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Medivh
MedivhArt.jpg

"Let the games begin."

Basic Info
Title The Last Guardian
Role Support Support
Difficulty Very Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date June 14, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1470
Health Regen 3.0625
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.875
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 80
Data Page


Medivh, the Last Guardian, is a ranged Support Hero from the Warcraft universe. Under the influence of the demon lord Sargeras, Medivh opened the Dark Portal and unleashed the orcish Horde upon Azeroth. To atone for this sin, he rallied a new generation of heroes to stand against the Burning Legion during the Third War. In the Nexus, Medivh continues to lead his allies to greatness. Now, he takes his place amongst the legends.

Medivh is a Support who can negate burst damage and allow his allies to teleport.

Background[]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Magus or Magna Medivh was the last Guardian of Tirisfal, an ancient line of protectors bestowed with great powers to do battle with the agents of the Burning Legion. He was corrupted even before birth, and possessed by the spirit of the demonlord Sargeras who used Medivh in his plan to conquer Azeroth. Medivh contacted the orcish warlock, Gul'dan, and together they opened the Dark Portal, which allowed the Burning Legion to begin its destruction of Azeroth. He was slain shortly after by a party led by one of his friends, Lothar.

Shortly before the beginning of the Third War, Medivh returned as a mysterious prophet, manipulating events in order to arrange the formation of a last-ditch alliance between the mortal races on Kalimdor, guiding them to victory at the Battle of Mount Hyjal.

The prophet's name means "keeper of secrets" in Thalassian. He possessed Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian, which is currently wielded by his former apprentice, Khadgar.

Gameplay[]

Medivh is a ranged Support with an exceptional amount of utility, which makes him one of the most flexible and adaptable Heroes in the game. His Force of Will possesses incredible synergy with Warriors and melee Assassins, in particular, Portal can be used to execute deadly ganks or tricky escape manoeuvres. One of Medivh's greatest strengths is his ability to scout the battlefield with his Raven Form. Doing so gathers valuable information for his team, which allows them to always be one step ahead of their opponents. With all the utility Medivh provides, he also requires a lot of game knowledge and experience to unleash his full potential.

Strengths[]

  • Powerful crowd control abilities
  • Exceptional scouting capabilities
  • Synergises extremely well with melee Assassins and Bruisers
  • Superior utility

Weaknesses[]

  • Relatively low damage output
  • High skill curve
  • Area of Effect and sustained damage

Abilities[]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Raven Form Icon.png
Raven Form
Instead of mounting, Medivh can transform into a raven, increasing Movement Speed by 20%. While transformed, Medivh can see and fly over all terrain and is immune to all effects.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Immune to damage, Movement Speed, Untargetable
Sight radius: 7.0

  • Medivh has reduced sight radius during Raven Form.
  • Raven Form's Movement Speed bonus is increased to 40% while within and for 5 seconds after leaving the Hall of Storms. This applies even if Medivh casts a max range Portal from the Hall of Storms, takes it, and then Mounts, letting him reach the frontlines significantly faster.
  • Medivh cannot be targeted by allied or enemy effects while Mounted, but any effects applied beforehand persist for their duration.
  • Using Abilities causes Medivh to leave Raven Form. Medivh cannot leave Raven Form, and thus also not use Abilities, while above unpathable terrain.
  • Medivh can pick up and receive Regeneration Globes and use Healing Fountain in Raven Form.
  • Medivh can collect Experience Globes while in Raven Form.
Arcane Rift Icon.png
Q
Arcane Rift
50 Mana Cooldown: 7 seconds
Launch a rift that deals 170 damage to enemies in its path. If an enemy Hero is hit, reduce its cooldown by 5 seconds and refund 50 Mana.

❢ Quest: Hit 40 enemy Heroes with Arcane Rift without dying.

❢ Reward: Permanently increases the damage dealt by 75 and cooldown reduction for hitting a Hero by 1 second.


Type: Spell Damage / Bonus damage
Scaling: 4.00% (base) / - (quest)
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: 0.125 + 0 seconds
Range: 10
Hitbox: 2.25 x 1.5
Missile speed: 27
Force of Will Medivh Icon.png
W
Force of Will
60 Mana Cooldown: 9 seconds
Protect an allied Hero from all damage for 1.5 seconds. Upon expiration, Force of Will heals the target 20% of the damage it absorbed.

