Uther Build Guide “I will fight with honor!”

Last updated on Jan 14, 2018 at 21:49 by Oxygen 33 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Uther, a Melee Support 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 Support Hero. 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

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Level 1 Wave of Light Icon Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon ?
Level 4 Holy Fire Icon Holy Shock Icon ?
Level 7 Guardian of Ancient Kings Icon
Level 10 Divine Shield Icon Divine Storm Icon ?
Level 13 Well Met Icon Spell Shield Icon ?
Level 16 Benediction Icon Tyr's Deliverance Icon ?

The Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance build seeks to provide Uther with as much uptime as possible on Devotion Icon Devotion's Armor increasing effect. Key Talents include Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light, which improves the duration of the effect on top of greatly reducing the Cooldown of Holy Radiance, and Benediction Icon Benediction, which allows Uther to quickly recast the Ability. By nature, this build thrives against burst damage.

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 Haunted Mines Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry
Uther's weaker maps
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 Support Hero 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.

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

  • 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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