One of the unique aspects of Heroes of the Storm are the different roles that heroes play in the game. All heroes are kitted in such a way that they fulfill their tasks well. They still have weaknesses that require players to complement your party with different roles, though. Hence, it’s always a good idea to know what role your hero has to fulfill.
Meet up with your friends in one of your houses and arrange all your gaming laptops side-by-side. That will help lessen the shouting and miscommunication, increasing your team’s chance to win.
Hero roles are divided into four: Assassin, Warrior, Support, and Specialist. Here’s a rundown of what each role was made to do.
Assassins can do a lot of damage in a very short amount of time. Their efficiency lowers by each encountered unit (whether hero or creep). This is mitigated by whatever support they have at the time. They should just live up to their name and hunt/kill heroes. Assassins aren’t that good on defense, especially in a group attack. But they’re good at picking off lone stragglers that either separated from his group or are circling back to their base.
That said, an assassin should pick their targets and battles carefully. They lack resistances and have low hitpoints. Simply put, they are powerful glass cannons.
There are 19 Assassins to choose from. Three from Diablo, five from Starcraft, ten from Warcraft, and one from Overwatch.
Warriors run into the thick of battle and can soak damage that can kill off other non-Warrior heroes in a few seconds. They also deal scary damage but not as quick as Assassins would. Warriors typically start the clashes and can keep it going. Warriors are also tougher than other characters so they should also serve as a bodyguard of sorts for their squishier party members.
Warriors are commonly slow and mostly melee, so a fast moving character can get out of its threat area fast.
There are 15 Warriors to choose from. Five come from Diablo, two come from Starcraft, and eight come from Warcraft.
Support characters are all about making their party last long and be more efficient. Support players must be aware of their surroundings as well as their allies and enemies. They must know when to heal and who to buff/debuff. Support figs are so important that their presence can improve chances of winning.
The major flaw of Support figs is low to moderate health and low damage. They really can’t do much during clashes. They are better suited for action as someone in the background, rather than being out in the open.
There are 10 Support heroes to choose from. Two from Diablo, two from Starcraft, and six from Warcraft.
Specialists are hard to define. They do things that the other roles can’t do. They can change the flow of battle, sometimes by changing how it’s fought. They are good at leading the pack, killing off creeps more effectively, and doing a lot of damage to bases and towers.
Specialists are such a niche that some don’t work well with other heroes and sometimes, the opposite. They can be hard to master but definitely fun to play.
There are 11 Specialist heroes to choose from. Three from Diablo, three from Starcraft, for from Warcraft, and one from a classic Blizzard game.
Whatever you pick, just do what you’re good at, and you’re ready to go. Since a team is comprised of five players, you and your friends can get your gaming laptops out so you can form one. It will be easier to make a game plan and organize attacks. Knowing what you have to do will shift the tide because knowing is half the battle.