Valeera

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Valeera
ValeeraArt.jpg

"Here we go."

Basic Info
Title Shadow of the Uncrowned
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Release Date January 24, 2017
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2047
Health Regen 4.2656
Resource 100 Energy
Armor 0
Attack Speed 2.00
Attack Range 1.25
Attack Damage 79
Data Page

Valeera Sanguinar, the Shadow of the Uncrowned, is a melee assassin hero from the Warcraft universe. For a time, the gladiator Valeera Sanguinar served dutifully as one of Varian Wrynn's personal bodyguards. Now, her shadowy skills find her a natural fit within the secretive rogue order, the Uncrowned, in their fight against the Legion. She is a tricky assassin who can gain access to different abilities while stealthed, and builds combo points to eviscerate her opponents.

Valeera is a stealthed Assassin who specializes in shutting down her opponents.

Background[edit | edit source]

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After her parents were killed by bandits, Valeera Sanguinar survived her rough childhood and the Scourge by stealing. She was eventually caught, but didn't go down without a fight, and her fighting prowess attracted the notice of the orc gladiator manager, Rehgar Earthfury. He handpicked and trained Valeera for his gladiator team, along with Broll Bearmantle and Bloodeye Redfist, until Bloodeye was killed by the mate of a fighter he slew. Rehgar quickly replaced Bloodeye with an amnesiac human he found, who would later be called Lo'Gosh — actually the missing king of Stormwind, Varian Wrynn. Fighting together as a team of three, Valeera formed a great friendship with Broll (who treated her like a surrogate child) and Varian. The trio eventually broke away from their lives as gladiators, restored Varian's memory and throne, and rid Stormwind of the influence of the Black Dragon broodmother, Onyxia. As a result of this, Valeera became Varian's bodyguard and adviser and swore loyalty solely to Varian and his son, Anduin, and while she is proud of her blood elven heritage, she associates herself with neither the Alliance nor the Horde.

After participating in the Battle for the Undercity and helping in the defeat of Cho'Gall, Valeera seemingly vanished with no one knowing her whereabouts. In truth, she joined The Uncrowned, a rogue organization that secretly deals with unknown threats. With the defeat of the Burning Legion and Anduin's coronation, she returned to Stormwind as Anduin's secret spy and adviser.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Valeera is a melee assassin who uses Stealth and a unique Combo Point system to shut down her high priority targets. Combo Points are generated every time Valeera strikes an enemy Hero with one of her Basic Abilities, which can then be spent on a powerful finishing move called Eviscerate. Unlike other Stealth based Heroes, Valeera is able to activate Vanish at will, allowing her to regularly shift back and forth between the shadows to trick and deceive her opponents. When Stealthed, Valeera has access to a whole new set of abilities commonly referred to as "openers", as these abilities are used to break Valeera from stealth and be the opening sequence to her unrelenting ability combo.

Each one of Valeera's three openers providers her with a different bonus; Ambush can be used for instantaneous pure damage, Cheap Shot for hard crowd control in the form of a stun, and Garrote for damage over time and a crippling Silence. It is important for players to recognize which opener will best suit Valeera's needs at that exact moment. Valeera is countered by Heroes who are able to easily break her from Stealth, as this will prevent her from being able to cast any of her opener abilities.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Assassin, can take down high priority targets deep within the backline
  • Exceptional at roaming and ganking
  • Diverse kit with lots of utility

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Poor waveclear and PvE
  • Particularly susceptible to heavy crowd-control
  • Breaking her Stealth

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Vanish Icon.png
D
Vanish
Cooldown: 8 / 1.0 seconds
Vanish from sight, becoming Stealthed, gaining 20% Movement Speed and access to new Abilities. For the first second, Valeera is Unrevealable and can pass through other units. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds, whil Stealthed grants Invisible
After being Stealthed for 3 seconds, Ambush, Cheap Shot and Garrote have 100% increased range and causes Valeera to teleport to the target when used.

