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Brightwing
Brightwing

"Fight time!"

Basic Info
Title Faerie Dragon
Role Healer Healer
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Release Date April 15, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1450
Health Regen 3.0195
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.6875
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 81
Data Page


Brightwing, the Faerie Dragon, is a ranged Healer 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 Healer who can teleport to allies, excelling on large battlegrounds.

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Brightwing is a faerie dragon located in the Emerald Dreamway in World of Warcraft.

Faerie dragons (also known as sprites, sprite darters, blink dragons, fey dragons or fey drakes)[3] are diminutive, intelligent creatures that look like flying lizards (much like a chameleon with butterfly wings). Though not actual dragons, these mystical looking creatures police the Emerald Dream from magic. As such they are immune to magic.

The faerie dragons of Ashenvale are known for their playful demeanor, seemingly disappearing on a whim. The more mischievous ones will often materialize out of nowhere to save their allies, or simply to mock their foes.[3] One wouldn't know it from looking at them, but the lovely faerie dragons can be truly fearsome if trained properly. They can do amazing things to magical energy: absorb it, redirect it, even nullify it entirely. They're nearly harmless alone, but in large numbers, they can have a stunning effect on a battle.[4] Faerie dragons can speak, but few of them choose to do so.[3] The faerie dragons that dwell near Nordrassil in Mount Hyjal can see through enemy illusions. They are quite intelligent and able to speak, albeit with broken grammar.[5]

This creature resembles a dragon in some respects, but feathery antennae sprout from its head and its wings are moth-like. Its turquoise scales shimmer in the sparkles that dance from its body. It turns its head to look at you with a beady black eye before emitting a small keen. They have a powerful natural defense against magic and the unique ability to phase out of reality. Their defense seems to work by the dragon encasing itself within a strong energy shield that repels most magic and conventional attacks. While in this form they can siphon the unused magical energy wasted in basic spell casting, and then focus, amplify, and direct it back at the unfortunate caster in a sort of "feedback" attack. This ability is very powerful but requires a great deal of effort, and can only be used sporadically, requiring the dragon to rest between uses. For this reason, the faerie dragons often travel in packs.


Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Soothing Mist Icon.png
Soothing Mist
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Activate to remove all Stun, Root, Slow, and Silence effects from nearby allied Heroes.
Passive: Brightwing heals nearby allied Heroes for 105 every 4 seconds.

Type: CC removal (active) / Healing (passive)
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 7

  • Expands from 1 to its maximum radius over 0.6 seconds.
Arcane Flare Icon.png
Q
Arcane Flare
35 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Shoot a flare dealing 75 damage to enemies hit, and an additional 105 damage to enemies in the center. If a Hero is hit by the center, Soothing Mist's passive healing instantly activates.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: 0.15+0 seconds
Range: 8
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius:
Outer - 2.5
Inner - 1
Missile speed: 11.4
Polymorph Icon.png
W
Polymorph
50 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Polymorph a target for 1.5 seconds, Slowing their Movement Speed by 25% and Silencing them. Targets are not able to attack while Polymorphed.

Type: Crowd Control
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Polymorph
Cast time: 0.2+0 seconds
Range: 7
Pixie Dust Icon.png
E
Pixie Dust
60 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Increase target's Movement Speed by 20%, and grant them 25 Spell Armor for 3 seconds, reducing Spell damage taken by 25%.

Type: Damage modifier: Spell Armor
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 7
Missile speed: 32
Blink Heal Icon.png
R
Blink Heal
40 Mana Cooldown: 9 / 2.0 seconds
Charge Cooldown: 9 seconds
Teleport to a nearby ally. When teleporting to a Hero, heal them for 200.
Stores up to 2 charges.

Type: Healing / Mobility: Teleport
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Allies
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10
Emerald Wind Icon.png
R
Emerald Wind
90 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, create an expanding nova of wind, dealing 225 damage and pushing enemies away.

Type: Damage / Crowd Control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Non-Structure enemies
Targeting: No target
Cast time: 0.5(Ch)+1.625(Ch)+0 seconds
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 8
Tickrate: 16/s (x27)
Knockback duration: 0.1875 seconds
Knockback speed: 4.5

  • Expands to its maximum radius over 1.625 seconds.
  • Interrupting the ability during it's windup puts it on a 10-second cooldown.
Icon brightwing mount.png
Z
Phase Shift
Cooldown: 60 seconds
After 2 seconds, teleport to an allied Hero and heal them for 20% of their maximum Health.

