Tyrande

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Tyrande
Tyrande
Basic Info
Title High Priestess of Elune
Role Support Support
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Ranged
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1655
Health Regen 3.45
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Armor
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 90
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Tyrande Whisperwind, the High Priestess of Elune, is a ranged support hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] She strikes fear into all who wish ill of the Kaldorei. As the highest ranking Sentinel and High Priestess of Elune, she is not only the Night Elves' most deadly warrior, but also their most cunning leader.

Tyrande marks enemy targets so they take increased damage. Summons owls to scout out enemy positions.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

A peerless hunter by moonlight and the chosen of the goddess Elune, Tyrande has led the night elves in war for ages.

Tyrande was born thousands of years ago and grew up in the company of Malfurion and Illidan Stormrage. She answered the call of the Sisters of Elune, followers of the night elves' Goddess of the Moon, and became a novice priestess, while the Stormrage brothers followed different paths. Their destinies merged anew when the Burning Legion arrived on Azeroth.

Tyrande and Malfurion grew close and battled against the invading demons together, but Illidan pursued a darker path, feigning allegiance to the Burning Legion and succumbing to the temptations of power. After the defeat of the Legion and the Sundering, Tyrande and Malfurion helped rebuild elven society; Illidan was imprisoned beneath Mount Hyjal.

The couple could not remain together for long; soon after the night elves settled near Mount Hyjal, Malfurion and the other night elf druids were needed in the Emerald Dream. While Malfurion slept in the Dream, Tyrande commanded her people, forming the Sentinels – the night elven army – to guard their lands and allies.

