Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Dauntless Casting a Basic Ability grants Yrel 35 Physical Armor for 2 seconds.
1 Light of Karabor Increase Vindication's radius by 15%. Vindication's healing is increased by 20% per enemy Hero hit.
1 Maraad's Insight After damaging an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability, Yrel's next Basic Attack heals her for 128 (+4% per level).
4 Aegis of Light Upon landing, Avenging Wrath grants other nearby allied Heroes 25 Armor for 4 seconds.
4 Gift of the Naaru Divine Purpose heals the lowest Health nearby allied Hero other than Yrel for 275 (+4% per level).
4 Hand of Freedom Grant an allied Hero 50% Movement Speed for 3 seconds and remove all Slows and Roots from them. Cannot be used on Yrel. 22
7 Divine Steed Mounting is instant and grants 60% Movement Speed that decays over 3 seconds.
7 Holy Avenger Hitting an enemy Hero with Avenging Wrath at maximum charge reduces its cooldown to 1 second.
7 Righteous Momentum Yrel is no longer slowed while Channeling Righteous Hammer, and at maximum charge she gains 25% Movement Speed.
7 Samaara's Light While above 50% Health, gain 15% Movement Speed.
10 Ardent Defender Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and healing her for 50% of the damage received. 120
10 Sacred Ground Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 40 Armor until she leaves the area. 40
13 Aldor Peacekeeper Enemy Heroes hit by Vindication at maximum charge deal 30% less damage for 3 seconds.
13 Repentance Increase Avenging Wrath's Slow by 25% and duration by 0.5 seconds.
13 Velen's Chosen Hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability at maximum charge grants 10% Spell Power for 10 seconds, up to 30%.
16 Divine Favor Casting a Basic Ability reduces the cooldown of Divine Purpose by 1.5 seconds.
16 Holy Wrath After casting a Basic Ability, Yrel's next Basic Attack splashes for 20% increased damage around the target.
16 Templar's Verdict Righteous Hammer reduces the Armor of enemy Heroes hit by 20 for 4 seconds and deals bonus damage equal to 4% of their maximum Health.
20 Bubble Hearth After 1 second, Yrel becomes Invulnerable and casts Hearthstone. Cannot be canceled. 80
20 Hallowed Ground Casting Avenging Wrath while inside Sacred Ground moves Sacred Ground to Yrel's location upon landing.
20 Seraphim Activate to become Unstoppable for 2 seconds. 10
20 Word of Glory Ardent Defender heals nearby allied Heroes for 100% of the healing received by Yrel.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Vindication Unleash holy energy around Yrel, dealing 42 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies and healing her for 96 (+4% per level). Charging up this Ability increases its damage up to 140 (+4% per level), and healing up to 320 (+4% per level). 6 65
W Righteous Hammer Swing Yrel's hammer, dealing 38 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in front of her and knocking them away. Charging up this Ability increases its knockback distance, and damage up to 125 (+4% per level). Enemies hit at maximum charge are Stunned for 0.75 seconds. 6 65
E Avenging Wrath Leap to a location, dealing 225 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in an area and Slowing them by 50% for 1 second. Charging up this Ability increases its range. 6 65
R Ardent Defender Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and healing her for 50% of the damage received. 120 80
R Sacred Ground Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 40 Armor until she leaves the area. 40 40
D Divine Purpose 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%. 8

Yrel

2018-11-28 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Maraad's Insight (Passive)
      • Now only applies the buff when hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability

2018-10-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Aegis of Light (E)
      • ‚ÄčArmor reduced from 35 to 25
      • Duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds

2018-09-19 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Vindication (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 65
  • Righteous Hammer (W)
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 65
  • Avenging Wrath (E)
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 65

2018-07-25 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Ardent Defender (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 100 to 120 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Maraad's Insight (Passive)
      • Healing reduced from 148 to 128
  • Level 4
    • Hand of Freedom (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 22 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Divine Steed (Z)
      • Movement Speed bonus reduced from 80 to 60%
  • Level 16
    • Templar's Verdict (W)
      • Now also deals 4% of enemy Heroes Maximum Health as damage
    • Holy Wrath (Passive)
      • Damage bonus reduced from 30 to 20%

Developer Comment: Yrel has been very strong since her last balance update, and a few of her Talent tiers are dominated by a single Talent. By applying some nerfs to the overperforming Talents, we think that Yrel will be brought back in line with other Heroes and have more diversity in her Talent choices.


2018-06-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Divine Purpose (Trait)
    • Cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds.
  • Avenging Wrath (E)
    • Damage increased from 150 to 225.

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Aegis of Light (E)
      • Armor amount increased from 25 to 35.
    • Gift of the Naaru (Trait)
      • Healing reduced from 400 to 275.
    • Hand of Freedom (Active)
      • Bonus Movement Speed increased from 35% to 50%.
  • Level 7
    • Righteous Momentum (W)
      • Yrel is no longer slowed while channeling Righteous Hammer.
      • Bonus Movement Speed reduced from 45% to 25%.
  • Level 16
    • Templar's Verdict (W)
      • Armor reduction duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds.
    • Divine Favor (Trait)
      • Cooldown reduction decreased from 2 to 1.5 seconds.

Developer Comment: We've seen Yrel trending upward strongly since her release, most likely due to players beginning to master her unique playstyle. We've seen a large difference between players who have a lot of experience as Yrel (Hero level 10+) and people who are still learning the Hero. This is likely why we've seen her rise from her initial winrate of 40% to her current 46%. That said, we would like her to feel a little more powerful and be countered by enemy picks a little less. We've increased Avenging Wrath's damage so she gains a little wave clear (though she'll have to use her escape to do so), while also allowing her to threaten enemy backlines. By reducing the cooldown of Divine Purpose, Yrel players won't need to channel as frequently which will result in fewer interrupts. We've also made several Talent changes to buff a few that were underperforming, and to offset the lower Divine Purpose cooldown.

Bug Fixes

  • Yrel: Bubble Hearth is now placed on a reduced cooldown if casting is interrupted by Divine Palm.
  • Yrel: Can no longer cast Bubble Hearth while she is being revived by Divine Palm.
  • Yrel: No longer becomes permanently Invulnerable if she is revived by Divine Palm while casting Bubble Hearth.

2018-06-12 Patch Notes

New Hero

Learn even more about Yrel by visiting her Hero page on the Heroes of the Storm website!

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.

Trait

  • Divine Purpose (D)
    • 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%.

Basic Abilities

  • Vindication (Q)
    • Unleash holy energy around Yrel, dealing 38 damage to nearby enemies and healing her for 96.
    • Charging up this Ability increases its damage up to 125 140, and Healing up to 320.
  • Righteous Hammer (W)
    • 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.
  • Avenging Wrath (E)
    • Leap to a location, dealing 150 damage to enemies in an area and Slowing them by 50% for 1 second.
    • Charging up this Ability increases its range.

Heroic Abilities

  • Ardent Defender (R)
    • Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and Healing her for 50% of the damage received.
  • Sacred Ground (R)
    • Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 40 Armor until she leaves the area.

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 140 to 155.

Abilities

  • Vindication (Q)
    • Charged up damage increased from 125 to 140.