Yrel Talents

Last updated on Jul 12, 2019 at 08:05 by Kendric 25 comments
General Information

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

1.

Yrel's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Light of Karabor Dauntless ? Maraad's Insight
4 Aegis of Light Gift of the Naaru Hand of Freedom
7 Righteous Momentum Holy Avenger Divine Steed
10 Ardent Defender Sacred Ground ?
13 Aldor Peacekeeper Repentance Velen's Chosen
16 Templar's Verdict Divine Favor Holy Wrath
20 Word of Glory Hallowed Ground ? Bubble Hearth Seraphim
2.

Yrel's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Bruiser Build

Talent calculator »
Level 1 Maraad's Insight Icon
Level 4 Aegis of Light Icon Hand of Freedom Icon ?
Level 7 Divine Steed Icon Righteous Momentum Icon ?
Level 10 Ardent Defender Icon
Level 13 Repentance Icon
Level 16 Holy Wrath Icon
Level 20 Seraphim Icon

The Bruiser Build is designed to make Yrel a formidable solo laner and - as the name suggests - Bruiser. By choosing Maraad's Insight Icon Maraad's Insight at Level 1, you make sure to have enough self-sustain to outlast most other Heroes in lane or at least trade evenly. At Level 4, we usually recommend Aegis of Light Icon Aegis of Light, however, Hand of Freedom Icon Hand of Freedom can still be a valid choice if your team requires additional help against enemy Slows and Roots or simply to speed up an important Hero, usually Assassins, to make them more impactful. At Level 13, Repentance Icon Repentance allows Yrel to chase targets down more efficiently, which is particularly useful when played a bit more aggressively. Ultimately, Holy Wrath Icon Holy Wrath causes Yrel to have a significant late game power spike, since the extra damage after each Basic Ability splashes in a respectable area around her and even works against enemy Structures. Last but not least, Seraphim Icon Seraphim at Level 20 removes one of Yrel's core weaknesses and makes her much less susceptible to enemy crowd control by giving her a short time window during which she becomes Unstoppable.

Defensive Build

Talent calculator »
Level 1 Light of Karabor Icon
Level 4 Hand of Freedom Icon
Level 7 Righteous Momentum Icon Divine Steed Icon ?
Level 10 Ardent Defender Icon Sacred Ground Icon ?
Level 13 Aldor Peacekeeper Icon
Level 16 Holy Wrath Icon
Level 20 Word of Glory Icon Seraphim Icon ?

The Defensive Build allows Yrel to both tank more damage herself while also reducing the enemy team's performance in that regard. At Level 1, Light of Karabor Icon Light of Karabor lays a great foundation to increase her self-healing and possesses great synergy with Aldor Peacekeeper Icon Aldor Peacekeeper at Level 13. Hand of Freedom Icon Hand of Freedom at Level 4 helps deal with enemy Slows and Roots, in particular, but can also be used as a mere mobility boost due to its low cooldown. During the late game, Holy Wrath Icon Holy Wrath is a universally strong weapon that increases Yrel's damage and wave clear capabilities significantly. At Level 20, Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory can be taken to further mitigate damage dealt on allied Heroes. Alternatively, Seraphim Icon Seraphim is never a bad choice, as it helps fight Yrel's susceptibility to enemy crowd control.

3.

Level 1 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Light of Karabor
Light of Karabor (Level 1) World of Warcraft Yrel

Increase Vindication's radius by 15%. Hitting an enemy Hero increases Vindication's healing by 40%. If more than one Hero is hit, the bonus is increased to 80%.

Yrel Dauntless ?
Dauntless (Level 1) World of Warcraft Yrel

Casting a Basic Ability grants Yrel 50 Physical Armor for 2 seconds.

Yrel Maraad's Insight
Maraad's Insight (Level 1) World of Warcraft Yrel

After damaging an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability, Yrel's next Basic Attack heals her for 128 (+4% per level).

3.1.

Discussion

Maraad's Insight Icon Maraad's Insight's healing is significant enough to make it a great choice for team fights. Furthermore, this talent offers good value if Yrel is played as a solo-laner, as it will provide her with a lot of additional self-sustain.

