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Lt. Morales Build Guide “I protect every member of my squad!”

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016 at 09:00 by Kendric 11 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Lt. Morales guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Lt. Morales 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

Full Support Build: strong single-target protection combined with good utility

Allrounder Build: solid healing paired with improved crowd control

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

Ability Usage:

  • Healing Beam Icon Healing Beam does not consume any Mana if channeled on a full health target.
  • When healing a frontliner, notably Warriors and Melee Assassins, try to synchronise your movement with theirs to avoid getting in front of them. This prevents you from exposing yourself to the enemy team.
  • Medivac Dropship Icon Medivac Dropship can be a great Heroic Ability if you play Team League as a premade team, however, it usually performs rather poorly if you play Hero League or Quick Match.
  • Make sure to use Stim Drone Icon Stim Drone on ranged Assassins like Falstad, Raynor, or Valla, since Heroes who rely on their Basic Attacks benefit most of it.

2. Introduction

Lt. Morales is a ranged Support whose powerful single-target heals make her a very good addition to Bruisers and melee Assassins. However, her lack of mobility makes her an easy target to engage on, which is why it is of utmost importance to know how to position yourself when playing as Lt. Morales.

3. Strengths

  • Low learning curve
  • Powerful single-target heals and damage reduction
  • Stim Drone Icon Stim Drone works great with Assassins who rely on Basic Attacks
  • Strong late game

4. Weaknesses

  • No AoE heals
  • Healing Beam Icon Healing Beam is quite Mana consuming
  • Lack of innate escape mechanisms
  • Requires decent positioning and map awareness

5. Role in the Current Meta

Lt. Morales fits into a large number of team compositions, however, she truly shines if paired with vulnerable Assassins like Raynor or Illidan whose combat performance can be improved greatly thanks to Stim Drone Icon Stim Drone. Furthermore, Healing Beam Icon Healing Beam is a very potent single-target heal that works particularly well on aggressive frontliners like Sonya or Leoric.

The fact that most of Lt. Morales' abilities are quite easy to understand does not mean she is an easy Hero to master. What makes Lt. Morales a surprisingly challenging Hero at times is the fact that she needs good positioning more than most other Heroes since she cannot use Healing Beam Icon Healing Beam on herself. Fortunately, Lt. Morales has access to a variety of defensive talents like Trauma Trigger Icon Trauma Trigger, Couples Therapy Icon Couples Therapy, or Caduceus Reactor 2.0 Icon Caduceus Reactor 2.0 which make her a lot more resilient against enemy focus fire.

6. Contents

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

7. ChangeLog

  • 29 Mar. 2016: Changed Cleanse's description.
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