Nazeebo Build Guide “The spirits speak to me.”

Last updated on Jun 25, 2019 at 09:12 by Kendric 41 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Nazeebo, a Ranged Assassin 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.


Nazeebo's Overview

Nazeebo is a low mobility ranged Assassin, able to deal high sustained damage very safely and from a long range. Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall is a form of crowd control that is unique to Nazeebo. It can be used to isolate Heroes or split up the enemy team, especially when used in choke-points. Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual provides Nazeebo with a very large health and Mana pool, making him significantly more difficult to kill than most other ranged Assassins.


Nazeebo's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
X Weaknesses
  • -Lacks any form of "hard" crowd control, such as Stuns or Polymorphs
  • -Low burst damage; usually requires at least one ally to have kill potential
  • -Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual requires stacking to be effective
  • -Lacks mobility

Nazeebo's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Spider 2.0 Build

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Level 1 Widowmakers Icon
Level 4 Hexed Crawlers Icon
Level 7 Spirit of Arachyr Icon
Level 10 Ravenous Spirit Icon
Level 13 Ice Block Icon Superstition Icon ?
Level 16 Soul Harvest Icon
Level 20 Vile Infection Icon Annihilating Spirit Icon ?

The Spider 2.0 Build offers strong single target damage and proves to be especially effective against targets with low mobility. The self-sustain provided by Hexed Crawlers Icon Hexed Crawlers should not be underestimated. At Level 13, Superstition Icon Superstition can be a good alternative choice if the enemy team features a lot of long distance poke. Although Spider Colony Icon Spider Colony seems like an obvious choice at Level 16, we prefer Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest, since the additional health and Spell Power enhances Nazeebo's combat performance greatly. If Level 20 is near and Nazeebo's Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual is nowhere near the required 175 stacks, Vile Infection Icon Vile Infection should be replaced by Annihilating Spirit Icon Annihilating Spirit.

Level 1 Pandemic Icon
Level 4 Big Voodoo Icon
Level 7 Toads of Hugeness Icon
Level 10 Gargantuan Icon
Level 13 Ice Block Icon
Level 16 Soul Harvest Icon
Level 20 Vile Infection Icon Humongoid Icon ?

The Toad Build focuses on Nazeebo's Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads ability, which provides him with outstanding poke and strong waveclear. Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan complements this playstyle very well, since Nazeebo tries to keep a healthy distance between himself and the enemy Warriors and melee Assassins. Once Toads of Hugeness Icon Toads of Hugeness has been acquired at Level 7, try to hit Minion Waves and Mercenary Camps from a large distance in order to deal the highest damage possible. Make sure that Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest gets picked up at Level 16 to further increase your survivability. If Level 20 is near and Nazeebo's Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual is nowhere near the required 175 stacks, Vile Infection Icon Vile Infection should be replaced by Humongoid Icon Humongoid.


Nazeebo's Synergies and Counters

V Nazeebo synergizes with

In order to make Nazeebo work, we recommend picking a burst-heavy Assassin like Jaina or Li-Ming to guarantee quick takedowns. Furthermore, crowd control is of the essence in order to help Nazeebo plant his Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall more easily. Hence, Warriors like E.T.C. or Muradin make for great allies when playing as Nazeebo.

X Nazeebo is countered by

Nazeebo is countered by high mobility Heroes who can easily able to dodge his abilities, Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall in particular. Furthermore, since most of Nazeebo's damage derives from his poison abilities, it allows Zarya to use use her shields very efficiently in order to charge her Energy level.


