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

Cooldown Reduction[edit]

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

Gold/Min[edit]

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

Respawn Time Reduction[edit]

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