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"I hear the call of the wild."

Basic Info
Title Champion of the Horde
Role Bruiser Bruiser
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem500 / Money4,000
Release Date September 8, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1810
Health Regen 3.7695
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.875
Attack Speed 0.87
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 134
Data Page
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1520
Health Regen 3.1718
Resource None
Unit Radius 0.9375
Attack Speed 0.83
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 50
Data Page

Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, is a ranged Bruiser Hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] Out in the wild, there is only the law of the jungle; survival depends on having a pack, on looking out for one another. Together with his loyal animal companions, the bear Misha and Spirit the hawk, he prowls the Nexus, always looking for the next challenge. The strength of the bear, the hawk's swiftness, and the hunter's cunning make them a formidable (and inseparable) team.[2]

Rexxar is a Bruiser who with his bear, Misha, expertly controls an area of the battleground.

Background[ | ]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Despite his fragmented heritage, Rexxar was instrumental in early Horde victories and the establishment of Orgrimmar.

One of the greatest heroes of the Horde was the fruit of an unusual union between orc and ogre. Raised by the Mok'nathal clan on Draenor, Rexxar's massive size and strength made him invaluable during the Horde invasion of Azeroth during the First War, despite his mixed heritage. Yet bloodshed and backstabbing from within his faction (coupled with the death of his companion wolf Haratha at the hands of an orc warlock) eventually diminished Rexxar's will to fight for the Horde, and he left to wander alone. Rexxar disappeared in Azeroth with new companions, including the bear Misha; now, he trusted the wilderness more than the "civilized" world.

During the Third War, while traveling through Kalimdor's Barrens, Rexxar stumbled upon Mogrin, an orc warrior defeated by quilboar, and agreed to take a message to the new warchief of the Horde. Journeying to the recently built city of Orgrimmar, Rexxar met the young warchief Thrall, who schooled him in the attitudes of a reformed Horde. Impressed by what he saw, Rexxar decided to fight alongside the troll scout Rokhan and the pandaren traveler Chen Stormstout to keep Orgrimmar safe from the attacks of Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore. Daelin ignored the pleas of his daughter Jaina and attacked the Horde, believing them to be untrustworthy monsters. Rexxar led a counterattack, which led to the death of the grand admiral. With Orgrimmar established, the newly-titled Champion of the Horde returned to his homeland in Outland, the remnants of the world of Draenor. Rexxar remains ever ready to serve the new Horde – his true people – once again.

Gameplay[ | ]

Rexxar is a hybrid character that combines the crowd control of a Bruiser with the strong damage potential of an Assassin. He is followed by his bear companion, named Misha, who fights alongside Rexxar and supports him in various ways throughout the game. Compared to other Bruisers, playing Rexxar is a unique experience since you have to control both him and Misha at the same time. Rexxar requires good micro management in order to unfold his maximum potential and, as such, he sometimes feels quite disappointing for newer players. Controlling Misha feels challenging at first. However, once the initial learning curve has been overcome, Rexxar's strong chasing and kiting capabilities and the ability to stun multiple foes at the same time make him a force to be reckoned with.

Strengths[ | ]

  • Strong solo laner
  • High health pool on Misha
  • Decent crowd control
  • Can easily clear Mercenary Camps on his own
  • Rexxar being able to hold Beacons with Misha makes him very potent pick on Braxis Holdout or Volskaya

Weaknesses[ | ]

  • Very weak if Misha dies
  • Rexxar himself is vulnerable
  • Controlling Misha requires some practise

Abilities[ | ]

See Data Page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Misha, Focus! Icon
Misha, Focus!
Cooldown: 0.25 seconds

Passive: Misha gains 15% Movement Speed.

Command Misha to attack a specific enemy or move to a point and wait.

Targeting Rexxar commands Misha to retreat to his position, gaining 30% move speed until she reaches Rexxar.

Targeting Misha commands her to hold her current position.

