How to Play Abathur in Heroes of the Storm

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1General information about Abathur

Abathur is a character from the Starcraft universe, advised by Kerrigan in Heart of the Sworm. This "Specialist" character has the particularity of being out of combat during the first levels and will never engage in combat directly. This character will cost you 10.000 golds or 9.99€. As for each character, you will have to evolve up to level 4 in order to have all the abilities of the hero. Below is Abathur's progress:



Hero Rewards:

  • 01 level: basic hero
  • 02 level: heroic ability
  • 03 level: Advanced Skills
  • 04 level: Talents experts
  • 05 level: Bonus d'or (500 golds)
  • 06 level: Hero portrait
  • 07 level: Model variant
  • 08 level: Model variant
  • 09 level: master portrait
  • 10 level: Master model

Abathur's Reward

Basically, you will have Abathur in its original color. You will need to reach level 7 then 8 in order to unlock the color pink then purple. Once you reach level 10, you can buy the Master Model for 10.000 golds in order to change your character's skin. Note that Abathur will have two paid Skins: Pajamathur (9.99€) and Skeleton (9.99€).



Abathur's base color:

Abathur base color

Color Master of Abathur:

Color Master of Abathur

Pajamathur color:

Color of Pajamathur

Skeleton Color:

Skeleton Color

2Abathur's Abilities

You will see in this part the basic skills that will be accessible to you with Abathur. You will first need to know how to use them before addressing the specific skills to recover during the game. Our tutorial will therefore show you how each ability works and how to best use it during your game ofHeroes of the Storm.



Abathur's Abilities Chart:

BASIC CAPABILITIES
icons Capacity Description
Symbiote Cooldown: 4 seconds
Aid an ally and gain new abilities.
toxic nest
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Lay a mine.
HEROIC CAPABILITIES
icons Capacity Description
Evolution latest
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Clone an allied hero and take control of it.
Monstrosity Evolution Cooldown: 90 seconds
Evolve a minion or pest into a powerful monstrosity.
TRAIT
icons Capacity Description
Harmful Breath
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Summons pests that go into battle in the nearest lane.

BASIC ABILITIES:

Icons Name
Symbiote

The symbiote will be Abathur's main ability. You will indeed have to use it in order to be able to help one of your companions by boosting it. Abathur can therefore be considered as a support because the Symbiote will allow your allies to be protected by a shield, inflict damage or even increase the speed of the carrier of the Symbiote.



Icons Name
toxic nest

Although very little used, it will be important for you not to neglect the Toxic Nest. This will land near Abathur, although you can take an ability that allows you to drop the Toxic Nest anywhere on the map. This toxic nest will have to be well positioned so that the opponent passes over it and receives damage. The toxic nest can be used near enemy buildings to expend ammunition or near strategic points (entrance to the mine), in the bushes next to the dragon statue, etc. In order to be of better use. The toxic nest can also allow Abathur to protect himself in the event of an attack.

HEROIC CAPABILITIES:

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Monstrosity Evolution

As with most characters, Abathur will have the option to choose between two heroic abilities. The first will allow you to summon a monstrosity from an allied minion (servant or harmful). You will then be able to take control of it by using your Symbiote on it. This heroic ability can be very interesting because Abathur can create it anywhere on the map where a minion is and not near an ally if they are grouped together. For example, you will have the possibility of defending your fort directly, although the monstrosity is more fragile than the ultimate evolution and above all less powerful.

Icons Name
Evolution latest

Abathur's heroic ability! The ultimate evolution will allow you to clone one of your allies and use their powers (excluding heroic ability). You will be able to clone a second support which can prove decisive in a battle or a DPS intended to destroy buildings. As with the monstrosity, you will only have a few seconds to use it before it disappears. Note that the cloning will be complete since if the ally has no more magic and/or has a cooldown on his abilities, the clone will do the same.

TRAIT :

Icons Name
Harmful Breath

Abathur's passive will be to generate pests. Basically, these minions will be intended to damage opposing structures and well positioned, Abathur will spend precious ammunition on buildings. It will therefore be necessary for you not to stay too far from the fight without exposing yourself too much. Later, you can upgrade these pests to explode, shoot at a distance, or spawn from pest nests. Be careful, however, because the pests will make you spotted by your opponents!

Before moving on to the next phase, you will have understood that Abathur is a difficult character to play, unique and you will have to rely on a close-knit team in order to take full advantage of your powers: help an ally with your Symbiote, create an Evolution ultimate at the right time, make diversions with your pests, etc.

