[Top 15] Heroes of the Storm Best Heroes for Each Role That Are Powerful (Latest Patch)

Heroes of the Storm top 15 Powerful Heroes
The heroes of old and new worlds are brought to this strange place called the Nexus. Their lives were never meant to be touched by each other, but now they collide. Many friendships and many animosities will come to fruition. And you can be a part of it.

1. Anub arak - Role: Tank

Anubarak Grand Master Playthrough

The Traitor King, the brave one, stood outnumbered against the oncoming swarm of Lich King's armies. Having once battled him, Anub'arak enters the Nexus under his banner and is ready to ruin the day of every mage.

Anub'arak is an aggressive, deep-dive tank. His main strengths include long-range disruption abilities and powerful passives, which can absorb a substantial amount of spell damage. Even though he is considered the main tank, Anub's health pool is relatively low; just compare him to our friendly meathead Stitches. Playing this hero requires teamwork and creating collective opportunities. He is considered by many to be a personification of strategy; "the most effective defense is an offense."

Now here are some of the reasons why Anub'arak is one of the best tanks:

  • Easy for players to master because of simple mechanics 
  • His primary abilities provide opportunities for initiating fights and diving into enemies.
  • High mitigation against ability-based heroes through spell armor and beetles
  • The beetles he produces can block skillshots and tower damage, making him the biggest nightmare of all mages.
  • Several long-range crowd control and interruption Abilities (Coocone is one of the best crowd control heroics in the Nexus)

Anub arak full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/anubarak/ 


2. Kharazim - Role: Healer

  Kharazim Grand Master Playthrough

A monk of Ivgorod with unsinkable faith walks the Nexus on a dagger's edge, between peace and war. He is hiding an iron fist poised to strike under a velvet glove he uses to heal. Kharazim is portrayed as a melee healer, and he can provide an abundance of healing in the most difficult situations. The player is given a lot of freedom in playing this hero. Utilizing his iron fists through a certain talent build, going for the standard healer, or balancing his way through the third unique option. 

And to tell you why Kharazim should be your choice:

  • Very mobile with the usage of Dash ability
  • Can be played as either a healer or a melee assassin depending on the talent build
  • There are two viable Heroic Abilities.
  • Great at doing clutch heals using his Dash ability and Breath of Heaven
  • One of the most balanced heroes

Kharazim full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/kharazim/ 


3. Li Ming - Role: Range Assassin

Liming Grand Master Playthrough

A Nephalem from the island of Xiansai stood out as the pupil of the prestigious Yshari Sanctum. Li Ming is now a rebellious wizard wielding almost unmatched and unlimited arcane power in the universe.

If you are just looking for a bit of a challenge that can reward you with great fun, Ming has you covered. She is an aggressive range assassin, who relies mostly on her trait Critical Mass, which allows her to deal an extreme amount of damage over and over again. Li Ming requires a lot of skill shots, so she is hard to master, but once the players get a hold of it, the hardest part is not to get too laid back.

Why does every player want Li Ming on their team:

  • Long-range bursts and sustain damage are outstanding.
  • Long-range attacks make her great for siege damage
  • Though fragile, her teleport ability allows easy escapes and great maneuverability
  • Exceptional poking
  • Adaptability through a diverse talent sheet

Li Ming full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/li-ming/ 


4. Artanis - Role: Bruiser

Artanis Grand Master Playthrough

A single Protoss ensured the survival of his race. Artanis, an embodiment of hope, was the leader of the Daelaam. Driven by the promise of a brighter future, the Hierarch engraved his name into eternity. His voyage in the Nexus begins with you.

Artanis is an aggressive melee bruiser, able to deal a substantial amount of damage. His Shield Overload passive enables him to withstand prolonged fights and, through related talents, can even fill the role of a tank. Artanis is not hard to master, and with proper usage, there is a lot of art in Artanis.

And now, why should you try him:

  • Excellent for playing 1v1 against another solo lane player
  • This allows the player to use his abilities to perform trick shots and switch places with an opposing hero
  • Shield Overload makes Artanis quite sustainable 
  • Heroic abilities can be placed on any part of the map, enabling Artanis to assist teammates from far away

Artanis full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/artanis/ 


5. Kerrigan - Role: Mele Assassin

Kerrigan Grand Master Playthrough

She fell on Antiga Prime as a Terran, but death was not the end of her. Rebirth. A Eumenide walks. She has become death, the destroyer of worlds. Vendetta is her only motive.

