D.Va abilities and talents revealed for Heroes of the Storm. Available today during PTR


D.Va, the MEKA pilot and world champion professional gamer, will be available to play sometime today on the Heroes PTR!

Just like in Overwatch, D.Va can move while attacking, negate damage with with Defense Matrix, and use her Self-Destruct ability liberally. As many suspected, D.Va has two modes that alter her playstyle immensely. However, the inclusion of two separate heroic abilities (with Self-Destruct not being one of them) is something no one could have guessed.


D.Va’s Abilities

Trait Mech Mode
When D.Va’s Mech is destroyed, she is ejected after 0.75 seconds and can continue to fight in Pilot Mode. Destroying D.Va’s Mech only awards 50% of a normal Hero’s XP.

Pilot Mode
Each Basic Attack reduces the cooldown of Call Mech by 0.5 seconds. As a Pilot, D.Va only awards 50% of a normal Hero’s XP upon death.

While in Mech Mode, D.Va can shoot while moving, but her Movement Speed is reduced by 15%. While in Pilot Mode, D.Va can use Mounts.


Basic Abilities

Boosters (Q)
Increases D.Va’s movements speed by 125% for 2 seconds. Enemies that are hit take damage and are knocked away. D.Va cannot be Slowed while Boosters are active.

Defense Matrix (W)
Channel a defensive field in the target direction for 3 seconds, reducing damage dealt by enemy Heroes inside it by 75%. The Mech can move while channeling, but cannot turn. Damage dealt to the Mech by enemies within Defense Matrix still grants the same amount of Self-Destruct Charge.

Self-Destruct (E)
Requires Mech Mode. Eject from the Mech, setting it to self-destruct after 4 seconds. Deals medium to massive damage in a large area, depending on distance from the center of the blast. Deals 50% damage against Structures. Gain 1% Charge for every 2 seconds spent using Basic Attacks, and 30% Charge per 100% of Mech Health lost.

Call Mech (E)
Requires Pilot Mode. Call a new Mech and enter Mech Mode. 45 second cooldown. While in Pilot Mode, each Basic Attack lowers this cooldown by 0.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities Bunny Hop (R)
Requires Mech Mode. D.Va’s Mech becomes Unstoppable and stomps every 0.5 seconds, dealing damage and Slowing enemies by 40%. Lasts 4 seconds.


Big Shot (R)
Requires Pilot Mode. Deal damage to all enemies in a line. Call Mech’s cooldown is reduced by 8 seconds for each enemy Hero hit.


D.Va’s talent are an interesting mix of trade-offs that will force players to think about how each talent alters her play. Instead of straightforward buffs to abilities, D.Va’s talents resembled Alarak’s. Understanding when to lose mobility or damage in exchange for increased shielding capabilities will be crucial to understanding D.Va and playing her as an efficient warrior.

Level 1

[Q] Rush-down
If D.Va takes nor deals no damage during Boosters, lower the cooldown by 5 seconds.

[Q] Crash Course
Quest: Damage 25 enemy Heroes with Boosters. Reward: Damaging enemy Heroes with Boosters lowers the cooldown by 1 second per Hero hit.

[Q] Hit The Nitrous
Initial speed of Boosters increased to 475%, then decays to normal speed over 0.5 seconds. During this time Boosters deals 100% bonus damage.

[Trait] Pro Moves
D.Va's Mech gains 2% Movement Speed for 1 second every time she takes damage, up to 30%.

Level 4

[W] Diverting Power
The area of Defense Matrix is 100% wider and 25% longer, but D.Va is rooted for the duration.

[W] Get through This!
Increase the duration of Defense Matrix by additional 3 seconds.

[E] Bring It On
Self-Destruct's Charge amount gained from losing Mech Health increased by 30%.

[W] Fusion Generator
Every time an enemy Hero deals damage while inside Defense Matrix, D.Va's Self-Destruct Charge increased by 1% (Max 15).

Level 7

[Q] Coming Through
Increase the knockback distance by 100%.

[W] Dazer Zone
Enemy Heroes affected by Defense Matrix are Slowed by 20%.

[E] Nuclear Option
Increase the delay before Self-Destruct explodes by 3 seconds. Detonation damage increased by 50%.

[W] Aggression Matrix
Basic Attacks in Mech Mode against Heroes lowers the cooldown of Defense Matrix by 0.25 seconds.

Level 10

[R1] Bunny Hop
D.Va's Mech becomes Unstoppable, and you deal X damage per second and slow nearby enemies by 60% for 4 seconds.


[R2] Big Shot
Deal x damage in a line to all enemies. Lower the cooldown of Call Mech by 5 seconds for each enemy hero hit.

Level 13

[Trait] Emergency Shielding
When D.Va's Mech would be destroyed, instead gain an X point shield for 6 seconds. This has a 15 second cooldown.

[Trait] Ablative Armor
Damage against D.Va's Mech that would deal 5% or less of your max health are reduced by 50%.

[Trait] Expensive Plating
Increase Mech health by 20%, but increase the cooldown of Call Mech by 15 seconds.

[E] GG, WP
Increase Pilot Mode Basic Attack damage by 75%. Participating in a Takedown while in Pilot Mode instantly refreshes the cooldown of Call Mech.

Level 16

[Trait] Nanoweave Suit
For 4 seconds after ejecting from her Mech, D.Va gains 50 Armor and her Basic Attacks grant 50% more cooldown reduction for Call Mech.

[Trait] Suppressing Fire
Pilot Mode Basic Attacks have 20% increased range and Slow enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.

[Q] Torpedo Dash
D.Va gains the Torpedo Dash ability, allowing her to dash forward and pass through enemies. Requires Pilot Mode.


Level 20

[R1] Stop and Pop
Bunny Hop deals 150% more damage if D.Va isn't moving at the moment of impact.

[R2] Pew! Pew! Pew!
Instead of a single shot, Big Shot fires 3 shots over 0.5 seconds. Each shot deals 50% reduced damage.

[E] MEKAfall
Call Mech is instant and can target a location. Upon landing, the Mech deals x damage to enemies in the impact area.

[W] Concussive Pulse
D.Va gains the Concussive Pulse ability, allowing her to deal x damage to enemies in a cone and knock them back. Requires Pilot Mode.

The above heroes spotlight was also released today, showing off her abilities and strengths. D.Va will soon be available to play on the current PTR, so be sure to keep checking your client for a chance to play!


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