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Maiev
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"None shall flee my grasp!"

Basic Info
Title The Warden
Role Melee Assassin Melee Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date February 6, 2018
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2021
Health Regen 4.211
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.75
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 145
Data Page


Maiev Shadowsong, The Warden, is a Melee Assassin Hero from the Warcraft universe.

Background[]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Maiev Shadowsong is a night elf Warden and former Priestess of Elune. Along with her younger brother Jarod Shadowsong, Maiev played a key role in the battle against the Burning Legion during the War of the Ancients. In the aftermath, Maiev asked to be, and was appointed the jailor of Illidan Stormrage and took on the mantle of leader of the Watchers. Maiev Shadowsong stood watch over the imprisoned Betrayer for ten thousand years, and hunted him relentlessly after he was released. After Illidan rose to power in Outland, Maiev was imprisoned at the Warden's Cage in Shadowmoon Valley, where Akama and his Ashtongue Deathsworn served as her jailors.

Maiev allied with Akama and snuck into to the Black Temple during a attack, where she joined Akama and the adventurers he had rallied in the final battle against Illidan. Fueled by the desire for vengeance, Maiev struck the final blow that ended the Betrayer's life, but instead of relishing in her victory, she became a shell of her former self, admitting that with Illidan now dead, she was nothing. Driven utterly mad, Maiev is now a vigilante who wishes death to any whom she believes have wronged her, including Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage and High-Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind.

Gameplay[]

Maiev is a Melee Assassin, who excels at dodging her enemies attacks and preventing their escape.

Strength[]

Weaknesses[]

Abilities[]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Vault of the Wardens Icon.png
Vault of the Wardens
Cooldown: 13 seconds
Leap into the air, becoming immune to all hostile effects for 0.75 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Protected, Unstoppable, Untargetable by AoE, Untargetable by Skillshots
Cast time: Instant

  • Maiev is able to move normally, but cannot attack or use her Abilities during Vault of the Wardens.
  • Unit targeted Abilities can target and hit Maiev during Vault of the Wardens.
  • Basic Attacks can target Maiev, but will miss on impact due to the Evasion provided by Protected status.
Fan of Knives Icon.png
Q
Fan of Knives
30 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 152 damage to enemies in a crescent area.

Hitting at least 2 enemy Heroes with Fan of Knives reduces its cooldown to 0.5 seconds, and refunds its Mana cost.


Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point Target
Cast time: 0.1 + 0 seconds
Range: 7.25
Area of Effect: Crescent (1
Radius: 3.5
Offset: 1.8

  • 1) Crescent is created by overlapping two circles of the same radius. The one drawing the outer edge is centered on the target point and the inner one is offset toward Maiev.
Umbral Bind Icon.png
W
Umbral Bind
55 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Maiev's next Basic Attack cleaves and applies a tether to enemy Heroes hit for 2.5 seconds. If a tethered Hero moves too far from Maiev, they are pulled toward her, dealing 110 damage and breaking the tether.

Type: Physical Damage (splash) / Spell Damage (pull), Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Enemy Heroes
Targeting: No target
Properties: Attack Modifier, Primed, Pull, Splash, Stun
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Radial
Radius:
- Cleave: 4.25
- Tether: 5.125
Arc: 220 degrees (cleave)
Pull duration: 0.25 seconds
Pull speed: 35

  • Cleave damages all enemies, but only Heroes are tethered.
  • Affected Heroes are always pulled a set distance upon the tether breaking, regardless of Maiev's position.
  • Pulled Heroes are Stunned for 0.25 seconds after the pull ends.
  • Cooldown starts once the Ability is triggered by attacking an enemy.
  • Activating Umbral Bind immediately resets Maiev's Basic Attack cooldown.
Spirit of Vengeance Icon.png
E
Spirit of Vengeance
50 Mana Cooldown: 13 / 0.1 seconds
Send a shadow of Maiev outward that will return to its cast location, dealing 150 damage to enemies along both paths. If an enemy Hero is hit, reduce the cooldown by 4 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage / Movement: Teleport
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.1 + 0 seconds
Range: 11
Hitbox: 3.0 x 1.5
Missile speed: 10.5
Reactivate: Blink - Teleport to the Spirit of Vengeance, consuming it.

  • Cooldown reduction can trigger only once per cast.
Containment Disc Icon.png
R
Containment Disc
50 Mana Cooldown: 40 seconds
Throw a glaive in the target direction. If an enemy Hero is hit, Containment Disc can be reactivated to remove their vision and Time Stop them for 4 seconds.

