There are heroes and hero setups in Hero Wars that are nasty to play against because they are either very strong or have strong synergy – but the cool thing in Hero Wars is that you can beat anything, so I wanted to write this guide as the counterpart of my team synergy guide where I have the strongest hero combos. In this guide, we talk about the counters to them so you have a good overview how to beat any setup in Hero Wars.
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Countering In Hero Wars
There are several different ways to counter in Hero Wars, either you have a hard counter or a soft counter.
Ahard counteris basically a hero that can shut down another hero or works really effective against a certain hero.
Asoft counteris a hero that will take away the benefits of a hero or hero combo, like preventing them from building their synergies or targeting backline heroes.
I wanted to make a good overview so you can find your counters fast and reliable here in this guide, so you will see a counter for most heroes (I only took the strong ones that you need to be able to counter) and give you hard counters and soft counters depending how they are possible so you can get the option you need.
Also please check out my full hero tier list for all heroes in Hero Wars here and I also have a .
Hero Counter List
So, here’s the list, alphabetically ordered by the hero you want to counter. Below you see the hero you want to counter and on the right side, you see the options you have to counter that hero.
He can be countered most effectively (soft counter) by Satoriwho is able to generate a ton of extra energy whenever Alvanor provides his shield. This will skyrocket your team so much that you will actively benefit a lot from Alvanor in the enemy team. Also,Celestecan be a (soft) counter by deny Alvanor’s healing and taking his effectiveness.
Amiracan be countered (hard) byJorgenwho is able to block her charging and delay her ultimate ability. Combine him with a magic team and you can effectively take Amira out of the equation. In very general, heroes that deal a lot of damage can work well against Amira by dealing as much burst damage as possible to get her down fast. Also, heroes with a lot of magic defense can work well (e.g. Phobos, Maya, Markus, Thea, Peppy or Cornelius).
There’s no ‘real’ hard counter against Andvari, but usingheroes with magic attacksare effective against him, especially when he’s the primary tank, due to the fact that he is quite vulnerable against magic attacks.
Use heroes likeAndvari, Sebastian or Nebulawho can remove the annoying stun and you’re almost done with her. AlsoCelestecan help by denying her healing.
Is getting more into the meta with Fafnir and is not that easy to counter, at least if you’re looking for an easy hard counter and you need to run a setup like Jorgen, Faceless, Amira and Helios.
With Celesteyou have a great (hard) counter against Asteroth as she can deny his resurrection ability and take away one of his primary strengths. Alternatively, you can use a setup likeMorrigan, combined with a team that deals a lot of damage, to nullify his abilities.
There are multiple setups that can deal with Aurora well. You can run Chabba that can take her out of the fight for some time and prevent her from giving her team the benefits (hard counter) or Isaac can use his silence effect on her. A really cool way is Corvus who can put the effect back at Aurora’s team or Rufus who is good at staying alive against non-physical attacks.
Celeste is hard countered by Cornelius who directly damages intelligence heroes with an insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Celeste.
Back to Cornelius… Krista normally has the highest intelligence, so Cornelius will target her with his ultimate and she can block that quite effectively.
Against Cleaver you have multiple options. Andvariprotects his allies against Cleaver’s skill with his shielding or Dorian heals the whole team against Cleaver’s ability with his Vampiric Aura. Cleaver will basically heal more of the enemy team than dealing damage with Dorian in place.
Push your lowest health heroes in the back – ideally with patronage.
You can runHeliosand wait for Daredevil to crit so Helios will do his counter damage and get her down. AlsoCorvusaltar is a great way to deal with her, but she isn’t the strongest hero in Hero Wars so not that complicated.
Dark Star is not a crazy damage dealer or has good sustain, using heroes that inflict high damage on her will get her down easily.
As Celeste can not only block the healing from Dorian’s Vampiric Aura, she also converts it into magical damage that will really hurt the enemy team and counter Dorian effectively. Jorgen redirects damage to the backline so he can help the team to directly attack Dorian early in the battle and take him down faster.
Use heroes with high damage, like Keirawith her area damage that also deals with Elmir’s clones. Also, using a tank likeZiriis a good option to deal with him.
There are two ways to counter Faceless. One big part is that Faceless always requires a good team around, so if you can counter his team setup you will counter Faceless as well. Alternatively, useRufusas a tank, he has a huge shield against magic damage that can work against Faceless.
Fafnir is a support hero in the backline that you need to stop, so hard counters are heroes like Yazmine or you need to also see what synergy hero he’s running with (like Artemis, see above).
