Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Might of the Banshee Queen Hitting an enemy Hero with Withering Fire increases Sylvanas's Attack Speed and Spell Power by 5% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
1 Unfurling Shadows Quest: Each time an enemy Hero with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse is hit by Shadow Dagger, its damage is permanently increased by 0.5%.
1 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 Minions that die under the effects of Shadow Dagger or Sylvanas's Traits explode, dealing 130 (+4% per level) damage to nearby Minions, Mercenaries, and Summons.
4 Mercenary Queen Friendly non-Elite Mercenaries near Sylvanas deal 60% more damage. Sylvanas Stuns and deals 30% additional damage to Mercenaries with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
4 Possession Activate to force an enemy Minion to fight for Sylvanas's team. Catapults require 3 charges. Stores up to 3 charges. 12
7 Barbed Shot Hitting the same enemy with 5 shots of Withering Fire causes the 5th shot to deal 350% bonus damage.
7 Lost Soul Basic Attacks against Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse reduce the cooldown of Shadow Dagger by 1.75 seconds.
7 Festering Wounds Increase Haunting Wave's damage by 25%. Haunting Wave applies 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
10 Wailing Arrow Shoot an arrow that can be reactivated to deal 228 (+4% per level) damage and Silence enemies in an area for 2.5 seconds. The arrow detonates automatically if it reaches maximum range. 90
10 Mind Control 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. 50
13 Cold Embrace Shadow Dagger reduces the Armor of the initial target by 25 and any enemy it spreads to by 10 for 2.5 seconds.
13 Windrunner Haunting Wave can be cast a second time for free within 5 seconds after teleporting. Teleporting with Haunting Wave resets the cooldown of Withering Fire.
13 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 Hitting an enemy with Withering Fire grants 6% Movement Speed for 2 seconds, up to 30%. Basic Attacks refresh this duration.
16 Life Drain Heal for 15% of damage dealt by Sylvanas to enemies with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse. Healing is doubled against Heroes.
16 Will of the Forsaken Activate to become Unstoppable and gain 40% Movement Speed for 3 seconds. 60
20 Deafening Blast Enemies at the center of Wailing Arrow's explosion take 50% more damage and are Silenced for twice as long.
20 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.
20 Withering Barrage Enemy Heroes hit by Withering Fire reduce its cooldown by 0.75 seconds.
20 Bolt of the Storm Activate to teleport to a nearby location. 70
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Withering Fire Shoot the closest enemy up to 5 times over 1.5 seconds for 39 (+4% per level) damage, prioritizing Heroes. Cooldown is reset on getting a Takedown. 8 25
W Shadow Dagger Throw a dagger at a target enemy that deals 32 (+4% per level) damage and an additional 160 (+4% per level) damage over 2.5 seconds. Damage dealt by Sylvanas to the initial target spreads Shadow Dagger to all nearby enemies. 11 50
E Haunting Wave Send forth a wave of banshees dealing 114 (+4% per level) damage to all targets. Reactivate to teleport to the banshees' location. 11 75
R Wailing Arrow Shoot an arrow that can be reactivated to deal 228 (+4% per level) damage and Silence enemies in an area for 2.5 seconds. The arrow detonates automatically if it reaches maximum range. 90 100
R Mind Control 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. 50 75
Black Arrows 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. 40

Sylvanas

2019-04-17 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Possession (Active)
      • Cooldown increased from 8 to 12 seconds

Developer Comment: Possession provides Sylvanas a significant swing in pushing power while also outperforming other talents in its tier. To bring both of these in line, we're increasing its cooldown so that she has to think more about when she wants to use its effect.


2018-12-19 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Maximum Health increased from 1550 to 1650
  • Health Regeneration increased from 3.23 to 3.44

Abilities

  • Shadow Dagger (W)
    • Damage increased from 29 to 32

Developer Comment: We are still gathering and evaluating data on Sylvanas, but her win rate is looking a little low, so we are giving her some small preliminary buffs while people figure out how to play with her updated kit and talents.

