Hero Wars Counter list to all heroes

This will be the only Hero Wars counter list you will ever need to upper hand your enemy. Why I can say that this is the most complete Hero Wars counter list? Down below you will find direct hero counters for all heroes in the game. I will also point out the differences between both versions if there will be any. Also, for the desktop version, I will include counter pets for heroes if there is one.

Keep in mind that this Hero Wars counter list is for a unique hero. Using a counter for one or two heroes doesn’t mean that you will automatically win a fight just because you have a counter. Hero Wars are way more complicated but this will be a good start for a positive outcome. Hero synergies, right team compositions, counters, right leveling up order for skins, skills, artifacts, heroes, and many more aspects of the game will determine the outcome of the fight.

Let me know down in a comment section about other counters to each hero if you know any. I will keep the post updated. If you disagree with me somewhere you can write it down in a comment section and we will figure everything out.

In general best counter heroes

All heroes can be countered in one way or another. For some heroes, counters can be so good that they totally eliminate that hero from the game but for some heroes counters just make their life a little harder. Here are some of the most used counter heroes in Hero Wars:

Celeste – Great at denying heal and converting denied heal into damage. Also, provides the team with purifying effect and has great single target healing for the team.

Rufus – great on offense when encountering magic damage-heavy teams.

Sebastian – great at removing debuffs from allies. For the mobile version Sebastian removes curse and stun effects but for the desktop version:

  • Control effects – Bind, Blind, Charm, Control, Entangle, Knockback, Silence, Slow, and Stun
  • Curses – Mojo’s Hex, Jorgen’s Torment of Powerlessness, Jorgen’s Leper, and Jorgen’s Tainted Wounds
  • Marks – Satori’s Fox Fire Mark, Lars’s and Krista’s Mark of Water, and Astrid and Lucas’s Tracker’s Mark
  • Reductions / Block – Health regeneration block, Physical attack reduction, Magic attack reduction, Armor reduction, Magic defense reduction, and Cornelius’ Memory Loss effect
  • Energy loss – Astaroth’s, Nebula, and Phobos

Andvari – Prevents allies to be knock-up in the air and protects from displacement. Good against Karkh, Twins, Cleaver, etc

Satori – great against heroes who gain extra energy

Lian – charms enemies who hit Lian. Can be useful against aoe damage, long-lasting ultimate skills which can be interrupted.

Cornelius – great anti-magic hero if you have resources to invest in him.

Jorgen – energy manipulator. Can deny a lot of energy to the enemy team when team composition is right. Great at helping to take out squishy backline heroes.

Isaac (desktop version) – a great anti-mage hero who synergies well with physical damage dealers.

Biscuit (desktop version) – great at countering Sebastian and heavy healing teams.

Corvus – Corvus’ altar can do a lot of damage especially to heroes who do regular aoe damage.

Helios – anti critical strike hero. Each time enemy team hero makes a critical hit Helios will do damage to them

Cleaver – Can pull the furthest enemy to the front of his team. Works great in some fights.

Jhu – Takes enemy team out from behind. Great at killing squishy enemies at backline like Thea, Lars, Jet, etc

Hero wars counter list to all heroes

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How to counter Astaroth

Astaroth counter

Hard Counters

Celeste – denies Astaroth resurrect healing with “White Night” skill. Astaroth will resurrect himself or an ally with 1 health;

Morrigan – denies Astaroth resurrect completely. Resurrected hero will be turned into a skeleton;

Soft Counters

Armor penetration – Astaroth has a lot of armor. Having heroes who have a lot of armor penetration will help to soften Astaroth;

Pet Biscuit – Denies 30% of Astaroth healing when resurrecting himself. Also, prevents other heroes from regenerating Astaroth health that fast

How to counter Aurora

Aurora counter

Hard Counters

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Aurora does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Corvus – Aurora does a small amount of damage but pretty frequently, when Corvus altar is up each time Aurora will attack she will hurt herself

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Aurora does a lot of magic damage, having a hero with a magic defense artifact will definitely help

Armor/magic defense penetration artifact – once his armor or magic defense is lowered he goes down really fast. Combine skills and attacks together to melt him down in a few seconds.

How to counter Keira

Keira counter

Hard Counters

Yasmine (desktop version) – most of the time Yasmine will use her active skill on Keira and take her down easily.

Lian – Each time Keira will do a basic attack and hit Lian she will be charmed for a few seconds

Helios – when Keira is combined with Jet then Helios is a great counter to Keira because each time Keira will critical strike Helios will deal damage to her

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Keira with one ultimate skill if Keira has the highest physical attack on his team.