She is not that threatening so just get her team down and she will god own as well.
Jorgen can pretty much shut down Galahad’s ultimates.
Ginger isn’t outstanding so your team normally shouldn’t have problems dealing with her, get the team down as you normally would
Cleaver can soft-counter Helios as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill.
You can counter her well withRufus as he can only be killed with magic damage or Orion & Nebula as well asDante SHRED setup.
Make Isaac take forever to load his skill by using single-target attackers. Avoid using area damage heroes.
Celeste can block healing and turn it into magical damage against Ishmael while Helios soft counters whenever Ishmael crits will deal damage which accumulates fast.
Helios soft counters whenever Ishmael crits will deal damage wich accumulates fast.
Martha prevents Jhu from snowballing through her allies with her high health pool and area healing.
Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot Jorgen at a point whenever Jorgen gains extra energy.
Hasn’t any special abilities so there’s no “required” hard counter hero. In general, heroes who deal a lot of damage to get her down as fast as possible or heroes with magic defense (Phobos best because ults often, Maya, Markus, Thea, Peppy, Cornelius).
Lianis a hard counter as she will directly charm Keira whenever she receives damage from her.
Andvariprotects his team by using his shield protection, which helps a lot or Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot Khar’h at a point whenever Khar’h gains extra energy. Alternatively, Jorgenwith his energy manipulation will drain a lot of energy from Khar’h.
Avoid using area damage dealers like Keira, Orion etc and use single-target damage that will focus down other heroes of the team. Lian will lose almost all potential when not getting hit. Alternatively, heroes likeSebastian (Facebook)orNebulacan remove charms.
Qing Mao will strike with percentage damage to Lilith’s remaining HP and is able to come at Lilith’s high health pool. She also provides armor penetration so other damage dealers can strike harder.
Faceless will return Luther to the enemy frontline
Andvarican deny Lars’ active skill directly or Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot the twins whenever they gain extra energy. Cleaver can soft counter twins as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill and Doriancan keep his team up with his Vampiric Aura.
Celeste can will block healing and turn it as magical damage against Markus.
Celeste can will block healing and turn it as magical damage against Martha. Cleaver can soft counter twins as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill or Lutheris able to jump to the backline and directly attack Martha.
Use damage, that works best. K’arkh for example with his burst damage works or any other area damage dealer that will also target her.
Any form of crowd control like stuns or high damage will help, Mojo is not that strong.
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Burst damage will help here well, like Amir or Yasmine will give them trouble.
Sebastian can block her ultimate or you can soft-counter her by countering the heroes she is buffing. Heavy mages do the job quite well.
Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot Orion whenever Orion gain extra energy or Jorgenwith his energy manipulation will drain a lot of energy from Orion.
Jhuis a pretty effective counter, as she is the last standing hero in most cases and he can use his skill against her. WithJorgenand some timing you can focus her down with the damage redirect.
Direct counters to Phobos areCorvuswith his altar as this will make Phobos kill himself slowly. Alternatively, you can use high magic damage teams (Facebook version) or physical damage teams (Mobile version) as Phobos will not target them primarily with his targeting mechanics.
Counter her with high damage as she doesn’t has a lot of good defensive capabilities and can be focused down quite easily. Sometimes even area damage works. UsingChabbacan also help eating away the tank and then focus her down.
Corneliusdirectly damages intelligence heroes with insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Satori orNebula & Celestework effective as well against his kit.
Phobos can take him down with one ultimate attack one-shot or Helios is good as he can tackle the combined critical hit damage synergy hero that Sebastian often relies on.
Cleaver can soft counter her as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill.
Satorihas the ability to blow up any hero that gains a lot of bonus energy so he will deal with Tristan quite easily, but the easiest way to counter Tristan is using a setup with two tanks.
Corneliuscan favorably strike her with huge damage that will help getting her down. In general, heroes with higher magic defense help slowing her down, like Cornelius, Markus, Maya, Peppy, Phobos and Thea will work (and Isaac on Mobile only).
Celeste can purity her allies and remove Yasmine’s poison so she is a hard counter or Helioshard counters as well whenever a crit happens, Yasmine will get damage dealt.
Use magic or pure damage to attack her (optimally with high magic penetration) like Lars, Kai or Peppy
Please mind that I only included the main meta setups you will frequently run into and not every single hero out there. If you have problems with a certain setup, please leave a comment below and I will recommend you.