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Tyrael Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:00 by Kendric 7 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list the heroes you synergise well with, as Tyrael and those you are particularly vulnerable against.

The other pages of our Tyrael can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Rank 1 Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Heroes Tyrael Works Well With

1.1. Uther

Uther Portrait One of Tyrael's biggest concerns is a support Hero that cannot catch up fast enough after Judgment is used, leaving Tyrael exposed. With Uther on your side, you will not have to worry about that as much, since he usually is close to you at the frontline, in order to use his Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice and Holy Radiance Icon Holy Radiance effectively. Furthermore, his Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield Heroic Ability works great with Sanctification Icon Sanctification, since it provides your team with a second source of Invulnerability.

1.2. Jaina

Jaina Portrait Jaina works best with Heroes who are able to lock down targets for her. As Tyrael, this is exactly what you are trying to achieve with your Judgment Icon Judgment Heroic ability. For the duration of 1.5 seconds during which the target is stunned by your impact, Jaina is able to unleash her full burst potential on that target. In return, Tyrael can assist Jaina in terms of mobility and protection, which she innately lacks. Smite Icon Smite provides her with increased movement speed, while Righteousness Icon Righteousness is capable of absorbing damage done to her.

1.3. Falstad

Falstad Portrait Falstad is a very agile Hero, who can easily keep up with Tyrael's speed. Just like Jaina, he will be able to unload an incredible amount of damage thanks to his long range abilities. If Tyrael manages to stun an enemy assassin with his Judgment Icon Judgment, while Falstad follows up with Hammerang Icon Hammerang and Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast, there is very little the enemy team can do to save them.

Very useful to know: If you happen to play against an enemy Falstad, Sanctification Icon Sanctification proves to be one of the strongest counter abilities to his Mighty Gust Icon Mighty Gust, since it prevents allies standing inside from being blown away.

1.4. Illidan

Illidan Portrait Tyrael provides great synergy to a mobile melee Assassin such as Illidan. The reasons for that is manifold. First of all, Tyrael will draw a lot of the enemies' attention, which buys Illidan more time to wreak havoc within the enemy lines. Also, since Illidan will very likely be close to you while fighting the enemy, Righteousness Icon Righteousness and Sanctification Icon Sanctification provide additional protection for him, whereas Smite Icon Smite further boosts his high innate movement speed. This will allow him to chase down his enemies even faster than normal.

2. Heroes Tyrael Is Countered By

2.1. Zeratul

Zeratul Portrait Zeratul is able to completely isolate you after using Judgment Icon Judgment by trapping several of your teammates in his Void Prison Icon Void Prison while you are charging into the enemy team. It is also extremely risky to use Judgment on Zeratul himself, as his Blink Icon Blink ability allows him to simply dodge the impact.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Zeratul

Scouting and patience is of utmost importance when facing Zeratul on the battlefield. Imposing Will Icon Imposing Will can be a useful tool to slow his movement, while your El'Druin's Might Icon El'Druin's Might or Smite Icon Smite ability can be used to reveal him if you see a slight shimmer nearby. If you get isolated because of a well timed Void Prison Icon Void Prison, you should immediately retreat back towards your trapped teammates by using El'Druin's Might Icon El'Druin's Might and regroup.

2.2. Tassadar

Tassadar Portrait As previously mentioned, Tyrael is a solid laner during the early stages of the game. However, even Tyrael will struggle against Tassadar, who many players consider to be one of the best laners in the game, thanks to his fantastic waveclear (Psionic Storm Icon Psionic Storm) and his great escape (Dimensional Shift Icon Dimensional Shift), that makes him very hard to gank.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Tassadar

Staying patient is one of the most important things to keep in mind while playing against Tassadar. Even though his waveclear might cause some serious problems during the early game, his direct damage against Tyrael is very weak. Try to play conservatively and keep soaking experience no matter what. As long as you manage to do that you are doing a good job. As soon as your team hits Level 10, you should remember to never use Judgment Icon Judgment on Tassadar if you do not know whether his Dimensional Shift Icon Dimensional Shift is up or not.

2.3. Brightwing

Brightwing Portrait Brightwing is very punishing if you engage a team fight overzealously. She will use her Polymorph Icon Polymorph to prevent you from casting any other abilities, especially if Brightwing went for the Critterize Icon Critterize talent at Level 16, and this may prove to be fatal for Tyrael.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Brightwing

Tyrael should entirely avoid using Smite Icon Smite to harass Brightwing, as her Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist trait can simply outheal all of your damage inflicted to her, while you are going to end up running low on Mana fairly quickly. Keep soaking experience until you get an opportunity to gank her with the help of some of your teammates. If Brightwing decided to go for Blink Heal Icon Blink Heal at Level 10, do not use your Judgment Icon Judgment on her, as she will be able to dodge it quite easily.

3. ChangeLog

  • 23 Jun. 2016: Added a few mentions of Sanctification in the sections about Uther and Falstad.
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