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Brightwing Map-specific Advice and Strategies

Last updated on Jan 17, 2016 at 20:00 by Kendric 22 comments

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General Information

On this page, we give you map strategies for Brightwing. Knowing what to do on a map and when to do it is extremely important and can be the deciding factor between losing or winning.

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

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Grand Master in both Hero and Team League, playing most Warrior and Support. 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 HGC Hightlights. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Battlefield of Eternity

Battlefield of Eternity
Battlefield of Eternity

The High Heavens and the Burning Hells clash, quite literally, in a battlefield that represents their everlasting struggle. Two Immortals, ancient warriors locked in a duel to the death, need your help to prevail against their eternal foe. Vanquish the enemy Immortal, and you'll find yourself charging over hallowed or profane ground—right onto the enemy's doorstep.

Engage in Immortal Combat

Two Immortals fight at the center of the map. Help your Immortal prevail, and lay waste to the enemy's Forts.

Employ Eternal Tactics

Protect your Immortal by obliterating the opposing team, or descend upon the enemy Immortal with relentless fury.

Hire Unique Mercenaries

Bolster your forces with Fallen Shaman and cunning Impalers, who will lend their powers to your cause!

Battlefield of Eternity is a map with only two lanes instead of three, which puts a lot of focus on controlling Map Objectives such as the Immortal and Mercenaries in order to get rid of the enemy Structures as quickly as possible. Thus, Brightwing's Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift can become a huge asset in order to appear at your allies' side in time to prevent the enemy team from damaging your Immortal.

Winning a match on Battlefield of Eternity goes hand in hand with dominating the middle of the map in order to weaken the enemy Immortal and summon your own one. Brightwing can use her Arcane Flare Icon Arcane Flare to damage the enemy Immortal from a safe distance due to its large range. Try to stay soak as much experience as possible while your Phase Shift is off cooldown but make sure to teleport to one of your teammates while both sides are struggling over Immortal control in the middle of the map.

2. Blackheart's Bay

Blackheart's Bay
Blackheart's Bay

The ghost pirate Blackheart has staked his claim upon the realm of Mistharbor. His undead pirate crew has poured onto the streets, claiming the once thriving marketplace as their new den of villainy.

Collect Doubloons

Attack treasure chests, mercenaries, and skeletons to collect doubloons.

Turn in Doubloons

Hand your doubloons over to Blackheart or you will drop them all when you die!

Bombard Your Enemies

After receiving enough doubloons from your team, Blackheart will bombard your enemy's forts!

On Blackheart's Bay, Brightwing is a solid Hero to fight in bottom lane, thanks to her ability to bully most opponents out of lane, which normally allows her to claim the lower Treasure Chest if left uncontested. Soothing Mist Icon Soothing Mist has a tremendous impact during skirmishes, since no other support Hero, except perhaps for Li Li, is able to keep up with Brightwing's AoE healing potential. Keep in mind that your Arcane Flare Icon Arcane Flare is an excellent tool to damage towers from a safe distance, which may result in Captain Blackheart shooting more valuable structures like Forts and Keeps instead.

Brightwing should constantly look out for good opportunities to clear the Siege Giant Mercenary Camp on her team's side of the map, especially if you collected enough Pixie Charm Icon Pixie Charm stacks. Always make sure to let your team know what you are up to by pinging on the Minimap, to avoid confusion.

3. Cursed Hollow

Cursed Hollow
Cursed Hollow

As one of the first and most ancient realms pulled into the Nexus, the realm of Raven Court has grown large and prosperous over the millennia. The province of Cursed Hollow, a gothic landscape of twisting villages and farmlands, serves as an ideal trial grounds for the Heroes of the Storm.

Collect Tributes

The Raven Lord will periodically create tributes. Gather them for your team!

Curse Your Enemies

Upon capturing three tributes, the Raven Lord will curse your enemies.

Cursed Forts and Minions

Cursed forts will not attack, and cursed minions are reduced to 1 health.

Just like on Blackheart's Bay, Pixie Charm Icon Pixie Charm can be an incredibly strong talent to make sure you can capture Mercenary Camps for your team to apply some pressure in lane, while the enemy team is fighting for Tributes. Split-pushing is definitely recommended on this map, since its long paths are ideal to draw the enemies' attention to yourself, before using Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift to suddenly outnumber the enemy team when fighting for map objectives. Make sure to continuously soak lanes, especially if your team does not want to contest Tributes. Being a team player will be one of the most important tasks on this map, so always make sure to watch the cooldown of your Phase Shift ability, especially if one team tries to capture the third Tribute, or wants to capture one of the neutral Golem Bosses.

4. Dragon Shire

Dragon Shire
Dragon Shire

These lush and deceptively peaceful gardens have grown over time, covering the once molten realm known as Dragon Spire. Beneath this verdant paradise, the ancient power of the dragons was sealed away... and their descendants have neither forgotten nor forgiven the trespasses of those who wronged them.

Control the Shrines

There are two shrines your team needs to control to activate the Dragon Knight's statue.

