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Whitemane is a Ranged Support Hero from the Warcraft universe.

As the High Inquisitor of the Scarlet Crusade, Sally Whitemane zealously leads her champions in a never-ending war against the undead. Under her guiding Light, all who have been touched by the plague of death will be purged by her cleansing flame... No matter how much they protest.

Whitemane is a versatile Healer who heals her allies by smiting her foes.

Background Edit

The Monastery was once a proud bastion of Lordaeron's priesthood - a center for learning and enlightenment. However, with the rise of the undead Scourge during the Third War, the peaceful Monastery was converted into a stronghold of the fanatical Scarlet Crusade. Under Whitemane's command, the members of the Scarlet Crusade have become ever more extreme in their battle against the Scourge. Their grasp on reality was slipping and as time moved on, Whitemane and her followers no longer trusted anyone that was not part of their own Scarlet Crusade, considering them plagued. Large numbers of innocent men and women were tortured and eventually killed because of this.

It is known that both Raleigh the Devout in the Hillsbrad Foothills and Varimathras in the Undercity are determined to eliminate the leadership of the Scarlet Monastery, albeit for different reasons. The dreadlord of the Forsaken wishes to end the continued threat of the Scarlet Crusade so close to his capital and the human in Southshore believes the only way the Scarlet Crusade can be brought back to its original purpose is to remove the corrupted leaders.

Gameplay Summary Edit

Whitemane has an active, combat-heavy playstyle similar to that of Kharazim due to the nature of her trait, Zeal. She is required to be closer to the frontline than most supports and actively dealing damage in order to maximize her effectiveness. Desperate Plea is the only basic ability that costs mana, so the typical strategy is to apply Zeal to your team and use Inquisition and Searing Lash off-cooldown to heal. Because of Desperate Plea's stacking mana cost, she tends to run out of mana quickly in prolonged teamfights if High Inquisitor isn't picked at level 4, but doing so is a big power-spike that allows her to use Desperate Plea much more zealously; turning it into a reliable healing ability that doesn't need to focus as much on Zeal for healing.

Generally, she is best played when teamed with a decent frontline that can peel for her if the situation gets sticky, as she has no escapes or knockbacks herself. She has sub-par healing numbers early in the match and sometimes struggles to keep up if a big teamfight breaks out before level 10, but after level 10 she becomes an extremely potent group healer capable of turning the tide of a losing teamfight.

Strengths Edit

  • Exceptional at trading due to the nature of Zeal
  • Good multi-target healing, especially with Radiance and Scarlet Aegis
  • Great out-of-combat healing with the use of Clemency and High Inquisitor
  • Can talent into dealing more damage while still remaining an effective healer, thanks to Zeal
  • Her main healing ability Desperate Plea can be spammed quickly if necessary for a big burst heal, although this is costly
  • Can have near unlimited mana through High Inquisitor
  • Can provide the entire team with 40 armor using Scarlet Aegis
  • Can talent into not needing to self-heal much, instead allowing her to focus entirely on her team
  • Has access to Subjugation at level 20, one of the best damage reduction talents in the game
    • This can be further upgraded to lower the damage of two enemy heroes at once with Shared Punishment
  • Can lock down heroes with Harsh Discipline for an on-demand root

Weaknesses Edit

  • Needs to put herself at risk often in order to maximize healing
  • Unreliable healing if enemies can effectively avoid her damage
  • No escapes or other ways of reducing pressure against her; dive heroes can therefor be a big problem as she must be farther forward than most supports to be effective
  • She cannot move while channeling Inquisition and Clemency, leaving her highly vulnerable if alone or out of position when using it
  • Extremely poor waveclear and non-hero damage

Abilities Edit

Icon Desperate Plea
Desperate Plea (Q)
Mana: 30
Cooldown: 0.3 seconds

Heal an allied Hero for 145 and gain Desperation for 4 seconds.

Desperation increases Desperate Plea's Mana cost by 60, and stacks up to 3 times.

Icon Inquisition
Inquisition (W)
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Channel on an enemy Hero for up to 3 seconds, dealing 53 damage every 0.5 seconds and Slowing them by 30%.

Icon Searing Lash
Searing Lash (E)
Cooldown: 5 seconds

After 0.5 seconds, smite enemies in a straight line for 82 damage.

