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Yrel

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Yrel
YrelArt.png

"Do your worst!"

Basic Info
Title Light of Hope
Role Bruiser Bruiser
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date June 12, 2018
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2678
Health Regen 5.418
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.75
Attack Speed 0.77
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 155
Data Page


Yrel, Light of Hope, is a melee Bruiser hero from the Warcraft universe. After traveling to an Alternate Draenor, the forces of Azeroth saved the acolyte Yrel from the Iron Horde. With their aid, she rose to the rank of Exarch and fought back the demonic invasion of her world. Now, she finds herself where time, space, and dimensions converge: the Nexus.

Yrel is a deliberate melee Bruiser whose heavyweight abilities reward investment and careful timing.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Born on the alternate Draenor, the sanctuary of the exiled draenei, Yrel was dedicated to her faith. She grew up in the Temple of Karabor, the center of the Holy Light for her people, and served as an acolyte. Devoted to her beliefs and her studies, she showed promise as a healer. Prophet Velen noticed her talent. He invited her to train as his pupil and began to teach her the value of leadership and sacrifice. But Yrel carried a dark secret within her. Velen sensed it, and he foresaw that for good or ill, she had a larger role to play. Yet when she considered her prospects, Yrel preferred to stay inside the temple, quietly caring for those around her. Unfortunately, that ideal did not survive.[1]

Her peaceful life was shattered when the savage orc clans forged themselves into a fighting force named the Iron Horde and set out to conquer Draenor. Yrel was captured and flung into a war. Enslaved by the Iron Horde, she eventually gained combat experience while fighting the orcish threat. After the demise of Velen and numerous betrayals from within draenei society, Yrel took upon herself the burden of leading her people. She became a member of the Council of Exarchs, and an important figure among both the draenei and the Alliance forces on Draenor.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Yrel is a sturdy Warrior capable of withstanding pressure in the battlefield and peel for her allies with the power of the Light. She is unique as all her Basic Abilities can be charged up to 1.5 seconds, increasing their effectiveness. Her trait, Divine Purpose, allows to instantly use her Basic Abilities at maximum power without requiring to charge.

Overall, Yrel functions well in most team compositions, being able to be played as either a main Tank or a Bruiser.

Strength[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy crowd control
  • High Mobility enemies.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Divine Purpose Icon.png
D
Divine Purpose
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Activate to instantly charge Yrel's next Basic Ability at no mana cost.
Passive: Yrel's Basic Abilities charge up over 1.5 seconds, increasing in effectiveness, but reducing Yrel's Movement Speed by 25%.

    Type: -
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No target
    Cast time: Instant
  • Does not dismount on activation.
  • Yrel can channel Abilities indefinitely.
  • If Yrel is interrupted during channeling a Basic Ability, it goes on full cooldown without firing off.
Vindication Icon.png
Q
Vindication
65 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Unleash holy energy around Yrel, dealing 42 damage to nearby enemies and healing her for 96.
Charging up this Ability increases its damage up to 140, and healing up to 320.

    Type: Damage / Healing
    Scaling: 4.00% (both)
    Affects: Enemies / Self
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (mobile)
    Cast time: Ch+0.1875 seconds
    Radius: 4
Righteous Hammer Icon.png
W
Righteous Hammer
65 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Swing Yrel's hammer, dealing 38 damage to enemies in front of her and knocking them away.
Charging up this Ability increases its knockback distance, and damage up to 125. Enemies hit at maximum charge are Stunned for 0.75 seconds.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (mobile), Clamping, Knockback, Stun (conditional)
    Cast time: Ch+0.125+0.1875 seconds
    Radius: 4
    Arc: 180 degrees
    Swing direction: Clockwise
    Knockback distance (min): 1.75
    Knockback distance (max): 6
    Knockback duration (min): 0.125 seconds
    Knockback duration (max): 0.25 seconds
Avenging Wrath Icon.png
E
Avenging Wrath
65 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Leap to a location, dealing 225 damage to enemies in an area and Slowing them by 50% for 1 second.
Charging up this Ability increases its range.

    Type: Damage / Mobility: Launch
    Scaling: 4.00% (both)
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Channeled cast (mobile), Clamping, Slow, Self-castable
    Cast time: Ch+0.1875 seconds
    Range (min): 2.5
    Range (max): 8
    Radius: 2.5
    Leap duration: 0.625 seconds
Ardent Defender Icon.png
R
Ardent Defender
40 Mana Cooldown: 120 seconds
Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and healing her for 50% of the damage received.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Absorbing
    Cast time: Instant
Sacred Ground Icon.png
R
Sacred Ground
40 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 50 Armor until she leaves the area.

