Rehgar Build Guide “To the Arena!”

Last updated on Apr 21, 2021 at 16:00 by Elitesparkle 29 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Rehgar, 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.

Rehgar's Overview

Rehgar is a Healer that offers strong utility and powerful single-target healing. His Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form allows him to quickly dash in and out of combat even when takling damage. Unlike most other Healers, Rehgar is capable of clearing Mercenary Camps all by himself.

2.

Rehgar's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Can use his Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form even while moving and fighting, which provides unique mobility during team fights
  • +Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing offers very strong single-target heal
  • +Strong talent choices, which allow for flexible builds
  • +Works well in a lot of different team compositions
  • +Capable of clearing Mercenary Camps on his own very quickly
X Weaknesses
  • -Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing does require some experience to be used efficiently
  • -Very Mana dependent early on
  • -Short casting range on his abilities compared to other Healers
  • -Vulnerable to crowd control
3.

Rehgar's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Earthbind Totem Build

Recommended
Level 1 Colossal Totem Icon
Level 4 Healing Totem Icon Stormcaller Icon ?
Level 7 Cleanse Icon Blood and Thunder Icon ? Grounded Totem Icon ?
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon Bloodlust Icon ?
Level 13 Earth Shield Icon Tidal Waves Icon ?
Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem Icon

Rehgar's Earthbind Totem Build provides him a huge Slow thanks to Earthgrasp Totem Icon Earthgrasp Totem at Level 16, allowing you to counter-engage or peel for your team in the late game.

Lightning Shield Build

Beginner
Level 1 Electric Charge Icon
Level 4 Healing Totem Icon Stormcaller Icon ?
Level 7 Cleanse Icon Blood and Thunder Icon ? Grounded Totem Icon ?
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon Bloodlust Icon ?
Level 13 Earth Shield Icon Tidal Waves Icon ?
Level 16 Rising Storm Icon

Rehgar's Lightning Shield Build slightly increases your survivability thanks to Electric Charge Icon Electric Charge at Level 1 and, later in the game, your damage with Rising Storm Icon Rising Storm at Level 16.

Ghost Wolf Build

Situational
Level 1 Wolf Run Icon
Level 4 Healing Totem Icon Stormcaller Icon ?
Level 7 Cleanse Icon Blood and Thunder Icon ? Grounded Totem Icon ?
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon Bloodlust Icon ?
Level 13 Earth Shield Icon Tidal Waves Icon ?
Level 16 Hunger of the Wolf Icon

Rehgar's Ghost Wolf Build provides him Percent Damage and survivability in the late game thanks to Hunger of the Wolf Icon Hunger of the Wolf at Level 16 dealing damage equal to 5% of the target enemy Hero's maximum Health and healing Rehgar for the same amount.

4.

Rehgar's Synergies and Counters

V Rehgar synergizes with

Rehgar is a strong enabler for melee Heroes, especially Melee Assassins (for example Illidan) because they benefit a lot from Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem and from Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing. When playing with these Heroes, we usually recommend picking Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield at Level 13 to further bolster their defenses.

X Rehgar is countered by

Due to the fact that Rehgar relies a lot on saving pressured allied targets with Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing, anti-healing effects on Heroes such as Varian or Ana can negate one of his strongest abilities. Due to the relatively short casting range on most of his abilities, Rehgar is quite susceptible to getting intercepted by enemy crowd control and high mobility Heroes such as Tracer or Illidan.

5.

Rehgar's Maps

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

Rehgar performs well on smaller maps that require early rotations between lanes, since his Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf form allows him to quickly get in and out of lane. On larger maps like Warhead Junction, Rehgar struggles a little due to the reduced movement speed of his Ghost Wolf form. On those battlegrounds, we recommend picking Wolf Run Icon Wolf Run at Level 1 to compensate for this drawback.

6.

Rehgar's Tips and Tricks

  • Rehgar is surprisingly good at clearing Mercenary Camps all by himself.
  • Using Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf's empowered Basic Attacks while fighting enemy Heroes or clearing Mercenary Camps increases your damage output significantly.
  • It is better to cast Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing too early than too late. The more the enemy focuses on killing a single target of your team, the earlier you should cast Ancestral Healing on them.
  • Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield can be cast on Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem to damage Minion waves from a safe distance.
7.

Rehgar's Role in the Current Meta

There is hardly any other Healer that can be as versatile and adaptable as Rehgar. Rehgar's kit, which consists of a mixture of heals, shields, and crowd control allows him to adapt very nicely to the flow of the game. Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf allows him to clear Mercenary Camps more quickly while at the same time providing him with excellent mobility both in and out of combat.

Rehgar's strong single target healing capabilities, but also his exceptional offensive potential using Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield or even Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust if the need arises, make him an ideal match with most melee Assassins, especially Illidan, Thrall, or Kerrigan, who greatly benefit from his Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing Heroic Ability, which is capable of almost instantly restoring even severely injured allies. Talents such as Cleanse Icon Cleanse, Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield, or Storm Shield Icon Storm Shield will protect your teammates very effectively as well.

8.

Changelog

  • 21 Apr. 2021 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 21 Apr. 2021 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 22 Mar. 2021 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 22 Mar. 2021 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 25 Feb. 2021 (talents page): New layout.
  • 10 Nov. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 10 Nov. 2020 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 25 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Builds and Descriptions updated.
  • 25 Oct. 2020 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 23 Jul. 2020 (talents page): Builds modified to reflect the current metagame.
  • 23 Jul. 2020 (this page): Builds modified to reflect the current metagame.
  • 17 Jul. 2020 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 17 Jul. 2020 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 17 Jul. 2020 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 05 Jun. 2020 (talents page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 05 Jun. 2020 (abilities page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 05 Jun. 2020 (this page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 08 May 2020 (abilities page): Descriptions changed according to the current metagame.
  • 08 May 2020 (this page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the current metagame.
  • 04 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.
  • 04 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.
  • 15 Dec. 2019 (this page): Updated Role in the Current Meta to include information on current Nexus Anomaly.
  • 28 Nov. 2019 (talents page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch.
  • 28 Nov. 2019 (this page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch.
  • 30 Aug. 2019 (talents page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch; Updated recommended talents and builds to reflect current meta.
  • 30 Aug. 2019 (abilities page): Reviewed Ability Section following balance patch.
  • 30 Aug. 2019 (this page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch; Updated recommended talents and builds to reflect current meta.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch; Updated recommended talents and builds to reflect current meta.
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (abilities page): Reviewed Ability Section
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (this page): Updated recommended builds to reflect current meta.
  • 18 Apr. 2019 (talents page): Updated Rehgar's Level 16 talents and talent builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update. Rising Storm is now Recommended.
  • 12 Feb. 2019 (talents page): Updated Rehgar's talents and builds in accordance with the latest patch.
  • 12 Feb. 2019 (abilities page): Updated Ancestral Healing's description in accordance with the latest patch.
  • 12 Feb. 2019 (this page): Updated Rehgar's introduction page.
  • 30 Nov. 2017 (talents page): Changed Wolf Run from Situational to Recommended.
  • 28 Nov. 2017 (talents page): Removed Lightning Bond from Rehgar's talents following the latest balance patch.
  • 15 Dec. 2016 (talents page): Updated a number of tooltips and explanations following Ragnaros patch, but no changes were made to the talent recommendations.
  • 15 Dec. 2016 (abilities page): Updated Bloodlust description following the changes in Ragnaros patch.
  • 15 Dec. 2016 (this page): Added a new Bloodlust build.
  • 29 Nov. 2016 (this page): Moved Rehgar to the new guide format.
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