Created September 6, 2019
Meta Ana (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.
Ana is one of the best healers in the game with very little weaknesses. My biggest tips, stay at max range and attack divers to gain healing off of them. I have killed countless genjis who have dived and not realized I deal a lot of damage and heal a lot when attacking them. Don't throw sleeps off cooldown, throw them when you're running away or try to fire them from bushes to setup fights. W should be used on targets your whole team is attacking to reduce the chance they get healed and survive. Turning your trait on before heals and e, then turn it off when fights reposition.
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.
If you would like to see all my builds: https://heroeshearth.com/builds/NotParadox/
You can also check out my website where I will put all my guides and videos for each hero, map and strategy: https://notparadox.com/guides.
Biotic Grenade heals for 30% more per allied and enemy Hero hit.
Increase the bonus healing duration of Biotic Grenade by 50% and reduce its cooldown by 2 seconds.
Increase the area of Biotic Grenade by 25% and the duration of the healing reduction by 25%.
Full W build is still the best but full E build is gaining some momentum. I will watch some scrims and see if this changes.
Instantly boost an allied Hero, restoring 200 Mana. For the next 8 seconds, they gain 30% Spell Power and their Basic Ability cooldowns recharge 150% faster.
If you're lucky enough to get Ana in the current meta, throw in a good nano target. Eye is good, but nano is insane. I recommend Jaina, Guldan, Malthael and Li Ming.
Healing Dart removes Roots and Slows from the target, and heals for 20% more when doing so.
Situational talents. Remove slows/roots or remove stuns. Slows and roots tend to be more common but removing stuns also gives a ton of armor which is very valuable. If you are against a bunch of stuns watch for them.
Activate to instantly gain 3 charges of Healing Dart.
Sharpshooter is still meta in most situations. But in the highest of ranks Ana's use their darts for vision ruining their quest and in the lowest rank Anas miss a lot of heals ruining their quest. I think everyone should practice active reload.
Allies affected by Nano Boost heal for 50% of Spell Damage dealt.
Hey look, you have an unkillable jaina, malthael or a machine gun guldan.
Dynamic optics is surpsingly good for how meme it seems.
Balance Patch - 08/28/19