Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Combat Readiness Each Combo Point spent grants 60 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing its damage by 50%. Stores up to 3 charges.
1 Crippling Poison Activate to make Valeera's next damaging Ability and subsequent Abilities within 4 seconds Slow targets by 25% for 4 seconds. Activating Crippling Poison does not break Stealth. 15
1 Subtlety After teleporting with Ambush, Cheap Shot, or Garrote, regenerate 8 Energy per second for 5 seconds.
1 Vigor Valeera regenerates an additional 2 Energy per second. Reward: After Gathering 20 Regen Globes, increase Valeera's maximum Energy to 120.
4 Hemorrhage Valeera's Basic Attacks deal 50% additional damage to enemies affected by Garrote.
4 Initiative Ambush, Cheap Shot, and Garrote award 1 Combo Points.
4 Relentless Strikes Reduces the Energy cost of Sinister Strike by 10.
4 Wound Poison Activate to make Valeera's next damaging Ability and subsequent Abilities within 4 seconds reduce enemy healing received by 50% for 4 seconds. Activating Wound Poison does not break Stealth. 15
7 Fatal Finesse Quest: Each time Blade Flurry damages an enemy Hero, its damage increases by 3, up to 60. Reward: After damaging 20 Heroes with Blade Flurry, permanently reduce its Energy cost by 20.
7 Mutilate Sinister Strike now hits with both blades, dealing 100% additional damage, but its range is reduced by 1.
7 Slice and Dice Eviscerating an enemy with 3 Combo Points grants 150% Attack Speed. Lasts 3 seconds or 3 Basic Attacks. Passive: Basic Attacks restore 2 Energy.
10 Cloak of Shadows Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1.5 seconds, she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 75%. Using this Ability does not break Vanish. 15
10 Smoke Bomb Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unrevealable, can pass through other units, and gains 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%. Valeera can continue to attack and use abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds. Using this Ability does not break Vanish. 60
13 Blind Increase the duration of Cheap Shot's Blind by 2 seconds.
13 Death From Above Teleporting with Ambush reduces the cooldown of Vanish by 4 seconds.
13 Strangle Using Garrote on a Hero reduces their Spell Power by 40% for 6 seconds.
16 Assassinate Ambush deals 50% additional damage and reduces the target's Armor by an additional 10 if no other enemy Heroes are within 4 range of the victim.
16 Seal Fate Sinister Strike deals 50% additional damage and generates an additional Combo Point when used against silenced, rooted, or stunned enemy Heroes.
16 Thistle Tea Activate to instantly restore 100 Energy. Activating Thistle Tea does not break Vanish. 60
20 Adrenaline Rush While in the Smoke Bomb, Valeera regenerates an additional 30 Energy per second.
20 Elusiveness Increases Valeera's Movement Speed while Vanished by an additional 20%.
20 Enveloping Shadows Whenever Valeera uses Vanish, she also gains Cloak of Shadows.
20 Rupture Increase Garrote's damage over time by 100%. Valeera's Basic Attacks refresh the duration of Garrote.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Ambush Ambush an enemy, dealing 130 (+4% per level) damage and reducing their Armor by 10 for 4 seconds. Awards 1 Combo Point. Unstealth: Sinister Strike: Dash forward, damaging enemies. 1 10
Q Sinister Strike Dash forward, hitting all enemies in a line for 110 (+4% per level) damage. If Sinister Strike hits a Hero, Valeera stops dashing immediately and the cooldown is reduced to 1 second. Awards 1 Combo Point. 5 30
W Blade Flurry Deal 130 (+4% per level) damage in an area around Valeera. Awards 1 Combo Point per enemy Hero hit. 4 40
W Cheap Shot Deal 30 (+4% per level) damage to an enemy, Stun them for 0.75 seconds, and Blind them for 2 seconds once Cheap Shot's Stun expires. Awards 1 Combo Point. Unstealth: Blade Flurry: Deal damage in an area around Valeera. 1 30
E Garrote Deal 20 (+4% per level) damage to an enemy and an additional 140 (+4% per level) damage over 7 seconds, and Silence them for 2.75 seconds. Awards 1 Combo Point. Unstealth: Eviscerate: High damage finishing move. 1 30
E Eviscerate Eviscerate an enemy, dealing damage per Combo Point. 1 Point: 85 (+4% per level) 2 Points: 170 (+4% per level) 3 Points: 255 (+4% per level). 1 25
R Smoke Bomb Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unrevealable, can pass through other units, and gains 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%. Valeera can continue to attack and use abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds. Using this Ability does not break Vanish. 60
R Cloak of Shadows Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1.5 seconds, she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 75%. Using this Ability does not break Vanish. 15
D Vanish Vanish from sight, becoming Stealthed, gaining 20% Movement Speed and access to new Abilities. For the first second, Valeera is Unrevealable and can pass through other units. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible. After being Stealthed for 3 seconds, Ambush, Cheap Shot, and Garrote have 100% increased range, and cause Valeera to teleport to the target when used. 8

Valeera

2017-12-12 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Stealth

  • Stealth players will now become “Invisible” after remaining still for 1.5 seconds.
    • Invisible Heroes will not display the Stealth visual effect and can still be removed from Stealth by taking damage. This includes Heroes under the effects of temporary Stealth effects such as Samuro’s Windwalk or Tyrande’s Shadowstalk.
    • Additionally, Heroes cannot become Invisible while occupying a capture point, such as Braxis Holdout or Mercenary Camp Beacons. Instead, they will retain normal Stealth visual effects.

