Uther Build Guide “I will fight with honor!”

Last updated on Oct 09, 2020 at 22:00 by Elitesparkle 35 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Uther, 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.

Uther's Overview

Uther is a melee Healer. His strongest points are his burst healing, reliable crowd control, and flexible Heroic Ability choices. Although relatively resilient for a Healer, the short range of his Abilities requires him to position himself relatively close to his frontline. Furthermore, his Mana costs are prohibitive for extended fights.

2.

Uther's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Strong burst healing
  • +Provides Armor to allies in an area of effect
  • +Reliable crowd control
  • +Access to Hand of Protection Icon Hand of Protection
  • +Heroic Ability choices that can respond to a variety of situations
X Weaknesses
  • -Very low damage output
  • -Poor Mana efficiency
  • -Weak waveclear
3.

Uther's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Holy Radiance Build

Recommended
Level 1 Wave of Light Icon
Level 4 Pursuit of Justice Icon
Level 7 Hand of Protection Icon
Level 10 Divine Shield Icon
Level 13 Well Met Icon
Level 16 Benediction Icon
Level 20 Divine Protection Icon

Uther's Holy Radiance Build allows you to safely heal any allied Hero from the distance. As a consequence, we recommend this Build for playing Uther as Healer and your team does not have another one of them.

In particular, Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light at Level 1 helps you keep your team alive by improving Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance in multiple ways: more Armor, less cooldown, and less Mana consumption.

When enemy Heroes reach the backline of your team, Pursuit of Justice Icon Pursuit of Justice at Level 4 allows you to reposition and Well Met Icon Well Met at Level 13 improves your peeling capabilities.

The whole Build is designed to give you value from a safe position, so there are no Talents who require you to Basic Attack in order to be useful.

Hammer of Justice Build

Situational
Level 1 Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon Silver Touch Icon ?
Level 4 Holy Shock Icon
Level 7 Hand of Protection Icon
Level 10 Divine Storm Icon
Level 13 Well Met Icon
Level 16 Benediction Icon
Level 20 Redemption Icon

Uther's Hammer of Justice Build gives you access to more damage and utility. We recommend this Build for playing Uther as Bruiser.

Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock at Level 4 increases your damage output. If combined with Silver Touch Icon Silver Touch at Level 1, it can be used to poke enemy Heroes who have high mobility.

Well Met Icon Well Met at Level 13 provides a form of peeling. If combined with Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon Hammer of the Lightbringer at Level 1, it helps you land more Basic Attacks while also allowing you to cast Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice more often.

Holy Light Build

Situational
Level 1 Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon
Level 4 Holy Shock Icon
Level 7 Armor of Faith Icon
Level 10 Divine Storm Icon
Level 13 Blessed Champion Icon
Level 16 Beacon of Light Icon
Level 20 Redemption Icon

Uther's Holy Light Build drastically increases your survivability, allowing you to position more aggressively during team fights. As a consequence, we recommend this Build for playing Uther as a Tank.

The synergy between Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light at Level 16 and Blessed Champion Icon Blessed Champion at Level 13 allows you to go from low to high Health with a few Basic Attacks, something that will also reduce the cooldown of Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice thanks to Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon Hammer of the Lightbringer at Level 1.

Armor of Faith Icon Armor of Faith at Level 7 will reduce the cooldown of Holy Light Icon Holy Light when being hit by crowd control, something that you can use to increase your survivability and/or even your damage output thanks to Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock at Level 4.

4.

Uther's Synergies and Counters

V Uther synergizes with

Uther's high instantaneous healing and reliable means of providing Armor make him particularly potent with aggressive melee Heroes that can provide their own self-sustain but may otherwise need help against burst damage. Furthermore, Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield enables some of the game's most dangerous combos by allowing certain Heroes to go "all out" without fear of retaliation.

X Uther is countered by

Although not particularly vulnerable to any specific Hero himself, Uther tends to struggle against sustained damage, particularly over an area of effect, as his healing is powerful, but ultimately inefficient. His sub-par waveclear can also be problematic if your team composition does not make up for this weakness somewhere else.

5.

Uther's Maps

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

Uther's main weaknesses lie in his lack of reliable area of effect healing and poor Mana efficiency. As such, he tends to do poorly on Maps that involve either sustained poke battles or team fights that occur in small choke points.

6.

Uther's Tips and Tricks

  • Holy Light Icon Holy Light is expensive and has a long Cooldown; use it sparingly, and against targets currently being focused down.
  • Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance is an effective way of applying Devotion Icon Devotion's Armor-granting effect to several allies at once, including oneself.
  • Use Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice against high-priority targets that must be crowd controlled or have crowd control on them that is about to expire.
  • Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield has broadly different offensive and defensive uses; pay attention to your enemy's and your own team compositions to find out who the aggressor should be.
  • Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm should be used along Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice to lock down key targets for an extended period of time. Space out using the two Abilities to make the most out of their stun duration.
  • Death is not the end for Uther; remember to use Devotion Icon Devotion to heal allies even after falling in battle yourself. Your sacrifice may even be worthwhile should you be out of Mana...
7.

Role In The Current Meta

Uther is a solid Healer that can find a place in most team compositions, but not on most Maps, due to his main weakness of having a limited Mana pool to work with. Besides healing, Uther provides a reliable Stun, Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice, which is highly useful for initiating, following up, and peeling. Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm, as a Heroic Ability choice, provides similar utility over a large area of effect and on a longer cooldown. As a consequence, we also see him played as Bruiser in the solo lane or even as Tank.

Uther is notable for his ability to protect a single-target from certain death; Holy Light Icon Holy Light provides some of the highest instant healing in the game, while the Armor provided by Devotion Icon Devotion, the cleansing effect of Hand of Protection Icon Hand of Protection, and notably, the total invulnerability provided by Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield all situationally neuter burst-reliant team compositions.

8.

Changelog

  • 09 Oct. 2020 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Oct. 2020 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 19 Sep. 2020 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 19 Sep. 2020 (abilities page): Minor fixes.
  • 19 Sep. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 30 Aug. 2020 (this page): Role in Current Meta section updated.
  • 22 Jun. 2020 (talents page): Talent descriptions updated.
  • 05 Apr. 2020 (talents page): Talent descriptions and recommendations updated.
  • 15 Feb. 2020 (talents page): Talents reviewed following February 12 patch changes.
  • 15 Dec. 2019 (this page): Added a note about current Anomaly.
  • 11 Oct. 2019 (talents page): Talent builds and recommendations reviewed and updated.
  • 11 Oct. 2019 (this page): Guide updated.
  • 11 Oct. 2019 (abilities page): Abilities section reviewed.
  • 14 Jan. 2018 (talents page): Updated Radiance build.
  • 28 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Reviewed assessments of Level 4 and Level 13 Talents.
  • 29 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Well Met is now situational (was not recommended before).
  • 27 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Updated page to include Talent discussions.
  • 26 Apr. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for the Genji patch and moved to new format.
  • 13 Jan. 2017 (this page): Guide updated.
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