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Sylvanas
Sylvanas

"Victory for the Forsaken!"

Basic Info
Title The Banshee Queen
Role Specialist Specialist
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Release Date March 24, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1550
Health Regen 3.23
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.67
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 81
Data Page


Sylvanas Windrunner, the Banshee Queen, is a ranged specialist hero from the Warcraft universe. She was not always the Dark Lady of the Forsaken. In another life, Sylvanas was the Ranger-General of Silvermoon. But that was before the death knight Arthas slew her and her people and raised her as the first banshee.

Sylvanas an Assassin who can shut down enemy Forts and Keeps.

Background[edit | edit source]

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As the Queen of the undead Forsaken, Sylvanas Windrunner seeks a higher purpose for a people who have already died once.

Sylvanas was once the ranger-general of Silvermoon, a commander charged with defending the elven kingdom of Quel'Thalas. She perished during the Third War, when her homeland was ravaged by Arthas Menethil and the undead Scourge, but her death was not the end. Cruelly, Arthas ripped her soul from her body, subjugating her as a banshee, a hate-filled agent of the Scourge. When the Lich King was weakened by an assault from Illidan Stormrage, Sylvanas and other willful undead broke free from his control and built a new home beneath the fallen kingdom of Lordaeron. They called themselves the Forsaken, and vowed to exterminate the Lich King at all costs.

After fighting for their right to join the Horde, Sylvanas led her "people" to the continent of Northrend to destroy the Lich King. Before they could succeed, an uprising among the Forsaken killed members of the Horde and Alliance, casting a shadow of mistrust over Sylvanas. She came to dwell on the Forsaken's dim prospects for the future; they were despised and unable to procreate. Ultimately, the Banshee Queen made a pact with the Val'kyr, nightmarish creatures capable of creating more undead, to give the Forsaken a chance to persist on Azeroth.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas is a mobile ranged Specialist with very high sustained damage and waveclear. Her mobility and the long range and instantaneous nature of her Abilities makes her a very safe Hero that is difficult to shut down. Sylvanas also boasts extremely strong utility in her unique ability to stun most Structures, Minions, and Mercenaries (save for Bosses and Cores).

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Black Arrows Icon.png
Black Arrows
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Activate to cause all Basic Attacks and Abilities to Stun Minions, non-Elite Mercenaries, and Structures for 3 seconds. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Banshee's Curse
Basic Attacks infect enemies with Banshee's Curse for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. Deal 25% more damage to enemies with 3 stacks.
Withering Fire Icon.png
Q
Withering Fire
50 Mana Cooldown: 11 seconds
Shoot the closes enemy up to 5 times over 1.5 seconds for 39 damage, prirotizing Heroes. Cooldown is reset on getting a Takedown.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Range: 8

  • Can only be used if an enemy is in 8 range.
  • Consumes charges every .375 seconds.
  • The ability is disabled until you use all charges.
Shadow Dagger Icon.png
W
Shadow Dagger
50 Mana Cooldown: 11 seconds
Throw a dagger at a target enemy thatl deals 29 damage and an additional 145 damage over 2.5 seconds. Damage dealt by Sylvanas to the initial target spreads Shadow Dagger to all nearby enemies.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Cast time: 0.1875
Range: 8
Tickrate: 2 per second

  • The damage is done on impact and a DoT ticks 5 times during 2.5 seconds.
  • On impact, the main target gets to spread the debuff over 2.5 seconds. They are shown with an unique icon on top. The spread is done as a damage response and affects units in a 3.5 radius, extended by the main target unit's radius. It validates if the units are not a wall, invulnerable, cloaked and not revealed, has shadow dagger from the caster Sylvanas. If they fit all that, impact them with the spread one tick later.
Haunting Wave Icon.png
E
Haunting Wave
75 Mana Cooldown: 11 seconds
Send forth a wave of banshees dealing 114 damage to all targets. Reactivate to teleport to the banshees' location.

Type: Spell damage, Mobility: Launch
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies, Self
Cast time: 0.1
Range: 14
Tickrate: 2 per second

