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Kharazim Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:47 by Kendric 15 comments

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General Information

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

The other pages of our Kharazim can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Rank 1 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. Heroes Kharazim Works Well With

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

1.1. Jaina

Jaina Portrait Jaina offers an incredible amount of slows which makes up for Kharazim's lack of crowd control. Furthermore, she benefits greatly from Kharazim's outstanding peel. Divine Palm Icon Divine Palm in particular proves to be a valuable asset in order to keep Jaina alive. However, refrain from casting Divine Palm on her while Improved Ice Block Icon Improved Ice Block is still active.

1.2. Kael'thas

Kael'thas Portrait Kharazim provides great utility and strong protection to Kael'thas, which can have a great impact on the course of a team fight. Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven enables Kael'thas to move more quickly, while a well timed Divine Palm Icon Divine Palm allows him to play more recklessly than usual. There are several talents in Kharazim's talent tree, most notably Protective Shield Icon Protective Shield and Quicksilver Icon Quicksilver, that can increase Kael'thas overall mobility and combat performance even more.

1.3. Leoric

Leoric Portrait Leoric is a very slow Hero that has a hard time escaping dangerous situations if his Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk ability is on cooldown. Thus, he is often left behind when the rest of his team has to retreat. Kharazim's numerous movement speed buffs can thus make up for Leoric's lack of mobility. Besides, Divine Palm Icon Divine Palm makes him even harder to kill than he already is.

1.4. E.T.C.

E.T.C. Portrait Having E.T.C. in the same team as Kharazim makes him very hard to take down thanks to Breath of Heaven Icon Breath of Heaven and Guitar Solo Icon Guitar Solo. Furthermore, Kharazim's movement speed buff allows E.T.C. to engage even faster than usual.

2. Heroes Kharazim Is Countered By

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

2.1. Anub'arak

Anub'arak Portrait Anub'arak's Scarab Host Icon Scarab Host trait causes some issues due to the fact that Kharazim does not have any waveclear to handle the large number of beetles Anub'arak can summon while fighting against him. Furthermore, Anub'arak's Burrow Charge Icon Burrow Charge is an ideal ability to escape Kharazim's Seven-Sided Strike Icon Seven-Sided Strike if he went for an aggressive talent build.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Anub'arak

Refrain from duelling Anub'arak, especially if he went for a build that focuses on improving his beetles. Try to use Anub'arak's low health pool to your advantage and use Deadly Reach Icon Deadly Reach to take him down with the help of your teammates.

2.2. Johanna

Johanna Portrait The blind effect provided by Johanna's Shield Glare Icon Shield Glare poses a serious threat to each of Kharazim's traits as they all rely on him actually hitting something. Furthermore, her innate resilience makes it very hard for Kharazim to actually fight her even if he went for an aggressive melee Assassin build.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Johanna

Avoid getting hit by Shield Glare Icon Shield Glare at all costs by keeping a healthy distance from Johanna. It is, in general, a very bad idea to chase or duel Johanna as well, since chances of her outsustaining you are fairly high. Instead, you should focus on assisting your allies or, if you went for an offensive build, try to pressure more fragile targets in the enemy team's backlines.

2.3. Tyrael

Tyrael Portrait There are two major reasons why Tyrael is a very uncomfortable opponent for Kharazim. Firstly, he is quite hard to take down and has mutliple ways of escaping Kharazim, who does not have any crowd control to lock him down. Secondly, Tyrael's Imposing Will Icon Imposing Will counters Kharazim's high attack speed, especially while Deadly Reach Icon Deadly Reach is active, which causes a lot of problems to the effectiveness of Kharazim's traits.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Tyrael

Similar to Johanna, we strongly recommend ignoring Tyrael, especially if he opted to go for Imposing Will Icon Imposing Will at Level 13. Instead, make sure to stay close to the rest of your team and assist them in taking down other targets. Tyrael's Judgment Icon Judgment poses a constant threat to squishy allies and could allow the enemy team to follow-up on a stunned target. Thus, we strongly suggest using Divine Palm Icon Divine Palm and Soothing Breeze Icon Soothing Breeze in time to save them.

2.4. Valla

Valla Portrait One of Kharazim's major disadvantages is the lack of crowd control. Consequently, he has a very hard time catching up to nimble ranged Assassins such as Valla.

2.4.1. How To Play Against Valla

Not falling victim to Valla's kiting is one of the most important things to keep in mind when playing a melee Hero. This is particularly true for Kharazim, as he does not have any crowd control to slow or stun her. Instead, look for easier targets or peel for your allies rather than vainly chasing Valla.

3. ChangeLog

  • 12 Jul. 2016: Updated Kharazim's synergy section. Removed Kerrigan and Rehgar and replaced them with Kael'thas and E.T.C.
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