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E.T.C. Build Guide “You can't kill the metal!”

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016 at 06:00 by Oxygen 16 comments

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General Information

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

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. Quick Reference

Tank Build: high damage mitigation

Groupies Build: area of effect healing

E.T.C. synergizes with
E.T.C. is countered by
E.T.C.'s stronger maps None
E.T.C.'s average maps Battlefield of Eternity Blackheart's Bay Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen
E.T.C.'s weaker maps None

Ability Usage:

2. Introduction

E.T.C. is a well-rounded Warrior-class hero. His strongest points are his exceptional durability, disruption abilities, and team-wide buffs. As an archetypal frontlining tank, E.T.C. players are expected to setup and peel for their more fragile allies in order to allow them to support and deal damage more effectively.

3. Strengths

  • Hard to kill and gank
  • Multiple crowd control abilities and interrupts
  • Some team support in the form of area of effect buffs
  • Flexible Heroic ability choices

4. Weaknesses

  • Dependent on good positioning
  • Limited area of effect damage
  • Predictable playstyle

5. Role in the Current Meta

E.T.C.'s high base health and the defensive nature of his talents and abilities make him one of the toughest tanks. Powerslide Icon Powerslide and Face Melt Icon Face Melt are versatile abilities that allow him to both initiate and peel effectively. His trait, Rockstar Icon Rockstar, generously increases the attack speed of nearby allies, whereas the Speed Metal Icon Speed Metal talent also provides additional movement speed. This makes him a valuable asset to any team that relies on basic attack damage dealers to secure kills, a common sight in the current meta.

Both Heroic ability choices — Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit and Stage Dive Icon Stage Dive — are be game changing. Mosh Pit is a dangerous channeled area of effect stun has the potential to lock down an entire team for a lengthy amount of time. Stage Dive turns E.T.C. into a potent split-pusher, allowing a team to safely pressure two objectives at once after the laning phase. E.T.C.'s role therefore changes depending on his Heroic ability choice.

6. Contents

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

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