Level Talent Name Description
1 Caltrops Drop 3 Caltrops while Vaulting. Caltrops do 60 (+4% per level) damage and slow enemies by 25% for 1 second. Quest: Spend 180 seconds at 10 stacks of Hatred. Reward: Vault cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
1 Hot Pursuit When at 10 stacks of Hatred, the Movement Speed bonus increases to 20% total and you gain 4 Mana per second.
1 Monster Hunter Reduces the Mana cost of Hungering Arrow by 40 and increases the damage it deals to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters by 150%.
4 Creed of the Hunter Increases Attack Speed by 10%. Quest: Use 100 Basic Attacks against Heroes. Reward: Your Hatred grants an additional 2% Basic Attack Damage per stack.
4 Puncturing Arrow Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with the initial impact of Hungering Arrow increases its damage by 5, up to a maximum of 100. Reward: After gaining 100 bonus damage, gain an additional 75 bonus damage and Hungering Arrow also bounces 1 additional time.
4 Punishment Each stack of Hatred increases the damage of Multishot by 4%.
7 Arsenal Multishot also fires 3 grenades which deal 120 (+4% per level) damage. Each enemy Hero hit by a grenade reduces the cooldown of Multishot by 2 seconds.
7 Death Dealer Increases Vault Basic Attack damage bonus from 6% to 14% per stack of Hatred. If this attack kills its victim, the Mana cost and cooldown of Vault are refunded.
7 Repeating Arrow The cooldown for Hungering Arrow is reset when Vault is used.
10 Rain of Vengeance Launch a wave of Shadow Beasts that deals 250 (+4% per level) damage and stuns enemies in the target area for 0.5 seconds. Stores 2 charges.
10 Strafe Rapidly attack enemies within 10 range for 60 (+4% per level) damage per hit, prioritizing Heroes over Minions. Valla is able to move and use Vault while strafing. Lasts for 4 seconds.
13 Gloom Activate to consume all Hatred, granting 3 Spell Armor per Hatred consumed for 5 seconds. Passive: Permanently gain 20 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 20%.
13 Siphoning Arrow You heal for 75% of the damage dealt to Heroes by Hungering Arrow.
13 Tempered by Discipline While at 10 stacks of Hatred, your Basic Attacks heal you for 25% of the damage dealt.
16 Frost Shot Increases the range of Multishot by 20% and it also slows by 25% for 1.5 seconds.
16 Manticore Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same target deals an additional 5% of their maximum Health as damage.
16 Seething Hatred Basic Attacks now grant 2 stacks of Hatred and the time it takes before Hatred expires is increased by 2 seconds.
20 Farflight Quiver Increases Valla's Basic Attack range by 2.2.
20 Rancor Each stack of Hatred also increases Attack Speed by 2%. While at 10 stacks of Hatred, gain an additional 30% Attack Speed.
20 Storm of Vengeance Basic Attacks reduce the charge cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seconds.
20 Vengeance Strafe also fires penetrating bolts in a line for 34 (+4% per level) damage every 0.25 seconds. 25% of the damage you deal with Strafe is returned as Health.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Hungering Arrow Fire an arrow that deals 151 (+4% per level) damage to the first target hit, then seeks up to 2 additional enemies dealing 86 (+4% per level) damage. Can hit an enemy multiple times.
W Multishot Deal 165 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the target area.
E Vault Dash to the target area. Your next Basic Attack within 2 seconds deals 6% increased damage per stack of Hatred.
R Rain of Vengeance Launch a wave of Shadow Beasts that deals 250 (+4% per level) damage and stuns enemies in the target area for 0.5 seconds. Stores 2 charges.
R Strafe Rapidly attack enemies within 10 range for 60 (+4% per level) damage per hit, prioritizing Heroes over Minions. Valla is able to move and use Vault while strafing. Lasts for 4 seconds.
None Hatred Basic Attacks grant a stack of Hatred, up to 10. Each Hatred stack increases Basic Attack damage by 8% and Movement Speed by 1%. Lasts 6 seconds.

Valla

2017-02-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Valla: Killing enemy Heroes who have post-death states, like Tyrael and Leoric, after learning Death Dealer will now correctly refresh Vault’s cooldown.

2017-01-27 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Valla: Hungering Arrows after the first will no longer fail to deal damage when cast multiple times on the same target.

2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Valla: Fixed some inconsistencies with abilities that would reveal Valla at the edges of Fog of War or from Brush.