Type: Command, Summon
Targeting: Unit target / Point target
Properties: Clamping
Cast time: Instant
Range: Global

Scaling: 4.00390625% (damage), 4.76% (Health)
Targeting: Retargetable
Sight radius: 7.0
Leash radius: 17.25

  • Killing Misha rewards a Takedown credit and 0.25 Hero kills/XP.
  • When Misha is dead, killing Rexxar rewards a Takedown credit and 0.75 Hero kills/XP. If Misha is alive while Rexxar is killed, she dies as well, totaling a full Hero kill/XP and two Takedown credits.
  • Misha's death timer is 14s+.5s/level.
  • Rexxar becomes unable to control Misha while he is unable to act (Stunned, Dazed or put in Time Stop or Stasis, other than Feign Death) or Silenced.
  • If Rexxar enters a Vehicle or is some other way removed from the battleground, Misha will be removed from the Battleground as well.
  • Issuing Move and Attack commands to Misha doesn't dismount or break objective channels, hearthstone or dismount, but using Abilities will.
  • Rexxar and Misha share the effects of Healing Fountains.
  • Both Rexxar and Misha can pick up Regeneration Globes, but their effect is not shared.
  • Misha's passive Movement Speed bonus does not stack with other Movement Speed bonuses, including the bonus from the 'return' command.
  • When Rexxar is Mounted, Misha's Movement Speed bonus is increased to 40% while she is within 6 radius.
Spirit Swoop Icon
Spirit Swoop
40 Mana Cooldown: 7 seconds

Deal 141 damage to enemies in a line, Slowing them by 30% for 2 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Piercing Skillshot, Slow
Cast time: 0.125 + 0 seconds
Range: 10.5
Hitbox: 1.25 x 2.5
Missile speed:
- Initial: 25
- Final: 15
- Acceleration: -40
Misha, Charge! Icon
Misha, Charge!
45 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds

Misha charges in a line, dealing 150 damage and Stunning enemies for 1.25 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control / Movement: Dash
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemies / Misha
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Piercing Skillshot, Stun
Cast time: Instant
Range: 6.5
Hitbox: 2.0 x 3.0
Missile speed: 8.0

Mend Pet Icon
Mend Pet
70 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds

Heal Misha for 714 Health over 5 seconds.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Misha
Targeting: No target
Properties: Heal over time
Cast time: Instant
Tickrate: 1.0 per second (x6)
Healing per tick: 119

  • Disabled while Misha is dead.
Bestial Wrath Icon
Bestial Wrath
75 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds

Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 200% for 12 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Misha
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Unleash the Boars Icon
Unleash the Boars
75 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds

Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 110 damage, Revealing, and Slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control, Status effect
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Invulnerable summon, Revealed, Slow
Cast time: 0.25 + 0 seconds
Area of Effect: Radial
Radius: 25
Arc: 50 degrees
Missile speed: 10

  • Can target enemy Heroes who are Stealthed or inside Fog of War.
  • The boars are Invulnerable Summons that can not travel through terrain or structures.
  • Boars can be disjointed by moving 15 range away from their maximum range.

Talents[ | ]

Crippling Talons Icon
Bird of Prey

Increases Spirit Swoop's damage by 150% to Minions.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Spirit Swoop's damage.
Hungry Bear Icon
Easy Prey

Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage to Minions and Mercenaries by 150%, and Misha gains 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing damage taken by 50%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier, Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Misha
Properties: Attack Modifier, Armor

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Misha's Basic Attack damage.
  • While applied, does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Flare Icon

Cooldown: 20 seconds
Fire a flare at an area, revealing it for 20 seconds.

Type: Status effect, Vision
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.0625 + 0.125 seconds
Range: 25
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 8.0
Missile speed: 40
Hungry Bear Icon
Hungry Bear

Misha's Basic Attacks heal her for 4.5% of her maximum Health.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Misha
Properties: Attack Modifier
Hunter-Gatherer Icon

❢ Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases Rexxar and Misha's Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to 25 per second.

❢ Reward: After gathering 25 Globes, Rexxar and Misha gain 15 Armor.

Type: Bonus Health Regeneration, Defensive damage modifier (reward)
Scaling: -
Affects: Self (Rexxar & Misha)
Properties: Armor
Grizzled Bear Icon
Grizzled Fortitude

Every 6 seconds, Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%.

Stores up to 2 charges. Both Rexxar and Misha have their own charges.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self (Rexxar & Misha)
Properties: Block

  • Does not stack with other positive Physical Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Animal Husbandry Icon
Animal Husbandry

Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.

Type: Bonus Health
Scaling: -
Affects: Self (Rexxar & Misha)
Maximum Health bonus: 4000 (x2000)
Crippling Talons Icon
Crippling Talons

Increases Spirit Swoop's Slow amount to 50% and its duration to 3.5 seconds.

Taking Flight Icon
Taking Flight

Increases Spirit Swoop's range by 20%. If Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, the Mana cost is refunded and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.

Bonus range: 2.0
Aspect of the Beast Icon
Aspect of the Beast

Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1 second.