    Type: Damage modifier: Armor
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Area of Effect
    Cast time: 0+0.1875 seconds
    Radius: 5.5

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Light of Karabor Icon.png
Light of Karabor
Increase Vindication's radius by 15%. Hitting an enemy Hero increases Vindication's healing by 40%. If more than one Hero is hit, the bonus is increased by 80%.

    Type: Healing modifier
    Affects: Ability
Dauntless Icon.png
Dauntless
Casting a Basic Ability grants Yrel 50 Physical Armor for 2 seconds.

    Type: Damage modifier: Physical Armor
    Affects: Self
  • Requires successfully casting a Basic Ability.
  • Subsequent instances instances of Dauntless refresh the duration. Does not stack.
Maraad's Insight Icon.png
Maraad's Insight
After damaging an enemy hero with a Basic Ability, Yrel's next Basic Attack heals her for 128.

    Type: Attack modifier / Healing
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Self
  • Requires successfully casting a Basic Ability.
  • Maraad's Insight does not stack.
  • A basic attack at full health does not consume healing.
4
Aegis of Light Icon.png
Aegis of Light
Upon landing, Avenging Wrath grants other nearby allied Heroes 25 Armor for 4 seconds.

    Type: Damage modifier: Armor
    Affects: Allied Heroes
    Radius: 4.5
Gift of the Naaru Icon.png
Gift of the Naaru
Divine Purpose heals the lowest Health nearby allied Hero other than Yrel for 275.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Allied Heroes
    Targeting: Automatic
    Target search radius: 8
Hand of Freedom Icon.png
Hand of Freedom
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Active: Grant an allied Hero 35% Movement Speed for 3 seconds and remove all Slows and Roots from them.

Type: CC removal
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10
7
Righteous Momentum Icon.png
Righteous Momentum
Gain 5% Movements Speed. Yrel is no longer slowed while channeling Righteous Hammer, and instead this bonus is quadrupled.
Holy Avenger Icon.png
Holy Avenger
Hitting an enemy Hero with Avenging Wrath at maximum charge reduces its cooldown to 1 second.
Divine Steed Icon.png
Divine Steed
Mounting is instant and grants 60% Movement Speed that decays over 3 seconds.
10
Ardent Defender Icon.png
Ardent Defender
Cooldown: 120 seconds
Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and healing her for 50% of the damage received.
Sacred Ground Icon.png
Sacred Ground
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 50 Armor until she leaves the area.
13
Aldor Peacekeeper Icon.png
Aldor Peacekeeper
Enemy Heroes hit by Vindication at maximum charge deal 40% less damage for 3 seconds.

    Type: Damage modifier: Debuff
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
Repentance Icon.png
Repentance
Increase Avenging Wrath's Slow by 25% and duration by 0.75 seconds.
Velen's Chosen Icon.png
Velen's Chosen
Hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability at maximum charge grants 10% Spell Power for 10 seconds, up to 30%.

    Type: Damage modifier: Spell Power
    Affects: Self
  • Limited to 1 stack per cast.
  • Subsequent instances of Velen's Chosen refresh the duration.
16
Templar's Verdict Icon.png
Templar's Verdict
Righteous Hammer reduces the Armor of enemy Heroes hit by 20 for 4 seconds and deals damage equal to 6% of their maximum Health.
Divine Favor Icon.png
Divine Favor
Casting a Basic Ability reduces the cooldown of Divine Purpose by 1.5 seconds.

  • Requires successfully casting a Basic Ability.
Holy Wrath Icon.png
Holy Wrath
After casting a Basic Ability, Yrel's next Basic Attack splashes for 20% increased damage around the target.

    Type: Attack Modifier / Damage modifier: Buff
    Affects: Self
    Properties: Splash
    Splash radius: 3
  • Increases Yrel's next Basic Attack's damage by 20%, which then splashes to nearby enemies for 100% of the damage.
  • Requires successfully casting a Basic Ability.
  • Holy Wrath does not stack.
20
Word of Glory Icon.png
Word of Glory
Ardent Defender heals nearby allied Heroes for 100% of the healing received by Yrel.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Allied Heroes
    Radius: 8
Hallowed Ground Icon.png
Hallowed Ground
Casting Avenging Wrath while inside Sacred Ground moves Sacred Ground to Yrel's location upon landing.
Bubble Hearth Icon.png
Bubble Hearth
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Active: After 1 second, Yrel becomes Invulnerable and casts Hearthstone. Cannot be canceled.
Seraphim Icon.png
Seraphim
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Active: Activate to become Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

