Heroes of the Storm Mephisto Build Guide

Mephisto is a Ranged Assassin hero from the Diablo universe. He has impressive AoE damage. Thanks to his Lord Of Hatred Trait, he can significantly reduce the cooldowns on his Basic Abilities. In addition, his chain Abilities make his combos dangerous for the enemy team. However, each Hero has its own weaknesses, and Mephisto has this vulnerability to burst damage. His Shade of Mephisto skill, if used incorrectly or unwisely, is very easy to turn against himself, making him a very easy target for a killer.

Mephisto - Lord of Hatred

Primary Abilities

Skull Missile

Conjure a skull that travels in the target direction after 0.75 seconds, dealing 127 damage to enemies hit and Slowing Heroes hit by 25% for 2 seconds.

Lightning Nova

A ring of lightning appears around Mephisto for 2.5 seconds. Enemies within the ring take 43 damage every 0.25 seconds. Each time a cast of Lightning Nova hits a Hero, its damage is increased by 3%, up to 30%.

Shade of Mephisto

Teleport to a location, dealing 78 damage to nearby enemies and leaving behind a Shade of Mephisto at Mephisto's original location. After 2.5 seconds, Mephisto is teleported back to the Shade's location.

Heroic Abilities

Consume Souls

Channel for 2.5 seconds, revealing all enemy Heroes. After the Channel completes, all enemy Heroes take 357 damage and are Slowed by 25% for 2.5 seconds.

Durance of Hate

After 1 second, unleash a wave of evil spirits that Root the first enemy Hero hit for 2.5 seconds and deal 250 damage to them over the same duration. Durance of Hate spreads outwards from its initial target, Rooting and damaging additional nearby enemy Heroes.


Lord Of Hatred

Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Abilities reduces Mephisto's Basic Ability cooldowns. Skull Missile and Shade of Mephisto grant 1.5 seconds of cooldown reduction per Hero hit, and Lightning Nova grants 0.3 seconds per Hero hit.

Talent Build Cheat Sheet

Copy build code*[T2221323,Mephisto]

*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.

Lightning Nova Build





Furious Spark

Unyielding Power


Static Barrier



Frost Storm



Consume Souls

Durance of Hate


Shard of Hate



Static Field




Consumed by Hatred

Useful Strategies and Tips

Skull Missile Despite the fact that it is quite difficult for them to hit enemy heroes, this skill is great for wave clearing.

Lightning Nova. It takes a bit of practice to effectively deal damage with this skill. Indeed, despite the large radius, only the thin ring on its border deals damage. Therefore, proper positioning and mobility will turn it into a dangerous skill.

Shade of Mephisto temporarily moves Mephisto, and after a short period of time returns to the starting point. You should carefully choose the time to use this skill because if the enemies can get too close to this starting point, it will be difficult to get away from them after returning to their original position.

Consume Souls, this Heroic Ability not only deals damage that allows you to finish off enemies anywhere but also slowing and revealing them. This is a great end-game skill when it is very important to know where the enemy team is. However, due to the long casting time, many heroes will be able to use various skills in order to prevent the received damage, for example, Stasis or shield.

Durance of Hate is good for teamfights if the enemy team is very close to each other. The spreading effect can catch them off guard, however, Consume Souls is much more reliable.

Lord Of Hatred. With high cooldowns on Basic Abilities, this Trait dramatically reduces their cooldowns. Talents such as Shard of Hate, Spite, and Hysteria allow Mephisto to spam his skills in teamfights, which gives him stable damage output.

Synergies and Counters

Mephisto synergizes with Heroes, that can lock enemies in place (such as E.T.C. or Zarya) and Heroes, who can peel for him (such as Muradin or Garrosh).

Mephisto is countered by Heroes with good gap closer (ability that can shorten distance between you and target) (such as Illidan or Sonya) and Heroes, that can punish his Shade of Mephisto ability (such as Stitches or Junkrat).

Strengths and Weaknesses
      • AoE damage
      • Global Heroic ability
      • Can be easily ganked
      • Weak to burst damage
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