Heroes of the Storm

Hero Discussion: Alarak

HeroesoftheStorm 9 - Hero Discussion: Alarak

Welcome to the Weekly Hero Discussion where we feature a rotating hero discussion every week. This week we feature
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Alarak who recently was classified as a Melee Assassin in the new Blizzard Roles system. There was an Alarak Hero Discussion on July 5th, 2018.

Alarak Highlord of the Tal'darim

HotS Birthday & Cost
(Link): September 13, 2016 & 750 Gems / 10,000 Gold

  • Alarak Wiki Entries Wikia (Link) Gamepedia (Link) Liquipedia (Link)
  • Balance History (Link)
  • List of Pro Builds (Link)
  • List of Recent Streamer Builds (Link)
  • Hero Spotlight
  • Alarak Analysis w/NotParadox Why the Pro's Play

    New – Utility Burst Build
  • McIntyre – Do This. Not That – Alarak w/McIntyre
  • Alarak on Hanamura (Pikachu build) w/Fan

Alarak got a number of balance changes over the past few months to increase talent diversity and give incentives to move from the E build. Alarak's popularity on the HotS ladder based on Heroes.report (Link) and HotsLogs (Link) is around 18% with a win rate of about 54% over the past seven days.

  • Alarak is classified as Hard difficulty to play, do you agree?
  • What strengths and weaknesses do you think pros consider when choosing an assassin like Alarak in HGC 2018 matches, and do those considerations apply to ranked and unranked matches?
  • When do you prioritizing drafting Alarak and on what maps?
  • What heroes do you draft to counter an Alarak pick?
  • Are there any particular hero synergies to complement an Alarak pick?
  • Is Alarak an early, mid or late-game hero, and where are the significant power spikes"
  • Is there a particular build you would recommend to someone wanting to learn the basics of Alarak?
  • Is there a high skill cap build you favor to optimize Alarak's performance and create flashy plays?
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for positioning Alarak in team fights and on rotations?
  • Which of Alarak's heroics do you favor?
  • Do you use the "On Release" keybind feature for any of Alarak's abilities, if so which ones?
  • Do you think Alarak is balanced; if not, what abilities or talents should be reworked?

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