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HotS Deckard Cain Guide (Talent Build, Tips & Tricks)

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  • 25/04/2018
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Who is Deckard Cain?

Deckard Cain, the Last Horadrim, is a character from the Diablo universe. As an avid scholar, Deckard Cain has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge. He has been an advisor, storyteller, and friend to Sanctuary’s greatest heroes, guiding them through peril time and again. When Deckard speaks, it’s wise to stay awhile and listen.

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In Heroes of the Storm, Deckard is a melee support, similar to the infamous Medivh. He is a melee support with various utility. He excels at crowd control, zoning the enemy team and sustaining his. Find out how will he rank on our HotS Tier List. Deckard’s release date is April 24th, 2018.

Pros & Cons

PROS
– Self sustain (regenerating shield)
– Good solo laner / duelist
– Decent poke damage
– Great trait

CONS
– Weak vs burst damage
– Needs coordination with the team
– No on-demand burst healing
– Low mobility
– No Cleanse

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Deckard Cain Talent Build

hots deckard cain build
Level 1 – Field Study
Level 4 – Rejuvenation Potion
Level 7 – Kanai’s Cube
Level 10 – Stay Awhile And Listen
Level 13 – Ancient Blessings
Level 16 – Safety in Numbers
Level 20 – Bottomless Flask

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Counters (Avoid picking him vs these heroes)

– Kerrigan
Tracer
Alarak
– Thrall
– Diablo
Samuro
– Zeratul

hots deckard cain gameplay

Tips & Tricks

1. You can cast your potions on the ground for allies to pick them up, but you can also throw them right at them, practice aiming, practice throwing it on time when your ally is moving.

1. Potions last until someone picks them up, you can have maximum 5 on the ground, after you throw a sixth, the first one will be destroyed so there’s only 5 on the ground.

2. Your main crowd control combo is Horadric Cube (W) followed by a Scroll of Sealing (E) when enemies are slowed.

3. Remember that you can use Lorenado (R) to bring enemies to your team, for instance, to secure a kill or to isolate a weak target, it isn’t only to push enemies away.

4. It’s not a bad idea to keep a potion ready for yourself if you get attacked.

5. Don’t always use Horadric Cube (W) offensively, if you think you’re going to get dived, you’ll need it to escape.

6. The primary goal is to stay close to your allies to maximize your talents and utility, similar to Brightwing’s playstyle.

7. Pick Deckard in a team with good frontline, they can protect you and your utility will be used to the max only when you are not constantly dived and saving your life.

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