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Varian Wrynn or Varian Win?

by Alebeard on

Varian Wrynn is coming to the Nexus whether you are ready or not. While it remains to be seen how good of a main tank he will be, early indications are that Assassin Varian is quite strong. Regardless of what his initial win rate ends up being, you can expect to see Varian in every game you play for at least the next week so you better know how to play against him. Let’s take a look at some of what makes Varian so strong and how to counter it. Cleanse is Your Friend A big part of what makes Varian so powerful is Warbringer at Level 4. This Talent reduces the cooldown of Charge and adds a stun to it, which means Varian players will have a targetable stun with a one second duration available every six seconds. The chain stun potential that Charge can set up is going

 

Varian Wrynn may have died on Azeroth (spoiler alert!), but as of November 15th he will forever live on in the Nexus. Varian is an interesting Hero for several reasons. For starters, Varian was the last of the original batch of Hero concepts that the team developed back in 2010-2012 when their focus was on rapidly creating as many Hero designs as possible. Work on the second iteration of Varian began back in February of this year. Varian is also the first multi-class Hero in the game. He is classified as both a warrior and an assassin. Not only does this mean tremendous build diversity, but it also provides the added bonus of being able to complete both warrior and assassin dailies at the same time. He is also the first Hero to have three different Heroic options. Abilities Q – Lion’s Fang unleashes a shockwave in a straight line that does damage and slows

 

Tyrael: Angelic Justice

by zexerous on

Tyrael has seen a great deal of play recently inside the Nexus in both casual and competitive settings. So we’ll take a look at a build that I like that should give you and your team a good leg up in your games. Abilities Trait Archangel’s Wrath Upon death, you turn into a spooky ghost who will then explode for a massive amount of damage, starting at a base 572 after 3.5 seconds. Granted, this isn’t the best trait in the Nexus, but you can even the score by either getting that post death kill or forcing someone out of a fight by exploding in their face. Q El’Druin’s Might Tyrael decides its in his best interest to throw his sword at you dealing 114 base damage and slowing you for 25% for 2.5 seconds. Its not a bad slow for its length. However the main benefit of this skill

 

Dehaka Primal Aggression

by zexerous on

Dehaka has been in the nexus for some time now, showing the power that the primal zerg can bring to a team. Now that players, myself included, have had time to perfect certain builds with him, I present to you one of my favorite aggression builds I use on him. Mount Z Brushstalker Dehaka cannot use a mount. Instead he is able to dig, like Abathur to any brush/vent on the map. This is a great skill that can be utilized to set up ganks at weird moments for your opponents. Trait Essence Collection Hero kills will give you 10 essence and creep kills will give you 2 essence. Dekaha is able to store up to 50 essence. What can this essense be used for? Healing! This can be used during drag and burrow. Abilites Q Drag Acting like a frog, Dehaka throws his tongue out and latches onto to the

 

Dehaka, Essentially Survival

by zexerous on

Dehaka has finally stalked his way into the Nexus. Bringing a unique warrior style with him. This surprisingly tanky hero is fantastic at setting up ganks. Below I will cover a build that I feel takes advantage of these unique skills. Mount Z Brushstalker Dehaka cannot use a mount. Instead he is able to dig, like Abathur to any brush/vent on the map. This is a great skill that can be utilized to set up ganks at weird moments for your opponents. Trait Essence Collection Hero kills will give you 10 essence and creep kills will give you 2 essence. Dekaha is able to store up to 50 essence. What can this essence be used for? Healing! This can be used during drag and burrow. Abilities Q Drag Acting like a frog, Dehaka throws his tongue out and latches onto to the first target it hits dealing a base 166

 

How Heroes Made Me A Better Moba Player

by zexerous on

About a year ago I got into the Tech Alpha for Heroes of the storm. If anyone reading has ever watched the Power Hour, you’ll know I’ve come from a Dota heavy background. I dove into this game with reckless abandon. I loved it compared to the other games. The simplicity that Heroes brought, yet its surprising depth sank its hook into me deep. The map variations and the talent system fascinated me. I couldn’t stop playing the game. I dropped all other mobas I had played for a good six or seven months before my old Dota team ragged on me enough to come back and play a few games with them. The results actually surprised me. I tank in Heroes but in Dota I mained support. Vengeful Spirit and Keeper of the Light were my go to characters. I realized that Dota became a lot easier due to

 

Artanis Build: Shields and Unity

by balrogfanbp on

Artanis played specifically as a bruiser in heroes of the storm since his release but with the balance changes that took place on March 9th, 2016 he now has the option to be a hard to kill tanky pest. I think this build on Artanis gives him a bit more flexibility in the role of solo tanking and can be used to dive on problematic back line heroes, like Li-Ming, without getting blown up. If you’re new to Artanis you can check out the basics on Artanis at the BlizzPro hero page section by clicking here Basic Abilities Shield Overload – (Passive) The bulk of this build is all about this passive. It’s a very strong passive that gets more effective the longer the game goes on. Since the balance update, he has more health/health regeneration and the talents related to this passive got a significant buff. Since the damage scaling on

 

Rexxar Build: Two of a Kind

by balrogfanbp on

Rexxar is a unique hero in the nexus. He is considered the warrior class but his bear, Misha, feels like she does most of the warrior workload. Rexxar is kind of a niche pick for certain maps and team comps but is very strong in the right situation. He is one of those heroes that people either like playing or avoid like the plague. I think Rexxar is worth the effort because the pay off is a ton of stuns and damage output from a warrior that can stay relatively safe. If you want to see the basics on Rexxar check out the hero page here Basic Abilities Misha, Follow! – (Trait) You can activate this trait in order to make Misha return to Rexxar. This is useful for changing targets and moving Misha to other characters for peeling. Spirit Swoop – (Q) This is good sneaky damage that also

 

Johanna, Olympic Diver

by zexerous on

The first build I ever wrote for BlizzPro was a Johanna guide. After some recent changes to her kit, I have decided to come back to one of my favorite tanks with a much more aggressive build that is sure to surprise enemy teams. Skills Q – Punish This is your slow, it hits in a wide arc in front of her, this slows the any enemies in front of her for two seconds. It is also a massive slow at 60%. At higher levels this is going to be a critical part of your wave clear. W – Condemn This is probably one of the best abilities in the game. It is a short cool down stun that activates after a second in a circle around her. This is used to not only stun but pull people towards Johanna. This sets up for her Q and other abilities. With

 

Diablo is a hero that can be played a few different ways depending on your preference. I personally like to get in there and mix it up with Diablo while putting out some good damage. The early game is generally an exercise of patience but in the mid game Diablo can take control and help your team win some major fights at key points. If you want to see the basics on Diablo head on over to his BlizzPro hero page located here. Basic Abilities Black Soulstone – This trait allows Diablo to make sacrifice plays to secure big team fight wins. Remember after Black Soulstone activates Diablo will return with significantly less health and you may need to re-adjust your play style until you are able to gather more souls. Shadow Charge – (Q) Diablo’s bread and butter initiation and isolation tool. I’ll typically us this to dive on

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