Bug Fixes

  • Sylvanas: Fixed an issue preventing Banshee's Curse from working against Battleground event monsters.

2018-12-11 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health increased from 1425 to 1550
  • Health Regen increased from 2.969 to 3.23
  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 90 to 81

Abilities

  • Withering Fire (Q)
    • Adjusted functionality:
      • Pressing Q once fires 5 Withering Fire arrows at the closest enemy
    • Mana cost increased from 0 to 25
    • Damage reduced from 48 to 39
    • Range increased from 6.25 to 8
    • Cooldown increased from 2 to 8 seconds
    • Cooldown now restores all charges
    • No longer gains charges on Minion kills
    • Nearby Heroes takedowns now refresh the cooldown of this ability
    • Fire rate reduced from .188 to .375 (50% slower)
    • Withering Fire cannot be cast while a previous cast of Withering Fire is still firing
  • Shadow Dagger (W)
    • Adjusted functionality:
      • Shadow Dagger no longer spreads to nearby targets each time it does damage.
      • Damage dealt by Sylvanas to the primary target of Shadow Dagger spreads its effect to all nearby enemies.
    • Mana cost decreased from 75 to 50
    • Duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
    • Damage reduced from 37 to 29
  • Haunting Wave (E)
    • Banshee travel speed increased by ~6%
  • Mind Control (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 50 seconds
    • New functionality:
      • After a .25 second cast, launch a missile that impacts the first enemy Hero in its path. Impacted Heroes are Silenced, Slowed by 30%, and forced to walk towards Sylvanas for 1.75 seconds.
  • Black Arrows (Trait)
    • New functionality:
      • Activate to cause all Basic Attacks and Abilities to Stun Minions, Mercenaries, and Structures for 3 seconds over the next 10 seconds. 40 second cooldown
    • New Passive functionality – Banshee's Curse:
      • Basic Attacks infect enemies with Banshee's Curse for 3 seconds. Sylvanas deals 25% bonus damage to enemies with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Overflowing Quiver (Q)
      • Removed
    • Dreadful Wake (E)
      • Removed
    • Overwhelming Affliction (Trait)
      • Moved from Level 16
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Enemy Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse are slowed by 15%. Basic Attacks against Slowed enemy Heroes deal 1% of their maximum Health in damage
    • New Talent: Unfurling Shadows (W)
      • Quest: Each time Shadow Dagger deals damage to enemy Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse, increase its damage by .5%
    • New Talent: Banshee's Curse (Q)
      • Hitting an enemy Hero with Withering Fire increases Sylvanas' Attack Speed and Ability Power by 5% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 5 times
  • Level 4
    • With the Wind (Q)
      • Removed
    • Mercenary Queen (Trait)
      • Moved from Level 1
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Friendly non-Elite Mercenaries near Sylvanas deal 60% more damage. Sylvanas Stuns and deals 30% additional damage to Mercenaries with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
    • Possession (Active)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • Now requires 3 charges to be used on Catapults
    • Unstable Poison (W)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • Damage increased from 116 to 130
      • Now triggers on enemy minions who are afflicted by Banshee's Curse, Black Arrows, or Shadow Dagger
      • Radius increased from 2 to 2.5
  • Level 7
    • Barbed Shot (Q)
      • New functionality:
        • Hitting the same enemy with 5 shots of Withering Fire causes the last shot to deal 350% bonus damage
    • Lost Soul (W)
      • Moved from Level 4
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Reduce Shadow Dagger's cooldown by 1.75 seconds each time Sylvanas uses a Basic Attack on an enemy Hero with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
    • New Talent: Festering Wounds (E)
      • Haunting Wave deals 25% more damage and applies 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse.
  • Level 13
    • Cold Embrace (W)
      • Moved from Level 16
      • Duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
      • Now also reduces the Armor of targets that Shadow Dagger spreads to by 10
    • Spell Shield (Active)
      • Removed
    • Remorseless (Trait)
      • Moved from Level 16
      • New functionality:
        • Increase Sylvanas' Basic Attack range by 1. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse fire an untalented shot of Withering Fire. This shot applies Banshee's Curse.
    • Windrunner (E)
      • Adjusted functionality:
        • Teleporting with Haunting Wave resets the cooldown of Withering Fire. Haunting Wave can be cast a second time for free within 5 seconds after teleporting
  • Level 16
    • Life Drain (W)
      • Moved from Level 13
      • New functionality:
        • Dealing damage to enemies with 3 stacks of Banshee's Curse heals Sylvanas for 15% of the damage dealt. Doubled against Heroes
    • Evasive Fire (Q)
      • Adjusted Functionality:
        • Hitting enemies with Withering Fire grants Sylvanas 6% bonus Movement Speed for 2 seconds, stacking up to 30%. Basic Attacks refresh this duration.
    • Will of the Forsaken (Active)
      • Moved from Level 13
  • Level 20
    • Dark Lady's Call (R)
      • New functionality:
        • Reduce the cooldown of Mind Control by 30 seconds. Heroes hit by Mind Control have their vision greatly reduced for 5 seconds.
    • Withering Barrage (Q)
      • Moved from Level 4
      • New functionality:
        • Hitting an enemy Hero with Withering Fire decreases its cooldown by .75 seconds