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Vanish (D)
    • Movement Speed increased from 10% to 20%
  • Ambush (Q)
    • If Valeera is Vanished for 3 seconds, this ability has 5 range and teleports Valeera behind her target.
    • Damage reduced from 180 to 130
    • Now also reduces enemy Armor by 10 for 4 seconds
  • Cheap Shot (W)
    • Stun duration reduced from 1.25 to .75 seconds
    • Now Blinds the target for 2 seconds after the stun effect ends
    • If Valeera is Vanished for 3 seconds, this ability has 5 range and teleports Valeera behind her target
  • Garrote (E)
    • Silence duration increased from 2.25 to 2.75 seconds
    • If Valeera is Vanished for 3 seconds, this ability has 5 range and teleports Valeera behind her target

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Subtlety (D)
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Now triggers when Valeera teleports to her target with Ambush, Cheap Shot, and Garrote.
      • Energy return reduced from 10 to 8 per second.
    • Crippling Poison (Active)
      • Slow duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds.
      • Valeera’s poison is no longer removed after the first damaging Ability, but instead is applied by all Valeera's Abilities for 4 seconds. This duration does not start until Valeera damages her first enemy.
    • Combat Readiness (Passive)
      • Physical Armor increased from 50 to 60
  • Level 4
    • Wound Poison (Active)
      • Healing reduction duration decreased from 5 to 4 seconds
      • Valeera’s poison is no longer removed after the first damaging Ability, but instead is applied by all Valeera's Abilities for 4 seconds. This duration does not start until Valeera damages her first enemy
    • Hemorrhage (E)
      • Bonus damage to targets affected by Garrote increased from 25 to 50%
  • Level 7
    • Slice and Dice (E)
      • Valeera's Basic Attacks now restore 2 Energy.
  • Level 13
    • Death from Above (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Ambush reduces the cooldown of Vanish by 4 seconds.
    • Blind (W)
      • Now increases the duration of Cheap Shot’s Blind from 2 to 4 seconds.
    • Strangle (E)
      • Spell Power reduction increased from 25% to 40%
      • Duration reduced from 7 to 6 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Assassinate (Q)
      • Bonus damage reduced from 100% to 50%
      • Now also increases the Armor reduction of Ambush by 10 when the target is isolated.
      • Moved from level 7
    • Expose Armor (E)
      • Removed.
  • Level 20
    • Nightslayer (D)
      • Removed.
    • Rupture (E)
      • Damage bonus now stacks immediately to 100%, instead of stacking up to 30%.
      • Moved from level 16
    • Elusiveness (D)
      • Moved from Level 13
      • Movement Speed bonus increased from 10% to 20%
LEVEL (TIER) Valeera Talents
1 (1) (!) Vigor (Passive) Subtlety (D) Combat Readiness (Passive) Crippling Poison (Active)
4 (2) Relentless Strikes (Q) Hemorrhage (E) Initiative (D) Wound Poison (Active)
7 (3) Mutilate (Q) (!) Fatal Finesse (W) Slice and Dice (E)
10 (4) Smoke Bomb (R) Cloak of Shadows (R)
13 (5) Death from Above (Q) Blind (W) Strangle (E)
16 (6) Seal Fate (Q) Assassinate (Q) Thistle Tea (Active)
20 (7) Adrenaline Rush (R) Enveloping Shadows (R) Rupture (E) Elusiveness (D)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

2017-08-08 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Stealth: Fixed an issue that could cancel the Stealth effect provided by Valeera’s Vanish and Tyrande’s Shadowstalk when cast at a specific moment during those Heroes’ Basic Attacks.
  • Valeera: Fixed an issue that caused Valeera to break Stealth if Sinister Strike was cast immediately before attempting to Vanish.

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Valeera: Will no longer be revealed when entering the Haunted Mines or using the Tunnel on Towers of Doom.
  • Valeera: Wound Poison’s reduced Healing debuff will now correctly display a red plus symbol next to the affected Hero’s status bar rather than a purple plus overhead.

