Rehgar Build Guide “To the Arena!”

Last updated on Jul 12, 2019 at 05:06 by Straften 26 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 melee Support Hero 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 Supports, 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 Support Heroes
  • -Vulnerable to crowd control

3. Rehgar's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Lightning Shield Build

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Level 1 Electric Charge Icon
Level 4 Stormcaller Icon
Level 7 Blood and Thunder Icon
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon
Level 13 Earth Shield Icon Tidal Waves Icon ?
Level 16 Rising Storm Icon
Level 20 Storm Shield Icon

The Lightning Shield build offers great map control and team fight damage. This build helps Rehgar and his team win trades by constantly applying a damage aura to his frontline. While skirmishing or team fighting, Lightning Shield is best cast on allied Heroes who will remain in melee range for several seconds.

It is easy to hit an entire minion wave with Lightning Shield's radius increase from Electric Charge Icon Electric Charge, which replenishes a lot of mana thanks to Stormcaller Icon Stormcaller. Blood and Thunder Icon Blood and Thunder is absolutely essential for this build to work, because it is the only way to reduce the cooldown of Lightning Shield. Everytime you cast Lightning Shield, you want to lunge at something with Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf to proc the cooldown reduction. It is not necessary to lunge at enemy Heroes in order to trigger this effect. Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing gives you the burst healing necessary to keep an ally alive when Chain Heal just isn't enough. At 13, Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield is a solid option that allows you to preemtively protect allies from damage; something healing cannot accomplish. However, if you do need more healing, Tidal Waves Icon Tidal Waves is a very strong choice to pair with Blood and Thunder.

AoE Heal Build

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Level 1 Colossal Totem Icon
Level 4 Healing Totem Icon
Level 7 Blood and Thunder Icon Cleanse Icon ?
Level 10 Ancestral Healing Icon
Level 13 Tidal Waves Icon Earth Shield Icon ?
Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem Icon Rising Storm Icon ?
Level 20 Storm Shield Icon Rewind Icon ?

The AoE Healing Build allows Rehgar to protect multiple allied Heroes at the same time. Advanced Rehgar players can swap Storm Shield Icon Storm Shield with Rewind Icon Rewind, which can be very powerful as well. However, Rewind usually requires stronger mechanics and game sense than Storm Shield to get maximum value.

4. Rehgar's Synergies and Counters

V Rehgar synergizes with

Rehgar is a strong melee Assassin and Tank Supporter. As such, aggressive Heroes like Illidan, Kerrigan or E.T.C. benefit a lot from Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem and from Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing, in particular. When playing with these Heroes, we usually recommend picking Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield at Level 13 to further bolster their defences.

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
Blackheart's Bay Braxis Holdout Cursed Hollow Garden of Terror Hanamura Temple Haunted Mines 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 support Hero 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. His exceptional mobility granted by his Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf trait, 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

  • 12 Jul. 2019 (this page): Updated recommended 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
  • 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 (abilities page): Updated Bloodlust description following the changes in Ragnaros 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 (this page): Added a new Bloodlust build.
  • 29 Nov. 2016 (this page): Moved Rehgar to the new guide format.
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