Tyrael Talents

Last updated on Dec 12, 2022 at 04:40 by Derenash 85 comments
General Information

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


Tyrael's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Salvation ✘︎ Justice for All Ardent Restoration ?
4 Stalwart Angel Bound by Law Divine Vigor ?
7 Reciprocate ? Purge Evil ? Swift Retribution
10 Judgment ? Sanctification
13 Sword of Justice Holy Ground Law and Order ✘︎
16 Horadric Reforging ? Burning Halo Smite the Wicked ✘︎
20 Angel of Justice ? Holy Arena Seal of El'druin ? Defense of the Angels ?

Tyrael's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Standard Build

Level 1 Justice for All Icon
Level 4 Stalwart Angel Icon Bound by Law Icon ?
Level 7 Swift Retribution Icon Reciprocate Icon ?
Level 10 Sanctification Icon Judgment Icon ?
Level 13 Holy Ground Icon
Level 16 Horadric Reforging Icon Burning Halo Icon ?
Level 20 Holy Arena Icon Defense of the Angels Icon ?

The Standard Build aims to make Tyrael as resilient as possible in order to allow him to hold the frontline without dying too quickly. It is important to highlight that Tyrael does not have Stun or Root abilities, which means his zoning potential is limited compared to other Warriors. However, numerous defensive talents like Stalwart Angel Icon Stalwart Angel and Defense of the Angels Icon Defense of the Angels make him very hard to kill and cause Tyrael to become a thorn in the enemy team's side.

This build also greatly increases Tyrael's ways of supporting the team. Justice for All Icon Justice for All will protect his teammates, while Swift Retribution Icon Swift Retribution can greatly increase their damage and mobility. Holy Ground Icon Holy Ground is the pick for this build. Together with Horadric Reforging Icon Horadric Reforging, you will have Holy Ground whenever you need it.

Sanctification Icon Sanctification is the standard Heroic Ability for this build due to its versatility. It can be used for protection, point control, or attacking (invulnerability protects from crowd control). However, Judgment Icon Judgment is an excellent choice if the opposing team has no ways to protect a single target. Reciprocate Icon Reciprocate has good synergy with Judgment, because of the extra burst damage provided by it.

Sword of Justice Build

Level 1 Justice for All Icon
Level 4 Stalwart Angel Icon Bound by Law Icon ?
Level 7 Swift Retribution Icon Reciprocate Icon ?
Level 10 Sanctification Icon Judgment Icon ?
Level 13 Sword of Justice Icon
Level 16 Burning Halo Icon Horadric Reforging Icon ?
Level 20 Holy Arena Icon Defense of the Angels Icon ?

The Sword of Justice Build is similar to the Standard Build, but is more directed to dealing damage and increasing mobility, instead of adding control with Holy Ground Icon Holy Ground.

Basic Attacks Build

Level 1 Ardent Restoration Icon Justice for All Icon ?
Level 4 Divine Vigor Icon
Level 7 Purge Evil Icon
Level 10 Judgment Icon Sanctification Icon ?
Level 13 Sword of Justice Icon
Level 16 Burning Halo Icon
Level 20 Angel of Justice Icon Defense of the Angels Icon ? Holy Arena Icon ?

The Basic Attacks Build is a good alternative if the opposing team does not have blinds or heavy crowd control. Tyrael becomes a great menace for the opposing team if nobody can peel against his dive. However, be aware that this playstyle may leave your team helpless in team fights, so it is better to only pick it if your allies can take care of themselves.


Level 1 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Salvation ✘︎
Salvation (Level 1) Diablo Tyrael

Increase the Shield amount Tyrael gains from Righteousness by 40% and heal Tyrael for 140 (+4% per level) Health if his Shield is destroyed. Does not increase the Shield amount gained by allies.

Tyrael Justice for All
Justice for All (Level 1) Diablo Tyrael

Increase the Shield applied to allies by Righteousness to 80% of the Shield gained by Tyrael.

