Auriel Talents

Last updated on Jan 20, 2021 at 15:00 by Elitesparkle 29 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Talents page for Auriel. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Auriel's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.

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Auriel's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Swift Sweep ? Increasing Clarity ✘︎ Righteous Assault ✘︎ Searing Light
4 Majestic Span ✘︎ Heavy Burden ✘︎ Repeated Offense
7 Glimmer of Hope ? Empathic Link ✘︎ Energized Cord
10 Resurrect ? Crystal Aegis
13 Blinding Flash Converging Force ✘︎ Piercing Lash ?
16 Reservoir of Hope Will of Heaven ? Wrath of Heaven ?
20 Light Speed ? Diamond Resolve ? Angelic Flight ✘︎ Shield of Hope
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Auriel's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Ray of Heaven Build

Recommended
Level 1 Searing Light Icon Swift Sweep Icon ?
Level 4 Repeated Offense Icon
Level 7 Energized Cord Icon Glimmer of Hope Icon ?
Level 10 Crystal Aegis Icon
Level 13 Blinding Flash Icon Piercing Lash Icon ?
Level 16 Reservoir of Hope Icon Will of Heaven Icon ? Wrath of Heaven Icon ?
Level 20 Shield of Hope Icon

Auriel's Ray of Heaven Build is designed to get as much value as possible from the Hero by increasing the chance to trigger the Stun from Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike and making her less reliant on Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope to gain the Hope needed to cast Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven more efficiently.

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Level 1 Talents for Auriel

Auriel Swift Sweep ?
Swift Sweep (Level 1) Diablo Auriel

Increases the cast speed of Sacred Sweep by 50%.

Swift Sweep Icon Swift Sweep is a good Talent that increases the safety and reliability of Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep by halving its cast time, something that makes it harder for the enemy team to punish you during its animation while also making it easier to hit enemy Heroes with its center area.

Auriel Increasing Clarity
Increasing Clarity (Level 1) Diablo Auriel

Quest: Every time Sacred Sweep hits a Hero in the center, increase the center damage by 2, up to 50.

Reward: After hitting 25 Heroes, this center damage bonus is increased to 180.

Increasing Clarity Icon Increasing Clarity is a weak Quest-based Talent that increases the center damage of Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep, something that provides you with additional burst damage and waveclear.

We do not recommend this Talent because the requirement to hit enemy Heroes with Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep will unnecessarily force yourself to expose during the early game.

Auriel Righteous Assault
Righteous Assault (Level 1) Diablo Auriel

Reduces the cooldown of Sacred Sweep by 3 seconds for each enemy Hero hit by its center.

Righteous Assault Icon Righteous Assault is a weak Talent that allows you to cast Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep more often than usual.

Keep in mind that casting Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep more often will also expose yourself more often because this Ability has a cast animation that locks Auriel in place for a brief moment.

Auriel Searing Light
Searing Light (Level 1) Diablo Auriel

Ray of Heaven also deals damage to enemies in the area equal to 30% of the energy consumed.

Searing Light Icon Searing Light is a strong Talent that makes Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven deal damage to enemies hit, but only for 30% of the Energy paid for casting it.

The damage done by Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven thanks to this Talent will contribute to your Energy regeneration via Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope.

As your primary task is to heal your team, you should rarely use Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven only to deal damage—basically only if you can kill an enemy Hero without causing an allied Hero to die in the process.

Thanks to the area of effect nature of Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven, Searing Light Icon Searing Light is better against team composition that feature multiple short-range or melee Heroes.

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Level 4 Talents for Auriel

Auriel Majestic Span
Majestic Span (Level 4) Diablo Auriel

Increases the radius of Sacred Sweep by 15%.

Majestic Span Icon Majestic Span is a weak Talent that slightly increases the distance covered by Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep, something that does not add anything impactful to the Hero.

We do not recommend this Talent because it does not provide enough value compared to Repeated Offense Icon Repeated Offense in the same Tier.

Auriel Heavy Burden
Heavy Burden (Level 4) Diablo Auriel

Detainment Strike Slows enemy Heroes by 20% for 2.5 seconds. Slow and duration doubled on enemies it Stuns.

Heavy Burden Icon Heavy Burden is a weak Talent that Slows enemy Heroes hit by Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike, with Slow and duration doubled after the Stun from Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike ends.

We do not recommend this Talent because it does not provide enough value compared to Repeated Offense Icon Repeated Offense in the same Tier.

Auriel Repeated Offense
Repeated Offense (Level 4) Diablo Auriel

Enemies hit by Detainment Strike are knocked back 25% farther.

