Kael'Thas Guide 6/1/15 (Post Hotfix) by STmonkeez

Kael'Thas Guide 6/1/15 (Post Hotfix)

By: STmonkeez
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2015
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Kael'thas

Build: "Merely A Hotfix.."

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Threats to Kael'thas with this build

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Chen Chen is one of the worst tanks in the game right now. Dont have to worry too much about him because you can just E him up while he charges his shield.
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Jaina Jaina is very easy to fight and pick off. You out range her with your D+Q so just abuse her in teamfights when she stops to cast .
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Li Li Lili is my favorite healer to go against right now. She is so easy to burst and interrupt.
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Sgt. Hammer Sgt Hammer is really squishy and locks herself up for ya. Just wait for her to start pushing a lane in siege mode and blow her up.
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Sonya Sonya is the worst hero in HOTS right now. She wont kill you if she engages on you so blow her up asap.
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Diablo Diablo was nerfed this last patch and it really shows. He is pretty easy to blow up with 2-3 people and he will do most of the work for you by coming toward you.
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Gazlowe Gazlowe isnt a threat imo. Big target to hit with not much hp. Just dont stand near turrets and clear them with D+Q or D+W.
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Malfurion Malfurion is really easy to go against due to his short ranges on heals and his cc. Try to burst him as soon as he starts his ult.
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Nazeebo Nazeebo is pretty easy to take care of. He has to stop pretty frequently to throw out his abilities. Throw out your D+Q at him as much as possible when he throws out casts. Also you have a very good interrupt for his Ult with your E.
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Raynor Raynor is pretty easy to duel. His dps output doesn't come close yours, so if he engages just go all in on him.
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Rehgar Even though Rehgar is a very good support right now, he is very easy to deal with as KT. He cant engage on you without getting bursted and his heals aren't very strong against the AOE that KT puts out.
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The Lost Vikings TLV aren't much of a threat. You can easily take out whichever one comes to your lane to deny the insane xp gain.
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Valla Valla is very easy to pick off mid-late game even with her Vault. Try to gank behind her in lane and snag her with your E
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Arthas Arthas is fairly easy to go against. He is pretty squishy early on and cant really deal damage until mid game. Just abuse him in lane and dodge his root.
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Azmodan Azmodan really isn't that much of threat to you. The only reason he is yellow is because he gets too tanky for a specialist and you will have some trouble finishing him off.
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Tassadar Tassadar doesn't do much damage early on so you can fight him with ease. He is very good about denying you kills though with his powerful shields. Just double check that he isn't gonna shield the target you want to blow up before you engage.
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Thrall Thrall isn't really seen much these days. In QM's though he is picked every so often and when he is, its scary as [email protected]#!. He can get up to you with very quickly with his Windfury and then root you with his W. Try to save your E for when he runs up on you. If he lands his root, you are gonna take a lot of damage.
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Tychus Tychus is one of the rare assassins that is actually kind of hard to fight. He can dash out of your Q very easily and can stand from a distance to poke. He also provides a bit of CC with his grenade which can really ruin your day. Id recommend trying to fight Tychus only if you have someone else in lane with you.
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Tyrande Tyrande is very easy to solo kill. However she has one of the best roots in the game imo. The range on her E is enough to where she wont even take damage from you, yet she can allow any of her teammates a free kill. Try to not push out too far in lane if she is roaming and stay near team when moving between objectives.
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Uther Uther is pretty easy to kill if he mispositions himself. Both of his ults are very good against you though and should not be taken for granted. His Divine Shield will deny kills and his Divine Storm can easily mean the end of you. Try to stay away and burst early.
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Zagara Zagara is very squishy and easy to pick off in fights. However her lategame hunters will tick your hp down very quickly late game and she can maw you for an easy pick for her team.
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Brightwing BW is one of the harder supports to fight later on in game. Early on though he is easy to abuse because he lacks hp and damage.
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Falstad Falstad is pretty easy to deal with if you watch your positioning. Try to dodge his Q and double bomb him. He will have to run away with his E or take tons of damage.
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Sylvanas Syl is one of the more tricky specialists to fight against. Early on its a cakewalk to fight her and you can basically just mash your buttons. Post 10 she can silence you for 4 seconds and put out a lot of damage. Watch for when she shoots her Black Arrow in fights.
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Abathur Abathur is not very hard to deal with but he sure is annoying. His shields prevent many kills early on and his spikes make any melee carry able to kill you with ease.
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Murky Murky is very easy to kill, but of course that doesn't really matter because he will come back 3 seconds later. Avoid his
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Nova Nova is pretty darn annoying due to her stealth poke. You can do your best to avoid her Q but realistically your best bet is to take the initial burst from her and then blow her up with an E and D+W and double bomb her.
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Stitches Stitches can be very good against KT. If he lands a hook on you midfight, you will die. Try to watch where he will throw his hooks out.
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Muradin Muradin is such a great tank right now. He provides ton of cc and single target burst. Try to hold your E until he jumps in on you and then D, W, W to double bomb him.
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Anub'arak Anub is one of the most annoying heroes to deal with right now. His shields and constant damage output are just nuts right now. Try to dodge his burrow engage and double bomb him to punish.
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E.T.C. ETC is a very good pick against KT due to his fast movement and cc. If he can get in front of KT even slightly, then KT is bound to die to one of ETC's teammates.
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Illidan Illidan seems to be very hit and miss against KT. If he engages on you it is very easy to clean him up if you are with a teammate. But if he is supported by his team, you wont be getting away typically.
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Tyrael Tyrael is such a jerk sometimes. If he ults you with any other enemies around you are more than likely gonna get killed. Try to stay near your team so they can help peel.
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Kerrigan Kerrigan is really difficult to fight against. She can just about 100-0 you with her full combo. She is also pretty hard to burst due to her shields.
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Zeratul [email protected]$ Zeratul. I hate this hero so much when playing KT. He is probably the best duelist against KT because he can jump around so much. Try to keep an eye on what lanes he is swapping between.

