Multiclassing often gets saddled up with a pretty rough reputation. It’s often best to be the best at one thing than somewhat-good at two. However, if Varian is anything to go by, multi-class heroes are likely to be the way of the future for Heroes of The Storm. There are definitely some familiar mechanics here but the design pillars of Varian click together in a way that makes him a challenging but satisfying character to play.
Here are some reasons why:
Blocking is really fun
Even at its most basic form, Varian’s Parry ability can pretty much soak up anything enemies throw at you. In fact, up until you unlock his ultimate ability, it’s pretty much the crux upon which Varian’s gameplay loop relies. If you watch your timing, you can easily wade in and out of early game combat and quickly wear down your opponents in a one on one duel. Parry proves just as important to Varian’s late-game combat, allowing him to consistently avoid taking damage from hostile abilities to stay in thick of the fight longer than almost any other melee fighter.