Rufus - Hero Wars Alliance

Rufus hero guide, glyphs, artifacts, skins, best teams, and best counters in Hero Wars Alliance.
Rufus is a tank hero in Hero Wars Alliance who can absorb all magic damage with his shield and restore his health by devouring magic.
He has a demon named Rakashi trapped in his shield, who became his friend after Rufus won a drinking bet with him. Rufus is good against teams that rely on magic damage and can only be killed by physical damage. You can get Rufus by spending Grand Arena coins in the Grand Arena shop.
Pros
  • Protects the whole team with a shield that absorbs massive amounts of magic damage
  • Can regenerate health when receiving magic damage
  • An excellent tank that is designed to fight against magic teams
Cons
  • Often loses against physical packs
  • A situational hero that can’t be used in every battle, only against mages
Who could've imagined that Rufus, that merry drunkard, would become one of the revered Guardians? He made a bet with Rakashi the demon, put his soul at stake, and chose a reliable method to win, by drinking his opponent down! Rufus won the bet, and the demon, confined within his shield, became his faithful friend and protector.
In-game Rufus description in Hero Wars Alliance
Rufus Characteristics
CharacteristicValue
Main StatStrength
Attack TypeMagical
RoleTank
FactionWay of Mystery
PositionFront Line
Stone SourceGrand Arena Shop
Max Power156061
Rufus Max Hero Stats
StatValue
Intelligence2894
Agility1920
Strength14884
Health1247809
Physical Attack18774
Magic Attack54157
Armor26095
Magic Defense18489

Rufus Skills

Rufus Rakashi's Barrier Skill
1st
Rakashi's Barrier
Rufus covers the team with a shield which absorbs all magic damage.
Keywords: Shield
Animation delay: 0.9 seconds
Shield capacity: 362438 (215% Magic attack + 246000) damage
Rufus Rakashi's Mockery Skill
2nd
Rakashi's Mockery
Strikes the enemy with the greatest magic power, dealing damage over time.
Cool down: 12 seconds
Animation delay: 0.56 seconds
Damage: 60418 (75% Magic attack + 19800) for 4.0 seconds.
Rufus Devourer of Magic Skill
3rd
Devourer of Magic
Part of the damage absorbed by Rakashi's Barrier is converted into the hero's health.
Health recovered: 84% of damage absorbed by the shield
Rufus Rakashi's Oath Skill
4th
Rakashi's Oath
Rufus can now only be killed with physical damage. If the last attack against the hero dealt magic damage or pure damage, they resurrect with a portion of health restored.
Keywords: Resurrection
Recovered health: 604733 (35% Health +168000))
* The hero skills are based on maxed level skill on maxed hero.

Hero Class

Tank
Tank
450/450
Every 10 seconds, the effect is applied to the ally with the lowest health percentage, increasing armor and magic defense by 34978.09 (1% Health + 22500) for 5.0 seconds.This ability can be used on the tank itself and depends on their maximum Health stat.

Rufus Talisman

50
Rufus
Talisman of Oath
Main Stat
Rufus strength Talisman
Strength
+2000
Slot 1
Rufus strength Talisman
Health
+60500
Slot 2
Rufus strength Talisman
Health
+60500
Slot 3
Rufus strength Talisman
Health
+60500

Rufus Glyph Priority

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

Rufus Skins Priority

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Hero Wars Angel Skin
Angel
Health
+106645
Hero Wars Winter Skin
Winter
Health
+106645
Hero Wars Default Skin
Default
Strength
+1365
Hero Wars Barbarian Skin
Barbarian
Magic Attack
+10650
Hero Wars Beach Skin
Beach
Armor
+10650

Rufus Artifacts Priority

1st
2nd
3rd
Weapon
rufus Rakashi's Shield
Rakashi's Shield
Activation chance
+100%
Armor
+32040
Ring
rufus Ring of Strength
Ring of Strength
Strength
+3990
Book
rufus Tome of Arcane Knowledge
Tome of Arcane Knowledge
Magic attack
+10680
Health
+53394

Best Rufus Teams

Offence

Jet
Jet
Sebastian
Sebastian
Keira
Keira
Andvari
Andvari
Rufus
Rufus
Martha
Martha
Amira
Amira
Celeste
Celeste
Satori
Satori
Rufus
Rufus
Martha
Martha
Faceless
Faceless
Jorgen
Jorgen
Satori
Satori
Rufus
Rufus
Jet
Jet
Sebastian
Sebastian
Tristan
Tristan
Galahad
Galahad
Rufus
Rufus
Martha
Martha
Jorgen
Jorgen
Celeste
Celeste
Satori
Satori
Rufus
Rufus

Defence

Jet
Jet
Sebastian
Sebastian
Keira
Keira
Andvari
Andvari
Rufus
Rufus
Jet
Jet
Sebastian
Sebastian
Tristan
Tristan
Galahad
Galahad
Rufus
Rufus
Helios
Helios
Dorian
Dorian
Orion
Orion
Andvari
Andvari
Rufus
Rufus
Martha
Martha
Amira
Amira
Celeste
Celeste
Satori
Satori
Rufus
Rufus
Martha
Martha
Celeste
Celeste
Satori
Satori
Astaroth
Astaroth
Rufus
Rufus

How to counter Rufus in Hero Wars Alliance?

Rufus is vulnerable to physical attacks from heroes. He can be killed by physical attack damage only. So using any such damage dealer should do the job.
Morrigan
Morrigan
Morrgain can block Rufus' resurrection ability due to his 4th skill, Rakashi's Oath.