Hungry Valla (Q focus) by Mega6283

Hungry Valla (Q focus)

By: Mega6283
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015
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Valla

Build: Hungering Arrow (Q)

Level 1
Level 4
Level 7
Level 10
Level 13
Level 16
Level 20

Threats to Valla with this build

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Threat Hero Notes
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  No Threat
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  No Threat
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Illidan You have to nuke Illidan before he nukes you, but other than that he's pretty docile. Just keep your distance.
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Kerrigan Kerrigan is just going to the same thing as Tyrael, but on a little less supreme level.
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Tyrael Well, lets face it. Tyrael is just a brat. He's just gonna jump on you every time you initialize your combo.
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Zeratul If you can't see Zeratul, you can't nuke him!
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  No Threat

Introduction. Top

Hello guys! Mega here. You might know me from my other aliases (MegaDroid, megaboom345, Mega6283). I am pretty experienced in the MOBA genre, playing LoL for a few years (as of 4/12/15), and I starting playing DotA around late October/early November of 2014. I have been playing HotS for awhile now, about 2 months, so I felt putting up my first guide is pretty warranted. Note: I have not really played LoL or DotA competitively (Ranked), but I feel I have a solid grasp on the MOBA genre.

Alright, a little bit of clarity on how this guide is formatted. Basically, this guide is organized into 3 game phases: Early game (talent tiers 1-3), Mid game (talent tiers 4-5) and Late game (talent tiers 6-7).

As for a table of contents, I made one right here for anyone returning to finish reading. (Note, this table of contents goes by chapters
-Talents
-Early Game
-Mid Game
-Late Game
-Conclusion


So, without further ado, let me show you how I play Valla in Heroes of the Storm!

Talents Top

Ok, this is a somewhat misleading title for such a build as this, since I don't just go full-on Q. The first note of this is at level 4, where I take Manticore instead of Puncturing Arrow. Let's face it, Puncturing Arrow is somewhat useless unless your team engages in mindless teamfights constantly, and need the extra arrow, or the enemy team is practically made up of the threats that I listed ( Illidan, Tyrael, Kerrigan, and Zeratul) and you need to keep an abnormal distance. But despite that, let me fully explain each talent choice:

Level 1: Siphoning Arrow
Late game, you are going to be pretty much unstoppable in a 1v1 or teamfight, because your health bar will be nearly full by the time even 1 arrow is done. This is amazing in teamfights, because you can dish out so much more damage, and early game in lane, where it helps you sustain yourself by beating up your opponents.

Level 4: Manticore
Okay, I'm just going to throw it out there: Valla's level 4 traits are all conditional, but I feel like Manticore is the best one. If your opponents didn't die from your monstrous triple Hungering Arrow torrent, or if you're OOM (Out Of Mana), then bombard them with auto attacks!

Level 7: Repeating Arrow
I don't think I need to explain this one, but nobody ever takes it, so I will. With this talent, you can literaly use 2-3 Hungering Arrows in, like, 10 seconds. The burst is immense.

Level 10: Rain of Vengeance
Yeah. That's right, I'm a rebel. I didn't take Strafe. In all honesty, by the time you get Rain of Vengeance, somebody is breaking down a front gate. This heroic ability is SIGNIFICANT in teamfights. If you learn to master this ability, and co-ordinate it with other slows and stuns, you can hit them for the duration of an entire teamfight, thanks to my level 20 talent, Storm of Vengeance.

Level 13: Giant Killer
Okay. So I usually do take Giant Killer, because I don't think the other talents are as good.

Level 16: Tumble
Really, I mainly chose Tumble to compliment Repeating Arrow allowing the player to unleash a devastating triple arrow attack in quick succession.

Level 20: Storm of Vengeance
I took this talent over Nexus Frenzy because it has a lot more utility, giving you a very long stun if you co-ordinate Rain of Vengeance with your teams' other stuns and slows, giving you the chance to destroy an entire team before they can even fight back.

Early Game Top

In early game, you are pretty much just going to soak up all the experience you can for your team, and sustain yourself using Hungering Arrow due to your talent, Siphoning Arrow. The reason I don't generally initiate skirmishes in lane with Valla is because your dueling potential is a lot lower early than some other heroes, such as Tychus or Tyrael. So I would just sustain myself with Siphoning Arrow until I get some of my other traits in mid game.

Mid Game Top

Okay, so you made into mid game? Well, early game is probably the hardest, since you can't duel too much, but mid game is where this builds' serious power spike is at. So, as soon as you get Rain of Vengeance, you can start getting into the objectives in the map, such as tribute spawns in Cursed Hollow, the shrines in Dragon Shire and the temples in Sky Temple, since all of these maps have some serious choke points, where you can almost definitely hit your heroic, Rain of Vengeance.

Late Game Top

Now, late game, Valla turns into an absolute BEAST, no matter what your build. In this build, however, you can grab the Tumble talent, allowing you to destroy your opponents with a Repeating Arrow torrent. So, what's the best 1v1 combo? Well, I usually go R-Q-E-Q-E-Q-W which proves to pretty much delete enemy heroes off the map. From there, you can grab Storm of Vengeance to make your ult last longer, making you and your allies untouchable in a fight if you can land a good ult in.

Conclusion Top

Thanks for reading my guide on how to play Hungry Valla! Please feel free to use constructed criticism against my build, as it would help me become a better HotS player. Also, feel free to ask any questions, issue any comments, and address any issues! Just make sure to head the message with Mega to substitute my nickname, and I will try to reply as soon as I can! Thanks!

-Mega6283

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