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Hi, i main Azmodan and i can give you a few more informations:
Stacking without help works best on solo lanes where noone will interrupt your stacking (roaming enemies or an other team-mate that just destroy your progress of stacking by finishing of the lanes.)

So here i go: best way in stacking solo is to NOT PUSH your lane. Do as less damage as possible to keep the wave alive as long as possible to use "q" 2 times.
First you Lazer the health globe unit, till it has about 10% hp left. then your ally units should have taken down a meele enemie unit to 10% too. finish them off with the first q to get 4 stacks.
Wait and try to bringt down the range enemie units by auto attacks to get 4 more stacks with the 2. q.
Dont use more spells and attacks than necessery to keep your lane unpushed (try to hold them between both keeps) by start spawnen units when the other Hero pushes too much against you. Dont use "d" on cd at the beginning, just for depush).
At level 7 you should have about 50 stacks to let the following work:
q the first time (predicting when the enemie creep wave is still not fighting against yours, but when it is at their keep.
The second q should be ready in 0-3 sec after both waves start fighting. your can use it 1 more time to finish the whole wave off and getting 8-14 stacks.

So u should get about 100-140 stacks to continue stacking at lvl 10 without any more need of auto hits or anything else to get 10 stacks each wave by using   r+q.


So this is a much better way to stack solo, by stacking with leoric you can get twice as much, obviously roaming between two lanes.

On more thing that i should mention is that you dont have to lasthit a wave with your q. If the units die 0,5 sec after you hit your q, you will still get stacks. So you q and leoric will finish them off in early.



Next point: Positioning: Its best not to be in teamfight directly. You should stand behind your range assasins or on an other lane. The trick is to not let the enemie team see when you cast your q (because it has a sooo fucking damn high range). Its much more suprising and they nearly cant avoid it that way. I dont know the english word for sure, but i was something like "fog of war" if i remember correctly. The places where the enemy team cant see you. Thats the position where you have to hide and just q. Later you can directly join the tf, when u poked enough.

i hope this will help.

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On 12/14/2016 at 1:55 AM, Niteshadow said:

Which one are you referring to?

The ult that is the worst - you know, the ult.

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This is by far the worst build for Azmodan. Have you ever seen anyone play him in tournaments? Or even high level ranked mode? Laser talents are for handicapping yourself so your opponent has a chance to win. They do absolutely nothing. You can't team fight with them, they don't give waveclear, and they don't let Azmodan win 1v1s against any characters he wouldn't win against anyway.

When I see people take these talents I report them.

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8 hours ago, Guest Nort said:

This is by far the worst build for Azmodan. Have you ever seen anyone play him in tournaments? Or even high level ranked mode? Laser talents are for handicapping yourself so your opponent has a chance to win. They do absolutely nothing. You can't team fight with them, they don't give waveclear, and they don't let Azmodan win 1v1s against any characters he wouldn't win against anyway.

When I see people take these talents I report them.

Nice, you are reporting a quarter of Azmodan players in HL Plat+ (which I would consider high-levelled ranked mode. Now, if you were a bit more constructive, that would be nice of you.

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4 hours ago, Fabels said:

Level 13 talent for Taste for blood is wrong

Do you mean in the Taste for BloodTaste for Blood build? Could you reply why you believe it is a wrong choice?

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How does azmodan perform on the map "Braxis hold out" ?

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10 hours ago, Guest Guest WorgenFreeMane said:

How does azmodan perform on the map "Braxis hold out" ?

From personal experience by fighting along and against Azmodans, I'd say he performs quite well. Not his best map, but he can intercept enemies trying to capture the beacons. I'm not sure if you can build his Azmodunk build from Zerg Rush, but if he can, it is great for him.

I think Azmodan truly shines at maps with 3 lanes, though.

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On 5/27/2017 at 0:06 AM, positiv2 said:

Do you mean in the Taste for BloodTaste for Blood build? Could you reply why you believe it is a wrong choice?

Hellforged armor and Hedonism both make a lot more sense with the build hello?

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3 hours ago, Fabels said:

Hellforged armor and Hedonism both make a lot more sense with the build hello?

Simply because it has synergy with the skill you are focusing on, doesn't mean it's a good choice - if you were going for a Frostmourne HungersFrostmourne Hungers build for Arthas, you wouldn't be picking all talents improving the trait either.

