Whitemane Talents

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General Information

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

1.

Whitemane's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Pity the Frail Righteous Flame ? Inquisitor's Prayer ✘︎
4 Unwavering Faith ? Martyrdom Indulgence ?
7 Zealous Spirit ? Saintly Greatstaff ? Intercession
10 Scarlet Aegis ? Divine Reckoning
13 Subjugation Lashing Out ? Scarlet Wrath ?
16 Radiance ? Shared Punishment Harsh Discipline ?
20 Scarlet Crusade ? Judgment Day ? Guiding Light ? Purge the Wicked
2.

Whitemane's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Inquisition Build

Recommended
Level 1 Pity the Frail Icon
Level 4 Martyrdom Icon
Level 7 Intercession Icon Zealous Spirit Icon ?
Level 10 Divine Reckoning Icon Scarlet Aegis Icon ?
Level 13 Subjugation Icon
Level 16 Shared Punishment Icon
Level 20 Purge the Wicked Icon Scarlet Crusade Icon ? Judgment Day Icon ?

Whitemane's Inquisition Build takes Talents to increase the defensive and offensive effectiveness of Inquisition Icon Inquisition by lowering its cooldown via Pity the Frail Icon Pity the Frail at Level 1, reducing the damage done by its target thanks to Subjugation Icon Subjugation at Level 13, and doubling its effectiveness while also reducing the Armor of enemy Heroes being hit with the help of Shared Punishment Icon Shared Punishment at Level 16.

Searing Lash Build

Situational
Level 1 Righteous Flame Icon
Level 4 Unwavering Faith Icon
Level 7 Intercession Icon Saintly Greatstaff Icon ?
Level 10 Divine Reckoning Icon Scarlet Aegis Icon ?
Level 13 Lashing Out Icon
Level 16 Radiance Icon Harsh Discipline Icon ?
Level 20 Purge the Wicked Icon Scarlet Crusade Icon ? Judgment Day Icon ?

Whitemane's Searing Lash Build empowers Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash and Basic Attacks, making her particularly good at trading with enemy Heroes. In particular, the cooldown reduction coming from Lashing Out Icon Lashing Out at Level 13 allows you to get more value from Righteous Flame Icon Righteous Flame at Level 1 that benefits from Unwavering Faith Icon Unwavering Faith at Level 4.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Pity the Frail
Pity the Frail (Level 1) World of Warcraft Whitemane

For every Hero hit with Searing Lash, lower the cooldown of Inquisition by 1.5 seconds. Allies below 30% Health receive 25% more healing from Whitemane.

Pity the Frail Icon Pity the Frail is a strong Talent that increases all of your healing to targets with low Health and reduces the cooldown of Inquisition Icon Inquisition based on the number of enemy Heroes hit by Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash.

Whitemane Righteous Flame ?
Righteous Flame (Level 1) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Searing Lash deals 25% more damage to enemies. If the second strike hits an enemy Hero, they take an additional 25% damage and Whitemane gains 40% Attack Speed for 3 seconds.

Righteous Flame Icon Righteous Flame is a decent Talent that increases the damage done by Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash and, if its second strike connects, your Attack Speed by 25% for 4 seconds.

As a consequence of how Zeal Icon Zeal works, the additional damage provided by this Talent will let you heal more.

Whitemane Inquisitor's Prayer
Inquisitor's Prayer (Level 1) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Quest: Hit Heroes with Searing Lash.

Reward: Each Hero hit grants 3 permanent Health and 2 permanent Mana. Heroes hit with the second strike count as 2 hits.

Inquisitor's Prayer Icon Inquisitor's Prayer is a Quest that adds permanent Health and Mana for each Hero hit with Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash. The permanent Health slightly increases your survivability. The permanent Mana you gain from this Talent can enable you to cast Desperate Plea Icon Desperate Plea one more time during a team fight in the late game.

We do not recommend this Talent because the Health and Mana values are too low to be meaningful compared to the other options in the same Tier and because the Quest forces you to interact with enemy Heroes even when you should not.

4.

Level 4 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Unwavering Faith ?
Unwavering Faith (Level 4) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Increase Whitemane's Basic Attack range by 1.1. Whitemane gains 20% increased Basic Attack damage for each active Zeal buff.

Unwavering Faith Icon Unwavering Faith is a good Talent that gives you more Attack Damage and more Attack Range, making it easier to deliver Basic Attacks.

Since dealing damage increases healing via Zeal Icon Zeal, this Talent makes Whitemane heal more.

The additional Attack Range is useful for Talents based on Basic Attacks: Righteous Flame Icon Righteous Flame at Level 1, Saintly Greatstaff Icon Saintly Greatstaff at Level 7, and Scarlet Wrath Icon Scarlet Wrath at Level 13.

Whitemane Martyrdom
Martyrdom (Level 4) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Desperate Plea's healing is increased by 30%. Increase this by an additional 10% for each active Zeal.

