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Zagara Map-specific Advice and Strategies

Last updated on Jan 17, 2016 at 20:00 by Micekrispies 12 comments

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General Information

On this page, we give you map strategies for Zagara. Knowing what to do on a map and when to do it is extremely important and can be the deciding factor between losing or winning.

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

About the Author

Micekrispies is a Grand Master Hero League player who has a passion for the MOBA scene and its community. Having over 6 years of experience in the upper divisions of League of Legends, Micekrispies saw Heroes of the Storm as an exciting new endeavor. His priority is to share his knowledge of the MOBA genre with any and all who desire to learn more. Feel free to drop off a comment in the comments section or check out him out on Twitch where he will gladly answer any of your questions.

1. Disclaimer

This is an early-release version of the completely revamped Zagara guide. Portions of the content on this page may be outdated. Additional content is being created presently, and will be available soon.

2. Battlefield of Eternity

Battlefield of Eternity
Battlefield of Eternity

The High Heavens and the Burning Hells clash, quite literally, in a battlefield that represents their everlasting struggle. Two Immortals, ancient warriors locked in a duel to the death, need your help to prevail against their eternal foe. Vanquish the enemy Immortal, and you'll find yourself charging over hallowed or profane ground—right onto the enemy's doorstep.

Engage in Immortal Combat

Two Immortals fight at the center of the map. Help your Immortal prevail, and lay waste to the enemy's Forts.

Employ Eternal Tactics

Protect your Immortal by obliterating the opposing team, or descend upon the enemy Immortal with relentless fury.

Hire Unique Mercenaries

Bolster your forces with Fallen Shaman and cunning Impalers, who will lend their powers to your cause!

Battlefield of Eternity is a large map of average duration, with only two lanes instead of three. It favours Heroes with sustained healing and damage. The large number of bushes and multiple choke-points puts an emphasis on flanking, making low mobility Heroes more vulnerable.

Creep Tumor Icon Creep Tumor makes Zagara absolutely fantastic on Battlefield of Eternity. It provides you and your team with near permanent vision of key fighting areas on the map, allowing your team to avoid flanks ahead of time and set up kills. Additionally, Zagara possessses fantastic sustained damage, which is good in the long team fights that exist on this map, as well as versus the enemy Immortal. Infested Drop Icon Infested Drop can be used to provide further vision and control of an area. Devouring Maw Icon Devouring Maw can also work wonderfully in the choke-points, splitting up the enemy team and setting up combos.

Tumor Clutch with Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep can give you complete vision control of the map at all times, but Envenomed Spines Icon Envenomed Spines with Rapid Incubation significantly increases your effectiveness in team fights. Either build is great, the talents really depend on what you are feel you need. Swarm Momentum should not be chosen on this map, as you will not have enough Mana to use your abilities.

3. Blackheart's Bay

Blackheart's Bay
Blackheart's Bay

The ghost pirate Blackheart has staked his claim upon the realm of Mistharbor. His undead pirate crew has poured onto the streets, claiming the once thriving marketplace as their new den of villainy.

Collect Doubloons

Attack treasure chests, mercenaries, and skeletons to collect doubloons.

Turn in Doubloons

Hand your doubloons over to Blackheart or you will drop them all when you die!

Bombard Your Enemies

After receiving enough doubloons from your team, Blackheart will bombard your enemy's forts!

Blackheart's Bay is a very large map of long duration. It has plenty of Mercenary Camps, Pirate Camps, and large open areas.

Zagara is a powerful solo Hero. Take advantage of this by heading to the bottom lane and putting Creep Tumor Icon Creep Tumors in the gas vents (bushes). Hunter Killer Icon Hunter Killer can be used on treasure chests to increase the speed at which they are destroyed. You can prevent enemy Heroes from turning in coins by using Infested Drop Icon Infested Drop, as your Roaches will interrupt the channel. Try to always have the turn-in area covered in Creep.