Hellforged ArmorHellforged Armor doesn't provide enough damage from the aura, and the extra survivability isn't really impactful.
HedonismHedonism isn't required as you already have mana management talent on level 4, and Azmodan isn't even that mana hungry.

So, why not pick a talent that allows you to deal a lot more damage, even if it does not affect Globe Of AnnihilationGlobe Of Annihilation (same for tier 16 talents)?

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Guest Just tried the build

Win or lose, I kept getting the highest hero and seige dps. The 30 stacks are so easy to get that you have pretty insane dmg of around 900 in a large AOE which is great for battles and pick offs.

I always ran out of mana so I chose hedonism, maybe due to playstyle of hanging around the back and seiging. Just dont die and eventually run out of mana.

Thanks for build, have played azmo before but this is by far the easiest build with maximum effect.

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because he tells us to take sieging wrath in the talent lineup but talks about how awesome taste for blood is. its inaccurate and really confusing for new azmo players.

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On 1. 1. 2018 at 7:36 PM, Katylea said:

because he tells us to take sieging wrath in the talent lineup but talks about how awesome taste for blood is. its inaccurate and really confusing for new azmo players.

I don't see where Taste for BloodTaste for Blood is being praised without Sieging WrathSieging Wrath being mentioned as a superior talent. Could you please let me know where it so, so we can amend it? Thanks!

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Howdy,

I guess, I've found 2 little 'mistakes' in the talent guide.

1. Tier 7, Infernal globe -> "One noteworthy aspect of Infernal Globe is that the increased cast time... " --> The cast time is decreased.

2. Tier 13, Hellforged armor -> "..damage reduction provided by the Talent is useful for wasting Structure Ammo..." --> A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. =;o)

Stay safe!

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Guest wahrwolf

Hi there,

so I am playing azmodan for quite some time as a main now and noticed a few things, worth mentioning in the build.

 

From my experience there are mainly 3  builds, that work decently.

1. the dunk build

   - as described in the iciy veins guide 

2. the red spagethi (lazor) build

   - pick anything with lazors and the Sin's GraspSin's Grasp (bc you can cast during lazor)

3. the wtf winions (wd) build

  - improve your general and your demons 

 

So while I totally recommend both the Sieging WrathSieging Wrath and the Infernal GlobeInfernal Globe for beginners, an experienced player can get way more out with Taste for BloodTaste for Blood and Bound MinionBound Minion ( which is one of the best late game ability in the game imho)

It may be harder to actually land the final kills with your q, but with a little practice you quickly outrun the enemy.

In the first minutes the ranged minions can take up o 6 basic attaks. So one strategy is to hit those 4-5 times and dunk them right away.

This gurantees you a constant growth on the damage and leaves your head free to watch the whole map.

 

I recommend to always plays your General of HellGeneral of Hell on other lanes. After choosing Bound MinionBound Minionat lvl 7, you can heal up any minion on the map. In most cases you want to plant it on the ranged minions in a remote wave (since they do the most dmg) but you should prefer single minions in deep pushed lanes. You will often see a enemy hero cleaning a wave and leaving before all minions are killed (like one is barely alive with ~10%HP). Use the lazysiness as your advantage and heal the minon up and send him some reinforcements ;)

But the true reason why you want to pick Bound MinionBound Minionis the synergy with catapults. Not only can you heal up catapults making them anoying as hell (pun intended) you boost them up. I call those buffed catapults #winions for obvs reasons. I need to underline that: you have global range and can boost 2 cataptults at lvl 20 doing massive dmg. This is similar to zagaras InfestInfest but on a global range!

 

A little note on the ults:

the Black PoolBlack Pool boosts not onlyy our spells and auto attacks but also your Summon Demon WarriorSummon Demon Warrior so if you are fighting in close quarters make sure to place it in a good spot. Use alt+r to quickly spawn it underneath for optimal performance

the Demonic InvasionDemonic Invasion does impact damage as well. So try to place it over a structure to get the most damage out of it.

From experience a tear 2 structure (the big ones) needs 2 invasions each buffed with a general (if no one clears it of)

On towers of doom you should nearly always pick Perishing FlamePerishing Flame on level 20. You will find yourself putting your ulti always on the building. since any surviving grunts will be destroyed after your retreat, why not blow them up for exrta damage?

 

A little trick for your demon warriors: they wil spawn a little of from you. You can utilize that to place them behind walls and environmetal blocks. use this to sabotage wells or gain vision.

