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.
Countering In Hero Wars
There are several different ways to counter in Hero Wars, either you have a hard counter or a soft counter.
A hard counter is basically a hero that can shut down another hero or works really effective against a certain hero.
A soft counter is a hero that will take away the benefits of a certain hero or hero combo, like preventing them to build 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.
Hero Counter List
So, here’s the list. On the left side you see the hero you want to counter and on the right side you see the options you have to counter that hero.
|Hero||Hard Counter||Soft Counter|
Satori is effective as each time Alvanor provides the shield there’s a lot of extra energy generated.
Celeste can deny the healing provided
Jorgen is able to block Amira charging and delay her ultimate. Combined in a magic team this will work effectively.
In general heroes who deal a lot of damage to get her down as fast as possible or heroes with magic defense (Phobos best bc ults often, Maya, Markus, Thea, Peppy, Cornelius).
Andvari is very vulnerable against magic attacks so you use these heroes to take him down when someone uses him as primary tank.
|Asteroth||Celeste will hard counter Asteroth as she can deny his resurrection ability so he will not be able to revive efficiently.||Morrigan can be a soft counter to Astaroth in certain cases when in a team that deals a lot of damage to nullify him.|
|Aurora||Chabba can take her out of the fight for some time and prevent her giving her team the benefits.
Isaac can use his silence effect on her.
|Corvus can put the effect back at Aurora’s team
Rufus is good at staying alive against non-physical attacks
|Celeste||Cornelius directly damages intelligence heroes with insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Celeste|
|Cornelius||Krista normally has the highest intelligence so Cornelius will target her with his ultimate and she can block that quite effectively.|
|Cleaver||Andvari protects his allies against Cleaver’s skill with his shielding.||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 Axel. patronage|
|Dorian||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.||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.|
|Galahad||Jorgen can pretty much shut down Galahad’s ultimates|
|Helios||Cleaver can soft counter Helios as he can directly attack backline heroes with his active skill.|
|Ishmael||Celeste can will block healing and turn it as magical damage against Ishmael.||Helios soft counters whenever Ishmael crits will deal damage wich accumulates fast.|
|Jet||Helios soft counters whenever Ishmael crits will deal damage wich accumulates fast.|
|Jhu||Martha prevents Jhu snowballing through her allies and her high healthpool and area healing prevents Jhu cutting through her team.|
|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 bc 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.
Satori will hard counter as he will add his mark and one-shot Khar’h at a point whenever Khar’h gains extra energy.
|Jorgen with his energy manipulation will drain a lot of energy from Khar’h.|
|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.
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.
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.
Luther is able to jump to the backline and directly attack Martha.
|Nebula||Sebastian can block her ultimate||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.||Jorgen with his energy manipulation will drain a lot of energy from Orion.|
|Satori||Cornelius directly damages intelligence heroes with insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Satori||Nebula & Celeste|
|Sebastian||Phobos can take him down with one ultimate attack one-shot.||Helios is good as he can tackle the combined critical hit damage synergy hero that Sebastian often relies on.|
|Thea||Cleaver can soft counter twins 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.||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.||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.
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 commment below and I will give you a recommendation.