Light of Karabor Icon Light of Karabor's bigger radius on Vindication Icon Vindication provides strong synergy with Aldor Peacekeeper Icon Aldor Peacekeeper at Level 13. Furthermore, the increased healing helps Yrel to survive in the solo lane.

Dauntless Icon Dauntless can be a valid choice if the enemy team relies heavily on physical damage, especially against fast attacking Heroes like Tracer.

4.

Level 4 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Aegis of Light
Aegis of Light (Level 4) World of Warcraft Yrel

Upon landing, Avenging Wrath grants other nearby allied Heroes 25 Armor for 4 seconds.

Yrel Gift of the Naaru
Gift of the Naaru (Level 4) World of Warcraft Yrel

Divine Purpose heals the lowest Health nearby allied Hero other than Yrel for 275 (+4% per level).

Yrel Hand of Freedom
Hand of Freedom (Level 4) World of Warcraft Yrel
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Grant an allied Hero 35% Movement Speed for 3 seconds and remove all Slows and Roots from them.

4.1.

Discussion

Aegis of Light Icon Aegis of Light works best if used in combination with Yrel's Trait. Activate Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose before using Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath to get an immediate and reliable leap towards allies in need.

Hand of Freedom Icon Hand of Freedom's effect is strong against enemy Slows and Roots. But even if no ally is currently affected by these debuffs, the mere Movement Speed is great to empower crucial members of your composition, usually Assassins, Tanks, or Bruisers.

Gift of the Naaru Icon Gift of the Naaru is a good healing source, however, it can force Yrel to move unnaturally just to heal the target in need. As a result, we deem this talent to be too unreliable to make it a good choice.

5.

Level 7 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Righteous Momentum
Righteous Momentum (Level 7) World of Warcraft Yrel

Gain 5% Movement Speed. Yrel is no longer Slowed while Channeling Righteous Hammer, and instead this bonus is quadrupled.

Yrel Holy Avenger
Holy Avenger (Level 7) World of Warcraft Yrel

Hitting an enemy Hero with Avenging Wrath at maximum charge reduces its cooldown to 1 second.

Yrel Divine Steed
Divine Steed (Level 7) World of Warcraft Yrel

Mounting is instant and grants 60% Movement Speed that decays over 3 seconds.

5.1.

Discussion

Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed causes Yrel to rotate very swiftly. Without a channel time and with the initial Movement Speed boost on her Mount, Yrel can get out of many dangerous situations.

Righteous Momentum Icon Righteous Momentum permanently increases Yrel's Movement Speed which is always useful. Furthermore, it allows Yrel to land Righteous Hammer Icon Righteous Hammer more reliably, which definitely helps her combat performance.

Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger has nice synergy with other Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath-related talents; however, we think that both of the other Level 7 talents provide more mobility and utility.

6.

Level 10 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Ardent Defender
Ardent Defender (Level 10) World of Warcraft Yrel
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 120 seconds

Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and healing her for 50% of the damage received.

Yrel Sacred Ground ?
Sacred Ground (Level 10) World of Warcraft Yrel
  • Mana: 40
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 50 Armor until she leaves the area.

6.1.

Discussion

Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender is the ultimate defensive ability available for Yrel. It makes her Invulnerable, however, unlike Uther's Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, Yrel remains targetable for the enemy team. The more damage she absorbs while Ardent Defender is active, the more healing she receives. Use this ability to shut down hard-hitting abilities, such as Jaina's Ring of Frost Icon Ring of Frost or Kael'thas's Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast and strike back with replenished health. It is absolutely worth mentioning that Ardent Defender should usually be used while Yrel is still at 50% of her health or higher, in order to guarantee her participation during a team fight once the ability has expired. If used while Yrel is on the brink of death, it will usually result in her retreating anyway.

Sacred Ground Icon Sacred Ground unleashes its full potential on battlegrounds which feature a static Map Objective, such as Infernal Shrines or Sky Temple. If Yrel does not have to worry about getting left behind by a moving Map Objective and when it is all about holding a certain location, it will become extremely difficult for the enemy team to get past her.

7.

Level 13 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Aldor Peacekeeper
Aldor Peacekeeper (Level 13) World of Warcraft Yrel

Enemy Heroes hit by Vindication at maximum charge deal 40% less damage for 3 seconds.