Properties: Attack Modifier
Bestial Wrath Icon
Bestial Wrath

Cooldown: 50 seconds
Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 200% for 12 seconds.

Unleash the Boars Icon
Unleash the Boars

Cooldown: 60 seconds
Release a herd of boars that track down all enemy Heroes in a direction, dealing 110 damage, Revealing, and Slowing enemies by 40% for 5 seconds.

Aspect of the Hawk Icon
Aspect of the Hawk

When Spirit Swoop hits an enemy Hero, Rexxar gains 125% Attack Speed for 4 seconds. Misha's Basic Attacks increase the duration of this buff by 0.75 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self (Rexxar)
Dire Beast

Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 15%, stacking up to a 150% bonus.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability
Properties: Attack Modifier (stacking)

  • Stack additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Misha, Charge!'s damage.
Wildfire Bear Icon
Wildfire Bear

Misha deals 28 damage per second to nearby enemies.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00390625%
Affects: Enemies
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.5
Tickrate: 1.0 per second

  • Wildfire Bear doesn't affect unaggroed Mercenaries.
  • Damaging enemies with Wildfire Bear does not trigger tower aggro.
  • Damage from Wildfire Bear is unaffected by offensive damage modifiers and lifesteal effects.
Thrill of the Hunt Icon
Thrill of the Hunt

Rexxar's Basic Attacks increase both his and Misha's Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self (Rexxar & Misha)
Primal Intimidation Icon
Primal Intimidation

Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to slow the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of nearby Heroes and Summons near Rexxar and Misha for 2.5 seconds.

Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack Rexxar or Misha have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.

Type: Crowd control, Status effect
Affects: Enemy Heroes & Summons
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.0

  • Passive is not applied if the enemy Basic Attack misses due to being Blinded.
  • Passive Attack Slow does not stack with itself, nor the active component.
  • Slow effects originating from Rexxar and Misha do not stack with each other.
  • Passive and active Attack Slow stack additively with other effects that can affect the target Hero's Attack Speed.
Feign Death Icon
Feign Death

Cooldown: 35 seconds

Rexxar fakes his death, becoming Invulnerable and untargetable for 5 seconds. During this time you control Misha.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self (Rexxar)
Targeting: No target
Properties: Stasis
Cast time: Instant

  • Removes most debuffs from Rexxar upon cast.
  • For the duration of Feign Death Misha can be controlled directly, without using the Trait key.
Spirit Bond Icon
Spirit Bond

Increases the duration of Bestial Wrath by 50% and Misha's Basic Attacks heal Rexxar for 50% of her damage dealt during Bestial Wrath.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self (Rexxar)
Kill Command Icon
Kill Command

Unleash the Boars deals 50% more damage and Roots for 1.5 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier / Crowd control
Affects: Ability / Enemy Heroes
Properties: Root

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Unleash the Boars's damage.
Frenzy of Kalimdor Icon
Frenzy of Kalimdor

Rexxar's Basic Attacks deal 10% more damage, and Misha's Basic Attacks Slow the target by 20% for 1.25 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier / Crowd control
Affects: Self (Rexxar) / Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier, Slow

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Rexxar's Basic Attack damage.
Hardened Skin Icon
Hardened Skin

Cooldown: 60 seconds
Rexxar and Misha gain 75 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing damage taken by 75%.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self (Rexxar & Misha)
Targeting: No target
Properties: Armor
Cast time: Instant

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.

Builds and guides[ | ]

Icy Veins Rexxar Guide

Rexxar Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

Rexxar Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[ | ]

Rexxar Skins
Rare Champion of the Horde
Backstory: It was a strange twist of fate that led the wandering half-ogre Rexxar to the fledgling city of Orgrimmar. With his aid, Thrall and the Horde were able to secure their homeland and defend it from the invading forces of Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore.
Rexxar Champion of the Horde
Gem500 / Money4,000
Champion of the Horde
Rexxar Pallid
Rexxar Wild
Rare Beastmaster
Backstory: A beastmaster is at one with the wilds. When they kill, they ensure every part of the animal is made use of.
Rexxar Beastmaster
Gem120 / Shard75
Rexxar Beastmaster Leopard
Gem120 / Shard75
Rexxar Beastmaster Orc
Gem120 / Shard75
Epic Frostlord
Backstory: When the Crystal Citadel fell, the Frostlords were scattered and never heard from again. Legend holds that some still wander the frozen tundras of the north, ever searching for a new home.
Features: Themed abilities.
Rexxar Frostlord
Gem250 / Shard300
Rexxar Frostlord Jasper
Gem250 / Shard300
Rexxar Frostlord Earthen
Gem250 / Shard300
Legendary Raider
Backstory: The terrans are descended from Earth's exiled prisoners, mutants, and degenerates. Some, like the military ursine-handler Cpl. Rex Arkk, are more genetically aberrant than others.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Rexxar Raider
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Rexxar Raider Covert
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Rexxar Raider Fire
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Rexxar Raider Biohazard
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Rexxar Raider Angelic
Gem900 / Shard1,800

