Uther Abilities and Strategy

Last updated on May 22, 2022 at 08:00 by Elitesparkle 37 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Abilities page for Uther. Here, we give you an overview of every ability in Uther's kit. For each of them, we explain what it does, how to best use it, and how it works in combination with Uther's other abilities. We also give you strategy tips to play Uther efficiently.


Uther's Tips and Tricks

  • Having high cooldown and Mana cost, Holy Light Icon Holy Light should preferably be used to save allied Heroes currently being focused down.
  • Considering it pierces, Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance gives more value when used to hit multiple allied and/or enemy Heroes at the same time.
  • Use Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice on high-priority targets to help your team kill them and/or on dangerous enemy Heroes to peel for your team.
  • Although being a powerful saving tool, Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield truly shines when used to enable an allied Hero with high damage output to play aggressively.
  • Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm, in conjuction with Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice, can be used to lock an enemy Hero in place for almost 3 seconds.
  • Ideally, once all your Abilities are on cooldown, you should position as aggressively as possible and hope to be killed in order to heal your teammates with Devotion Icon Devotion.

Holy Light

Uther Holy Light
Holy Light (Q) World of Warcraft Uther
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 12 seconds

Heal target allied Hero for 362 (+4% per level) Health. When used on a target other than Uther, also heal Uther for 181 (+4% per level) Health.

Holy Light is one of the strongest instant single-target healing Ability in the game. Holy Light's raw power is compensated by its long cooldown and heavy Mana cost, meaning that special care must be taken when choosing a target for it; this Ability is in fact why Uther is generally considered to be Mana-inefficient when compared to other Healers.

Still, Holy Light's value does not lie in its mediocre healing per cooldown, but in its instantaneousness and raw healing amount; you must use this to your advantage by prioritizing allies that are under immediate threat of dying. An important aspect of properly using Holy Light is to avoid overhealing; Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance should instead be used to top off your allies' Health, when needed.


Holy Radiance

Uther Holy Radiance
Holy Radiance (W) World of Warcraft Uther
  • Mana: 55
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Heal all allied Heroes and Minions in a line for 194 (+4% per level) Health, dealing 177 (+4% per level) damage to enemies.

Holy Radiance's power stems from its area of effect. Though it requires your allies to be positioned in a line for best results, the Ability becomes extremely efficient if you can manage to heal more than two targets with it. The damage Holy Radiance inflicts, although unimpressive, is a small bonus that can also reveal Bushes and Stealthed Heroes.

It is interesting to note that Holy Radiance also heals allied Minions, making it a good Ability to use on-cooldown while laning, aiming for entire Minion waves and opposing Heroes, if possible, for some poke damage. Holy Radiance is the best way of applying Devotion Icon Devotion's Armor effect to multiple allied Heroes at once, which is an excellent way of mitigating much incoming team fight damage.

Since Holy Radiance has a short traveling time, it essentially acts as a skillshot that requires you to align with as many Heroes — allied and enemy — as possible, for maximum effect. Healing should be your primary concern unless the damage can earn you a killing blow that your team would otherwise not be able to secure.


Hammer of Justice

Uther Hammer of Justice
Hammer of Justice (E) World of Warcraft Uther
  • Mana: 40
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Deal 109 (+4% per level) damage and Stun the target for 1 second.

Hammer of Justice's strength lies in its reliability: it is a targeted Ability, meaning that it can never miss, unlike skillshots. Its stunning component is useful to initiate, peel, follow up, and interrupt channeled abilities.

It generally makes Assassins afraid of being within melee range of Uther as well, which is a valuable attribute for an otherwise relatively vulnerable Healer. Due to its relatively long cooldown and mediocre damage, Hammer of Justice should exclusively be used when its stunning effect will be useful.


Divine Shield

Uther Divine Shield
Divine Shield (R) World of Warcraft Uther
  • Heroic
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 90 seconds

Make an allied Hero Invulnerable and increase their Movement Speed by 20% for 3 seconds.

Divine Shield's unique effect allows you to force any focus away from your selected target. It is versatile in that you can use it to prevent incoming damage while your healing Abilities are coming off cooldown, ensure the escape of a teammate, or simply make your chosen damage dealer Unstoppable and completely free to deal their damage.

Aggressively using Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to enable allied Heroes requires a high level of communication to pull off, though it can be especially effective. Favorite targets for such a strategy include deadly but otherwise vulnerable melee Heroes (such as Kerrigan).

You can also use the Movement Speed and Invulnerable effect provided by Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to save allied Heroes from danger (for example right after they exit from Gorge Icon Gorge by Stitches).

Additionally, the effect can be used to make channeled Abilities (such as Mosh Pit Icon Mosh Pit by E.T.C.) completely uninterruptible.


Divine Storm

Uther Divine Storm
Divine Storm (R) World of Warcraft Uther
  • Heroic
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Deal 170 (+4% per level) damage and Stun nearby enemies for 1.75 seconds.

Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm is a powerful crowd control effect that will make enemy Heroes hit unable to act for almost 2 seconds, allowing your teammates to follow-up or protecting them and yourself from danger.

The fact that Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm can hit multiple Heroes creates a safe area around Uther as enemy Heroes will likely try to stay away from it. Experienced opponents will be aware of this and move back when you move forward.

Although it would be great to Stun multiple Heroes at the same time, you should not heistate to cast Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm against a single enemy Hero, be it as a form of engage or peeling.

When Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice is on cooldown, you can also use Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm to interrupt powerful channeled Abilities.



Uther Devotion
Devotion (D) World of Warcraft Uther
  • Passive

Uther's Basic Abilities grant 25 Armor to allied Heroes, and 15 to Uther, for 2 seconds.

Eternal Vanguard

Upon dying, Uther becomes an Invulnerable spirit for up to 8 seconds. While in spirit form, Uther can heal allies with Flash of Light for 230 (+4% per level).

Devotion Icon Devotion essentially turns Uther into an unstoppable healing machine, as Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light's single-target healing per second potential is second to none. The fact that Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light is free to cast and has an extremely low cooldown makes killing Uther a risky move when he has already used all his Abilities.

Flash of Light has a cooldown of 1.5 seconds, which means that it can be used up to 6 times during Devotion Icon Devotion. Heroes healed this way will still get Armor from your Trait.

Devotion's passive component defines Uther as the premiere Healer to counter burst damage:

In terms of gameplay, to get more value from Devotion, you should try to heal targets that are currently being focused down, which should come rather intuitively.

In coordinated play you may see this powerful Trait used at Uther's advantage. When the enemy team is already committed to a team fight, after using all his Abilities, Uther can then play as aggressive as possible and hope to die before any other teammates. At that point the rest of the team should not retreat, but keep fighting for around 8 seconds to get Devotion Icon Devotion value.



  • 22 May 2022: Guide improved.
  • 17 May 2021: Guide reviewed for the latest Patch.
  • 09 Oct. 2020: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 19 Sep. 2020: Minor fixes.
  • 11 Oct. 2019: Abilities section reviewed.
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