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Chen Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Nov 15, 2015 at 10:00 by Kendric 22 comments

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General Information

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

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

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Grand Master in both Hero and Team League, playing most Warrior and Support. 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 HGC Hightlights. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Heroes Chen Works Well With

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

1.1. Abathur

Abathur Portrait Chen makes for an excellent Symbiote Icon Symbiote target due to his great mobility and powerful presence during team fights. While he is drinking and refilling his Brew with Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew, Abathur can also damage nearby enemies. Furthermore, Abathur's Adrenal Overload Icon Adrenal Overload talent makes up for Chen's relatively slow attack speed, allowing him to deal more damage with his Basic Attacks. This becomes especially strong after acquiring Pressure Point Icon Pressure Point at Level 16.

1.2. Tassadar

Tassadar Portrait Tassadar's Plasma Shield Icon Plasma Shield works great with Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew and causes Chen to become even tankier than he already is. Furthermore, Tassadar's Oracle Icon Oracle trait allows Chen to carefully select his priority target. Sometimes Chen players get too focused on the target they are currently attacking. Thus, it is important to remember that you should always try to keep an eye on Tassadar's position on the battlefield in order to stay within his casting range.

1.3. Uther

Uther Portrait Uther's strong single-target heals work very well on Chen due to the fact that he keeps shielding himself with Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew. Furthermore his Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield allows Chen to lock down and chase his targets more efficiently and also prevents enemies from interrupting him while drinking.

2. Heroes Chen Is Countered By

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

2.1. Muradin

Muradin Portrait Muradin's various stuns can interrupt Chen while channeling Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew, which harms his Brew regeneration and also causes him to be a lot more vulnerable in general.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Muradin

Avoiding Muradin's Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Basic Attacks while he is in Avatar Icon Avatar form is of utmost importance. In order to do so we advise you to carefully observe Muradin's movements and cooldowns. Also make sure to keep a healthy distance from him before using Storm, Earth, Fire Icon Storm, Earth, Fire, since getting interrupted while activating the Heroic Ability will put it on a 10-second cooldown.

2.2. E.T.C.

E.T.C. Portrait E.T.C has three abilities, namely Powerslide Icon Powerslide, Face Melt Icon Face Melt, and Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit to interrupt your Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew, which makes him a very dangerous opponent when playing as Chen.

2.2.1. How To Play Against E.T.C.

Confronting E.T.C directly in a team fight is not a very good idea when playing as Chen. Instead, we recommend avoiding him as much as possible and going for easier targets, ideally Assassins and Specialists. If still get interrupted by one of his crowd control abilities, try to use Storm, Earth, Fire Icon Storm, Earth, Fire immediately to prevent taking further damage from the enemy team. Against crowd control heavy Warriors like E.T.C. we recommend picking Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew at Level 20.

2.3. Sylvanas

Sylvanas Portrait Despite not having any stun abilities, Sylvanas' Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow can prove to be just as problematic, since silence effects also interrupt Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew. Furthermore, Sylvanas is one of the few Heroes, who can effectively kite Chen.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Sylvanas

Sylvanas is very dependent on her Haunting Wave Icon Haunting Wave ability because it is her only real escape mechanism. If you see her using it without caution, engage her in combat by using Flying Kick Icon Flying Kick. The closer you are to Sylvanas the more difficult it is for her to land an efficient Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow. Use this circumstance to your advantage, since most Sylvanas players will hesitate to use their Heroic Ability just on one single target.

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