Uther is one of the playable hero characters in Heroes of the Storm. A support hero, Uther can be customized to be a full healer or take on a more damage-dealing role. He was added to the game because the designers wanted a healing-oriented character. Wanting to represent Blizzard lore, Uther was chosen because he was one of the first Knights of the Silver Hand.
As of the technical alpha, Uther is the one that guides new players during the tutorial.
The first paladin and founder of the Order of the Silver Hand, Uther the Lightbringer is a faithful servant of the Light. Dispensing justice with the swing of his hammer, Uther is a bastion of truth and an unflinching symbol of the Alliance.
Quest: Reduce damage from Heroic sources with Eternal Devotion. Reward: After reducing damage 40 times, Holy Light'sMana cost is reduced from 90 to 70. Reward: After reducing damage 80 times, Holy Light's Mana cost is reduced to 50, and its range is increased by 50%.
Holy Light can be used on an enemy to do 52% (+4% per level) of its healing amount as damage. When used this way, Uther receives its self-healing benefits, its cooldown is reduced by 6 seconds, and it refunds 45 Mana.
Alarak often puts himself at risk, particularly if he takes the Deadly Charge Heroic. The temptation to fly into a dangerous position alone to make a big play is strong, and you can bet that Alarak will get himself into these sticky situations from time to time. Uther is great at enabling Alarak to make those big plays, as he can use Divine Shield in combination with his other single-target mitigation abilities and talents to keep Alarak alive when he would otherwise meet a quick end.
The bonus Armor and Invulnerability effects provided by Uther can serve to amplify the value of Malthael’s self-healing, allowing him to stay in the fight and continue draining the life from his enemies. Uther’s powerful Stun and Cleanse effects also have great synergy with Malthael: keeping him free to move around, making enemies easier to reach, and making it harder for them to burst Malthael down.
Uther can both mitigate the damage from Alarak's abilities as well protect himself from his deadly advances. If given chance, Hammer of Justice and Divine Storm can pin down Alarak before he has any time to react.
(Patch September 13, 2016) Note:Fixed an issue that could cause Tyrael, Uther, and Gall players to incorrectly receive AFK Warnings due to the combination of their post-death effects and lengthy death timers at later levels.
(Patch August 9, 2016) Note:Error messages will no longer display when an AI Rexxar or Uther spawn in-game.
(Patch May 17, 2016) Note:The armor under Judgement Uther’s left armpit has been patched to offer better protection during his adventures in the Nexus.