Uther Build Guide “I will fight with honor!”

Last updated on Dec 14, 2020 at 20:00 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 Healer whose strongest points are his burst healing and reliable crowd control, but his Mana costs are prohibitive for extended team fights.

2.

Uther's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Strong burst healing
  • +Provides Armor to allies in an area of effect
  • +Reliable crowd control
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 Holy Shock Icon ?
Level 7 Hand of Protection Icon Guardian of Ancient Kings Icon ?
Level 10 Divine Shield Icon Divine Storm Icon ?
Level 13 Well Met Icon
Level 16 Benediction Icon

Uther's Holy Radiance Build allows you to safely heal any allied Hero from the distance. In fact, it does not feature Talents which require you to Basic Attack.

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.

We find this Build viable when playing Uther as solo Healer, but can also be used when playing him as secondary Healer.

Holy Light Build

Situational
Level 1 Silver Touch Icon
Level 4 Holy Shock Icon
Level 7 Hand of Protection Icon Armor of Faith Icon ? Guardian of Ancient Kings Icon ?
Level 10 Divine Storm Icon Divine Shield Icon ?
Level 13 Blessed Champion Icon
Level 16 Beacon of Light Icon

Uther's Holy Light Build gives a huge boost to his healing power and survivability in the late game.

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 while healing nearby allied Heroes for the same amount.

Thanks to its versatility, we recommend playing this Build when playing Uther as secondary or even solo Healer for your team, but it can be occasionally used when playing him as Tank or Bruiser if those Roles are not being covered by anyone else.

Hammer of Justice Build

Situational
Level 1 Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon
Level 4 Holy Shock Icon Pursuit of Justice Icon ? Holy Fire Icon ?
Level 7 Hand of Protection Icon Armor of Faith Icon ? Guardian of Ancient Kings Icon ?
Level 10 Divine Storm Icon Divine Shield Icon ?
Level 13 Well Met Icon
Level 16 Benediction Icon

Uther's Hammer of Justice Build gives you access to a huge amount of crowd control effects, especially in the late game.

Hammer of the Lightbringer Icon Hammer of the Lightbringer at Level 1 makes you cast Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice way more often than usual, indirectly increasing the value of Well Met Icon Well Met at Level 13.

Due to its limited healing output, we find this Build viable only when you end up playing Uther as main Tank or Bruiser because your team lacks them but has a main Healer already.

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
Infernal Shrines
Uther's average maps
Alterac Pass 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
Braxis Holdout Warhead Junction

Thanks to his burst healing, Uther prefers Maps where it is possible to secure the Objective after winning a quick team fight (such as Infernal Shrines) and that always get to the late game when he can shine more.

Due to his lack of area of effect healing and poor Mana efficiency, Uther tends to do poorly on Maps that involve long battles that expose his team to poke damage during the early game (such as Braxis Holdout).

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 Healer that can give Armor to any allied Hero and save them for huge amounts of burst damage.

Considering that his power comes at the cost of high Mana consumption, Uther should not be drafted when you expect prolonged team fights where sustained healing is important to keep your team alive.

Besides healing, Uther provides crowd control that can be used to engage, follow up, or peel.

In some scenarios, you can even play Uther as secondary Healer, as a Solo Laner, or even as main Tank.

8.

Changelog

  • 14 Dec. 2020 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 14 Dec. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 13 Dec. 2020 (talents page): Talent Descriptions fixed.
  • 29 Oct. 2020 (this page): Builds and Maps updated.
  • 29 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 26 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 26 Oct. 2020 (this page): Builds updated.
  • 09 Oct. 2020 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Oct. 2020 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Oct. 2020 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 19 Sep. 2020 (talents page): Builds updated.
  • 19 Sep. 2020 (abilities page): Minor fixes.
  • 19 Sep. 2020 (this 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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