Tyrande Talents

Last updated on Sep 10, 2018 at 19:50 by Kendric 53 comments
General Information

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

1. Tyrande's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Moonlit Arrows Celestial Attunement Kaldorei Resistance
4 Ranger Lunar Blaze Trueshot Aura
7 Everlasting Light Mark of Mending Elune's Chosen
10 Shadowstalk Starfall
13 Quickening Blessing Harsh Moonlight Ranger's Mark
16 Empower Huntress' Fury Darnassian Archery
20 Eyes of the Huntress Celestial Wrath ? Shooting Star Iceblade Arrows

2. Tyrande's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Burst Build

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Level 1 Celestial Attunement Icon Kaldorei Resistance Icon ?
Level 4 Lunar Blaze Icon Trueshot Aura Icon ?
Level 7 Mark of Mending 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

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Level 1 Celestial Attunement Icon Kaldorei Resistance Icon ?
Level 4 Trueshot Aura Icon Lunar Blaze Icon ?
Level 7 Mark of Mending 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. Furthermore, it incorporates several Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark related talents, such as Mark of Mending Icon Mark of Mending at Level 7 and Ranger's Mark Icon Ranger's Mark at Level 13, which possess great synergy with each other.

3. Level 1 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Moonlit Arrows
Moonlit Arrows (Level 1) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Basic Attacks decrease the cooldown of Light of Elune by an additional 0.75 seconds.

Tyrande Celestial Attunement
Celestial Attunement (Level 1) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Light of Elune removes Stuns, Silences, and Slows from its target.

Tyrande Kaldorei Resistance
Kaldorei Resistance (Level 1) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Light of Elune grants the target 10 Spell Armor for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times.

3.1. Discussion

Celestial Attunement Icon Celestial Attunement allows Tyrande to counter crowd control very efficiently, which makes it a formidable choice against Heroes such as Anub'arak or Muradin.

Kaldorei Resistance Icon Kaldorei Resistance is an overall good talent and can be picked against heavy Mage compositions that exclusively rely on Ability damage. Against heavy crowd control team compositions we tend to recommend Celestial Attunement Icon Celestial Attunement over it, however, we do want to emphasize that both talents are viable.

Moonlit Arrows Icon Moonlit Arrows allows Tyrande to lower the cooldown on Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune even further. Combined with Starfall Icon Starfall, Tyrande can spam her heals throughout a team fight with almost no down time.

4. Level 4 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Ranger
Ranger (Level 4) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Activate to make the next Sentinel pierce through all Heroes hit.

Passive: Sentinel's width is increased by 25% and deals up to 150% more damage based on distance traveled.

Tyrande Lunar Blaze
Lunar Blaze (Level 4) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Increase Lunar Flare's range by 30%.

Quest: Hitting a Hero with Lunar Flare increases its damage by 5%, up to 100%.

Tyrande Trueshot Aura
Trueshot Aura (Level 4) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Activate to reset the cooldown of Hunter's Mark and grant 15% increased Basic Attack damage to other nearby allied Heroes for 5 seconds.

Passive: Basic Attack damage increased by 15%.

4.1. Discussion

Trueshot Aura Icon Trueshot Aura is a great talent if Tyrande's team composition consists of several Assassins like Valla or Illidan who are dependent on dealing damage through Basic Attacks. Trueshot Aura has virtually no real down sides and can even be picked if your team has no real Basic Attack Assassins.

Lunar Blaze Icon Lunar Blaze can be a great talent if your team features several sources of crowd control, such as Stuns, Roots, and Slows. The best way to stack up Lunar Blaze is usually to wait until the target is either slowed, rooted, or stunned by one of your allies to guarantee an easier hit.

Ranger Icon Ranger allows Tyrande to become a decent poker. Unfortunately the additional damage is too low to make this a worthwhile investment.

5. Level 7 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Everlasting Light
Everlasting Light (Level 7) World of Warcraft Tyrande

If Light of Elune's second charge is cast on a different target from the first, it heals for 40% more.

Tyrande Mark of Mending
Mark of Mending (Level 7) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Tyrande's Basic Attacks heal her for 2% of her maximum Health. Basic Attacks against targets with Hunter's Mark heal the attacker for 2% of their maximum Health.

Tyrande Elune's Chosen
Elune's Chosen (Level 7) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to make Tyrande's Basic Attacks heal the target ally for 200% of the damage dealt. Lasts for 8 seconds.

5.1. Discussion

Mark of Mending Icon Mark of Mending is a strong sustain talent, especially if your team features multiple high health Heroes who benefit greatly from the granted healing effect.

Everlasting Light Icon Everlasting Light comes with a crippling condition, since it can only unfold its maximum value if Tyrande does not heal the same target twice. Unfortunately, that is often mandatory in order to save an ally from certain death.

Elune's Chosen Icon Elune's Chosen is not a recommended talent, since Tyrande's Basic Attacks do not hit hard enough to grant a significant healing bonus. Furthermore, this talent loses a lot of its value when Tyrande gets Stunned or Blinded.

6. Level 10 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Shadowstalk
Shadowstalk (Level 10) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 90 seconds

Grant all allied Heroes Stealth for 10 seconds and heal them for 380 (+4% per level) Health over 10 seconds. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible.

Tyrande Starfall
Starfall (Level 10) World of Warcraft Tyrande
  • Mana: 75
  • Cooldown: 80 seconds

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

6.1. Discussion

At this level, Heroic abilities become available. Both have already been described in the Abilities section.

