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Anub'arak Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Aug 22, 2015 at 13:35 by Oxygen 6 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list the heroes you synergise well with, as Anub'arak and those you are particularly vulnerable against.

The other pages of our Anub'arak can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About the Author

Oxygen is a veteran of the MOBA genre, which he has been playing for nearly 15 years. He has coached some of Heroes of the Storm's most prominent North American players and teams alike, including Team Liquid. As a Rank 1 Flex player, he enjoys playing all Heroes and roles.

1. Heroes Anub'arak Works Well With

In this section, we will look at the heroes that work particularly well with Anub'arak.

1.1. Rehgar

Rehgar Portrait Rehgar excels at healing melee Heroes; since Anub'arak is likely to require healing when engaging, a healer with strong burst healing and an on demand shield that also provides area of effect damage (Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield + Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield) has everything a sticky tank could ask for. Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem can even be used to improve Anub'arak and his Beetle's' uptime.

1.2. Kerrigan

Kerrigan Portrait Kerrigan and Anub'arak form a formidable diving team. Their basic abilities play off of each other extremely well due to their long and reliable combined crowd control potential. They can they deal an impressive amount of area of effect damage when combining their respective area of effect Heroic abilities, Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm and Maelstrom Icon Maelstrom. However, coordination is key.

1.3. Jaina

Jaina Portrait Jaina can easily capitalise on a good setup, and Anub'arak provides the long-range crowd control that Jaina wants follow up with her burst. Anub'arak can also provide some instant peeling for her through Cocoon Icon Cocoon. The two make for an intimidating roaming duo.

2. Heroes Anub'arak Is Countered By

In this section, we will look at the heroes that counter Anub'arak particularly well.

2.1. Valla

Valla Portrait Valla is the master of kiting. Vault Icon Vault is fast, has a short cooldown, and can be used to avoid your abilities. Multishot Icon Multishot, combined with her Frost Shot Icon Frost Shot talent, means that you or your Beetles will basically never be in range to attack her. Her Strafe Icon Strafe Heroic ability has the unique property of killing Cocoon Icon Cocoon's cocoon near-instantly.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Valla

Unlike against other Assassins, you do not want to end up in an isolated situation against Valla, unless her Vault Icon Vault ability is on cooldown. Specifically paying attention to her dashing animation will allow you to initiate on her. Consider using Cocoon Icon Cocoon against her as well — she is a relatively high value target, and will not be able to break it from within the cocoon.

2.2. Sonya

Sonya Portrait Sonya is potentially the game's strongest duelist. In lane, she can bully Anub'arak with ease and leeches life in an area of effect thanks to her Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind, even punishing Beetles as a side effect. During team fights, Sonya excels at killing divers that have to take her damage, which is what Anub'arak does. Her Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Heroic ability gives her a 50% reduction to crowd control duration, rendering Impale Icon Impale ineffective against her.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Sonya

Sonya relies on Rage to use her abilities and deal damage. Attack her when she is out of Rage and her Ancient Spear Icon Ancient Spear has been used (which generates Rage). Her Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind can easily be interrupted by both Impale Icon Impale and Burrow Charge Icon Burrow Charge. Avoid engaging her while her Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker ability is active, or she will decimate you. In general, you simply need teammates to have a chance against her.

3. ChangeLog

  • 22 Aug. 2015: Web Blast was renamed to Cocoon in Kharazim's patch.
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