Worgen Assassin by SystemId

Worgen Assassin

By: SystemId
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016
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Build: Worgen Assassin

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Level 10
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Overview Top


My name is Aaron. I'm not a member of a fancy esports team, nor I have calculated the statistical benefit of each talent chosen, but I have played an obsessive amount of Heroes of the Storm since beta - which includes playing Greymane exclusively since his release - with a lot of success.

This is my first attempt at writing a guide, it's unfinished but please feel free to provide feedback or let me know if it has been useful.

Abilities Explained Top

Gilnean Cocktail (Q)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Hurl a flask that deals 152 (72 + 4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit and explodes for 454 (216 + 4% per level) damage to enemies in a cone behind them.
Worgen: Razor Swipe
Swipe forward and damage enemies you pass through.

Notes: Gilnean Cocktail is a skill shot with triggers upon impact with either an enemy minion, structure or hero. Without Incendiary Elixir this ability will produce no damage if it misses. To get the most benefit out of this ability you need to aim with the intention of doing the most damage to those enemies behind your first target.

Gilnean Cocktail (W)
Mana: 70
Cooldown: 0.0625 seconds
Gain 50% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Basic Attacks refresh this duration.

Darkflight (E)
Mana: 10
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Shapeshift into a Worgen and leap at an enemy dealing 91.52 (+4% per level) damage.
Worgen: Disengage
Roll away and shapeshift into a Human.

Go for the Throat
Heroic Ability
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Leap at an enemy Hero and shapeshift into a Worgen, slashing 3 times for 390.00 (+4% per level) total damage. If this kills them, the Ability can be used a second time within 10 seconds for free.

Marked for the Kill
Heroic Ability
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Shapeshift into a Human and fire a shot hitting the first enemy Hero for 70.72 (+4% per level) damage. For 5 seconds, they are Vulnerable, taking 25.00% more damage, and you can re-activate this to leap at them and shapeshift into a Worgen.

Curse of the Worgen
Use certain Abilities to shapeshift between a Human and a Worgen.

While Human, your Basic Attack is ranged.
While Worgen, your Basic Attack is melee but deals 39.86% more damage.

Talent Choices Top

Level 1 Viciousness was chosen because Inner Beast is likely to drop-off during extended team fights without being able to refresh its duration with abilities.

Viciousness cuts down on the amount of buttons you need to manage and is useful when you're chasing down heroes attempting to flee because you'll cycle through your abilities quickly in an attempt to chase them down.

Viciousness also useful to maintain Inner Beast whilst kitting and synergises well with On the Prowl at level 13.

Level 4 Thick Skin was chosen because Greymane lacks survivability. He relays on his ability to finish off opponents with Darkflight - which often involves jumping into the opposing team and living long enough to use Disengage.

Level 7 Wizened Duelist was chosen because this build revolves around doing the most damage possible in Worgen form in an attempt to kill your opponent quickly before being forced to use Disengage. This talent relays on your ability to stay alive, but stacks can be quite easy to acquire due to Greymane's high damage output.

Level 10 Go for the Throat was chosen because this build revolves around increasing Greymane's Worgen form damage, mobility and survivability. Go for the Throat has high burst damage, with the ability to jump between targets if you land the killing blow.

It's worth noting that this talent doesn't benefit from Thick Skin, so I suggest using it after Darkflight or as an alternative way to close the gap on fleeing opponents.

Level 13 On the Prowl was chosen because it gives Greymane some much needed mobility. It also helps him chase his target or escape.

Level 16 Alpha Killer was chosen because it makes warriors a viable target. It increases Greymane's damage in Worgen form so it synergises well with Wizened Duelist, Tooth and Claw, and Inner Beast.

Level 20 Tooth and Claw was chosen because it synergises well with Greymane's other basic attack talents, such as Wizened Duelist and Alpha Killer.

If you have a support hero on your team to keep you alive then during Inner Beast whilst in Worgen form this talent will heavily damage or kill a team of heroes if they're grouped together.

Ability Combinations Top

  1. Inner Beast Human form
  2. Gilnean Cocktail Human form
  3. Darkflight Human form
  4. Razor Swipe Worgan form
  5. Go for the Throat Worgan form

  • To chase Disengage towards the enemy and repeat the Assassinate combination above. Your basic attacks and abilities with Viciousness will refresh Inner Beast and maintain the movement speed with On the Prowl. Whilst in Worgen form continually use Razor Swipe to launch Greymane forward a short distance towards your target.

  • To escape Disengage away from the enemy. If you're in Worgen form continually use Razor Swipe in the opposite direction from your target to escape.

Change Log Top

  • Expanded on ability explained section.

  • Added ability combinations section.
  • Added ability explained section.

  • Expanded on talent choice explanations.
  • Changed formatting to make the guide more legible.

Planned Updates Top

To Do
  • Provide alternative talent choices.
  • Create threats section.

  • Add suggested ability combinations for different situations.
  • [Create abilities explained section.

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