Anduin Talents

Last updated on Oct 11, 2020 at 16:00 by Elitesparkle 27 comments
General Information

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.

1.

Anduin's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Renew Pursued by Grace Bold Strategy
4 Moral Compass Holy Reach Inner Fire ?
7 Binding Heal ? Power Word: Shield ? Blessed Recovery
10 Holy Word: Salvation Lightbomb ?
13 Speed of the Pious Push Forward! ? Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed ?
16 Evenhanded Blessings Holy Nova ? Inner Focus Lightwell ?
20 Light of Stormwind ? Glyph of Faith Varian's Legacy ? Desperate Prayer ?
2.

Anduin's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Divine Star Build

Recommended
Level 1 Bold Strategy Icon
Level 4 Moral Compass Icon
Level 7 Blessed Recovery Icon Power Word: Shield Icon ?
Level 10 Holy Word: Salvation Icon Lightbomb Icon ?
Level 13 Speed of the Pious Icon
Level 16 Inner Focus Icon
Level 20 Glyph of Faith Icon

Anduin's Divine Star Build is designed to improve your healing output when it is dangerous to Basic Attack the enemy frontline.

The combination of Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy at Level 1, Moral Compass Icon Moral Compass at Level 4, and Speed of the Pious Icon Speed of the Pious at Level 13 increases your sustain healing with Basic Abilities.

Basic Attacks Build

Situational
Level 1 Bold Strategy Icon
Level 4 Inner Fire Icon
Level 7 Blessed Recovery Icon Power Word: Shield Icon ?
Level 10 Holy Word: Salvation Icon Lightbomb Icon ?
Level 13 Push Forward! Icon
Level 16 Inner Focus Icon
Level 20 Glyph of Faith Icon

Anduin's Basic Attacks Build is designed to improve your healing output when you can safely Basic Attack the enemy frontline.

The combination of Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy at Level 1, Inner Fire Icon Inner Fire at Level 4, and Push Forward! Icon Push Forward! at Level 13 increases your sustain healing with Basic Attacks.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Renew
Renew (Level 1) World of Warcraft Anduin

Basic Attacks against Heroes empower the next Flash Heal to also heal for 130 (+4% per level) over 5 seconds.

Anduin Pursued by Grace
Pursued by Grace (Level 1) World of Warcraft Anduin

Damaging an enemy Hero heals the lowest Health allied Hero near Anduin for 35 (+4% per level).

Anduin Bold Strategy
Bold Strategy (Level 1) World of Warcraft Anduin

Anduin gains his other level 1 Talents, but Flash Heal's cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.

3.1.

Discussion

Renew Icon Renew increases the healing provided by Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal by 50%. We do not recommend this Talent because Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy gives you this Talent plus Pursued by Grace Icon Pursued by Grace with a little drawback.

Pursued by Grace Icon Pursued by Grace gives Anduin the ability to heal himself and nearby Heroes while using Basic Attacks on enemy Heroes. We do not recommend this Talent because Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy gives you this Talent plus Renew Icon Renew with a little drawback.

Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy increases the cooldown of Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal by 2 seconds but gives Anduin access to Renew Icon Renew and Pursued by Grace Icon Pursued by Grace.

4.

Level 4 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Moral Compass
Moral Compass (Level 4) World of Warcraft Anduin

Divine Star fires Basic Attacks at 2 Heroes close to its apex for 70% damage.

Anduin Holy Reach
Holy Reach (Level 4) World of Warcraft Anduin

Increase the Root duration of Chastise from 1.25 to 1.5 seconds. After hitting an enemy with Chastise, Anduin's next Basic Attack deals 75% more damage and heals allied Heroes near him for 100 (+4% per level).

Anduin Inner Fire ?
Inner Fire (Level 4) World of Warcraft Anduin

Increases Attack Speed by 20% and Basic Attack range by 15%.

4.1.