Tyrael Ardent Restoration ?
Ardent Restoration (Level 1) Diablo Tyrael

Dealing damage to a Hero heals Tyrael for 20 (+4% per level) Health over 5 seconds. Dealing damage resets this timer, and the heal amount stacks up to 10 times.

Quest: Every Regeneration Globe gathered increases this heal amount by 1%.



Salvation Icon Salvation does not feel consistent enough to be a competitive choice compared to the other options, especially if Tyrael is played as a Bruiser.

Justice for All Icon Justice for All is a great defensive choice, especially against high area of effect damage Abilities to protect nearby allied Heroes. This Talent works extremely well with fellow melee Heroes, as they will naturally stand nearer to Tyrael's own location.

Ardent Restoration Icon Ardent Restoration's self-healing is relevant in a more selfish Tyrael playstyle. However, Justice for All Icon Justice for All will add more resistance to your team than Ardent Restoration will give to you. Therefore, only get this Talent if you are not worried about your team being bursted down.


Level 4 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Stalwart Angel
Stalwart Angel (Level 4) Diablo Tyrael

Gain 25 Armor while El'druin's Might is active, and for 3 seconds after teleporting.

Tyrael Bound by Law
Bound by Law (Level 4) Diablo Tyrael

Heroes hit by El'druin's Might heal Tyrael for 3% of his maximum Health. Tyrael's Basic Attacks against enemies Slowed by El'druin's Might increase the Slow duration by 1 second, up to 4 seconds.

Tyrael Divine Vigor ?
Divine Vigor (Level 4) Diablo Tyrael

If Smite hits an enemy, Tyrael's Basic Attacks within the next 4 seconds heal for 70% of the damage dealt.



Stalwart Angel Icon Stalwart Angel provides 25 Armor for a long period of time if Tyrael does not flash to his sword immediately when using El'druin's Might Icon El'druin's Might. Since Tyrael lacks any form of innate defensive stats boosts, this Talent will help him greatly to hold the frontline. Also, pay attention to the great synergy between Stalwart Angel and the cooldown reduction provided by Horadric Reforging Icon Horadric Reforging at Level 16.

Bound by Law Icon Bound by Law adds a decent self-sustain, while also causing Tyrael's Basic Attacks to maintain the Slow on the target. This allows nearby allied Heroes to catch up immediately and chase the target down. This Talent, too, possesses great synergy with Horadric Reforging Icon Horadric Reforging at Level 16.

Divine Vigor Icon Divine Vigor by itself is a bit underwhelming due to the fact that Tyrael's innate Basic Attack damage is relatively low. Because of this, this Talent should only be chosen if you plan to pick Purge Evil Icon Purge Evil with it.


Level 7 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Reciprocate ?
Reciprocate (Level 7) Diablo Tyrael

When Tyrael's Shield from Righteousness expires or is destroyed, it deals 190 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.

Tyrael Purge Evil ?
Purge Evil (Level 7) Diablo Tyrael

Each enemy Hero hit by Smite increases Tyrael's Basic Attack damage by 60% for 4 seconds.

Tyrael Swift Retribution
Swift Retribution (Level 7) Diablo Tyrael

Smite grants 20% more Movement Speed and also grants 25% Attack Speed for 2 seconds.



Reciprocate Icon Reciprocate causes your Shields to explode if they expire or get destroyed, damaging nearby enemies. This provides Tyrael with an additional source of waveclear, which allows him to kill Minions and Mercenaries much more quickly. Against enemy Heroes this Talent can provide an unexpected amount of damage. Go for this Talent if your team composition does not feature Basic Attack dependent Heroes.

Purge Evil Icon Purge Evil tackles Tyrael's low Basic Attack damage, however, it forces Tyrael to play very aggressively. This can often cause him to be caught out of position and lead to a one-dimensional and predictable playstyle. Besides that, in the right scenario it converts Tyrael into a killing machine, being a great choice if enemies cannot reliably protect themselves against his damage.

