Support (original)

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Uther, Tassadar and Kharazim.
"Healers, buffers, and everyone's best friends."

Support heroes are known for keeping their team alive through buffs, heals and shields. Supports can stay close to friendly heroes and allies and keep them alive. With the Caldeum Complex event, this role was reworked; current healing heroes were moved to the new Healer role and other heroes that provides Shields were moved to this role.

Supports Role[edit | edit source]

The Support role acts as a potent backbone to the team's efforts in the Nexus. In addition to mitigating damage and offering heals, Support heroes also have powerful buffs and control spells at their disposal. Supports are divided into two sub-roles: healers, who focus on restoring allies' health, and Semi-Supports, who rely on providing utility.

For most Supports to be effective, they'll need to stay close to their teammates during fights – ideally, behind a Warrior who is tanking the damage. If you are a healer, it’s your job to keep the team as close to their full hit points as possible. Since Warriors' high health pools will give you some breathing room, you'll often need to focus heals on your damage dealers, especially those who have jumped into the fray. Alternatively, if you are a Support hero that focuses more on utility, find ways to use your disrupts or stuns so that your teammates can immediately capitalize on them.

For example: If you're Malfurion, and an allied Stitches uses Hook to pull an enemy in close, you can use Entangling Roots to keep that enemy locked down while your teammates obliterate them.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • As a support, try to avoid splitting off alone whenever possible. It's important to stay with your team, as your focus is on enabling allies and keeping them sustained while the team is pushing minions and/or brawling with enemies.
  • Healing is a big part of playing support, but don't underestimate the importance of control. A well-placed stun, root, or silence can make all the difference if used at the right time. Try to combine your control abilities with those of your allies to keep a target locked down.[1]

List of original Support heroes[edit | edit source]

Hero Franchise Info
Warcraft Warcraft A Healer who shares her Health with allies and can transform into a Dragon to empower her Abilities.
Overwatch Overwatch A burst Healer who uses precise skillshots to heal allies and can deny enemy healing.
Diablo (franchise) Diablo A Healer that excels when paired with a high-octane damage dealer.
Warcraft Warcraft A Healer who can teleport to allies, excelling on large battlegrounds.
Diablo (franchise) Diablo A burst Healer who excels at preparing battlefield before a fight and can cripple enemies with crowd control.
Diablo (franchise) Diablo A flexible Healer that pairs well with Melee allies who like to dive into the enemy team.
Warcraft Warcraft A sustained Healer who works well against Physical attackers by Blinding them.
StarCraft StarCraft A strong, sustained Healer who's unbeatable if left alone by her enemies.
Overwatch Overwatch A sustained Healer who gives his team mobility and peels enemies off allies.
Warcraft Warcraft A strong sustained Healer who can help lockdown enemies to secure takedowns.
Warcraft Warcraft A well-rounded Healer that pairs well with Melee allies.
StarCraft StarCraft A Healer that brings high amounts of disruption from long range.
StarCraft StarCraft A Support who can enable damage dealers who like to dive the enemy team.
Warcraft Warcraft A Healer who helps her allies lockdown and finish off enemies.
Warcraft Warcraft A Healer that can negate high bursts of damage.
Warcraft Warcraft A versatile Healer who heals her allies by smithing her foes.

References[edit | edit source]

Roles
 
Current_ _Bruiser BruiserHealer HealerMelee Assassin Melee AssassinRanged Assassin Ranged AssassinSupport SupportTank Tank
Removed_ _Assassin AssassinMulti-class MulticlassSpecialist SpecialistSupport SupportWarrior Warrior
Former Support heroes_ AlexstraszaAnaAurielBrightwingDeckardKharazimLi LiLt. MoralesLúcioMalfurionRehgarStukovUtherTassadarTyrandeWhitemane