Corvus – when Corvus’ altar is up each Keira’s ricochet hit will trigger damage from Corvus’ altar

Soft Counters

Daredevil (mobile) – Daredevil has a great chance to win against Keira. All goes down to what team compositions each team has. On offense, Daredevil should always win Keira.

How to counter Galahad

Galahad counter

Hard Counters

Jorgen – Galahad need is an energy-hungry hero but Jorgen will steal most of his energy with his basic attacks.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Galahad is all about the physical damage. When armor artifact is up he deals a low amount of damage.

Heroes who can hit behind Galahad- Even though Galahad has good survivability he doesn’t provide any defense for the team. You can use heroes like Keira, Orion, Karkh, Yasmine, etc to take down enemy team and then deal with Galahad

Armor/magic defense penetration artifact – once his armor or magic defense is lowered he goes down really fast. Combine skills and attacks together to melt him down in a few seconds.

How to counter Orion

Orion counter

Hard Counters

Satori – Each time Orion gains energy Satori will apply Fox marks on him. When Satori has stacked his Fox marks and uses his active skill Orion will be one-shotted

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Orion does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Lian – Charms Orion once he hits her with his ultimate. Being charmed each time Orion uses his ultimate doesn’t allow him to stack his ultimate damage and finish off enemies.

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Orion does a lot of magic damage, having a hero with a magic defense artifact will definitely help

Jorgen – Jorgen can deny a lot of energy gain for Orion

Celeste/Pet Biscuit – When Orion is combined with Dorian Celeste and Biscuit will deny a lot of healing

How to counter Twins – Lars and Krista

Hard Counters

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Lars does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Cornelius – offers magic defense for allies, can deny magic attack to Lars, and has the potential to one-shot Lars

Sebastian (desktop version) – Sebastian will deny the ability to apply Mark of Water for the Twins combo

Andvari (mobile version) – Doesn’t allow Lars to drag heroes over the battlefield and by doing so denies a lot of damage to Twins

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Orion does a lot of magic damage, having a hero with a magic defense artifact will definitely help

Dorian – Lars will drag all heroes around Dorian allowing them to stand in the range of Dorian’s Vampiric Aura.

Cleaver – When Lars is the furthest enemy Cleaver will grab him and hook him to the front lane where he will die

Jhu – When Lars is the furthest enemy Jhu will kill him really fast once he activates “I See You” skill

Jorgen – Denies a lot of energy gain for the Twins allowing your team to take Twins down faster

Satori – Works well against Twins, depends on what team each player is running

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for Twins and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team

How to counter Yasmine

Yasmine counter

Hard Counters

Helios – each time Yasmine will do a critical hit Helios will damage Yasmine

Celeste – removes Yasmine’s poison from allies

Corvus – Corvus altar makes Yasmine go down really fast because each time Yasmine’s poison hits an enemy Corvus altar will deal damage to her

Soft Counters

Astaroth (desktop version) – sometimes it is hard to take down Astaroth when he is being healed by Celeste and Oliver combo

How to counter Jorgen

hero wars jorgen counter

Hard Counters

Satori – Satori applies Fox marks (read damage) each time the enemy gains bonus energy. Jorgen’s shield provides allies with extra energy and each time Jorgen does a basic attack he steals energy from the enemy.

Martha – Jorgen’s “Leper” skills allow Jorgen and his teammates to attack the furthest enemy for a small period of time. Martha is strong enough to survive all incoming damage and this means she will allow her frontline to regenerate health while she is receiving damage.

Soft Counters

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Lars does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy teams.

Heroes who don’t need the energy to be effective. For example, Keira doesn’t need energy too much to be effective.

How to counter Dante

hero wars dante counter

Hard Counters

Dante hasn’t real counters for all situations. In specific matchups you can use:

Helios- When Dante is combined with Jet for critical damage go for Helios

Jorgen – Works when Dante is used as a frontline hero Jorgen will steal energy from him. Most of the time Dante won’t survive long enough to instantly kill the enemy team

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Dante with one ultimate skill if Dante has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Dante is all about the physical damage. When armor artifact is up he deals a low amount of damage.

Not having low health heroes – Dante can one-shot enemy team if he gets 2 kills with his active skill making him use the active skill again, stacking artifacts,s and dealing double active skill damage in a short period of time. Even the strongest heroes can struggle to survive after that bug burst of damage.

