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1) Valeera's talents need to be significantly adjusted to encourage the player to use a variety of openers, as well as allowing for multiple styles of combat.

2) Valeera's openers need to be nerfed so that more power can be placed in the rest of her kit and her dependence on her openers can be reduced.

3) Valeera needs to strike a strong balance between utility and damage, leaning primarily on the former but not removing too much of the latter.

4) Valeera's Smoke Bomb needs to be less effective as a "pubstomper" tool while still providing a lot of utility for a skillful player.

5) Valeera needs a number of smaller tweaks all over the place to improve her energy management and general combat flow.

For the full explanation, check out my article here: http://heroeshearth.com/b/critickitten/read/fixing-the-meta-valeera-the-disabler
talent breakdown
Valeera regenerates an additional 2.5 energy per second. Reward: After gathering 20 Regen Globes, increase Valeera's maximum energy to 120.
After teleporting with Ambush, Cheap Shot, or Garrote, regenerate 6 Energy per second for 5 seconds.
Combat Readiness
Each Combo Point spent grants 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing its damage by 75%. Stores up to 3 charges.

Deeper Stratagem
Quest: Secure 5 enemy Hero Takedowns within 3 seconds of using Ambush, Cheap Shot, or Garrote on that target. This quest can be completed once for each opener. Reward: The cooldown of Vanish is reduced by 1 second for each completed task.
Fatal Finesse
After using Blade Flurry, damage nearby enemies for 28 (+4% per level) damage a second for 4 seconds.
Wound Poison
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Activate to coat your blades in Wound Poison. For the next 4 seconds, Valeera's attacks and damaging Abilities will reduce enemy Hero healing received by 25% for 4 seconds, stacking to a maximum of 75%. Activating Wound Poison does not break Stealth.
Slice and Dice
Eviscerating an enemy grants 15% Attack Speed for each Combo Point spent. Lasts 4 seconds.

Sinister Strike now hits with both blades, dealing 125% additional damage, but its range is reduced by 1.
Crippling Poison
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Activate to coat your blades in Crippling Poison. For the next 4 seconds, Valeera's attacks and damaging Abilities will Slow enemy Heroes by 10% for 4 seconds, stacking to a maximum of 30%. Activating Crippling Poison does not break Stealth.
Crimson Vial
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to drink a potion that heals you for 20% of your health over 4 seconds. Activating Crimson Vial does not break Stealth.

Smoke Bomb
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Create a cloud of smoke that lasts for 3 seconds. While standing in the smoke, Valeera becomes Unrevealable and can pass through units, and enemy Heroes suffer from greatly reduced vision. Upon leaving the smoke, its effects linger for 2 seconds. If Valeera attacks while outside of the smoke's range, its effects are immediately lost. Using this Ability does not break Vanish.
Cloak of Shadows
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Valeera is enveloped in a Cloak of Shadows, which immediately removes all damage over time effects from her. For 1.5 second, she becomes Unstoppable and gains 75 Spell Armor, reducing Ability damage taken by 75%. Using this Ability does not break Vanish.

Ambush, Cheap Shot, and Garrote now have 5 range and teleport Valeera through the target.
Prey on the Weak
Enemy Heroes hit by Cheap Shot or Garrote take additional damage from Valeera's attacks for the next 5 seconds.
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to coat your blades in a deadly neurotoxin. For the next 4 seconds or until applied to an enemy Hero, Valeera's attacks and damaging Abilities will mark an enemy Hero for 3 seconds. If the marked enemy Hero uses an Ability during that time, they will be Silenced for 0.5 seconds and that Ability's next cooldown timer will be 10% longer. Activating Shiv does not break Stealth.

Seal Fate
Sinister Strike generates an additional Combo Point when used against slowed, silenced, rooted, or stunned enemy Heroes.
Shadow Techniques
Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same Heroic target generates a Combo Point.
Thistle Tea
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to instantly restore 100 Energy. Activating Thistle Tea does not break Vanish.

Shadow Dance
Smoke Bomb's cooldown is now reduced by 4 seconds for each Combo Point spent.
Enveloping Shadows
Whenever Valeera uses Vanish, she also gains Cloak of Shadows.
Increases Valeera's Movement Speed while Vanished by an additional 20%.
Master Poisoner
Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage and refresh the duration of any of Valeera's poisons that are still in effect on the targeted enemy Hero.

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Give me crippling poison baseline or give me death!