[Very Detailed] Sgt Hammer Main build. Also with tips playing against other heroes. by sageeyes10

[Very Detailed] Sgt Hammer Main build. Also with tips playing against other heroes.

By: sageeyes10
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015
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Sgt. Hammer

Build: Range+Survivability Build. (My Main...

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Threats to Sgt. Hammer with this build

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  No Threat
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The Lost Vikings IF these vikings stray too far apart they are Easy pickings for the most part, Just don't let them get anyone too close.
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  No Threat
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Raynor Nothing Too dangerous about raynor, Just be careful to not let him behind you. he can push you Right into his team.
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Gazlowe More of a Nuisance than anything, his turrets can be a pain. Just get out of his bombs and you should be fine, Be VERY Careful about his Grav-o-bomb IF he gets it.
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Tassadar Tassadar can be a major annoyance, be sure to let a teammate in-between you two his Psi-storm can Easily Lower your hp and leave you vulnerable to almost Anyone.
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Kharazim Kharazim can be a pain, but not as much as you would think. He can Easily poke you if you don't have anyone inbetween you and him. just Try to have it so where Your not his main Concern.
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Johanna Johanna isn't that dangerous early game unless with a teammate. but later on with one she can Easily pull you in, slow you and then Stun you. if she didn't pick Blessed shield you Should be alright for the most part. don't let her get Near you though.
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Valla Valla can poke you easily enough and run without a problem but aside from that your teammate can easily keep her away from you.
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Malfurion Although he isnt that bad by himself. the Only thing you need to be scared of is his Entangling roots.
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Sylvanas She herself isn't a problem, The mercs she can send after you Are. she can easily take down your lane minions. be very careful if shes paired with another lane pusher or dps.
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Tyrande Her Hunters mark and Lunar flare can really hurt you if you aren't careful. other then that i haven't fought her enough to say much else. she herself cant rip you to shreds, but if shes with someone else who can stun be Very careful.
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Murky Murky can Wreck your day. but you can kill him So easily, DO Not underestimate him and Try to get him to pop his bubble so a higher dps teammate with Better chase potential can Kill him. But for the most part you can easily just push him back with siege mode.
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Azmodan Can be pretty annoying by pushing back lanes easily. his Laser can destroy anyone, You are NOT an exception. Just Try and lure him close before letting a High dps assassin behind him. he can't escape easy So use this as an advantage.
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Abathur Abathur can be such a nuisance! Either laying Toxic mines or Empowering Heroes, minions and towers alike he Himself is Not a problem. if you see him Not hiding away, or if you happen to find Where he's hiding then Punish him for it.
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Chen Chen is just SUCH A PAIN. But with Slightly lower dps then you see his team with....Usually you kill HIM then lower his allys health(or kill them) Then just get your Whole team on chen. can be scary to fight against if he knows what hes doing.
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Tychus Be careful about his grenades aswell as Overkill, If he throws his grenade right he can push you Right into him.
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Diablo Can be Very dangerous with his Charge+Overpower combo, if he's built right he can put you Right into the arms of his team-mates.
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Leoric Leoric CAN easily enough ruin your day but you can kill him before he runs in. just try and lure him in and put the pain on him. just, Don't get close.
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Nazeebo Be VERY careful about letting him get into casting range, his Zombie wall Will kill you if he goes through his ability's One of the people you need to be extremely careful to NOT solo.
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Thrall Thrall can make your day Miserable by Rooting you and Popping you like a balloon, If you escape from his roots Try NOT To be near the walls. he can use Chain lightning to finish you off.
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E.T.C. E.T.C can Run in and Stun you, then just slow you down. If hes alone he's not too much of a problem. But He usually Is Not. He can knock you Into his teammates when your trying to run. Be prepared to run when he is nearby. but don't be too scared if you have a good Dps by your side, as he can Easily overextend himself trying to kill you when he gets close.
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Li Li Li-Li CAN Be dangerous. Especially if shes with someone who can Burst you to pieces. Her blinding can be Very bad if your not careful. on the rare chance she picks Water dragon? Just Thrust as far as you can away from the enemy team before you get hit.
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Rexxar Rexxar can be a bit of a Nuisance if your not careful, he can Stun and slow you1 if you let him and Misha get to close. If he happens to pick Boars then Definitely stay behind your teammate
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Rehgar Rehgar can set the ground for his Team to mess you up. his totem is the only thing you Really need to be concerned about though.....That being said he can still cause a Lot of problems.
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Brightwing Very dangerous with her Polymorphs and ability to High Heal-burst. at leve 10+
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Anub'arak Be Very careful about his stuns, he can Easily do some major hurting if your not careful around him
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Lt. Morales Lt. Morales can make your life Miserable. not only can she Usually outheal your dps but she can PUSH you right into your enemies! If you EVER See that dropship coming RUN! Focus on HER the very most. tell your teammates to aswell, Just incase they aren't already.
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Zagara Zagara IF played right can make you pretty upset. be careful about stepping into her ult and Try not to let her burst you down. you wont have many chances to fight her yourself.
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Uther Uther's stun can be pretty bad, he can be annoying with his Extremely good heals.
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Jaina Can be Very dangerous with her Slowing trait and Blizzard, be Especially careful of her Rotating into your lane. do not get too close to her.
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Falstad Falstad is High on this list because of his Hammer, be Very careful of letting him remotely near you. be especially wary to put a team-mate between Him and you.
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Kael'thas His stun can Easily kill you if he follows up with Flamestrike and living bomb(empowered)+living bomb. Dont let him get close, try and get one of your teammates to push him away
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Kerrigan Kerrigan can Make you die again and again, she can leap in and pull you close if you run. then stun you. Make sure you have a Sturdy somebody inbetween you two.
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Arthas Arthas Can be VERY Dangerous with his ability to root you, Especially bad at levels 10+ if he gets Sindragosa as his ult.
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Illidan Illidan can be a Huge threat if your not careful about him, his dive and slash combos can really harm you. not to mention he can get close with Evade. Just be weary about your positioning to him and his Health. don't let him get very close.
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Nova One of the worst to lane against, even worse when rotating. Nova can Easily burst you to Low health and take you down with just a few auto attacks. if your fighting against her keep mines down at all times incase you need to escape. If she's on the enemy team Do Not Lane Alone.
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Zeratul Another Dangerous one, Just barely not as dangerous as nova, Can EASILY take you down if your not positioned correctly Do not stay alone in lanes when zeratul is on the enemy team Keep mines down a bit farther from you incase he try's to blink after you when you run.
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The Butcher The butcher can Very easily Stop you and Kill you, If you hear the bells then Try and run to a teammate to at-least try and scare him off...If your with a warrior or high Dps assassin you should be fine, But if your not...
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Artanis One of your Suprisngly many biggest threats, He can Pop you like a bubble. His phase prism can Easily make your day a living hell. not to mention his Ults, BOTH Of them can mess you up badly. Suppression pulse can Easily ruin your day by blinding you, and Purifier beam can get a few good hits off of you if he lands it on you when your in siege mode. If hes with stitches on his team... Just hope your team-mate can Save you.
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Stitches Stitches is like your worst nightmares all put into one, he can Pull you in Slow you then Devour you and run into his base. Do Not Lane Against Him.
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Muradin Muradin can be Extremely bad if he builds around stunning. He can Lock you down Easily. make sure your teammate can Deal with him, if he gets to bad then just Rotate with on of your Teammates.