Axel (desktop version) – Denies Dante from one-shotting patronaged hero

Mages – Dante can’t dodge magic attacks, using good mage teams like Twins or ODH is a good choice to increase your chances to win the battle.

How to counter Jet

How to counter Jet

Hard Counters

Helios- Jet gives his teammates a critical hit chance. Each time an allied hero will critical deal damage Helios will deal damage to that hero.

Jhu – Jet in most team compositions stands as the last hero. Jhu will take Thea out of the game really fast once he activates his “I See You” skill

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Jet provides allies with physical damage boosting abilities, armor artifact will deny overall damage from the hero who Jet is supporting.

Celeste – Denies healing from Jet’s “Elixir of Vigor” skill

Biscuit (desktop version) – Denies Jet’s healing for 30%

How to counter Martha

Hero wars martha counter

Hard Counters

Celeste – denies Martha’s healing abilities and turns that healing into damage

Biscuit (desktop version) – Denies Martha’s healing for 30%. Can destroy Martha’s healing totem with his active skill.

Cleaver – Cleaver can hook Martha and bring her to the frontline. Martha’s healing totem will be destroyed almost instantly once she is at the frontline. Also, Martha’s healing amount from basic attacks depends on the traveled distance of the basic attack.

Luther – Luther can jump to the enemy’s backline. Once he is there he will destroy Martha’s healing totem almost instantly. Also, Martha’s healing amount from basic attacks depends on the traveled distance of the basic attack. Luther being close to her denies a lot of healing from Martha’s basic attacks.

Soft Counters

AOE damage – an area of effect damage will destroy Martha’s healing totem.

How to counter Ishmael

hero wars ishmael counter

Hard Counters

Helios – Ishmael has a built-in critical strike. Whenever Ishmael crits will deal damage which accumulates fast.

Biscuit (desktop version) – Most of the time Ishmael relies on his vampiric healing in order to survive. Biscuit denies Ishmael’s healing for 30%.

Celeste – Denies Ishmael’s healing and turns it to damage to himself.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Ishamel with one ultimate skill if Ishmael has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

High armor tanks – Tanks with high armor can be a challenge for Ishmael. Once he kills the enemy’s tank he will destroy the rest of the team. Make sure your tank has a good amount of armor and good healers behind him.

Armor artifact – Ishmael is all about the physical damage. When armor artifact is up he deals a low amount of damage.

How to counter Karkh

hero wars karkh counter

Hard Counters

Andvari – doesn’t allow to throw allies into the air denying Karkh’s damage from his “Deadly Tendrils” skill. For the desktop version, Andvari will protect the hero in front of him only. If there isn’t one then he will protect 1 ally behind him. For the mobile version, Andvari will protect all heroes behind him from knock-ups.

Satori – Satori applies Fox marks to heroes who gain bonus energy. Karkh can gain energy with the “Negator of Laws” skill when he blocks enemy’s team basic attacks. More Fox marks on Karkh easier for Satori to kill Karkh.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Karkh with one ultimate skill if Karkh has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Karkh is all about physical damage. When armor artifact is up he deals a low amount of damage.

Jorgen – Denies Karkh from gaining energy and using his active skill to throw enemies into the air and deal damage. Karkh can’t do too much damage unless he or his allies throw enemies into the air.

Biscuit (desktop version) – Karkh can heal himself for % of the damage done. Biscuit denies Karkh’s healing for 30%.

Axel (desktop version) – Axel denies Karkh from a one-shotting patronaged hero.

Celeste – Denies Karkh’s healing and turns it to damage to himself.

How to counter Celeste

hero wars celeste counter

Hard Counters

Cornelius – directly damages intelligence heroes with an insane amount of damage and can basically one-shot Celeste

Celeste – Celeste can counter Celeste or at least make a battle more even by countering healing to the enemy team from Celeste or any other healer.

Karkh – Karkh can one-shot Celeste with his

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for Celeste and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team. Works only against mage teams!

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – even though Celeste is known for her healing abilities and healing denying to the enemy team she can do some serious single target damage to the enemy team. Also, she offers a lot of magic attacks with her artifact. Magic defense artifact can come in handy sometimes.

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Celeste does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Biscuit (desktop version) – Denies a good amount of Celeste’s healing.

Don’t rely on healing – Use teams who can kill enemies fast like Keira’s blender team. This team doesn’t need healing and that means Celeste’s healing reduction won’t play a too big role in the battle.

