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Falstad Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Feb 10, 2016 at 20:15 by Oxygen 21 comments

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General Information

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

The other pages of our Falstad 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 Diamond Flex player, he enjoys playing all Heroes and roles.

1. Heroes Falstad Works Well With

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

1.1. Abathur

Abathur Portrait Falstad makes for an excellent Ultimate Evolution Icon Ultimate Evolution target due to his strong base abilities and potent Basic Attack. Adrenal Overload Icon Adrenal Overload and Adrenaline Boost Icon Adrenaline Boost are especially strong talents to further improve Falstad's offense, while Carapace Icon Carapace will help with keeping him alive.

1.2. E.T.C.

E.T.C. Portrait Rockstar Icon Rockstar and Speed Metal Icon Speed Metal provide invaluable increases to Falstad's attack and movement speed. E.T.C. himself makes the perfect hero to stand between you and your opponents with the strong peeling power provided by both Powerslide Icon Powerslide and Face Melt Icon Face Melt. Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit can combo with Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast for unparalleled results.

1.3. Tyrael

Tyrael Portrait Though he does not offer much in the way of peeling, Tyrael can shield and improve Falstad's movement speed, through Righteousness Icon Righteousness and Smite Icon Smite. Tyrael's true power lies in the fact that he and Falstad can perform one of the most iconic Heroic Ability combos around: Judgment Icon Judgment and Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast can be used together, in this respective order, for a large amount of unavoidable, long-ranged burst damage against any desired target.

1.4. Uther

Uther Portrait Holy Light Icon Holy Light, Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance, and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield's burst healing and protection can keep you alive through the most dire of situations. Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice can be used as a soft peeling tool as well as a setup tool for your sustained damage. Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm synergises very well with Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast.

2. Heroes Falstad Is Countered By

In this section, we will look at the heroes that counter Falstad particularly well.

2.1. Chen

Chen Portrait Flying Kick Icon Flying Kick's short cooldown allows Chen to continuously pressure Falstad in spite of Barrel Roll Icon Barrel Roll, all while the shields generated by Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew are too strong for you to even impact his Health Pool. His heroic ability, Wandering Keg Icon Wandering Keg, can either be used to unconditionally zone you away from your allies, or to bring you to your opponents — both of which are highly undesirable.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Chen

Since Chen relies on channeling Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew to use his abilities and generally stay alive, positioning yourself near allied Heroes with readily available interrupts can discourage him from engaging you at all. Wandering Keg Icon Wandering Keg can be sidestepped by Barrel Roll Icon Barrel Roll to prevent it from driving you into your opponents.

2.2. Illidan

Illidan Portrait Multiple gap closers in the form of Dive Icon Dive and Sweeping Strike Icon Sweeping Strike make Illidan inescapable, while Evasion Icon Evasion completely shuts down your main source of damage, especially once Sixth Sense Icon Sixth Sense is picked up.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Illidan

Illidan is at his best when he can freely deliver sustained basic attacks. As such, it is imperative that you stay out of his melee range, a task made difficult by his Dive Icon Dive and Sweeping Strike Icon Sweeping Strike. The best way of dealing with him is to kite and remain near allied Heroes who can offer crowd control. Avoid attacking him while Evasion Icon Evasion is active, which you can tell by his faded appearance.

2.3. Nova

Nova Portrait Nova's fearsome burst damage through her Snipe Icon Snipe, Pinning Shot Icon Pinning Shot, Anti-Armor Shells Icon Anti-Armor Shells, and Precision Strike Icon Precision Strike can kill you outright and from range whenever you are below ~70% of your Health total. This fact alone makes it very dangerous for you to have significant uptime, both in lane and during team fights.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Nova

Nova's ability to deal damage is increased while she is invisible as it allows her to sneak up onto her targets. Pay attention to the shimmer produced by her Cloak. Rapidly moving back and forth whenever you suspect she may be nearby will also make it harder for her to successfully use Snipe and Precision Strike Icon Precision Strike. If Snipe does miss, it is typically possible for Falstad to duel Nova and come out on top. Avoid wasting Lightning Rod Icon Lightning Rod against her Holo Decoy Icon Holo Decoy by looking for signs of the real Nova, such as evasive maneuvers and high damage.

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