Talent Tree

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For a full list of hero talents, see here.

The Talent Tree is a series of selectable talents a hero can choose. Talents offer a wide variety of options for heroes, from additional stats to abilities that are difficult or impossible to obtain otherwise, such as reducing respawn time or increasing passive gold gain.

  • Talents are available at levels 10/15/20/25.
  • Levelling a Talent costs a skill point, just like levelling other skills.
  • Each level offers 2 unique options, and when a talent is chosen its counterpart on the other branch gets locked out.
  • Making a choice does not affect further choices.
    EG. picking the left branch at level 10 does not force you to pick the left branch for the rest of the levels.
  • Talents cannot be skipped EG. you cannot pick a level 15 Talent without having picked a level 10 Talent.
  • Almost all heroes have at least 1 Level 25 Talent that enhances one of their skills.
  • Talent Trees and the chosen Talents are visible to enemies and allies.
  • Illusions will show the Talent Tree and the choices made by the hero at the point which the Illusion was created, and will not update if the hero makes further choices.

Stats[edit]

  • Attributes granted by Talents are considered bonus attributes, not base.
  • Damage granted by Talents is considered Bonus Damage, not base.
  • Armor granted by Talents is considered bonus armor, not base.
  • Mana Regen granted by Talents is considered bonus, not base.
  • Magic Resistance granted by Talents stacks multiplicatively with other sources.
  • Evasion granted by Talents stacks multiplicatively with other sources.
  • Cooldown Reduction granted by Talents stacks multiplicatively with other sources.
  • Attack Range granted by Talents stacks additively with other sources.
  • Spell life steal granted by Talents stacks additively with other sources.
  • Increased Cast Range granted by Talents stacks additively with other sources.
  • Respawn Time reduction granted by Talents stacks additively with other sources.
  • Gold per minute gives unreliable gold 1 at a time at the appropriate rate. EG. 120 GPM means 1 gold is earned every 0.5 seconds.

Notable Stats[edit]

The following lists contain some of the notable categories of talents.

XP Gain[edit]

Tables showing how much experience is earned for picking these talents can be found at Experience Talent Effectiveness.

XP Gain
Hero Level Amount
Abaddon Large.png Abaddon 10 20%
Bane Large.png Bane 15 30%
Beastmaster Large.png Beastmaster 10 20%
Bounty Hunter Large.png Bounty Hunter 10 20%
Broodmother Large.png Broodmother 10 25%
Dragon Knight Large.png Dragon Knight 15 40%
Invoker Large.png Invoker 15 30%
Jakiro Large.png Jakiro 10 25%
Keeper of the Light Large.png Keeper of the Light 15 20%
Legion Commander Large.png Legion Commander 10 20%
Omniknight Large.png Omniknight 10 20%
Oracle Large.png Oracle 10 20%
Riki Large.png Riki 15 30%
Shadow Shaman Large.png Shadow Shaman 15 35%
Techies Large.png Techies 15 30%
Tidehunter Large.png Tidehunter 15 35%
Timbersaw Large.png Timbersaw 10 20%
Tusk Large.png Tusk 10 40%
Undying Large.png Undying 15 35%
Venomancer Large.png Venomancer 10 30%
Visage Large.png Visage 10 30%
Warlock Large.png Warlock 10 20%
Witch Doctor Large.png Witch Doctor 10 20%

Cooldown Reduction[edit]

Cooldown Reduction
Hero Level Amount
Abaddon Large.png Abaddon 20 15%
Arc Warden Large.png Arc Warden 20 10%
Batrider Large.png Batrider 20 15%
Beastmaster Large.png Beastmaster 20 12%
Broodmother Large.png Broodmother 15 20%
Chaos Knight Large.png Chaos Knight 25 20%
Dark Seer Large.png Dark Seer 20 10%
Death Prophet Large.png Death Prophet 20 10%
Ember Spirit Large.png Ember Spirit 25 20%
Enigma Large.png Enigma 15 15%
Gyrocopter Large.png Gyrocopter 20 20%
Lycan Large.png Lycan 20 15%
Morphling Large.png Morphling 15 12%
Phantom Lancer Large.png Phantom Lancer 15 15%
Queen of Pain Large.png Queen of Pain 15 12%
Rubick Large.png Rubick 25 20%
Slark Large.png Slark 20 10%
Sniper Large.png Sniper 20 25%
Techies Large.png Techies 25 20%
Tidehunter Large.png Tidehunter 25 20%
Tiny Large.png Tiny 25 20%
Treant Protector Large.png Treant Protector 20 15%

