Anduin Build Guide “Injustice will not stand!”

Last updated on Oct 23, 2020 at 19:00 by Elitesparkle 27 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Anduin, a Healer in Heroes of the Storm. Within these pages, you will find everything required to understand how best to play this hero, in both different map styles and team compositions.

1.

Anduin's Overview

Anduin is a ranged Healer that excels at protecting himself and his allies at the same time using shields and heals. Unlike some of the other Healers, Anduin possesses quite some play-making potential utilizing various crowd control and utility effects. He can, for instance, save allies in need by using Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith ability, which grants them immunity against crowd control effects and pulls them towards Anduin. Mastering Anduin's arsenal of protective and offensive tools provides your team with a powerful Healer in the backline that can contribute a great deal during team fights.

2.

Anduin's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Strong burst healing
  • +Can protect himself quite well
  • +Both Heroic Abilites are viable choices
  • +Powerful late game
  • +Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith counters crowd control
X Weaknesses
3.

Anduin's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Divine Star Build

Recommended
Level 1 Bold Strategy Icon
Level 4 Moral Compass Icon
Level 7 Blessed Recovery Icon Power Word: Shield Icon ?
Level 10 Lightbomb Icon Holy Word: Salvation Icon ?
Level 13 Speed of the Pious Icon
Level 16 Inner Focus Icon
Level 20 Glyph of Faith Icon

Anduin's Divine Star Build is designed to improve your healing output when it is dangerous to Basic Attack the enemy frontline.

The combination of Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy at Level 1, Moral Compass Icon Moral Compass at Level 4, and Speed of the Pious Icon Speed of the Pious at Level 13 increases your sustain healing with Basic Abilities.

Basic Attacks Build

Situational
Level 1 Bold Strategy Icon
Level 4 Inner Fire Icon
Level 7 Blessed Recovery Icon Power Word: Shield Icon ?
Level 10 Lightbomb Icon Holy Word: Salvation Icon ?
Level 13 Push Forward! Icon
Level 16 Inner Focus Icon
Level 20 Glyph of Faith Icon

Anduin's Basic Attacks Build is designed to improve your healing output when you can safely Basic Attack the enemy frontline.

The combination of Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy at Level 1, Inner Fire Icon Inner Fire at Level 4, and Push Forward! Icon Push Forward! at Level 13 increases your sustain healing with Basic Attacks.

4.

Anduin's Synergies and Counters

V Anduin synergizes with

Anduin has no synergies in particular, as he empowers a great number of Heroes due to his neutral kit. However, his constant healing can make Tanks very hard to kill. To Assassins that lack any form innate escape machanisms, such as Jaina or Raynor, Anduin's Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith can be the saving grace to protect them from enemy assaults.

X Anduin is countered by

Anduin struggles against two major counters that affect his kit: Firstly, anti-healing abilities like Ana's Biotic Grenade Icon Biotic Grenade, which shuts down most of Anduin's combat performance. Secondly, mobile Assassins like Tracer or Illidan can be impossible for Anduin to escape from unless he is aided by teammates. A more specific counter to Anduin's Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation Heroic Ability are long-distance crowd control effects, such as Falstad's Mighty Gust Icon Mighty Gust.

5.

Anduin's Maps

Anduin's stronger maps
Alterac Pass Battlefield of Eternity Dragon Shire Tomb of the Spider Queen
Anduin's average maps
Blackheart's Bay Braxis Holdout Cursed Hollow Garden of Terror Hanamura Temple Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry Warhead Junction
Anduin's weaker maps
None

Anduin excels on Maps that feature static Objectives, such as Shrines on Dragon Shire or Prison Camps on Alterac Pass. Furthermore, choke points can make for great locations for Divine Star Icon Divine Star to get value from. All in all, Anduin's well-rounded kit leaves him with no real map vulnerabilities.

6.

Anduin's Tips and Tricks

  • Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith can be used on allies already impaired by enemy crowd control or pre-emptively to prevent them from taking damage.
  • Cancelling Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal's channel animation does not put the ability on cooldown, which allows Anduin to re-position himself and immediately start casting again.
  • Safe positioning is key when playing Anduin, as he lacks any form of escape mechanism, such as dashes or teleports.
  • Inner Focus Icon Inner Focus can be used after casting Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer to reset Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal's cooldown.
  • Lightbomb Icon Lightbomb's Stun can be used after (or before) using Chastise Icon Chastise's Root to trigger a strong crowd control combo.
7.

Anduin's Role in the Current Meta

As most Healers, Anduin is not really impacted by the introduction of Experience Globe Anomaly, as it is usually not the responsibility of the Healer to pick them up in the first place. He remains a neutral pick in the current Anomaly that does neither over- nor underperform.

Anduin is a healing powerhouse that combines AoE healing and single target protection. As such, he is a decent pick against all sorts of damage types on the enemy team. Since he lacks any form of escape mechanism, positioning is key when playing Anduin. Keep an eye out for engaging Tanks and Bruisers that can use Stuns and Roots to lock him down.

At Level 10, both Heroic Abilities can be used with great effect. Lightbomb Icon Lightbomb is particularly strong with melee Heroes who will likely be surrounded by several enemies. Its relatively short cooldown also makes it quite forgiving if the ability does not provide the desired efficiency. Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation, on the other hand, requires precise timing and game sense. Thus, counting cooldowns on enemy abilities that could easily interrupt Anduin's channeling process is often vital to guarantee success.

8.

Changelog

  • 23 Oct. 2020 (this page): Builds fixed.
  • 23 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Builds fixed.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 15 Sep. 2020 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 15 Sep. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 25 Jul. 2020 (this page): Builds modified to reflect the current metagame.
  • 25 Jul. 2020 (talents page): Builds modified to reflect the current metagame.
  • 07 May 2020 (talents page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 07 May 2020 (this page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Apr. 2020 (this page): Introduction partially revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build Cheatsheet updated to reflect the current metagame.
    • Role in the Current Meta modified to remove the unnecessary part about the now fixed Experience Globes.
  • 09 Apr. 2020 (talents page): Talent Build partially revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 06 Dec. 2019 (this page): Added an entry about the current Anomaly to the guide.
  • 05 Jun. 2019 (talents page): Checked and proof-read Anduin's guide and found no need for necessary changes.
  • 23 May 2019 (talents page): Updated Anduin's talents and builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 03 May 2019 (talents page): Changed Moral Compass from Not Recommended to Recommended and Holy Reach from Recommended to Not Recommended.
  • 28 Apr. 2019 (abilities page): Guide added.
  • 28 Apr. 2019 (talents page): Guide added.
  • 28 Apr. 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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