Rehgar Build Guide “To the Arena!”

Last updated on Mar 30, 2022 at 17:00 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 with solid waveclear, the ability to clear Mercenary Camps on his own, and a powerful Trait to counter crowd control effects: Purge Icon Purge.

2.

Rehgar's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
X Weaknesses
3.

Rehgar's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Earthbind Totem Build

Recommended
Level 1 Colossal Totem Icon
Level 4 Earthliving Enchant Icon Healing Totem Icon ?
Level 7 Grounded Totem Icon
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon Bloodlust Icon ?
Level 13 Tidal Waves Icon Earth Shield Icon ? Wellspring Icon ?
Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem Icon
Level 20 Farseer's Blessing Icon Gladiator's War Shout Icon ?

Rehgar's Earthbind Totem Build consists of various tools that can increase the survivability of your teammates: from more healing for allied Heroes to damage reduction effects for enemy Heroes.

Grounded Totem Icon Grounded Totem at Level 7, combined with Colossal Totem Icon Colossal Totem at Level 1, turns Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem into a powerful damage reduction Ability.

Purge Build

Advanced
Level 1 Feral Heart Icon
Level 4 Earthliving Enchant Icon Healing Totem Icon ?
Level 7 Purification Icon
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon
Level 13 Earth Shield Icon
Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem Icon
Level 20 Farseer's Blessing Icon

Rehgar's Purge Build is not the best when it comes to healing output but it offers various utility tools to increase your survivability, provide vision in bushes, save allied Heroes from burst-damage, and even crowd control enemy Heroes.

The opponents will have a hard time choosing their target because your teammates will be valid targets for Purification Icon Purification at Level 7 and you will have extra survivability from Feral Heart Icon Feral Heart at Level 1.

Lightning Shield Build

Situational
Level 1 Stormcaller Icon
Level 4 Electric Charge Icon
Level 7 Blood and Thunder Icon Purification Icon ?
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon Bloodlust Icon ?
Level 13 Earth Shield Icon
Level 16 Rising Storm Icon
Level 20 Elemental Conduit Icon Farseer's Blessing Icon ? Gladiator's War Shout Icon ?

Rehgar's Lighting Shield Build can be used to increase the survivability of melee Heroes (such as Illidan) by putting Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield (empowered with various Talents) on them while they are fighting enemy Heroes.

Thanks to Rising Storm Icon Rising Storm at Level 16, the Hero affected by Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield will be healed more by Electric Charge Icon Electric Charge at Level 4. The range provided by Stormcaller Icon Stormcaller at Level 1 helps getting value from these Talents.

Ghost Wolf Build

Situational
Level 1 Feral Heart Icon
Level 4 Earthliving Enchant Icon
Level 7 Blood and Thunder Icon
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon Bloodlust Icon ?
Level 13 Tidal Waves Icon
Level 16 Hunger of the Wolf Icon
Level 20 Farseer's Blessing Icon Gladiator's War Shout Icon ?

Rehgar's Ghost Wolf Build is quite good when your team wants to play aggressively as it increases your survivability and, later on, your damage when using Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf. All of this without giving up sustain healing.

The survivability comes from Feral Heart Icon Feral Heart at Level 1 in the form of Armor and Hunger of the Wolf Icon Hunger of the Wolf at Level 16 in the form of self-healing (only if used when lacking some Health).

The damage increase is provided by Hunger of the Wolf Icon Hunger of the Wolf at Level 16 only, however, Feral Heart Icon Feral Heart at Level 1 allows you to use Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf aggressively more often and to deal more sutain damage as a consequence.

4.

Rehgar's Synergies and Counters

V Rehgar synergizes with

Rehgar is a strong enabler for Bruisers (such as Sonya) and Melee Assassins (for example Illidan) because they benefit a lot from his whole kit: Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield is great on them, Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing can be used to keep them alive, and Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust provides them mobility, damage, and survivability.

X Rehgar is countered by

Due to his limited single-target sustain healing, Rehgar is not that good against poke compositions who can whittle down a single target (usually the Tank) with constant damage.

Although he is great against burst-compositions, some of them will have access to healing reduction effects (notably Biotic Grenade Icon Biotic Grenade by Ana), which can partially or completely shut down his main anti-burst tool when timed correctly: Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing.

5.

Rehgar's Maps

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

Rehgar is particularly good on Maps where macro is important (such as Sky Temple) as he can capture most Mercenary Camps on his own.

Due to his limited amount of sustain healing, especially when the damage is concentrated on a single target, Rehgar does suffer on Maps where there is constant action (notably Braxis Holdout).

6.

Rehgar's Tips and Tricks

  • Rehgar is surprisingly good at clearing Mercenary Camps all by himself.
  • Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield can be cast on Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem to damage Minion waves from a safe distance.
  • 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.
7.

Rehgar's Role in the Current Meta

Rehgar is a Healer with solid waveclear and the powerful ability within his Role to clear Mercenary Camps on his own.

Most of his power in team fights comes from his Heroic Ability: Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing or Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust. For this reason, he does not excel in skirmishes between consecutive Objectives during the early game.

8.

Changelog

  • 30 Mar. 2022 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 30 Mar. 2022 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 30 Mar. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 03 Feb. 2022 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 03 Feb. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 03 Feb. 2022 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 28 Jan. 2022 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 28 Jan. 2022 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 07 Dec. 2021 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Major Patch.
  • 07 Dec. 2021 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Major Patch.
  • 07 Dec. 2021 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Major Patch.
  • 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 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 25 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Builds and Descriptions 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 (this page): Builds and Descriptions changed according to the current metagame.
  • 08 May 2020 (abilities page): 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 (this page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch.
  • 28 Nov. 2019 (talents 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 (abilities page): Reviewed Ability Section
  • 12 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Updated talents to reflect balance patch; Updated recommended talents and builds to reflect current meta.
  • 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 (this page): Updated Rehgar's introduction page.
  • 12 Feb. 2019 (abilities page): Updated Ancestral Healing's description in accordance with the latest patch.
  • 12 Feb. 2019 (talents page): Updated Rehgar's talents and builds in accordance with the latest patch.
  • 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 (this page): Added a new Bloodlust build.
  • 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.
  • 29 Nov. 2016 (this page): Moved Rehgar to the new guide format.
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