Hero class: Melee tank.
Uland isnt a tough tank by himself and he wont be the best choice in most cases, but his skill may be extremely useful sometimes by messing many melee enemies at once.
Use cases: He is ineffective in missions vs mass ranged damage dealers, but is very good one the ones with mass melee enemies. He cant endure much incoming damage, so he shouldnt be standing first in the middle line. Or, if he does, it is necessary to ensure, that he has super tanky equips, so he doesn’t die fast. He needs to get surrounded by as many enemies at once, as possible, then his skill will “buy” a lot of free time for your troops. If he doesn’t stand in the middle, its better to place him first in the wall line (having first slots in the middle and the second wall line empty, and melee units on the heroes in the 2 slots of these lines). Then the focus among him and melee units will be perfect, so he will live longer, but he will cover fewer enemies by his skill.
Equipment: Tanky set.
Synergies: He has the best synergy with Aatu, that can longer enemies’ mess or help Uland vs mass enemy ranged damage dealers. Generally, Uland combines well with ranged damage dealers; when he messes enemies up, your melee army has to walk closer to them to attack, so its ineffective; if you have few melee units and heroes in the rally, it will take even more time to return back for melee enemies to attack your troops; your ranged troops and heroes can freely attack enemy messed melee units and heroes. Mark VI. Mark VI benefits from everyting, that “buys” the time for your army. Morana. Together these 2 heroes (or together with Aatu, that will make it even more effective) can be an extremely effective distraction tool. Gulbert. The more time enemies run around being messed up, the more HP will Gulbert restore for the troops, same applies for Dwoggour aswell. Norn. Together they can be a tough pair: Uland makes anamy distracted for some time, after that Norn attracts all the incoming damage being very tough at this time, so your rally again feels free. After that, Uland will have his skill cooldown ending soon, so its possible to mess enemies up a lot with this combo.
Units: He needs the most tanky units. Most likely, the choice will be lying between usual shieldmen and the ones with a good mag defense, depending on the rally setup, but the usual shieldmen are more universal and tougher in most cases.