Portraits[ | ]

Rexxar Portraits
Carbot Rexxar Portrait
Carbot Rexxar
Gem120 / Shard75
Hearthstone Rexxar Portrait
Hearthstone Rexxar
Gem75 / Shard40
Jungle Hunter Rexxar Portrait
Nexomania II Jungle Hunter Rexxar
Gem75 / Shard40
Raider Rexxar Portrait
Raider Rexxar
Gem75 / Shard40
Rexxar Hero Portrait
Rexxar Hero
Rexxar Icon Portrait
Rexxar Icon
Gem75 / Shard40
Rexxar Mastery Portrait
Rexxar Mastery

Storm Watcher Portrait
Storm Watcher

Sprays[ | ]

Rexxar Sprays
Baby Rexx-A-Lot Spray
Toys Baby Rexx-A-Lot
Gem120 / Shard75
Bearer of the Flame Spray
Bearer of the Flame
Gem75 / Shard40
Carbot Rexxar Spray
Carbot Rexxar
Gem120 / Shard75
Rexxar Icon Spray
Rexxar Icon
Gem75 / Shard40
Rexxar's Raiders Spray
Rexxar's Raiders
Gem75 / Shard40

Emojis[ | ]

Rexxar Pack 1 Emoji Rexxar Pack 1 Rexxar Happy Rexxar Pack 2 Emoji Rexxar Pack 2 Rexxar Angry
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Rexxar Pack 1 Rexxar Happy Rexxar Happy :rexxarhappy:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 2 Rexxar Angry Rexxar Angry :rexxarangry:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 1 Rexxar ROFL Rexxar ROFL :rexxarlol:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 2 Rexxar Cool Rexxar Cool :rexxarcool:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 1 Rexxar Sad Rexxar Sad :rexxarsad:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 2 Rexxar Oops Rexxar Embarrassed :rexxaroops:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 1 Rexxar Silly Rexxar Silly :rexxarsilly:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 2 Rexxar Love Rexxar in Love :rexxarlove:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 1 Rexxar Meh Rexxar Speechless :rexxarmeh:
Emoji Rexxar Pack 2 Rexxar Surprised Rexxar Surprised :rexxarwow:

Quotes[ | ]

Main article: Rexxar/Quotes

Trivia[ | ]

  • Rexxar first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (July 2003).
    • His book debut was two and a half years later, in Cycle of Hatred (January 2006).
  • Rexxar is voiced by Steven Blum in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and Heroes of the Storm, and Matthew Mercer in Hearthstone, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, and World of Warcraft: Legion.
  • Rexxar was previewed at Gamescom 2015.[3][4]
  • Rexxar's design in Heroes was taken from a painting by Wei Wang. Rexxar's design was modeled off the painting, and his axes were made more detailed, and he was given armor in the form of animal skulls and other items.[5]
  • Rexxar was the first ranged bruiser hero.
  • Rexxar's ability Mend Pet is the only basic ability in the game that is not affected by any talent of the hero.
  • Rexxar says his mask isn't supposed to be a bat, but a wolf ("and a dark one at that"). This refers to how his design was inspired by Darkwolf, a character from the 1983 Ralph Bakshi film Fire and Ice.
  • Misha is a Russian diminutive name, derived, in most cases, from the masculine name Mikhail (Michael). In folk tales, it also serves as the diminutive for Medved which means "bear" in Russian. Bears are frequently encountered as characters in Russian folklore.

Gallery[ | ]

Artwork[ | ]

Gameplay[ | ]

Abilities[ | ]

Prerelease[ | ]

Videos[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. 2013-11-09, Heroes Skin Showcase - Heroes of the Storm - Blizzcon 2013. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
  2. http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/heroes/rexxar/
  3. 8/5/2015, Battle.net: New Heroes Storm the Nexus at gamescom
  4. 8/5/2015, HeroesNexus: Gamescom Info
  5. Forging Worlds: Stories Behind the Art of Blizzard Entertainment, p.g. 177

External links[ | ]

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