Battle Momentum

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Battle Momentum [Passive]

Basic Attacks reduce your Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Battle Momentum was a generic Talent that provided cooldown reduction whenever the hero basic attacks anything. It is an effective way of increasing the amount of abilities cast in a fight as long as you are not disabled or killed. The original talent used to also reduce heroic ability cooldowns, but it was patched[1] so each hero has their own unique version balanced around their attack speed and abilities, and the original generic talent no longer exists on any hero.

Heroes with Battle Momentum[edit | edit source]

Modified version[edit | edit source]

  • Alarak's level 16 "Mocking Strikes", reduces cooldowns by 1.5 seconds when hitting a hero, increased to 3 seconds if the target is disabled.
  • Azmodan's level 4 "Battleborn", reduces cooldown of Demon Warrior by 0.75 seconds and Demon Lieutenant by 1.5 seconds on-hit.
  • Brightwing's level 4 "Magic Spit", reduces the cooldown of Soothing Mist by 5 seconds on-hit against heroes.
  • Deathwing's level 13 "Fire and Fury", reduces cooldowns by 0.5 seconds and deal 30% more damage when attacking disabled enemies.
  • Fenix's level 16 "Arsenal Overcharge", reduces cooldowns of both basic and heroic abilities by 0.5 seconds on-hit.
  • Diablo's level 7 "Diabolical Momentum", reduces cooldowns by 1 second on-hit.
  • Illidan's trait "Betrayer's Thirst", reduces cooldowns of all abilities by 1 second on-hit.
  • Johanna's level 7 "Blessed Momentum", reduces cooldowns by 0.5 seconds on-hit.
  • Kerrigan's level 7 "Bladed Momentum", reduces cooldowns by 0.6 seconds on-hit.
  • Kharazim's level 1 "Insight", reduces cooldowns by 1.5 seconds every 3rd hit after completing quest.
  • The Lost Vikings' level 16 "Impatience Is a Virtue", reduces cooldowns by 0.25 seconds per enemy hit by basic attacks.
  • Mephisto's level 13 "Shard of Hate", reduces cooldowns by 1 second on-hit against heroes and also causes basic attacks to strike in an area.
  • Muradin's level 20 "Unstoppable Force", reduces cooldowns of Thunder Clap and Dwarf Toss by 0.75 seconds on-hit while his Avatar is active.
  • Zagara's level 10 heroic ability, "Nydus Network", passively reduces cooldowns by 0.5 seconds on-hit while on Creep.

Removed[edit | edit source]

These heroes no longer have Battle Momentum as a talent option.

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