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Lunara Build Guide “Taste my spear!”

Last updated on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:17 by Kendric 20 comments

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General Information

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

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. Quick Reference

Basic Attack Build: outstanding sustained damage from large distance and great mobility

Poison Build: very strong damage over time combined with potent AoE waveclear

Anti Magic Build: strong counter talents against crowd control heavy teams and ability-dependent Assassins.

Lunara synergizes with
Lunara is countered by
Lunara's stronger maps Battlefield of Eternity Infernal Shrines Tomb of the Spider Queen
Lunara's average maps Blackheart's Bay Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Sky Temple Towers of Doom
Lunara's weaker maps None

2. Introduction

Lunara is a ranged Assassin who relies on her high movement speed and damage over time abilities to fight her enemies from a large distance. She combines the ability to grant vision to her team with strong Basic Attacks and outstanding survivability, especially during the later stages of the game. As most ranged Assassins, she requires good positioning and map awareness in order to unfold her true strength. Lunara is a challenging Hero to master, however, she is a very rewarding Assassin, capable of having a massive impact on team fights and skirmishes.

3. Strengths

  • Strong damage over time abilities
  • Provides vision to her team
  • Both Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine and Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike are viable Heroic Abilities
  • Diverse playstyle
  • Long range
  • High mobility because of Dryad's Swiftness

4. Weaknesses

5. Role in the Current Meta

Lunara shines when she is able to stack and spread Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin on multiple targets undisturbed. Thus, keeping her poison active should become her primary goal. Fortunately, abilities like Noxious Blossom Icon Noxious Blossom and Crippling Spores Icon Crippling Spores can help out greatly in that regard. Crippling Spores, in particular, can be used to instantly refresh the duration of Nature's Toxin and also slows each affected enemy.

Although Lunara's Heroic Abilities are quite easy to understand, it is extremely important to know when to use them. Thornwood Vine Icon Thornwood Vine adds a fairly reliable source of additional AoE damage and also allows Lunara to control her Nature's Toxin Icon Nature's Toxin stacks more efficiently. Leaping Strike Icon Leaping Strike, on the other hand, focuses more on mobility and repositioning. As such, you should carefully assess your own and the enemy team composition and then decide which ability to pick at Level 10.

6. Contents

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

7. ChangeLog

  • 13 Mar. 2016: Updated the Quick Reference Talent Builds in accordance with the latest meta changes.
  • 28 Feb. 2016: Changed Nature's Culling from Not Recommended to Recommended.
  • 01 Feb. 2016: Changed Pestering Blossom and Choking Pollen from Recommended to Recommended.
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