that overall this functionality was not that huge of a loss for Rexxar and was worth the gain of making his controls centered around one button instead of two. We also made Misha’s Movement Speeds during her various states more consistent so that she feels better when being commanded by Rexxar, and we’ve added some talents that should help better sell the fantasy of Rexxar and Misha working together to take down their prey. We’ve had a blast playing with the new and improved Rexxar, and hope that you enjoy it as much as we have!

Level (Tier) Rexxar TALENTS
1 (1) Easy Prey (Passive) Bird of Prey (Q) Flare (Active)
4 (2) Hungry Bear (Passive) (!) Hunter-Gatherer (Passive) Grizzled Fortitude (Passive) Animal Husbandry (Passive)
7 (3) Aspect of the Beast (W) Crippling Talons (Q) Taking Flight (Q)
10 (4) Bestial Wrath Unleash the Boars
13 (5) Wildfire Bear (Passive) Aspect of the Hawk (Q) Dire Beast (W)
16 (6) Thrill of the Hunt (Passive) Primal Intimidation (Active) Feign Death (Active)
20 (7) Spirit Bond (R) Kill Command (R) Frenzy of Kalimdor (Passive) Hardened Skin (Active)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar: Fixed an issue with using the Hold Position (Hotkey: H) command causing Misha to move in an unintended way.

2016-10-18 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Damage Reduction: When two damage reduction effects, such as Resistant (25%) and Hardened Shield (75%), are simultaneously applied to a Hero, the larger effect will no longer be overridden by the lesser effect.
  • Rexxar: A delay will no longer occur between repeated Misha, Focus! casts.

2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar: Misha can now push Minions and allied Mercenaries, but will not push enemy or uncaptured Mercenaries.
  • Rexxar: Misha’s Basic Attack target can now correctly be switched by right-clicking as long as she did not already have an order to Focus on a particular target.

2016-08-09 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar: Misha, Focus! Can now be cast when Rexxar, Misha, or both are Polymorphed. This should prevent situations in which Medivh’s Polybomb could cause Rexxar and Misha to become polymorphed indefinitely.

2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Hunter-Gatherer (Talent) has been changed to match Regeneration Master’s new functionality.
    • Both Rexxar and Misha gain Health Regeneration bonuses up to 30 Health per second, but only Rexxar will gain the 600 Health bonus on Quest completion.
  • Misha, Follow! (Trait) (D)
    • Misha will now follow enemies to their last known location, even into bushes or vents, much like Zagara’s Hunter Killer.

Bug Fixes

  • Casting Dehaka’s Isolation on a summoned unit or Heroic pet, such as Misha, Gargantuan, or a Holo Decoy, will no longer also cause the Hero who owns that unit to lose allied vision.
    • Additionally, if one of The Lost Vikings or Chen’s Storm, Earth, Fire Spirits are hit by Isolation, only the affected unit will have reduced personal vision, but the player should retain allied vision.
    • Alternatively, if the only living Viking or Spirit is hit by Isolation, the player will have reduced personal vision and lose allied vision for Isolation’s full duration.

2016-04-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Basic Attack range increased by 22%.
  • Health increased from 1643 (+4% per level) to 1725 (+4% per level).
  • Health regeneration increased from 3.42 (+4% per level) to 3.59 (+4% per level) per second.
  • Throwing Axes (Talent) removed.
  • Misha, Follow! (Trait)
    • Leash range increased by approximately 12.5%.
  • Misha, Charge! (W)
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds.
    • Aspect of the Beast (Talent)
      • Cooldown reduction earned from Misha’s Basic Attacks reduced from 2 to 1.5 second.

Developer Comments: We’re currently looking at doing a larger pass on Rexxar in the future, but wanted to give him some love in the meantime to help make him more rewarding to play. It should now be easier to stick Misha to targets with her increased Leash range, and Rexxar should be able to both zone and survive against enemies better with increases to his Health and to his Basic Attack range. We’re listening to your feedback on him, and are looking forward to bringing out something more substantial in the future.