Yrel Repentance
Repentance (Level 13) World of Warcraft Yrel

Increase Avenging Wrath's Slow by 25% and duration by 0.75 seconds.

Yrel Velen's Chosen
Velen's Chosen (Level 13) World of Warcraft Yrel

Hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability at maximum charge grants 10% Spell Power for 10 seconds, up to 30%.

7.1.

Discussion

Repentance Icon Repentance is a viable talent and gets most value if the enemy team features several low mobility Heroes who are punished by getting slowed. The additional Movement Speed Slow makes a big difference when it comes to either helping allies in need or, most importantly, securing kills on fleeing enemies.

Aldor Peacekeeper Icon Aldor Peacekeeper provides relatively consistent damage mitigation on enemy Heroes, especially if combined with Light of Karabor Icon Light of Karabor's bigger radius on Vindication Icon Vindication.

Velen's Chosen Icon Velen's Chosen is an overrated talent. The additional Ability damage offered can empower Yrel's combat performance tremendously, however, the fact that Yrel needs to hit enemy Heroes with maximum charged abilities in order to proc its value is too much of a limitation for it to become a recommended choice.

8.

Level 16 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Templar's Verdict
Templar's Verdict (Level 16) World of Warcraft Yrel

Righteous Hammer reduces the Armor of enemy Heroes hit by 20 for 4 seconds and deals bonus damage equal to 6% of their maximum Health.

Yrel Divine Favor
Divine Favor (Level 16) World of Warcraft Yrel

Casting a Basic Ability reduces the cooldown of Divine Purpose by 1.5 seconds.

Yrel Holy Wrath
Holy Wrath (Level 16) World of Warcraft Yrel

After casting a Basic Ability, Yrel's next Basic Attack splashes for 20% increased damage around the target.

8.1.

Discussion

Holy Wrath Icon Holy Wrath's damage bonus is surprisingly good. It allows Yrel to consistently (as long as she uses Basic Abilities) deal with Minion Waves but also nearby enemy Heroes. Since the bonus damage also applies to Structures, it makes her a pretty formidable Hero during pushes.

Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict's Armor reduction is not bad per se. However, the fact that Holy Wrath Icon Holy Wrath deals more consistent damage and offers additional waveclear makes it a better choice in most games.

Divine Favor Icon Divine Favor is not really needed, since the innate cooldown on Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose feels low enough already.

9.

Level 20 Talents for Yrel

Yrel Word of Glory
Word of Glory (Level 20) World of Warcraft Yrel

Ardent Defender heals nearby allied Heroes for 100% of the healing received by Yrel.

Yrel Hallowed Ground ?
Hallowed Ground (Level 20) World of Warcraft Yrel

Casting Avenging Wrath while inside Sacred Ground moves Sacred Ground to Yrel's location upon landing.

Yrel Bubble Hearth
Bubble Hearth (Level 20) World of Warcraft Yrel
  • Cooldown: 80 seconds

After 1 second, Yrel becomes Invulnerable and casts Hearthstone. Cannot be canceled.

Yrel Seraphim
Seraphim (Level 20) World of Warcraft Yrel
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Activate to become Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

9.1.

Discussion

Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory marks a huge late game power spike for Yrel. If Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender is used well and absorbs a lot of damage, the provided AoE healing can single-handedly win team fights.

Seraphim Icon Seraphim is an underrated talent. Against several heavy crowd control Heroes in the enemy team, this talent allows Yrel to make sure her Basic Abilities do not get interrupted. The 10-second cooldown on Seraphim is short enough to make it a worthwhile investment.

Hallowed Ground Icon Hallowed Ground should only be considered if Sacred Ground Icon Sacred Ground was picked at Level 10. But even then, it may be difficult to drag the sacred zone with Yrel all the time, making it a very situational choice.

Bubble Hearth Icon Bubble Hearth is a fun talent. Unfortunately, it offers very little value in most situations. Yrel needs to channel it for a short period of time and any Stun or Silence she receives during that channel will cause Bubble Hearth to get interrupted.

10.

Changelog

  • 12 Jul. 2019: Revised and overhauled Yrel's Talents and Builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 28 Jun. 2018: Completely overhauled Yrel's talents section in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 15 Jun. 2018: Changed Maraad's Insight from Not Recommended to Recommended.
Show more
Show less