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Greymane Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Jan 15, 2016 at 14:17 by Oxygen 15 comments

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General Information

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

The other pages of our Greymane 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 Greymane Works Well With

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

1.1. Abathur

Abathur Portrait Greymane makes for an excellent Ultimate Evolution Icon Ultimate Evolution target due to her 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 Greymane's offense, while Carapace Icon Carapace helps in 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 Greymane'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. When comes the time to burst down a specific target, they make for an outstanding diving duo.

1.3. 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. Cleanse Icon Cleanse is particularly useful for promoting aggression and helping counter Greymane's general vulnerability to crowd control.

2. Heroes Greymane Is Countered By

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

2.1. Chen

Chen Portrait Flying Kick Icon Flying Kick's short cooldown allows Chen to continuously pressure Greymane in spite of Disengage Icon Disengage, all while the Shield generated by Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew is too strong for you to 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 Disengage Icon Disengage and Razor Swipe Icon Razor Swipe, to a lesser extent, 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. To make matters worse, his unstoppable frames make him difficult to peel off of you.

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 Abilities. 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. If you must duel him, Worgen form may give you the upper hand if Illidan's main cooldowns (notably, Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis) have been spent.

2.3. Muradin

Muradin Portrait Muradin is the master of countering Basic Attack-reliant Assassins. His mobility makes him particularly difficult to escape or single out. Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt is one of the most reliable form of crowd control in the game, and will certainly hinder your advance against any target. Reverberation Icon Reverberation makes your Basic Attack impotent.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Muradin

Keep your distances. In most cases, you simply need to make it difficult for Muradin to pressure you or otherwise protect his own allies. Pay attention to the cooldown of Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss, as it is what allows him to both respond to your threats and initiate. If he has elected to go for Imposing Presence Icon Imposing Presence, avoid attacking him altogether.

2.4. Tyrael

Tyrael Portrait Judgment Icon Judgment's unavoidable stun can be used to hard-engage on Greymane and follow up with high damage abilities, such as Falstad's Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast, or Nova's Snipe Icon Snipe and Precision Strike Icon Precision Strike. Unless supported, these combos will usually result in you dying. In general, Tyrael can pressure Greymane through El'Druin's Might Icon El'Druin's Might and Smite Icon Smite, while making retaliating hard due to Righteousness Icon Righteousness and Imposing Will Icon Imposing Will. Sanctification Icon Sanctification is particularly good at protecting weakened allies and preventing Go for the Throat Icon Go for the Throat from triggering.

2.4.1. How To Play Against Tyrael

While Tyrael's damage is not particularly threatening on its own, Heroes that can properly follow up on a Judgment Icon Judgment cast are often lethal to Greymane, as they are nearly impossible to avoid. Typically, it is upon your Support to protect you against Judgment. You can, however, make combos harder to pull off by standing further back, forcing Tyrael to overextend out of other combo pieces and away from his own Support.

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