 

 

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Each globe is so clearly defined that it makes building a path pretty simple to do.

Greed is for waveclear. Pairs well with basic attack and globe talents.

Gluttony is for sustained hero damage. Pairs well with hero stack and globe talents.

Wrath is for burst hero damage. Pairs well with basic attack and pool talents.

https://www.heroesfire.com/hots/guide/azmodan-rework-top-build-16566

I think Gluttony is the clear winner overall. But it also lacks a bit of solo burst.

Wrath is riskier but more rewarding. If you have the skill you can do enormous damage in team or solo.

While Greed is specialized at first to laning using basic attack talent Bombardment to finish off minions.

Greed turns into a heavy push at a speed of your stacks, while Wrath can be scary.

But Gluttony is the most reliable.

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After further playing 17 or so levels since rework, Greed with Bombardment is now the clear winner, at least on 3 lane maps. Gluttony with Art of Chaos is slightly behind due to its reliability in hero heavy fighting on two lane maps and ability to manage mana drain, the bane of Azmodan. Wrath is in last place with Bombardment since it suffers in Annihilation stacking the most on all maps.

Wrath has the most potential but is very slow in stacking even with aggressive pursuit of it. There are just fewer opportunities provided to it as the others. This is a problem for Wrath since it needs a large staxk for the risk to be worth it. Otherwise the body blocking of teammates will reduce team damage and survival rates.

Greed is incredibly quick to stack off minion waves and make it easier to target heroes with Bombardment.

Gluttony can get extra Globes off with less mana and cooldown. But it ia also fairly easy to hit three targets for an extra 5 Annihilation.

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I disagree with the above, and definitely disagree with the recommended build that was officially posted, as it only took me a few games of experimentation to know that it is crap. 

Gluttony is always the best talent to take. You should be picking azmo on maps where he is good, not maps he is bad, and the new azmo excels at teamfights. Gluttony is the best because you can stack up crazy fast. You don't solo lane, you stick to lanes with 2 or 3 opponents and dunk spam on heroes, not minions. You can almost always max stacks faster with gluttony than with greed or wrath. Wrath in particular is a terrible choice, because it puts you in a situation where you have to be close enough to hit with a basic attack in order to capitalize on it, and with a reduced health pool, and regen, as well as still being a slow fat target, you don't want to be that close to the enemy. Greed is ok, but it puts you more in a lane clear role than a teamfight role, and once you have stacks lane clear is easy regardless of talent choices. Not only that but the range bonus does not add to your dps, the cooldown reduction from Gluttony does. It is easy to get 10% dps increase using gluttony and not uncommon to get as much as 20%.

I agree with the guide that Hellforged Armor is best at level 4. As I already stated, you don't want to be at basic attack range, and getting two demon warriors at twice the cd provides no real benefit.

At level 7 Bombardment is the wrong choice, because again, you don't want to be at basic attack range. Instead get Art of Chaos. This talent means you can stay in fights much longer, especially since you can use it to restore mana. The stack bonus is nice, but not critical as gluttony will have you maxed stacks fast anyways.

At level 10 Tide of Sin is the way to go. Combined with Art of Chaos from level 7 as long as you hit two heroes you actually gain mana from dunking. You should be able to stay in fights post level 10 pretty much permanently with those two talents.

At 13 I personally get Brutish Vanguard, the same as the guide mostly for the slow aura. It can really help with escapes and objective control. The laser boost just doesn't do enough to be worth the risk of getting in that close, and while I see potential for the demon lieutenants, the slow effect is just far more useful in far more situations. 

At level 16, the guide is again wrong. You don't want to be close enough to have to use laser or basic attacks. So Total Annihilation is the way to go. It ups the dunk damage a bit more, and with Gluttony you have faster CD's so you can spam your dunks faster, which means the bonus is that much more.

At 20 the guide is completely wrong. Black Pool is a waste of time. Heroes move out of it, you don't really need the damage on structures, and minions die instantly to a tide boosted dunk at max stacks, which you should have had for some time by the time you hit 20. Trample may have some uses, but honestly, I would only get it if I built basic attack damage, and as stated, that is not what you should do as new azmo. The talent to take here is Pride. You will already have your 400 stacks, and it synergizes with both Gluttony and Art of Chaos. Giving you a larger impact area and making it that much easier to get cd reduction and mana return. Plus another 100 damage doesn't hurt.