Type: Status effect, Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Protected
Cast time: Instant
Range: 13

  • Healing is calculated from the final damage taken, after all damage modifiers.
  • Damage from Basic Attacks that miss due to innate Evasion from Protected-status counts toward damage absorbed and healing.
Portal Icon.png
E
Portal
65 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Create a set of portals between you and the target location, allowing allies to teleport between both. The portals last 6 seconds.

Type: Invulnerable Summon
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.125 + 0.1 seconds
Range:
- Min: 7.0
- Max: 16
Radius: 0.5

  • Allied Heroes have to perform a 0.25 second Waygate Channel to enter the Portal. The channel is interrupted if the target is Stunned, Rooted, Dazed, put in Stasis or killed.
  • Active Portals grant vision in 3.0 radius.
  • Taking a Portal clears all of the Hero's queued commands.
  • If a Hero dies from Area of Effect damage during the Waygate Channel, but it is not otherwise interrupted, the Channel will still complete, which is relevant for Heroes with Special Death States (e.g. Leoric, Uther, Tyrael, Gall if taking Psychotic Break).
Poly Bomb Icon.png
R
Poly Bomb
75 Mana Cooldown: 40 seconds
Polymorph an enemy Hero for 2 seconds, Silencing them and making them unable to attack. On expiration, Poly Bomb spreads to other nearby enemy Heroes.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: 0.15 + 0 seconds
Range: 7.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.5

  • Poly Bomb can spread to the same target multiple times, but it cannot spread to enemies that were already carrying it.
  • Polymorph counts as a Silence effect. Effects that interact with Silences also interact with Poly Bomb.
Ley Line Seal Icon.png
R
Ley Line Seal
75 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, unleash a wave of energy that places enemy Heroes in Time Stop for 3 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (stationary), Time Stop
Cast time: 0.5 (ch) + 0 seconds
Range: 14.5
Hitbox: 4.0 x 2.9
Missile speed: 9.0

  • Interrupting the Ability during its windup puts it on a 10 second cooldown.
Raven Form (Activate) Icon.png
Z
Raven Form (Activate)
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Transform into a raven, increasing Movement Speed by 20%. While Transformed, Medivh can see and fly over terrain and is immune to all effects.

Targeting: No target
Properties: Weak Channel (stationary), Special Mount
Cast time: 1.5 (ch) + 0 seconds

  • Raven Form can be reactivated after 1 second to exit it manually.

Talents[]

1
Winds of Celerity Icon.png
Winds of Celerity
Increases Raven Form's Movement Speed bonus by 50%.

  • Increases Raven Form's Movement Speed bonus to 30%.
Raven's Intellect Icon.png
Raven's Intellect
Raven Form increases Medivh's Mana and Health Regeneration by 75%.

Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Portal Mastery Icon.png
Portal Mastery
Active: Medivh can manually place both Portal locations and it no longer breaks Raven Form.

Activate Medivh's Trait to cancel an unliked Portal.


Type: Active
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 16

  • Portals must be placed 7.5 units from each other. Medivh can't place a Portal past its maximum range.
  • Using the Basic Ability to cast the first portal still places the second at Medivh's location.
  • The second portal can be cast at the desired location using either Basic or Active Ability key, but casting with the Active has no cast time. Additionally, the first portal marker remains indefinitely, and Medivh can place the second portal globally so long as it is within the max range of the first indicator.
4
Mage Armor Icon.png
Mage Armor
The first time an Ally uses a Portal, they gain 30 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 30%.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with itself nor other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Raven Familiar Icon.png
Raven Familiar
A Raven Familiar joins allies each time they use a Portal. The Raven will dive at the ally's next Basic Attack against a Hero within 5 seconds, dealing 114 damage and Slowing them by 30% for 2.5 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
Missile speed: 25
Dust of Appearance Icon.png
Dust of Appearance
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Active: Activate to greatly increase sight range for 5 seconds and reveal enemy Heroes in the area for 8 seconds. Does not cancel Raven Form.

Passive: Increase Medivh's sight range while in Raven Form by 25%.


Type: Vision / Status effect
Affects: Self / Enemies
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 18
Passive bonus vision: 1.75
7
Mystic Assault Icon.png
Mystic Assault
If Arcane Rift hits an enemy Hero, Medivh's next Basic Attack within 6 seconds deals 50% more damage and heals for 50% of the damage dealt.