How to counter Cleaver

hero wars cleaver counter

Hard Counters

Dorian – once Dorian is hooked to the frontline he will be able to heal up all allies with his vampiric aura.

Andvari (mobile version) – Advari will deny Cleaver from hooking allies to the frontline.

Soft Counters

Armor/magic defense penetration artifact – once his armor or magic defense is lowered he goes down really fast. Combine skills and attacks together to melt him down in a few seconds.

How to counter Rufus

hero wars rufus counter

Hard Hero Wars Counter to Rufus

Physical damage – Rufus is an anti-magic damage hero. He dies relatively fast to physical damage. Use Rufus only on offense when against magic damage dealing teams

How to counter Isaac

Hard Counters

Physical damage (desktop version) – Isaac is a magic damage dealer counter. Using a single target physical damage dealer will make Isaac forever to use his active skill to provide his team with armor penetration artifact and damage.

Single target damage – for both versions Isaac needs to active his active skill to be effective and useful. Use heroes who won’t hit him with aoe damage to delay his charging uptime.

How to counter Corvus

hero wars corvus counter

Hard Counters

Single target damage – Damage dealers like Jhu, Karkh, etc who deal single target damage will be really good against Corvus. Corvus’s strength hides in his Altar. Unless there is an aoe damage Corvus isn’t that great.

Soft Counters

Armor penetration artifact – Corvus hasn’t the best defense stats combine this fact with armor penetration and a good damage dealer to take him down in a few seconds.

How to counter Morrigan

Hard Counters

Celeste – Can counter Morrigan’s healing and turn it into damage to herself and undead heroes and skeletons.

Well-timed burst damage – Morrigan starts to heal undead heroes only when the hero drops below 20% of its health. Use burst damage right before Morrigan uses her healing to take down the enemy hero.

Soft Counters

Biscuit (desktop version) – Denies a good amount of Celeste’s healing.

How to counter Sebastian

How to counter Sebastian

Hard Counters

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Sebastian with one ultimate skill if Sebastian has the highest physical attack on his team. Most likely Sebastian will be the second target to Phobos because mostly Sebastian is being used as a critical hit buffer to your main damage dealer.

Soft Counters

Helios – Helios can be a counter because most of the time Sebastian needs to be paired with a critical hit damage dealer to be fully utilized.

Armor artifact – even though Sebastian is the support he can deal a good amount of damage especially when a tank with a good amount of armor isn’t standing in front of him.

How to counter Thea

Hard Counters

Jhu – Thea in most team compositions stands as the last hero. Jhu will take Thea out of the game really fast once he activates his “I See You” skill

Jorgen – Thea in most team compositions stands as the last hero. Jorgen can redirect all damage to her in these situations and Thea will go down really fast. Also, denying energy to Thea is a big deal since she really relies on her abilities.

Celeste – denies Martha’s healing abilities and turns that healing into damage

Cleaver – Cleaver can hook Thea and bring her to the frontline where she will melt in a few seconds.

Soft Counters

Physical damage – Thea’s artifact provides a magic defense boost and she can silence enemies with her skills. Using a physical attacking team against her will cross out Thea’s magic defense boost on silence skill most of the time won’t hurt as much as for magic damage dealing team

How to counter Jhu

Hero Wars Jhu counter

Hard Counters

Martha – Jhu’s power hides in his skills “I See You” which makes Jhu attack the enemy backline. Martha has a great health pool, great survivability from her basic attack healing, and Totem healing on top of that. Most of the time Martha will be able to survive Jhu’s attacks if she activates her active skill right after Jhu actives his. Martha will receive extra healing from Totem and besides that, she will get an armor artifact boost.

Helios – Jhu is a critical hit hero so Helios is the obvious choice against Jhu.

Jorgen – Jhu’s power hides in stacking active skills to be immortal for a long period of time and meanwhile kill his opponents. Jorgen will prevent stacking active skills because of energy manipulation.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Armor artifact will decrease Jhu’s damage by a lot.

How to counter Faceless

hero wars faceless counter

Hard Counters

Faceless hasn’t a real hard counter. She needs a good team to be a good hero. Try to neutralize hero what Faceless is supporting.

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for Faceless and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team. Works only against mage teams!

Soft Counters

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Faceless does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Magic defense artifact – Magic defense artifact will decrease Faceless’ damage by a lot.

Andvari (desktop version) – prevents tank in front of him from being knocked back.