Developer Comment: Hail your Warchief! We hope you enjoy our changes to Sylvanas as much as we have. Sylvanas now boasts impressive skirmishing power while retaining her unique ability to shut down enemy fortifications. In exchange for this power, she now has a fair amount of counter-play with her abilities, which should make her interactions with other heroes more interesting. We're also experimenting with putting a uniquely large portion of her power into talents, which we would love to hear your feedback on once you get a chance to try her out!


2018-10-16 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Sylvanas: Targets of Mind Control will now clear their move orders when affected by the ability.

2018-04-24 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Shadow Dagger (W)
    • Shadow Dagger now briefly reveals enemies upon spreading to them.

Bug Fixes

  • Fog of War: Hitting an enemy with certain targeted, ranged Abilities, like Sylvanas’ Shadow Dagger, just before the target enters Fog of War or a Line of Sight Blocker now correctly reveal that enemy.

2018-04-11 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 85 to 90.

Abilities

  • Black Arrows (Trait)
    • Abilities no longer disable Structures.

Developer Comment: As part of our ongoing quest to increase counter-play and curb frustration when playing against certain Heroes, we’re changing Sylvanas’ Black Arrows trait so that her Abilities no longer disable Structures. This effect is incredibly powerful and, in the past, has limited how Battlegrounds can be designed and played. We realize that turning off enemy Structures is an important part of Sylvanas’ identity, so rather than removing this functionality completely, we’re addressing it in such a way that she now has to put herself in danger to get maximum value. This should allow more counter-play for opponents when Sylvanas is pushing, and enable us to improve her teamfight capabilities, which we’re doing initially via a small Basic Attack damage buff. We’ll be keeping an eye on her performance, and are ready to make further tuning changes as needed.


2018-01-24 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Base Maximum Health reduced from 1456 to 1425
  • Health Regen reduced from 3.04 to 2.97

Abilities

  • Shadow Dagger (W)
    • Cooldown increased from 10 to 11 seconds

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Lost Soul (W)
      • Cooldown reduction per Hero hit reduced from 1.25 to 1 second

2017-11-01 Balance Update

Design & Gameplay

Stealth

  • Bouncing or chaining abilities (Chain Lightning, Shadow Dagger, etc.) will now bounce to targets that are outside allied vision.

2017-09-26 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Genji: Fixed an issue that could cause Dodge to behave inconsistently against Sylvanas’ and Lunara’s Basic Attacks.
  • Sylvanas: Withering Fire can no longer target destructible barrels on Blackheart’s Bay.

2017-08-08 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Sylvanas: Can no longer cast Possession on units spawned by Bosses on Warhead Junction.