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Valla: Visual effects for the Movement Speed bonus gained via the Hot Pursuit Talent will no longer persist after Hatred stacks expire.

2016-11-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Punishment (W)
      • Bonus damage per Hatred stack decreased from 5 to 4%
  • Level 7
    • Arsenal (W)
      • Cooldown reduction per Hero hit reduced from 3 to 2 seconds

Developer Comments: Valla is sitting in a really good spot right now, but we feel like the damage output compared to ease of use is too high on her Multishot talents. The changes to Punishment and Arsenal should incentivize players into taking the higher skill-vs-reward talents on those tiers.


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.

2016-10-12 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Rain of Vengeance (R)
    • Damage increased from 225 to 250

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Caltrops (E)
      • Slow amount increased from 20 to 25%
      • Caltrop damage increased from 45 to 60
  • Level 7
    • Death Dealer (E)
      • Damage per Hatred stack increased from 12 to 14%
  • Level 16
    • Frost Shot (W)
      • Slow duration reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds

2016-09-27 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Vault (E)
    • Damage bonus per stack of Hatred increased from 5 to 6%
  • Hungering Arrow (Q)
    • Increased base damage from 140 to 151
    • Bounce damage increased from 80 to 86
  • Rain of Vengeance (R)
    • Cooldown decreased from 60 to 50 seconds per charge

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Monster Hunter (Q)
      • Mana refund amount increased from 30 to 40
      • Minion and Mercenary bonus damage increased from 100 to 150%
  • Level 4
    • Puncturing Arrow (Q)
      • Quest reward bonus damage increased from 50 to 75
  • Level 7
    • Death Dealer (E)
      • Bonus damage per Hatred stack increased from 10 to 12%

Developer Comments: We’re seeing a lot of success with Multi-Shot Valla’s builds, but the Basic Attack and Hungering Arrow focused Valla’s aren’t keeping pace. We really want to reward players for keeping their Hatred at high stacks and landing those Puncturing Arrows on their intended targets.


2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 94 to 75

Abilities

  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Damage increase per stack increased from 3 to 8%
    • After 6 seconds without landing a Basic Attack, lose all stacks of Hatred
  • Hungering Arrow (Q)
    • Cooldown reduced from 14 to 10 seconds
    • Range increased by roughly 10%
    • No longer tracks to nearby units if Hungering Arrow does not directly impact a target
    • Initial damage reduced from 167 to 140
    • Bounce damage reduced from 84 to 80
    • Bounces now prefer Heroic targets
  • Multishot (W)
    • Cooldown increased from 8 to 12 seconds
    • Mana cost increased from 60 to 75
    • Damage increased from 148 to 165
  • Vault (E)
    • Mana cost reduced from 75 to 50
    • New Functionality:
      • Casting Vault causes your next Basic Attack to deal 50% additional damage
  • Rain of Vengeance (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 90 to 60 seconds
    • Damage reduced from 350 to 225
    • Mana cost reduced from 100 to 50
    • New functionality:
      • Now has two charges. Each charge will cast one wave of Rain of Vengeance
  • Strafe (R)
    • Damage reduced from 68 to 60