How to counter Chabba

Hero Wars chabba counter

Hard Counters

Chabba hasn’t a real hard counter. Average tank in general who doesn’t provide that much for the team. Can be really situational.

Soft Counters

Armor/magic penetration – like all tanks Chabba will be weak once his armor or magic defense is shredded by penetration.

How to counter Ginger

Hero wars counter to ginger

Hard Counters

Ginger is an average damage dealer at best. She is a counter to herself because she can’t provide enough damage to take out the enemy team most of the time. Keira, Karkh, and other top-tier damage dealers should beat her easily.

Lian – Charms Ginger once she hits her. Also, ultimate damage will trigger Lian’s charm effect making her stop ulting.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Ginger with one ultimate skill if Ginger has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Ginger is an average damage dealer. Her power hides in her active skill “Lead Storm”. Use heroes with armor artifacts and she won’t do too crazy damage with her active skill.

How to counter Helios

hero wars counter to helios

Hard Counters

Jorgen – once Jorgen activates his “Leper” skill most of the time Helios will die because she is the furthest hero in most team compositions and she can’t survive all redirected damage.

Not having magic penetration – Helios has decent damage but she lacks magic penetration. She has to be combined with Orion or other heroes who can provide penetration otherwise she can’t be used to her full potential.

Rufus – Rufus can absorb most of Helios damage with his shield

Not using critical damage heroes – Helios is a counter hero and she counters critical damage. Teams who don’t use critical damage heroes won’t be countered

Cleaver – Once Cleaver hooks Helios and brings her to the frontline she has almost no chance to survive and be useful for her team.

Soft Counters

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Helios does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Magic defense artifact – Denies a lot of damage to Helios.

Cornelius – Cornelius can one-shot her, and deny some damage with his magic defense buff

How to counter Maya

Hero Wars maya counter

Hard Counters

Karkh – Karkh has enough burst power to take her down easily. Any other hero who has good aoe damage to the enemy’s team middle will be a good choice against Maya.

Satori – Satori will be great if Maya is combined with Jorgen because of Fox marks applied when Jorgen has shielded Maya and she gains extra energy

Soft Counters

High damage teams – high damage teams can counter Maya hard because Maya is good on long flights. Keira’s blender team will destroy most of the Maya’s compositions

Celeste – Celeste will deny a lot of healing Maya provides

How to counter Dark Star

hero wars Dark star counter

Hard Counters

High damage – Dark Star is an average damage dealer who is too squishy to survive high damage. Use Keira, Karkh, Orion to take her out of the picture and then finish the rest of the team. Needs a second damage dealer to have enough damage to take out the enemy.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Dark Star with one ultimate skill if Dark Star has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Dark Star’s damage isn’t too high in general combine this fact with armor artifact and she will do almost no damage to your team

How to counter Fox

How to counter fox

Hard Counters

High damage – Fox is an average damage dealer who is too squishy to survive high damage. Use Keira, Karkh, Orion to take her out of the picture and then finish the rest of the team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Fox’s damage isn’t too high in general combine this fact with armor artifact and she will do almost no damage to your team

How to counter Dorian

Hard Counters

Celeste – denies a lot of healing to the enemy team and converts that healing into damage to the enemy.

Biscuit (desktop version) – denies healing for the enemy team. Try to use Biscuit active skill before the damage dealer does most of his damage to deny as much heal as possible.

Soft Counters

Cleaver (sometimes) – depends on the situation but sometimes you want Cleaver to hook Dorian away from damage dealers so they can’t heal themselves from Vampiric aura.

How to counter Qing Mao

Hero wars counter Qing mao

Hard Counters

High damage to the frontline – even though Qing Mao is a warrior she lacks defense. Focusing damage on the front lane will make Qing Mao die really fast. AOE damage will work as well.

Chabba – Chabba can eat for a few seconds enemy’s tank. Once there is no tank in from of Qing Mao she will go down really quickly.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Qing Mao has some built-in damage but she is often used to get extra armor penetration for her team. Using armor artifacts to deny this goal for the enemy team is a good way how to win the fight.

How to counter Mojo

hero wars counter mojo

Hard Counters

CC (crowd control) – Stuns, silence, charms, etc will make Mojo stop using his active skill. Mojo’s active skill is the only useful thing about him so taking that away will make him useless

High burst damage – Mojo is really squishy. Use a ton of damage in a short period of time and Mojo will be dead

Jorgen – denies a lot of energy so Mojo can’t use his active skill. Even if he uses his active skill most of it will go in Jorgen’s shield

Cornelius – Can one-shot Mojo and, also provides a lot of magic defense for his team.