Type: Healing / Mobility: Teleport
Scaling: -
Affects: Allied Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Channeled cast (stationary)
Cast time: 2.0+0 seconds
Range: Global

  • Interrupting the ability during its windup puts it on a 10-second cooldown.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Greater Polymorph Icon.png
Greater Polymorph
Increase Polymorph's range by 30%. Hero Takedowns refresh the cooldown of Polymorph.

Bonus range: 2.1
Hyper Shift Icon.png
Hyper Shift
Increase Phase Shift's healing by an additional 10% of the target's maximum Health. Nearby enemy Minion death reduce Phase Shift's cooldown by 2 seconds.
Bribe Icon.png
Pixie Charm
Activate to consume 20 stacks of Bribe to instantly defeat an uncaptured Mercenary.
Passive: Gain 1 stack of Bribe when a nearby enemy Minion dies, and 5 stacks when hitting an enemy Hero with Arcane Flare's center. Maximum 80 stacks.

Type: Activatable
Affects: Non-Elite neutral Mercenaries
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 6
Charge cooldown: 0.25 seconds
4
Dream Shot Icon.png
Dream Shot
Increase Arcane Flare's range by 50%. Hitting a Hero with Arcane Flare's center reduces its cooldown to 2 seconds.

Bonus range: 4
Unstable Anomaly Icon.png
Unstable Anomaly
Increase Polymorph's Slow by 15%. Upon expiration, Polymorph deals damage to nearby enemy Heroes equal to 2% of their maximum Health.

Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3
Magic Spit Icon.png
Magic Spit
Increase Basic Attack range by 1.1. Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Soothing Mist by 5 seconds.
7
Sticky Flare Icon.png
Sticky Flare
Enemies hit by Arcane Flare have their Movement Speed slowed by 20% for 3 seconds. Increase the Slow to 40% if they are hit by the center portion.

Properties: Slow
Peekaboo! Icon.png
Peekaboo!
Phase Shifting to an ally grants both Brightwing and her target a 335 point Shield and reveals a large area around them for 5 seconds.

Type: Shield
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self, Target
Properties: Revealed
Reveal radius: 15
Critical Mist Icon.png
Critical Mist
If Soothing Mist removes a disabling effect from an ally, heal them for 250.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Allied Heroes
10
Blink Heal Icon.png
Blink Heal
Charge Cooldown: 9 seconds
Teleport to a nearby ally. When teleporting to a Hero, heal them for 200.
Stores up to 2 charges.
Emerald Wind Icon.png
Emerald Wind
Cooldown: 50 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, create an expanding nova of wind, dealing 225 damage and pushing enemies away.
13
Pixie Boost Icon.png
Pixie Boost
Pixie Dust gives 40% bonus Movement Speed, decaying to 20% over 3 seconds.
Safety Dust Icon.png
Safety Dust
Increase Pixie Dust's duration by 1 second. Brightwing heals allied with an active Pixie Dust for 25% more.
Pixie Power Icon.png
Pixie Power
Reduce the cooldown of Pixie Dust by 3 seconds and increase the Spell Armor granted by 25.
16
Hush! Icon.png
Hush!
Enemy Heroes hit by the center of Arcane Flare are Silenced for 1 second and deal 25% less damage for 3 seconds.

Type: Crowd Control / Damage modifier: Debuff
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Silence
Critterize Icon.png
Critterize
While Polymorphed, the target's Armor is reduced by 25, increasing the damage they take by 25%.

Type: Damage modifier: Armor
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Phase Out Icon.png
Phase Out
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Active: Activate to place Brightwing in Stasis for 0.75 seconds.

Type: Status Effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No Target
Properties: Stasis
Cast time: Instant
20
Invisible Friends Icon.png
Invisible Friends
Blink Heal grants Stealth to Brightwing. If Blink Heal is cast on a Hero, they are also granted Stealth. While Stealthed by Invisible Friends, Heroes heal for 20 Health per second and are Unreveable for the first 0.5 seconds.
Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible.

Type: Status Effect / Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Properties: Heal over Time, Stealth
Tickrate: 1/s
Intensive Winds Icon.png
Intensive Winds
Permanently reduce Emerald Wind's cooldown to 5 seconds and increase its Mana cost to 200.
Speedy Dragon Icon.png
Speedy Dragon
Permanently gain 20% Movement Speed.
Faerie Protector Icon.png
Faerie Protector
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Active: Activate to apply Pixie Dust to all nearby Heroes.