  • The cast timer for the second activation is 1.75 seconds. If you press E during that time, you'll teleport to the Banshee.
Wailing Arrow Icon.png
R
Wailing Arrow
100 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Shoot an arrow that can be reactivated to deal 228 damage and silence enemies in an area making them unable to use Abilities for 2.5 seconds. The arrow detonates automatically when it reaches maximum range.
Mind Control Icon.png
R
Mind Control
75 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds
After 0.25 seconds, fire a missile that Mind Controls the first enemy Hero hit. Heroes hit are Silenced, Slowed by 30%, and forced to walk towards Sylvanas for 1.75 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Might of the Banshee Queen Icon.png
Might of the Banshee Queen
Hitting an enemy with Withering Fire increases Sylvanas's Attack Speed and Spell Power by 5% for 6 seconds, stacking to 5 times.
Unfurling Shadows Icon.png
Unfurling Shadows
❢ Quest: Each time an enemy with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse is hit by Shadow Dagger, its damage is permanently increases by 0.5%.
Overwhelming Affliction Icon.png
Overwhelming Affliction
Enemy Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse are Slowed by 15%. Sylvanas's Basic Attacks against Slowed enemy Heroes deal 1% of their maximum Health as damage.
4
Unstable Poison Icon.png
Unstable Poison
Minions that die under the effects of Shadow Dagger or Sylvanas's Traits explode, dealing 130 damage to nearby Minions, Mercenaries, and Summons.
Mercenary Queen Icon.png
Mercenary Queen
Friendly non-Elite Mercenaries near Sylvanas deal 60% more damge. Sylvanas Stuns and deals 30% additional damage to Mercenaries with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
Possession Icon.png
Possession
Charge Cooldown: 8 seconds
Activate to force an enemy Minion to fight for Sylvanas's team. Catapults require 3 charges. Stores up to 3 charges.

Affects: Minion, Catapult
Cast time: 0.1
Range: 10

  • Possessing a minion technically counts as killing it and putting a new summon in its place.
  • Possession awards the XP from the minion kill.
  • The enemy team does not get XP or stacks from killing the possessed minion.
  • Possession fully heals the minion and removes the raven curse on Cursed Hollow.
  • If the unit is the wizard minion, it spawns a Regeneration Globe.
  • An opposing Sylvanas cannot "repossess" the minions you've possessed.
7
Barbed Shot Icon.png
Barbed Shot
Hitting the same enemy with 5 shots of Whitering Fire causes the 5th shot to deal 350% bonus damage.
Lost Soul Icon.png
Lost Soul
Basic Attacks against Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse reduce the cooldown of Shadow Dagger by 1.75 seconds.
Festering Wounds Icon.png
Festering Wounds
Increase Hauting Wave's damage by 25%. Hauting Wave applies 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
10
Wailing Arrow Icon.png
Wailing Arrow
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Shoot an arrow that can be reactivated to deal 228 damage and silence enemies in an area making them unable to use Abilities for 2.5 seconds. The arrow detonates automatically when it reaches maximum range.
Mind Control Icon.png
Mind Control
Cooldown: 50 seconds
After 0.25 seconds, fire a missile that Mind Controls the first enemy Hero hit. Heroes hit are Silenced, Slowed by 30%, and forced to walk towards Sylvanas for 1.75 seconds.
13
Cold Embrace Icon.png
Cold Embrace
Shadow Dagger reduces the Armor of the initial target by 25 for and any enemy it spreads to by 10 for 2.5 seconds.
Windrunner Icon.png
Windrunner
Hauting Wave can be cast a second time for free within 5 seconds after teleporting. Teleporting with Hauting Wave resets the cooldown of Withering Fire.
Remorseless Icon.png
Remorseless
Increase Sylvanas's Basic Attack range by 1. Sylvanas's Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse shoot an untalented shot of Withering Fire. This shot of Withering Fire applies Banshee's Curse.
16
Evasive Fire Icon.png
Evasive Fire
Hitting an enemy with Withering Fire grants 6% Movement Speed for 2 seconds, up to 30%. Basic Attacks refresh this duration.
Life Drain Icon.png
Life Drain
Heal for 15% of damage dealt by Sylvanas to enemies with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse. Healing is double against Heroes.
Will of the Forsaken Icon.png
Will of the Forsaken
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to become Unstoppable and gain 40% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
20
Deafening Blast Icon.png
Deafening Blast
Enemies at the center of Wailing Arrow's explosion take 50% more damage and are silenced for twice as long.
Dark Lady's Call Icon.png
Dark Lady's Call
Heroes hit by Mind Control have their vision radius greatly reduced for 5 seconds. Mind Control's cooldown is reduced by 30 seconds.
Withering Barrage Icon.png
Withering Barrage
Enemy Heroes hit by Withering Fire reduce its cooldown by 0.75 seconds.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas Skins
 
