Heroes of the Storm Alexstrasza Build Guide

Alexstrasza is a Healer hero from the Warcraft universe. She has two forms – human form (default) and Dragonqueen. In dragon form, her skills are greatly enhanced, transforming her from a poorly defended Hero into a dangerous foe. Despite her lack of CC abilities, she does an excellent job of being a healer on a team. That being said, her fireballs can help with wave clearing and will be another source of damage in teamfights.

Alexstrasza - The Life-Binder

Primary Abilities

Gift of Life

Sacrifice 15% of Alexstrasza's current Health, healing an allied Hero for 150% of that amount.
Dragonqueen: Breath of Life Cooldown greatly reduced and does not cost Health.

Abundance

Plant a seed of healing that blooms after 3 seconds, healing nearby allied Heroes for 20% of their maximum Health.
Dragonqueen: Preservation Heal area and amount greatly increased.

Flame Buffet

Launch a fireball, Burning enemies hit for 75 damage over 5.5 seconds. Hitting enemies that are already Burning deals 125 bonus damage upon impact, Slows them by 40% decaying over 2 seconds, and refunds the Mana cost.
Dragonqueen: Wing Buffet Damage and Knockback enemies in an arc.

Heroic Abilities

Life-Binder

Bind Alexstrasza's life force with an allied Hero. Both her and her target are healed for 480 Health over 2 seconds. Afterwards, the Hero with a lower percentage of Health is healed to the same Health percentage as the other Hero.

Cleansing Flame

After 1.25 seconds, take to the sky and drop 5 fireballs over 6 seconds at the position of the mouse cursor. Fireballs deal 135 damage to enemies and heal allied Heroes for 300 Health. 2 seconds after dropping all fireballs, Alexstrasza lands at the position of the mouse cursor.

Trait

Dragonqueen

After 1.25 seconds, transform into a dragon and gain 500 Health. While Dragonqueen is active, Alexstrasza's Abilities are empowered, and her Basic Attacks deal 143 damage and heal allied Heroes for 43 in an arc in front of her. Additionally, the duration of incoming Stuns, Roots, and Slows, is reduced by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds.

Talent Build Cheat Sheet

Copy build code*[T2122333,Alexstrasza]

*Select a hero, open talents, click on options near build variations and click paste build to enter the code into HOTS directly. After that, you will have the build from the current cheat sheet marked with hearts.

Abundance Build

Level

Recommended

Alternative

1

Circle of Life

Flames of Fury

4

Surge of Vitality

Heat Exhaustion

7

Verdant Flourish

Fire Within

10

Cleansing Flame

Life-Binder

13

Life Unbound

Dragon Scales

16

Draconic Discipline

Overprotective

20

Ancient Flame

On Ruby Wings

Useful Strategies and Tips

Gift of Life (Breath of Life). This healing ability does not cost mana but forces you to sacrifice 15% of Alexstrasza’s current Health, and instead heals the target ten times the health lost. It will be optimal to try to use Abundance in order to heal yourself so as to maintain your health pool. In Dragonqueen form, the skill changes to Breath of Life, removing the Health cost and significantly reducing the cooldown, which allows this healing spell to be spammed as much as possible.

Abundance (Preservation) – the seed will draw a circle on the ground, which will heal all allies who will be in it in a few seconds. It is imperative to use this skill correctly in order to accurately heal your teammates, while not allowing opponents to use it as an advantage, showing where your team is heading. In Dragonqueen form, the skill changes to Preservation, greatly increasing the radius and heal amount.

Flame Buffet (Wing Buffet) A source of Slow and decent damage for wave clearing and lane poking. Hitting an enemy that already has burning from Flame Buffet will deal more damage, and if the target is an enemy hero, then refunds the mana cost. In Dragonqueen form, the skill changes to Wing Buffet, which gives him, in addition to damage and slow, also a Knockback effect. This will serve as a good way to knock down the enemy caste or push them away from Alexstrasza and her team.

Life-Binder is a good defensive ability that quickly heals or spits both an ally and Alexstrasza from an enemy burst. If Dragonqueen form is active, this skill gains 33% more range.

Cleansing Flame is a versatile skill. Due to the fact that after a short cast, Alexstrasza flies up and becomes untargetable, it will save you from attacks and damage of opponents more than once. Each fireball deals damage to enemies and heals allies, so it can be used not only as an additional heal but also as a way to control the point or to finish off enemy Heroes. After casting the fifth fireball, or six seconds, Alexstrasza lands at the position of the mouse cursor, allowing her to move out of the danger zone.

Dragonqueen is an extremely important cooldown, along with Heroic ability. This skill will not only add bonus health and reduced control effects (Stuns, Roots, and Slows), but also greatly enhance Basic Abilities and Attacks. You should definitely leave it for important teamfights, but be careful – its initial channel can be interrupted, which will put a ten second cooldown on it.

Synergies and Counters

Alexstrasza synergizes with Heroes, who have high maximum Health (such as Cho’gall or Stitches) and Heroes, who can slow or lock enemies in place for saving her from Assasins (such as Kael’thas or Junkrat).

Alexstrasza is countered by healing reduction Heroes (such as Deckard or Ana) and Heroes, who can disable her Dragonqueen form (such as Anub’arak or Zagara).

Strengths and Weaknesses
      • Burst and sustained healing
      • Good waveclear
      • Lacking CC
      • Weak without Dragonqueen form
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