Heroes of the Storm

Tyrande re-work revealed at Gamescom



▲ High priestess, Tyrande, is the newest hero being re-worked.

The Heroes of the Storm team made their presence known at Gamescom this year in Cologne, Germany. While the community was under the impression that only the updated Hanamura map and the new hero, Mephisto, were being shown, Blizzard had something else lurking in the shadows.


While Jaehyung "Chu8" Park, a popular Heroes' streamer was broadcasting at the event, it was brought to his attention that a familiar hero looked...a little different. 



Tyrande Whisperwind, the secondary Support character that the development team has tweaked over and over to allow her kit to thrive on the battlefield while feeling rewarding to play, was given a facelift in the form of a re-work.


Reddit user (Elitesparkle) was quick to the action, taking the updated talents and abilities from the live stream and sharing them online. The leaked information can be found below regarding her new kit and updated talent tree.




Baseline Abilities


Light of Elune (Q) - Mana: 10 - Charge Cooldown: 15 seconds - Heal target ally for 275 Health. It has 2 charges. All charges are refunded upon cooldown.
Passive: Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of this Ability by 1.5 seconds. -
Passive: Damaging Heroes with Abilities lower the cooldown of this Ability by 1.5 seconds. 


Sentinel (W) - Send an Owl that travels across the battleground revealing its path dealing 120 damage to all Heroes hit and revealing them for 5 seconds. 


Lunar Flare (E) - Mana: 60 - Cooldown: 12 seconds - After 0.75 seconds, deal 150 damage and Stun enemies on the target area for 0.75 seconds.


Hunter's Mark (D) - Reveal a target enemy and lower their Armor by 15 for 4 seconds. Cannot be used on Structures.




Level 1

Moonlight Arrows (Q) - Basic Attacks decrease the cooldown of Light of Elune by an additional 0.25 seconds. 


Celestial Attunement (Q) - Light of Elune removes Stuns, Silences and Slows from its target.


Kaldorei Resistance (Q) - Light of Elune grants the target 15 Spell Armor. This effect stacks up to 2 times.


Level 4


Ranger (W) - Sentinel's width is increased by 25% and deals up to 150% bonus damage based on distance traveled. Activate to cause your next Sentinel to pierce all Heroes. Pierce (Active) - Cooldown: 30 seconds - Activate to make your next Sentinel pierce all Heroes.


Lunar Blaze (E) - Increase the range of Lunar Flare by 50%. Quest: Heroes hit by Lunar Flare increase its damage by 5%, up to a maximum of 100%.


Trueshot Aura (Active) - Cooldown: 60 seconds - Passively gain 20% increased Attack Damage. Activate to reset the cooldown of Hunter's Mark and grant 20% Attack Damage to nearby allied Heroes for 5 seconds.


Level 7


Everlasting Light (Q) - If the second charge of Light of Elune is not used on the same target as first, increase its heal amount by 40%.


Mark of Mending (D) - 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. 


Elune's Chosen (Active) - Cooldown: 30 seconds - Activate to make Tyrande's Basic Attacks heal the target ally for 75% of the damage dealt. Lasts for 10 seconds. 


Level 10


Shadowstalk (R) - Mana: 75 - Cooldown: 60 seconds - All allies gain Stealth and heal for 400 Health over 10 seconds. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible. 

*This ability has been modified but was not shown on-stream


Starfall (R) - Mana: 75 - Cooldown: 80 seconds - Deal 88 damage per second and slow enemies by 20% in an area. Last 6 seconds.


Level 13


Quickening Blessing (Q) - Gain 10% Movement Speed. Light of Elune increases the target's Movement Speed by 20% for 3 seconds.


Harsh Moonlight (W) - Sentinel Slows the first target hit by 40% and reduces their damage dealt by 40% for 4 seconds.


Ranger's Mark (D) - Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Hunter's Mark by 1 second. Basic Attacks against marked targets increase the duration of Hunter's Mark by 0.5 seconds. 


Level 16


Empower (W) - Reduce Sentinel's cooldown by 3 seconds. The first Hero hit takes an additional 7% of their maximum Health as damage.


Huntress' Fury (D) - Increase the cast range and duration of Hunter's Mark by 25%. Tyrande's Basic Attacks against targets with Hunter's Mark splash to nearby enemies. 


Darnassian Archery (Passive) - Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant a stacking 10% increased Attack Damage bonus for 8 seconds. This bonus is lost when Basic Attacking non-Heroes. 


Level 20


Eyes of the Huntress (R) - After casting Shadowstalk, reveal all enemy Heroes for 2 seconds. Increase its heal by 50% to all allies below 50% maximum Health.


Celestial Wrath (R) - Starfall applies Hunter's Mark to enemy Heroes while inside of its area of effect. 


Shooting Star (Passive) - Increase Basic Attack range by 1. Every 8th Basic Attack casts a free Lunar Flare at a random enemy near Tyrande's position. This prefers Heroic targets.


Iceblade Arrows (Passive) - 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.


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