Best Heroes to Pick in Heroes of Newerth (HoN) (for the beginner/noob player)
This is a quick list of heroes to choose when starting play in Heroes of Newerth. With the many options and little help, it is hard to figure out which hero to choose in order to have a good chance of an enjoyable game (and lets not forget the added bonus of teammates not screaming at you!)
For your own good, if you ever become semi-serious at playing HoN, of course you should try every hero in order to learn how they play. You could even try a practice mode game just to test them out quickly and without pissing off your team.
Once you’ve decided on your hero, be sure to see our complete, extensive hero item build / quick-reference strategy guide article also on this site (just search for “Heroes of Newerth Guide). I guarantee the guide will help you to have more fun and become a better player than you would otherwise.
Ideal Hero Choices For the Beginner Player:
These heroes will be easy to play in that you will be able to help your team easily and generally wont be susceptible to being killed a lot.
- Witch Slayer - #1 easy to play and powerful / helpful hero
- Blood Hunter
- Demented Shaman
- War Beast
Ideal Hero Choices For the Intermediate Player:
Choose from any of the above or any of these. Keep in mind that many of these and the above heroes can be quite powerful and effective in high level play as well, once you are experienced with them. These intermediate choices require a little more experience and finesse than the “beginner” heroes to control properly.
- Keeper of the Forest
- Moon Queen
- Plague Rider
- Voodoo Jester
- Puppet Master
Avoid These Heroes – Experienced Players ONLY
These heroes require a very solid understanding and practice. This may be requiring a lot of experience and gold, a very delicate usage of skills, high expectations of your teammates, etc. Avoid these heroes until you are very experienced in the game. You can try custom or practice games to get some experience with them without pissing off teammates as much when you feel you are ready.
- Night Hound
- Sand Wraith
- Dark Lady
(Old Beta Choices for this Article)
Feel free to ignore the information below, it pertained to a beta period in 2009.
Keeper of the Forest
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