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Tyrande Abilities and Strategy

Last updated on May 14, 2017 at 21:00 by Kendric 46 comments

Table of Contents

Tyrande Image

General Information

Below, we give you an overview of the abilities that Tyrande has access to. We also explain how to best your these abilities.

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

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. 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 Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Tips on Tyrande's Ability Usage

  • Use Sentinel Icon Sentinel as frequently as possible. The vision it provides helps your team in making better decisions.
  • Always mind your positioning when playing Tyrande. If caught by surprise, she is one of the easiest Heroes to get taken down.
  • Shadowstalk Icon Shadowstalk is an incredibly versatile Heroic Ability. Use it to ambush the enemy team or to cover your retreat.
  • Landing Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare on moving targets requires practise and experience. Try to anticipate their movement paths and aim accordingly.
  • Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark can be used on non-Heroic targets, such as Bosses, Immortals, or Punishers, in order to kill them faster.

2. Light of Elune

Tyrande Light of Elune
Light of Elune (Q) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Mana: 30
  • Cooldown: 11 seconds

Heal target ally for 270 (+4% per level) Health. Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of this Ability by 2 seconds.

Being Tyrande's only burst heal ability, Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune is crucial in order to keep allies and herself alive. Tyrande should use Light of Elune carefully, especially during the early stages of the game, as otherwise she risks running out of Mana very soon. In order to heal with maximum efficiency, it is of utmost importance to consistently use Basic Attacks with Tyrande, as every attack lowers the cooldown of Light of Elune.

3. Sentinel

Tyrande Sentinel
Sentinel (W) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Mana: 70
  • Cooldown: 18 seconds

Send an Owl that travels across the battleground revealing its path. Deals 165 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit and reveals them for 5 seconds.

Repeatable Quest: Every 8 Heroes hit by Sentinel decrease its Mana cost by 10 and cause it to pierce an additional target.

Sentinel Icon Sentinel can be used in order to scout if you do not see the opposing team on your Minimap or before blindly facechecking bushes. However, keep in mind that in certain situations it may not be the best choice to use Sentinel. If your team is trying to capture Mercenary Camps or Golem Bosses for example, an ill timed Owl could tell enemies about your position and consequently enable them to catch you off guard.

4. Lunar Flare

Tyrande Lunar Flare
Lunar Flare (E) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Mana: 60
  • Cooldown: 12 seconds

After 0.75 seconds, deal 195 (+4% per level) damage and Stun enemies in the target area for 0.75 seconds.

Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare is a powerful ability that adds some great crowd control to Tyrande's kit. Unlike most other Support Heroes, Tyrande can be played as a strong ganker.

While Lunar Flare allows Tyrande to disrupt enemies from a safe distance, the fact that it is a skillshot makes it a skill that requires a lot of experience in order to be used efficiently. One of the most important things to keep in mind when using Lunar Flare is to predict your target's movement path. Anticipating the position of your target correctly is crucial when playing Tyrande, so do not shy away from practising against the AI before diving into Hero League or Team League matches.

5. Starfall

Tyrande Starfall
Starfall (R) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Heroic
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Deal 88 (+4% per level) damage per second and slow enemies by 20% in an area. Lasts 6 seconds.

Starfall Icon Starfall slows and damages every enemy in its area of effect which makes it a very powerful Heroic Ability during team fights and pushes. As soon as a team fight breaks out, Starfall should be first abilitiy to be cast in order to deal as much damage as possible. One of Starfall's greatest advantages is its versatility, because it can be used both offensively and defensively. If used offensively, Starfall is able to slow retreating enemies which allows your teammates to collapse on them. If used defensively, Starfall can be used to disengage and run away from charging enemies.

6. Shadowstalk

Tyrande Shadowstalk
Shadowstalk (R) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Heroic
  • Mana: 40
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Stealth and gain 30% Movement Speed. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible.

When Shadowstalk's Stealth is broken, gain 50% Attack Speed and retain its Movement Speed bonus for 5 seconds.

Shadowstalk Icon Shadowstalk is a useful supportive Heroic Ability, which provides a significant amount of mobility to Tyrande. Furthermore, it allows Tyrande to initiate hidden manoeuvres on the map to catch the enemy team off guard.

On bigger maps like Cursed Hollow or Sky Temple on which it is harder for the enemy team to predict your position, Shadowstalk can gain a lot of value. On smaller maps like Towers of Doom or Tomb of the Spider Queen, however, the strong AoE-damage from Starfall Icon Starfall can sometimes be the better choice.

7. Hunter's Mark

Tyrande Hunter's Mark
Hunter's Mark (D) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Reveal a target enemy and lower their Armor by 25 for 4 seconds, increasing all damage taken by 25%. Cannot be used on Structures.

Tyrande's Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark is one of the strongest Traits in the game when it comes to taking down a single target very quickly. It synergises extremely well with both Tyrande's own and her allies' sources of burst damage. Hunter's Mark can even cause enemy Warriors to become relatively squishy targets, which forces them to think carefully about engaging a team fight or not.

Keep in mind that Hunter's Mark can be used to greatly increase Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare's and Sentinel Icon Sentinel's damage as well. Since it has the same casting range as Lunar Flare, we recommend marking your chosen target first before hitting it with your other abilities in order to maximise your overall damage.

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