Type: Offensive damage modifier, Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self

  • Can only trigger once per cast.
  • Does not stack with itself.
  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Medivh's Basic Attack damage.
Arcane Explosion Icon.png
Arcane Explosion
When Force of Will expires, it deals 80 damage to nearby enemies, plus 50% of the damage it prevented, up to 315 additional damage.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00% (base & cap)
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.5
Force of Magic Icon.png
Force of Magic
Preventing at least 268 damage with a single cast of Force of Will grants 30% Spell Power for 15 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Scaling: 4.00% (threshold)
Affects: Self

  • Can only trigger once per cast.
  • Only grants increased Spell Damage, as opposed to Spell Power.
10
Poly Bomb Icon.png
Poly Bomb
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Polymorph an enemy Hero for 2 seconds, Silencing them and making them unable to attack. On expiration, Poly Bomb spreads to other nearby enemy Heroes.
Ley Line Seal Icon.png
Ley Line Seal
Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, unleash a wave of energy that places enemy Heroes in Time Stop for 3 seconds.
13
Circle of Protection Icon.png
Circle of Protection
Force of Will also applies to allies near the target, but its cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.

Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.0

  • Each barrier benefits from talents affecting Force of Will and has its own damage counter.
Enduring Will Icon.png
Enduring Will
Preventing at least 268 damage with Force of Will reduces its cooldown to 4 seconds.

Scaling: 4.00% (threshold)
Reabsorption Icon.png
Reabsorption
Increase the amount of healing from Force of Will to 70% of the damage it absorbed.
  • If an Ultimate Evolution Clone of Medivh, or another Medivh (e.g. in ARAM) casts Force of Will on another Medivh, the target Medivh inherits the Force of Will healing percentage possessed by the source Medivh (that is, according to whether or not they have this Talent, which answer is always no for an Ultimate Evolution Clone).
  • 16
    Arcane Charge Icon.png
    Arcane Charge
    When Arcane Rift damages an enemy Hero, the next Arcane Rift deals 15% more damage.

    Type: Offensive damage modifier
    Affects: Ability

    • Can only trigger once per cast.
    • Does not stack with itself.
    • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Arcane Rift's damage.
    Temporal Flux Medivh Icon.png
    Temporal Flux
    Basic Attacks reduce Medivh's Heroic Ability cooldown by 3%. Each enemy Hero hit by Arcane Rift reduces Medivh's Heroic Ability cooldown by 9%.

    Properties: Attack Modifier, Cooldown reduction

    • Basic Attacks grant cooldown reduction even if they miss due to Medivh being Blinded or the target Evading.
    Stable Portal Icon.png
    Stable Portal
    Decrease Portal cooldown by 25% and increase Portal duration by 50%.

    Cooldown reduction: 4 seconds
    Bonus duration: 3 seconds
    20
    Glyph of Poly Bomb Icon.png
    Glyph of Poly Bomb
    Poly Bomb explodes 1 second sooner and the spread radius is increased by 25%.

    Bonus radius: 0.875
    Medivh Cheats! Icon.png
    Medivh Cheats!
    Increase the duration of the Time Stop by 33% and gain the ability to redirect the wave once while it's active.

    Bonus duration: 1 second
    Guardian of Tirisfal Icon.png
    Guardian of Tirisfal
    Minions and Catapults hit by Arcane Rift are instantly killed.

    Type: Instant kill
    Affects: Enemy Minions & Catapults
    Arcane Brilliance Icon.png
    Arcane Brilliance
    Cooldown: 60 seconds
    Active: Activate to instantly restore 200 Mana to all nearby allied Heroes and grant them 15% Spell Power for 10 seconds.

    Type: Healing dealt modifier, Offensive damage modifier, Mana restoration
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
    Targeting: No target
    Cast time: Instant
    Area of Effect: Circle
    Radius: 8.0

    • Spell Power from Arcane Brilliance stacks additively with other sources of Spell Power as well as other offensive damage modifiers and healing dealt modifiers affecting the target Hero.
    Dust of Disappearance Icon.png
    Dust of Disappearance
    Cooldown: 10 seconds
    Active: Stealth an allied Hero for 40 seconds, making them Unrevealable for the first 0.5 seconds. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible.

    Stores up to 2 charges.


