Tyrande Build Guide “Feel the wrath of the Heavens!”

Last updated on Nov 28, 2018 at 21:29 by Kendric 53 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Tyrande, a Ranged Support in Heroes of the Storm. Within these pages, you will find everything required to understand how best to play this hero, in both different map styles and team compositions.

1. Tyrande's Overview

Tyrande is a ranged Support Hero that offers an exceptional amount of utility. She is capable of providing vision for the rest of her team, healing wounded teammates, and disrupting enemy Heroes by stunning and slowing them. Tyrande is a very versatile Hero which allows her to adapt to the course of the game very well. Her strong crowd control spells and her ability to keep track of the enemy team's movements make up for the lack of healing power she suffers from in the early game.

2. Tyrande's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Sentinel Icon Sentinel is a useful scouting ability
  • +Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare works incredibly well with other crowd control abilities
  • +Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark significantly increases her team's damage when focusing on a single enemy target
  • +Allows a variety of talent builds in general
  • +High damage for a Support Hero
X Weaknesses

3. Tyrande's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Burst Build

Talent calculator »
Level 1 Elune's Chosen Icon Mark of Mending Icon ?
Level 4 Lunar Blaze Icon Trueshot Aura Icon ?
Level 7 Celestial Attunement Icon Kaldorei Resistance Icon ?
Level 10 Starfall Icon Shadowstalk Icon ?
Level 13 Harsh Moonlight Icon
Level 16 Empower Icon
Level 20 Shooting Star Icon Celestial Wrath Icon ?

The Burst Build focuses on taking down individual enemy team members as quickly as possible from a large distance using Tyrande's Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare. Aiming the ability carefully is required and it is definitely helpful to have other Heroes in your team that can stun, slow, or root the enemy team. As a rule of thumb, it is usually better to wait for other Heroes to impair the enemy target first and then follow up with Lunar Flare. This also helps stacking up Lunar Blaze Icon Lunar Blaze at Level 4 as quickly as possible.

Basic Attack Build

Talent calculator »
Level 1 Elune's Chosen Icon Mark of Mending Icon ?
Level 4 Trueshot Aura Icon Lunar Blaze Icon ?
Level 7 Celestial Attunement Icon Kaldorei Resistance Icon ?
Level 10 Shadowstalk Icon Starfall Icon ?
Level 13 Ranger's Mark Icon
Level 16 Darnassian Archery Icon
Level 20 Iceblade Arrows Icon Shooting Star Icon ?

The Basic Attack Build focuses on empowering Tyrande's attacks which also causes Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune's cooldown reduction. At Level 1, Elune's Chosen Icon Elune's Chosen possesses nice synergy with Trueshot Aura Icon Trueshot Aura at Level 4 and Darnassian Archery Icon Darnassian Archery at Level 16.

4. Tyrande's Synergies and Counters

V Tyrande synergizes with

Tyrande synergizes very well with Warriors like Diablo, Stitches, or Varian, whose initiation abilities lay a perfect foundation for Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare's Stun effect. In order to get the most efficiency out of those so-called "crowd control chains", make sure to wait carefully until the respective Warrior engages and then follow up with Lunar Flare. Burst-heavy Mages like Li-Ming can greatly capitalize on Tyrande's Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark Armor Reduction, allowing them to take down much more quickly.

X Tyrande is countered by

Tyrande struggles against Heroes like Johanna or Tyrael, whose Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin or Sanctification Icon Sanctification abilities can make them immune to Stuns and other debuffs. Furthermore, burst-heavy melee Assassins like Zeratul can prove to be quite a threat to Tyrande, who lacks any form of innate escape mechanism.

5. Tyrande's Maps

Tyrande's stronger maps
Battlefield of Eternity Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Tomb of the Spider Queen
Tyrande's average maps
Alterac Pass Blackheart's Bay Garden of Terror Hanamura Temple Haunted Mines Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry Warhead Junction
Tyrande's weaker maps
Braxis Holdout

Tyrande is great on smaller maps like Dragon Shire or Tomb of the Spider Queen that focus a lot on early game rotations and ganks. Thanks to Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark and Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare, she excels at taking down enemy Heroes with other crowd control abilities. Hunter's Mark can also be applied on non-Heroic targets, such as Bosses, Immortals, or Punishers, which makes her a very powerful Hero on Battlefield of Eternity as well.

6. Tyrande's Tips and Tricks

  • 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.

7. Tyrande's Role In The Current Meta

Tyrande's potent defensive and offensive skills make her one of the most flexible Heroes in the game that fits into many team compositions. Although she does not have the strongest of early game healing, Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune provides a useful low-cooldown healing spell that will assist your allies in need, while Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare is a very nice follow-up stun that can be chained with other crowd control abilities.

Tyrande thrives against team compositions that rely on crowd control, since her Celestial Attunement Icon Celestial Attunement talent at Level 1 can be used to quickly remove impairing effects. Besides, Sentinel Icon Sentinel greatly improves your team's vision which is useful on every map in order to act and react to your enemies' movements. Another aspect that makes Tyrande a very strong pick is her ability to increase all damage dealt to a single enemy Hero by 15% for 4 seconds using Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark. This allows her and her teammates to focus and kill priority targets (whether it is an enemy Hero or a neutral Map Objective) a lot faster, especially if her team has good communication.

8. Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2018 (talents page): Swapped Level 7 talents with Level 1 talents, following the changes in today's balance patch.
  • 24 Oct. 2018 (talents page): Changed Elune's Chosen from Not Recommended to Recommended and adjusted Talent Builds accordingly.
  • 10 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated Tyrande's talents and talent builds.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Completely overhauled and updated Tyrande's talents section in accordance with her latest rework.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (abilities page): Updated Tyrande's abilities section in accordance with her latest rework.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated for Tyrande's rework.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (talents page): Changed Ranger from Not Recommended to Recommended.
  • 03 Sep. 2017 (talents page): Updated talent descriptions on multiple tiers.
  • 16 Jul. 2017 (talents page): Changed Darnassian Archery from Not Recommended to Recommended.
  • 16 May 2017 (this page): Guide updated for D.Va patch and moved to new format.
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