2017-04-25 2.0 Launch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Eviscerate (E)
    • Damage reduced from 100 to 85 per combo point

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Death from Above (Q)
      • ​Teleport range reduced from 7 to 6
  • Level 20
    • Coldblood (E)
      • Removed

Developer Comment: In an effort to reduce the frustration of playing against Valeera, we're reducing her burst damage potential. Especially in Quick Match when counter picking isn't an option, the ability for a stealth assassin with disabling effects and high burst damage isn't fun or healthy for the game, so we're toning it down some.


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

  • Valeera & Abathur - Fixed an issue that caused Heroes affected by Abathur’s Symbiote to fail to trigger Valeera’s Assassinate talent.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Valeera: Shift queuing movement commands followed by a Hearthstone or Mount command will no longer break Stealth before channeling begins.
  • Valeera: Stitches’ Putrid Bile will no longer cause a red “revealed” icon to appear over Valeera’s nameplate while she is inside Smoke Bomb’s area of effect.

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 75 to 79
  • Health increased from 1950 to 2047
  • Health Regeneration reduced from 4.54 to 4.26

Abilities

  • Ambush (Q)
    • Energy cost reduced from 20 to 10
  • Cheap Shot (W)
    • Stun duration reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds​
  • Garrote (E)
    • Silence duration increased from 2 to 2.25 seconds
    • Impact damage reduced from 75 to 20
    • Damage over time reduced from 175 to 140
  • Cloak of Shadows (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 18 to 15
    • Duration increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Crippling Poison (Active)
      • Duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Wound Poison (Active)
      • Duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Assassinate (Q)
      • Distance between enemy Heroes reduced from 5 to 4 range
  • Level 13
    • Death From Above (Q)
      • Teleport range increased from 5 to 7
  • Level 16
    • Rupture (E)
      • Added functionality: Basic Attacks against Garroted enemies also increases the damage over time effect by 5%, stacking up to 30%

Developer Comments: We feel that Valeera needs a small increase in power to help her overall win rate, but are hoping to do so without adding much more burst damage or disabling effects. The changes to her Health and Basic Attack damage should give her a boost, while the changes to Talents, Ambush, and Garrote should create harder decision making for the Rogue. While we were looking at her Health Regeneration, we noticed that it was actually higher than intended (most Heroes take 480 seconds to regenerate their entire Health pool), which is why we reduced it slightly. We’ve increased the duration on Cloak of Shadows so that predicting Abilities is easier to accomplish. We want it to be a rewarding, high skill-cap ability, but with the old tuning it struggled to compete with Smoke Bomb.

Bug Fixes

  • Valeera: Rupture and Hemorrhage no longer benefit from another Valeera’s Garrote.

2017-02-08 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Kael'thas: Fixed an issue that could cause Pyroblast’s targeting indicator to persist indefinitely when targeting a Hero as they become Unrevealable.

2017-01-27 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Valeera: Dealing Shield damage to a Stealthed Valeera after the Unrevealable phase of Vanish has expired will now properly reveal her.

2017-01-24 Patch Notes

New Hero

For a time, the gladiator Valeera Sanguinar served dutifully as one of Varian Wrynn’s personal bodyguards. Now, her shadowy skills find her a natural fit within the secretive rogue order, the Uncrowned, in their fight against the Legion.

Trait

  • Vanish (D)
    • Valeera vanishes from sight, becoming Stealthed and increasing her Movement Speed by 10%. For the first second, she is Unrevealable and can pass through other units.
    • Using Vanish grants Valeera an alternate set of Abilities that she can use while Stealthed.

Basic Abilities

  • Sinister Strike (Q)
    • Dash forward, dealing damage to all enemies in a line. If Sinister Strike hits an enemy Hero, she stops dashing immediately and the cooldown is reduced to 1 second.
    • Awards 1 Combo Point.
  • Blade Flurry (W)
    • Deal damage in an area around Valeera.
    • Awards 1 Combo Point per enemy Hero hit.
  • Eviscerate (E)
    • Consume all stored Combo Points to Eviscerate an enemy, dealing increased damage per Combo Point spent. Valeera can store a maximum of 3 Combo Points.

Vanish Abilities

  • Ambush (Q)
    • Ambush a target, instantly dealing damage to them.
    • Awards 1 Combo Point.
  • Cheap Shot (W)
    • Deal a small amount of damage to an enemy and stun them for 1.5 seconds.
    • Awards 1 Combo Point.
  • Garrote (E)
    • Garrote an enemy, instantly dealing a small amount of damage to the target, as well as a larger amount of bonus damage over 7 seconds, and Silencing them for 2 seconds.
    • Awards 1 Combo Point.

Heroic Abilities

  • Smoke Bomb (R)
    • Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unrevealable, can pass through other units, and gains 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%. Valeera can continue to attack and use Abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds.
    • Using this Ability does not break Vanish.
  • Cloak of Shadows (R)
    • Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1 second, she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability damage taken by 75%.
    • Using this Ability does not break Vanish.

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Cloak of Shadows (R)
    • Cooldown decreased from 25 to 18 seconds