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Rehgar Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Apr 06, 2016 at 07:00 by Kendric 18 comments

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General Information

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

The other pages of our Rehgar 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 Rehgar Works Well With

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

1.1. Illidan

Illidan Portrait Illidan is a very fragile melee Assassin and needs a lot of protection. Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal and Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield, especially with the help of the Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield talent at Level 13, are the perfect tools to make sure he survives longer, and deals even more damage within the enemy lines. Since Illidan is a very sticky Hero with great chase potential, your Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf allows you to keep track with him more easily. The real reason for the synergy between Illidan and Rehgar comes from your Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing, though. While Illidan is already quite hard to kill thanks to his Evasion Icon Evasion ability and the self-sustain coming from his Basic Attacks, Rehgar's Heroic Ability can almost instantly bring him back to full health, and allow the dangerous melee Assassin to continue his deadly business.

1.2. The Butcher

The Butcher Portrait The Butcher is a powerful melee Assassin that can wreak havoc within the enemy ranks, especially if he has a strong support behind him. Rehgar fulfills that role better than most other support Heroes thanks to his strong burst heal and damage enhancement capabilities. Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield provides the Butcher with an additional shield (if Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield was chosen at Level 13) and extra damage, while Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing keeps him alive even in the stickiest of situations. Even though the Butcher already possesses great initiation potential thanks to his Ruthless Onslaught Icon Ruthless Onslaught ability, Rehgar's Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem provides a useful slow that makes it even harder for the enemies to escape the Butcher's deadly melee attacks.

1.3. Greymane

Greymane Portrait Greymane is one of the most agile Assassins in the game, thanks to Darkflight Icon Darkflight and Disengage Icon Disengage abilities. Greymane is very dependent on a swift Supporter that is capable of keeping up with his speed, as soon as he engages a team fight. Rehgar's Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form allows him to do exactly that. Being able to increase Greymane's strong damage output even further with the help of your Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield proves to be very effective, as he will likely be surrounded by two or more enemies at the same time while in Worgen form.

1.4. Chen

Chen Portrait Rehgar synergises really well with Chen, since his Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form allows him to keep up with the Pandaren's speed. What makes Chen really good when combined with Rehgar is the fact that his Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew trait allows Rehgar to land a good Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing a lot more easily, thanks to the shields it provides Chen with. Furthermore, Chen is a very aggressive Warrior, who will be constantly using his Flying Kick Icon Flying Kick to stick to his chosen targets, which makes him a perfect target to use Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield on. Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash applies a slow on his enemies, which will make it quite easy for Rehgar to follow up with his own slow provided by Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem.

2. Heroes Rehgar Is Countered By

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

2.1. Tyrael

Tyrael Portrait Tyrael is a decent laner, he is hard to kill, and he possesses some of the most deadly hard engage potential in the game. If Tyrael catches you in a bad spot, not even the mobility of your Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form will be sufficient to let you escape, as his Judgment Icon Judgment ability, followed by the slow effect of El'Druin's Might Icon El'Druin's Might can completely cripple your movement, and make you become an easy prey for the enemy team.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Tyrael

Tyrael should be an even opponent during the laning phase. If you manage to avoid taking unnecessary damage from his Smite Icon Smite, you should be able to clear minion waves with your Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield just as efficiently as him. Tyrael's Judgment Icon Judgment Heroic ability can be used to lock you in place, which then allows the enemy team to unload their entire burst potential on you. If that happens, you will have to quickly press Alt + R and use Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing on yourself in order to stay alive. If successful, this will enable your team to fight back at the enemies, while you can start to reposition yourself.

2.2. Sylvanas

Sylvanas Portrait Sylvanas is a very tough opponent to lane against. As Rehgar, you cannot really bully her out of lane, as she will simply attack you from a safe distance. This will force you to remain very passive, while at the same time it will tie you to your lane, thus preventing you from rotating, as otherwise Sylvanas could easily get some free tower kills. Furthermore, Sylvanas' Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow may cause some serious issues for you, as silenced support Heroes are not able to help their allies in need.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Sylvanas

Laning against Sylvanas will be no easy task, especially if you are on your own. You should remain passive most of the time, and only get close to her if you have enough Mana left to heal yourself if needed. Do not hesitate to ask your teammates for assistance.

2.3. Zeratul

Zeratul Portrait Zeratul's Void Prison Icon Void Prison Heroic ability will cause a lot of problems for Rehgar. If Zeratul traps you inside it, you will not be able to support your allies at all. And that is exactly what most skilled Zeratul players will try to do: they will try to keep you from using Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing by either imprisoning you directly, or isolating you from your teammates by freezing them instead.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Zeratul

It is extremely difficult to play against Zeratul, which is why we would recommend you to consider the Farsight Icon Farsight talent in this matchup, which will provide some further vision on the sneaky Protoss assassin. Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield can be a convenient tool to detect Zeratul if you see a slight shimmer move around you.

3. ChangeLog

  • 06 Apr. 2016: Updated the section according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 03 Feb. 2015: Added Greymane and removed Tyrael to the list of Heroes Rehgar synergises well with.
  • 02 Jul. 2015: Added The Butcher to Heroes Rehgar Works Well With. Removed Tychus.
  • 13 May 2015: Removed Diablo from the list of Heroes Rehgar works well with, as he lost access to the Amplified Healing talent. Added Tyrael in his stead.
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