Heroes of the Storm – Valla the Demon Hunter – Talents

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Backstory

Valla witnessed the ferocity of hellspawn firsthand as the demons ravaged her village and left her for dead. Now, with no people to call her own, her only allegiance is to her cause: to rid Sanctuary of the demonic filth corrupting its lands.

Description

Strikes at the enemy from afar and gains Hatred, increasing her attack speed. Can Vault away if enemies get too close.

Store Cost: heroes-of-the-storm-gold-icon 2,000 | $3.99 (Diablo III: Reaper of Souls pre-order reward)

Role: Ranged Assassin

Difficulty: Easy

Origin

valla-the-demon-hunter-store-thumbnailValla debuted in the short story titled “Hatred and Discipline” written by Blizzard Entertainment publishing lead Micky Neilson. Follow the link to read it at the official Diablo III website.

The short story was reprinted within the pages of the eBook titled Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls (available on PC/Mac, Kindle and other Devices).

The latest appearance of Valla the Demon Hunter was in the pages of Diablo III: Storm of Light by Nate Kenyon. This novel is a Reaper of Souls novel tie-in bridging the gap between Diablo III and the expansion. Tyrael has sensed the Black Soulstone is corrupting the High Heavens and changing the Angiris Council. For this matter, Tyrael recruited a team of heroes in Sanctuary to raid the High Heavens in order to steal the Black Soulstone.

The heroes recruited by Tyrael are: Valla the Demon Hunter, Zayl the Necromancer, Gynvir the Barbarian, Shanar the Wizard, Mikulov the Monk and Jacob of Staalbreak. Shortly after the events of this novel, Tyrael and the new Horadrim deposit the Black Soulstone deep within the Bloodmarch in Westmarch (as seen in the Reaper of Souls cinematic).

 

Basic Abilities

Hungering Arrow (Q)Deals 81 damage to the first target it contacts, then seeks out up to 2 additional enemies dealing 40 damage. Can hit an enemy multiple times.

Mana: 60
Skillshot
Cooldown: 14 seconds
Multishot (W)Deals 75 damage to enemies within the target area.

Mana: 60
Cone
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Vault (E)Dashes to the target area.

Mana: 75
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Hatred (Combat Trait)Basic Attacks grant 1 stack of Hatred. At 8 stacks of Hatred, you become Enraged gaining 25% Attack Damage and 50% Attack Speed for 5 seconds.

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Talents


Level 1

Path of the AssassinYour Hero gains an extra 2 attack damage for every level gained.
Rancor (Trait)Increases the duration of Enraged by 2 seconds.
Punishment (Trait)Ability casts also grant a stack of Hatred.

Level 3

Vampiric AssaultBasic Attacks heal you for 15% of the damage done.
ManticoreEvery 3rd Basic Attack against the same target deals 50% additional damage.
Siphoning Arrow (Q)25% of the damage dealt is returned as health to the Demon Hunter.
Puncturing Arrow (Q)Increases the number of bounces to 3 and range by 2.

Level 7

Battle MomentumBasic Attacks reduce your Ability cooldown by 0.5 seconds.
Arsenal (W)Multishot also launches 3 grenades each dealing 42 damage.
Caltrops (E)While vaulting you drop 3 Caltrops that slow enemies by 20% for 2 seconds and deal 27 damage.
Searing AttacksActivate to increase Basic Attack damage by 50% for 5 seconds. Attacks cost 20 Mana per hit.

Level 10

Strafe (R)Rapidly attacks nearby enemies for 14 damage per hit, prioritizing Heroes over minions. She is able to move and use her Vault ability while strafing. Lasts for 3 seconds.
Rain of Vengeance (R)Launches 2 waves that deal 123 damage. Enemies hit are stunned for 0.5 seconds.

Cooldown: 100 seconds

Level 13

Giant KillerBasic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal an additional 1.5% of the target's max Health in damage.
Spell ShieldPeriodically reduces the damage received from hero Abilities by 50%. Stores up to 2 charges.
Frost Shot (W)Multishot also slows by 40% for 2 seconds.
Repeating Arrow (E)Casting vault refreshes the cooldown of Hungering Arrow.

Level 16

ExecutionerBasic Attacks deal 50% more damage against slowed, rooted, or stunned targets.
Tumble (E)Vault gains an additional charge, allowing it to be cast twice in quick succession.
Blood for BloodActivate to steal 15% of target enemy's max Health and slow its Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
StoneskinActivate to gain 30% of your max health in Shields for 5 seconds.

Level 20

Fury of the StormBasic Attacks bounce twice to nearby enemies for 50% damage.
Bolt of the StormActivate to teleport to the target location.
Trigger Happy (R)Strafe does 25% more damage and grants 25% increased Movement Speed for its duration.
Storm of Vengeance (R)Rain of Vengeance now strikes 4 times.

 

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Valla the Demon Hunter when the player clicks on her multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)

”Hatred must be tempered by discipline.”

“As long as this world is plagued by demons, my hunt will continue.”

“If you hunt demons long enough, the demons hunt you.”

“My training never prepared me for all this… poking.”

“Are you quite done? You never touch the night elf demon hunters like that.”

“Hm, you lack discipline.”

“Not enough hatred. Just kidding, I hate you a bunch right now.”

“(Tristram musical ringtone) Hello? Who is this? I don’t know any “Darkness”. Look, I think you’ve got the wrong demon hunter. Yeah. Yeah, good bye.”

“Be vewy vewy quiet. I’m hunting demons. (evilish chuckle)” (Reference: Elmer the Hunter, Bugs Bunny)

 

Hero Quests


Basic Hero Quests

Basic Hero Quests are unique to each Hero. Usually they are focused on using a spell/ability “X” amount of times against any enemy Hero; and the last one asks you to play 10 games with your Hero.

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Epic Hero Quests

The Epic Hero Quests are not available until you reach level 10, and until your Hero has completed the 3 Basic Hero Quests. These are not unique for each hero. All Heroes must complete the same Epic Hero Quests.

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