3Les talents d'Abathur

Now that you know Abathur's general abilities, our tutorial will explain to you the builds the most important of this character and understand how to best control it. First, know that Abathur will be able to teleport anywhere on the map from the moment he has a vision. This can be very useful in order to escape a group of enemies or even teleport behind enemy defenses to attack buildings directly. This is why Abathur will not have a mount at his disposal.

Level n°01:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Pressurized glands (A)
Increases the range of the Symbiote's Spike Blast by 25% and reduces its cooldown by 1 second.
Survival Instincts (Trait)
Increases the hit points of pests by 30% and their life expectancy by 40%.
Regenerating Microbes (A) Heals the target of Symbiote Carapace for 7 health per second.
Venomous Nest (W) Toxic Nest deals 30% increased damage over 3 seconds.

Level n°04:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Prolific Scatter (W)
Give 2 additional stacks to Toxic Nest.
Ballistaspores (Z)
Makes Toxic Nest's range unlimited and increases its duration by 20%.
Thickened carapace (A) Increases the duration of the shell by 50% and maintains it when the symbiote leaves its host.
Adrenaline Overload (A) Increases symbiote host attack speed by 25%.

Level n°07:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Aiguillon perforant (A)
Increases the damage and range of Symbiote Sting by 20%.
Vile Nest (W)
Nests slow enemies hit by 40% for 4 seconds.
Carapace Network (A) Applies Shell to all nearby Minions and Mercenaries when used on a Minion or Mercenary.
Shipping: MULE Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activation: Sends a MULE that repairs buildings, one by one, near the target point for 40 seconds. Restores 100 health every 1 second. Grants 1 ammo every 3 seconds.

Level n°10:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Evolution ultime (R)
Create a copy of target allied Hero and take control of it for 30 seconds. The copy cannot use the heroic ability of the original.
Evolution of Monstrosity (R)
Transforms an allied minion or nuisance into a monstrosity for 60 seconds. Each enemy minion that dies nearby increases the Monstrosity's Hitpoints by 5% and Basic Attack damage by 5%, stacking up to 30 times. The damage dealt by minions and buildings to the monstrosity is reduced by 50%

Using Symbiote on the monstrosity allows it to be controlled, in addition to the normal benefits of the symbiote.

Description: as explained in the second part of our tutorial, it will be more interesting to activate Abathur's Ultimate Evolution. You will then be able to duplicate one of your team members and will have the possibility of activating the powers of the character yourself. Note that since the update, this clone will no longer be able to use its ultimate power. At the time, Abathur cloned an ally and used his power directly before committing suicide, now this Evolution is based on support in terms of DPS, Tank and sometimes even Support.

Level n°13:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Assault Strain (Trait)
Pests land sweeping attacks that deal 50% damage and explode on death dealing 50 damage.
Bomber Strain (Trait)
Nuisance's basic attack becomes a long-range siege attack that deals 66% more damage.
Volumetric efficiency (A) Symbiote Sting gains 1 additional charge.
Somatic transfer (A) Heals the Symbiote Host for 20 for each enemy Hero hit by Spike Explosion.

Level n°16:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Poisoned stings (A)
Symbiote Spike Explosion also reduces enemy movement speed by 40% for 2 seconds.
Adrenaline Rush (A)
Carapace of the Symbiote increases the target's movement speed by 40% for 3 seconds.
Brood of pests Cooldown: 45 seconds
Spawns 3 varmints in a nearby location.
Mutation volatile (R) Ultimate Evolution clones and Monstrosities deal 36 damage every 3 seconds to nearby enemies.

Level n°20:

Talents d'Abathur
Capacity Description
Evolutionary Link (R)
As long as Ultimate Evolution is active, the clone's initial target gains a shield equal to 20% of their maximum hit points. Resets every 5 seconds.
Evolution completed (R)
Increases duration by 50% and grants Monstrosity the Tunnel ability to move to any visible location once every 30 seconds.
Conscience collective (A) Generates at the creation of the Symbiote an additional symbiote on a nearby allied hero who reproduces the actions of the first. If the host of this duplicate moves too far away, it is destroyed.
pest nest Cooldown: 45 seconds
Creates a nest that regularly spawns pests. Only one nit can be active at a time.

4Builds for Abathur

Below are three builds aimed at Abathur, allowing you to play support, DPS, or as a true specialist. Note that once the character has been mastered, you can then create your own build and above all play with people you know in order to create a close-knit team. Indeed, Abathur will not be able to overthrow a game on his own but will always have to be helped by his allies.

