I once ruled Azjol-Nerub. Then, came a war I could not win. I was forced to servitude. But here, in this strange place, no-one commands my power! I will conquer the Nexus! Those who oppose me shall embrace the web of death. I am Anub'arak. I ruled once before. I shall rule again!
Once a proud nerubian king, Anub'arak dared to stand against the Lich King'sinvasion, but despite his bravery, he too fell to the unrelenting Scourge. Resurrected into undeath, the Traitor King now serves as a towering, weapon of destruction. But here in the Nexus, no one commands his power!
The former king of Azjol-Nerub, Anub'arak was among the nerubians slaughtered in the War of the Spider. Ner'zhul the Lich King raised the high lords of the Spider Kingdom as undead to do his bidding, Anub'arak among them.
Now as a malicious crypt lord, he is forced to use his powers to purge the snow swept landscape of any remaining resistance to the reign of the Lich King. Despite the pleas from his former subjects, he has been ordered to massacre many nerubians who tried to oppose the undead.
Anub'arak gains a permanent Vampire Locust that attacks a nearby enemy every 3 seconds. The Vampire Locust deals 159.12 (+4% per level) damage and returns to heal Anub'arak for 38.48 (+4% per level) health.
Anub'arak excels at initiating fights and forcing engagements.
Anub'arak is a nimble character, despite his size. He is good at jumping under lines and evading very quickly. He is a significant threat for DPS-type characters such as the Demon Hunter and Nova.
Anub'arak is effective against towers as per his beetle ability. The beetles will absorb tower fire, allowing Anub'arak to attack the structures.
If specced mainly for scarabs, Anu'arak can become even sturdier, and one of the most durable Heroes in the game. The most important Talents for this are Legion of Beetles and Leeching Scarab. This makes Anub'arak spawns more bugs that will heal him whenever they attack.
“Burrowing Charge” [E] can be activated a second time to force Anub’arak to pop up from underground. Use the maneuver to knock up unsuspecting enemies or to chase fleeing opponents.
“Web Blast” [R] is fantastic for interrupting important Heroic Abilities. For example, try to Web Blast on a Valla’s “Strafe” or an Illidan using “The Hunt.”
“Impale” [Q] is a long ranged knock up. Use it aggressively to delay opponents from grabbing a tribute on Cursed Hollow, or to initiate a team fight. The high amount of hitstun it causes gives the chance for the team to engage more efficiently and eliminate key-opponents while they're stunned.
Anub'arak's Cocoon can reliably be followed up by Stukov's Lurking Arm, essentially trapping opponent Heroes and negating any form of escaping.
Also another great shield target for Zarya due to his propensity to dive into the enemy team. Zarya also pairs nicely with him because they shore up the other’s weaknesses as a solo-Warrior (Zarya lacks disables and Anub'arak has lower Health).
Anub'arak excels at fighting Heroes that relies on Ability Damage thanks to his natural spell damage armor and Harden Carapace. Anub'arak can stun Alarak from afar with Impale, and chase him with Burrow Charge once Alarak exhausts his cooldowns.
Anub'arak has everything that Gul'dan hates. Two ways to interrupt Drain Life (three if he talents into Cocoon), a strong initiation tool to easily reach Gul’dan and put on the pressure, and a ton of spell mitigation.
Anub'arak’s innate spell-armor, combined with all the right tools to deal with "mages", can easily prevent Kel'Thuzad from unleashing his true potential. A well timed Cocoon can easily secure Kel'Thuzad's demise.
Anub'arak can easily bypass Probius’ defenses and get to him with a well-timed Burrow Charge, and his Beetles are great for tanking Photon Cannon shots while Probius runs for his life. Anub’arak’s Heroics are also both great against Probius, as Locust Swarm naturally has more targets due to Pylons and Photon Cannons, and Cocoon is a great tool for isolating either Probius himself or one of his key frontline heroes, leaving him vulnerable for an easy kill.
Anub'arak can harass Stukov from distance with Impale, as well dive right into him with Burrow Charge, which is very dangerous when Stukov is channelling Lurking Arm.
A Spider Lord's carapace has been known to deflect blades, arrows, and even siege weaponry all on its own. When fitted with armor, it is all but unstoppable.
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