Welcome to our Talents page for Anduin. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Anduin's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.
Anduin's Talent Build
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Anduin's Talent Build Cheatsheet
Leap of Faith BuildRecommended
Anduin's Leap of Faith Build gives you access to a fair amount of sustain healing and a high amount of burst healing and saving tools to save allied Heroes from sudden danger or to help them being more aggressive.
Try to apply Renew at Level 16 on as many allied Heroes as possible, then rely on Moral Compass at Level 4 to refresh its duration from the distance every 5 seconds with either Divine Star or Basic Attacks.
Most of the Talents in this Build will contribute to reducing the cooldown of Lightwell at Level 1, increasing your healing output without having to spend extra Mana but with the need for allied Heroes to stand in the healing area for a few seconds. For this reason, we find it better for stationary fights to control a given location on the battlefield.
Inner Focus BuildSituational
Anduin's Inner Focus Build is designed to give a lot of single-target healing, which can be used to support allied Heroes who want to fight from an aggressive position and do not need to be saved with Glyph of Faith because your team wants to dive, not retreat.
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes, including the ones coming from Moral Compass at Level 4, will reduce the cooldown of Inner Focus at Level 16 and allow you to cast Flash Heal more often. Varian's Legacy at Level 20 will also contribute to that.
Divine Star BuildSituational
Anduin's Divine Star Build can be useful as a backup plan when you end up facing scary dive Heroes and therefore you need additional survivability for yourself rather than tools for saving allied Heroes like usual.
To heal yourself, you can count on Blessed Recovery at Level 7 and Holy Nova at Level 16. To self-peel, you can use Surge of Light or sometimes Piercing Light at Level 4, later combined with Censure at Level 20.
Level 1 Talents for Anduin
If Flash Heal is cast on a different target from its last, increase its healing by 15% and refund 40% of its cooldown.
The cooldown reduction provided by Evenhanded Blessings has synergy with Binding Heal at Level 7—another Talent that helps against poke damage like this one—and with Renew at Level 16—because it helps you put it on multiple Heroes in less time.
While Divine Star is traveling out, allies in its path gain a Shield that absorbs 128 (+4% per level) damage for 4 seconds.
If Divine Star hits an enemy Hero, Anduin gains a Shield that absorbs 185 (+4% per level) damage for 4 seconds.
Consider picking this Talent when team fights are short and your team needs help to survive against burst damage.
- Cooldown: 75 seconds
Summon a Lightwell that periodically heals a nearby allied Hero for 50 (+4% per level). The well only fades after healing 15 times or when recast.
This cooldown is reduced by 1 second each time Anduin heals an allied Hero.
Lightwell is a good Talent that allows you to place a Lightwell on the ground, healing allied Heroes nearby. Each instance of healing done by Anduin—including healing ticks from Healing Fountains and from Regeneration Globes—will reduce its cooldown by 1 second.
The healing effect provided has a limited amount of ticks: 15 in total. While enemies cannot destroy the Lightwell, it will disappear once all of its healing ticks get consumed or whenever another one gets summoned.
At the start of the game or whenever you have time to leave your team for a dozen of seconds, you can cast Lightwell in the offlane to heavily shift the matchup in your team's favor. Alternatively, use it to sustain heal your team while laning or while contesting an area and therefore taking part in a relatively static team fight.
Although doing so is not always possible, thanks to how Pursued by Grace works (see Leap of Faith's tooltip), you can easily reduce the cooldown of Lightwell from 80 seconds to around 30 seconds by constantly using Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes. When you cannot count on your Basic Attacks, there are a lot of Talents which can help you with that: Moral Compass at Level 4, Blessed Recovery at Level 7, Holy Word: Salvation, Renew at Level 16, and even Varian's Legacy at Level 20.
Lightwell has two drawbacks:
- if your team needs to move, part of the healing will end up being wasted and will not contribute to its own cooldown reduction;
- the enemy team can see the Lightwell on the ground and try to aim there.
Level 4 Talents for Anduin
Divine Star fires Basic Attacks at Heroes close to its apex.
Passive: Increase Attack Range by 1.1.
The extra Basic Attacks, other than healing nearby allied Heroes via Pursued by Grace (see Leap of Faith's tooltip), will also help you reduce the cooldown of Lightwell at Level 1 and/or Inner Focus at Level 16.
Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Chastise by 0.75 seconds. Basic Attacks against Heroes Rooted by Chastise launch an additional Basic Attack and restore 25 Mana.
