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Arthas Build Guide “Frostmourne hungers.”

Last updated on Sep 14, 2016 at 07:00 by Kendric 7 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Arthas guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Arthas in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

Note that this guide is still in our older format and it will eventually be moved to the new format. More information here.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Death Coil Build: incredibly high self-sustain and single-target damage

Anti Magic Build: increased resilience against strong ability compositions

Frozen Tempest Build: strong AoE crowd control with great disruption

Arthas synergizes with
Arthas is countered by
Arthas's stronger maps None
Arthas's average maps Battlefield of Eternity Blackheart's Bay Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen
Arthas's weaker maps None

Ability Usage:

  • Carefully analyse your team's composition and then decide which Heroic Ability to choose.
  • Pressing ALT + Q causes Arthas to quickly cast Death Coil Icon Death Coil on himself, healing him for a considerable amount.
  • When using Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast, it is sometimes better to cast it slightly ahead of the enemy target's movement path, as its projectile travels rather slowly.
  • Summon Sindragosa Icon Summon Sindragosa disables enemy Structures, which makes it a very potent ability to use during pushes.
  • Frozen Tempest Icon Frozen Tempest is a very useful tool to get rid of Zagara's Creep Tumor Icon Creep Tumor.

2. Introduction

Arthas is an aggressive Warrior. His combination of strong crowd control and damage potential classify him as a dangerous bruiser who is very effective at taking down enemy Assassin and Specialist Heroes. Arthas excels at slowing and rooting several opponents at the same time, which allows him to either chase down retreating enemies or to peel for threatened allies.

3. Strengths

  • Powerful crowd control abilities
  • Good at clearing Mercenary Camps on his own
  • Strong self-sustain
  • Fairly tanky
  • High damage output compared to other Warriors

4. Weaknesses

5. Role In The Current Meta

Arthas fulfills the role of an offensive Warrior that poses a constant threat to nearby enemies. While he is innately not as durable as other Warriors like Muradin or E.T.C., Arthas can nevertheless become quite tanky after Level 16. Strong defensive talents like Immortal Coil Icon Immortal Coil or Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell provide enough protection to hold the front line during the later stages of the game. Two of Arthas' Basic Abilities, namely Frozen Tempest Icon Frozen Tempest and Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast, can be used to initiate team fights by locking multiple nearby enemies down. However, the fact that Arthas has a hard time closing in on agile Heroes requires him to choose his targets wisely. In order to become a decent Arthas player, it is very important to know when to engage and when to remain passive.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 5 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 17 May 2016: Applied multiple changes to Arthas' builds, abilities, and talents in accordance with his rework from the Chromie patch.
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