Swift Retribution Icon Swift Retribution is an incredibly versatile Talent and becomes truly powerful if your team composition features Basic Attack and mobility-dependent Assassins, such as Greymane or Valla. This Talent does not only gain value in actual team fighting, but also helps your team to clear Objectives and Mercenary Camps much more quickly. Swift Retribution also increases the Attack Speed and Movement Speed of allied Minions and Mercenaries; using it on those will increase your siege potential.


Level 10 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Judgment ?
Judgment (Level 10) Diablo Tyrael
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 70 seconds

After 0.75 seconds, charge an enemy Hero, dealing 150 (+4% per level) damage and Stunning them for 1.5 seconds. Nearby enemies are knocked away and take 75 (+4% per level) damage.

Tyrael Sanctification
Sanctification (Level 10) Diablo Tyrael
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 90 seconds

After 0.5 seconds create a field of holy energy that makes allied Heroes Invulnerable. Lasts 3 seconds.



At this Level, you gain access to Heroic Abilities. If you want to read more about them, check the dedicated section in the Abilities and Strategy page.

Judgment Icon Judgment is not a bad Heroic Ability, but unfortunately it competes with Sanctification Icon Sanctification, one of the strongest Abilities in whole game, which mostly justifies Tyrael's pick choice. However, it can be picked together with some high range burst damage, such as Li-Ming, Genji, or Falstad with Hinterland Blast Icon Hinterland Blast, in order to delete a squishy target, like Tyrande.

Sanctification Icon Sanctification proves to be the complete opposite of everything Judgment Icon Judgment stands for. While Sanctification provides a static bulwark to protect your team from enemy Abilities and Basic Attacks, Judgment brings you right into the heat of battle. While Sanctification supports your allies, Judgment harms your enemies. We recommend Sanctification in most games. It can be also used offensively, allowing Heroes like Genji or Greymane to dive while Invulnerable, so enemies cannot peel for their allies.


Level 13 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Sword of Justice
Sword of Justice (Level 13) Diablo Tyrael

Upon teleporting using El'druin's Might, El'druin swaps places with Tyrael, and El'druin's Might can be reactivated to teleport an additional time.

Tyrael Holy Ground
Holy Ground (Level 13) Diablo Tyrael

Create a ring for 3 seconds that blocks enemies from entering the area teleported to using El'druin's Might.

Tyrael Law and Order ✘︎
Law and Order (Level 13) Diablo Tyrael

Each enemy Hero hit by Smite reduces the cooldown of Righteousness by 1 second. Each allied Hero Shielded by Righteousness increases the damage of the next Smite by 35%.



Sword of Justice Icon Sword of Justice is a flashy Talent that needs to be used with diligence. Use it to dive deep into the enemy ranks, bait several Abilities onto you, only to teleport back to your original location. This playstyle requires expertise and experience as otherwise Tyrael may get caught by several crowd control effects preventing him from teleporting back. Last but not least, this Talent has great synergy with Burning Halo Icon Burning Halo at Level 16, as it triggers the bonus damage after teleporting twice.

Holy Ground Icon Holy Ground can be used to zone enemy Heroes and prevent them from entering certain locations. Holy Ground can also be used to steal Mercenary Camps and Bosses if Tyrael places his El'druin's Might Icon El'druin's Might exactly in the middle of the capture zone. Doing so makes it impossible for all enemy Heroes to enter the capture zone. Furthermore, it has outstanding synergy with the cooldown reduction provided by Horadric Reforging Icon Horadric Reforging at Level 16. Should be picked on Maps that have Bosses, since enemies cannot contest.

Law and Order Icon Law and Order is a decent Talent, which allows Tyrael to boost both his offensive and defensive capabilities. However, Sword of Justice and Holy Ground are more versatile for him, since those enhance his engage or retreating capabilities, which is something Tyrael lacks.


Level 16 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Horadric Reforging ?
Horadric Reforging (Level 16) Diablo Tyrael

Tyrael's Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of El'druin's Might by 2 seconds.

Tyrael Burning Halo
Burning Halo (Level 16) Diablo Tyrael

Both Tyrael and El'druin deal 18 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Teleporting increases this damage from Tyrael by 150% for 2 seconds.