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      You must stand together alongside Valla and Yrel as members of the MechaStorm to help bring Xenotech’s Mecha Malthael’s advance to a halt. However, you must first make sure your equipment is up to the task.
      MechaStorm II Quest Chain
      Repair, upgrade and run repeatable combat simulation missions for each part of Mecha Tyrael. Join the Neo-Stormwind’s mobile Mecha squadron alongside Valla and Yrel to help push back the Xenotech invasion being led by Mecha Malthael.
      Earn Mecha-themed sprays, portraits and loot boxes while working to unlock Tyrael the Hero as well as the unique Perfect Mecha Tyrael skin.
      MechaStorm II Loot Chests
      From June 17th to August 5th, your main goal will be working to thwart the Xenotech invasion. During this time all Loot Chests earned or bought with Gold will be MechaStorm II Loot Chests (excluding Hero-specific ones). These Loot Chests guarantee at least one item from either MechaStorm II or previous years’ Summer Events.
      Note: Loot Chests earned prior to the start of this event will not become MechaStorm II Loot Chests.
      Bruiser
      Chen

      Base Keg Smash [W] Brew cost increased from 20 to 30 New functionality: Smash Chen's keg, dealing damage, drenching affected enemies in Brew for 3 seconds, and Slowing them by 10% for 1.5 seconds. After 1.5 seconds, the Slow is increased to 40% for 1.5 seconds. After being used, this ability becomes Breath of Fire. Breath of Fire [W] This ability has been moved to the W button, and is available after Keg Smash has been used Cooldown reduced from 5 seconds to 1.5 seconds Impact damage reduced from 96 to 85 Periodic damage increased from 32 to 55 Brew cost reduced from 30 to 10 Adjusted functionality: Using Breath of Fire on Brew-soaked enemy causes them to be Ignited, dealing damage over 3 seconds and adding 1.5 seconds to the duration of the Slow from Keg Smash. After being used or after 6 seconds, this ability becomes Keg Smash New Ability: Stagger [E] Damage taken over the next 3 seconds is prevented. Once this effect ends, Chen receives 75% of the damage taken over 5 seconds. 18-second CD Fortifying Brew [Trait] No longer grants 25 Brew instantly Brew regeneration increased from 30 to 50 per second Cooldown increased from 5 to 7 seconds Channel time reduced from 5 to 4 seconds Shield amount decreased from 196 to 180 per second This reduces the total shields for fully drinking from 588 to 540 Shield duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds Talents
      Level 1 Stormstout Secret Recipe [Passive] Moved from Level 20 Healing increased from 1.5% to 2% of Chen’s maximum health New Talent: Eye of the Tiger [Passive] Adjusted functionality - Quest: Increase Regeneration Globe Healing duration by 100%. Reward: After collecting 15 Regeneration Globes, 50% of the Shield from Fortifying Brew persists indefinitely after drinking Level 4 Keg Toss [W] Removed Withering Flames [W] Moved from Level 13 Duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds Accumulating Flame [W] Moved from Level 1 New functionality: Increase Ignited damage by 25% and Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes who are Ignited increase its duration by .75 seconds Level 7 Bolder Flavor [Trait] Removed Elusive Brawler [Active] Moved from Level 1 Additional functionality: While active, also grants Chen 30% Movement Speed New Talent: Gift of the Ox [E] Increase Stagger’s duration by .5 seconds, and reduce the amount of damage taken over time to 60% of damage taken Level 10 Wandering Keg [R1] Movement speed bonus increased from 60% to 70% Knockback duration increased by ~28% Knockback speed increased by ~53% Storm, Earth, Fire [R2] Spirit Health reduced from 75% of Chen's Health to 70% Each ability can only be cast once. The final ability that is cast is empowered. Storm [Q] New functionality: The spirits gain a shield for 400 over 3 seconds. If this is the final ability cast, the shield amount is increased to 750 with no limited duration, and the duration of Storm Earth Fire is increased by 5 seconds. Earth [W] New functionality: Fire and Earth leap to the target location, dealing 32 damage and slowing enemies in a large area by 70% for 1.5 seconds. If this is the final ability cast, increase the damage dealt by 300% and the leap instead roots enemy Heroes hit for 1.75 seconds. Earth Ability range increased from 7 to 9 Earth Unit basic attack Slow reduced from 2 seconds to 1.75 seconds Earth Unit attack period increased from 2 to 1.5 Fire [E] New functionality: Increase the attack speed and attack damage of the spirits by 50% for 5 seconds. If this is the final ability cast, increase the attack speed and attack damage bonus to 75% and the spirits gain 50% movement speed for its duration Level 13 Ring of Fire [W] Moved from Level 4 Adjusted functionality: After