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Cost Effective Materials (Q)
      • Renamed to Monster Hunter
      • Added functionality:
        • Now also causes Hungering Arrow to deal 100% bonus damage to Minions, Monsters, and Mercenaries
    • Siphoning Arrow (Q)
      • Moved to level 13
      • Heal amount increased from 50 to 75% of damage dealt to Heroes
    • Composite Arrows (W)
      • Removed
    • Rancor (Trait)
      • Moved to level 20
      • New functionality:
        • Gain 2% attack speed per Hatred stack. When at 10 or more Hatred stacks, gain an additional 30% attack speed
    • Punishment (Trait)
      • Moved to level 4
      • New functionality:
        • Multishot deals an additional 5% damage for every stack of Hatred you currently have
  • Level 4
    • Vigorous Assault (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Manticore (Passive)
      • Moved to level 16
      • New functionality:
        • Every third Basic Attack against a Hero deals an additional 5% of that Heroes maximum Health in damage
    • Puncturing Arrow (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Quest: Each time a Hero is directly hit with Hunger Arrow, increase the initial damage by 5
        • Reward: Upon hitting 100 damage, increase the initial damage by an additional 50 and the number of bounces by 1
    • Arsenal (W)
      • Moved to level 7
      • Grenade damage increased from 84 to 120
      • Grenade speed increased to more closely match Multishot
      • Added functionality:
        • Now also lowers the cooldown of Multishot by 3 seconds for every Hero hit by a grenade
    • New Talent: Creed of the Hunter (Trait)
      • Passively gain 10% attack speed
      • Quest: After attacking enemy Heroes 100 times, increase your Hatred Basic Attack damage bonus per stack by 2%
  • Level 7
    • Caltrops (E)
      • Moved to level 1
      • Caltrop slow duration decreased from 2 to 1 seconds
      • Caltrop slow amount decreased from 30 to 20%
      • Added functionality:
        • Quest: After spending 180 seconds at 10 Hatred, reduces the cooldown of Vault by 5 seconds
    • Hot Pursuit (Trait)
      • Added functionality:
        • Now also grants 4 Mana per second when you have 10 or more stacks of Hatred
    • Searing Attacks (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Death Dealer (E)
      • Increase the bonus damage granted by Vault from 50 to 100%. If this shot kills your target, refund the mana cost and cooldown of Vault
  • Level 13
    • Giant Killer (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Tempered by Discipline (Trait)
      • New functionality:
        • When at 10 or more stacks of Hatred, gain 25% life steal on Basic Attacks
    • Spell Shield (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Frost Shot (W)
      • Moved to level 16
      • Slow amount reduced from 30 to 25%
      • Added functionality:
        • Now also increases the range of Multishot by 20%
    • New Talent: Gloom (Active)
      • Passively grants 20% damage reduction from abilities
      • Activate to consume all Hatred stacks. For each stack lost, reduce all ability damage by an additional 3% for 5 seconds. This ability has a 5 second cooldown.
  • Level 16
    • Tumble (E)
      • Removed
    • Executioner (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Blood for Blood (Active)
      • Removed
    • Stoneskin (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Seething Hatred (Trait)
      • Basic Attacks now grant 2 stacks of Hatred and the time before Hatred expires is increased by 2 seconds.
  • Level 20
    • Vengeance (R)
      • Added functionality:
        • Heal for 25% of the damage dealt by Strafe
    • Storm of Vengeance (R)
      • New functionality:
        • Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seconds
    • Nexus Frenzy (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Bolt of the Storm (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Farflight Quiver (Passive)
      • Increase Basic Attack range by 40%

Developer Comments: We realize this rework may come as a bit of a surprise to our community, especially since Valla’s Talent diversity has always been pretty good. The roots of the redesign have been floating around the design bullpen for 6+ months, and after some initial testing we felt like we had to pull the trigger and get it out to you.

Similar to Zagara and our other large reworks, we didn’t want to change the ‘feel’ of the Hero —Valla users should still feel completely at home while playing her. Our main goal was to increase the potential for amazing Valla players to differentiate themselves from the mediocre ones and aimed the majority of these changes toward lifting her skill-ceiling. We believe that players will still be able to build Valla very similarly to the ways they have in the past, but with more interesting and potentially powerful payoffs. We are excited to bring the new Valla to our community and look forward to hearing what you all think!

Valla Talents

Level (Tier)
1 (1) Monster Hunter (Q) (!) Caltrops (E) Hot Pursuit (Trait)
4 (2) (!) Puncturing Arrow (Q) Punishment (W) NEW: (!) Creed of the Hunter (Trait)
7 (3) Arsenal (W) NEW: Death Dealer (E) Repeating Arrow (E)
10 (4) Strafe (R) Rain of Vengeance (R)
13 (5) Siphoning Arrow (Q) Tempered by Discipline (Trait) NEW: Gloom (Active)
16 (6) Frost Shot (W) NEW: Seething Hatred (Trait) Manticore (Passive)
20 (7) Vengeance (R) Storm of Vengeance (R) Rancor (Trait) NEW: Farflight Quiver (Passive)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

2016-07-12 Patch Notes

Talents

Executioner

  • The Executioner Talent effect will now only trigger after attacking disabled Heroes. The bonus damage gained through this talent will still apply to anything attacked after the effect is triggered.

Bug Fixes

  • Valla: Using Rain of Vengeance to score a killing blow on Tyrael or Uther will no longer cause an extraordinarily long respawn timer to appear while in Eternal Devotion or Archangel’s Wrath form.

