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

Last updated on May 14, 2017 at 21:00 by Kendric 29 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Tyrande guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Tyrande in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

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. Quick Reference

Lunar Blaze Stun Build (talent calculator link)

The Lunar Flare Stun Build focuses on empowering Tyrande's Lunar Flare Icon Lunar Flare by removing its Mana cost and increasing its range after successfully completing the Lunar Blaze Icon Lunar Blaze quest talent at Level 1. If the enemy team has at least one Stun-dependent Hero such as Muradin or E.T.C., Moonlit Arrows Icon Moonlit Arrows at Level 4 should be replaced by Celestial Attunement Icon Celestial Attunement. Trueshot Aura Icon Trueshot Aura makes Tyrande a valuable enabler of strong Basic Attackers like Illidan or Valla, however, even without those Heroes it will usually net you most value compared to the other Level 7 talents. Since this is a rather offensive Build, we recommend picking up Starfall Icon Starfall and its Level 20 upgrade Celestial Wrath Icon Celestial Wrath in order to greatly increase your allies' damage output as well.

Hunter's Mark Build (talent calculator link)

The Hunter's Mark Build focuses on enhancing Tyrande's and her allies damage against a single focus-target. Consequently, Ranger's Mark Icon Ranger's Mark at Level 1 is a mandatory choice. Successfully stacking this talent up and extending Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark's duration causes Mark of Mending Icon Mark of Mending at Level 16 to become a lot more powerful. We recommend this Build if you have a lot of burst damage in your team with Heroes like Varian and Li-Ming providing decent crowd control and follow-up damage to quickly kill the enemy target affected by your Hunter's Mark.

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Synergies and Counters

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.

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.

Maps

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

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 as 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.

TL;DR Tips

  • 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.
See our Abilities page for further information

2. Introduction

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.

3. 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

4. Weaknesses

5. 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, even if your team already has a dedicated healer. 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 main Support, 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 Stuns, since her Celestial Attunement Icon Celestial Attunement talent at Level 4 can be used to quickly cleanse a stunned target while refreshing the cooldown of Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune at the same time. 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 25% for 4 seconds using Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark. This allows her and her teammates to focus and kill priority targets a lot faster, especially if her team has good communication.

6. Reading Further

To take things further, we have 2 more pages that you can read:

7. ChangeLog

  • 16 May 2017 (this page): Guide updated for D.Va patch and moved to new format.
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