Nazeebo's Maps

Nazeebo's stronger maps
Dragon Shire Tomb of the Spider Queen Volskaya Foundry
Nazeebo's average maps
Alterac Pass Cursed Hollow Garden of Terror Hanamura Temple Haunted Mines Infernal Shrines Towers of Doom Warhead Junction
Nazeebo's weaker maps
Battlefield of Eternity Blackheart's Bay Braxis Holdout Sky Temple

Nazeebo excels at rotating from one lane to the other in order to gather stacks as quickly as possible. As such, maps with short distances between lanes, such as Dragon Shire or Tomb of the Spider Queen become his strongest ones. On the other hand, he is not a recommended pick on maps that require you to take down the Objective quickly, such as Battlefield of Eternity or Infernal Shrines, since he lacks any form of innate burst damage. Narrow choke points, allow Nazeebo's Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall to either trap or zone enemies very efficiently.


Nazeebo's Tips and Tricks

  • Corpse Spiders Icon Corpse Spiders are usually most effective if tossed on a single enemy target.
  • Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall should be used primarily for its utility, use it sparingly. It can also be used to attract Forts and Keeps when no friendly Minions are nearby.
  • Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads can be difficult to hit, use it on enemies coming towards you.
  • Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan allows you to stay mobile while dealing plenty of damage at the same time.
  • Ravenous Spirit Icon Ravenous Spirit can kill entire enemy teams if you can channel it uninterrupted. Make sure to cast it from a location that is hard to reach for the enemies.
  • IMPORTANT: Poison Minions before killing them to increase your health and Mana with Voodoo Ritual Icon Voodoo Ritual. We strongly recommend trying to reach 175 stacks before Level 20 in order to get the significant late game power spike from Vile Infection Icon Vile Infection.

Nazeebo's Role in the Current Meta

Nazeebo is able to safely deal very high sustained damage, making him a fantastic pick on maps that revolve around rotating from one lane to the other, such as Dragon Shire or Tomb of the Spider Queen. A well placed Zombie Wall Icon Zombie Wall is extremely powerful and will often win your team the fight. It is especially effective on maps with multiple choke-points, such as Towers of Doom. Corpse Spiders Icon Corpse Spiders and Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan are mostly automated and Plague of Toads Icon Plague of Toads just needs to be cast in the general direction of the enemy. Only Zombie Wall requires precise accuracy and timing. The innate simplicity of Nazeebo's kit is beneficial, allowing him to give dangerous enemy Heroes, such as Kerrigan, The Butcher, and Jaina, a wide berth, while still contributing to a team fight.

While Nazeebo's playstyle is generally healthy for the team, it is important make sure that your team still has kill potential, through crowd control or raw burst damage. Without kill potential, the enemy team can simply out-heal your sustained damage with a sustained healer, like Malfurion or Auriel.



  • 25 Jun. 2019 (talents page): Updated Nazeebo's talents and builds in accordance with the latest state of the game.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (abilities page): Updated Nazeebo's abilities in accordance with the latest in-game terminology.
  • 29 Jan. 2018 (talents page): Updated the Soul Harvest description slightly.
  • 23 Dec. 2017 (talents page): Added the Spider 2.0 Build and updated Spider Talents from 1 to 7 , as well as Annihilating Spirit at Level 20.
  • 22 Dec. 2017 (talents page): Changed Guardian Toads from Situational to Not Recommended.
  • 09 Nov. 2017 (talents page): Updated Nazeebo's talents, notably Spirit of Arachyr, Spider Colony, and Humongoid.
  • 15 Oct. 2017 (talents page): Further updated Nazeebo's talents, notably Hexed Crawlers, Big Voodoo, and Soul Harvest.
  • 12 Oct. 2017 (talents page): Balance patch update.
    • Updated Ring of Poison description.
    • Updated talent builds.
  • 28 May 2017 (talents page): Changed Big Voodoo from Recommended to Not Recommended. Changed Blood Ritual from Not Recommended to Recommended and updated Talent Builds.
  • 04 May 2017 (abilities page): Fixed instance where Gargantuan's cooldown had the wrong value.
  • 04 May 2017 (talents page): Updated Gargantuan's and Vile Infection's talent descriptions.
  • 05 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added Spider build and revisited some talent assessments.
  • 28 Oct. 2016 (this page): Nazeebo rework released in the new guide format.
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