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Greymane Strategy, Tips, and Tricks

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

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General Information

On this page, you will learn how to optimally play Greymane in a competitive environment in Heroes of the Storm. Everything you need to know is explained, from general gameplay to specific tips and tricks.

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. General Greymane Gameplay

Greymane's role throughout all stages of the game is to damage everything in sight while remaining in a safe position, due to his fragility, until it is time to strike a swift killing blow. The flexibility of his abilities allows him to function very well as a solo laner, with other players, or as a roamer. His high sustained damage output is a useful tool: though he unsafely solos Mercenary Camps due to his low Health and inexistent self sustain, he will quickly dispatch them when accompanied. As with all Assassins, a key skill to master is stutter-stepping.

In general, make sure that there is always something friendly — allied Heroes, Structures, or Minions — standing between you and your opponent's Heroes. This makes it much harder for them to use their dangerous crowd control Abilities against you. This becomes especially important as games progress.

2. When Not Team Fighting

Greymane is an extremely strong laner. Gilnean Cocktail Icon Gilnean Cocktail rapidly kills Minions while dealing significant unavoidable poke damage to Heroes. His reasonably long-ranged and strong Basic Attacks let him punish those who come near. As such, your primary goal is to soak and push your chosen lane while avoiding ganks. Avoid ganks by paying attention to adjacent lanesfor missing Heroes via the Minimap. Do not waste your Darkflight Icon Darkflight's cooldown unless you can safely secure a kill with it. It is your only escape tool.

Though you are a decent duelist, avoid traveling between lanes while unaccompanied, unless it is for roaming purposes. You are at your safest within range of a Gate Structure. There are times, however, where you must leave the relative safety of your lane. Your sustained damage output can greatly help your allies to take down Mercenary Camps and enemy Structures. Certain Map objectives will also require you to join your team for impending skirmishes and team fights.

3. When Team Fighting

Team fighting as Greymane is straightforward: use Gilnean Cocktail Icon Gilnean Cocktail and Inner Beast Icon Inner Beast as they come off cooldown and deliver as many Basic Attacks as possible while remaining at range, behind your frontline and near your Support Heroes. Priority targets include anything currently being crowd controlled, low Health targets, and generally more fragile Heroes. Do not hesitate, however, to attack what you can safely hit. A common mistake is to believe that "tanks should never be hit". This is only true when you can choose your target, something that is seldom possible.

4. Summary of Tips and Tricks

  • Your Basic Attack is your main source of damage. To improve its uptime, practice and master stutter-stepping.
  • The above point is particularly important for maintaining Inner Beast Icon Inner Beast.
  • Darkflight Icon Darkflight should only be used when you are safe; that is, when important enemy crowd control has been used.
  • Go for the Throat Icon Go for the Throat hits hard; it does not have to be used solely to benefit from its reset clause, especially since it is a gap closer.
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