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Azmodan Build Guide “I shall rule alone!”

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016 at 05:00 by Oxygen 3 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Azmodan guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Azmodan 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

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 Diamond Flex player, he enjoys playing all Heroes and roles.

1. Quick Reference

Taste for Blood: artillery area of effect burst damage

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

Ability Usage:

2. Introduction

Azmodan is a Specialist that revels in long-range assaults and sieging. Although his abilities all have an inherent form of counterplay, Azmodan's damage-dealing potential is similar to that of Assassins. His abnormally large Health pool makes him difficult to take down despite limited mobility.

3. Strengths

  • Outstanding sieging and waveclearing capabilities
  • Largest Health pool in the game
  • High damage dealing potential

4. Weaknesses

  • Large and relatively immobile; easy to body block
  • Very vulnerable to interruption
  • Limited team fight utility beyond raw damage

5. Role in the Current Meta

Although classified as a Specialist, Azmodan more or less plays like an Assassin; his primary goal is to inflict damage to whatever is in sight. The main difference between him and most regular Assassins, however, is that the majority of his damage can be countered or otherwise avoided in one way or another. The trade-off for this weakness is that all of his abilities double up as very effective sieging tools. As such, Azmodan players are expected to have a solid grasp on game flow, so as to know when to contribute to skirmishes and team fights, and when to capitalise on isolation to deal important structural damage.

One peculiar aspect of Azmodan lies in his Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood talent, which more or less defines the entire Hero at high levels of play. The talent essentially allows Azmodan to improve the scaling of his damage to levels well beyond that of other Heroes. Exploiting this talent, however, requires very specific behaviour from Azmodan players: last-hitting with Globe Of Annihilation Icon Globe Of Annihilation. Doing so requires teamwork, patience, and practice.

In general, Azmodan does well against team compositions that lack hard-engages, and as part of teams that can help him get his Taste for Blood stacks up to a reasonable number. His very large Health pool and the threat of his All Shall Burn Icon All Shall Burn make him hard to assassinate, unlike most damage dealers.

6. Contents

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

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