Containment Disc automatically activates 6 seconds after hitting a Hero.


Type: Status effect
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.1 + 0 seconds
Range: 11
Hitbox: 2.0 x 1.5
Missile speed: 13.5
Reactivate: Contain - Activate to remove the target's vision and Time Stop them for 4 seconds.
Warden's Cage Icon.png
R
Warden's Cage
80 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Summon 8 Warden Avatars as a cage around Maiev. After 1.5 seconds, enemy Heroes that come in contact with an Avatar consume it and are knocked to the center of the cage.

Warden Avatars last 5 seconds.


Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: No target
Properties: Knockback
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.5

  • Warden avatars have no collision.
  • Affected Heroes are pushed until they are within 0.1 range of the cage's center.

Talents[]

1
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Bonds of Justice
❢ Quest: Each tether applied to a secondary target of Umbral Bind permanently increases Umbral Bind's pull damage by 15.

❢ Reward: After applying 5 tethers to secondary targets, increase Umbral Bind's pull damage by 75.

❢ Reward: After applying 10 tethers to secondary targets, increase Umbral Bind's cleave damage by 30%.


Type: Bonus damage (pull) / Offensive damage modifier (cleave)
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Enemies

  • Cleave damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers affecting Maiev's Basic Attack damage.
Pursuit of Vengeance Icon.png
Pursuit of Vengeance
Each Hero tethered by Umbral Bind reduces the cooldown of Spirit of Vengeance by 2.5 seconds and each Hero hit by Spirit of Vengeance reduces the cooldown of Umbral Bind by 1 second.

  • Spirit of Vengeance triggers cooldown reduction on both paths for each Hero.
Naisha's Memento Icon.png
Naisha's Memento
Active: Activate to make primary Basic Attacks bounce between nearby enemies up to 2 times. Lasts 8 seconds.

Recharge Naisha's Memento by hitting at least 2 Heroes with a single Fan of Knives.


Type: Physical Damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Attack Modifier, Bounce
Cast time: Instant
Radius: 4.25 (bounce)
Missile speed: 18.75

  • Basic attacks empowered by Naisha's Memento will not bounce if Maiev is Blinded or if the primary target is Evading.
  • Naisha's Memento can only bounce to visible enemies.
  • Bounces prioritize Heroes, then the closest enemies.
  • Attacks can bounce back to the initial target, but only if no other valid targets are within their range.
4
Pin Down Icon.png
Pin Down
❢ Quest: Hit 3 enemy Heroes with a single Fan of Knives.

❢ Reward: Increase Fan of Knives's damage by 25%.

❢ Reward: Each additional time 3 enemy Heroes are hit by a single Fan of Knives, gain an additional 5% damage, up to 40%.

❢ Reward: Hit 4 enemy Heroes with a single Fan of Knives to instantly gain all Rewards.


Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Fan of Knives's damage.
Blade Dance Icon.png
Blade Dance
Using Fan of Knives deals 50 Physical Damage to enemies around Maiev.

Type: Physical Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.5

  • Blade Dance's damage is dealt after all other immediate effects of Fan of Knives.
Sudden Vengeance Icon.png
Sudden Vengeance
After Blinking with Spirit of Vengeance the shadow explodes, damaging all nearby enemy Heroes for 6% of their maximum Health.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Radius: 3.5

  • Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance.
7
Elune's Wrath Icon.png
Elune's Wrath
Hitting at least 2 Heroes with a single Fan of Knives causes the next Fan of Knives to drop a star on targets that deals 77 damage when it impacts.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Delay: 0.4375 seconds (1

  • 1) Delay is increased by a random value from 0 to 0.1875 seconds.
  • Elune's Wrath does not interact with talents specifically affecting Fan of Knives.
Bonds of Corruption Icon.png
Bonds of Corruption
Enemy Heroes pulled by Umbral Bind have their Armor reduced by 10 and are Slowed by 20% for 4 seconds.

Type: Crowd control, Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Armor reduction, Slow

  • Does not stack with other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Ruthless Spirit Icon.png
Ruthless Spirit
Each enemy Hero hit by Spirit of Vengeance increases all of Maiev's damage by 15% for 4 seconds, stacking up to 30%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage modifiers that can affect damage from Maiev's Abilities, Talents and Basic Attacks.
10
Containment Disc Icon.png
Containment Disc
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Throw a glaive in the target direction. If an enemy Hero is hit, Containment Disc can be reactivated to remove their vision and Time Stop them for 4 seconds.