Rufus – Absorbs a lot of incoming magic damage from Mojo

Lian – Charms Mojo once he hits her. Also, ultimate damage will trigger Lian’s charm effect making him stop ulting.

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Denies a lot of damage to Mojo.

How to counter Arachne

hero wars arachne counter

Hard Counters

Stun removal – heroes like Andvari, Sebastian, Nebula can remove stuns making Arachne much less efficient.

Celeste – Denies a lot of healing for Arachne

Biscuit (desktop version) – Denies Arachne’s healing for 30%

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – denies a lot of damage for Arachne but not all of it since Arachne can deal pure damage as well

How to counter Lilith

hero wars lilith counter

Hard Counters

A weak early stage of the fight – Lilith can be unkillable if you allow her to stack her violet skill. Use a high damage team (Keira blender, full damage karkh team, etc) with armor penetration and kill her at the beginning of the fight.

Biscuit (desktop version) – “Icy Storm” doesn’t prevent Lilith from increasing her current and maximum Health from “Possession” skill. But Lilith will get less additional Health from “Possession” skill if she gets healing reduction effect from attacks of an enemy hero with Biscuit’s Patronage.

Qing Mao – Deals percentage of Lilith’s remaining health. Can come in handy once Lilith gets a high health pool. Also, Qing Mao provides armor penetration to make it easier for physical damage dealers to take her down.

Soft Counters

Armor/magic defense penetration artifact – once his armor or magic defense is lowered she goes down really fast. Combine skills and attacks together to melt her down in a few seconds.

How to counter Markus

hero wars counter markus

Hard Counters

Celeste – denies a lot of healing to the enemy team and converts that healing into damage to the enemy.

Biscuit (desktop version) – denies healing for the enemy team. Try to use Biscuit active skill before the damage dealer does most of his damage to deny as much heal as possible.

Soft Counters

Physical damage teams – Markus offers magic defense artifact for the team. Sometimes that can be problematic if timed right, try to avoid mage teams against Markus if possible.

How to counter Artemis

hero wars artemis counter

Hard Counters

Helios – Artemis has a natural built-in critical hit chance so Helios will take her down with no problems.

Lian – Charms Artemis once she hits her. Artemis has a lot of aoe damage so she will get charmed quite a lot.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Artemis with one ultimate skill if Artemis has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Artemis is a physical damage dealer. Use armor artifact to deny damage to her.

High aoe damage – Artemis has low defense stats. Use heroes like Keira or DOH combo to kill her with aoe damage.

Artemis is a weak DPS hero in general. You shouldn’t have problems countering her if you follow meta-team compositions.

How to counter Peppy

hero wars peppy counter

Hard Counters

Dorian – I would expect 95% of all Peppy teams to use Cleaver as a tank. The #1 tip for beating a team like this is to use Dorian as a backline hero. Don’t position anyone behind Dorian. Cleaver will grapple him with his ultimate and pull him forward which will give your front and middle line heroes his vampirism aura. 

Jhu – For most of the Peppy teams she will be the last hero so Jhu will take her out without any problems with his “I See You” skill.

Jorgen – For most of the Peppy teams she will be the last hero so Jorgen’s “Leper” skill will redirect all damage for a couple of seconds to Peppy. Time your skills right and you will take Peppy out almost instantly.

Isaac (desktop version) – denies some of the damage Peppy does and converts it into damage against the enemy team. Also, provides silence. After 2nd active skill usage will deal a ton of damage to all enemy team.

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for Peppy and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Peppy relies on magic damage. Use Magic defense artifact to reduce Peppy’s damage output.

How to counter Alvanor

hero wars alvanor counter

Hard Counters

Satori (desktop version) – Alvanor provides the team with a shield that absorbs basic attacks. Each time a basic attack is absorbed they gain extra energy and each time they gain energy Satori applies Fox marks to the enemy. When Satori will use his active skill with stacked Fox marks he can one-shot all enemy team in a single ultimate.

Celeste – denies a lot of healing to the enemy team and converts that healing into damage to the enemy.

Biscuit (desktop version) – denies healing for the enemy team. Try to use Biscuit active skill before the damage dealer does most of his damage to deny as much heal as possible.

Mage teams (mobile version) – On the mobile version, Alvanor was made to counter basic attack damage dealers because of his “Rune Of Earth” skill.

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact (mobile version) – Alvanor relies on magic damage. Use Magic defense artifact to reduce Alvanor’s damage output.

