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Auriel Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Aug 16, 2016 at 21:32 by Straften 12 comments

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General Information

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

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

About the Author

Straften is a Grand Master ranked player in both Hero League and Team League. He has a passion for theorycrafting, and regularly tests new features early on the PTR. He explains his strategy, reasoning, and implementation in these guides.

1. Heroes Auriel Works Well With

1.1. Brightwing

Brightwing Portrait Brightwing is a great supplimental support for Auriel. Brightwing offers sustained AoE healing, which allows Auriel to save Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven until burst healing is required. In addition to lacking sustained healing that Brightwing has, Auriel has no reliable hard crowd control. Brightwing makes up for this with Polymorph Icon Polymorph, one of the best crowd control Abilities in the game. Finally, Brightwing is able to split soak lanes and still show up to fights on time via Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift. This is extremely beneficial to an Auriel team composition, as Auriel herself will usually be with another teammate instead of solo soaking. Brightwing can also help alleviate Auriel's poor mobility by casting Pixie Dust Icon Pixie Dust onto her.

1.2. Tyrael

Tyrael Portrait Tyrael makes one of the few situations where Resurrect Icon Resurrect is the better choice of Heroics for Auriel. This is because Resurrect is great any time you win a teamfight, but lose an ally or two while doing so. The reason this works with Tyrael is that Archangel's Wrath Icon Archangel's Wrath will often finish off enemies who are low Health from trading into him. Normally Archangel's Wrath can even out a teamfight that is lost; however, when combined with Resurrect it can create noticable leads. Tyrael can also increase Auriel's movement speed with Smite Icon Smite, which helps to make up for her poor mobility.

1.3. Kharazim

Kharazim Portrait Kharazim brings on demand AoE healing to the team composition, which allows Auriel to store her Energy until burst healing is required. Kharazim can be a great target for Bestow Hope right before Seven-Sided Strike Icon Seven-Sided Strike is deployed. Regardless of Kharazim's choice at Level 1, he greatly benefits from Will of Heaven Icon Will of Heaven at Level 16. His extremely high mobility and capability to increase other's movement speed with Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven make him perfect for helping Auriel get out of bad positions.

1.4. Cho'Gall

Cho Portrait Gall Portrait Cho'gall is the best target in the game for Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope, because they are the only two Heroes that are contained in one body. This means that you gain hope for any damage Cho or Gall do. With a Cho'gall and Empathic Link Icon Empathic Link, Auriel can reliably solo heal. Cho can benefit from Will of Heaven Icon Will of Heaven depending on his build, while Gall greatly benefits from Wrath of Heaven Icon Wrath of Heaven. Coordinate with your Cho'gall teammates to see which option they prefer each match.

2. Heroes Auriel Is Countered By

2.1. The Butcher

The Butcher Portrait TheButcher can dive Auriel very effectively with Ruthless Onslaught Icon Ruthless Onslaught, and follow it up with Lamb to the Slaughter Icon Lamb to the Slaughter. When Auriel is hit by this combo, she is powerless to do anything about it.

2.1.1. How To Play Against The Butcher

When playing against The Butcher, hold Crystal Aegis Icon Crystal Aegis until you or a teammate are charged by Ruthless Onslaught Icon Ruthless Onslaught. Crystal Aegis will place you or your ally into Stasis, removing Ruthless Onslaught's lock before it hits. Play very conservatively while Crystal Aegis is on cooldown.

2.2. Tyrande

Tyrande Portrait Tyrande does very well with dive compositions. She can follow up engage from her team with Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare's stun, which will usually result in Auriel dying if she is the target.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Tyrande

Stay in range of Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope and Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven, but try to position yourself safely in order to force the enemy team to engage on someone other than you. When the engage does happen, you may then move forward to use Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep and Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike to assist your team. Make sure you don't get zoned away from your team, as Auriel is extremely weak on her own.

2.3. Cho'Gall

Cho Portrait Gall Portrait Cho'gall will win trades with any of your allies 2v1. This means that an ally in combat with Cho'gall will always take more damage than you can heal with Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven.

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