During the Third War, Tyrande sent her Sentinels to deter the advances of the Horde in Kalimdor, but ultimately ended up working with them to battle the armies of the Burning Legion, an effort that also forced her to awaken the druids, including Malfurion, from the Emerald Dream. Their time together was cut short when the elder Stormrage suffered from the corruption of the Dream, but Tyrande joined her lover to defeat the menace, and they both returned to Azeroth, where they protected their people (and the other races of the Alliance) from the destruction caused by Deathwing and the advances of Garrosh Hellscream in Kalimdor.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Hunter's Mark Icon.png
D
Hunter's Mark
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Reveal a target enemy and lower their Armor by 25 for 4 seconds, increasing all damage taken by 25%. Cannot be used on Structures.
Light of Elune Icon.png
Q
Light of Elune
45 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Heal yourself for 160 (+4% per level). If cast on an ally, also heals them for 320 (+4% per level) Health.
Sentinel Icon.png
W
Sentinel
65 Mana Cooldown: 18 seconds
Send an Owl that travels across the battleground revealing its path. Deals 173 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit and reveals them for 5 seconds.
Lunar Flare Icon.png
E
Lunar Flare
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
After a short delay, deal 205 (+4% per level) damage and stun enemies in the target area for 0.75 seconds.
Shadowstalk Icon.png
R
Shadowstalk
75 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
Stealth all allied Heroes and heal them for 240 (+4% per level) over 8 seconds. At the conclusion of Shadowstalk, they receive a burst of 95 (+4% per level) healing.
Starfall Icon.png
R
Starfall
75 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
Deal 91 (+4% per level) damage per second and slow enemies by 20% in an area. Lasts 8 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Celestial Attunement Icon.png
Celestial Attunement
Reduce the Mana cost of Light of Elune by 15.
Ranger's Mark Icon.png
Ranger's Mark
Lower the Cooldown of Hunter's Mark by 6 seconds.
Seasoned Marksman Icon.png
Seasoned Marksman
❢ Quest: Every Minion killed near you grants 0.2 Attack Damage, and Takedowns grant 0.5 Attack Damage.
❢ Reward: Upon gaining 40 bonus Attack Damage, you can also activate Seasoned Marksman to increase your Attack Speed by 40% for 3 seconds. 60 second cooldown.
Empower Icon.png
Empower
When Sentinel impacts, your cooldowns are instantly reduced by 2 seconds.
4
Pierce Icon.png
Pierce
Sentinel no longer stops at the first Hero hit, affecting all enemy Heroes along the path.
Focused Attack Icon.png
Focused Attack
Every 10 seconds, your next Basic Attack against a Hero deals 75% additional damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.
Protective Shield Icon.png
Protective Shield
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to shield an allied Hero for 15% of their max Health for 5 seconds.
Healing Ward Icon.png
Healing Ward
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to place a ward on the ground that heals allies in an area for 2% of their maximum Health every second for 10 seconds.
Searing Arrows Icon.png
Searing Arrows
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Activate to increase Basic Attack damage by 50% for 5 seconds. Each attack costs 10 Mana.
7
Quickening Blessing Icon.png
Quickening Blessing
If cast on an ally, Light of Elune also increases their Movement Speed by 25% for 3 seconds.
Lunar Blaze Icon.png
Lunar Blaze
Increases the range of Lunar Flare by 40%.
Lunar Momentum Icon.png
Lunar Momentum
Basic Attacks reduce your Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.6 seconds.
Calldown- MULE Icon.png
Calldown: MULE
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to calldown a Mule that repairs Structures, one at a time, near target point for 40 seconds, healing for 100 Health every 1 second. Grants 1 ammo every 3 seconds.
10
Shadowstalk Icon.png
Shadowstalk
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Stealth all allied Heroes and heal them for 240 (+4% per level) over 8 seconds. At the conclusion of Shadowstalk, they receive a burst of 95 (+4% per level) healing.
Starfall Icon.png
Starfall
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Deal 91 (+4% per level) damage per second and slow enemies by 20% in an area. Lasts 8 seconds.
13
Overflowing Light Icon.png
Overflowing Light
When you are above 50% Health, Light of Elune's allied heal is increased by 30%.
Huntress' Fury Icon.png
Huntress' Fury
Gain 40% additional Attack Speed for 5 seconds when using Hunter's Mark.
Sprint Icon.png
Sprint
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to gain 75% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
Shrink Ray Icon.png
Shrink Ray
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reduce an enemy Hero's damage by 50% and Movement Speed by 50% for 4 seconds.
16
Trueshot Aura Icon.png
Trueshot Aura
You passively grant 15% Basic Attack damage to nearby allied Heroes.
Mark of Mending Icon.png
Mark of Mending
Basic Attacks against Marked targets heal for 2.5% maximum Health.
Ranger Icon.png
Ranger
Increases width of Sentinel by 100%. Increases damage dealt based on distance traveled, up to a maximum of +200% damage.
Shooting Star Icon.png
Shooting Star
Lunar Flare does 50% more damage. Hitting an enemy Hero will also refund the mana cost.
20
Hunter's Swiftness Icon.png
Hunter's Swiftness
When using Shadowstalk, you and allied Heroes gain 30% Movement Speed for 8 seconds.
Celestial Wrath Icon.png
Celestial Wrath
Starfall can be cast globally. Damage is increased by 30%.
Nexus Frenzy Icon.png
Nexus Frenzy
Increases Attack Speed by 20% and Attack Range by 20%.
Storm Shield Icon.png
Storm Shield
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.
Rewind Icon.png
Rewind
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • High Priestess of Elune
    • Backstory: Tyrande Whisperwind strikes fear into all who wish ill of the Kaldorei. As the highest ranking Sentinel and High Priestess of Elune, she is not only the Night Elves' most deadly warrior, but also their most cunning leader.
    • Price: 4,000g / $6.49 / 6.49
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: The vestments of the Sentinel General were blessed by Elune herself. Like the night elves before the World Tree's fall, they do not age and remain as pristine as when they were blessed.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Rare Warden
    • Backstory: Ever since they were children, Tyrande had known her fate was bound to that of Malfurion's. Now, she would serve as his warden, and for his betrayal the sentence would be eternal.
    • Price: $7.49 / 6.49€
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative shared history skins.
  • Epic Blood Elf
    • Backstory: Named for her ancestor, the first Sun Queen, Tyrande Windrunner serves the blood elves as their Ranger General, preparing her people for their pilgrimage into Outland.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Epic Skin Features: Themed Abilities. The Light of Elune is gold and Sentinel summons a phoenix, while Basic Attack, Lunar Flare and Starfall have fiery effects.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
  • Epic Eagle Eye
    • Backstory: When the Eternal Empire destroyed her home planet, Tyrande Solarwind swore to avenge her fallen people. Her quest has led her to the city of New York in order to eliminate her mortal enemy.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Epic Skin Features: Themed Abilities. Light of Elune, Sentinel, Lunar Flare, and Starfall have comic book-style spell effects. Shadowstalk marks Heroes with a feather above their heads.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Eternal Empire skins.
  • Epic Love Goddess
    • Backstory: With her enchanted arrows and her keen insight into the hearts of mortals, the Love Goddess is responsible for more than one match made in heaven.
    • Price: $9.99 / 9.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tyrande first appeared in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002).
  • Tyrande is voiced by Elisa Gabrielli.
  • She was under consideration for inclusion as early as 2011.[3]
  • One of Tyrande's gag quotes is a reference to Sailor Moon's taunt phrase, "In the name of the Moon, I will punish you!" Tyrande's status as the High Priestess of Elune clearly shows.
  • Tyrande's dance animation is derived from the dance steps of Beyoncé's Single Ladies music video.
  • In Warcraft III, Tyrande was an Amazonian character. In World of Warcraft she had a moon dress and ceremonial armor that didn't necessarily reflect what the art team wanted from a character who was meant to be combative and hands-on on the battlefield. Her Heroes of the Storm design was meant to combine that iconic white dress with an armored Sentinel look.[4][5]
  • One of Tyrande's gag quotes refers to the Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian denomination known for their door-to-door preaching.
  • One of her gag quote references Goodnight Moon, a picture book for children.
  • Tyrande owns a large frostsaber named Ash'alah.

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