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Falstad Build Guide “Time to drop the hammer!”

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016 at 05:00 by Oxygen 21 comments

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General Information

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

Magestad Build: ability burst damage

Attackstad Build: sustained basic attack damage

Falstad synergizes with
Falstad is countered by
Falstad's stronger maps Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Sky Temple
Falstad's average maps Battlefield of Eternity Blackheart's Bay Garden of Terror Infernal Shrines
Falstad's weaker maps Tomb of the Spider Queen

Ability Usage:

2. Introduction

Falstad is a versatile and flexible ranged damage dealer. His strong points are his solid single-target DPS, extreme on-demand area of effect ranged burst damage, and map-wide mobility. However, his relative fragility makes him a high priority target.

3. Strengths

  • Flight Icon Flight offers unparalled map control
  • Solid single-target damage output
  • Outstanding on-demand burst damage
  • Strong in all phases of the game
  • Versatile; fits most team composition
  • Flexible talents that allow him to adapt to many different situations

4. Weaknesses

  • Extremely dependent on good positioning
  • Low base Health
  • Vulnerable to crowd control
  • Lengthy cooldowns

5. Role in the Current Meta

Falstad's strong single-target sustained damage allows him to put a large amount of pressure on anything within his Basic Attack range. His on-demand burst damage, however, is where he truly shines: any bit of well-timed crowd control sets Falstad up to deliver one of the most devastating combos in the game, in the form of Hammerang Icon Hammerang and Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast. Barrel Roll Icon Barrel Roll, Hammerang's slowing effect, and Epic Mount Icon Epic Mount grant him respectable options for self-peeling, though they do not help him against crowd control.

Falstad is a solid pick against any team composition that does not feature specialised Assassins, such as Nova or Zeratul, who tend to force Falstad players to play too defensively to be effective. Beyond this minor weakness, Falstad is widely appreciated for his Flight Icon Flight Trait.

6. Contents

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

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