Level Talent Name Description
1 Increasing Clarity Quest: Every time Sacred Sweep hits a Hero in the center, increase the center damage by 2, up to 50. Reward: After hitting 25 Heroes, this center damage bonus is increased to 120.
1 Righteous Assault Reduces the cooldown of Sacred Sweep by 2 seconds for each enemy Hero hit by its center, up to a total of 4 seconds.
1 Searing Light Ray of Heaven also deals damage to enemies in the area equal to 30% of the energy consumed.
1 Swift Sweep Increases the cast speed of Sacred Sweep by 50%.
4 Heavy Burden When an enemy Hero is stunned by Detainment Strike, their Movement Speed is slowed by 40% for 3 seconds after the stun.
4 Majestic Span Increases the radius of Sacred Sweep by 15%.
4 Repeated Offense Quest: Every time Detainment Strike stuns a Hero, increase the stun damage by 10, up to 60. Reward: After stunning 6 Heroes, increase this damage bonus to 200.
7 Bursting Light Reduces the cooldown of Ray of Heaven by 2 seconds.
7 Empathic Link Auriel stores 20% of damage taken by allies with Bestow Hope.
7 Energized Cord Increases the energy stored from Auriel's Basic Attacks to 100% of the damage against Heroes and 50% of the damage against non-Heroes. Does not affect Auriel's Bestow Hope ally.
7 Glimmer of Hope Collecting a Regeneration Globe reduces the cost of Auriel's next Ray of Heaven by 50%.
10 Crystal Aegis Place an allied Hero into Stasis for 2 seconds. Upon expiration, Crystal Aegis deals 270 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies.
10 Resurrect Channel on the spirit of a dead ally for 3 seconds, bringing them back to life with 50% of their maximum health at the location where they died.
13 Blinding Flash Enemies hit by the center area of Sacred Sweep are blinded for 3 seconds.
13 Converging Force Enemies hit by the outer area of Sacred Sweep are pushed slightly toward the center.
13 Piercing Lash Detainment Strike now pierces and hits all enemy Heroes in a line.
13 Repelling Strike Enemies hit by Detainment Strike are knocked back 35% farther.
16 Reservoir of Hope Quest: Each maximum energy Ray of Heaven Auriel casts increases the maximum amount of energy that can be stored by 75.
16 Will of Heaven Allies with Bestow Hope gain 20% Attack Speed.
16 Wrath of Heaven Allies with Bestow Hope gain 10% Ability Power.
20 Angelic Flight Activate to fly to a chosen location.
20 Diamond Resolve When Crystal Aegis expires, it grants the target 50 Armor for 5 seconds, reducing damage taken by 50%.
20 Light Speed Increases the healing of Resurrect to 100% of the ally's maximum Health, and they also gain 200% increased Movement Speed that decays over 4 seconds.
20 Shield of Hope Activate to grant all nearby allied Heroes a shield for 3 seconds equal to 50% of the amount of Health they are missing.
Shortcut Ability Name Description
Q Sacred Sweep Sweep the area with sacred power, dealing 75 (+4% per level) damage to enemies and an additional 150 (+4% per level) damage to enemies caught in the center
W Ray of Heaven Consume your stored energy and heal allied Heroes in the area for the amount of energy consumed.
E Detainment Strike Deal 100 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit and knock them back. If they collide with terrain, they are also stunned for 1.25 seconds and take an additional 100 (+4% per level) damage.
R Crystal Aegis Place an allied Hero in Stasis for 2 seconds. Upon expiration, Crystal Aegis deals 270 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies.
R Resurrect Channel on the spirit of a dead ally for 3 seconds, bringing them back to life with 50% of their maximum health at the location where they died.
D Bestow Hope Passive: 40% of the damage you deal to Heroes and 8% dealt to non-Heroes is stored as energy. Bestow an allied Hero with Hope. While they remain near you, damage they deal causes you to gain energy. You can only have Bestow Hope on 1 ally at a time. You can store up to 505 (+4% per level) energy.


2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Arthas: Army of the Dead will no longer fail to summon Ghouls if it is cast in the same moment that Arthas is targeted by Auriel’s Crystal Aegis.
  • Auriel: A.I. Auriel can no longer cast Resurrect on Murky after he has already revived at his Egg.

2016-12-14 Patch Notes

Hero Updates


  • Bestow Hope (Trait)
    • Crown visual effects can now be seen by Allies

2016-10-18 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Auriel: Enemy Heroes will no longer occasionally be Stunned by Detainment Strike when knocked away from terrain.
  • Auriel: Quest progress for the Repeated Offense Talent will now be correctly tracked in the Stats panel.
  • Auriel: The Piercing Lash Talent tooltip now correctly states that Detainment Strike will only pierce Heroes, rather than all enemies.
  • Damage Reduction: When two damage reduction effects, such as Resistant (25%) and Hardened Shield (75%), are simultaneously applied to a Hero, the larger effect will no longer be overridden by the lesser effect.

2016-09-27 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Auriel and Lunara: Fixed an issue causing Lunara’s camera to behave strangely after being resurrected by Auriel’s Resurrect.

2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Auriel: Sacred Sweep’s increased range, gained by learning the Majestic Span Talent, will now correctly benefit from the Righteous Assault Talent.

2016-08-24 Balance Update

Hero Updates


  • Basic Attack damage increased from 48 to 60


  • Sacred Sweep (Q)
    • Outer damage reduced from 80 to 75
    • Inner damage reduced from 160 to 150
  • Resurrect (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 90 to 70 seconds
    • Range increased from 4 to 5


  • Level 1
    • Increasing Clarity (Q)
      • Lowered the quest bonus damage for each stack from 3 to 2
      • Increased the number of hits required to complete the quest from 20 to 25
      • Quest completion bonus increased from 60 to 70. The total damage bonus will remain at 120
  • Level 4
    • Majestic Span (Q)
      • Radius increase reduced from 20 to 15%.
    • Heavy Burden (E)
      • Increased the Slow amount from 35 to 40%
    • Repeated Offense (E)
      • Reduced the number of hits required to complete the quest from 10 to 6
      • Bonus for quest completion increased from 100 to 140. The total bonus damage will remain at 200
  • Level 7
    • Empathic Link (D)
      • Energy reduced from 25 to 20% of Bestow Hope target’s damage taken
    • Glimmer of Hope (W)
      • Energy reduction from globes increased from 35 to 50%
    • Energized Cord (W)
      • Increased Energy gain from Auriel’s Basic Attacks from 100%/30% to 100%/50%
  • Level 13
    • Blinding Flash (Q)
      • Blind duration reduced from 4 to 3 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Diamond Resolve (R)
      • Damage resistance duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds

Developer Comments: Auriel has had a very strong release. We’re happy to see some fresh blood (or hope) in the support scene, but do think that as players continue to master the newest Hero in the Nexus that her winrate will continue to climb. As such, we’re reducing the power of her Sacred Sweep Talents, as well as reducing some of her Energy gain from Empathic Link. We’ve also transferred some of her damage (and consequently her Energy gain) from Sacred Sweep into her Basic Attacks, as we found them more lackluster than we’d like and not worth the risk necessary to use them.

Bug Fixes

  • Auriel: Auriel can no longer become polymorphed indefinitely if she exits a self-cast Crystal Aegis in the same moment that she comes under the effects of the Garden Terror’s Queen’s Curse Ability.
  • Auriel: The simple tooltip for Auriel’s Energized Cord Talent no longer incorrectly states that it doubles the energy stored by Basic Attacks.

2016-08-09 Patch Notes

New Hero

  • Auriel has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play!