Rare Sylvanas
Backstory: Sylvanas Windrunner was not always the Dark Lady of the Forsaken. In another life, she was the Ranger-General of Silvermoon. But that was before the Death Knight Arthas slew her and her people and raised her as the first Banshee.
Notes: Sylvanas is free for players recruited by Recruit a Friend upon reaching player level 10.
Sylvanas Banshee Queen.jpg
625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Banshee Queen
Sylvanas Frost.jpg
Free
Frost
Sylvanas Scarlet.jpg
Free
Scarlet
Epic Blood Raven
Backstory: Those who fight against evil are often the most affected by it. The Rogues of Khanduras learned this well when their former sister Sylvanas fell in league with the maiden of Anguish, Andariel.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Diablo skins.
Sylvanas Blood Raven.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sylvanas Blood Raven Banshee.jpg
Shard.png 400
Banshee
Sylvanas Blood Raven Skeletal.jpg
Shard.png 400
Skeletal
Sylvanas Blood Raven Wild.jpg
Shard.png 400
Wild
Sylvanas Blood Raven Jungle.jpg
Shard.png 400
Jungle
Rare Dark Lady
Backstory: The guise of a Dark Ranger strikes fear into the hearts of their enemies. The guise of the Dark Ranger Queen will send them running for reinforcements...
Sylvanas Dark Lady.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sylvanas Dark Lady Plagued.jpg
Shard.png 100
Plagued
Sylvanas Dark Lady San'layn.jpg
Shard.png 100
San'layn
Rare Ranger-General
Backstory: The Ranger-Generals are the commanders of the Farstriders of Quel'Thalas. It is their solemn duty to ensure the protection of Silvermoon, or give their life in its defense.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of character's pre-change skins.
Sylvanas Ranger-General.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sylvanas Ranger-General Woodland.jpg
Shard.png 100
Woodland
Sylvanas Ranger-General Sin'dorei.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sin'dorei
Sylvanas Ranger-General Ghostlands.jpg
Shard.png 100
Ghostlands
Rare Warchief
Backstory: Sylvanas never wanted to be warchief, and was never fond of Vol'jin. Nevertheless, she has sworn to avenge the fallen shadow hunter and lead their people to victory against the Legion.
Sylvanas Warchief.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sylvanas Warchief Cold.jpg
Shard.png 100
Cold
Sylvanas Warchief Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Crimson


Sylvanas Event Skins
 
Epic Lunar Lunar Festival
Backstory: Much has changed for Quel'Thalas over the centuries, but the Windrunner family has never stopped honoring their elders during the Lunar Festival.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed animations, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Sylvanas Lunar.jpg
Shard.png 600
Sylvanas Lunar Soaring.jpg
Shard.png 600
Soaring
Sylvanas Lunar Jade.jpg
Shard.png 600
Jade
Legendary Sugar Plum Winter Veil
Backstory: Sugar and spice? Maybe. Everything nice? Not by a long shot.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Sylvanas Sugar Plum.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Sylvanas Sugar Plum Snow.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Snow
Sylvanas Sugar Plum Sour.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Sour
Sylvanas Sugar Plum Sweet.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Sweet
Sylvanas Sugar Plum Mint.jpg
Shard.png 2,400
Mint

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas Portraits
 
Banshee Queen Sylvanas Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Banshee Queen Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
Blood Raven Sylvanas Portrait.png
Blood Raven Sylvanas
Shard.png 40
Carbot Sylvanas Portrait.png
Carbot Sylvanas
Shard.png 100
Drac Lady Sylvanas Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Drac Lady Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
Lil' Lunar Sylvanas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas Portrait.png
Winter Veil Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
Sepia Sylvanas Portrait.png
Sepia Sylvanas
Shard.png 40

Sugar Plum Sylvanas Portrait.png
Winter Veil Sugar Plum Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
Sylvanas Hero Portrait.png
Sylvanas Hero
Sylvanas Mastery Portrait.png
Sylvanas Mastery
Toon Lunar Sylvanas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Lunar Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
Toon Sugar Plum Sylvanas Portrait.png
Winter Veil Toon Sugar Plum Sylvanas
Shard.png 60
WoW Sylvanas Portrait.png
WoW Sylvanas
Shard.png 40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas Sprays
 