Containment Disc automatically activates 6 seconds after hitting a Hero.

Warden's Cage Icon.png
Warden's Cage
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Summon 8 Warden Avatars as a cage around Maiev. After 1.5 seconds, enemy Heroes that come in contact with an Avatar consume it and are knocked to the center of the cage.

Warden Avatars last 5 seconds.

13
Bladed Armor Icon.png
Bladed Armor
Each enemy Hero hit by Fan of Knives grants 5 Armor for 5 seconds, up to 20 Armor.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Armor

  • Stacks additively with itself, but not with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Chain Gang Icon.png
Chain Gang
Tethering at least 2 enemy Heroes with Umbral Bind grants 35 Armor for 4 seconds.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Shadow Armor Icon.png
Shadow Armor
Blink grants 20 Armor for 3.5 seconds. Maiev's Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes refresh this duration.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
16
Vengenful Knives Icon.png
Vengeful Knives
Dealing damage to enemy Heroes causes the next cast of Fan of Knives that hits enemy Heroes to deal 1% maximum Health as bonus damage, up to 5%.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Percent Damage

  • Effect triggers and consumes gathered stacks only when Fan of Knives hits an enemy Hero.
  • Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance. Regardless, Vengeful Knives does not grant double benefit for enemies hit by both the base and bonus damage. After Fan of Knives has been cast, Maiev gains stacks equal to the amount of enemy Heroes affected.
  • Only damage from Maiev's Basic Attacks, Abilities or Talents grants stacks of Vengeful Knives.
  • Basic Attacks grant progress even if they deal no damage due to Maiev being Blinded or the target Evading.
  • Blade Dance does not give any progress for this Talent, if any enemy Heroes were hit with Fan of Knives in the same cast.
Cruel Chain Icon.png
Cruel Chain
Umbral Bind grants 25% Movement Speed for 2.5 seconds. In addition, each time Maiev deals damage to tethered targets, Umbral Bind’s pull damage to all targets is increased by 30%, up to 150%.

Type: Status effect / Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self / Ability
Properties: Movement Speed

  • Stacks are reset each cast.
  • Only damage from Maiev's attacks, Abilities or Talents grants stacks of Cruel Chain.
  • Damage bonus stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Umbral Bind's pull damage.
Armored Assault Icon.png
Armored Assault
While Maiev has Armor of any kind, all Physical Damage dealt is increased by 20%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Maiev's total Physical or Spell Armor has to be above 0 to trigger the effect.
  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Physical Damage from Maiev's Abilities, Talents and Basic Attacks.
20
Shadow Orb Vengeance Icon.png
Shadow Orb: Vengeance
Active: Activate to reset the cooldown of Spirit of Vengeance.

Recharge Shadow Orb by damaging enemy Heroes with Spirit of Vengeance 5 times.


Type: Active
Affects: Ability
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Shadow Orb Huntress Icon.png
Shadow Orb: Huntress
Active: Activate to increase Movement Speed and Attack Speed by 40% for 5 seconds.

Recharge Shadow Orb by dealing Physical Damage to enemy Heroes 10 times.


Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

  • Attack Speed bonus stacks additively with other effects that can affect Maiev's Attack Speed.
Shadow Orb Shadow Strike Icon.png
Shadow Orb: Shadow Strike
Active: Activate to deal 75 damage to an enemy Hero, Slowing them by 30% and reducing their Armor by 20 for 4 seconds.

Recharge Shadow Orb by dealing Spell Damage to enemy Heroes 10 times.


Type: Spell Damage, Defensive damage modifier, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Armor reduction, Slow
Cast time: 0.1 + 0 seconds
Range: 6.0
Missile speed: 21

  • Damage from Shadow Orb: Shadow Strike itself grants one stack toward its recharge counter.
  • Bonus damage instances from Vengeful Knives do grant recharge progress.
  • Does not stack with other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.

Builds and guides[]

Icy Veins Maiev Guide

Maiev Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

Maiev Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[]