Blackheart's Bay can be a good map to get Tumor Clutch and Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep on.

4. Cursed Hollow

Cursed Hollow
Cursed Hollow

As one of the first and most ancient realms pulled into the Nexus, the realm of Raven Court has grown large and prosperous over the millennia. The province of Cursed Hollow, a gothic landscape of twisting villages and farmlands, serves as an ideal trial grounds for the Heroes of the Storm.

Collect Tributes

The Raven Lord will periodically create tributes. Gather them for your team!

Curse Your Enemies

Upon capturing three tributes, the Raven Lord will curse your enemies.

Cursed Forts and Minions

Cursed forts will not attack, and cursed minions are reduced to 1 health.

Cursed Hollow is a very large map of average duration. It features plenty of choke points, environmental walls, and bushes.

During the first few tributes, it can sometimes be advantageous to continue pushing a lane if the tribute spawns at a very distant location, while your team delays the other team from capturing the tribute. This can build up a significant experience lead, allowing you to win future Tribute fights.

Use Infested Drop Icon Infested Drop to interrupt enemy Heroes channelling the Tribute. Mutalisk Icon Mutalisk is especially helpful on Cursed Hollow due to all of the environmental walls.

Envenomed Spines Icon Envenomed Spines can be a good talent due to the numerous walls and choke-points. Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep is usually not needed since the pathways are so narrow.

5. Dragon Shire

Dragon Shire
Dragon Shire

These lush and deceptively peaceful gardens have grown over time, covering the once molten realm known as Dragon Spire. Beneath this verdant paradise, the ancient power of the dragons was sealed away... and their descendants have neither forgotten nor forgiven the trespasses of those who wronged them.

Control the Shrines

There are two shrines your team needs to control to activate the Dragon Knight's statue.

Free the Dragon Knight

While activated, bring a hero to the statue to free the Dragon Knight from his prison!

Devastate Enemy Forts

Use the Dragon Knight's immense power to level enemy forts!

Dragon Shire is an average sized map of long duration. It is a very straightforward map.

You will generally want to lane with two other allies in the bottom lane and push as hard as possible, but Zagara is also a very powerful top lane Hero. Zagara's lane dominance can allow you to threaten or destroy Towers, forcing the enemy team to send more Heroes to your lane, allowing your team to capitalise on objectives elsewhere.

Envenomed Spines Icon Envenomed Spines can be a good talent due to the numerous walls and choke-points. Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep is usually not needed since the pathways are so narrow.

6. Garden of Terror

Garden of Terror
Garden of Terror

Once the royal gardens were a splendor to behold. But lately a shadow has fallen over them... Writhing tendrils creep across the grounds at night, and a number of servants have disappeared while walking its twisting paths. Queen Nightshade claims to be unaware of these incidents, but some are beginning to suspect she has gone mad.

Fight the Shamblers

At night, Shamblers will rise from the gardens.

Collect Seeds

Kill the Shamblers and collect seeds for your team.

Control Garden Terror

With 100 seeds, control a garden terror and destroy your enemies!

Garden of Terror is an average sized map of very long duration. It contains the most Mercenary Camps in the game (not including Boss and Pirate Camps).

Lane with allies and push the lane you are in as hard as you can. Assist your allies in capturing as many seeds as possible once they spawn. Place Creep Tumor Icon Creep Tumors around the area before the seeds spawn.

Envenomed Spines Icon Envenomed Spines can be a good talent due to the numerous walls and choke-points. Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep is usually not needed since the pathways are so narrow.

7. Sky Temple

Sky Temple
Sky Temple

Floating above the vast desert sands of Luxoria, the Sky Temple serves as a center of worship for the snake god, Ka. He stores his great power within the temples, each of them secured by guardians. With such defenses, no warriors would think to seize the god's power for themselves... or would they?

Capture the Temples

Temples will periodically awaken. Stand within their grounds to capture their power!

Hold the Temples

Remain firm and the temple will unleash a blistering onslaught on your enemy's forts!

