Created September 6, 2019
Meta Alarak (NP Builds)
There are usually tons of variants that are Meta, these are the meta builds I recommend for competitive and storm league. With the variations I recommend depending on your skill and ranks.
For Alarak, W build is still insane utility, consistent value. Is heavily punished by death, but is rather safe. Can build up sadism extremely fast against most teams. Use W Q E combos post 4 to get sadism, post 7 stay with your team and combo anyone out of position, use your ult to avoid major CC or burst damage. When you get 20 if you have over 100 sadism you can 100-0 most people on their team. If you are not good at quickly applying rite to the target you are about to burst, just leave it on the tank and farm qs for free sadism. Playstyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_yRVsGDSXg
NotParadox here, I have coached players from Bronze to Grandmaster, I have officially done over 800 coaching sessions (as of making this). I have coached teams in every division of play include professional teams. I was also an analyst for teams throughout HGC. I run the largest educational youtube channel for HotS. And have casted professional games of Heroes of the Storm. I am doing a challenge to make a guide for every hero in the game to show builds that are not only viable, but also can crush it in the meta.
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Reduce the Mana cost of Telekinesis from 30 to 20. Telekinesis's cooldown recharges 75% faster while above 80% health.
Show of Force
Heroes hit with 3 of Alarak's Abilities within 2 seconds take an additional 61 damage and increase Sadism by 2%, stacking up to 20%.
Sadism gained from Show of Force is lost on death.
Reduce Sadism by 10%, but Telekinesis pushes 20% further and has 20% increased range.
Alarak becomes Protected and Unstoppable while channeling for 1 second. If an enemy Hero attacked Alarak during that time, Alarak sends a shockwave forward that deals 275 damage.
This is your only tool to not lose all your sadism, don't waste it.
Rite of Rak'Shir
Activate to mark an enemy Hero for 300 seconds.
Hitting the marked Hero with Discord Strike increases Sadism by 3%. Killing the marked Hero increases Sadism by 5% and lowers the cooldown of Rite of Rak'Shir to 10 seconds.
Sadism gained from Rite of Rak'Shir is lost on death.
Hitting an enemy Hero with center of Lightning Surge allows it to be cast again for free on a different primary target within the next 2 seconds. This free cast cannot benefit from Lightning Barrage.
If you are good at this talent it is the best on this tier. If you are not, I prefer the q increases AA damage.
Activate to permanently reduce your Sadism bonus by 4% and reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.
Many of his 20s are good. If you don't see your team closing out the game soon or if you're in lower ranks pick up the charge instead.
Balance Patch - 08/28/19