Shadowstalk Icon Shadowstalk is a strong Heroic Ability for two major reasons. Firstly, it enhances Tyrande's and her allies' escape capabilities significantly. Secondly, it allows experienced players and teams to execute deadly ambushes and ganks on enemy Heroes. This makes it particularly rewarding on bigger maps like Cursed Hollow or Sky Temple, on which it is quite hard for the opposing team to predict your current position.

Starfall Icon Starfall provides Tyrande with a strong zoning ability. Being able to slow and damage multiple enemies at the same time for 8 seconds is especially useful when fighting over static Map Objectives such as Temples or Tributes. Thus, we recommend casting Starfall on narrow terrain and choke points in order to make it harder for the enemy to escape. Keep in mind that every hit of Starfall also lowers the cooldown of Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune, which can drastically increase Tyrande's healing output.

7. Level 13 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Quickening Blessing
Quickening Blessing (Level 13) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Gain 5% Movement Speed. Light of Elune increases the target's Movement Speed by 15% for 3 seconds.

Tyrande Harsh Moonlight
Harsh Moonlight (Level 13) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Sentinel Slows the first target hit by 40% and reduces their damage dealt by 40% for 4 seconds.

Tyrande Ranger's Mark
Ranger's Mark (Level 13) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Hunter's Mark by 1 second. Basic Attacks against marked targets increase the duration of Hunter's Mark by 0.5 seconds.

7.1. Discussion

Ranger's Mark Icon Ranger's Mark is a good choice if your team features heavy burst damage. Increasing Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark's duration can greatly increase your team's damage output and also possesses great synergy with Mark of Mending Icon Mark of Mending at Level 7.

Quickening Blessing Icon Quickening Blessing is a useful upgrade to Light of Elune Icon Light of Elune which synergizes extremely well with nimble Assassins like Illidan or Valla to make them even more elusive or slow allies like Sgt. Hammer to make them harder to catch.

Harsh Moonlight Icon Harsh Moonlight is a strong defensive talent that can affect several enemy Heroes and reduce their damage by a significant amount. Consequently, we recommend Harsh Moonlight against aggressive Warriors and Assassins that are usually easy for Tyrande to hit.

8. Level 16 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Empower
Empower (Level 16) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Reduce Sentinel's cooldown by 3 seconds. The first Hero hit by Sentinel takes bonus damage equal to 7% of their maximum Health.

Tyrande Huntress' Fury
Huntress' Fury (Level 16) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Increase the cast range and duration of Hunter's Mark by 25%. Tyrande's Basic Attacks against targets with Hunter's Mark splash to nearby enemies.

Tyrande Darnassian Archery
Darnassian Archery (Level 16) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant a stacking 10% increased Attack Damage bonus for 6 seconds. This bonus is lost when Basic Attacking non-Heroes.

8.1. Discussion

Darnassian Archery Icon Darnassian Archery's damage amplification is quite significant, especially if paired with Trueshot Aura Icon Trueshot Aura at Level 4.

Empower Icon Empower is a solid talent, especially when combined with Ranger Icon Ranger at Level 4. The cooldown reduction comes in handy, while the additional percentage damage adds a bit of extra damage, which is always appreciated.

Huntress' Fury Icon Huntress' Fury's splash damage is hardly noticeable, whereas the duration increase on Hunter's Mark Icon Hunter's Mark is not needed, since Ranger's Mark Icon Ranger's Mark at Level 13 already takes care of that in a better way.

9. Level 20 Talents for Tyrande

Tyrande Eyes of the Huntress
Eyes of the Huntress (Level 20) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Shadowstalk reveals all enemy Heroes for 2 seconds and heals allies below 50% Health for 50% more.

Tyrande Celestial Wrath ?
Celestial Wrath (Level 20) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Starfall applies Hunter's Mark to enemy Heroes while inside of its area of effect.

Tyrande Shooting Star
Shooting Star (Level 20) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Increase Basic Attack range by 1. Every 8th Basic Attack casts a free Lunar Flare at a random enemy near Tyrande's position. This prefers Heroic targets.

Tyrande Iceblade Arrows
Iceblade Arrows (Level 20) World of Warcraft Tyrande

Increase Attack Speed by 25%. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce their damage dealt by 8% for 2 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times.

9.1. Discussion

Eyes of the Huntress Icon Eyes of the Huntress is a solid choice if you decided to pick Shadowstalk Icon Shadowstalk at Level 10. The ability to reveal the entire enemy team allows your team to set up ganks and rotations and on the flip side denies enemies from doing so. The additional healing is a nice extra, which renders this talent very powerful.

Shooting Star Icon Shooting Star is recommended if you went for Lunar Blaze Icon Lunar Blaze at Level 4. Furthermore, the additional Basic Attack range helps Tyrande to play a bit more safely, which is always a good thing.

Iceblade Arrows Icon Iceblade Arrows is a very safe talent to pick at Level 20 as it only requires Tyrande to use Basic Attacks on enemy Heroes in order to reduce their overall damage dealt. Its 2-second duration is long enough for good Tyrande players to alternate Basic Attacks between several targets, stacking up the damage-debuff simultaneously.

Celestial Wrath Icon Celestial Wrath can be a powerful upgrade to Starfall Icon Starfall. The 15% damage amplification it provides makes it an ideal match for strong Basic Attackers and AoE abilities, such as Kael'thas' Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike or Chromie's Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath.

10. Changelog

  • 10 Sep. 2018: Updated Tyrande's talents and talent builds.
  • 03 Sep. 2018: Completely overhauled and updated Tyrande's talents section in accordance with her latest rework.
  • 12 Sep. 2017: Changed Ranger from Not Recommended to Recommended.
  • 03 Sep. 2017: Updated talent descriptions on multiple tiers.
  • 16 Jul. 2017: Changed Darnassian Archery from Not Recommended to Recommended.
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