Defend the Temples

Guardians will try to wrest control of their temples from your team. Hold them off to keep the temple's power for yourselves!

Sky Temple is a large map of short duration. Team fights occur very early into the game, similarly to Haunted Mines, but unlike Haunted Mines, Sky Temple offers an additional lane and more Mercenary Camps.

Although Zagara is a strong solo lane Hero, you will usually want to head to the middle lane when the game begins, so that you are able to place Creep Tumor Icon Creep Tumors around the centre Temple in preparation for the first activation of the Temples. Rotate to the bottom lane afterwards, so that you can setup Creep for the next temple. Be very careful with your positioning on the top and bottom temples (especially the bottom one), as you will be unable to escape if the enemy team wins the fight.

Always take Tumor Clutch and Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep on this map.

8. Tomb of the Spider Queen

Tomb of the Spider Queen
Tomb of the Spider Queen

The long forgotten tombs of Luxoria have found a new master. Deep within their timeworn chambers, the Spider Queen Neithis stirs from her ancient slumber. Present her with the gems of power she seeks, and you may just escape with your lives.

Collect Gems

Enemy spider minions and Heroes drop magical gems upon death. Gather as many as you can!

Turn in Gems

Relinquish your gems at one of the Spider Queen's altars or you will drop them all when you die!

Summon Webweavers

Whichever team turns in enough gems first will unleash the Webweavers to destroy their enemy's defenses.

Tomb of the Spider Queen is a small map of average duration. It places more importance on the Hero kills themselves than the objectives, which can be taken when Heroes are dead. There are very few Mercenary Camps.

Collecting the Gems from the spider minions (the archers) is very important on this map, so be wary of killing the minions too quickly, where you would have to overextend to pick the Gems up. This map is extremely gank heavy, so beware of moving between lanes and through the fog. Always try to place Creep Tumor Icon Creep Tumors in gas vents (bushes) and around choke-points, but only if you know that there are no enemy Heroes nearby. You will usually want to head to the middle lane so that you can use your Creep Tumors most effectively.

Always push with your Webweavers once they have spawned. When killing the enemies' Webweavers, you should cast Hunter Killer Icon Hunter Killer to kill them more quickly. You can use Infested Drop Icon Infested Drop to gain vision in gas vents and to interrupt enemy Heroes turning-in their Gems.

Always take Tumor Clutch and Endless Creep Icon Endless Creep on this map.

9. Towers of Doom

Towers of Doom
Towers of Doom

The Grave Keeper and the Raven Lord are engaged in a classic battle of evil versus… different evil? Protective magic shields your Core from enemy Heroes, but nothing will save you from these two masters of the dark arts. Hold the Bell Towers, capture the Altars, and unleash your wicked benefactor's power on your enemies.

Protected Cores

Both Cores are protected by a barrier that cannot be attacked by Heroes. To be victorious, you must activate Altars.

Activate Altars

Periodically Altars will rise across the battlefield. Activate them to have your Bell Towers fire upon the enemy's Core.

Claim Bell Towers

Destroy your enemy's Towers to bring them under your team's control. The more Towers you have, the more damage an Altar will do.

10. Infernal Shrines

Infernal Shrines
Infernal Shrines

Demonic corruption threatens the Gardens of Hope. Called forth by the Shrines, Punishers prowl the battlefield, terrifying creatures that live to destroy heroes. Defeat the Shrines' Guardians before your enemies do, and the next Punisher will fight for you; fail, and face the demon's wrath.

Activate the Shrines

The Infernal Shrines periodically gather power. Activate them and prepare for a fight.

Defeat Guardians

Slay 30 Guardians before the enemy team to bring forth a mighty Punisher.

Beware the Punisher

Punishers have one of three devastating powers. Be careful, they focus on attacking heroes above all else.

11. ChangeLog

  • 11 Jul. 2015: Added Battlefield of Eternity.
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