What do heroes do?

Heroes have an array of powerful abilities that set them apart from each other. Although unique in their own right, every hero has a kit geared towards a particular role:

Assassin

Bring the pain

Assassins deal bursts of high damage, specializing in either single-target or multi-target abilities, but lack resilience. They thrive on the battlefield through hit-and-run tactics, carefully timed attacks, and by capitalizing on the perfect moment to engage or flee.

Helping your team win:

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Get started with these assassins:

  • Raynor
  • Valla
  • Jaina
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Warrior

First in, last out

Warriors withstand large amounts of punishment through self-healing or damage reduction abilities while retaining moderate offensive capability. They disrupt the enemy team with some roots, stuns and pulls, and lead the charge during team battles.

Helping your team win:

Synergy with other heroes:

Warrior weaknesses:

Get started with these warriors:

  • E.T.C.
  • Muradin
  • Johanna
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Support

Like a rock

Support heroes bring powerful healing and buffs to the field, as well as some degree of control and enemy disruption through roots and stuns. Support heroes should always be in the thick of team efforts in order to help turn the tide of battle in their team’s favor.

Helping your team win:

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Get started with these supports:

  • Li Li
  • Rehgar
  • Malfurion
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Specialist

Unconventional warfare

Armed with diverse skills to shape and control the flow of the game, Specialist heroes can lock down a lane or capture mercenary camps on their own, summon minions, quickly return to the fight if they’re defeated, or make it easier for their team to assault forts by drawing fire or temporarily disabling enemy towers.

Helping your team win:

Synergy with other heroes:

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Get started with these specialists:

  • Nazeebo
  • Zagara
  • Sgt. Hammer
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