Iris - Hero Wars Alliance

Iris hero guide, glyphs, artifacts, skins, best teams, and best counters in Hero Wars Alliance.

Iris is a mage hero in the Way of Eternity faction that needs many buffs and debuffs to reach her maximum effect. Even if he has only one skill that can do damage, Inner Fire, this might be enough to beat many teams. For example, each time a debuff is activated for the enemy team, this skill is activated, causing damage over time.

A talanted and daring which constantly expands her unique collections: imprisoned in her tome are demons of all stripes. But she has yet to attain the crown jewel of her menagerie: Iris hunts the soulf of the mighty Archdemon with her familiar, a little demon called Bitey, who is bound by a deal that allows him to escape a less fortunate fate.
In-game Iris description in Hero Wars Alliance
Iris Characteristics
CharacteristicValue
Main StatIntelligence
Attack TypeMagical
RoleMage
FactionWay of Eternity
PositionMiddle Line
Stone SourceSpecial Event
Max Power162469
Iris Max Hero Stats
StatValue
Intelligence15183
Agility2210
Strength2085
Health415431
Physical Attack19653
Magic Attack115969
Armor14005
Magic Defense49980
Magic Penetration14300

Iris Skills

Iris Soul Burning Skill
1st
Soul Burning
Iris gains Pure Soul charges for each buffed ally and each debuffed enemy. Damages all enemies depending on the amount of Pure Soul charges stored, then executes the ones at low health
Base damage: 58388 (40% Magic attack + 12000); damage per Pure Soul charge: 6398 (5% Magic attack + 600)
Execution health threshold: 58388 (40% Magic attack + 12000)
Iris Otherworldly Creature Skill
2nd
Otherworldly Creature
Iris releases her familiar Bitey, who weakens enemies by lowering their Magic Defense for 5.0 seconds. Prolongs the duration of any debuffs, both those already active and those inflicted during the effect of the skill, by 5 seconds.
Keywords: Debuff
Temporary Magic Defense reduction: 24994 (20% Magic attack + 1800)
Iris Mysterious Pact Skill
3rd
Mysterious Pact
Iris becomes permanently immune to debuffs. If an enemy applies a debuff or a mark to an ally, Iris lowers their Physical and Magic Attack for 7.0 seconds.
Keywords: Debuff
Temporary Physical Attack reduction: 13997 (10% Magic attack + 2400)
Temporary Magic Attack reduction: 13997 (10% Magic attack + 2400)
Iris Inner Fire Skill
4th
Inner Fire
Whenever a debuff is applied to an enemy, Iris burns them with an Inner Fire charge, dealing damage over time while the debuff is active. A charge deals double damage if the debuff was applied by an Eternity Hero. Up to 5 charges stack on a target.
The skill deals 6998 (5% Magic attack + 1200) damage per second for each Inner Fire charge.
* The hero skills are based on maxed level skill on maxed hero.

Hero Class

Mage
Mage
450/450
The mage starts the battle with 320 energy. When using any ability other than the first one and the regular attack, the mage gains an additional 90 energy.

Iris Talisman

50
Iris
Talisman of Collector
Main Stat
Iris intelligence Talisman
Intelligence
+2000
Slot 1
Iris intelligence Talisman
Magic Defence
+6600
Slot 2
Iris intelligence Talisman
Magic Defence
+6600
Slot 3
Iris intelligence Talisman
Magic Defence
+6600

Iris Skins Priority

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Hero Wars Stellar Skin Skin
Stellar Skin+
Magic Attack
+21300
Hero Wars Masquerade Skin Skin
Masquerade Skin
Health
+106645
Hero Wars Beach Skin Skin
Beach Skin
Magic Attack
+10650
Hero Wars Default Skin Skin
Default Skin
Intelligence
+1365
Hero Wars Cybernetic Skin Skin
Cybernetic Skin
Armor
+10650

Iris Glyph Priority

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
80
Hero Wars Magic Penetration Glyph
Magic Penetration
+12850
80
Hero Wars Health Glyph
Health
+122800
80
Hero Wars Magic Attack Glyph
Magic Attack
+12850
80
Hero Wars Intelligence Glyph
Intelligence
+2110
80
Hero Wars Magic Defence Glyph
Magic Defence
+12850

Iris Artifacts Priority

1st
2nd
3rd
Book
iris Tome of Arcane Knowledge
Tome of Arcane Knowledge
Magic Attack
+10680
Health
+53394
Weapon
iris Tome of Enslaved Souls
Tome of Enslaved Souls
Activation chance
100%
Magic Attack
+32040
Ring
iris Ring of Intelligence
Ring of Intelligence
Intelligence
+3990

Best Iris Teams

Phobos
Phobos
Faceless
Faceless
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus

How does this team work?

