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Greymane, Valla, and Zeratul.

Assassin heroes do a lot of damage in a very short time, usually to single targets. They should focus on killing enemy heroes and try to avoid counter-attacks. Assassins deal tremendous damage and can pick off unsuspecting enemies, but must choose their battles carefully due to their lack of resistances and hitpoints. There are currently 35 Assassin heroes. With the 2019 Gameplay Updates of Heroes of the Storm, this role will be splited in two: Melee and Ranged Assassin roles.

Assassins Role[edit | edit source]

These are the powerful pain-bringers of the Nexus, offering tons of damage but lacking in durability in team fights. As such, it's crucial for Assassins to carefully position themselves in the backline and commit to the battle when their opponents' focus is elsewhere. Approaching team fights in this way will allow the warriors to absorb the brunt of their enemies’ attacks.

Assassins can be broken out into burst-damage and sustained-damage. Burst-damage Assassins such as Kerrigan and Jaina can deal a devastating amount of damage in a short amount of time, and should look for these opportunities to unleash their full barrage on their enemies for maximum effectiveness. Jaina, for example, relies heavily on well-timed combinations of spells to maximize her burst damage. Look to capitalize on stuns, or surprise your enemies from a bush to maximize damage and quickly take someone out of the fight.

Sustained-damage Assassins like Raynor and Valla, on the other hand, are generally better equipped to poke at their opponents and keep up constant pressure. When using sustain-damage Heroes, look to constantly attack targets from a safe position in order to deal as much damage as you can.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Chasing a low-health enemy can sometimes secure a kill for your team, but beware of tunnel vision! The farther you chase a hero, the riskier it becomes. If you can't see that player's teammates on the minimap, then you're likely headed toward danger.
  • Stay behind your tank! Your warrior is the shield that allows you to deal damage without getting taken out in the process. Always mind your positioning, keeping the high-health front-liners between you and your targets.
  • If you burn a movement ability too early during a fight, you may find yourself without an escape when you need it most. As you gain experience with each Hero, you'll learn when mobility skills can help to safely secure a takedown and when they won't. Until then, save them to get yourself out of danger.[1]

List of assassin heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Universe Description
StarCraft A combo Assassin that can move enemies around and punish mistakes.
Diablo (franchise) An Assassin who starts slow, but deals extreme damage after collecting enough Meat.
Diablo (franchise) An Assassin who specializes against Physical Attackers.
Warcraft A long range, high burst damage Mage, who requires good timing and setup.
Warcraft An Assassin that can fly large distances, excelling on large battlegrounds.
StarCraft A sustained damage Assassin with a regenerating Shield that enables him to efficiently duel his opponents.
Warcraft Head 2 of a 2 Headed Hero, Gall is a powerful Mage stuck to Cho.
Overwatch An opportunistic, mobile Assassin who can tear apart a weak backline.
Warcraft A sustained damage Mage who uses his health as fuel but can steal life.
Warcraft A high damage Assassin that wears down enemies from afar and dives in for the kill.
Overwatch A ranged Assassin who specializes in scouting and taking out enemies from a distance.
Warcraft A mobile, sustained damage Assassin who pairs well with Heroes that can enable him.
Warcraft A frost Mage that can slow the entire enemy team.
Overwatch A mobile assassin that bombards the enemy from afar, and sews chaos with traps and mines.
Warcraft A fire Mage that punishes enemies that stay close together.
Warcraft A burst damage Mage that locks down enemies and devastates them with powerful combos.
StarCraft A combo Assassin who goes all in, diving into the enemy team.
Diablo (franchise) A high burst damage Mage who can reset her Abilities upon getting a takedown.
Warcraft A sustained Assassin who can wear down her enemies from afar with her poison.
Warcraft A mobile Assassin that excels against clustered enemies and prevents their escape.
Diablo (franchise) An Assassin who marks his enemies, shredding away High Health enemies.
Diablo (franchise) A sustained Assassin who thrives in battle against groups of enemies.
StarCraft A burst damage Mage who can ambush enemies from Stealth.
Heroes of the Storm A ranged Assassin who dances around her enemies while using spells to empower her attacks.
Warcraft A Bruiser that can nullify enemy pushes against his Forts and Keeps.
StarCraft A Physical Damage Assassin that can keep enemies away.
Warcraft A stealthed Assassin that's great at capturing Mercenary camps and is difficult to kill.
Warcraft A Bruiser who can hold his own in a lane of battle.
Overwatch A mobile Assassin who picks off straggling enemies, finishing them off.
StarCraft An Assassin who shreds High Health enemies.
Warcraft A stealthed Assassin who specializes in shutting down her opponents.
Diablo (franchise) A sustained Assassin who can whittle down the enemies with fast auto attacks.
Warcraft A Multi-Class Hero that can Tank for his team or become a high damage Assassin.
StarCraft A stealthed Assassin who can dart around his enemies.
Warcraft A Physical Damage Assassin that gains power while losing Health.

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