Igniting an enemy, burst into flames, dealing damage to nearby enemies Duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds Damage increased from 52 to 60 Enough to Share [Trait] Moved from Level 16 Additional functionality: Duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds Allied Shield amount increased from 27 to 70 Additional functionality: Now also instantly Shields Chen for 180 Pressure Point [Q] Adjusted functionality: Flying Kick Slows the target enemy for 35% for 1 second, or by 70% if Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew A Touch of Honey [W] New functionality: Increase the Slow from Keg Smash by 10% and its duration by .5 seconds Level 16 Another Round [W] Removed New Talent: Celerity [E] Basic Attacks against Slowed, Rooted, or Stunned enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Stagger by 1.5 seconds and grant Chen 15 Armor for 3 seconds New Talent: Combo Strikes [Trait] Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same target deals 75% bonus damage. While Chen has Shields from Fortifying Brew and for 2 seconds after, he gains 50% Attack Speed Flying Leap [Q] Additional Functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Flying Leap by .5 seconds each time an enemy Hero takes damage from being Ignited Level 20 Purifying Brew [Trait] Moved from Level 7 New functionality: Casting Fortifying Brew grants Chen Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds New Talent: Energizing Brew [Trait] If Chen fully completes his cast of Fortifying Brew, then he gains 20% maximum Health and 20% increased damage for 25 seconds Untapped Potential [R1] Armor bonus increased from 60 to 75 Armor bonus now lasts for 3 seconds after Wandering Keg expires Movement Speed increased from 100% to 125% Elemental Conduit [R2] New functionality: Increase the spirits’ Health to 100% of Chen’s maximum Health and all of their abilities are empowered Developer Comment: The new Chen has finally arrived! We had a blast tinkering with him, and look forward to seeing him unleashed to his full potential in your hands. When taking a look at how to best change him, we primarily focused on adding more opportunities for Chen to make plays and for his opponents to interact with him. Some of his power has been taken out of Fortifying Brew and put into his new ability, Stagger, as well as into his talents. While he may take a bit of time to master, proper management of Chen’s cooldowns should result in a formidable hero that will make a great addition to any team.
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Heroes, Abilities, & Talents
      FIXED: Tassadar displays the 'Support' role icon, and is not selected as a valid healer pick when both sides are given a Healer in Shuffle Pick. FIXED: Mercenary Camp captures will show Score Credit Tracking to always match the amount of experience that is being awarded.  FIXED: Minions on Tomb of the Spider Queen no longer gain an extra minute of scaling at the start of the game. FIXED: Players will get credit for capturing a Mercenary Camp if you are within an extra 5 radius of the capture point (and on the same team) FIXED: TargetUnit Abilities that can be placed on allies no longer appear invisible to enemy Heroes hit by their area. FIXED: Respec on Try Me Mode map now respawns the player Hero to properly reset all Talents and Quests that Hero had chosen. Jaina: Jaina's Water Elemental mimic damage from Wintermute now correctly reflects the tooltip and Balance Update. 50% of Jaina's Basic Frostbolt and Cone of Cold damage is mimicked by the Water Elemental. D.Va: D.Va's Mech is no longer immune to friendly abilities. Chromie: Here and There no longer requires Chromie to have vision of her target location, or the clone she is swapping with.  Sylvanas: Minions who are Possessed now properly remove all friendly damaging abilities that were applied before they were Possessed.  Raynor: Raynor's Hyperion Splat now properly matches both its warning splat and its targeting guide. Anub’arak: Cocoon is no longer disjointed by teleports. Cocoon will now redirect, similarly to pyroblast, and fall off if the teleport is far enough away. The long-awaited Chen rework is here with a new MechaStorm II event coming to the Nexus next week.
    • By Stan
      This week's free Hero rotation includes Ana, D.Va, Hanzo, Leoric, and Medivh.
      Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: June 18, 2019
      Raynor Muradin Sonya Nazeebo Uther Jaina Zeratul Ana Tyrael Brightwing D.Va (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5) Hanzo (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10) Leoric (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15) Medivh (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20) (Source)
    • By Damien
      This thread is for comments about our Essence guide.
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