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Tyrande is a Ranged Support Hero from the Warcraft universe. It is possible for new players to obtain Tyrande for free after completing the Tutorial.

Tyrande Whisperwind strikes fear into all who wish ill of the Kaldorei. As the highest ranking Sentinel and High Priestess of Elune, she is not only the Night Elves' most deadly warrior, but also their most cunning leader.

Background Edit

Tyrande Whisperwind is the most prominent night elf leader, as the chosen high priestess of the goddess Elune, the former general of the night elf sentinels, and the current head of the Sisterhood of Elune. Together with her lifelong mate, the Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage, she has represented the highest leadership of the night elves since the fall of Queen Azshara and the Highborne caste ten thousand years ago.[1]

Gameplay Summary Edit

Tyrande is a Support Hero that offers high damage and utility to the team. Her strongest point is her versatility and capability of adapting to different situations over the course of the game. She can heal wounded allies, grant vision to her team, increase their attack damage, and stun and slow her opponents.

Overall, Tyrande is best paired with healers that can complement and follow up her Lunar Flare. She works greatly as secondary healer, as her healing is weaker compared to other Supports, specially in the early game.

Strengths Edit

  • Not very mana intensive.
    • Thanks to the innate quest talent in Sentinel and the quest talent Lunar Blaze, Tyrande can further decrease her mana usage.
  • Fits into various team compositions.
  • Flexible talents and builds.
  • Deals high damage for a Support Hero, being able to be played aggressively.
  • Hunter's Mark is a powerful ability to be used when focusing on priority targets.
  • Lunar Flare is a potent tool when used with other crowd control skills.
  • Sentinel is a great scouting tool thanks to its unlimited range.
  • Very high healing if able to basic attack often.
  • Has great synergy with AA based Heroes thanks to her stuns and Trueshot Aura.
  • Unrivalled at locking down enemies and securing kills.

Weaknesses Edit

  • Difficult to solo heal with unless your team is winning heavily.
  • Lacks any form of escape tools until level 10, when Shadowstalk becomes available.
  • Requires high map awareness.
  • Lacks any form of reliable waveclear.
  • A very high learning curve.

Abilities Edit

Light of Elune (Q)
Mana: 25
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Heal target ally for 270 (+4% per level) Health. Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of this Ability by 2 seconds.

Sentinel (W) [Skillshot]
Mana: 65
Cooldown: 18 seconds

Send an Owl that travels across the battleground revealing its path. Deals 165 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit and reveals them for 5 seconds.

IconQuestTalent Quest: Hit Heroes with Sentinel.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Every 8 Heroes hit with Sentinel allows it to pierce one target and lowers the Mana cost by 10.

Lunar Flare (E) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 12 seconds

After a short delay, deal 195 (+4% per level) damage and stun enemies in the target area for 0.75 seconds.

Traits Edit

Hunter's Mark (D)
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Reveal a target enemy and lower their Armor by 25 for 4 seconds, increasing all damage taken by 25%. Cannot be used on Structures.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Starfall [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 75 seconds

Deal 88 (+4% per level) damage per second and slow enemies by 20% in an area. Lasts 8 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Shadowstalk [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Stealth and gain 30% Movement Speed. When Shadowstalk's Stealth is broken, gain 50% Attack Speed and retain its Movement Speed bonus for 5 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
Ranger's Mark

Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Hunter's Mark by 1 second.

IconQuestTalent Quest: Every 50 Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase the duration of Hunter's Mark by 1 second.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Lunar Blaze

IconQuestTalent Quest: Hitting Heroes with Lunar Flare increases its damage by 3%.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After hitting 10 Heroes, Lunar Flare no longer has a Mana cost.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, increase the range of Lunar Flare by 40%.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Sentinel's width is increased by 25% and deals more damage based on the distance traveled, up to 75%.

IconQuestTalent Quest: Hitting enemy Heroes with Sentinel increases the maximum damage bonus by 3%.

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
Celestial Attunement

Light of Elune removes Stuns and Silences from its target. When a Stun or Silence is removed this way, Light of Elune may be used for free within 4 seconds. This free cast cannot benefit from Celestial Attunement.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Moonlit Arrows

Basic Attacks decrease the cooldown of Light of Elune by an additional 0.75 seconds.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Icon Kaldorei Resistance
Kaldorei Resistance

Light of Elune grants the target 15 Spell Armor for 6 seconds. This effect stacks up to 3 times.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
Trueshot Aura
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Passively grant 10% increased Attack Damage to nearby allied Heroes. Activate to double this bonus for 5 seconds.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Huntress' Fury

Tyrande's Basic Attacks against targets with Hunter's Mark splash to nearby Heroes and Mercenaries. Increases the range of Hunter’s Mark by 50%.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Darnassian Archery

Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant a stacking 5% increased Attack Damage bonus for 4 seconds. This bonus is lost when Basic Attacking non-Heroes.