Sarah Kerrigan is a melee assassin that ravages the Nexus with her devastating combos. Kerrigan can deal very high amounts of burst damage to her targets. It is worth mentioning, that her low health pool and lack of defensive abilities make her vulnerable to burst damage herself.  

Some reasons why she could be your perfect pick:

  • Great crowd control with different abilities
  • An astonishing amount of burst damage
  • Excels at ganking opponents
  • Can initiate fights with a strong attack
  • Her talent sheet enables her to become tanky in fights

Kerrigan full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/kerrigan/ 


6. Abathur - Role: Support

Abathur Grand Master Playthrough

What is perfect for the God of evolution? Nothing and nothing will be. Improve. Adapt. Evolution is all that there is to this unique Zerg. Residing in the evolution pit, he is the Swarm's DNA library that now roams the Nexus.

The gameplay of Abathur differs from that of every other hero in the game. Extremely fragile, he must avoid hand-to-hand confrontations with enemy heroes. By empowering his allies with Symbiote, he can actively participate in team fights and apply pressure to the map, manipulating the flow of the game.

To persuade you a bit about how good this hero is:

  • A unique playthrough unlike any in the game
  • Great at soaking different lanes at once through his global abilities
  • One of the best split-pushing heroes in the game
  • With Deep Tunnel, he can teleport anywhere on the map (provided there is vision)
  • Excellent for detecting ganking and invisible heroes with his mines (Toxic nest)

Abathur full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/abathur/ 


7. Diablo - Role: Tank

Diablo Grand Master Playthrough

One can barely utter his name without shaking. He is the root and essence of all wickedness, one of the Prime Evils. Governing the Realm of Terror, its lord, Diablo, now seeks to expand the walls of hell through battles in Nexus.

Diablo is an aggressive tank with many crowd-control abilities that provide efficient peeling and setting up for his teammates. But without proper coordination, his abilities are a double-edged sword. He can both punish enemies' bad positioning and, more often than not, save them from allied spells.

I have a firm belief you will enjoy utilizing his following strengths:

Extremely reliable initiation

  • Massive HP
  • To a large degree, self-sustainable
  • Excellent at peeling with his crowd-control abilities
  • A great passive that enables quick respawn (Black Soulstones)

Diablo full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/diablo/ 


8. Imperius - Role: Bruiser

Imperius Grand Master Playthrough

As the de facto head of the Angris Council, Imperius, Archangel of Valor, is an angel of the High Heavens. Under his guidance, the Heavenly Host has repeatedly defeated the powers of Hell, but his arrogance and carelessness have brought about his demise.

Imperius might be categorized as an aggressive bruiser who can also be used as a tank. He possesses a good degree of self-healing and can deal a lot of damage. Although Imperius is a formidable hero, he has certain drawbacks in terms of mobility and peeling.

Remember to capitalize on these advantages when discussing Imperius:

  • Great self-healing with his skills
  • Due to his talent sheet, a good late game
  • Significant burst damage
  • Possesses reasonable crowd control

Imperius full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/imperius/ 


9.  Zul’jin - Role: Ranged Assassin

Zuljin Grand Master Playthrough

Zul'jin, the Warlord of the Amani Forest Trolls, stood in front of his armies many times, never afraid to beat up an elf. With most of them already beaten up, he ventured into the Nexus to continue his dueling against them.

Zul'jin is a ranged assassin who is primarily considered an auto-attack hero, relying on basic attacks. With many choices in his talent sheet, he can also become a half-mage, relying a bit on spell damage. Our Warlord can trade health for damage, a possible edge in the battle, but caring for it requires a lot of balance. 

Here are some reasons why he is among the strongest:

  • Can fill multiple roles to accommodate a multitude of team compositions and match-ups
  • The regeneration ability adds a nice self-heal 
  • Outstanding single-target damage via basic attack
  • Decent wave clear

Zul’jin full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/zuljin/ 


10. Murky - Role: Mele Assassin

Murky Grand Master Playthrough

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Only a hero that had experienced death so many times could be so young and could utter these words of unimaginable wisdom. 

Murky is a melee assassin whose preferred strategy is to look adorable and frustrate his enemies. Murky's allies must capitalize on the fact that he thrives in attrition battles, even if his attributes and damage values are limited, he attracts enemies' attention and makes them inefficient. 

