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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 1425
Health Regen 2.97
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.67
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 90
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 disables enemy minions and fortifications. Killing enemies replenishes her Withering Fire for continuous damage.[1]

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
Basic Attacks and Abilities stun Minions and Mercenaries for 1 second. Basic Attacks stun Structures for 1 second.
Withering Fire Icon.png
Q
Withering Fire
Cooldown: 2 seconds
Shoot the closest enemy for 48 (+4% per level) damage, preferring Heroes. Stores 5 charges. Gain 1 charge on nearby enemy Minion or Mercenary deaths, and 3 charges on nearby enemy Hero deaths.
Shadow Dagger Icon.png
W
Shadow Dagger
75 Mana Cooldown: 11 seconds
Deals 37 (+4% per level) damage and an additional 148 (+4% per level) damage over 2 seconds to target unit. The effect spreads to nearby targets.
Haunting Wave Icon.png
E
Haunting Wave
75 Mana Cooldown: 11 seconds
Send forth a wave of banshees dealing 114 (+4% per level) damage to all targets. Reactivate to teleport to the banshees' location.
Wailing Arrow Icon.png
R
Wailing Arrow
100 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Shoot an arrow that can be reactivated to deal 228 (+4% per level) 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: 60 seconds
After a 1 second cast, take control of an enemy Hero's movement and prevent them from doing anything else. Channel lasts 2.5 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Overflowing Quiver Icon.png
Overflowing Quiver
When a nearby enemy Minion dies, a free, untalented Withering Fire is shot. This cannot hit Heroes.
Haunting Wave Icon.png
Dreadful Wake
Haunting Wave now disables Minions and Mercenaries for 7 seconds and restores 5 Mana per minion hit.
Mercenary Queen Icon.png
Mercenary Queen
Friendly non-Boss Mercenaries near you deal 60% more damage.
4
Withering Barrage Icon.png
Withering Barrage
Increase Withering Fire charges by 1. Charges can be fired 33% faster.
With the Wind Icon.png
With the Wind
Increases Withering Fire's range by 25%.
Lost Soul Icon.png
Lost Soul
Reduce Shadow Dagger's cooldown by 1 seconds each time it spreads to a Hero.
7
Barbed Shot Icon.png
Barbed Shot
Withering Fire deals 200% bonus damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.
Unstable Poison Icon.png
Unstable Poison
Minions and Mercenaries that die under the effects of Black Arrows explode, dealing 255 (121 + 4% per level) damage to nearby enemies. Does not damage Heroes or Structures.
Possession Icon.png
Possession
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Force an enemy Minion to fight for you. Stores up to 3 charges.
10
Wailing Arrow Icon.png
Wailing Arrow
Shoot an arrow that can be reactivated to deal 228 (+4% per level) 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
After a 1 second cast, take control of an enemy Hero's movement and prevent them from doing anything else. Channel lasts 2.5 seconds.
13
Life Drain Icon.png
Life Drain
Shadow Dagger heals you for 82 (39 + 4% per level) each time it spreads to a new enemy.
Windrunner Icon.png
Windrunner
Teleporting with Haunting Wave fully recharges your Withering Fire. Haunting Wave can be cast a second time for free within 5 seconds after teleporting.
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.
Spell Shield Icon.png
Spell Shield
Every 30 seconds, gain 50 Spell Armor against the next enemy Ability and subsequent Abilities for 1.5 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 50%. Can be toggled to allow or prevent this talent from triggering automatically.
16
Evasive Fire Icon.png
Evasive Fire
When you hit an emeny with Whitering Fire, gain 10% Movement Speed for 2 seconds, stacking up to 30%.
Cold Embrace Icon.png
Cold Embrace
Shadow Dagger lowers the Armor of the initial enemy by 25 for 2 seconds, causing them to take 25% more damage.
Overwhelming Affliction Icon.png
Overwhelming Affliction
Black Arrows now also applies to Heroes, slowing their Movement Speed by 6% for the duration. Stacks up to 5 times.
Remorseless Icon.png
Remorseless
After using an Ability, your next Basic Attack within 3 seconds deals 40% additional damage.
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
Mind Controlled enemies gain 100% Movement Speed for the duration.
Fury of the Storm Icon.png
Fury of the Storm
Every 5 seconds, your next Basic Attack will deal an additional 91 (+4% per level) damage to the target, and 228 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.
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 2,400
Sweet

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas Portraits
 
Lil' Lunar Sylvanas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Sylvanas
Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas Portrait.png
Winter Veil Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas
Sepia Sylvanas Portrait.png
Sepia Sylvanas
Sugar Plum Sylvanas Portrait.png
Winter Veil Sugar Plum Sylvanas
Sylvanas Hero Portrait.png
Sylvanas Hero
Sylvanas Mastery Portrait.png
Sylvanas Mastery

Toon Lunar Sylvanas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Lunar Sylvanas
Toon Sugar Plum Sylvanas Portrait.png
Winter Veil Toon Sugar Plum Sylvanas
WoW Sylvanas Portrait.png
WoW Sylvanas

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Sylvanas Sprays
 
Cartoon Sylvanas Spray.png
Cartoon Sylvanas
Emoji Sylvanas Spray.gif
Emoji Sylvanas
Feast-ival Sylvanas Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Sylvanas
Lunar Sylvanas Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Sylvanas Lantern
Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas Spray.png
Winter Veil Nostalgic Sugar Plum Sylvanas

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.[2]
  • Sylvanas was one of the heroes announced at BlizzCon 2014.
  • Sylvanas was against Garrosh's use of guerrilla tactics prior to the Fall of Theramore in Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War (August 2012).
  • Sylvanas was in attendance to Garrosh's trial after he was arrested at the end of the Alliance-Horde War in War Crimes (May 2014).
  • Sylvanas is the only elven specialist hero in the game.
  • Sylvanas is no fan of forest trolls.
  • Sylvanas dislikes being bossed around at certain cases.
  • Woodland Sylvanas may have been inspired by the disguise Oliver Queen wore in the first season of Arrow (October 2012).
  • One of Sylvanas's gag quotes references her signature song, the Lament of the Highborne.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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