Type: Damage modifier: Spell Armor
Affects: Allied Heroes
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 8

  • Benefits from all talents affecting Pixie Dust.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Brightwing Skins
 
Rare Faerie Dragon
Backstory: 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!
Brightwing Faerie Dragon.jpg
Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Faerie Dragon
Brightwing Tropical.jpg
Free
Tropical
Brightwing Darkwing.jpg
Free
Darkwing
Brightwing Primal.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Primal
Rare Fey Dragon
Backstory: 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.
Brightwing Fey Dragon.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Brightwing Fey Dragon Onyx.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Onyx
Brightwing Fey Dragon Pink.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Pink
Epic Flying Monkey
Backstory: 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.
Features: Replaced voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.
Brightwing Flying Monkey.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Brightwing Flying Monkey Violet.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Violet
Brightwing Flying Monkey Elder.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Elder
Rare Monarch
Backstory: 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...
Brightwing Monarch.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Brightwing Monarch Nether.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Nether
Brightwing Monarch Magenta.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Magenta
Brightwing Monarch Emerald.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Emerald
Brightwing Event Skins
 
Rare / Epic Bewitching Hallow's End
Backstory: Taking her Hallow's End costume seriously, Brightwing has amassed an impressive variety of "ingredients" for her cauldron. Just don't ask where they came from.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Brightwing Bewitching.jpg
Shard.png100
Brightwing Bewitching Crimson.jpg
Shard.png100
Crimson
Brightwing Bewitching Wild.jpg
Shard.png100
Wild
Brightwing Bewitching Spirited.jpg
Shard.png100
Spirited
Brightwing Bewitching Dusk.jpg
Shard.png100
Dusk
Brightwing Bewitching Spectral.jpg
Shard.png600
Spectral

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Brightwing Portraits
 
Bewitching Brightwing Portrait.png
Hallow's End Bewitching Brightwing
Shard.png40
Brightwing Hero Portrait.png
Brightwing Hero
Brightwing Mastery Portrait.png
Brightwing Mastery
Carbot Brightwing Portrait.png
Carbot Brightwing
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Flying Monkey Brigthwing Portrait.png
Flying Monkey Brigthwing
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Brightwing Sprays
 
Bewitching Brightwing Spray.png
Hallow's End Bewitching Brightwing
Shard.png40
Carbot Brightwing Spray.png
Carbot Brightwing
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cartoon Brightwing Spray.png
Cartoon Brightwing
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Máscara de Alasol Spray.gif
Nexomania Máscara de Alasol
Shard.png150
Old Timey Flying Monkey Brightwing Spray.png
Old Timey Flying Monkey Brightwing
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Tattoo Brightwing Spray.png
Tattoo Brightwing
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Brightwing Pack 1 Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Happy.png Brightwing Pack 2 Emoji Brightwing Pack 2 Brightwing Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Happy.png Brightwing Happy :brightwinghappy:
:bwhappy:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 2 Brightwing Angry.png Brightwing Angry :brightwingangry:
:bwangry:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing ROFL.png Brightwing ROFL :brightwinglol:
:brightwingrofl:
:bwlol:
:bwrofl:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 2 Brightwing Cool.png Brightwing Cool :brightwingcool:
:bwcool:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Sad.png Brightwing Sad :brightwingsad:
:bwsad:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 2 Brightwing Oops.png Brightwing Embarrassed :brightwingoops:
:brightwingembarrassed:
:bwoops:
:bwembarrassed:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Silly.png Brightwing Silly :brightwingsilly:
:bwsilly:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 2 Brightwing Love.png Brightwing in Love :brightwinglove:
:brightwinginlove:
:bwlove:
:bwinlove:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Meh.png Brightwing Speechless :brightwingmeh:
:brightwingspeechless:
:bwmeh:
:bwspeechless:
Emoji Brightwing Pack 2 Brightwing Surprised.png Brightwing Surprised :brightwingwow:
:brightwingsurprised:
:bwwow:
:bwsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Brightwing/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brightwing represents the faerie dragon unit from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (July 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 III 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.[6]
  • After being introduced in Heroes of the Storm, Brightwing went on to appear in World of Warcraft: Legion (August 2016).
  • Brightwing was one of the four heroes revealed at PAX East 2014.[7]
  • 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.
  • 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.[8]
  • Brightwing is voiced by Amber Hood.[9]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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