Gold/Min[edit]

Gold/Min
Hero Level Amount
Ancient Apparition Large.png Ancient Apparition 10 60
Chaos Knight Large.png Chaos Knight 20 120
Chen Large.png Chen 20 90
Crystal Maiden Large.png Crystal Maiden 20 120
Disruptor Large.png Disruptor 10 60
Dragon Knight Large.png Dragon Knight 20 120
Earth Spirit Large.png Earth Spirit 15 90
Enigma Large.png Enigma 15 120
Faceless Void Large.png Faceless Void 20 120
Io Large.png Io 20 120
Jakiro Large.png Jakiro 20 150
Kunkka Large.png Kunkka 20 120
Lich Large.png Lich 20 120
Lion Large.png Lion 15 90
Magnus Large.png Magnus 15 90
Nyx Assassin Large.png Nyx Assassin 20 120
Ogre Magi Large.png Ogre Magi 10 60
Omniknight Large.png Omniknight 10 60
Oracle Large.png Oracle 15 60
Phoenix Large.png Phoenix 15 150
Puck Large.png Puck 25 420
Pudge Large.png Pudge 20 150
Queen of Pain Large.png Queen of Pain 15 90
Rubick Large.png Rubick 10 60
Sand King Large.png Sand King 20 120
Silencer Large.png Silencer 15 60
Skywrath Mage Large.png Skywrath Mage 15 90
Spirit Breaker Large.png Spirit Breaker 20 120
Techies Large.png Techies 20 120
Treant Protector Large.png Treant Protector 15 90
Tusk Large.png Tusk 15 90
Undying Large.png Undying 10 90
Visage Large.png Visage 10 90
Winter Wyvern Large.png Winter Wyvern 20 120

Respawn Time Reduction[edit]

Respawn Time Reduction
Hero Level Amount
Ancient Apparition Large.png Ancient Apparition 20 35s
Beastmaster Large.png Beastmaster 15 35s
Brewmaster Large.png Brewmaster 20 40s
Bristleback Large.png Bristleback 20 40s
Chen Large.png Chen 20 45s
Clockwerk Large.png Clockwerk 20 25s
Crystal Maiden Large.png Crystal Maiden 20 35s
Dazzle Large.png Dazzle 20 30s
Disruptor Large.png Disruptor 15 30s
Earth Spirit Large.png Earth Spirit 25 45s
Earthshaker Large.png Earthshaker 20 35s
Elder Titan Large.png Elder Titan 10 20s
Enchantress Large.png Enchantress 25 50s
Enigma Large.png Enigma 20 40s
Io Large.png Io 25 50s
Jakiro Large.png Jakiro 25 50s
Keeper of the Light Large.png Keeper of the Light 15 25s
Legion Commander Large.png Legion Commander 20 20s
Lina Large.png Lina 15 30s
Lion Large.png Lion 10 30s
Lone Druid Large.png Lone Druid 20 50s
Lycan Large.png Lycan 15 25s
Magnus Large.png Magnus 25 35s
Natures Prophet Large.png Nature's Prophet 25 40s
Oracle Large.png Oracle 10 20s
Phoenix Large.png Phoenix 10 20s
Pudge Large.png Pudge 20 40s
Pugna Large.png Pugna 15 35s
Sand King Large.png Sand King 15 30s
Shadow Demon Large.png Shadow Demon 20 25s
Shadow Shaman Large.png Shadow Shaman 20 30s
Spirit Breaker Large.png Spirit Breaker 20 40s
Techies Large.png Techies 25 60s
Templar Assassin Large.png Templar Assassin 25 30s
Treant Protector Large.png Treant Protector 20 50s
Undying Large.png Undying 10 30s
Venomancer Large.png Venomancer 25 60s
Visage Large.png Visage 20 40s
Witch Doctor Large.png Witch Doctor 15 40s
Zeus Large.png Zeus 20 40s