    Type: Activetable (/ Mobility)
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant
  • Valeera can't use Basic Attacks, while Stealthed by Vanish
  • Vanish can be manually cancelled to unstealth Valeera by reactivating the Ability.
  • Valeera immediately loses access to new Ablities once she is unstealthed.
  • Teleporting with Stealth Abilities places Valeera behind her target.
Sinister Strike Icon.png
Q
Sinister Strike
30 Energy Cooldown: 5 seconds
Dash foward, hitting all enemies in a line for 110 damage. If Sinister Stike hits a Hero, Valeera stops dashing immediately and the cooldown is reduced to 1 second.
Awards 1 Combo Point.
Stealth: Ambush
Heavily damage an enemy.

    Type: Damage / Mobility
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies / Self
    Targeting: Point Target
    Clamped: Yes
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 3.75
    Width: 1
    Dash duration: 0.1875 seconds
Ambush Valeera Icon.png
Q
Ambush
10 Energy Cooldown: 1 seconds
Ambush an enemy dealing 130 damage and reducing their Armor by 10 for 5 seconds.
Awards 1 Combo Point.
Unstealth: Sinister Strike
Dash foward, damaging enemies.

    Type: Damage / Damage modifier
    Scaling: 4.00% / -
    Affects: Non-structure enemies
    Targeting: Unit Target
    Cast time: Instant
    Cast range: 2.5
Blade Flurry Icon.png
W
Blade Flurry
40 Energy Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 130 damage in an area around Valeera.
Awards 1 Combo Point per enemy hit.
Stealth: Cheap Shot
Stun and damage an enemy.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: No Target / AoE
    Cast time: Instant
    Radius: 3
Cheap Shot Valeera Icon.png
W
Cheap Shot
30 Energy Cooldown: 1 seconds
Deal 30 damage to an enemy, Stun them for 0.75 seconds, and Blind them for 2 seconds once Cheap Shot's Stun expires.
Awards 1 Combo Point.
Unstealth: Blade Furry
Deal damage in an area around Valeera.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Non-structure enemies
    Targeting: Unit Target
    Cast time: Instant
    Cast range: 2.5
Eviscerate Valeera Icon.png
E
Eviscerate
25 Energy Cooldown: 1 seconds
Consumes all Combo Points.
Eviscerate an enemy, dealing increased damage per Combo Point.
1 Point: 85
2 Points: 170
3 Points: 255

Stealth: Garrote
Silence and damage an enemy over time.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Unit Target
    Cast time: Instant
    Cast range: 2.5
Garrote Icon.png
E
Garrote
30 Energy Cooldown: 1 seconds
Deal 20 damage to an enemy and an additional 140 damage over 7 seconds, and Silence them for 2.5 seconds.
Awards 1 Combo Point.
Unstealth: Eviscerate
High damage finishing move.

    Type: Damage / DoT
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Non-structure enemies
    Targeting: Unit Target
    Cast time: Instant
    Cast range: 2.5
    Damage per tick: 20 (x7)
Smoke Bomb Icon.png
R
Smoke Bomb
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unrevealable, can pass through other units, and gains 30 Armor, reducing damage taken by 30%. Valeera can continue to attack and use Abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds.
Using this Ability does not break Vanish.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant
    Radius: 4
Cloak of Shadows Icon.png
R
Cloak of Shadows
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1.5 second, she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability damage taken by 75%.
Using this Ability does not break Vanish.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Vigor Icon.png
Vigor
❢ Quest: Valeera regenerates an additional 2.5 Energy per second.
❢ Reward: After Gathering 20 Regen Globes, increase Valeera's maximum Energy to 120.
Subtlety Icon.png
Subtlety
After teleporting with Ambush, Cheap Shot, or Garrote regenerate 8 Energy per second for 5 seconds.
Combat Readiness Icon.png
Combat Readiness
Each Combo Point spent grants 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing its damage by 60%. Stores up to 3 charges.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Self
Crippling Poison Icon.png
Crippling Poison
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Activate to make Valeera's next damaging Ability and subsequent Abilities within 4 seconds Slow targets by 20% for 4 seconds.

Activating Crippling Poison does not break Stealth.