If the first strike hits an enemy Hero, a second strike will occur after a short delay.

Traits Edit

Icon Zeal
Zeal [Trait]

Whitemane's healing Abilities apply Zeal for 8 seconds.

Allies with Zeal are healed for 100% of the damage Whitemane deals to Heroes.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Icon Scarlet Aegis
Scarlet Aegis (R) [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Bolster the spirits of nearby allied Heroes, healing them for 250 and granting them 40 Armor for 4 seconds.

Icon Divine Reckoning
Divine Reckoning (R) [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 100 seconds

After 1 second, consecrate an area for 4 seconds, dealing 50 damage every 0.5 seconds to enemies inside.

Talents Edit

Tier 1, Hero Level 1 Edit

Icon Desperate Plea
Martyrdom
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Each stack of Desperation increases Desperate Plea's healing by 30%.

Icon Clemency
Clemency
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Cooldown: 11 seconds

Activate to cast Inquisition on an allied Hero, healing them for up to 371 over 3 seconds while Channeling.

Passive: Reduce Inquisition's cooldown by 3 seconds.

Icon Searing Lash
Righteous Flame
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Searing Lash deals 50% more damage to enemies who are Stunned, Rooted, Silenced or Slowed.

Icon Zeal
Pity the Frail
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Allies below 50% Health receive 25% more healing from Zeal.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4 Edit

Icon Desperate Plea
Unwavering Faith
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Reduce Desperate Plea's Mana cost by 30.

Upon reaching 3 stacks of Desperation, gain a 250 Shield for 5 seconds.

Icon Inquisition
High Inquisitor
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Casting Inquisition instantly removes all stacks of Desperation and restores 60 Mana per stack removed.

Icon Searing Lash
Indulgence
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Searing Lash's first strike restores 10 Mana per Hero hit, and its second strike restores 30 Mana per Hero hit.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7 Edit

Icon Desperate Plea
Zealous Spirit
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Upon reaching 2 stacks of Desperation, Whitemane gains Zeal.

Icon Fanatical Power
Fanatical Power
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Activate to gain 50% Spell Power and lose 25 Armor for 5 seconds.

Icon Intercession
Intercession
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to make an ally Unstoppable for 1 second and gain 1 stack of Desperation.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10 Edit

Icon Scarlet Aegis
Scarlet Aegis (R) [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Bolster the spirits of nearby allied Heroes, healing them for 250 and granting them 40 Armor for 4 seconds.

Icon Divine Reckoning
Divine Reckoning (R) [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 100 seconds

After 1 second, consecrate an area for 4 seconds, dealing 50 damage every 0.5 seconds to enemies inside.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13 Edit

Icon Desperate Plea
Self-Righteous
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Casting Desperate Plea on an ally heals Whitemane for 125 (+4% per level). Does not grant Zeal.

Icon Searing Lash
Harsh Discipline
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Hitting a Hero with Searing Lash while they are being targeted by Inquisition Roots them for 1.5 seconds.

Icon Zeal
Guiding Light
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Whenever Zeal is applied to allies other than Whitemane, it grants them 20% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16 Edit

Icon Desperate Plea
Radiance
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Upon reaching 3 stacks of Desperation, all allies with Zeal are healed for 200.

Icon Inquisition
Shared Punishment
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Upon casting, Inquisition can chain to an additional enemy Hero near its target, dealing 35 damage every 0.5 seconds.

Icon Searing Lash
Lashing Out
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Searing Lash's second strike deals 25% more damage and reduces Searing Lash's cooldown to 1 second if it hits a Hero.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20 Edit

Icon Scarlet Aegis
Scarlet Crusade
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Scarlet Aegis heals for 50% more and makes affected allies Unstoppable for 1.

Icon Divine Reckoning
Judgment Day
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Divine Reckoning deals 50% more damage and pulls enemies to its center the first time it hits them.

Icon Inquisition
Subjugation
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Inquisition reduces all damage the target deals by 75%.

Icon Purge the Wicked
Purge the Wicked
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to blast an enemy Hero with holy fire, reducing their Armor by 25 and dealing 300 damage over 4 seconds.

Talent Builds Edit

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Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

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