Carbot Sylvanas Spray.png
Carbot Sylvanas
Shard.png 100
Cartoon Sylvanas Spray.png
Cartoon Sylvanas
Shard.png 40
Emoji Sylvanas Spray.gif
Emoji Sylvanas
Shard.png 100
Feast-ival Sylvanas Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Sylvanas
Shard.png 150
Lunar Sylvanas Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Sylvanas Lantern
Shard.png 150
Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas Spray.png
Winter Veil Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas
Shard.png 40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas Pack 1 Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas Happy.png Sylvanas Pack 2 Emoji Sylvanas Pack 2 Sylvanas Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas Happy.png Sylvanas Happy :sylvanashappy:
:sylvhappy:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 2 Sylvanas Angry.png Sylvanas Angry :sylvanasangry:
:sylvangry:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas ROFL.png Sylvanas ROFL :sylvanaslol:
:sylvanasrofl:
:sylvlol:
:sylvrofl:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 2 Sylvanas Cool.png Sylvanas Cool :sylvanascool:
:sylvcool:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas Sad.png Sylvanas Sad :sylvanassad:
:sylvsad:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 2 Sylvanas Oops.png Sylvanas Embarrassed :sylvanasoops:
:sylvanasembarrassed:
:sylvoops:
:sylvembarrassed:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas Silly.png Sylvanas Silly :sylvanassilly:
:sylvsilly:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 2 Sylvanas Love.png Sylvanas in Love :sylvanaslove:
:sylvanasinlove:
:sylvlove:
:sylvinlove:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas Meh.png Sylvanas Speechless :sylvanasmeh:
:sylvanasspeechless:
:sylvmeh:
:sylvspeechless:
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 2 Sylvanas Surprised.png Sylvanas Surprised :sylvanaswow:
:sylvanassurprised:
:sylvwow:
:sylvsurprised:
Winter Veil Sugar Plum Sylvanas Pack 1 Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 1 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Happy.png Winter Veil Sugar Plum Sylvanas Pack 2 Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 2 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 1 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Happy.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Happy :sylvanassugarplumhappy:
:sylvsphappy:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 2 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Angry.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Angry :sylvanassugarplumangry:
:sylvspangry:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 1 Sugar Plum Sylvanas ROFL.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas ROFL :sylvanassugarplumlol:
:sylvanassugarplumrofl:
:sylvsplol:
:sylvsprofl:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 2 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Cool.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Cool :sylvanassugarplumcool:
:sylvspcool:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 1 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Sad.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Sad :sylvanassugarplumsad:
:sylvspsad:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 2 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Oops.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Embarrassed :sylvanassugarplumoops:
:sylvanassugarplumembarrassed:
:sylvspoops:
:sylvspembarrassed:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 1 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Silly.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Silly :sylvanassugarplumsilly:
:sylvspsilly:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 2 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Love.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas in Love :sylvanassugarplumlove:
:sylvanassugarpluminlove:
:sylvsplove:
:sylvspinlove:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 1 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Meh.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Speechless :sylvanassugarplummeh:
:sylvanassugarplumspeechless:
:sylvspmeh:
:sylvspspeechless:
Emoji Sylvanas Sugar Plum Pack 2 Sugar Plum Sylvanas Surprised.png Sugar Plum Sylvanas Surprised :sylvanassugarplumwow:
:sylvanassugarplumsurprised:
:sylvspwow:
:sylvspsurprised:
Lunar Festival Lunar Sylvanas Pack 1 Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Sylvanas Happy.png Lunar Festival Lunar Sylvanas Pack 2 Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Sylvanas Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Sylvanas Happy.png Lunar Sylvanas Happy :sylvanaslunarhappy:
:sylvlhappy:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Sylvanas Angry.png Lunar Sylvanas Angry :sylvanaslunarangry:
:sylvlangry:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Sylvanas ROFL.png Lunar Sylvanas ROFL :sylvanaslunarlol:
:sylvanaslunarrofl:
:sylvllol:
:sylvlrofl:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Sylvanas Cool.png Lunar Sylvanas Cool :sylvanaslunarcool:
:sylvlcool:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Sylvanas Sad.png Lunar Sylvanas Sad :sylvanaslunarsad:
:sylvlsad:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Sylvanas Oops.png Lunar Sylvanas Embarrassed :sylvanaslunaroops:
:sylvanaslunarembarrassed:
:sylvloops:
:sylvlembarrassed:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Sylvanas Silly.png Lunar Sylvanas Silly :sylvanaslunarsilly:
:sylvlsilly:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Sylvanas Love.png Lunar Sylvanas in Love :sylvanaslunarlove:
:sylvanaslunarinlove:
:sylvllove:
:sylvlinlove:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Sylvanas Meh.png Lunar Sylvanas Speechless :sylvanaslunarmeh:
:sylvanaslunarspeechless:
:sylvlmeh:
:sylvlspeechless:
Emoji Sylvanas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Sylvanas Surprised.png Lunar Sylvanas Surprised :sylvanaslunarwow:
:sylvanaslunarsurprised:
:sylvlwow:
:sylvlsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sylvanas/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sylvanas first appeared in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002).
  • Piera Coppola voiced Sylvanas in Warcraft III. Patty Mattson voices Sylvanas in World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm.
  • She was under consideration for inclusion as early as 2011.[1]
  • Sylvanas was one of the heroes announced at BlizzCon 2014.
  • Woodland Sylvanas may have been inspired by the disguise Oliver Queen wore in the first season of Arrow (October 2012).
  • One of Sylvanas' gag quotes references her signature song, the Lament of the Highborne. This music is played when Sylvanas uses her ultimate, "Mind Control".

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