Heroes of the Storm

The Basics – Roles: Tanks & Tanking

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Welcome to the Weekly Basic's Discussion where for the next few months there will be feature discussions about
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Blizzard Roles system. These discussions are targeted at those looking to learn or brush up on a roles core principles, common practices, and mistakes to avoid.

Last week's Tank Role Discussion (Link) outlined the core tanking practices, types of tanks, and tank synergies in Heroes of the Storm. This week's discussion will close out the topic of tanking with a deep dive reviewing articles about vision, engaging, and shotcalling.


  • Do you prioritize creating opportunities through vision?
  • Do you have any tips for creating opportunities through vision on specific battlegrounds?
  • What type of engagements do you favor as a tank or player?
  • Do you think Storm League or the ranks in the league favors certain types of engagements?
  • Do you value shotcalling in your matches and if no one is shotcalling do you step up?
  • Do you have any tips for shotcalling that you find work well?

Please share any questions or opinions you have about tanking with regards to using vision, engaging, or shotcalling.

The New Player Guide wiki (Link) features links to tanking articles. We plan to update the section with new content about the role rework as it develops and incorporate the feedback from this discussion as well.

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