Besides being a cute baby, Murky has some strengths: 

  • Excellent wave clear through primary abilities
  • Fast revival through Spawn Egg
  • No mana costs
  • Great late game because of the talent sheet

Murky full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/murky/ 


11. Anduin - Role: Healer

Anduin Grand Master Playthrough

Anduin Llane Wrynn was a charming boy who sought to become a priest of the Holy Light, ensuring peace around him. Fate had other plans for him, and he became the King of Stormwind and the High King of the Alliance. His motives and beliefs intact, he entered the Nexus with one goal and one goal only: to bring peace.

Ranged healers like Anduin excel at both protecting themselves and their allies with shields and healing. On top of his healing and shielding abilities, he has various crowd control and utility effects, making him a unique player in his role. Teams with him on board will have access to a powerful healer on the backline when someone masters Anduin's arsenal of both offensive and defensive tools. 

If you require further assurance of his strength:

  • Strong burst healing
  • Capable of removing enemy effects from allied heroes
  • A good late game that can give an edge
  • Decent crowd-control

Anduin full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/anduin/ 


12. Garrosh - Role: Tank

Garrosh Grand Master Playthrough

Entering the Nexus as the son of Hellscream, the chieftain of the Horde burns with rage, and all of it will be directed towards the Alliance. Be cautious if you're playing Anduin or Varian!

Garrosh is a tank with an incredible trait: armor up, which ironically makes his survivability better the closer he is to dying. Garrosh's ability to displace enemy heroes over relatively large distances with his Wrecking Ball is arguably one of his strongest mechanics. This will significantly impact the outcome of a team fight and put a lot of pressure on the enemies while laning.

Furthermore, some of his strengths are:

  • Great durability as a result of armor up
  • Very strong playmaker
  • Can reposition enemies or allies with his main abilities
  • A great frontliner and a great crowd controller

Garrosh full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/garrosh/ 


13. Ragnaros - Role: Bruiser

Ragnaros Grand Master Playthrough

Behold Ragnaros - the Firelord! He who was ancient when this world was young! Bow before him, mortals! Bow before your ending!”  - Majordomo Executus (Flameweaker- WoW)

The Lord of Fire and Flame, known as the Great Fire, Ragnaros is a powerful bruiser who can rain destruction upon his enemies with his brutal abilities or simply when defending his team's forts. He is a unique addition to the Heroes of the Storm with his ability to take over ruined towers, which gives him a new set of skills. 

Some of his strengths, besides the lovely Baby Ragnaros skin, are:

  • Outstanding waveclear, first with his primary abilities and then with his heroic Lava Wave
  • Great self-healing start and great opportunities through the talent sheet
  • Decent damage
  • Possibility of both great lane-pushing and damage-dealing builds
  • Molten Core's ability to transform and take the destroyed tower

Ragnaros full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/ragnaros/ 


14. Tassadar - Role: Range Assassin

Tassadar Grand Master Playthrough

"En Taro, Tassadar!" echoed throughout every battlefield that the Protoss army entered. Tassadar, forever engraved in the history of his people, will remain their hero, the Saviour of the Templars. "Tassadar Toridas!"

Tassadar is a ranged assassin whose impressive damage output from high range makes him a potent main damage dealer. If the enemy team tends to stick together and group up, Tassadar's impact is even greater, for he deals area damage. On top of it, there is the Force Wall ability. If used well, it can be very impactful, but without proper care, it can even harm your team. 

For more unpersuaded:

  • Heavy Area damage
  • Clear Great Wave with Psionic Storm and Shock Ray
  • Excellent at poking
  • Has decent crowd control through slowing enemies and using Force Wall

Tassadar full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/tassadar/ 


15. Butcher - Role: Melee Assassin

Butcher Grand Master Playthrough

He is a monstrosity, a bloated, hideous architect of despair and havoc. Innocent moans of misery are heard as he moves. The Nexus is where the Butcher now plagues and ravages because of his relentless pursuit of fresh meat, which is his one and only source of satisfaction.

The fresh meat mechanic is essential to Butcher's gameplay. It enables outstanding and drastic growth in power as the match progresses. That radical boost will provide unrivaled basic attack speed and damage to the player who chooses Butcher, so it should be a top priority. Just combine it with his ability to self-heal via basic attack and you've got yourself a win.

This dark character has many strengths that each player should learn how to utilize or counter:

  • Extremely high long-term damage
  • Strong duelist
  • Can recover massive amounts of health with Butcher's Brand
  • Ruthless Onslaught allows for easy engagement and ganking

Butcher full details: https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/heroes/the-butcher/


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