HOTFIX 5/27/15 Top

"Kael'thas' Chain Bomb and Ignite Talents will no longer apply Living Bomb to enemies that are already affected by another Living Bomb. The tooltip for these Talents will be clarified in a future patch."

Who Am I? Top

My name is John, but my IGN is STmonkeez. I've played mobas for a few years now and have grown to absolutely love them. I started playing Hereos about 3 months ago and it has become my favorite game. I reached 30 spamming QM's after 2 weeks and then I hopped into the magnificent world known as Hero League. I climbed up to Rank 1 pretty rapidly with a 59% winrate. I know there is still so much about this game I don't know, but I feel the knowledge I do have even now can be used to help other players.

I currently play for the team: Divergent Path as their assassin/specialist.

The Combo that Makes Enemies Pull their Hair Out Top

+ + + + +

Sometimes you should throw out Phoenix first if you think your fight calls for it. Use it to zone out enemies from their teammates or to help do lots of damage in a teamfight where the enemy is stacked.

Trait Top

Verdant Spheres


(D)
Cooldown: 6 seconds

Activate to make your next Basic Ability more powerful. Has a 6 second cooldown.

Abilities Top

Flamestrike


(Q)
Mana: 70
Cooldown: 7 seconds

After a short delay, deal 74 (+20 per level) damage in an area. Has a 7 second cool down.
Verdant Spheres increases the radius by 50% and deals 111 (+30 per level) damage.

This ability is what blows teams up in late game fights. Its range with and extra damage with makes you a DPS monster.

Living Bomb


(W)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Deal 60 (+18 per level) damage over 3 seconds to an enemy, then they explode dealing 30 (+9 per level) damage to all nearby enemies. Casting a second Living Bomb on an enemy causes the previous Living Bomb to explode immediately. Has a 10 second cooldown.
Verdant Spheres makes this Ability cost no Mana and have no cooldown.

This ability is what makes you such an annoyance early on in fights. Use your before casting and spam 2 bombs on your target. With this ability will pump out so much damage.

Gravity Lapse


(E)
Mana: 85
Cooldown: 13 seconds

Stun the first enemy hit for 1.5 seconds. Has a 13 second cooldown.
Verdant Spheres causes Gravity Lapse to stun the first 3 enemies hit

This ability is great for peeling when you get engaged on. The ability moves very slowly though, so it is sometimes hard to initiate fights with. Try to stay in brushes and knock someone up as they pass by.

Heroic Abilities Top

Phoenix


(R)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 40 seconds

I love this ability. It is up all the time, it does crazy damage, and its a big scary red circle that scares enemies into their deaths! Use this ability to zone off and or focus on certain targets in teamfights. If they enemy is stacked just throw it in the middle of them and let the firebird go crazy.

Pyroblast


(R)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Although this ability is so fun to use, its not nearly as effective as Pheonix.I like to take this ability if the game is already showing to be an easy win to just mess around and have some laughs as you watch it almost 1 hit targets.

Talent Reasoning Top

Level 1


Mana Addict


This talent will help you so much throughout the game. One of KT's big weaknesses is his mana pool. With this you will still be able to cast lategame even in those extended fights without going oom.


Level 4


Gathering Power


With this talent you will stack up ability power and make your abilities do a lot more damage as the game progresses. You get more with each kill up to a cap of 15%. Try to avoid getting caught out by the enemy otherwise you will lose your stacks and have to start over again.


Level 7


Fission Bomb


This talent increases the damage of your Living Bomb's explosion damage by 75%! That is a crazy amount of extra burst at the end of the ability. Take this and abuse the enemies lanes with your powerful double bombs.


Level 10


Pheonix


This heroic ability is too good not to take. Although has its value in some maps, Pheonix is just always a great pick. It provides tons of pressure in fights and can be used as a big source of damage or to zone off enemies.


Level 13


Flamethrower


Flamethrower is such a nice addition to KT's kit. It allows you to stand a lot farther back in fights and will make enemies have to overextend to get on to you. This usually allows in a free pick up if your team is watching over you.
Try to abuse this and don't be worried to use to send out an empowered Q, It will do crazy damage to whoever it hits.



Level 16


Ignite


This talent wins late game fights that you had no business winning. The damage you get from a D+Q along with the living bomb added on afterwards is just frankly disgusting. You really need to position yourself in the back of fights and try to just throw out as many Flamestikes as you can on their team.


Level 20


Bolt of the Storm


This is just the normal pickup at 20 for most immobile carries. With bolt, you can now escape from that pesky tank that actually focused you and you can engage on that lonely dps in botlane with Bolt+E. Try to save it for sticky situations.

In Game Top

Kael is like other damage dealers in the sense that you want to just survive laning phase and help secure objectives. These are the Do's and Dont's for KT.

Do's


Watch the map for where enemies are
Constantly double bomb
Follow teammates to an objective
Stand towards the back of fights
Try to blow up their dps
Save you E for when you get engaged on



Dont's


Over Extend
Use E to engage a gank
Run solo in between lanes
Blow ult on someone who has an easy escape
Just stand in fight. Your Cd's are very short. You should be casting whenever they are up in fights.

Thank you for reading. Top

I hope you can take some of the info out of this guide and use it to improve your gameplay. - STmonkeez

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