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E.T.C. Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on May 12, 2015 at 22:56 by Oxygen 16 comments

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General Information

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

The other pages of our E.T.C. can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

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. Heroes E.T.C. Works Well With

In this section, we will look at the heroes that work particularly well with E.T.C..

1.1. Illidan

Illidan Portrait Illidan relies on movement and attack speed to stay alive and deal his sustained damage. E.T.C. provides him with both of these essential statistics through Speed Metal Icon Speed Metal. E.T.C. also makes for a strong diving partner, and a Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit cast will force some of the crowd control away from Illidan.

1.2. Nova, Raynor, Sgt. Hammer, and Valla

Nova Portrait Raynor Portrait Sgt. Hammer Portrait Valla Portrait

All of these heroes require protection to function fully, and E.T.C. can provide this protection through Speed Metal Icon Speed Metal, and the crowd control of his abilities. Mosh Pit furthermore allows Nova to use Precision Strike Icon Precision Strike, Valla to use Strafe Icon Strafe or Rain of Vengeance Icon Rain of Vengeance, and Sgt. Hammer to use Napalm Strike Icon Napalm Strike. The attack speed provided by Rockstar is substantial, as all of these heroes rely on basic attacks to deal the majority of their damage.

1.3. Zagara

Zagara Portrait Zagara's basic attack is relatively potent from level 4 and on, when she acquires Envenomed Spines Icon Envenomed Spines, making Rockstar Icon Rockstar useful to her. Devouring Maw Icon Devouring Maw is generally easier to land than Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit or Stage Dive Icon Stage Dive, and can be followed up flawlessly by E.T.C. through simply channeling right as the Maw is about to expire.

2. Heroes E.T.C. Is Countered By

In this section, we will look at the heroes that counter E.T.C. particularly well.

2.1. Brightwing

Brightwing Portrait Brightwing generally does well against heroes that rely on sustained damage due to Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist, meaning that E.T.C. can never really significantly pressure anything near Brightwing. Polymorph Icon Polymorph can reliably interrupt both Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit and Stage Dive Icon Stage Dive's initial channel, and Pixie Dust Icon Pixie Dust may make it hard to catch up to a target in the first place. Cleanse Icon Cleanse can even be picked up to save heroes caught into Mosh Pit so that they may interrupt it themselves. Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift also allows her to keep up with you should you elect to split-push with Stage Dive. Do not channel Stage Dive near her, as she will be able to interrupt it with Polymorph.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Brightwing

Catching Brightwing into a Powerslide Icon Powerslide & Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit combo will prevent her from using Cleanse or Polymorph. It may be worth using Mosh Pit exclusively against her and then coordinating a focus-fire maneuver from your team to kill her before Mosh Pit expires. Keeping track of Polymorph's cooldown, which is rather lengthy (15 seconds) is also a good strategy.

2.2. Tyrande

Tyrande Portrait Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark, available from the start of the game, can be used by Tyrande to burst E.T.C. down even through his high health pool. Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare gives her a long-ranged and reliable stun to interrupt both Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit and Stage Dive Icon Stage Dive.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Tyrande

Tyrande's backline position makes it difficult to engage her. As such, the strategy may be to play defensively until Lunar Flare has been used. Its animation is easily spotted, and the cooldown is equal to that of your Powerslide Icon Powerslide, making it somewhat easy to keep track of. Stay within reasonable range of your healers so that they may help dampen some of Hunter's Mark's damage.

3. ChangeLog

  • 13 May 2015: Rewrote Zagara's explanations, after May 12 patch.
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