Anduin Build Guide “Injustice will not stand!”

Last updated on Mar 22, 2021 at 09:00 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

Basic Attacks Build

Recommended
Level 1 Bold Strategy Icon Renew Icon ?
Level 4 Inner Fire Icon 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 Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed Icon ?
Level 16 Inner Focus Icon Holy Nova Icon ?
Level 20 Glyph of Faith Icon Light of Stormwind Icon ? Varian's Legacy Icon ?

Anduin's Basic Attacks Build is designed to improve your healing output, survivability, and utility so that you can get as much value as possible from the Hero.

4.

Anduin's Synergies and Counters

V Anduin synergizes with

Chastise Icon Chastise is not that easy to land, therefore Heroes with reliable crowd control can help Anduin with doing so.

The utility that Anduin offers with Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith can help allied Heroes who lack mobility to get out from danger (such as Raynor) or even enable more aggressive plays from Heroes that lack escape tools (for example Diablo, to save his Souls).

You can pair Lightbomb Icon Lightbomb with a lot of Abilities (notably Falling Sword Icon Falling Sword) to execute powerful and quick engages that the enemy team will struggle to play against.

X Anduin is countered by

Anduin cannot rely on Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith to save allied Heroes from enemy Heroes that can engage multiple times per minute (for example E.T.C. with Powerslide Icon Powerslide).

A strong dive Hero (such as Sonya) can heavily pressure Anduin, to the point that he will not be able to heal the rest of his team anymore, in addition to rendering Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith useless.

Poke damage is annoying for Anduin because he lacks area-of-effect sustain healing to keep everyone healthy during prolonged team fights.

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

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

  • 22 Mar. 2021 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 22 Mar. 2021 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 15 Mar. 2021 (this page): Synergies and Counters fixed.
  • 10 Mar. 2021 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 09 Mar. 2021 (talents page): Talents fixed.
  • 25 Feb. 2021 (talents page): New layout.
  • 24 Feb. 2021 (this page): Builds and Talent Descriptions updated.
  • 24 Feb. 2021 (talents page): Builds and Talent Descriptions updated.
  • 15 Feb. 2021 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 15 Feb. 2021 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 20 Jan. 2021 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 20 Jan. 2021 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 20 Jan. 2021 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 23 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Builds fixed.
  • 23 Oct. 2020 (this page): Builds fixed.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 11 Oct. 2020 (abilities 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 (this page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 07 May 2020 (talents page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (this page): Guide added.
  • 28 Apr. 2019 (talents page): Guide added.
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