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Gazlowe Build Guide “Hey, time is money friend.”

Last updated on Sep 29, 2016 at 08:29 by Oxygen 16 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Gazlowe guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Gazlowe 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 Master player, he enjoys playing all Heroes and roles.

1. Quick Reference

Grav-O-Bomb Wombo Combo: zoning and area of effect damage

Robo-Gobo Turret Master 420: zoning, sieging, and late-game bruiser

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

Ability Usage:

2. Introduction

Gazlowe is a Specialist that excels at controlling the space around him, sieging, and painlessly claiming Mercenary Camps. Although his abilities all have an inherent form of counterplay, Gazlowe has great zoning potential and some unique utility in the form of Robo-Goblin Icon Robo-Goblin.

3. Strengths

  • Outstanding zoning potential
  • Great sieging capabilities
  • Situationally high sustained damage
  • May quickly and safely solo claim any Mercenary Camp, including Bosses
  • Strong combo potential with Grav-O-Bomb 3000 Icon Grav-O-Bomb 3000

4. Weaknesses

  • Limited survivability
  • Very little target-focused damage
  • Requires setup to maximise damage
  • Particularly weak versus ranged damage dealers
  • Unique playstyle around which teammates must play

5. Role in the Current Meta

As a Specialist, Gazlowe does not have any clear-cut role within a team. He does, however, typically take up the seat of a damage dealer, as he is incapable to perform the duties of a dedicated tank or healer. In general, Gazlowe players are expected to zone opponents with Rock-It! Turret Icon Rock-It! Turret and Xplodium Charge Icon Xplodium Charge, often dealing a significant amount of sustained damage in the process. Another more peculiar style of play, which revolves around the Robo-Goblin Icon Robo-Goblin ability, actively seeks to avoid team fights in order to very efficiently raze Structures to generate an experience lead for his team.

By nature, he is adept at disputing static objectives, such as Cursed Hollow's Tributes or Dragon Shire's Shrines, whereas he has a harder time playing more aggressively, such as around strategies that rely upon killing a specific target. This relatively uncommon property makes Gazlowe one of the more unique Heroes in the roster, and one of the more difficult ones to play as, and to play around for an unprepared team. Still, he tends to do extremely well against team compositions that rely on diving strategies, as they must also deal with his Turrets and general crowd control.

6. Contents

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

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