Leadership is a perk available to all heroes at the beginning of the game. Leadership is mostly an offensive perk, as it only increases damage of your Minions. Minions will include Battlecruisers, Nexus Exiles, Combat Drones, Dusk Wings, Flaming Betties, Hellfires, and Gatlings. It synergizes well with Helldivers and Air Support perks.
This perk is mandatory for Swann, Aquila, Fury, Atlas. It increases the damage of Swann's turrets, Aquila's blades/exiles, Fury's Iron Legion and mines, and Atlas' drop pods. These are all basic abilities, and as such don't require a particular mastery investment to gain most of the benefit.
The reason why Aquila picks the Leadership perk is that she benefits much less from other perks. Other Protoss heroes will also benefit from Leadership, but may have better options, depending on pla style.
Nova, Pyro, Tassadar, and Messiah significantly benefit from Leadership as well, but only if you choose their corresponding masteries: Combat Drone Mastery, Skyshield Mastery, Reaver Mastery, and Enslave Mastery respectively.
Tassadar in particular you may find Leadership to be less useful, since Reavers do ridiculous amounts of damage anyway, and take a long time to reach their destination.
The Numbers[edit | edit source]
Leadership can either provide a 15%, 20%, or 50% boost (+x% to spell, melee, ranged, and splash damage) to your minions. Note that this is an additive bonus and some minions have other damage multipliers on them, e.g. Aquila's Mothership, and as such the actual damage dealt increase is lower than depicted here.
+15% damage[edit | edit source]
- Hellfire Missile Battery
+20% damage[edit | edit source]
- Purifier Colossus (Aquila)
- Auriga Interceptors (Dune)
- Auriga Legionary (Dune)
- Auriga Prism (Dune)
- Auto Turret
- Blade of Auir (Aquila, Zamara's Guardian adds 25% damage for a total of 45%)
- Devil Dog
- Dusk Wing
- Echo Bomber (Dune Echoes of Gantrithor Mastery)
- Flaming Betty
- Hammer Securities
- Jötunbanne (Anvil)
- Rally Templar (Messiah)
- RRTS (Atlas)
- Selendis Interceptor
- Skibi's Angel (Mercenary Medics)
- Spartan Company
- Reaver (Tassadar)
- Tempest (Tassadar)
- Valkyrie (Anvil)
- War Pig
- Widow Mine
- Odin (3000 Kill Streak)
+35% damage[edit | edit source]
- Gatling Turret
+50% damage[edit | edit source]
- Combat Drone
- Dark Templar
- Dragoon Trooper
- Flaming Moe
- Iron Legion (Fury)
- Liberator (Pyro)
- Mohandar (Elite Void Ray)
- Scout (Tassadar Stargate Mastery)
- Elite Dusk Wing (Anvil Mobile Command)
- Mothership (Aquila Mothership Mastery, only affects base damage, the effective increase is only 7%)
- All Enslaved units (damage bonus varies due to multiple bonuses being present usually)