If you want to be a force to be reckoned with, then you need to understand this one thing: Heroes of the Storm ARAM brawls are all about the team.
Strong Team Focus
For a strong Heroes of the Storm ARAM brawl strategy, you must be focused on team play, not individual action. Five mega-players acting alone are not as strong as five solid players acting as a team. A strong team focus will get you farther.
Every step you take should be for the team. When you retreat, it shouldn’t be to save your skin; it should be the best move for the team. You should be doing it for rule #1 to avoid dying and giving the other team XP.
But if you run when you should be honoring rule #2 by saving your teammates, assuming this does not violate rule #1, you aren’t playing for the team; you’re playing for yourself. Just like five individuals focused on individualism are not as powerful as five people focused on community, five players are more powerful when working together cohesively.
Powerful Heroes of the Storm ARAM gameplay means knowing how to play your role and support the others, not just play for yourself. It means knowing how to play and support a tank, how to play and support a healer, and how to play and support DPS. It means being aware of all other players and knowing when to interact with them.
It also means focusing on advancing the team and not trying to be the hero.
Not Being a Hero
When you try to be a hero and hit the other team 1v5, you’re not playing for the team, but to be the player who turned it around. 39 times out of 40 you will fail and often cause a full team mega kill – against your team. (And the other 1 time won’t turn out well either; it’s just that you may recover without dying).
Brawls are all about the team. That means every move you make is not for you, but for the team. It’s not a 1v5, it’s a 5v5. If you’re going to play as five individuals competing against a team, you might as well be five zombies meandering around aimlessly.
The only way to find yourself Winning in Heroes of the Storm ARAM brawls more, is to be team focused. If you look at the Brawl Rules, you will see they are focused heavily around team play including a specific rule for team play – rule #3.
We’ve all had games where it’s quite evident that we’ve carried the team, and, if we’re honest, we’ve had more than a couple games where the team carried us. (If you haven’t, you haven’t played Heroes of the Storm ARAM enough). In the end, you have to focus on the team instead of trying to play the hero. After all, the game is random, and that makes things a lot more difficult.
The R in Heroes of the Storm ARAM
The fact is, this is random. It’s different than all other play styles. Sometimes the team isn’t offered a healer. Often the choices between teams are unbalanced. Sometimes you are targeted because of your high damage. There are a variety of reasons your game may be off. We all need a strong team to do better than we can do as five individuals. Anyone who’s ever watched any team sport knows this.
The best way to mitigate the poor choices, the lack of balance, the heavy CC vs no CC is to play the best team game you can. Be there for each other. Don’t let your teammates get picked off one by one changing the game to 4v5, then 3v5, then 2v5.
If you play like individuals in moments like this, each member of the opposing team comes back into the fight before your team is full. This results in you constantly being outnumbered. Individuals try to take on a full team alone. Teams regroup.
Heroes of the Storm ARAM brawls are all about the team. The only way to take control of the game (and have fun doing it) – particularly a game so random – is to play as a team. If you want to win more Heroes of the Storm ARAM brawls, then play as a team.