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Kerrigan Build Guide “Long live the real Queen.”

Last updated on Aug 24, 2016 at 16:20 by Micekrispies 4 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Kerrigan guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Kerrigan in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

About the Author

Micekrispies is a Grand Master Hero League player who has a passion for the MOBA scene and its community. Having over 6 years of experience in the upper divisions of League of Legends, Micekrispies saw Heroes of the Storm as an exciting new endeavor. His priority is to share his knowledge of the MOBA genre with any and all who desire to learn more. Feel free to drop off a comment in the comments section or check out him out on Twitch where he will gladly answer any of your questions.

1. Quick Reference

Ravaging Assimilation Build: High single target burst damage and lockdown

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

Ability Usage:

  • Use Ravage Icon Ravage to quickly close distances between enemies and to heal yourself with early talents.
  • Impaling Blades Icon Impaling Blades and Primal Grasp Icon Primal Grasp should only ever be used in tandem. Use Impaling Blades directly in front of you and then immediately use Primal Grasp to pull enemies into the deadly combo.
  • Activate Maelstrom Icon Maelstrom in large team fights.
  • Build up Assimilation Icon Assimilation shields on minions and Structures once you get Lingering Essence at Level 13.

2. Introduction

Kerrigan is a melee Assassin that uses her combo to Stun and damage groups of enemies. While she is vulnerable to burst damage herself due to her low health pool and lack of defensive abilities, Kerrigan is able to deal very high burst damage to her enemies. Kerrigan's great ganking makes her one of the best early game Heroes and a strong choice on Haunted Mines, Tomb of the Spider Queen, and Dragon Shire.

3. Strengths

  • Excellent burst damage, along with Stuns
  • Strong initiation
  • Excels at ganking
  • Deceptively tanky due to Assimilation Icon Assimilation and Assimilation related talents
  • Very strong early game
  • Can heal to full health off of minion waves with Siphoning Impact Icon Siphoning Impact and Clean Kill Icon Clean Kill.

4. Weaknesses

5. Role in the Current Meta

Teams with Kerrigan are generally centred around her, similar to other melee Assassins, like The Butcher and Illidan. Your allies should be made up of Heroes that can assist you in dealing burst damage, Stunning or Rooting, and keeping you alive. Uther is a fantastic Support to pair with Kerrigan, while Jaina is a fantastic Assassin. Kerrigan comps are good versus teams with multiple squishy Heroes and bad versus teams with multiple Tanks.

Kerrigan, while decent on all maps, thrives on small, early-game focused maps, like Dragon Shire, Tomb of the Spider Queen, and Haunted Mines. She can bully entire enemy teams merely with the threat of her combo. This is because of how quick and easy it is to roam to different lanes on small maps and how significant early kills are. Use this to your advantage and play extremely aggressively, ganking as many lanes as often as possible. Playing on a larger map forces you to focus more on waveclearing and less on ganking, which is not what Kerrigan should be used for.

6. Contents

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

7. ChangeLog

  • 17 May 2016: Updated Battle Momentum to what is now known as Bladed Momentum, specific to Kerrigan. No significant change in overall strategy or talent build.
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