    Type: Status effect
    Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
    Targeting: Unit target
    Properties: Stealth
    Cast time: 0.1 + 0 seconds
    Range: 9.0

    • There is no cooldown between charges.

    Builds and guides[]

    Icy Veins Medivh Guide

    Medivh Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

    Medivh Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

    Skins[]

    Medivh Skins
     
    Rare The Last Guardian
    Backstory: Under the demon lord Sargeras's influence, Medivh opened the Dark Portal and unleashed the Horde upon Azeroth. To atone for this sin, he rallied a new generation of heroes to stand against the Burning Legion. Now, he takes this place amongst legends.
    Medivh The Last Guardian.jpg
    Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
    The Last Guardian
    Medivh Fire.jpg
    Free
    Fire
    Medivh Nature.jpg
    Free
    Nature
    Medivh Arcane.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Arcane
    Medivh Dark.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Dark
    Epic Knight Owl
    Backstory: The Prophets of Kharazania foresaw the Eternal Empire's invasion, but their warning came too late. Medivh, the last Knight Owl, has sworn to prevent the Earth from suffering a similar fate.
    Features: Themed abilities.
    Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Superheroes vs. Eternal Empire skins.
    Medivh Knight Owl.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Medivh Knight Owl Citrine.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Citrine
    Medivh Knight Owl Amethyst.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Amethyst
    Medivh Knight Owl Emerald.jpg
    Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
    Emerald
    Rare Magus
    Backstory: For ages, Atiesh has been passed down from one Guardian of Tirisfal to the next. With the power of the Nexus, Medivh has attuned himself to the staff like none before him.
    Medivh Magus.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Medivh Magus The White.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    The White
    Medivh Magus The Black.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    The Black
    Medivh Magus The Green.jpg
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    The Green

    Portraits[]

    Medivh Portraits
     
    Carbot Medivh Portrait.png
    Carbot Medivh
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
    Hearthstone Medivh Portrait.png
    Hearthstone Medivh
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Knight Owl Medivh Portrait.png
    Knight Owl Medivh
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
    Medivh Hero Portrait.png
    Medivh Hero
    Medivh Mastery Portrait.png
    Medivh Mastery
    Stylized Medivh Portrait.png
    Stylized Medivh
    Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

    Sprays[]

    Medivh Sprays
     
    Carbot Medivh Spray.png
    Carbot Medivh
    Gem.png120 / Shard.png75

    Emojis[]

    Medivh Pack 1 Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh Happy.png Medivh Pack 2 Emoji Medivh Pack 2 Medivh Angry.png
    Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
    Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh Happy.png Medivh Happy :medivhhappy:
    :medhappy:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 2 Medivh Angry.png Medivh Angry :medivhangry:
    :medangry:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh ROFL.png Medivh ROFL :medivhlol:
    :medivhrofl:
    :medlol:
    :medrofl:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 2 Medivh Cool.png Medivh Cool :medivhcool:
    :medcool:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh Sad.png Medivh Sad :medivhsad:
    :medsad:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 2 Medivh Oops.png Medivh Embarrassed :medivhoops:
    :medivhembarrassed:
    :medoops:
    :medembarrassed:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh Silly.png Medivh Silly :medivhsilly:
    :medsilly:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 2 Medivh Love.png Medivh in Love :medivhlove:
    :medivhinlove:
    :medlove:
    :medinlove:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh Meh.png Medivh Speechless :medivhmeh:
    :medivhspeechless:
    :medmeh:
    :medspeechless:
    Emoji Medivh Pack 2 Medivh Surprised.png Medivh Surprised :medivhwow:
    :medivhsurprised:
    :medwow:
    :medsurprised:

    Quotes[]

    Main article: Medivh/Quotes


    Trivia[]

    • Medivh first appeared in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (November 1994).
    • Medivh is voiced by Michael Bell in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft: Legion, and by singer/songwriter Cam Clarke in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and Hearthstone.
    • Medivh was originally designed to be a support hero, with a healing over time effect and the ability to throw people into tornados. The developers changed his kit because he felt more like a druid than a mage.[1]
    • One of Medivh's gag quotes references Deckard Cain, a scholar and lorekeeper from the Diablo series.
    • Medivh's Knight Owl skin may have been inspired by the Nite Owl character from Watchmen (September 1986).
    • Medivh's staff, Atiesh, is what allows him to transform into a raven.

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    Abilities[]

    Videos[]

    References[]

    External links[]


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