How to counter Ziri

Hero Wars ziri counter

Hard Counters

Chabba – Wait when Ziri drops below 30% health and burrows herself underground. That is a moment when the enemy is vulnerable because there is no tank that can protect the team. Right after Ziri comes back use Chabba’s “Wild Hunger” skill to eat Ziri for 6 seconds and leave the enemy team unprotected for 13 seconds in total. Besides being unprotected for 13 seconds Chabba will mitigate Ziri’s “Reflection of Pain” skill since she can’t be targeted while swallowed.

Aoe damage – Ziri is a great tank but she doesn’t offer protection to her team. The best way to counter her is to bypass her and deal damage to the middle and rear parts of the enemy team.

Soft Counters

Armor/magic defense penetration artifact – once his armor or magic defense is lowered she goes down really fast. Combine skills and attacks together to melt her down in a few seconds.

How to counter Judge

Hard Counters

Hasn’t real counters. In my opinion average hero. Judge doesn’t do anything better than any other hero. Just an average hero at everything.

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Judge has some synergy with mage teams so having a magic defense artifact will increase your chances to win the fight.

How to counter Daredevil

hero wars daredevil counter

Hard Counters

Helios (mobile version) – Daredevil’s “Big Badda Boom!” skill can crit and if it crits Helios will deal a lot of damage to her. Also, Daredevil has a built-in critical chance for the mobile version.

Corvus – Corvus’ altar can deal a lot of damage to Daredevil because Daredevil has a lot of aoe damage.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Daredevil with one ultimate skill if Daredevil has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Daredevil is a physical damage dealer. Use armor artifact to deny damage to her.

How to counter Heidi

hero wars heidi counter

Hard Counters

Satori (desktop version) – Heidi gains energy once he is camouflage and dodges the next attack on him. Satori will apply Fox marks to him and increase the chance to one-shot Heidi.

Corvus – Corvus’ altar can deal a lot of damage to Heidi because Heidi has a lot of aoe damage over time.

Soft Counters

Aoe healing – Heidi deals a lot of damage over time to the all enemy team. Use aoe healing and keep your team healthy.

How to counter Astrid and Lucas

hero wars lucas and astrid counter

Hard Counters

Ziri – Ziri is the best defense tank in terms of self-defense. Astrid and Lucas will attack the frontline so having a strong tank is a must.

Soft Counters

Aoe damage – Lucas can provide a window to recover health to allied tank because Lucas will be in a front of anyone. Using aoe damage dealers will eliminate this problem and focus down Astrid and other weak enemy heroes.

Armor artifact – Astrid and Lucas are a physical damage dealers. Use armor artifacts to deny damage to them.

How to counter Luther

hero wars counter luther

Hard Counters

Faceless – Luther is known because of his ability to jump to the enemy’s backline. Once Luther jumps to the enemy team Faceless will be able to knock him back to Luther’s team frontline.

Soft Counters

Armor/magic defense penetration artifact – once his armor or magic defense is lowered he goes down really fast. Combine skills and attacks together to melt her down in a few seconds.

How to counter Phobos

hero wars phobos counter

Hard Counters

Corvus – Corvus is a great counter to Phobos because of his altar. Phobos will slowly kill himself just by Altar damage to him.

Use mage teams (desktop version) – Phobos will use his ultimate on the highest physical damage hero, mages will be protected from Phobos damage.

Use physical damage teams (mobile version) – Phobos will use his ultimate on the highest magic damage hero, physical damage dealers will be protected from Phobos damage.

Satori (mobile version) – Phobos gains energy from “Bonds of Darkness” skill so Satori can apply Fox marks each time Phobos gains extra energy.

Soft Counters

Aoe damage – Phobos isn’t too strong in terms of defense. Use heroes who can deal aoe damage to take him down quickly.

How to counter Elmir

hero wars elmir counter

Hard Counters

Keira – deals a lot of aoe damage including Elmir’s clones so they won’t survive for too long.

ODH – Orion, Dorian, Helios combo works great against Elmir because of hard aoe damage.

Strong tanks like Ziri – Elmir attacks the enemy’s frontline only so having a good tank is a must.

Phobos (desktop version) – Phobos can kill Elmir with one ultimate skill if Elmir has the highest physical attack on his team.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Elmir is a physical damage dealer. Use armor artifacts to deny damage to him.