Discussion

Moral Compass Icon Moral Compass can hit enemies with Basic Attacks, which in return activates the burst healing from Renew Icon Renew, the sustain healing from Pursued by Grace Icon Pursued by Grace, and both of them if you went for Bold Strategy Icon Bold Strategy.

Holy Reach Icon Holy Reach gives more damage and healing after hitting an enemy Hero with Chastise Icon Chastise while also making its Root last slightly longer. The value provided by this Talent is good on paper but the fact that it is tied to an Ability that is hard to hit makes it less interesting when you cannot count on a Tank setting up an enemy Hero for you to follow up with Chastise.

Inner Fire Icon Inner Fire lets you play from a safer position without losing value from Talents like Push Forward! Icon Push Forward! at Level 13 and Varian's Legacy Icon Varian's Legacy at Level 20 that require you to use Basic Attacks; furthermore, your damage will contribute to the team fight as well.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Binding Heal ?
Binding Heal (Level 7) World of Warcraft Anduin

Casting Flash Heal on an ally heals Anduin for 115 (+4% per level).

Anduin Power Word: Shield ?
Power Word: Shield (Level 7) World of Warcraft Anduin

If Divine Star hits an enemy Hero, gain a Shield that absorbs 185 (+4% per level) damage for 4 seconds.

Anduin Blessed Recovery
Blessed Recovery (Level 7) World of Warcraft Anduin

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).

5.1.

Discussion

Binding Heal Icon Binding Heal is a decent choice if Anduin needs to sustain himself in longer drawn out team fights. If team fights are explosive and bursty, we recommend either of the other two Talents.

Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield is a good Talent that protects Anduin with a moderate Shield right after hitting an enemy Hero with Divine Star Icon Divine Star. Pick this Talent if Blessed Recovery Icon Blessed Recovery will rarely trigger.

Blessed Recovery Icon Blessed Recovery is a strong Talent that increases Anduin's survivability when the enemy team has at least one Hero who deals damage in big chunks, else it will never trigger.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Holy Word: Salvation
Holy Word: Salvation (Level 10) World of Warcraft Anduin
  • 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.

Anduin Lightbomb ?
Lightbomb (Level 10) World of Warcraft Anduin
  • 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.

6.1.

Discussion

Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation is a big playmaker if it goes through successfully. Keep in mind, however, that it does not block enemy crowd control effect. By the same token, Anduin himself will usually become the main target of interest while channeling Holy Word: Salvation, since Stuns, Silences, or Knockbacks can interrupt the ability. Thus, counting cooldowns of potential interrupts on enemy Heroes becomes crucial in order to find the right time to launch this powerful ability.

Lightbomb Icon Lightbomb is a very versatile ability that can be used both offensively and defensively. If used offensively, it can be placed on an engaging Tank or Bruiser who will then damage and stun as many enemy Heroes as possible while also getting a protective shield. If used defensively, it can be used on Anduin himself or any other threatened ally to keep chasing enemies at bay.

7.

Level 13 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Speed of the Pious
Speed of the Pious (Level 13) World of Warcraft 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.

Anduin Push Forward! ?
Push Forward! (Level 13) World of Warcraft Anduin

Damaging an enemy Hero grants 2.5% Movement Speed for 6 seconds, up to 20%. While gaining 20% Movement Speed, Chastise's cooldown recharges 25% faster.

Anduin Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed ?
Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed (Level 13) World of Warcraft Anduin

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.

7.1.

Discussion

Speed of the Pious Icon Speed of the Pious gives you a burst of Movement Speed during the animation effect of Divine Star Icon Divine Star and reduces the cooldown of the same Ability based on the quantity of allied Heroes healed by it.

Push Forward! Icon Push Forward! is a combat-oriented Talent that offers good mobility after landing some Basic Attacks and damage Abilities on enemy Heroes. When you have the maximum amout of Movement Speed from this Talent, you can cast Chastise Icon Chastise more often thanks to its cooldown recharging slightly faster than normal.

Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed gives you a constant 20% Movement Speed when Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith is available and a constant 5% Movement Speed when it is not; furhtermore, pulling a Hero with your Trait will also heal him for a good amout over a few seconds.

8.

Level 16 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Evenhanded Blessings
Evenhanded Blessings (Level 16) World of Warcraft Anduin

If Flash Heal is cast on a different target from its last, increase its healing by 20% and refund 50% of its cooldown.

Anduin Holy Nova ?
Holy Nova (Level 16) World of Warcraft Anduin

After Anduin catches Divine Star, it explodes, healing nearby allied Heroes for 105 (+4% per level) and damaging enemies for 105 (+4% per level).

Anduin Inner Focus
Inner Focus (Level 16) World of Warcraft Anduin
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Activate to reset the cooldown of Flash Heal and its next cast heals for 40% more.

Damaging enemy Heroes with Divine Star reduces this cooldown by 8 seconds.

Anduin Lightwell ?
Lightwell (Level 16) World of Warcraft Anduin
  • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Summon a Lightwell that periodically heals a nearby allied Hero for 75 (+4% per level). The well only fades after healing 10 times or when recast.

This cooldown is reduced by 1 second each time Anduin heals an allied Hero.

8.1.

Discussion

Evenhanded Blessings Icon Evenhanded Blessings does not provide any value if Anduin uses Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal on the same target, which can oftentimes be the case.

Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova is a decent Talent that adds some AoE burst healing to Divine Star Icon Divine Star.

Inner Focus Icon Inner Focus can be a great panic button to keep allies alive that are currently being focused by the enemy team or can be used to spread your healing between two different Heroes.

Lightwell Icon Lightwell comes with a long cooldown that can, however, be reduced greatly by consistently healing Anduin himself or allied Heroes. If placed diligently, the Lightwell adds some outstanding bonus healing to the team.

9.

Level 20 Talents for Anduin

Anduin Light of Stormwind ?
Light of Stormwind (Level 20) World of Warcraft Anduin

Holy Word: Salvation grants allied Heroes Invulnerability instead of Protected. This does not affect Anduin.

Anduin Glyph of Faith
Glyph of Faith (Level 20) World of Warcraft Anduin

Leap of Faith gains a 2nd charge.

Anduin Varian's Legacy ?
Varian's Legacy (Level 20) World of Warcraft Anduin

Basic Attacks burn enemies for 87 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds and Anduin heals for 50% of the damage dealt.

Anduin Desperate Prayer ?
Desperate Prayer (Level 20) World of Warcraft Anduin
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to desperately heal an allied Hero for 540 (+4% per level), but kneel for 2 seconds, unable to act.

9.1.

Discussion

Light of Stormwind Icon Light of Stormwind is a powerful upgrade to Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation that makes every nearby Hero Invulnerable instead of Protected. Anduin is not affected by this Talent for balance reasons, else the enemy team will not be able to interrupt this Stationary Channeled Ability anymore because being Invulnerable makes the affected unit Unstoppable as well.

Glyph of Faith Icon Glyph of Faith adds a second charge of Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith, something that can be game changing. If you use only one charge of your Trait, you still keep the 20% Movement Speed bonus provided by Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed at Level 13.

Varian's Legacy Icon Varian's Legacy is the most aggressive out of all Level 20 talent and does provide surprising value in prolonged team fights and siege battles. Varian's Legacy works best if paired with Inner Fire Icon Inner Fire.

Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer is a big last-second heal that can make the difference between losing a teammember or allowing them to keep fighting. The 2-second downtime cripples Anduin noticeably, which is why safe positioning is key before using this talent.

10.

Changelog

  • 11 Oct. 2020: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 15 Sep. 2020: Builds updated.
  • 25 Jul. 2020: Builds modified to reflect the current metagame.
  • 07 May 2020: Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Apr. 2020: Talent Build partially revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 05 Jun. 2019: Checked and proof-read Anduin's guide and found no need for necessary changes.
  • 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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