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Malfurion Build Guide “Nature will rise against you!”

Last updated on Nov 23, 2016 at 08:27 by Oxygen 15 comments

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General Information

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

Note that this guide is still in our older format and it will eventually be moved to the new format. More information here.

About the Author

Oxygen is a veteran of the MOBA genre, which he has been playing for nearly 15 years. He has coached some of Heroes of the Storm's most prominent North American players and teams alike, including Team Liquid. As a Diamond Flex player, he enjoys playing all Heroes and roles.

1. Quick Reference

Sustained Healer Build: high healing-over-time

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

Ability Usage:

  • Use Innervate Icon Innervate on Mana-hungry Heroes, notably, casters such as Kael'thas or Jaina, who can not function without Mana.
  • Avoid casting Regrowth Icon Regrowth on full-Health targets.
  • Moonfire Icon Moonfire is useful for quickly checking Bushes, dismounting or revealing opponents, and clearing Zagara's Creep Tumours.
  • Keep your Tranquility Icon Tranquility for heated team fights, where several teammates may require healing.

2. Introduction

Malfurion is a ranged Support Hero. He specialises in highly efficient healing-over-time and strong debuffs. When paired with Heroes that can properly protect him and cover his damage deficiency, his healing is sure to impact any battle.

3. Strengths

4. Weaknesses

  • Ineffective versus burst damage
  • Relatively vulnerable to Assassins
  • Limited waveclearing and sieging potential

5. Role in the Current Meta

Malfurion's very distinct abilities make him a versatile healer. Though he lacks damage, he has several tools at his disposal that make him useful during all stages of the game. His trait, Innervate Icon Innervate, has the unique ability to provide an allied Hero with additional Mana. Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots is one of the game's strongest follow-up crowd control abilities, and Moonfire Icon Moonfire is a cheap and reliable poke that temporarily reveals cloaked entities.

Malfurion's main healing abilities, Regrowth Icon Regrowth and Tranquility Icon Tranquility, have high raw healing outputs to make up for the fact that they do not instantly heal. This makes Malfurion a natural counter to team compositions that lack single-target burst damage. He is thus commonly picked against teams that run two or fewer Assassins, or as part of a composition that is resilient enough to survive large amounts of upfront burst damage.

6. Contents

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

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