Introduction Top

[Before i even get started, Hit view all on Threats. that's where Most of my tips are located.]

Sgt Hammer can be Very good when used right, i sometimes see Other Sgts who end up dying. or in general just run in and do some very silly things. But for the most part i end up seeing some rather good ones.

The reason i posted this is because i often see enemy or allied Sgt hammers Treating themselves like a Third turret at the wall, never advancing and pushing the enemy team back....to help everyone out a little And to make people more aware of this playstyle for Sargent Hammer. i decided to make this.



[I've also been trying out a new build. I've been using Napalm strike(level 10) and Advanced Artillery(level 1)
it seems to be working nicely, although it appears to have the same threats as my main build.]

Various tips for playing as the hammer. Top

Positioning is Key. do not leave yourself Vulnerable to someone just Strolling into your lane and taking you out, Make sure you have a teammate laning with you at almost all times.

Do not think of yourself as a turret Attached to a wall at all times. At the very least try to remember that your a Turret that can MOVE. But most importantly, you Can sway the outcomes of any teamfight if Positioned right.

Be aware of Who your facing and Who they're teamed with, Although this next part might be hard.....Try and make it a subconscious habit to Check who is in the lane next to yours. and if the enemy team has anyone missing from their lanes.

Middle is usually not a good lane to Start in as there are Many opportunity's to just Waltz in and Gank Sgt Hammer

Although i said earlier to not think of yourself as a turret on a wall..You CAN be a turret at an objective! ..just, remember you can easily change position.

With ambush its usually very easy to sit in an objective....One of the Dragon shrines as an example. so be sure to use time inbetween fights to refresh ambush by getting in and out of it as quick as you can

Did i mention this build works Exceptionally well at maps like Infernal shrine, Battlefield of Eternity and Especially the Dragon Shrines? well. It does!
(then again...Sgt hammer always did good at those maps...hm)

∙ Remember that sgt hammer CAN backdoor(very well). although this is not advised in ranked play, as most people can Easily see it coming.

Various team Tips. such as Who to lane with, or Different stratagies to work on with your friends!.. Top

Try and lane with either a High dps assassin or a Tanky Warrior. If it happens to be a TWO Lane map then Lane with A Warrior and Support. or a Warrior and Dps.

If you Happen to be friends with someone who plays as abathur you can have him build around helping you with his Attack speed talent called Adrenal Overload!

If you happen to be in a team where LT Morales picked Stim Drone(+75% attack speed and +25% movement speed.)
Then ask them to use it on you every once and a while.

This can not be stressed enough. If your in a lane against someone your having trouble with Do NOT Hesitate to ask for help from your team, If the person your against in your lane is Too high threat to sgt hammer and you&your teammate(s) can Not deal with them? Then rotate if you need to.

You almost Always need a teammate with you, Sgt Hammer is a VERY Squishy hero.

Closing Comments Top

Although this guide might have been Common sense to most i Felt i should share various Tips and tricks iv learned playing as Sgt hammer.

This Is my very first guide iv ever made
Comments and Constrictive Criticism are very much appreciated. Please let me know if i should do more of these.

(Edits and other comments.) Top

I Have not fought against Cho'Gall Enough as Sgt.Hammer to give a Good description on how to face him...
although, it seems Giant killer is a Great thing to consider when going against them.
other then that I've honestly Surprisingly only ran into him Once as Sgt Hammer.

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