2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Talents

Executioner

  • This Talent has been reworked.
    • Increases Basic Attack damage by 30% for 3 seconds after hitting a Stunned, Slowed, or Rooted target with a Basic Attack. Using Basic Attacks against a Slowed, Rooted, or Stunned target during this time will refresh the buff duration.

Developer Comments: We like the punishing nature of Executioner, but have found over time that its benefit to the player is too narrowly scoped. We’re changing the Talent to be more consistently useful by giving the player a temporary Attack Damage buff that procs when they first hit a crowd controlled target.


2016-03-29 Patch Notes

Talents

Vampiric Assault

  • Has been renamed to Vigorous Assault

2016-03-09 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 91 (+4% per level) to 94 (+4% per level)
  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Basic Attack damage gained per Hatred stack increased from 2% to 3%
    • Punishment (Talent)
      • Hatred stacks gained per Ability cast increased from 3 to 4
    • Manticore (Talent)
      • Damage bonus increased from 50% to 60%
  • Multishot (W)
    • Damage reduced from 164 (+4% per level) to 148 (+4% per level)
  • Vault (E)
    • Caltrops (Talent)
      • Damage increased from 30 (+4% per level) to 45 (+4% per level)
      • Slow amount increased from 20% to 30%
  • Rain of Vengeance (R)
    • Damage increased from 256 (+4% per level) to 350 (+4% per level)

Developer Comments: Right now, the safest way to play Valla (Multishot build) is also the most effective. The changes to her Multishot, Hatred, and Basic Attack damage are the first of many adjustments to come that should help to align the efficacy of a Hero’s build with the difficulty in which that build plays.


2016-02-02 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

General

  • Damage dealt by splash and cleave attacks will no longer trigger effects that would otherwise require a direct attack to trigger (ex: Block, Spell Shield, Imposing Presence, etc.)

2015-08-18 Patch Notes

Talents

Bolt of the Storm

Developer Comments: We love this talent and think it can create a lot of really interesting moments, but the cooldown was just too short. At 70 seconds we think this talent is still a great level 20 pick, but now players will have to be more strategic with how they use it. Forcing someone to use their Bolt to avoid a gank can now be a meaningful moment with this increased cooldown. We hope this also entices players towards choosing their Heroic upgrades instead of Bolt when the situation calls for it.

  • Cooldown increased from 40 to 70 seconds

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which Ability effects, such as Giant Killer, Focused Attack, and Zagara’s Envenomed Spines, could be applied while Blinded.

2015-06-30 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

  • A number of Hero Abilities were not intended to completely Stun enemy targets. In these cases, Stuns have been converted to Dazes, which act similarly, but will no longer interrupt Abilities that can be channeled while the Hero is moving.
    • For example: Dazing Valla will not stop her from channeling Strafe.
    • The following abilities will now Daze, rather than Stun, enemy Heroes:
      • Brightwing -- Emerald Wind (R)
      • Chen -- Wandering Keg (R)
      • E.T.C. -- Face Melt (W)
      • Falstad -- Mighty Gust (R)
      • Kerrigan -- Primal Grasp (E)
      • Raynor -- Penetrating Round (Q)
      • Sgt. Hammer -- Concussive Blast (W)
      • Tychus -- Frag Grenade (W)

Talents

Blood for Blood

  • No longer slows the target
  • Damage decreased from 15% to 10% of the target’s maximum Health
  • Heal amount increased from 100% to 200% of damage dealt

New Talent: Vampiric Strike

  • This is a new version of Vampiric Assault
    • Basic Attacks heal for 25% of the damage dealt to the primary target
    • Vampiric Assault has not been changed

Spell Shield

  • Duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds

2015-05-12 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Framerate drops that occur while Valla uses Strafe have been significantly reduced.

2015-03-24 Patch Notes

Talents

Blood for Blood

  • This Talent has received a visual update. It should now be much easier to identify both the target and caster of Blood for Blood.

Hero Updates

  • Battle Momentum (Talent) removed
  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Hot Pursuit (Talent) moved from Level 13 to Level 7
  • Vault (E)
    • Valla is no longer Unstoppable while using Vault.

2015-02-10 Patch Notes

New Level 20 Talents

Nexus Frenzy

  • Increases both Attack Speed and Basic Attack range by 20%
  • Found on the following Heroes:
    • Falstad, Jaina, Raynor, Sgt. Hammer, Tychus, Valla

2015-01-13 Patch Notes

Talents

Resurgence of the Storm

  • This Talent has been removed from the game.