Martyrdom Icon Martyrdom increases your healing without the need of enemy Heroes nearby, basically mitigating the main weakness that Whitemane has without lowering your healing output in team fights.

Whitemane Indulgence ?
Indulgence (Level 4) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Gain 5% Movement Speed. Increase this by an additional 5% for each active Zeal.

Indulgence Icon Indulgence gives Whitemane bonus Movement Speed that helps you to dodge enemy Abilities, to land Basic Attacks, and to get in a better position for casting Abilities. While not a bad Talent, it does not directly increase your healing output, therefore it is the least interesting choice of this Tier.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Zealous Spirit ?
Zealous Spirit (Level 7) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Upon reaching 2 stacks of Desperation, Whitemane gains Zeal.

Zealous Spirit Icon Zealous Spirit is a tool that helps you manage your Mana by creating a Zeal buff on yourself that does not generate a stack of Desperation. This means that you can have 3 recently activated Zeal buffs with only 2 stacks of Desperation. Another way to think about this is that the sustainable amount of active Zeal targets is increased from 2 to 3.

Whitemane Saintly Greatstaff ?
Saintly Greatstaff (Level 7) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Enemy Heroes hit by Searing Lash are marked for 3 seconds. Basic Attacks against them deal an additional 55 (+4% per level) Spell damage and remove the mark.

Saintly Greatstaff Icon Saintly Greatstaff makes the next Basic Attack against enemy Heroes recently hit with Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash deal bonus Spell Damage. Remember that the additional damage will increase your healing output because of Zeal Icon Zeal.

If you issue a Basic Attack command immediately after casting Searing Lash, you can benefit from this Talent twice with a single cast because that Basic Attack will consume the first mark before the second mark will be applied.

Whitemane Intercession
Intercession (Level 7) World of Warcraft Whitemane
  • Cooldown: 45 seconds

Activate to make an ally Unstoppable for 1 second and gain 1 stack of Desperation.

Intercession Icon Intercession is one of two tools that Whitemane has that can grant an ally Unstoppable, the other option being Scarlet Crusade Icon Scarlet Crusade at Level 20.

Intercession has the unfortunate side effect of generating a stack of Desperation, however, this effect will trigger Radiance Icon Radiance without the need of casting Desperate Plea Icon Desperate Plea when its Mana cost is high.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Scarlet Aegis ?
Scarlet Aegis (Level 10) World of Warcraft Whitemane
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Bolster the spirits of nearby allied Heroes, healing them for 300 (+4% per level) and granting them 40 Armor for 4 seconds.

Scarlet Aegis Icon Scarlet Aegis is a good Heroic Ability that heals all nearby allies and applies Zeal to them. This means that you can apply Zeal to all nearby allied Heroes simultaneously without gaining any Desperation stacks.

The bonus Armor provided by this Heroic is also very beneficial, and can counterbalance the Armor debuff that is caused by activating Zeal Icon Zeal. If you lose 25 Armor and gain 40 Armor, you end up having 15 Armor remaining.

Whitemane Divine Reckoning
Divine Reckoning (Level 10) World of Warcraft Whitemane
  • Cooldown: 75 seconds

After 1 second, consecrate an area for 4 seconds, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage every 0.5 seconds to enemies inside. 25% of the damage dealt to Heroes is returned as Mana.

Divine Reckoning Icon Divine Reckoning is a strong Heroic Ability that deals damage over time in an area, and restores some Mana based on damage dealt. The damage done by it will increase your Zeal's healing. Divine Reckoning works best in team compositions that can help trap enemy Heroes within its area.

7.

Level 13 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Subjugation
Subjugation (Level 13) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Inquisition reduces all damage the target deals by 50%.

Subjugation Icon Subjugation greatly reduces the damage of any enemies affected by Inquisition Icon Inquisition. It pairs extremely well with Shared Punishment Icon Shared Punishment, which can double the number of affected enemy Heroes.

Whitemane Lashing Out ?
Lashing Out (Level 13) World of Warcraft Whitemane

If Searing Lash's second strike hits an enemy Hero, reduce its cooldown to 1 second.

Lashing Out Icon Lashing Out allows you to cast Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash much more often in team fights, as long as the second strike hits an enemy Hero.

While in theory it is a powerful Talent, in practice it will be hard to get value from it, unless the enemy team has low mobility and/or your team has a lot of crowd control.

Whitemane Scarlet Wrath ?
Scarlet Wrath (Level 13) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Basic Attacks against Heroes increase the duration of all active Zeals by 0.75 seconds and lower the cooldown of Zeals activation by 4 seconds.

Scarlet Wrath Icon Scarlet Wrath is a Talent that, each time Whitemane delivers a Basic Attack, increases the duration of active Zeal buffs on allied Heroes and reduces the cooldown of Zeal Icon Zeal.