Quest: Every time Detainment Strike stuns a Hero, increase the stun damage by 10, up to 60.

Reward: After stunning 6 Heroes, increase this damage bonus to 250.

Repeated Offense Icon Repeated Offense is a strong Talent that increases the Knockback distance of Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike.

The additional distance increases the number of situations where Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike can result in a Stun when near impassable terrain, and it also makes Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike better for peeling when a collision is not possible.

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Level 7 Talents for Auriel

Auriel Glimmer of Hope ?
Glimmer of Hope (Level 7) Diablo Auriel

Collecting a Regeneration Globe reduces the cost of Auriel's next Ray of Heaven by 75%.

Glimmer of Hope Icon Glimmer of Hope is a decent Talent that, after collecting a Regeneration Globe, reduces the cost of your next Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven by 75% of the amount of Energy you have while casting it.

Due to its strict requirement, Glimmer of Hope Icon Glimmer of Hope does not give enough value for team fights because you will rarely get a Regeneration Globe during them.

Auriel Empathic Link
Empathic Link (Level 7) Diablo Auriel

Auriel stores 25% of damage taken by allies with Bestow Hope.

Empathic Link Icon Empathic Link is a decent Talent that allows Auriel to convert 25% of the damage taken by the allied Hero with Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope on them into Energy.

You can think about picking Empathic Link Icon Empathic Link to increase your Energy generation when the best Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope target in your team is a melee Hero rather than a ranged Hero, something you should avoid doing as much as possible because it is a sub-optimal way to play Auriel.

Auriel Energized Cord
Energized Cord (Level 7) Diablo Auriel

Increases the energy stored from Auriel's Basic Attacks to 120% of the damage against Heroes and 55% of the damage against non-Heroes.

Does not affect Auriel's Bestow Hope ally.

Energized Cord Icon Energized Cord is a strong Talent that doubles the Energy that Auriel gets from damaging enemy Heroes and almost triples the Energy she gets when damaging non-Heroes.

The first part of the Talent mostly helps during team fights as you will basically be able to fill up your Energy with half the Basic Attacks than usual when hitting enemy Heroes.

The second part of the Talent mostly helps outside of team fights because she gets way less Energy from damaging non-Heroes compared to damaging Heroes, a gap that gets reduced after picking Energized Cord Icon Energized Cord.

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Level 10 Talents for Auriel

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.

Auriel Resurrect ?
Resurrect (Level 10) Diablo Auriel
  • Cooldown: 100 seconds

Channel on the spirit of a dead ally for 1 second. After a 5 second delay, they are brought back to life with 100% of their maximum Health at the location where they died.

Auriel can use this ability while dead to resurrect herself.

Resurrect Icon Resurrect is a decent Heroic Ability that enables allied Heroes to play more aggressively as it can turn an even trade into a favorable one.

Auriel Crystal Aegis
Crystal Aegis (Level 10) Diablo Auriel
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Place an allied Hero into Stasis for 2 seconds. Upon expiration, Crystal Aegis deals 255 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies.

Crystal Aegis Icon Crystal Aegis is a strong Heroic Ability that counters burst damage and various debuffs.

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Level 13 Talents for Auriel

Auriel Blinding Flash
Blinding Flash (Level 13) Diablo Auriel

Enemies hit by the center area of Sacred Sweep are blinded for 2 seconds.

Blinding Flash Icon Blinding Flash is a strong Talent that adds a Blind component to the center of Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep.

While we find this Talent good in most if not all scenarios, you should definitely pick this Talent against Heroes who deal most of their damage via Basic Attacks.

Auriel Converging Force
Converging Force (Level 13) Diablo Auriel

Enemies hit by the outer area are pushed slightly toward the center.

Converging Force Icon Converging Force is a weak Talent that pushes enemy Heroes hit with the outer area of Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep towards its inner area.

The slow Knockback effect slightly increases the chance that you will deal bonus damage by hitting with the inner area of Sacred Sweep Icon Sacred Sweep.

Even if you could pick Converging Force Icon Converging Force together with Swift Sweep Icon Swift Sweep at Level 1 to make its Knockback faster, we do not recommend this Talent because its effect is barely noticeable and therefore it will not give enough value during the game.

Auriel Piercing Lash ?
Piercing Lash (Level 13) Diablo Auriel

Detainment Strike now pierces and hits all enemy Heroes in a line, reducing the cooldown by 2 seconds for each Hero hit.

Piercing Lash Icon Piercing Lash is a good Talent that makes Detainment Strike Icon Detainment Strike pierce enemy Heroes hit and proportionally reduce its cooldown.