Free the Dragon Knight

While activated, bring a hero to the statue to free the Dragon Knight from his prison!

Devastate Enemy Forts

Use the Dragon Knight's immense power to level enemy forts!

Dragon Shire is a great map to play on as Brightwing. It combines a lot of elements that will fit her playstyle, such as the opportunity to clear important Mercenary Camps by using Pixie Charm Icon Pixie Charm or fighting skirmishes for Shrine control. Furthermore, due to the map's symmetric design and short walking paths, it will be very easy for you to rotate between all three lanes in order to keep your allies sustained, even if Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift happens to be on cooldown. Emerald Wind Icon Emerald Wind is particularly efficient on Dragon Shire, because it can potentially buy your team more time to position themselves in order to defend against an enemy Dragon Knight.

One important thing to keep in mind is the fact that you should never opt for controlling the Dragon Knight. This rule applies to all Supporters in general, since your team cannot attempt to start a team fight or push without any healing support on its side.

5. Garden of Terror

Garden of Terror
Garden of Terror

Once the royal gardens were a splendor to behold. But lately a shadow has fallen over them... Writhing tendrils creep across the grounds at night, and a number of servants have disappeared while walking its twisting paths. Queen Nightshade claims to be unaware of these incidents, but some are beginning to suspect she has gone mad.

Fight the Shamblers

At night, Shamblers will rise from the gardens.

Collect Seeds

Kill the Shamblers and collect seeds for your team.

Control Garden Terror

With 100 seeds, control a garden terror and destroy your enemies!

Garden of Terror will provide you with plenty of chances to split-push due to the sheer size of the map. With four Siege Camp Mercenary Camps available, Pixie Charm Icon Pixie Charm is once again a very useful talent. In addition to the regular easy and hard Mercenary Camps on both sides of the map, you will fight Shamblers and neutral Garden Bosses. Experienced Brightwing players will be able to provide their team with a solid experience lead, while the enemy team is fighting for Seeds. Just like on Dragon Shire, Brightwing should never control the Garden Terror, as your team will be able to push much more efficiently if you keep your allies sustained while attacking the enemy structures.

6. Sky Temple

Sky Temple
Sky Temple

Floating above the vast desert sands of Luxoria, the Sky Temple serves as a center of worship for the snake god, Ka. He stores his great power within the temples, each of them secured by guardians. With such defenses, no warriors would think to seize the god's power for themselves... or would they?

Capture the Temples

Temples will periodically awaken. Stand within their grounds to capture their power!

Hold the Temples

Remain firm and the temple will unleash a blistering onslaught on your enemy's forts!

Defend the Temples

Guardians will try to wrest control of their temples from your team. Hold them off to keep the temple's power for yourselves!

Pushing and maintaining lane control is crucial on Sky Temple during the early stages of the game. The first two temples will always activate on the top and middle location of the map, so try to maintain a healthy amount of Mana in order to participate in early skirmishes and team fights for early Temple control. The second Temple that is going to get activated will always be the bottom one. As Brightwing, it is very important that you teleport quickly enough to fight along your teammates, as your Cleanse Icon Cleanse and Mistified Icon Mistified talents can prove to be essential tools to sustain them through longer team fights.

7. Tomb of the Spider Queen

Tomb of the Spider Queen
Tomb of the Spider Queen

The long forgotten tombs of Luxoria have found a new master. Deep within their timeworn chambers, the Spider Queen Neithis stirs from her ancient slumber. Present her with the gems of power she seeks, and you may just escape with your lives.

Collect Gems

Enemy spider minions and Heroes drop magical gems upon death. Gather as many as you can!

Turn in Gems

Relinquish your gems at one of the Spider Queen's altars or you will drop them all when you die!

Summon Webweavers

Whichever team turns in enough gems first will unleash the Webweavers to destroy their enemy's defenses.

Being one of the smallest maps currently available, Tomb of the Spider Queen will draw all your attention towards early skirmishes, which makes Mistified Icon Mistified an indispensable talent. Using Arcane Flare Icon Arcane Flare to soak your lane (which is preferably either top or middle) will buy you enough time to rotate around and help your allies if they want to turn in some of the Gems that they were able to collect. Mercenary Camps will not come into play until Level 10, which is why we do not recommend Pixie Charm Icon Pixie Charm on Tomb of the Spider Queen. This, and the fact that Phase Shift Icon Phase Shift is not as impactful as on larger maps, makes Tomb of the Spider Queen one of the weaker battlegrounds for Brightwing, since two of her biggest strengths, which is to quickly clear Mercenary Camps, and to split-push on her own, will not come into play very frequently. Remember: if you are behind in experience and find yourself in an uncomfortable spot in your lane, try to let the enemy Minions come closer to your own towers before engaging them with Arcane Flare Icon Arcane Flare. This will allow you to pick up Gems more safely.

8. ChangeLog

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  • 26 Aug. 2015: Added Battlefield of Eternity.
  • 02 Jul. 2015: Updated mentions of talents that we no longer advise to take.
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