Brightwing

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Brightwing
Brightwing
Basic Info
Title Faerie Dragon
Role Support Support
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Ranged
Release Date April 15, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1529
Health Regen 3.18
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Armor
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 88
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Brightwing, the Faerie Dragon, is a ranged support hero from the Warcraft universe.[1][2] The Faerie Dragons of Ashenvale are known for their playful demeanor, seemingly disappearing at a whim. The mischevious Brightwing is no exception, often materializing out of nowhere to save her allies or just to mock her foes by some sort of faerie trickery.

Brightwing is a strategic support that can quickly teleport to allies, and Polymorphs enemies.[3]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Soothing Mist Icon.png
Soothing Mist
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Brightwing heals nearby allied Heroes for 115 (+4% per level) every 4 seconds.
Arcane Flare Icon.png
Q
Arcane Flare
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 274 (+4% per level) damage in a small area and 91 (+4% per level) damage in a larger area.
Polymorph Icon.png
W
Polymorph
75 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Target is slowed by 25% Movement Speed, and cannot attack and is Silenced making them unable to use Abilities for 1.25 seconds.
Pixie Dust Icon.png
E
Pixie Dust
60 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Increase target's Movement Speed by 20%, and grant them 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 4 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.
Blink Heal Icon.png
R
Blink Heal
40 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Teleport to a nearby ally, healing them for 204 (+4% per level). Stores up to 2 charges.
Emerald Wind Icon.png
R
Emerald Wind
90 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, create an expanding nova of wind, dealing 319 (+4% per level) damage and pushing enemies away. Passive: Increases the healing of Soothing Mist by 8%.
Icon brightwing mount.png
Z
Phase Shift
Cooldown: 55 seconds
Instead of mounting, teleport to an allied Hero.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Dream Shot Icon.png
Dream Shot
Reduces the cooldown of Arcane Flare by 1 second for each enemy Hero hit by the outer radius, and 3 seconds for each hit by the inner radius.
Unfurling Spray Icon.png
Unfurling Spray
Increases Soothing Mist's range by 20%.
Hyper Shift Icon.png
Hyper Shift
Each allied Hero healed by Soothing Mist reduces the cooldown of Phase Shift by 2 seconds.
Bribe Icon.png
Pixie Charm
Each time Brightwing heals an Allied Hero with Soothing Mist, she gains a stack of Bribe. Use 20 stacks to bribe a Mercenary, instantly defeating them. Does not work on Bosses. Maximum of 80 stacks.
4
Arcane Barrage Icon.png
Arcane Barrage
Increases the range of Arcane Flare by 50%.
Unstable Anomaly Icon.png
Unstable Anomaly
When Polymorph ends, deal 114 (+4% per level) damage to the target and all nearby enemies.
Manic Pixie Icon.png
Manic Pixie
When Soothing Mist heals an ally with Pixie Dust on them, they heal for an additional 104 (+4% per level) over 4 seconds.
Peekaboo! Icon.png
Peekaboo!
Phase Shifting to an ally reveals a large area around them and all enemies in it for 6 seconds.
7
Mistified Icon.png
Mistified
Reduces the cooldown of Soothing Mist by 0.5 seconds every time Brightwing casts a Basic Ability.
Phase Shield Icon.png
Phase Shield
After finishing the teleport, the target of Brightwing's Phase Shift gains a 400 (+4% per level) point Shield for 10 seconds.
Cleanse Icon.png
Cleanse
Activate to make target ally Unstoppable for 1 second. Cannot be cast on yourself.
10
Blink Heal Icon.png
Blink Heal
Teleport to a nearby ally, healing them for 204 (+4% per level). Stores up to 2 charges.
Emerald Wind Icon.png
Emerald Wind
After 0.5 seconds, create an expanding nova of wind, dealing 319 (+4% per level) damage and pushing enemies away. Passive: Increases the healing of Soothing Mist by 8%.
13
Sticky Flare Icon.png
Sticky Flare
Enemies hit by Arcane Flare have their Movement Speed slowed by 40% for 2 seconds.
Pixie Boost Icon.png
Pixie Boost
Pixie Dust gives 50% bonus Move Speed, decaying to 20% over 1.5 seconds.
Shield Dust Icon.png
Shield Dust
Pixie Dust grants 40 Spell Armor against the next enemy Hero Ability, reducing the damage taken by 40%.
Ice Block Icon.png
Ice Block
Activate to place yourself in Stasis and gain Invulnerability for 3 seconds.
16
Greater Polymorph Icon.png
Greater Polymorph
Increases the duration of Polymorph by 0.75 seconds.
Critterize Icon.png
Critterize
While Polymorphed, the target's Armor is reduced by 25, increasing the damage they take by 25%.
Bouncy Dust Icon.png
Bouncy Dust
Pixie Dust bounces to another nearby ally upon impact.
Hardened Focus Icon.png
Hardened Focus
While above 80% life, your Basic Ability cooldowns regenerate 50% faster.
20
Double Wyrmhole Icon.png
Double Wyrmhole
Blink Heal can be cast a second time on a different target within 2 seconds without consuming a charge.
Continuous Winds Icon.png
Continuous Winds
Emerald Wind releases two additional novas that deal 25% damage. Also further increases the healing bonus of Soothing Mist by 7%.
Revitalizing Mist Icon.png
Revitalizing Mist
Healing another Hero with Soothing Mist increases their healing received from Soothing Mist by 25% for 6 seconds. Stacks 3 times.
Storm Shield Icon.png
Storm Shield
Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Brightwing, Faerie Dragon
Like many Faerie Dragons, Brightwing is happiest darting around the forests of Ashenvale, healing friends, and then grabbing a light snack. By the way, did you know a human head only weighs ten pounds? Talk about light!
Default Tropical Darkwing
Brightwing Faerie Dragon 1.jpg
625gems / 7,000gold
Brightwing Faerie Dragon 2.jpg
Free
Brightwing Faerie Dragon 3.jpg
Free
Rare Fey Dragon
The fey magic from which Brightwing draws her power is wild and chaotic. Her very form reflects its unstable nature, ever shifting, like an image from a dream.
Default Onyx Pink
Brightwing Master 1.jpg
Shard.png 100
Brightwing Master 2.jpg
Shard.png 100
Brightwing Master 3.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Monarch
Just like the flawless butterfly from which she takes her name, Monarch Brightwing has many ways to sting. Kneel peasant! For you face the Monarch! And her wrath is cruel...
Default Nether Magenta
Brightwing Monarch 1.jpg
Shard.png 100
Brightwing Monarch 2.jpg
Shard.png 100
Brightwing Monarch 3.jpg
Shard.png 100
Emerald
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Shard.png 100
Epic Flying Monkey
The magical flying creatures of Sky Temple often cause trouble for the locals. It can be hard to run a successful bazaar when your merchandise disappears into thin air.
Skin Features: Replaced voice-over, themed abilities. Flying Monkey Brightwing makes monkey noises instead of speaking. She throws bananas when using Arcane Flare, and her Polymorph ability turns enemies into toy monkeys.
Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.
Default Violet Elder
Brightwing Flying Monkey 1.jpg
Shard.png 400
Brightwing Flying Monkey 2.jpg
Shard.png 400
Brightwing Flying Monkey 3.jpg
Shard.png 400