The pierce component of this Talent works well against team compositions that feature multiple melee Heroes with low mobility as you will easily peel them away from yourself or the rest of your team.

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Level 16 Talents for Auriel

Auriel Reservoir of Hope
Reservoir of Hope (Level 16) Diablo Auriel

Quest: Each maximum energy Ray of Heaven Auriel casts increases the maximum amount of energy that can be stored by 75.

Reservoir of Hope Icon Reservoir of Hope is a strong Quest-based Talent that increases the amount of maximum Energy that Auriel can store by a small amount each time she uses Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven while having full Energy.

In practice, this Talent increases the amount of healing you can do with a single cast of Ray of Heaven Icon Ray of Heaven, effectively increasing your healing output if your Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope can quickly and constantly generate Energy for you by dealing damage to enemy Heroes.

Auriel Will of Heaven ?
Will of Heaven (Level 16) Diablo Auriel

Allies with Bestow Hope gain 20% Attack Speed.

Will of Heaven Icon Will of Heaven is decent Talent that makes you gain Energy faster when your main Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope target primarily deals damage through Basic Attacks and also makes them deal more damage with them.

We find this Talent not good for increasing your healing output because Auriel will easily reach full Energy without it, however, you may want to consider picking it when your team lacks damage.

Auriel Wrath of Heaven ?
Wrath of Heaven (Level 16) Diablo Auriel

Allies with Bestow Hope gain 10% Spell Power.

Wrath of Heaven Icon Wrath of Heaven is decent Talent that makes you gain Energy faster when your main Bestow Hope Icon Bestow Hope target primarily deals damage through Abilities and also makes them deal more damage with them.

We find this Talent not good for increasing your healing output because Auriel will easily reach full Energy without it, however, you may want to consider picking it when your team lacks damage.

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Level 20 Talents for Auriel

Auriel Light Speed ?
Light Speed (Level 20) Diablo Auriel

Resurrected allies gain 200% increased Movement Speed, decaying over 4 seconds. While a resurrected ally remains alive, Resurrect's next cooldown recharges 100% faster.

Light Speed Icon Light Speed is a decent Talent that gives a high amount of Movement Speed to whoever you Resurrect Icon Resurrect and makes you use your Heroic Ability more often by reducing its cooldown.

The cooldown reduction is conditional: the longer your latest Resurrect Icon Resurrect stays alive, the more cooldown reduction you get. You can get up to 50 seconds of cooldown reduction this way.

Auriel Diamond Resolve ?
Diamond Resolve (Level 20) Diablo Auriel

When Crystal Aegis expires, it grants the target 75 Armor for 5 seconds, reducing damage taken by 75%.

Diamond Resolve Icon Diamond Resolve is a decent Talent that makes Crystal Aegis Icon Crystal Aegis give a huge amount of Armor to the affected Hero when the Stasis ends, drastically increasing their survivability for 5 seconds.

The additional survivability can allow the affected allied Hero to get away to safety if low on Health or play more aggressively if high on Health.

Auriel Angelic Flight
Angelic Flight (Level 20) Diablo Auriel
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

After 2 seconds, fly to a target location.

Angelic Flight Icon Angelic Flight is a weak Talent that, after channeling for 2 seconds, makes you fly to a chosen location within 75 range.

Due to the slow cast time, this Talent is not reliable for escaping from danger. At most, it could be used to quickly join your team if you are the only Hero that died during the previous fight.

Auriel Shield of Hope
Shield of Hope (Level 20) Diablo Auriel
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to grant all nearby allied Heroes a shield for 3 seconds equal to 50% of the amount of Health they are missing.

Shield of Hope Icon Shield of Hope is a strong Talent that gives a powerful Shield to Auriel and any allied Hero within 8 range.

The amount of Shield will be lower for allied Heroes with high Health and higher for allied Heroes with low Health, so you should try to use it when whoever is getting focused by the enemy team is below 50% Health to get at least 25% of their maximum Health as Shield.

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Changelog

  • 20 Jan. 2021: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 27 Oct. 2020: Builds updated.
  • 03 Oct. 2020: Talent Build fully revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 10 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.
  • 29 Aug. 2019: Guide reviewed following balance patch - Updates to recommended Builds and Talent discussions.
  • 10 May 2018: Talent discussion updated to reflect balance patch.
  • 26 Aug. 2017: Bursting Light removed.
  • 14 Aug. 2017: Adjusted Level 7 Talent suggestions to current meta.
  • 29 Apr. 2017: Updates to Talent suggestions and strategies following Heroes 2.0 Launch event
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