Iris needs many buffs and debuffs to reveal its full potential. Combining her with heroes that have such and picking these from her faction, Way of Eternity, makes her highly effective.

  • Corvus's ultimate, Strike of the Damned, is a debuff. The magic defense decrease can reach up to 15k with Iris and the other Way of Eternity heroes in the team. His 2nd skill, Unity of the Damned, is also a buff and significantly increasesIris's magic attack.
  • Morrigan's 2nd skill, Bone Armor, summons skeletons and increases the defense for all Eternity heroes. It is also counted as a buff adding Pure Charges to Iris.
  • Phobos's 1st skill, Paralysis, and his 2nd skill, Dreaded Shadow, are also debuffs. His magic defense reduction combines well with Iris' 2nd skill, Otherworldly Creature (Bitey).
  • Faceless - along with his 3rd skill, Chain Lighting, which is a debuff, he also provides magic penetration with his ultimate and magic defense to the whole team with his 4th skill, Spell Expert.

Iris Offense Team Combinations

Phobos
Phobos
Faceless
Faceless
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus
Phobos
Phobos
Iris
Iris
Mojo
Mojo
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus
Phobos
Phobos
Cornelius
Cornelius
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus
Dorian
Dorian
Phobos
Phobos
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus
Phobos
Phobos
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Dante
Dante
Corvus
Corvus
Lilith
Lilith
Xe'Sha
Xe'Sha
Iris
Iris
Dante
Dante
Cleaver
Cleaver

Iris Defence Team Combinations

Phobos
Phobos
Faceless
Faceless
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus
Phobos
Phobos
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Dante
Dante
Corvus
Corvus
Dorian
Dorian
Phobos
Phobos
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Corvus
Corvus
Faceless
Faceless
Iris
Iris
Morrigan
Morrigan
Dante
Dante
Corvus
Corvus
Lilith
Lilith
Dorian
Dorian
Xe'Sha
Xe'Sha
Iris
Iris
Astaroth
Astaroth

How to counter Iris in Hero Wars Alliance?

Lian
Lian
Lian's 4th skill, Conciliation, is triggered by Iris's attacks. She charms Iris for almost the whole fight with each attack performed and slows her down, so she's not being able to benefit from the team buffs and debuffs.
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora absorbs most of the magic damage (80%, max) with her 4th skill, Rainbow Halo, and damages nearby enemies when the shield explodes.
Amira
Amira
Amira blocks magic damage under 62141 (max) with her 3rd skill, Genie's Patronage. This means Iris cannot do damage over time with her 4th skill, Inner fire. Amira's artifact weapon also has an additional magic defense buff for her team. 
Julius
Julius
Julius casts a shield that absorbs any damage with his 1st skill, Meowsterpiece of Defense. When the shield is destroyed, he removes all debuffs with his 3rd skill, Nine-Lives Engine. In addition, the same skill also provides magic defense and armor for his teammates.
Corvus
Corvus
Corvus's altar can kill Iris almost immediately after being activated when Iris starts burning the enemy team.
Other heroes that can be considered suitable counters due to their shields or decreasing magic attacks skills are:
  • Alvanor helps all alias take decreased damage from basic attacks with his 4th skill, Rune of Earth.
  • Judgecan cast a shield that can absorb all damage with his 2nd skill, Force Field.
  • Dante's 4th skill, Shackles of Weakness, can decreaseIris's main stat for 7 seconds.
  • Lilith can decrease the magic defense of central team enemies for 8 seconds with her 3rd skill, Fire Breath.

Best Iris Counter Teams

Jet
Jet
Dorian
Dorian
Keira
Keira
Andvari
Andvari
Galahad
Galahad
Fafnir
Fafnir
Dorian
Dorian
Keira
Keira
Andvari
Andvari
Corvus
Corvus
Jet
Jet
Dorian
Dorian
Xe'Sha
Xe'Sha
Tristan
Tristan
Corvus
Corvus
Helios
Helios
Faceless
Faceless
Amira
Amira
Jorgen
Jorgen
Cleaver
Cleaver
Fafnir
Fafnir
Dorian
Dorian
Keira
Keira
Andvari
Andvari
Aurora
Aurora
Jet
Jet
Sebastian
Sebastian
Keira
Keira
Dante
Dante
Corvus
Corvus
Martha
Martha
Lars
Lars
Nebula
Nebula
Krista
Krista
Astaroth
Astaroth