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- "Healers, buffers, and everyone's best friends."
Support heroes are known for keeping their team alive through buffs, heals and shields. Supports can stay close to friendly heroes and allies and keep them alive. With the Caldeum Complex event, this role was reworked; current healing heroes were moved to the new Healer role and other heroes that provides Shields were moved to this role.
The Support role acts as a potent backbone to the team's efforts in the Nexus. In addition to mitigating damage and offering heals, Support heroes also have powerful buffs and control spells at their disposal. Supports are divided into two sub-roles: healers, who focus on restoring allies' health, and Semi-Supports, who rely on providing utility.
For most Supports to be effective, they'll need to stay close to their teammates during fights – ideally, behind a Warrior who is tanking the damage. If you are a healer, it’s your job to keep the team as close to their full hit points as possible. Since Warriors' high health pools will give you some breathing room, you'll often need to focus heals on your damage dealers, especially those who have jumped into the fray. Alternatively, if you are a Support hero that focuses more on utility, find ways to use your disrupts or stuns so that your teammates can immediately capitalize on them.
- As a support, try to avoid splitting off alone whenever possible. It's important to stay with your team, as your focus is on enabling allies and keeping them sustained while the team is pushing minions and/or brawling with enemies.
- Healing is a big part of playing support, but don't underestimate the importance of control. A well-placed stun, root, or silence can make all the difference if used at the right time. Try to combine your control abilities with those of your allies to keep a target locked down.
List of original Support heroes
|Warcraft||A Healer who shares her Health with allies and can transform into a Dragon to empower her Abilities.|
|Overwatch||A burst Healer who uses precise skillshots to heal allies and can deny enemy healing.|
|Diablo||A Healer that excels when paired with a high-octane damage dealer.|
|Warcraft||A Healer who can teleport to allies, excelling on large battlegrounds.|
|Diablo||A burst Healer who excels at preparing the battlefield before a fight and can cripple enemies with crowd control.|
|Diablo||A flexible Healer who pairs well with Melee allies who like to dive into the enemy team.|
|Warcraft||A sustained Healer who works well against Physical attackers by Blinding them.|
|StarCraft||A strong, sustained Healer who's unbeatable if left alone by her enemies.|
|Overwatch||A sustained Healer who gives his team mobility and peels enemies off allies.|
|Warcraft||A strong sustained Healer who can help lockdown enemies to secure takedowns.|
|Warcraft||A well-rounded Healer who pairs well with Melee allies.|
|StarCraft||A Healer who brings high amounts of disruption from long range.|
|StarCraft||A psychic Mage who can deliver area damage from long distances.|
|Warcraft||A Healer who helps her allies lockdown and finish off enemies.|
|Warcraft||A Healer who can negate high bursts of damage.|
|Warcraft||A versatile Healer who heals her allies by smiting her foes.|
|Current_||_ Bruiser • Healer • Melee Assassin • Ranged Assassin • Support • Tank|
|Removed_||_ Assassin • Multiclass • Specialist • Support • Warrior|
|Former Support heroes_||Alexstrasza • Ana • Auriel • Brightwing • Deckard • Kharazim • Li Li • Lt. Morales • Lúcio • Malfurion • Rehgar • Stukov • Uther • Tassadar • Tyrande • Whitemane|