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Artanis Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Oct 20, 2015 at 08:25 by Srey 6 comments

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General Information

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

The other pages of our Artanis can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About the Author

Srey is Rank 1 in Hero League and a top 10 player on Hotslogs. He played for Happy Faerie Dragons, formerly the top amateur team on the North American server. With the team having now disbanded, he is bringing together a new team, which he hopes will compete at an even higher level. You can watch his stream to see how he plays Artanis (and other heroes).

1. Heroes Artanis Works Well With

In this section, we will look at Heroes that work particularly well with Artanis.

1.1. Abathur

Abathur Portrait Abathur is able provide you with support from anywhere on the battlefield. Symbiote Icon Symbiote is able to empower you with multiple effects, including Adrenal Overload Icon Adrenal Overload, which increases your attack speed, while Envenomed Spikes Icon Envenomed Spikes can Slow enemies.

1.2. E.T.C.

E.T.C. Portrait E.T.C. is able to support Artanis when diving enemies, making it difficult to attack him. Also, Rockstar Icon Rockstar increases your attack speed, which reduces the cooldown on Shield Overload Icon Shield Overload.

1.3. Tassadar

Tassadar Portrait Tassadar is Artanis' greatest ally. Plasma Shield Icon Plasma Shield keeps you alive without healing you, allowing you to fully benefit from Shield Overload Icon Shield Overload. Tassadar's talents, Leeching Plasma Icon Leeching Plasma, Khala's Embrace Icon Khala's Embrace, and Evasive Shielding Icon Evasive Shielding heal you, permanently shield you, and increase your movement speed.

2. Heroes Artanis Is Countered By

In this section, we will look at Heroes that counter Artanis particularly well.

2.1. Brightwing

Brightwing Portrait Brightwing herself is very difficult to target because of her mobility with Blink Heal Icon Blink Heal and Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift. Pixie Dust Icon Pixie Dust increases an ally's movement speed and blocks your Basic Attacks. More importantly, Polymorph Icon Polymorph makes you unable to attack for its duration.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Brightwing

Brightwing's Polymorph Icon Polymorph is your main concern. It essentially acts as a targeted instant Stun, preventing you from using any of your abilities or Basic Attacks. This can be particularly powerful when used just as you reach 50% maximum health, preventing you doing anything to regain your shield from Shield Overload Icon Shield Overload and securing an easy takedown for the enemy team. To deal with this, be wary of committing to a team fight involving Brightwing while she has Polymorph available. You can either wait for her to use it on another target or engage if you do not think Polymorph will be effective in the current situation. Additionally, Blink Heal Icon Blink Heal allows Brightwing to frequently teleport to allies, making it extremely difficult for you to chase her with your lack of crowd control. Only commit to Brightwing if she has no allies to blink to or no charges left (she can hold up to 2 charges of Blink Heal at a time).

2.2. Jaina

Jaina Portrait Jaina is able to kite you very effectively with Frostbite Icon Frostbite, as well as burst you down when below 50% health with her high damage output.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Jaina

Jaina's burst damage is based almost exclusively on Blizzard Icon Blizzard and Cone of Cold Icon Cone of Cold. If these two abilities are on cooldown, her threat level is significantly reduced. That being said, Jaina is still able to Slow you with her trait, Frostbite Icon Frostbite, especially if Summon Water Elemental Icon Summon Water Elemental is active. If you are unable to immediately close the gap between you and your target do not continue chasing or it will result in you being kited.

2.3. Muradin

Muradin Portrait Muradin is one of Artanis' hardest counters. Reverberation Icon Reverberation reduces your attack speed by 50% while Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt Stuns you for 1.5 seconds, making it next to impossible to use Basic Attacks effectively.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Muradin

While there is no direct way to play against Muradin, you can reduce his effectiveness towards you by understanding his threats. Muradin will try to Stun you with Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt so try to always be aware of it, juking it if possible. Reverberation Icon Reverberation, a Level 1 talent, will reduce your attack speed by 50% for 3 seconds if you are hit by Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap. Thunder Clap is an instant, AoE ability, making it impossible to dodge and forcing you to deal with its effects. Try to wait for Muradin to use Thunder Clap before you engage.

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