Valla Builds For Varian Release, Patch 22.1 Talents by 3gghead

Valla Builds For Varian Release, Patch 22.1 Talents

By: 3gghead
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2016
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Valla

Build: The Hunter (default)

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Li Li AA'ing any healer is a good way to finish the 'Creed of the Hunter' quest talent. Plus it deprives opposing heroes of heals, so be ready to escape if the numbers aren't in your favor.
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The Lost Vikings Fish in a barrel.
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Murky Fish in a pan. Even with [[Fishtank]] though, the blocked basic attacks still count toward the 'Creed of the Hunter' quest. Neutralize his Pufferfish with a single basic attack.
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Tyrael Can close the range gap on ya, so it's best to move if he tosses his sword at you.
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Chromie Out-ranges, slows, traps. The ranged skill-shot is literally a long-shot though.
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Nova
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Thrall
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Xul The "Early-Game Burst" build may be the better build versus a team with Xul.
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Raynor Out-ranges with AA, slows, knockbacks, stun.
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Dehaka Any hero with a medium to long stun (.5s or longer) can be a threat; don't rush them when you're alone and/or when they're not. This is true for Valla no matter how you build her.
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E.T.C. A 'stunned' Valla isn't building/maintaining hatred and can be taken-down before the stun wears off.
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Kerrigan Especially when the stun itself does damage of ~1/3 Valla's health
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Sylvanas Rarely alone.
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Sgt. Hammer With a build like [embed=/hots/talent-calculator/sgt-hammer#gTrA] you won't even get a shot; don't run at her alone.
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Valla

Build: Early-Game Burst

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Valla

Build: Defend, Sustain, Drive, Push...

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Sgt. Hammer [[Sargent Hammer]] can out-range Valla, has a knock-back, quick retreat and {Vault]ing to chase may leave you in a minefield that [Multishot] doesn't clear. Just get a [Hungering Arrow] (or two) off
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Valla

Build: The Risky Hunter

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Valla Same as 'Default' build.
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Revision History Top

20161126 - Initial draft, Game Client 22.1.48297

Playing the 'new' Valla Top

These three builds feature the talent-synergy combos. Of course there are a few substitutions that may work better in certain situations. From experience, though, the talent Gloom should be avoided IMO as it doesn't prevent enough ability damage (23-50%, button is inactive with 0 hatred) or any basic damage, stuns, poisons, blinds or silences and lowers your survivability and DPS. Even so, Gloom is still a popular talent; perhaps as a last-resort survival talent (dunno, you tell or show me). Also, Manticore (unless it works on bosses and structures) is not likely to be a factor so late in a game (level 17+) without Rancor at level 20.

The builds seem almost prefabricated by the dev/balance team, so I'm not going to go in-depth in describing them. It seems enough to advise erring on the side of caution but find a constant supply of 'targets' at the same time. The 'default' build is obviously a safer build that turns 'runners' into take-downs. The 'Risky' version may work even better if your support is an AOE healer.

If you're a new Valla player, here's a fair-warning about Vault.. it will not dodge Auto Attacks. This is most painfully obvious when a fort or tower sets its sights on you but also true for Sgt Hammer's mines, Nazeebo's Corpse Spiders and other such homing attacks. Your only chances to avoid damage from (some) of these is to Vault through something that blocks visibility (white eye icon) or through an in-tact fort, keep or core-respawn wall so that they have no path to you.

While these seem like pretty straight-forward builds, please leave a comment to discuss any blunders/misconceptions in this brief but 20.1-current Valla build guide.

~3gg

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