    Type: Activetable / Triggered
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant
  • Cooldown starts once the effect is triggered by damaging an enemy with an Ability.
  • Structures are not affected by the Slow, but damaging them triggers the effect.
4
Relentless Strikes Icon.png
Relentless Strikes
Reduces the Energy cost of Sinister Strike by 15.
Hemorrhage Icon.png
Hemorrhage
Valeer's Basic Attacks deal 30% additional damage to enemies affected by Garrote.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Enemies
Initiative Icon.png
Initiative
Ambush, Cheap Shot, and Garrote award 2 Combo Points.
Wound Poison Icon.png
Wound Poison
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Activate to make Valeera's next damaging Ability and subsequent Abilities within 4 seconds reduce enemy healing received by 50% for 4 seconds.

Activating Wound Poison does not break Stealth.

    Type: Activetable / Triggered
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant
  • Cooldown starts once the effect is triggered by damaging an enemy with an Ability.
  • Structures are not affected by the healind reduction, but damaging them triggers the effect.
7
Mutilate Icon.png
Mutilate
Sinister Strike now hits with both blades, dealing 125% additional damage, but its range is reduced by 1.
Fatal Finesse Icon.png
Fatal Finesse
❢ Quest: Each time Blade Flurry damages an enemy Hero, its damage increases by 4, up to 80.
❢ Reward: After damaging 20 Heroes with Blade Flurry, permanently reduce its Energy cost by 20.

    Type: Bonus damage
    Affects: Ability
  • Bonus damage from Fatal Finesse is affected by damage modifiers, but not by Scaling.
Slice and Dice Icon.png
Slice and Dice
Eviscerating an enemy with 3 Combo Points grants 150% Attack Speed. Lasts 3 seconds or 3 Basic Attacks.
Passive: Basic Attacks restore 2 Energy.
10
Smoke Bomb Icon.png
Smoke Bomb
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Create a cloud of smoke. While in the smoke, Valeera is Unreavealable, can pass through other units, and gains 30 Armor, reducing damage taken by 30%. Valeera can continue to attack and use abilities without being revealed. Lasts 5 seconds.
Using this Ability does not break Vanish.
Cloak of Shadows Icon.png
Cloak of Shadows
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1 second, she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability Damage taken by 75%.
Using this Ability does not break Vanish.
13
Elusiveness Icon.png
Elusiveness
Increase Valeera's Movement Speed while Vanished by an additional 20%.
Blind Icon.png
Blind
Increase the duration of Cheap Shot's blind by 2.5 seconds.
Strangle Icon.png
Strangle
Using Garrote on a Hero reduces their Spell power by 40% for 6 seconds.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Non-structure Enemies
16
Seal Fate Icon.png
Seal Fate
Sinister Strike deals 50% additional damage and generates an additional Combo Point when used against Silenced, Rooted, or Stunned enemy Heroes.
Assassinate Icon.png
Assassinate
Ambush deals 50% additional damage and reduces the target's Armor by an additional 10, if no other enemy Heroes are within 4 range of the victim.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Ability
Thistle Tea Icon.png
Thistle Tea
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to instantly restore 100 Energy.
Activating Thistle Tea does not break Vanish.

    Type: Activetable
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant
20
Adrenaline Rush Valeera Icon.png
Adrenaline Rush
While in the Smoke Bomb, Valeera regenerates an additional 40 Energy per second.
Enveloping Shadows Icon.png
Enveloping Shadows
Whenever Valeera uses Vanish, she also gains Cloak of Shadows.
Rupture Icon.png
Rupture
Increase Garrote's damage over time by 100%. Valeera's Basic Attacks refresh the duration of Garrote.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Ability
  • Duration refreshing only affects damage over time.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Valeera Skins
 