Maiev Skins
 
Rare The Warden
Backstory: Maiev Shadowsong stood watch over the imprisoned Betrayer for ten thousand years, and hunted him relentlessly after he was released. Some say she's determined; others say she's obsessed. Either way, she will stop at nothing to ensure the security of her world.
Maiev The Warden.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
The Warden
Maiev Watcher.jpg
Free
Watcher
Maiev Ivory.jpg
Free
Ivory
Maiev Darnassian.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Darnassian
Maiev Dusk.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Dusk
Epic Hellwarden
Backstory: Demonic "justice" is cruel and sadistic. The Hellwardens who serve Andariel understand that inflicting physical pain upon their prisoners is not enough. True anguish comes from torturing the mind and soul.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Diablo skins.
Maiev Hellwarden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Maiev Hellwarden Dreadwarden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Dreadwarden
Maiev Hellwarden Plaguewarden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Plaguewarden
Maiev Hellwarden Hordewarden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Hordewarden
Maiev Hellwarden Bonewarden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Bonewarden
Epic High Priestess
Backstory: When she learned of Malfurion's betrayal, High Priestess Maiev Shadowsong amassed an unprecedented army to oppose her former beloved's fel magic.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Maiev High Priestess.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png600
Maiev High Priestess Woodland.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png600
Woodland
Maiev High Priestess Twilight.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png600
Twilight
Maiev Event Skins
 
Epic Spider Warden Fall of King's Crest
Backstory: Deep in the underbelly of the Raven Tower lies a prison filled with traitors and miscreants brought to justice by the Spider Warden. Now, at the Raven Lord's behest, she hunts down the Heroes summoned to protect King's Crest.
Features: Themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Fall of King's Crest.
Maiev Spider Warden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Maiev Spider Warden Forgotten.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Forgotten
Maiev Spider Warden Night.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Night

Portraits[]

Maiev Portraits
 
Carbot Maiev Portrait.png
Carbot Maiev
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Maiev Emblem Portrait.png
Maiev Emblem
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Maiev Hero Portrait.png
Maiev Hero
Maiev Mastery Portrait.png
Maiev Mastery
Spider Warden Maiev Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Spider Warden Maiev
Toon Spider Warden Maiev Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Toon Spider Warden Maiev
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[]

Maiev Sprays
 
Carbot Maiev Spray.png
Carbot Maiev
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cute Maiev Spray.png
Cute Maiev
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Cute Spider Warden Maiev Spray.png
Fall of King's Crest Cute Spider Warden Maiev
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Darnassian Idol Spray.png
Darnassian Idol
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Shadowsong's Owl Spray.png
Shadowsong's Owl
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Spider Warden Maiev Spray.png
Fall of King's Crest Spider Warden Maiev
Umbra Crescent Spray.png
Umbra Crescent
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[]

Maiev Pack 1 Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Happy.png Maiev Pack 2 Emoji Maiev Pack 2 Maiev Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Happy.png Maiev Happy :maievhappy: Emoji Maiev Pack 2 Maiev Angry.png Maiev Angry :maievangry:
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev ROFL.png Maiev ROFL :maievlol:
:maievrofl:
Emoji Maiev Pack 2 Maiev Cool.png Maiev Cool :maievcool:
:cool:
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Sad.png Maiev Sad :maievsad:
:sad:
Emoji Maiev Pack 2 Maiev Oops.png Maiev Embarrassed :maievoops:
:maievembarrassed:
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Silly.png Maiev Silly :maievsilly:
:silly:
Emoji Maiev Pack 2 Maiev Love.png Maiev in Love :maievlove:
:maievinlove:
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Meh.png Maiev Speechless :maievmeh:
:maievspeechless:
Emoji Maiev Pack 2 Maiev Surprised.png Maiev Surprised :maievwow:
:maievsurprised:

Quotes[]

Main article: Maiev/Quotes


Trivia[]

  • Maiev made her debut in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (July 2003).
    • Her book debut was two years later, in The Sundering (July 2005).
  • Maiev has been listed as a possible hero for Heroes of the Storm since 2011.[1] In January 2018, she was teased on the Heroes of the Storm official Twitter page twice before the final third tweet on the 25th that revealed her.[2]
  • Her ability Vault of the Wardens is a reference to the Warden's Prison where they keep major threats locked up and sealed with magical wards.
  • Maiev's level 1 Talent Naisha's Memento references Naisha, the Warden's lieutenant who was murdered by Illidan Stormrage in the Tomb of Sargeras during the Warcraft III campaign.
  • Maiev's level 20 Talents are a reference to Gul'dan's Shadow Orb. It was a shattered artifact that a player could reassemble after finding its shards in the Tomb of Sargeras during the Warcraft III campaign.
  • Maiev is voiced by Debi Mae West.
  • One of Maiev's gag quotes references owls delivering notes and letters in the Harry Potter series of books and movies (June 1997).
  • One of Maiev's animations featured prominently in her introduction video appears to be partially inspired by the dance art 'buugeng'.

Gallery[]

General[]

Teaser gifs[]

Concept Art[]

Abilities[]

Videos[]

References[]

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