How to counter Tristan

hero wars tristan counter

Hard Counters

Satori – Tristan gains a lot of extra energy from the ally in front of him. Each time he gets extra energy Satori will apply Fox marks and makes Tristan a potential one-shot victim.

Jorgen – denies a lot of energy to Tristan and the hero in front of him. This means Tristan won’t be able to ultimate that often which will result in less damage taken and more importantly less armor penetration applied to your team.

Soft Counters

Damage dealer position – Use damage dealers who don’t stand in front of your team because their damage will be nerfed by Tristan.

How to counter Andvari

hero wars andvari counter

Hard Counters

Satori – Andvari applies a shield to allies to deny physical and pure damage. Shielded ally gets extra energy for damage absorbed. Satori can apply Fox marks each time that ally gains extra energy and later on kill him.

Sebastian – denies Andvari’s stuns which is a big part of Andvari’s identity

Magic attack – Andvari has a really low magic defense. Mages can destroy Andvari really fast but don’t use Twins against him because he has built-in protection to Lars dragging skill.

Soft Counters

Armor artifact – Andvari is a physical damage dealer. Use armor artifacts to deny damage to him.

How to counter Satori

hero wars satori counter

Hard Counters

Sebastian (desktop version) – Sebastian can remove Fox marks from all teammates and deny a lot of damage to Satori.

Nebula – Removes Fox marks to 2 closest allies. Satori won’t be able to one-shot these 2 allies.

Celeste – can remove Fox marks to hero with the least health left.

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for Satori and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team

Cornelius – can oneshot Satori, decrease Satori’s ultimate skill level, decrease magic attack and increase magic defense for the team.

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – Satori relies on magic damage. Use Magic defense artifact to reduce Satori’s damage output.

How to counter Nebula

hero wars nebula counter

Hard Counters

Counter heroes who Nebula buffs – the best way how to deal with Nebula is countering heroes who she is supporting.

High aoe burst damage – Nebula is a squishy hero you can try to take her out with high burst damage with heroes like Karkh, blender Keira, etc

Soft Counters

Displacement – Nebula hasn’t real counters since she is a support but you can try to mess with the enemy’s team placement to make Nebula give buffs to the wrong allies. For example, Lars dragging skill or Faceless knockback.

Defense artifacts – depending on what Nebula is supporting you can go for armor or magic defense artifact to deny some of the incoming damage.

How to counter Kai

hero wars kai counter

Hard Counters

Andvari – Denies knock-up from Kai’s tornado. For the mobile version, more heroes will be protected from knock-ups but on the desktop version, this can come in handy as well.

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for Kai and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team

Celeste – Counters Kai’s vampiric aura. Instead of healing Kai will receive damage because of converted healing.

Soft Counters

Biscuit (desktop version) – can deny 30% of vampiric healing

Magic defense artifact – kai relies on magic damage. Use Magic defense artifact to reduce Kai’s damage output.

How to counter Cornelius

hero wars cornelius counter

Hard Counters

Physical damage teams – Cornelius is anti mage hero and he is totally useless against physical damage teams. Cornelius shouldn’t be used on defense teams.

Krista – when you build Lars and Krista right Cornelius will attack Krista instead of Lars. Thanks to Krista’s ability to reduce incoming damage with “Crystallization” skill she will be able to block most of the Cornelius damage.

Rufus – Hard to kill tank for mage teams and also provides a huge magic damage shield for the team which can absorb enough damage to make “Heavy Wisdom” skill useless. Works only against mage teams!

Soft Counters

Magic defense artifact – magic defense artifact can sometimes make your magic damage dealer survive Cornelius’ “Heavy Wisdom” skill. Make sure Cornelius isn’t combined with the physical damage team because armor artifact would make more sense to have.

How to counter Lian

hero wars lian counter

Hard Counters

Hard single target damage – Lian loses her potential if she isn’t being hit. Avoid using damage dealers with aoe damage like Keira, Orion, etc. Karkh will be a good choice against Lian.

Sebastian (desktop version) – for the desktop version Sebastian can remove 15 Lian’s charms per his active skill.

Corvus – Lian does a good amount of small burst damage. Corvus with his altar can be a good choice against Lian if the enemy team hasn’t too many healers on their side.

Soft Counters

Nebula – Nebula can remove charms to 2 closest allies

Celeste – can purify the lowest health ally once she turns into light form

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ivo

    Thank you, great counter list.

  2. Anonymous

    Tried to control F but couldn’t find counter for Lian

    1. MrFungry

      Sorry, I missed her somehow. Counter list updated, enjoy

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