Dehaka build

Dehaka build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Dehaka build – eSports

Soap - SPT HGC CN - Phase 2 Week 8 - SPT vs CE - Game 1 -- Sept 12

Enhanced Agility




Primal Swarm

Tunneling Claws

Apex Predator
Srey - Superstars HGC NA - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 4 – Superstars v Tempo Storm -- Sept 10

Enhanced Agility


Feeding Frenzy


Primal Swarm

Tunneling Claws

Apex Predator
MichaelUdall - Gale Force HGC NA - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 2 – Gale Force Esports v Team Freedom -- Sept 10

Enhanced Agility


Feeding Frenzy


Primal Swarm

Elongated Tongue

Essence Claws
darkmok - Liquid HGC EU - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 3 - Team Liquid v Playing Ducks -- Sept 10

Enhanced Agility


Feeding Frenzy


Primal Swarm

Tunneling Claws



Dehaka Features


Dehaka lashes out his tongue, dealing 166 damage to the first enemy hit, stunning and dragging them with him for 1.75 sec.

If Dehaka is stunned or silenced while using Drag, the effect ends.

Mana: 75
Cooldown: 15 sec

Dark Swarm

Deal 52 damage every 0.5 sec to nearby enemies for 3.5 sec. While active, you are able to move through units. can be cast during Drag and Burrow.

Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 sec


Burrow into the ground, entering Stasis and becoming Invulnerable for 2 sec.

Mana: 65
Cooldown: 20 sec

Essence Collection

Gain 10 Essence from Takedowns and 2 Essence from nearby Minions dying. Activate to consume all Essence and heal Dehaka for 30 Health over 5 sec for each Essence stored. Max of 50 Essence. Can be cast during Drag and Burrow.

Cooldown: 5 sec

"Do not aggravate me."

"I wonder how this your essence."

"I must collect essence, it is the core of my being."

"It is essential. We are the zerg."

"Your essence will be assimilated."

"Resistance is futile."

"I consume this essence."

"Probably should have evolved wings."

"Change. Change. Spare some change."

"Every evolution is a choice."

"Every change affects the final outcome."

"So when the choice is yours, click on the right one."

"You think I change too much? No such thing."

"This is not even my final form."

"Primal zerg do not have a psionic connection. Do not need it."

"My pack has texting family plan."

"So many kinds of different essence."

"Hundreds and more arrive every year."

"Gotta collect them all."

"Overmind tried to control the zerg. To direct and harness evolution. Life will not be contained. No. Life finds a way."

"I follow Queen of Blades to collect essence."

"Travel across sector, but left Leviathan only once to destroy Terran machines."

"Should have been more proactive."

"Have changed much since following Queen of Blades. Almost cannot recognize me."

"Yes? Good."


"Your essence will make me strong."

"Come to me. I will collect your essence now."

"I adapt. You do not. I live. You will not."

Dehaka Talents

Enduring SwarmDark Swarm grants 40 Spell Armor while active.
Tissue RegenerationRegeneration Globes grant 10 Essence.

Repeatable Quest: Every 50 Essence collected permanently increases Health Regeneration by 4, up to 40, and max Essence by 1, up to 10.
Enhanced AgilityBrushstalker's Movement Speed bonus now lasts for 5 sec after leaving a bush.

Repeatable Quest: Every 50 Essence collected permanently increases the Movement Speed bonus of Brushstalker by 2% up to 20%.
Lurker StrainEmerging from Burrow grants Dehaka Stealth for 3 sec and also knocks nearby enemies back, Slowing them by 30% for 2 sec.
One-Who-CollectsIncreases Essence collected from Minions by 50%.
Hero StalkerIncreases Essence gained from Takedowns by 100%.
Feeding FrenzyBasic Attacks reduce Drag's cooldown by 2 sec.
ConstrictionIncreases Drag duration by 0.5 sec.
SymbiosisEvery time Dark Swarm damages an enemy Hero, reduce its cooldown by 0.4 sec.
IsolationLaunch biomass that hits the first enemy Hero dealing 296 damage, Silencing and Slowing them 30% for 3 sec. Additionally, their vision radius is greatly reduced by 6 sec.

Mana: 100
Cooldown: 60 sec
AdaptationAfter 4 sec, heal for 100% of the damage Dehaka took over this period.

Mana: 85
Cooldown: 90 sec
Primal RageGain 1% increased Attack Damage per Essence stored.
Ferocious StalkerDark Swarm deals 40% more damage while Brushstalker's Movement Speed bonus is active.
Primal SwarmDark Swarm causes enemies hit to lose 10 Armor for 0.75 sec, causing them to take 10% extra damage.
Paralyzing EnzimesDrag slows enemies by 50% for 2 sec after it ends.
Elongated TongueIncrease Drag range by 20%.
Tunneling ClawsDehaka can move while Burrowed.
ContagionIsolation hits all Heroes near the first target.
Change is SurvivalIncreases Adaptation healing to 200% of the damage received and reduces the cooldown by 30 sec.
Apex PredatorReduces Brushstalker's cooldown by 25 sec and the cast time by 0.5 sec.
Essence ClawsDehaka's Basic Attacks slow the target by 20% for 1 sec. If the target is a Hero, Dehaka gains 5 Essence.


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