Surge of Light is a situational Talent that makes your Basic Attacks against any enemy reduce the cooldown of Chastise and your Basic Attacks against Heroes who are Rooted by Chastise generate an extra Basic Attack and give you some Mana.
The extra Basic Attacks can help your team securing kills. If you time the first Basic Attack correctly, you can trigger this effect twice. The increased Root duration from Censure at Level 20 will make the trick extremely easy.
Chastise pierces to hit an additional Hero.
Quest: Hitting two Heroes with a single Chastise permanently increases Spell Power by 1, to a maximum of 10.
Piercing Light is a situational Talent that makes your Chastise pierce through the first enemy Hero hit, so that you can hit a second Hero. Every time you do that, you gain 1 Spell Power, up to 10 Spell Power.
While not that easy to use, this Talent is quite interesting. The pierce is great to hit two enemy Heroes with a single Chastise. If you have Censure at Level 20, the pierce will help you Stun your intended target even if another Hero is on the way. This is quite useful when trying to interrupt channeled Abilities.
The small amount of Spell Power provided increases the healing and damage done with Abilities, including the percent-based healing from Holy Word: Salvation. If you do not complete the Quest, you will heal less than when going for another Talent.
Level 7 Talents for Anduin
Casting Flash Heal on an ally heals Anduin for 135 (+4% per level).
If Anduin loses more than 8% of his maximum Health at once, recover 15% Health over 3 seconds.
This effect has a 10 second cooldown.
Current Health required: 133 (+4% per level).
Blessed Recovery is a situational Talent that, once every 10 seconds, increases Anduin's survivability when the enemy team has at least one Hero who deals damage in big chunks, else it will only trigger when you get focused down by multiple Heroes.
- Cooldown: 35 seconds
Activate to instantly heal an allied Hero for 375 (+4% per level), but kneel for 2 seconds, unable to act.
You can use Desperate Prayer on Anduin himself. Compared to Blessed Recovery, Anduin gets around 110 additional healing from this Ability without any condition, but it has more cooldown and is risky to use.
To play around the actions freezing penalty that happens when using Desperate Prayer, you should cast it from maximum range or between team fights. Keep in mind that enemy interrupts (for example Condemn by Johanna) can free you when you are unable to act.
Compared to the other Talents in the same Tier, Desperate Prayer provides the highest amount of healing with a single activation, with Blessed Recovery healing only 2/3 of that and Binding Heal healing only 1/3 of that.
Level 10 Talents for Anduin
In this section we discuss when and why to pick a given Heroic Ability. If you want to read how they work and/or you are looking for some tips on how to use them, check the dedicated section in the Abilities and Strategy page.
- Mana: 70
- Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, Channel to invoke the Light for 3 seconds. While nearby, allied Heroes heal for up to 30% of their max Health and are Protected.
Being weak to interrupts, Holy Word: Salvation shines against teams that lack them but can occasionally be played against teams who have some of them, just to counter enemy Heroic Abilities with Protected (for example Pyroblast by Kael'thas).
- Mana: 70
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
Imbue an allied Hero with the Light. After 1.5 seconds, it explodes, dealing 150 (+4% per level) damage to enemies and Stunning them for 1.25 seconds.
The target gains a Shield that absorbs 165 (+4% per level) damage per enemy Hero hit. Lasts for 5 seconds.
Lightbomb is a strong Heroic Ability that can be cast on Anduin or on another allied Hero in order to Stun and damage all enemies around them after a moderate delay and give the targeted Hero a Shield whose size is based on the number of enemy Heroes hit.
Not being weak to interrupts like Holy Word: Salvation, Lightbomb will be your go-to choice in the majority of your games. Sometimes it will not be easy to use because you will not have any allied crowd control to follow up, in which case you should prefer to use it as a counter-engage tool instead.
Level 13 Talents for Anduin
While Divine Star is traveling, gain 30% Movement Speed. Each allied Hero healed by Divine Star on its return to Anduin reduces its cooldown by 1 second.
Speed of the Pious is a strong Talent that gives you a burst of Movement Speed during the animation effect of Divine Star and reduces the cooldown of the same Ability based on the quantity of allied Heroes healed by it.
The bonus Movement Speed provided by Speed of the Pious will last slightly more if you move in the opposite direction you aimed Divine Star and slightly less if you move in the same direction you aimed at.
Damaging an enemy Hero increases Movement Speed by 2.5% and the amount healed by Pursued By Grace by 5% for 6 seconds. These effects stack up to 8 times.