Tyrael Smite the Wicked ✘︎
Smite the Wicked (Level 16) Diablo Tyrael

While El'druin's Might is active, and for 2 seconds after teleporting, Smite's cooldown recharges 125% faster.



Horadric Reforging Icon Horadric Reforging balances out one of El'druin's Might Icon El'druin's Might's biggest downsides, namely its long cooldown. Moreover, this Talent offers some decent synergy with a variety of El'druin's Might Icon El'druin's Might-related Talents, most notably Holy Ground Icon Holy Ground at Level 13.

Burning Halo Icon Burning Halo offers constant area of effect damage that can be used for waveclearing and performs particularly well if paired withSword of Justice Icon Sword of Justice at Level 13, as the double teleport will cause Burning Halo to activate twice.

Smite the Wicked Icon Smite the Wicked offers decent cooldown reduction for Smite Icon Smite, however, its overall damage usually does not outperform Burning Halo Icon Burning Halo, which also offers more consistent and Mana efficient waveclear.


Level 20 Talents for Tyrael

Tyrael Angel of Justice ?
Angel of Justice (Level 20) Diablo Tyrael

Increases the cast range of Judgment by 50%, and reduces the cooldown by 40 seconds.

Tyrael Holy Arena
Holy Arena (Level 20) Diablo Tyrael

Increase the duration of Sanctification by 1 second and increase the damage of allies inside by 25%.

Tyrael Seal of El'druin ?
Seal of El'druin (Level 20) Diablo Tyrael

Using a Basic Ability grants 50% Attack Speed for 3 seconds.

Tyrael Defense of the Angels ?
Defense of the Angels (Level 20) Diablo Tyrael
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to gain 50 Armor for 3 seconds.

Each time Tyrael damages an enemy Hero with a Basic Attack or Basic Ability, increase the duration of this Armor bonus by 0.5 seconds.



Angel of Justice Icon Angel of Justice makes your Judgment Icon Judgment Heroic Ability slightly more intimidating by adding a lower cooldown and larger cast range. We find this Talent particularly powerful if you are required to dive the enemy backline very often.

Holy Arena Icon Holy Arena will not only increase Sanctification Icon Sanctification's duration, but also the damage of all members inside it. With this Talent, you can win almost any teamfight by just activating Sanctification when your team is together. It is also excellent when going for Core pushes, since enemies will not be able to do anything against your team for 4 seconds, while everyone does much more damage to the Structure, easily finishing the game.

Seal of El'druin Icon Seal of El'druin can be a decent choice in a Basic Attacks Build, but very often it will be better to pick Defense of the Angels Icon Defense of the Angels instead, as Tyrael does not need the extra attack speed to be relevant.

Defense of the Angels Icon Defense of the Angels provides Tyrael with a powerful defensive Ability against any form of damage, making it a very rewarding choice to bait enemy focus fire onto him. Being able to manually lengthen this Talent's duration by using Basic Attacks and Abilities makes this Talent stand out quite a bit. We recommend going for this Talent if you are having a bad time trying to land Sanctification Icon Sanctification. If your Sanctification gets interrupted, you can activate Defense of the Angels to survive until your Heroic is available again.



  • 12 Dec. 2022: Updated Tyrael's talents and builds to ensure meta relevance.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated Tyrael's talents and builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 13 Apr. 2020: Updated Builds and Talents to reflect current meta.
  • 14 Feb. 2020: Updated Tyrael's talents and builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 23 Sep. 2019: Updated Tyrael's talent builds and talent section.
  • 26 Nov. 2018: Updated Tyrael's talents and builds.
  • 19 Feb. 2018: Changed Law and Order from Not Recommended to Recommended, Sword of Justice from Recommended to Not Recommended, and Smite the Wicked from Not Recommended to Situational.
  • 07 Feb. 2018: Updated Stalwart Angel's description in accordance with the Maiev update.
  • 17 Jan. 2018: Updated Tyrael's talents in accordance with his latest rework.
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