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Talents

  • Bolt of the Storm
    • Range reduced by 20%
    • New Bolt of the Storm alternatives have been added to several Heroes

Developer Comment: While we love Bolt of the Storm and the playmaking potential that it provides, we believe that the talent is too often used as an extra escape. We have also received feedback that Bolt of the Storm could have more awesome moments if its playmaking potential were more tied to offensive use cases. Our goals with these changes are twofold: to consolidate Bolt of the Storm to heroes where we think it makes for awesome gameplay moments, and second to create use cases where it is more optimal to use Bolt of the Storm to make offensive plays. We hope that these changes create more interesting moments in the late-game where heroes can shine by making risky plays to ensure victory for their team.


2017-05-16 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Tracer: Can now correctly attack Minions who are affected by Sylvanas’ Possession.

2017-04-25 2.0 Launch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Spell Shield: Toggling Spell Shield will no longer cancel an active Hearthstone channel.

2017-01-04 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Mind Control (R)
    • Cast range increased from 10 to 11
    • Cooldown decreased from 70 to 60 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Paralysis (Trait)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Dreadful Wake (E)
      • Haunting Wave now disables Minions and Mercenaries for 7 seconds
      • Restores 5 Mana per minion hit by Haunting Wave
  • Level 7
    • Possession (Active)
      • Cooldown per charge decreased from 12 to 8 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Will of the Forsaken (Active)
      • Movement speed increased from 30 to 40%

Developer Comments: With the reintroduction of Haunted Mines, we wanted to take a look at Sylvanas and her ability to disable structures. While we feel this is a very important aspect of who Sylvanas is, the Paralysis talent at level 1 pushed this gameplay a little too far. Beyond that, we introduced a new level 1 talent to fill this spot and made some tuning changes to some of her under-performing talents.


2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Possession (Active)
      • Can now be used on Catapult Minions

Bug Fixes

  • Spell Shield: A cooldown timer will now properly appear when Spell Shield’s effects are triggered in the same moment that the Talent was activated.

2016-10-18 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • 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.
  • Sylvanas: The Death Recap tooltip for Wailing Arrow now correctly displays the Ability’s description.

2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Talents

Spell Shield (Passive)

  • Added functionality:
    • Spell Shield can now be toggled on or off to allow for better control of which Abilities you want to mitigate

2016-08-09 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Sylvanas: Mind Control’s visual effects will no longer stretch across the Battleground, and Sylvanas will no longer attempt to chase Gul'dan if he uses Teleport to Demonic Circle during Mind Control’s casting time.
  • Sylvanas: Possession can no longer be cast on Doubloon Chests.

2016-07-12 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Windrunner (E)
      • A 0.5 second cooldown time has been added to prevent accidental casting of the second Haunting Wave

Bug Fixes

  • Executioner: This Talent will no longer deal bonus damage to Structures affected by Sylvanas’ Black Arrow.

2016-06-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Sylvanas and Xul: Fixed an issue that made Xul uncontrollable if Sylvanas and Xul cast Mind Control and Bone Prison on each other.

2016-04-19 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Mind Contol’s graphic effects to persist until death when two Sylvanas players simultaneously cast Mind Control on one another.
  • Fixed an issue that could remove Mind Control’s graphic effects when cast on another Sylvanas that was already using Mind Control on an enemy Hero.
  • Sylvanas’ Mind Control will now properly cancel Abilities that are being channeled by the target, such as E.T.C.’s Mosh Pit and Li Li’s Jug of 1,000 Cups.