Push Forward! is a decent Talent that increases the healing provided by Pursued by Grace—the passive component of your Trait, Leap of Faith—and your Movement Speed by a small but stacking amount each time you deal damage to enemy Heroes with Abilities or Basic Attacks.
The benefits you get from this Talent make more sense when you expect prolonged team fights and you need more sustain healing, else it is better to go for a different Talent.
Gain 5% Movement Speed. This bonus is quadrupled while Leap of Faith's cooldown is available. Allies pulled by Leap of Faith are healed for 280 (+4% per level) over 4 seconds.
Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed is a good Talent that gives you a constant 20% Movement Speed when Leap of Faith is available and a constant 5% Movement Speed when it is not. In addition to that, pulling a Hero by activating your Trait will also heal them for a good amount over a few seconds.
Level 16 Talents for Anduin
Flash Heal heals an additional 180 (+4% per level) over 6 seconds. The duration of this heal is refreshed each time Anduin hits an enemy Hero with a Basic Attack.
Consider picking this Talent if you expect relatively long team fights, especially if the enemy team does not have access to healing reduction effects.
After Anduin catches Divine Star, it explodes, healing nearby allied Heroes for 105 (+4% per level) and damaging enemies for 150 (+4% per level).
To get the most value out of this Talent, position yourself in a way that allows you to heal and/or damage at least 2 Heroes at the same time. Speed of the Pious at Level 13 helps you with that, in addition to slightly reducing the cooldown of Divine Star and therefore allowing you to get value from Holy Nova more often.
The main downside of this Talent is its anti-synergy with Leap of Faith because the former requires you to stay relatively close to allied Heroes whereas the latter has to be used from the distance to be more effective.
Consider picking this Talent if you expect relatively short team fights and you do not need Glyph of Faith to save allied Heroes.
Leap of Faith gains a 2nd charge.
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to reset the cooldown of Flash Heal and its next cast heals for 25% more.
Damaging enemy Heroes reduces this cooldown by 1 second.
Inner Focus is a good Talent which can be activated to instantly reset the cooldown of Flash Heal and make its next cast heal for more. The cooldown of this Talent can be reduces by damaging enemy Heroes with Basic Attacks or Abilities.
To get more cooldown reduction, you can count on Moral Compass at Level 4 and/or Varian's Legacy at Level 20. Just make sure to activate Inner Focus before using Divine Star or before it hits enemy Heroes, otherwise you will waste some or all the cooldown reduction.
If you expect not to fight for the next 20 seconds (for example when having to travel from the Hall of Storms to the middle of the battlefield), you can activate Inner Focus to start its cooldown and thus be able to get double value from it during the next team fight by having it immediately available after casting Flash Heal.
Level 20 Talents for Anduin
Holy Word: Salvation grants allied Heroes Invulnerability instead of Protected. This does not affect Anduin.
Channeling Holy Word: Salvation for its full duration reduces its cooldown by -61 seconds.
Light of Stormwind is a good Talent that improves the already powerful Holy Word: Salvation: allied Heroes other than Anduin will become Invulnerable rather than Protected, but Anduin will still be Protected like without it.
If you manage to keep Holy Word: Salvation active for its full duration, then you will get a powerful 60-second cooldown reduction and be able to use it again only 16 seconds after.
Considering that being Invulnerable makes the affected unit Unstoppable as well, picking this Talent will make it easier for the enemy team to interrupt Holy Word: Salvation with Abilities who connect on the first enemy Hero hit because they will pierce all Invulnerable targets.
The target of Light Bomb gains 40% Move Speed and 50 Armor for 3 seconds.
The bonus Movement Speed offered by this Talent helps the Hero who has Lightbomb on them to reposition in a way that will cause the explosion to hit the desired enemy Heroes as they will have less room to run away and dodge its effect.
Chastise Stuns for 0.75 seconds and its Root duration is increased by 0.5 seconds.
Basic Attacks burn enemies for 87 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds and Anduin heals for 50% of the damage dealt.
Varian's Legacy is a decent Talent that increases the damage you can deal with Basic Attacks by adding a burning effect to them and your survivability by healing you for half of the damage done with it.
Consider picking this Talent when you need extra damage and you do not need anything else from this Tier (for example when your team has another Healer in addition to Anduin), because otherwise Varian's Legacy is quite underwhelming.
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- 23 Oct. 2020: Builds fixed.
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- 23 May 2019: Updated Anduin's talents and builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
- 03 May 2019: Changed Moral Compass from Not Recommended to Recommended and Holy Reach from Recommended to Not Recommended.
- 28 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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