2016-03-29 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Grizzled Bear (Talent)
    • Damage reduction amount increased from 50% to 75%

2016-02-02 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Battleground Monsters

  • Battleground-specific creatures are now universally defined as Monsters (ex: Neutral Garden Terrors, Sky Temple Guardians, etc.)
  • Several Talents and Abilities have been changed to reflect this new categorization, and the following no longer affect Monsters:
    • Mercenary Lord
    • Johanna's Knight Takes Pawn
    • Lunara's Cruel Bloom
    • Rexxar's Easy Prey and Bird of Prey
    • The Butcher's Chop Meat
  • The following now affect Monsters:
    • Anub'arak's Beetle, Juiced
    • Azmodan's Demonic Smite
  • Several Talents that could previously trigger against both captured Mercenaries and Minions will now only affect Minions (ex: Seasoned Marksman, Black Soulstone, etc.)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could allow additional Mishas to spawn if Rexxar was killed by immolation damage.
  • Malfurion’s Innervate can no longer be cast on Misha.

2015-11-23 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Rexxar’s Hunter-Gatherer Talent no longer grants double the intended amount of Health Regeneration.

2015-11-17 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Misha, Follow! (Trait) (D)
    • Misha's death timer portrait will now appear in the death timer bar while she is respawning
    • The frequency at which Rexxar's voiceover will play when commanding Misha has been reduced
  • Misha, Fixate! (1)
    • Misha, Fixate has been renamed Misha, Focus!

Bug Fixes

  • Misha can now properly return to Rexxar if she is on the opposite side of an enemy Gate and an open path exists where a Wall was destroyed.

2015-10-06 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • New Ability: Misha, Fixate! (1)
    • “Misha, Fixate!” will have two functions, depending on its target:
      • If “Misha, Fixate!” is used on an enemy, Misha will move to attack the target until the target dies, a new order is issued, Misha leashes, or Misha dies
      • If “Misha, Fixate!” is used on the ground, Misha will move to that area and hold position until a new order is issued, Misha leashes, or Misha dies
        • Using "Misha, Fixate!" will automatically place Rexxar's passive into the "Misha, Follow!" state
        • Misha retains her current behavior when issuing commands using “Misha, Follow!” (D) and “Misha, Attack!” (D)
  • Misha, Follow! (Trait)
    • Misha’s leash range has been significantly increased
    • Misha will now hide when Rexxar is hidden in a Bush
  • Spirit Swoop (Q)
    • Bird of Prey (Talent)
      • Bonus damage to non-Heroic targets has been reduced from 300% to 200%.

Developer Comments: We’ve received a lot of both positive and negative feedback about Misha’s controls and wanted to offer a little more to our players without completely overhauling her current control scheme. We will continue to monitor this and may make future adjustments to Rexxar and Misha if necessary to balance for this increased level of control.


2015-09-08 Patch Notes

New Hero

Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of this new Warrior Hero’s Abilities.

Trait

  • Misha
    • Misha, Rexxar’s faithful bear companion, accompanies you on the battlefield at all times. She has her own Health pool, and can be ordered to attack enemies or follow you closely. If she is killed, Misha will respawn at your side once her death timer expires. If Rexxar dies, so will Misha.
    • Misha, Follow! (D)
      • Activate to command Misha to stay by your side.
    • Misha, Attack! (D)
      • Activate to command Misha to attack your enemies

Basic Abilities

  • Spirit Swoop (Q)
    • Deal damage to enemies in a line, slowing them by 30% for 2 seconds.
  • Misha, Charge! (W)
    • Misha charges in a line, dealing 30 damage and stunning enemies for 1.25 seconds.
  • Mend Pet (E)
    • Heal Misha over 5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Unleash the Boars (R)
    • Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing a small amount of damage, revealing, and slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.
  • Bestial Wrath (R)
    • Increases Misha’s Basic Attack damage by 150% for 12 seconds.