A prolonged Zeal buff does not need to be refreshed by casting Desperate Plea Icon Desperate Plea that often, resulting in less Mana consumption during long team fights.

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Level 16 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Radiance ?
Radiance (Level 16) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Upon reaching 3 stacks of Desperation, all allies with Zeal are healed for 175 (+4% per level). Activating Zeal while at 3 stacks of Desperation now increases Armor by 15 instead of reducing it.

Radiance Icon Radiance is a powerful tool that can help Whitemane heal more than usual, mostly in the form of burst healing, and increase her Armor instead of reducing it when activating Zeal Icon Zeal, the active component of her Trait.

A common trick is to use Scarlet Aegis Icon Scarlet Aegis to spread Zeal to make it trigger on as many allied Heroes as possible rather than only on 3 Heroes, however, you still need to use Desperate Plea Icon Desperate Plea to reach 3 stack of Desperation in order to do so.

A less common trick is to use Clemency Icon Clemency to give Zeal to an allied Hero.

A secret trick is to make it trigger by reaching 3 stacks of Desperation, use Inquisition Icon Inquisition or Clemency Icon Clemency to remove 1 stack of Desperation, and make it trigger again by going back to 3 stacks of Desperation.

Whitemane Shared Punishment
Shared Punishment (Level 16) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Upon casting, Inquisition can chain to an additional enemy Hero near its target, dealing 35 (+4% per level) damage every 0.5 seconds. Affected enemies lose 10 Armor.

Shared Punishment Icon Shared Punishment increases healing by doubling the number of Inquisition targets. It also reduces the armor of enemies affected by Inquisition. Shared Punishment will still cause Inquisition to chain to an enemy if it is cast onto an ally via Clemency Icon Clemency. This enables you to position more safely while channeling Inquisition for damage.

Whitemane Harsh Discipline ?
Harsh Discipline (Level 16) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Hitting a Hero with Searing Lash while they are being targeted by Inquisition Roots them for 1.5 seconds.

Harsh Discipline Icon Harsh Discipline is the only Talent in Whitemane's kit that can inflict hard crowd-control.

While being a crowd control Talent, Harsh Discipline might indirectly increase your healing by ensuring that the second strike of Searing Lash Icon Searing Lash will hit an enemy Hero and produce damage that will be converted to healing thanks to Zeal Icon Zeal, however, following up on crowd control by allied Heroes will give you the same result anyways, unless your team lacks crowd control, in which case you might like this Talent a bit more.

9.

Level 20 Talents for Whitemane

Whitemane Scarlet Crusade ?
Scarlet Crusade (Level 20) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Scarlet Aegis heals for 50% more and makes affected allies Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

Scarlet Crusade Icon Scarlet Crusade is a good Talent that can grant multiple allied Heroes, and even Whitemane, Unstoppable. During the late game, preventing or removing crowd-control Abilities can often mean turning the game in your team's favor.

Whitemane Judgment Day ?
Judgment Day (Level 20) World of Warcraft Whitemane

Divine Reckoning deals 50% more damage and pulls enemies to its center the first time it hits them.

Judgment Day Icon Judgment Day is a good upgrade for Divine Reckoning that adds a bit of crowd-control to the consecrated area. If your team composition's win condition is to chain damage dealing Heroics, this may be a good option.

Whitemane Guiding Light ?
Guiding Light (Level 20) World of Warcraft Whitemane
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to cast a permanent Zeal on an allied Hero that costs no Mana and doesn't grant Desperation. Only one can be active at a time and has global cast range.

Guiding Light Icon Guiding Light is a decent Talent that can be activated to permanently grant Zeal Icon Zeal to an allied Hero. You may want this Talent if your team has a Hero who likes to dive, however, the default Zeal duration of 8 seconds is enough in most situations.

Whitemane Purge the Wicked
Purge the Wicked (Level 20) World of Warcraft Whitemane
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to blast an enemy Hero with holy fire, reducing their Armor by 25 and dealing 300 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds.

Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked is a strong Talent that can be cast on an enemy Hero to reduce their Armor and deal damage over time, useful when your team struggles getting a kill.

Keep in mind that the additional damage will be converted to healing from your Trait, Zeal Icon Zeal, making it a good option when you require additional healing as well.

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Changelog

  • 03 Mar. 2021: Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 25 Feb. 2021: New layout.
  • 16 Feb. 2021: Builds and Maps updated.
  • 07 Jun. 2020: Builds and Descriptions changed according to the latest Balance Update.
  • 05 Apr. 2020: Talent Build partially revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 23 Mar. 2020: Missing information added.
  • 28 Nov. 2019: Updated suggested builds to reflect changes in balance patch.
  • 17 Oct. 2019: Updated Talent discussion and recommended builds to account for balance patch.
  • 26 Sep. 2019: Updated Talent discussion to account for Hero rework.
  • 23 Aug. 2018: Updated Talent discussion to reflect balance patch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018: Updated builds and added Desperate Plea build.
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