Rare Valeera
Backstory: For a time, the gladiator Valeera Sanguinar served dutifully as one of Varian Wrynn's personal bodyguards. Now, her shadowy skills find her a natural fit within the secretive rogue order, the Uncrowned, in their fight against the Legion.
Valeera Shadow of the Uncrowned.jpg
750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Shadow of the Uncrowned
Valeera Wraith.jpg
Free
Wraith
Valeera Malachite.jpg
Free
Malachite
Rare Bloodfang (tier 2 rogue set)
Backstory: There's no actual proof Valeera infiltrated Blackwing Lair and slew its master at the bequest of her king... But, I mean, there wouldn't be, would there?
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft tier sets skins.
Valeera Bloodfang.jpg
Shard.png 100
Valeera Bloodfang Classic.jpg
Shard.png 100
Classic
Valeera Bloodfang SI-7.jpg
Shard.png 100
SI:7
Valeera Bloodfang Emerald.jpg
Shard.png 100
Emerald
Valeera Bloodfang Moonstone.jpg
Shard.png 100
Moonstone
Rare Nightslayer
Backstory: While Valeera's allegiances may be her own, her friendship with Varian meant she couldn't allow him to go to war alone. If he was going to fight the Horde, than so she would be his blade in the dark.
Valeera Nightslayer.jpg
Shard.png 100
Valeera Nightslayer 7th Legion.jpg
Shard.png 100
7th Legion
Valeera Nightslayer Sunfury.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sunfury
Epic Demon Hunter
Backstory: The difference between Valeera and her enemies was simple. They would stop at nothing to destroy Azeroth, whereas she would sacrifice everything to save it.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Valeera Demon Hunter.jpg
Shard.png 400
Valeera Demon Hunter Wild.jpg
Shard.png 400
Wild
Valeera Demon Hunter Deadly.jpg
Shard.png 400
Deadly
Valeera Demon Hunter Ivory.jpg
Shard.png 400
Ivory
Valeera Demon Hunter Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 400
Crimson


Valeera Event Skins
 
Epic Cosmic Force Toys
Backstory: Featuring the actual voice from the hit show, this advanced action figure has brand new space-age joints that allow for fully articulated kung-fu action. Plus, all Valeera's signature jagged metal weapons are included in the box!
Features: Altered voice-over.
Valeera Cosmic Force.jpg
Shard.png 600
Valeera Cosmic Force Psionic.jpg
Shard.png 600
Psionic
Valeera Cosmic Force Nega.jpg
Shard.png 600
Nega
Epic Vampire Slayer V Hallow's End
Backstory: Not all of Raven Court's vampires swear fealty to the Raven Lord. The one known only as "V" has launched a solitary crusade against her own kind, making her an unlikely ally of the Vampire Slayers.
Features: Themed animations, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Raven Court skins.
Valeera Vampire Slayer V.jpg
Shard.png 400
Valeera Vampire Slayer V Rogue.jpg
Shard.png 400
Rogue
Valeera Vampire Slayer V Coldheart.jpg
Shard.png 400
Coldheart
Valeera Vampire Slayer V Midnight.jpg
Shard.png 400
Midnight
Valeera Vampire Slayer V Phantom.jpg
Shard.png 400
Phantom

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Valeera Portraits
 
Carbot Valeera Portrait.png
Carbot Valeera
Shard.png 100
Classic Vampire Slayer V Portrait.png
Hallow's End Classic Vampire Slayer V
Shard.png 40
Hearthstone Valeera Portrait.png
Hearthstone Valeera
Shard.png 40
Toon Vampire Slayer V Portrait.png
Hallow's End Toon Vampire Slayer V
Shard.png 40
Valeera Portrait.png
Valeera
Shard.png 40
Valeera Emblem Portrait.png
Valeera Emblem
Shard.png 40
Valeera Hero Portrait.png
Valeera Hero

Valeera Mastery Portrait.png
Valeera Mastery
Valeera-O'-Lantern Portrait.png
Hallow's End Valeera-O'-Lantern
Shard.png 40
Vampire Slayer V Portrait.png
Hallow's End Vampire Slayer V
Shard.png 40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Valeera Sprays
 