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brightwing represents the faerie dragon unit from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003).
  • The Developers knew from the beginning that they wanted Brightwing to be about mitigating damage rather than traditional healing. When they examined the Warcraft 3 Faerie Dragon, they decided to focus on the fantasy of whimsical powers and pixie dust. The abilities ”Polymorph” and “Pixie Dust” quickly became two staples to build the rest of her kit around. To really push the envelope, they debated and experimented with some complicated mechanics like mana burn and giving her the ability to fly to allies, but eventually had to tone it back because the extra mechanics got really complicated. They knew they had something special when we designed the Phase Shift ability as a replacement for a traditional mount power. The goal was to create an omnipresent hero similar to Abathur, but unlike Abathur, Brightwing has a stronger tactical presence. The Developers wanted Phase Shift to require an ally to play off of and support her trait's design. The trait is purposely designed to be simple, which allows Brightwing players to scan the battlefield constantly. They also wanted to give Phase Shift global range so that there were more opportunities to cast it and to play up soft split pushing strategies.[4]
  • After being introduced in Heroes of the Storm, Brightwing went on to appear in World of Warcraft: Legion (2016).
  • Brightwing was one of the four heroes revealed at PAX East 2014.[5]
  • The Monarch blurb is a reference to the Venture Bros., whose arch nemesis the Monarch insists the butterfly of the same name has a deadly sting.
  • Brightwing has an older brother who affirms that she was, in fact, adopted.[6]
  • Brightwing has a twin brother named Darkwing who she believes is not very nice.
  • One of Brightwing's gag quotes refers to the constant flapping of her wings.
  • There is a Brightwing's model update that was shelved after the backlash due to murky's model update. Both Murky and Brightwing were built in ways that made them difficult to alter, and the art team wanted to address the issue by fixing these problems internally before release. Their schedule didn't permit them to complete the updates before going live. The visual differences are primarily intended to bridge the gap between the current in-game Brightwing and Samwise's concept and improve Brightwing's presence from game-view.[7]

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