Heroes of the Storm Deckard Build Guide

Deckard is a Healer hero from the Diablo universe. He perfectly complements the team with his support skills – heals, control and additional damage on key targets. He can perfectly initiate teamfights or peeling enemies from squishy teammates. He also has some decent damage, which allows him to clear lanes and harass opponents. His healing skill, Healing Potion, has a unique mechanic that allows you to restore a huge amount of health with proper preparation.

Deckard - The Last Horadrim

Primary Abilities

Healing Potion

Throw a Healing Potion on the ground that heals the first allied Hero that comes in contact with it for 270. Limit 5 active Potions.

Horadric Cube

Release the Horadric Cube. After 0.5 seconds it explodes, dealing 80 damage to all enemies in the area and Slowing them by 35% for 1.75 seconds.

Scroll Of Sealing

Unfurl an enchanted scroll over 2.25 seconds, forming a triangle that deals 150 damage to enemies inside and Roots them for 1.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

Stay Awhile and Listen

After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after. Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep's effects end instantly if they take damage.

Lorenado

Vector Targeting After 1 second, create a twirling tome tornado that travels towards the targeted direction, continually knocking away enemies that come into contact with it.

Trait

Fortitude of the Faithful

When at least 1 other allied Hero is nearby, Deckard gains 10 Armor and his Basic Abilities recharge 50% faster.

Talent Build Cheat Sheet

Copy build code*[T1221221,Deckard]

*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.

Standard Build

Level

Recommended

Alternative

1

Scroll of Identify

Sapphire

4

Rejuvenation Potion

Ruby

7

Kanai's Cube

Cube Mastery

10

Stay Awhile and Listen

Lorenado

13

Potion of Revival

Super Healing Potion

16

Safety in Numbers

Horadric Staff

20

Respect the Elderly

Bottomless Flask

Useful Strategies and Tips

The fortitude of the Faithful. This useful trait allows you to have an extra Armor and a faster cooldown of Basic Abilities almost always. However, without teammates nearby, it will be difficult to survive when facing enemy Assassins, especially if the Scroll Of Sealing is on cooldown.

Healing Potion has a short cooldown and low mana cost to heal a huge amount of damage. Healing Potion cannot be picked up or destroyed by enemies, which allows them to be safely thrown in the teamfight zone in advance so that teammates can pick them up later. Practice will help you to accurately throw them at allies, which will instantly heal them. This is very useful when your team is catching up with enemies, in order to predict exactly where your target will go.

Horadric Cube is one of the CC skills that deals low damage and also slows down opponents, making it easier to catch them in Scroll Of Sealing. Also, the talent Kanai’s Cube will additionally reduce the damage of opponents, and help weaken enemy Assassins.

Scroll of Sealing has a long cast and cooldown, but 1.5 seconds of Roots makes enemies very vulnerable targets. This skill is great for CC chains, initiation, and also as an area blocking tool.

Stay Awhile and Listen. This skill will serve as an excellent initiation of a teamfight, allowing your team to choose the most convenient position and time for casting skills. In addition, you can interrupt dangerous skills of enemies, as well as save teammates from backline attacks.

Lorenado – this skill is great for controlling enemies in narrow corridors, but it is significantly inferior in practicality to the second Heroic spell, due to its vector targeting system.

Synergies and Counters

Deckard synergizes with Heroes for chaining CC abilities (such as Arthas or Kel’Thuzad) and Heroes, whom can use delay from his Stay Awhile and Listen to cast their Heroic abilities (such as Jaina or E.T.C.).

Deckard is countered by Heroes with good CC abilities (such as Diablo or Alarak) and high mobility Heroes, who can can easily dodge his CC spells (such as Tracer or Samuro).

Strengths and Weaknesses
      • Good area CC spells
      • Very efficient healing
      • Easy target for Assassins
      • Vulnerable to burst damage
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