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
Starfall [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 75 seconds

Deal 88 (+4% per level) damage per second and slow enemies by 20% in an area. Lasts 8 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Shadowstalk [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Stealth and gain 30% Movement Speed. When Shadowstalk's Stealth is broken, gain 50% Attack Speed and retain its Movement Speed bonus for 5 seconds.

Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13

Reduce Sentinel's cooldown by 2 seconds. Every time it hits a Hero, reduce its cooldown by an additional 4 seconds.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Quickening Blessing

If cast on an ally, Light of Elune also increases their Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Icon Harsh Moonlight
Harsh Moonlight

Sentinel Slows the target by 25% and reduces their damage dealt by 25% for 4 seconds.

Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
Mark of Mending

Tyrande's Basic Attacks heal her for 2% of her maximum Health. Basic Attacks against targets with Hunter's Mark heal the attacker for 2% of their maximum Health.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
Overflowing Light

While Tyrande is above 60% Health, Light of Elune's healing is increased by 30%.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
Elune's Chosen
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to make Tyrande's Basic Attacks heal the target ally for 200% of the damage dealt. Lasts for 5 seconds.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
Celestial Wrath

Starfall applies Hunter's Mark to enemy Heroes hit.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Shooting Star

Increase Basic Attack range by 20%. Every 10 Basic Attack against Heroes casts a free Lunar Flare at a random Hero near Tyrande's position.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Eyes of the Huntress

After casting Shadowstalk, reveal all enemy Heroes for 3 seconds.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Iceblade Arrows

Increase Attack Speed by 25%. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce their damage dealt by 8% for 2 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times.

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Talent Builds Edit

  • Lunar Flare Build: focused on improving Lunar Flare though its only related talent, Lunar Blaze, Tyrande can become a deadly ganker with respectable damage output, especially when paired with other Heroes that can follow up her stun. This build is recommended for most team compositions.
  • Hunter's Mark Build: focused on improving Hunter's Mark, Tyrande and her allies can more efficiently focus on priority targets. This build is recommended when paired with Heroes that can deal high burst damage, such as Varian, Li-Ming and Valla.
  • Aggressive Build: focus on increasing Tyrande damage output, essentially turning her into an Assassin. The bonus attack speed from Shadowstalk and Iceblade Arrows combined allows for surprising damage, which packed with Mark of Mending also increases Tyrande's own survivability when Light of Elune is on cooldown.

Tips Edit

  • Like most Supports, Tyrande requires careful position in order to not become an easy target. Take this in mind when accompanying your team mates to set up kills with Lunar Flare.
  • When using her Lunar Flare and Sentinel, always try to carefully aim where you expect your opponent to move, instead of casting them randomly.
  • Hunter's Mark can be used on any enemy, not only Heroes. With this in mind, use it to clear Mercenary/Boss Camps, or when defending against opponents such as the Punisher, Immortal, Dragon Knight and Garden Terror.
  • Use Sentinel to scout potential threats, or to reveal opponents where they are guessed to be. Aiming the Sentinel at Mercenary Camps can often get opponents by surprise and alert your team.
    • Do not be afraid to use Sentinel to secure kills against opponents with low health, since it will not collide with terrain, structures and minions.
  • Try to study the opponents movements and patterns before firing Lunar Flare, timing it when the opponent is recovering from a move or is about to cast a dangerous cooldown.
  • If the enemy team features at least one Hero with stuns (such as E.T.C., Muradin or Uther), consider picking the level 4 talent Celestial Attunement.

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Generally, Tyrande is best paired with Heroes that can either open opportunities for her Lunar Flare, or follow up the stun. Heroes with high burst damage (especially spike damage) will benefit the most from Tyrande's Hunter's Mark.

The Butcherplate
Tyrande is one of the best Heroes to be paired with The Butcher, due to the huge utility and damage she brings to the match. Her Lunar Flare, Hunter's Mark, Starfall and Trueshot Aura (if taken) are great tools to secure kills when The Butcher hits the victim with Ruthless Onslaught.