Bug Fixes

  • Bolt of the Storm and Zeratul’s Blink can no longer be cast while rooted.
  • The visual effects for Valla’s Manticore Talent will no longer persist on Tassadar during Dimensional Shift.

2014-12-02 Patch Notes

Talents

Resurgence of the Storm

  • Cooldown increased from 120 to 180 seconds

Searing Attacks

  • While active, Basic Attacks will now display “Crit!” floating text on impact

2014-10-07 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Punishment (Talent)
      • Hatred stacks granted upon use increased from 2 to 3
    • Rancor (Talent)
      • Attack speed bonus per Hatred stack reduced from 2% to 1.5%
  • Strafe (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 50 seconds to 60 seconds

2014-09-10 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Valla’s Vampiric Assault Talent no longer causes healing numbers to display over her while dealing damage with Hungering Strike.

2014-07-23 Patch Notes

Talents

Spell Shield

  • The functionality of this talent has changed.
  • Upon taking Ability Damage, now gain a shield that reduces all Ability Damage taken by 50% for 2 seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds.

With the addition of Artifacts, the following generic Talents have been removed:

  • Minion Killer
  • Path of the Assassin
  • Path of the Warrior
  • Path of the Wizard

Hero Updates

  • Strafe (R)
    • Trigger Happy (Talent) removed
    • New Talent (Level 20): Vengeance
      • Strafe fires penetrating bolts in a straight line.

2014-06-25 Patch Notes

Talents

Searing Attacks

  • Mana cost reduced from 20 to 15 per Basic Attack.

Hero Updates

  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Rancor (Talent) has been reworked
      • 10% Attack Damage bonus has been removed
      • Now increases Attack Speed by 2% per Hatred stack
    • Punishment (Talent)
      • Hatred stack generation per Ability cast increased from 1 to 2
    • New Talent (Level 13): Hot Pursuit
      • Increases the Movement Speed bonus granted at 10 Hatred stacks from 10% to 20%
    • New Talent (Level 13): Tempered by Discipline
      • Increases maximum Hatred stacks from 10 to 20
        • Basic Attacks return 5% of the damage dealt as Health for each Hatred stack above 10
        • Hatred stacks above 10 do not grant any Movement Speed or Attack Damage bonuses
        • Hatred stacks above 10 synergize with the Attack Speed bonus granted by Rancor
  • Hungering Arrow
    • Search radius decreased from 4 to 3
    • Siphoning Arrow (Talent)
      • Has been moved from level 4 to level 1
    • New Talent (Level 1): Cost-Effective Materials
      • Reduces Hungering Arrow’s cost from 60 to 30 Mana
  • Multishot
    • Arsenal (Talent)
      • Has been moved from level 7 to level 4
    • New Talent (Level 1): Composite Arrows
      • Increases Multishot range by 20%
  • Vault
    • Repeating Arrow (Talent)
      • ​has been moved from level 13 to level 7

Bug Fixes

  • Valla’s Hatred stacks no longer begin decaying prior to three seconds after her most recent Basic Attack.

2014-05-22 Patch Notes

Talents

Executioner

  • Damage bonus decreased from 50% to 40%

Hero Updates

  • Now has a flat attack speed of 0.6 and no longer gains attack speed per level
  • Base attack damage reduced from 64 to 28 and damage gain per level is now +9 to compensate for new, faster attack speed.
  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Now yields 2% bonus attack damage per stack rather than attack speed
  • Strafe
    • Now applies 10 stacks of Hatred when activated

Bug Fixes

  • Searing Attacks no longer drains mana for each target hit by attacks that cleave.

2014-04-15 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Hatred has been reworked.
    • Every Basic Attack grants Demon Hunter a stack of Hatred, capping at 10.
    • Each stack of Hatred gives 3% Attack Speed and 1% Movement Speed.
    • Hatred stacks fade at a rate of 1 per second, rather than all at once.
    • The Rancor talent now increases auto-attack damage when at maximum stacks.
  • Strafe
    • Damage per level increased from 4.5 to 5.
    • Search area increased from 7.5 to 10.
    • Cooldown increased from 45 to 50 seconds.
  • Rain of Vengeance
    • Cooldown decreased from 100 to 90 seconds.
  • Siphoning Arrow life leech increased from 25% to 50%.

Bug Fixes

  • The Blood for Blood Talent can no longer target summoned Grave Golems on the Haunted Mines.