Carbot Valeera Spray.png
Carbot Valeera
Shard.png 100
Eternity Princess Valee-Ra Spray.png
Eternity Princess Valee-Ra
Shard.png 40
Thistle Island Tea Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Thistle Island Tea
Shard.png 40
Valeera-O'-Lantern Spray.png
Hallow's End Valeera-O'-Lantern
Shard.png 40
Vampire Slayer V Spray.png
Hallow's End Vampire Slayer V
Shard.png 40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Valeera Pack 1 Emoji Valeera Pack 1 Valeera Happy.png Valeera Pack 2 Emoji Valeera Pack 2 Valeera Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Valeera Pack 1 Valeera Happy.png Valeera Happy :valeerahappy:
:valehappy:
Emoji Valeera Pack 2 Valeera Angry.png Valeera Angry :valeeraangry:
:valeangry:
Emoji Valeera Pack 1 Valeera ROFL.png Valeera ROFL :valeeralol:
:valeerarofl:
:valelol:
:valerofl:
Emoji Valeera Pack 2 Valeera Cool.png Valeera Cool :valeeracool:
:valecool:
Emoji Valeera Pack 1 Valeera Sad.png Valeera Sad :valeerasad:
:valesad:
Emoji Valeera Pack 2 Valeera Oops.png Valeera Embarrassed :valeeraoops:
:valeeraembarrassed:
:valeoops:
:valeembarrassed:
Emoji Valeera Pack 1 Valeera Silly.png Valeera Silly :valeerasilly:
:valesilly:
Emoji Valeera Pack 2 Valeera Love.png Valeera in Love :valeeralove:
:valeerainlove:
:valelove:
:valeinlove:
Emoji Valeera Pack 1 Valeera Meh.png Valeera Speechless :valeerameh:
:valeeraspeechless:
:valemeh:
:valespeechless:
Emoji Valeera Pack 2 Valeera Surprised.png Valeera Surprised :valeerawow:
:valeerasurprised:
:valewow:
:valesurprised:
Hallow's End Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Vampire Slayer V Happy.png Hallow's End Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Vampire Slayer V Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Vampire Slayer V Happy.png Vampire Slayer V Happy :vampireslayervhappy:
:valevshappy:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Vampire Slayer V Angry.png Vampire Slayer V Angry :vampireslayervangry:
:valevsangry:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Vampire Slayer V ROFL.png Vampire Slayer V ROFL :vampireslayervlol:
:vampireslayervrofl:
:valevslol:
:valevsrofl:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Vampire Slayer V Cool.png Vampire Slayer V Cool :vampireslayervcool:
:valevscool:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Vampire Slayer V Sad.png Vampire Slayer V Sad :vampireslayervsad:
:valevssad:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Vampire Slayer V Oops.png Vampire Slayer V Embarrassed :vampireslayervoops:
:vampireslayervembarrassed:
:valevsoops:
:valevsembarrassed:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Vampire Slayer V Silly.png Vampire Slayer V Silly :vampireslayervsilly:
:valevssilly:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Vampire Slayer V Love.png Vampire Slayer V in Love :vampireslayervlove:
:vampireslayervinlove:
:valevslove:
:valevsinlove:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 1 Vampire Slayer V Meh.png Vampire Slayer V Speechless :vampireslayervmeh:
:vampireslayervspeechless:
:valevsmeh:
:valevsspeechless:
Emoji Vampire Slayer V Pack 2 Vampire Slayer V Surprised.png Vampire Slayer V Surprised :vampireslayervwow:
:vampireslayervsurprised:
:valevswow:
:valevssurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Valeera/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When Valeera was designed, the developers decided to make her different from Heroes like Zeratul by really capturing one of the World of Warcraft Rogue fantasies of locking down an enemy Hero. When Valeera was in development, the Valla/Greymane hyper carry meta was in full force, so they thought that this would also be a welcome addition to the game that would shake up the meta. If Valeera is good at locking down only one enemy, and a team's composition relied on having one major damage dealer, she'd be great at it. They wanted to make her good at reducing a carry without also making her too strong in setting up kills.[1]
  • Valeera made her first appearances in World of Warcraft: The Comic (November 2007) and the pre-expansion event for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (November 2008).
  • Valeera is voiced by Tara Platt.
  • The third tint of Valeera's default palette gives a piece of clothing on her arms and legs.
  • Many of Valeera's quotes reference her emotes from Hearthstone, and in one quote she makes a joke about unable to perform "miracles" after a particular nerf (a reference the "Miracle Rogue" deck).
    • Her special dialogue with Rexxar, where she asks why he always "aims for the face", is a reference to the "Face Hunter" deck.

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