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Kharazim Build Guide “Feel the wrath of Ytar!”

Last updated on Sep 29, 2016 at 08:28 by Kendric 15 comments

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General Information

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

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Support Build: combines utility with strong single-target healing and shielding abilities (most competitive and thus the Build we recommend)

Damage Build: great sustained single-target damage and mobility

Insight Build: powerful AoE healing and cooldown reduction

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

Ability Usage:

  • Avoid smashing your Q-button too quickly when playing Kharazim, as it may cause Radiant Dash Icon Radiant Dash to use both charges on the same target.
  • Do not use any healing or shielding abilities on the target you used Divine Palm Icon Divine Palm on.
  • During team fights, especially in the later stages of the game, it is better to use Radiant Dash Icon Radiant Dash on allies in order to heal them and reposition yourself.
  • Echo of Heaven Icon Echo of Heaven is a powerful talent to improve your healing numbers. However, the second heal does not grant the bonus movement speed provided by Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven. Furthermore, Echo of Heaven's second heal does not trigger the crowd control removal from Soothing Breeze Icon Soothing Breeze.
  • It is incredibly important to wait for the right moment before you use Seven-Sided Strike Icon Seven-Sided Strike. Ideally, you want to focus its damage on one enemy only to unfold all its damage on the same target.

2. Introduction

Kharazim is a hybrid character who fits into the role of both a melee Assassin and a Support. He combines deadly Basic Attacks with great mobility in order to either damage his foes or assist his allies. There is hardly any other Hero in the game that can be played in so many different ways as Kharazim, which makes him a viable pick for a large number of team compositions. Compared to other support Heroes, playing Kharazim feels challenging yet refreshing, as his ability to dash to enemies and allies allows him to have a tremendous impact on team fights.

3. Strengths

  • Great utility
  • Very mobile
  • Can be played as either Support or melee Assassin
  • Fits into many different team compositions
  • High damage against single targets
  • Strong talent choices

4. Weaknesses

5. Role in the Current Meta

Kharazim's potent defensive and offensive skills make him one of the most flexible Heroes in the game, which fits into many team compositions, even if your team already has a healer. Although he does not always have an easy time at keeping an entire team alive on his own, Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven provides a useful low-cooldown healing spell that will heal and accelerate several allies at the same time, while Transcendence Icon Transcendence is a very useful Trait that allows you to consistently provide healing to the most injured ally in your vicinity.

Kharazim is very viable in the current meta because he fills the spot of mutliple roles depending on what your team composition needs you to be. What makes Kharazim a very interesting pick as well is the fact that his talent tree is incredibly versatile. Talents such as Healing Ward Icon Healing Ward, Protective Shield Icon Protective Shield, or Spell Shield Icon Spell Shield allow him to adapt to nearly any situation.

6. Contents

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

7. ChangeLog

  • 18 Jan. 2016: Removed Haunted Mines section following the map's removal from the game.
  • 23 Nov. 2015: Changed Circle of Life from Situational to Situational.
  • 18 Nov. 2015: Iron Fist's damage bonus granted on every third hit increased from 100% to 125%.
  • 24 Sep. 2015: Updated Kharazim's Quick Reference Damage Build.
    • Changed Insight from Situational to Not Recommended;
    • Changed Blinding Speed from Not Recommended to Recommended;
    • Changed Blazing Fists from Recommended to Not Recommended.
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