Heroes of the Storm is a game of the MOBA genre developed by Blizzard available for download on PC. As in the League of Legends (LoL) and DotA 2, the game features more than 80 characters with unique abilities and functions. In some cases, balancing patches can make certain heroes become much stronger than others and dominate matches. Knowing what they are can help ensure a win and climb rank. Check below the tier list with the top five heroes currently in the game.
Anub’arak is one of Heroes of The Storm’s strongest tanks and knocking him down is no easy task. As much as their abilities do not cause much damage, they guarantee a lot of resistance and usefulness to the team. The hero manages to stun enemies efficiently with the use of “Empalar” and “Underground Investigative”, so he becomes a great enabler.
In addition, Anub’arak has “Harden Carapace”, which guarantees a temporary shield capable of absorbing damage and granting magical armor. His Heroic Ability, “Locust Swarm,” recovers his life as he deals damage to enemies, which makes him even tougher on the battlefield. His second Heroic Ability, “Cocoon,” traps the enemy in a cocoon for eight seconds, preventing him from attacking or receiving damage.
Raynor is known for being a hero of easy gameplay and indicated for beginners in Heroes of the Storm. However, he should not be underestimated, since his ranged attacks and variety of his ability make him a complete hero. With “Penetrating Shot”, Raynor deals damage straight and repels the nearest enemies by pushing them back and slowing their movement speed.
His other two abilities are important buffs for the hero: “Inspire” increases the speed of basic attacks, while “Adrenaline Injection” heals Raynor, securing more time in combat. Raynor’s Heroic Abilities must be chosen according to the map and game style: “Hipérion” deals area damage to up to four enemies and can damage structures, while “Raynor Raider” invokes a Vudu, which causes a large amount of damage per second to opponents.
Phoenix is one of the most powerful long-range assassins in Heroes of the Storm. In addition to dealing great damage to enemies, the hero’s abilities do not cost mana or energy. “Plastic Slayer” fires a laser in a circle, which can be best availed the enemies are grouped. The two Heroic Skills do great damage: “Purifier Rescue” fires five explosive projectiles at heroes after marking them, while “Planet-Destroy” fires a straight laser causing a lot of damage.
Phoenix has two weapons that can be changed at any time using “Weapon Modes”. If you choose “Replay Cannon,” you will have more power in 1v1 combat and when attacking structures. With “Fasic Pump”, basic attacks gain more distance and damage in area. His “Teleportation” ability allows Fenix to teleport to a nearby place, which can help in escape from enemy attacks, and is a good way to initiate.
Genji is the most mobile hero in Heroes of the Storm. The character can initiate and escape battles with great ease with his specialization “Cybernetic Agility”, that allows to jump over structures. The three ninja stars that Genji casts with “Shuriken” are the only source of damage at a distance from the hero. “Deviance” is the skill that defines Genji’s potential in 1v1 combat as it allows the killer to be invulnerable for a period of time while reflecting the attacks of the nearest enemy.
It is important to mention that the more damage received in the period when Genji is invulnerable, the more damage he causes to his enemies. “Speed Strike” allows Genji to gain even more initiation potential, being able to move quickly toward an enemy or escape the advancement of opponents. Genji’s two Heroic Skills do a lot of damage: “Dragon Blade” causes the cyborg to cut enemies in front of you, while “Double Cut” deals cross-shaped damage to a larger area but is difficult to hit opponents furniture.
Although Whitemane is a complicated mechanical support, heroin has great utility and high healing power. Her playing style is focused on her “Heal” specialization, in which her healing abilities mark an ally, which is healed in a manner equivalent to the damage done by Cristalba on enemies. Her “Desperate Appeal” skill heals an ally and has no recharge time. However Whitemane gains “Despair” for four seconds while using the ability, which increases the amount of mana needed to use the healing again.
“Inquisition” slows the enemy by 30% while dealing damage, and is useful to prevent enemy advance. “Calcinante Fire” is the main damage skill of Cristalba, and is best used when there are several enemies together. Her first Heroic Skill, “Scarlet Aegis”, offers healing in an area that also strengthens the armor of her allies for four seconds. Although Aegis is her main Heroic Skill, Cristalba also has a more aggressive alternative with “Divine Accounts Adjustment,” in which she can choose an area and attack opponents within her for four seconds.