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]

  • 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.
  • 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.

Talents[edit | edit source]

  • Gall's level 16 talent, "Deafening Blast", adds an additional effect to his "Runic Blast" ability, silencing enemy heroes hit for 1.25 seconds.
  • Deckard's level 20 talent, "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.
  • Leoric's level 20 talent, "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 talent, "Unspeakable Horror", adds an additional effect to his "Durance of Hate" heroic ability, silencing enemy heroes affected by 2 seconds after the Root expires.
  • Stukov's level 20 talent, "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.
  • 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.