Hero Wars Counters – Best Counter Hero To Each Hero 2022

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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.

hard counter is basically a hero that can shut down another hero or works really effective against a certain hero.

soft counter is 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 dedicated list for the best skin & glyph priority here.

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.

Alvanor

He can be countered most effectively (soft counter) by Satori who 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, Celeste can be a (soft) counter by deny Alvanor’s healing and taking his effectiveness.


Amira

Amira can be countered (hard) by Jorgen who 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).


Andvari

There’s no ‘real’ hard counter against Andvari, but using heroes with magic attacks are effective against him, especially when he’s the primary tank, due to the fact that he is quite vulnerable against magic attacks.


Arachne

Use heroes like Andvari, Sebastian or Nebula who can remove the annoying stun and you’re almost done with her. Also Celeste can help by denying her healing.


Artemis

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.


Asteroth

With Celeste you 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 like Morrigan, combined with a team that deals a lot of damage, to nullify his abilities.


Aurora

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

Celeste is hard countered by Cornelius who directly damages intelligence heroes with an insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Celeste.


Cornelius

Back to Cornelius… Krista normally has the highest intelligence, so Cornelius will target her with his ultimate and she can block that quite effectively.


Cleaver

Against Cleaver you have multiple options. Andvari protects 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.


Dante

Push your lowest health heroes in the back – ideally with patronage.


Daredevil

You can run Helios and wait for Daredevil to crit so Helios will do his counter damage and get her down. Also Corvus altar is a great way to deal with her, but she isn’t the strongest hero in Hero Wars so not that complicated.


Dark Star

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.


Dorian

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.


Elmir

Use heroes with high damage, like Keira with her area damage that also deals with Elmir’s clones. Also, using a tank like Ziri is a good option to deal with him.


Faceless

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, use Rufus as a tank, he has a huge shield against magic damage that can work against Faceless.


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).


Fox

She is not that threatening so just get her team down and she will god own as well.


Galahad

Jorgen can pretty much shut down Galahad’s ultimates.


Ginger

Ginger isn’t outstanding so your team normally shouldn’t have problems dealing with her, get the team down as you normally would


Helios

Cleaver can soft-counter Helios as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill.


Isaac

Make Isaac take forever to load his skill by using single-target attackers. Avoid using area damage heroes.


Ishmael

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.


Jet

Helios soft counters whenever Ishmael crits will deal damage wich accumulates fast.


Jhu

Martha prevents Jhu from snowballing through her allies with her high health pool and area healing.


Jorgen

Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot Jorgen at a point whenever Jorgen gains extra energy.


Judge

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).


Keira

Lian is a hard counter as she will directly charm Keira whenever she receives damage from her.


Khar’h

Andvari protects 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, Jorgen with his energy manipulation will drain a lot of energy from Khar’h.


Lian

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 like Sebastian (Facebook) or Nebula can remove charms.


Lilith

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.


Luther

Faceless will return Luther to the enemy frontline


Twins (Krista/Lars)

Andvari can 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 Dorian can keep his team up with his Vampiric Aura.


Markus

Celeste can will block healing and turn it as magical damage against Markus.


Martha

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 Luther is able to jump to the backline and directly attack Martha.


Maya

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.


Mojo

Any form of crowd control like stuns or high damage will help, Mojo is not that strong.


Nebula

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.


Orion

Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot Orion whenever Orion gain extra energy or Jorgen with his energy manipulation will drain a lot of energy from Orion.


Peppy

Jhu is a pretty effective counter, as she is the last standing hero in most cases and he can use his skill against her. With Jorgen and some timing you can focus her down with the damage redirect.


Phobos

Direct counters to Phobos are Corvus with 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.


Qing Mao

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. Using Chabba can also help eating away the tank and then focus her down.


Satori

Cornelius directly damages intelligence heroes with insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Satori or Nebula & Celeste work effective as well against his kit.


Sebastian

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.


Thea

Cleaver can soft counter her as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill.


Tristan

Satori has 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.


Xe’sha

Cornelius can 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).


Yasmine

Celeste can purity her allies and remove Yasmine’s poison so she is a hard counter or Helios hard counters as well whenever a crit happens, Yasmine will get damage dealt.


Ziri

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.

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  1. How to counter Iris on Mobile? For example Rufus as a tank, but with which damage dealers? Did someone have an idea?

  2. You could have mentioned Sebastian a few more times; he’s a good counter to Jorgen and Lian as well as Nebula, and also partially nerfs Dorian, the Twins, and a few others whose effectiveness depends in part on status effects like stunning or “marks” that his song removes.

  3. So many heroes not here; I hit #25 in Adventure #11 With Galahad/Ishmael/Faceless/Artemis/Helios. I couldn’t do squat against them; don’t have a clue as to counters. Didn’t think I’d need them. Ha! I’ve been here since I started playing; and, well, the information is useful; but, a bit off in the claim of “counters to *each* hero*; maybe at the time it was made. 🙂

    • Corvus is also an option, Luthor deals AOE damage constantly with his green and violet after the jump. So, Corvus can deal him good damage with his altar.
      Also, since he deals physical damage, using heidi with cain may also be useful. But it largely depends on who else is there in enemy team. Against Luther twins team, you would like to increase heidi’s survivability, since he might die before Luther jumps.

  4. This list is either outstanding or just meh, depending on how you answer this question: are these matchups and counters based off the Mobile version or the Facebook/Web version?

  5. Morrigan is OP against Dante, as she can summon more allies. That will give her a chance to completely be unaffected by Dante’s Instrument of fate

  6. Helios is AMAZING against crit hit teams and heroes because his violet skill damages the hero that crit hit’s your team

  7. my opinion on Dante would be jorden and Phobos but Phobos attacks the one with the most physical damage so I would say Yasmine and jorden because jorden can stop Dante from gaining energy while Yasmine (or Phobos but in my opinion not as great as Yasmine) attacks him.

    • I’m not 100% sure, but Dante should be weak against magic. Get some heavy magical damage dealers, enough to beat Dante. Use Jorgen too, since Jorgen will drain energy from Dante.

  8. He is an awesome hero these days. Why don’t u use him instead? If u have Martha then make sure to use her with Danate.

  9. Faceless and Lian are both hard counters to Luther, Faceless will levitate and drop him back onto his team-mates, Lian will keep him charmed so he cannot attack her while she pummels him with her attacks.

  10. In my opinion Yasmine’s hard counter is also Corvus and his totem. Killing her within seconds. Works much better than Celeste’s purify.
    Please extend this list for other heroes. Eg. what about Deante after lifting? He become annoying hero recently.

    • Dante has become very annoying, I agree. Suggestions I have seen include magic dealers, but no real supporting evidence for this.

      • I am glad you find him annoying. He is on my strongest team. He deals a lot of damage, but not as much as Yasmine.

    • Add to that Celeste + Maya. I’ve had very successful Jasmine blocks when Yasmine tries to eat the flower and gets destroyed. Just have to keep Maya just a little ahead of celeste to force the target.

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