    Type: -
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Unstoppable
    Cast time: Instant

Skins[edit | edit source]

Yrel Skins
 
Rare Light of Hope
Backstory: After traveling to an Alternate Draenor, the forces of Azeroth saved the acolyte Yrel from the Iron Horde. With their aid, she rose to the rank of Exarch and fought back the demonic invasion of her world. Now, she finds herself where time, space, and dimensions converge: the Nexus.
Yrel Light of Hope.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Light of Hope
Yrel Bloodmyst.jpg
Free
Bloodmyst
Yrel Crystalforged.jpg
Free
Crystalforged
Yrel Silver Hand.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Silver Hand
Yrel Dreamknight.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Dreamknight
Mad Jester
Backstory: Not all villains have super powers. Some, like the Jester gang, spread chaos and mayhem using whatever weaponry they can steal. While you don't have to be mad to join their ranks, but if you do... you probably are.
Yrel Mad Jester.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Yrel Mad Jester Sparkle.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sparkle
Yrel Mad Jester Mad Harlequin.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Mad Harlequin
Yrel Event Skins
 
Legendary Mecha MechaStorm II
Backstory: Neo-Stormwind scientists used technology recovered from Mecha Tyrael to build a new Exarch-class Mecha called Yrel, with unprecedented durability and a devastating photon hammer.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Kaijo world skins.
Yrel Mecha.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Yrel Mecha Prototype.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Prototype
Yrel Mecha Master.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Master
Yrel Mecha Lunar.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Lunar
Yrel Mecha Carbon.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Carbon

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Yrel Portraits
 
Carbot Yrel Portrait.png
Carbot Yrel
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Mecha Pilot Yrel Portrait.png
MechaStorm II Mecha Pilot Yrel
Reward
Mecha Yrel Portrait.png
MechaStorm II Mecha Yrel
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Yrel Emblem Portrait.png
Yrel Emblem
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Yrel Hero Portrait.png
Yrel Hero
Yrel Mastery Portrait.png
Yrel Mastery

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Yrel Sprays
 
Carbot Yrel Spray.png
Carbot Yrel
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cute Mecha Yrel Spray.png
MechaStorm II Cute Mecha Yrel
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Late to Class Yrel Spray.png
MechaStorm II Late to Class Yrel
Reward
Mecha Best Friends Spray.png
MechaStorm II Mecha Best Friends
Reward
Mecha Pilot Yrel Spray.png
MechaStorm II Mecha Pilot Yrel
Reward
Shy Pilot Yrel Spray.gif
MechaStorm II Shy Pilot Yrel
Gem.png180 / Shard.png112
Wireframe Mecha Yrel Spray.png
MechaStorm II Wireframe Mecha Yrel
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Yrel Pack 1 Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel Happy.png Yrel Pack 2 Emoji Yrel Pack 2 Yrel Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel Happy.png Yrel Happy :yrelhappy: Emoji Yrel Pack 2 Yrel Angry.png Yrel Angry :yrelangry:
Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel ROFL.png Yrel ROFL :yrellol:
:yrelrofl:
Emoji Yrel Pack 2 Yrel Cool.png Yrel Cool :yrelcool:
:cool:
Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel Sad.png Yrel Sad :yrelsad:
:sad:
Emoji Yrel Pack 2 Yrel Oops.png Yrel Embarrassed :yreloops:
:yrelembarrassed:
Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel Silly.png Yrel Silly :yrelsilly:
:silly:
Emoji Yrel Pack 2 Yrel Love.png Yrel in Love :yrellove:
:yrelinlove:
Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel Meh.png Yrel Speechless :yrelmeh:
:yrelspeechless:
Emoji Yrel Pack 2 Yrel Surprised.png Yrel Surprised :yrelwow:
:yrelsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Yrel/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yrel made her debut in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (November 2014).
  • Screenshots of Yrel's abilities and talents were leaked on June 4, 2018.[2]
  • Yrel is voiced by Erin Fitzgerald.
  • Yrel is the second paladin hero in the game, the first being Uther.
    • She is also the first paladin to be a Bruiser hero.
  • Yrel is the first draenei to enter the Nexus, and the only draenei hero in the game.
  • Yrel is the thirty-eighth Warcraft hero in the game.
  • Yrel's hammer, the Hammer of the Naaru, originally belonged to her mentor, the late Maraad.
  • One of Yrel's gag quotes references the "I see dead people" meme from the movie The Sixth Sense (August 1999).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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