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Greymane Build Guide “I am the alpha!”

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016 at 05:00 by Oxygen 15 comments

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General Information

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

1. Quick Reference

Basic Attack Build: sustained single-target damage

Greymane synergizes with
Greymane is countered by
Greymane's stronger maps Blackheart's Bay Infernal Shrines
Greymane's average maps Battlefield of Eternity Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen
Greymane's weaker maps None

2. Introduction

Greymane is a ranged Assassin that thrives on aggression. With an unusual ability to transform into a melee Hero to temporarily reveal a different set of Abilities, Greymane offers unparalleled versatility in terms of damage-dealing. His lack of defensive Abilities and Talents and limited utility, however, may spell his downfall... in the hands of an unprepared player.

3. Strengths

4. Weaknesses

  • Offers zero utility beyond raw damage
  • Low survivability albeit having a reasonably-sized Health pool
  • Particularly weak when playing "from behind"

5. Role in the Current Meta

Greymane's melee-ranged hybrid archetype allows him to benefit from both the safety of ranged Assassin and the raw damage output of melee Assassins. While this allows him to perform well in any given situation, Greymane will never outperform "pure" ranged or melee damage dealers at their best. This flexibility also comes at the cost of utility — Greymane offers zero options for crowd control, and has absolutely no means of healing himself. These factors make him particularly reliant on teamplay to succeed.

In general, he tends to do well against team compositions that feature multiple ranged Heroes, and more particularly, "mage"-like Heroes, who tend to be weak against aggressive melee Heroes. If several reliable tools for crowd control are available to your opponents, it may be wise to look into another ranged Assassin to take up Greymane's spot, as he is not particularly strong when Worgen form can not be reliably or safely utilised.

6. Contents

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

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