2016-03-29 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • This Hero has received significant Talent changes
  • Basic Attack damage increased from 74 (+4% per level) to 85 (+4% per level)
  • Corruption (Talent) removed
  • Envenom (Talent) removed
  • Blood for Blood (Talent) removed
  • Will of the Forsaken (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 13
  • Remorseless (Talent) moved from Level 7 to Level 16
    • Damage bonus increased from 25% to 40%
  • New Talent (Level 7): Possession
    • Turn the allegiance of a non-Catapult enemy Minion. Stores up to 3 charges
  • Black Arrows (Trait)
    • Paralysis (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 1
      • Duration bonus reduced from 100% to 75%
    • Unstable Poison (Talent)
      • Explosion damage no longer affects Heroes or Structures
    • Overwhelming Affliction (Talent) moved from Level 13 to Level 16
      • Slow amount per stack increased from 5% to 6%
    • New Talent (Level 1): Mercenary Queen
      • Nearby non-Boss, allied Mercenaries deal 50% more damage
  • Withering Fire (Q)
    • Damage increased from 39 (+4% per level) to 48 (+4% per level)
    • Splinter Shot (Talent) removed
    • With the Wind (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 4
    • Barbed Shot (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 7
    • Evasive Fire (Talent) moved from Level 13 to Level 16
    • Overflowing Quiver (Talent)
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed
      • Now releases a free Withering Fire shot whenever a nearby enemy Minion dies. The free shot can only hit non-Heroic targets
    • New Talent (level 4): Withering Barrage
      • Gain an additional charge of Withering Fire, and charges fire 33% faster.
  • Shadow Dagger (W)
    • Life Drain (Talent) moved from Level 7 to Level 13
    • Lost Soul (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 4
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed
      • Now reduces the cooldown of Shadow Dagger by 1.25 seconds for each enemy Hero hit
    • Cold Embrace (Talent)
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed
      • No longer reduces Shadow Dagger’s range
      • Only the initial Shadow Dagger target becomes Vulnerable
  • Haunting Wave (E)
    • Ranger’s Ambush (Talent) removed
    • Shade Form (Talent) removed
    • Windrunner (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 13
      • Withering Fire charges now refill after teleporting
      • The duration in which Haunting Wave can be cast a second time for free has been increased from 2 to 5 seconds
  • New Heroic (R): Mind Control
    • After channeling for 1 second, gain control of an enemy Hero’s movement for 2.5 seconds
    • Dark Lady’s Call (Talent)
      • This Talent’s functionality has changed and now affects Mind Control
      • Now increases target’s Movement Speed by 100%

Developer Comments: We started these changes off by looking for a more exciting Heroic ability for Sylvanas. After many iterations, we think we finally found something that can compete with Wailing Arrow. We’re excited to bring Mind Control to the Nexus, which will allow Sylvanas to ruin an enemy’s positioning while possibly sacrificing her own to do so.

Given its gravity, this change quickly led us down the rabbit hole of trying to fix her Talent pick-rates, so we took the opportunity to look into those while applying some of our newer Talent tree design philosophies. After the dust had settled, we realized our changes were going to remove a bit of the damage offered by her popular build paths, so we decided to increase her Basic Attack and Withering Fire damage to help even things out.

Sylvanas Talents

Level (Tier)
1 (1) Overflowing Quiver (Q) Paralysis (Trait) Mercenary Queen
4 (2) Withering Barrage (Q) With the Wind (Q) Lost Soul (W)
7 (3) Barbed Shot (Q) Unstable Poison (Trait) Possession
10 (4) Wailing Arrow (R) Mind Control (R)
13 (5) Life Drain (W) Windrunner (E) Will of the Forsaken Spell Shield
16 (6) Evasive Fire (Q) Cold Embrace (W) Overwhelming Affliction Remorseless
20 (7) Deafening Blast (R) Dark Lady's Call (R) Fury of the Storm Bolt of the Storm
  • Italics indicates a NEW Talent
  • Bold indicates a MOVED Talent

2016-02-02 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

General

  • Damage dealt by splash and cleave attacks will no longer trigger effects that would otherwise require a direct attack to trigger (ex: Block, Spell Shield, Imposing Presence, etc.)

2015-09-02 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Sylvanas’ Wailing Arrow to be placed on reduced cooldown despite being successfully cast.