The very high damage spikes and crowd control Heroics makes Chromie and Tyrande a match in heaven. Slowing Sands works wonders with Starfall, allowing to lay a huge slow carpet. Temporal Loop, on the other hand, can be followed up by Lunar Flare, which will pretty much guarantee a takedown.

With his hard-engage, aggressive gameplay style, Diablo can quickly set up and follow up Lunar Flare, effectively trapping opponents into crowd control chains, specially if Diablo picks Apocalypse and Domination and Tyrande picks Starfall.

Similarly to Li-Ming, Kael'thas high spike damage allows him to make the best of Hunter's Mark, but his Gravity Lapse opens opportunities for effective crowd control chains with Lunar Flare.

Li-Ming's low cooldowns and high spike damage makes her great to abuse Hunter's Mark.

In a similar fashion to Diablo, Muradin can be sticky and reliably stun opponents alongside Tyrande.

Stitches' Hook and Gorge work fantastically with Lunar Flare, creating opportunities to safely take down key targets.

If specced as Protection, Varian's Charge and Taunt can effectively pin down opponents, opening opportunities for well a placed Lunar Flare. If specced as Arms, Colossus Smash can extend the period of armor reduction if well timed with Hunter's Mark, allowing the team to quickly dispose of any target.

Effective against Edit

Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

High Priestess of Elune
Tyrande - High Priestess of Elune Tyrande - Dark Tyrande - Banshee
High Priestess of Elune Dark Banshee
Warden IconShard100
Ever since they were children, Tyrande had known her fate to bound to Malfurion's. Now, she would serve as his warden, and for his betrayal the sentence would be eternal.
TyrandeWGreen TyrandeWRed TyrandeWBlue
Warden Sun Stormwind
High Priestess IconShard100
The vestments of the Sentinel General were blessed by Elune herself. Like the night elves before the World Tree's fall, they do not age and remain as pristine as when they were blessed.
TyrandeMSBlue TyrandeMSRed TyrandeMSPink
High Priestess Shadow Rose
Blood Elf IconShard400
Named for her ancestor, the first Sun Queen, Tyrande Windrunner serves the blood elves as their Ranger General, preparing them for their pilgrimage into Outland.
Features themed abilities.
Tyrande - Elf - Blood Tyrande - Elf - High Tyrande - Elf - Blood - Mahogany Tyrande - Blood Elf - Virtuous
Blood Elf High Elf Mahogany Virtuous IconShard600
Eagle Eye IconShard400
When the Eternal Empire destroyed her home planet, Tyrande Solarwind swore to avenge her fallen people. Now, her quest to eliminate her mortal enemy has led her to the city of New York.
This skin is related to the Eternal Empire themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
Tyrande - EE - Purple Tyrande - EE - Green Tyrande - EE - Red Tyrande - Eagle Eye - Nocturnal
Eagle Eye Green Crimson Nocturnal
Love Goddess IconShard400
With her enchanted arrows and her keen insight into the hearts of mortals, the Love Goddess is responsible for more than one match made in heaven.
This skin is related to the Valentine's Day themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
Tyrande - Love Goddess Tyrande - Love Goddess - Midnight Tyrande - Love Goddess - Fervent
Love Goddess Midnight Fervent

Development Edit

Tyrande was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[2]

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch November 29, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health from 1591 to 1511; Health Regen reduced from 3.32 to 3.15; Basic Attack Damage reduced from 82 to 80.
  • IconHotS (Patch October 17, 2017Note: The area of effect indicator for Eagle Eye Tyrande’s Lunar Flare should now be more visually apparent when cast on Sky Temple while using Low graphic settings.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 5, 2017Note: Virtuous Blood Elf skin added.
  • IconHotS (Patch July 11, 2017Note: Basic Attacks per second increased from 1.25 to 1.33.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 16, 2017Note: Received updated visual effects to coincide with Talent updates.; Basic Attack damage reduced from 87 to 82.
  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: Tyrande will now appear in the list of available Heroes when “Hearthstone” is used as a search term during Hero Select.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 14, 2017Note: Love Goddess Tyrande added.
  • IconHotS (Patch January 20, 2016Note: Basic Attack damage decreased from 92 to 87.
  • IconHotS (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Blood Elf Tyrande has also returned to the Nexus, and now sports updated Ability art, which much more closely matches her theme.

References Edit

  1. From WoWWiki
  2. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21

External links Edit

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