Silence

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For the Penalty, see Silence Penalty.
Alarak using Discord Strike to silence Morales

Silence is a debuff (a negative effect) that makes the player unable to use any skill. Silenced heroes may still move and use basic attacks.

Fear, Mind Control, Polymorph and Taunt also apply a Silence effect.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Basic Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Alarak's ability "Discord Strike" silences enemy heroes hit for 1.5 seconds.
    • His level 7 talent "Dissonance" increases the silence of "Discord Strike" to 2.25 seconds.
  • Stukov's ability "Lurking Arm" silences enemy heroes as long as they remain in its area of effect.
  • Valeera's ability "Garrote" silences an enemy hero for 2.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • The Butcher' level 10 heroic ability "Lamb to the Slaughter" places a hitching post that chains the closest enemy hero to it, silencing them for 3 seconds.
    • His level 20 talent "Slaughterhouse" allows "Lamb to the Slaughter" to hit all enemy heroes in range.
  • Dehaka's level 10 heroic ability "Isolation" silences the first enemy hero it hits for 3 seconds.
    • His level 20 talent "Contagion" allows "Isolation" to spread to nearby enemy heroes once it hits.
  • Malfurion's level 10 heroic ability "Twilight Dream" silences enemy heroes around him for 3 seconds.
    • His level 20 talent "Astral Communion" increases the silence of "Twilight Dream" to 4 seconds.
  • Sylvanas' level 10 heroic ability "Wailing Arrow" shoots an arrow that silences enemy heroes for 2.5 seconds upon detonation.
    • Her level 20 talent "Deafening Blast" increases the silence in the center of "Wailing Arrow"'s explosion to 5 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

  • Deckard's level 20 "Respect the Elderly" adds an additional effect to his "Stay Awhile and Listen" heroic ability, silencing enemy heroes upon awaking from Sleep for 2 seconds.
  • Gall's level 16 "Deafening Blast" adds an additional effect to his "Runic Blast" ability, silencing enemy heroes hit for 1.25 seconds.
  • Junkrat's level 7 "Sticky Wicket" adds an additional effect to his "Steel Trap" ability, silencing the enemy hit for 2 seconds.
  • Leoric's level 20 "Buried Alive" adds an additional effect to his "Entomb" heroic ability, silencing enemy heroes as long as they remain in its area of effect.
  • Mephisto's level 20 "Unspeakable Horror" adds an additional effect to his "Durance of Hate" heroic ability, silencing enemy heroes affected by 2 seconds after the Root expires.
  • Qhira's level 20 "Silent Killer" adds an additional effect to her "Unrelenting Strikes" heroic ability, silencing enemy heroes within the initial cast range for 2 seconds.
  • Stukov's level 20 "Bio-Explosion Switch" adds an additional effect to his "Bio-Kill Switch" trait, silencing enemy heroes in the area of effect of his "Lurking Arm" for 2 seconds.

Counter Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Becoming either Unstoppable, Invulnerable or entering Stasis cancels all silence effects and makes the hero immune to silences for their duration.
  • Brightwing's trait, "Soothing Mist", removes silences from nearby allied heroes.
  • Chen's level 7 talent, "Purifying Brew", adds an additional effect to his "Fortifying Brew" trait, reducing the duration of a silence by 75% once every 15 seconds.
  • Gall's trait, "Ogre Rage", makes him permanently immune to silences.
  • Lunara's level 13 talent, "Abolish Magic", removes silences from target ally.
  • Tyrande's level 4 talent, "Celestial Attunement", adds an additional effect to her "Light of Elune" ability, removing silences from targeted allies.
  • Zarya's level 16 talent, "Cleansing Shield", adds an additional effect to her "Shield Ally" ability, removing silences from the targeted ally.
Statistics
 
Attack_ Attack damage icon.png Basic Attack (Attack range icon.png Attack RangeAttack speed icon.png Attack Speed) • Ability (Resource (Unitstatus icon mana.png Mana) Spell power icon.png Spell PowerCooldown)
Defense_ Unitstatus icon health.png HealthHealth RegenerationHealing (Healing modifierLifesteal) • ShieldPhysical armor icon.png Armor
Utility_ Move speed icon.png Movement speed
Buffs_ Absorbing icon.png AbsorbingEvadeHealingInvulnerable icon.png InvulnerableParryProtected icon.png ProtectedStasis icon.png StasisStealthShieldsUnkillable icon.png UnkillableUnstoppable icon.png UnstoppableUntargetable
Debuffs_ Attack SlowBlinded icon.png BlindCrowd controlDamage over TimeKnockbackRevealed Icon.png RevealedRooted icon.png RootSilenced icon.png Silence (Feared icon.png FearMindcontrol icon.png Mind ControlPolymorphed icon.png PolymorphTaunted icon.png Taunt) • SlowStunned icon.png Stun (Sleep icon.png Sleep) • Stopped icon.png Time Stopped