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Created May 3, 2017

Actually Useful Rexxar

Rexxar is not the easiest hero to figure out. He has a unique (and slightly clunky) mechanic with his trait that requires a little bit of micro management and smart positioning. With practice, Rexxar is completely unstoppable and can clear any Mercenary camp on his own and win well-executed engages. Misha stun, the limitless health pool, and infinite bear sustain is what makes Rexxar a hero to fear.
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%.
Easy Prey is the overall safer and more effective pick since it literally has 0 downtime (without accounting for Misha being dead). Bird of Prey can work well on maps where wave clearing is important (Tomb of the Spider Queen) and the benefits of Flare can be made up for at level 13.
Animal Husbandry
Rexxar and Misha gain 2 Maximum Health every second Rexxar remains alive. These bonuses are lost on Rexxar's death.
All of these talents are solid choices, but I believe Animal Husbandry is ridiculous. As long as you play safe/smart you will infinitely increase your health to outrageous amounts. I would rank Hunter-Gatherer as second, followed by Hungry Bear third and Grizzled Bear last.
Aspect of the Beast
Misha's Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Misha, Charge! by 1 second.
By far the best talent in this tree. Rexxar's gameplay is centered around Misha being able to lock down enemies, and sometimes entire teams.
Bestial Wrath
Increases Misha's Basic Attack damage by 200% for 12 seconds.
Unleash the Boars would be a viable pick if your team had absolutely no crowd control whatsoever. For the most part, the extra damage from Misha with the short 50 second cooldown makes Bestial Wrath the ultimate of choice. It's useful when engaging bosses or trying to lockdown a teamfight.
Dire Beast
Rexxar and Misha's Basic Attacks increase the damage of the next Misha, Charge! by 15%, stacking up to a 150% bonus.
Usually Dire Beast will be the better talent. Stacking up 10 basic attacks before a charge isn't too difficult and nukes squishy assassins. Wildfire Bear can be extremely useful against maps where wave clear is necessary (see Tomb of the Spider Queen) or against stealth-focused comps. The ticks from Wildfire Bear reveal stealth as well as Zagara creep tumors.
Feign Death
Rexxar fakes his death, becoming Invulnerable and untargetable for 5 seconds. During this time you control Misha.
Feign Death is a monstrous talent and arguably one of Rexxar's best from his set. When used appropriately, you can completely dodge catastrophic burst from enemy dive comps while still being able to dish out damage and stun with Misha. Thrill of the Hunt could also be taken if you decide to take a more kill-focused approach as the extra movement speed makes chasing much easier.
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.
This is a close tie between Frenzy of Kalimdor and Hardened Skin. The stickiness Frenzy of Kalimdor applies to Misha and the increased damage assist other heroes who may have taken talents that do bonus damage to disabled heroes. Hardened Skin adds incredible survivability with 75 armor that makes engages much easier to execute safely.
Heroes 2.0 - 4/25/17
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