Build Abathur "Support / Symbiote binôme" :

Talents d'Abathur
Talent Level Capacity Description
LEVEL 01 Regenerating Microbes (A) Heals the target of Symbiote Carapace for 7 health per second.
LEVEL 04 Thickened carapace (A) Increases symbiote host attack speed by 25%.
LEVEL 07 Aiguillon perforant (A) Increases the damage and range of Symbiote Sting by 20%.
LEVEL 10
Evolution ultime (R) Create a copy of target allied Hero and take control of it for 30 seconds. The copy cannot use the heroic ability of the original.
LEVEL 13 Somatic transfer (A) Heals the Symbiote Host for 20 for each enemy Hero hit by Spike Explosion.
LEVEL 16 Brood of pests Carapace of the Symbiote increases the target's movement speed by 40% for 3 seconds.
LEVEL 20 Conscience collective (A) Generates at the creation of the Symbiote an additional symbiote on a nearby allied hero who reproduces the actions of the first. If the host of this duplicate moves too far away, it is destroyed.

Description du build : this build will basically be based on Abathur's Symbiote ability. Your goal will initially be to help your allies on the battlefield by giving them a speed boost but also regeneration with the shell of the symbiote. Once you reach level 20, you can then create two symbiotes and become much more efficient. As explained previously, the allies should not remain united otherwise your "Collective Consciousness" will not be useful.

Build Abathur "DPS / War Machine":

Talents d'Abathur
Talent Level Capacity Description
LEVEL 01 Pressurized glands (A) Increases the range of the Symbiote's Spike Blast by 25% and reduces its cooldown by 1 second.
LEVEL 04 Adrenaline Overload (A) Increases symbiote host attack speed by 25%.
LEVEL 07 Aiguillon perforant (A) Increases the damage and range of Symbiote Sting by 20%.
LEVEL 10
Evolution ultime (R) Create a copy of target allied Hero and take control of it for 30 seconds. The copy cannot use the heroic ability of the original.
LEVEL 13 Volumetric efficiency (A) Symbiote Sting gains 1 additional charge.
LEVEL 16 Adrenaline Rush (A) Carapace of the Symbiote increases the target's movement speed by 40% for 3 seconds.
LEVEL 20 Conscience collective (A) Generates at the creation of the Symbiote an additional symbiote on a nearby allied hero who reproduces the actions of the first. If the host of this duplicate moves too far away, it is destroyed.

Description du build : a mixed build intended to hurt your opponents when you use Symbiote via the Spike Explosion but also Symbiote Sting. This build will be the opposite of the support build intended to primarily help the defense of your allies, here your goal will be to give a huge adrenaline rush to your companions in order to boost their attacks, speed and do a lot of damage in a short time. of time.

Build Abathur "Rush / Untamed":

Talents d'Abathur
Talent Level Capacity Description
LEVEL 01 Survival Instincts (Trait) Increases the hit points of pests by 30% and their life expectancy by 40%.
LEVEL 04 Ballistaspores (Z) Makes Toxic Nest's range unlimited and increases its duration by 20%.
LEVEL 07 Shipping: MULE Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activation: Sends a MULE that repairs buildings, one by one, near the target point for 40 seconds. Restores 100 health every 1 second. Grants 1 ammo every 3 seconds.
LEVEL 10
Evolution of Monstrosity (R) Transforms an allied minion or nuisance into a monstrosity for 60 seconds. Each enemy minion that dies nearby increases the Monstrosity's Hitpoints by 5% and Basic Attack damage by 5%, stacking up to 30 times. The damage dealt by minions and buildings to the monstrosity is reduced by 50%

Using Symbiote on the monstrosity allows it to be controlled, in addition to the normal benefits of the symbiote.
LEVEL 13 Assault Strain (Trait) Pests land sweeping attacks that deal 50% damage and explode on death dealing 50 damage.
LEVEL 16 Brood of pests Cooldown: 45 seconds
Spawns 3 varmints in a nearby location.
LEVEL 20 pest nest Cooldown: 45 seconds
Creates a nest that regularly spawns pests. Only one nit can be active at a time.

Description du build : Unlike the Support build, this one will above all be based on Abathur's passive power: the creation of pests. Your goal will therefore be to manage your liabilities as well as possible, but also to place toxic nests on all parts of the map in order to have a vision, always put pressure on the opposing team and never rely on your allies. Be careful, however, because to play this build, you will have to be attentive throughout the game and you will often have to move with Abathur, which can put you in delicate positions.

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