2015-08-18 Patch Notes

Talents

Bolt of the Storm

Developer Comments: We love this talent and think it can create a lot of really interesting moments, but the cooldown was just too short. At 70 seconds we think this talent is still a great level 20 pick, but now players will have to be more strategic with how they use it. Forcing someone to use their Bolt to avoid a gank can now be a meaningful moment with this increased cooldown. We hope this also entices players towards choosing their Heroic upgrades instead of Bolt when the situation calls for it.

  • Cooldown increased from 40 to 70 seconds

Hero Updates

  • Mercenary Lord (Talent) removed

Bug Fixes

  • Battlefield of Eternity Minions affected by Sylvanas’ Possession will now properly grant vision to the controlling team.
  • Enemy Heroes within a Dragon Knight or Garden Terror will no longer become unresponsive if that vehicle is killed by Sylvanas’ Unstable Poison.
  • Minions affected by Sylvanas’ Possession will no longer occasionally appear to attack one another.

2015-06-30 Patch Notes

Talents

Blood for Blood

  • No longer slows the target
  • Damage decreased from 15% to 10% of the target’s maximum Health
  • Heal amount increased from 100% to 200% of damage dealt

Envenom

  • Duration increased from 5 to 10 seconds, but damage has not been changed

Spell Shield

  • Duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds

Hero Updates

  • Black Arrows (Trait)
    • Unstable Poison (Talent)
      • Players can no longer be damaged by multiple instances of Unstable Affliction that are inflicted at the same time
  • Possession (R)
    • Possession’s functionality has been reworked
    • Possession now has 7 charges, with a 12 second recharge time
    • Converting a normal Minion consumes 1 charge, and Catapults consume 5 charges
    • Minions affected by Possession no longer gain bonus Health
    • Dark Lady’s Call (Talent) has been reworked
      • Now increases the maximum number of charges by 3, and decreases the recharge time by 4 seconds
      • Converting enemy Mercenaries costs 5 charges
  • Wailing Arrow (R)
    • Damage decreased from 200 (+20 per level) to 140 (+18 per level)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Sylvanas’ Wailing Arrow to unintentionally be placed on reduced cooldown under certain circumstances.

2015-05-12 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • New Talent (Level 7): Remorseless
    • After using an Ability, the next Basic Attack within 3 seconds deals 25% additional damage.
    • This is a Sylvanas-specific replacement for the Follow Through Talent.

Bug Fixes

  • Sylvanas can no longer cast a second Haunting Wave after the Windrunner Talent’s timer has expired.
  • Sylvanas' Wailing Arrow Heroic Ability is now properly placed on a reduced cooldown if it becomes interrupted during its casting time.

2015-04-08 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Casting Sylvanas’ Shadow Dagger on Rehgar will no longer cancel his Ghost Wolf form.

2015-03-24 Patch Notes

New Hero

Sylvanas Windrunner has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of her Abilities, and then check her out in Try Me Mode using the in-game Shop.

  • Basic Abilities
    • Withering Fire (Q)
      • Shoot the closest enemy for 25 damage, preferring Heroes. Stores 5 charges.
    • Shadow Dagger (W)
      • Deals 10 damage, and an additional 40 damage over 2 seconds, to target unit. This effect spreads to nearby units.
    • Haunting Wave (E)
      • Send forth a wave of banshees, dealing 30 damage to all targets. Reactivate to teleport to the banshees’ location.
  • Trait
    • Black Arrows
      • Basic Attacks and Abilities stun Minions, Mercenaries, and Towers.
  • Heroic Abilities
    • Wailing Arrow (R)
      • Shoot an arrow that explodes for 200 damage and silences enemies for 2.5 seconds. Can be reactivated to detonate the arrow early.
    • Possession (R)
      • Force an enemy Minion to fight for you. It gains 20% Attack Damage and Health.

Talents

Blood for Blood

  • This Talent has received a visual update. It should now be much easier to identify both the target and caster of Blood for Blood.