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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[]

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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[]

Yrel is a sturdy Bruiser 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[]

Weaknesses[]

  • Heavy crowd control
  • High Mobility enemies.

Abilities[]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
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%.


Affects: Abilities
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

  • Activating Divine Purpose does not dismount.
  • Yrel channels Abilities indefinitely until they are cast or interrupted.
  • If Yrel is interrupted while 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: Spell Damage / Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: No target - No Target
Properties: Area of Effect, Mobile channel (charge)
Cast time: 0 + Ch + 0.1875 seconds
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.0
Righteous Hammer Icon.png
W
Righteous Hammer
65 Mana Cooldown: 6 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: Spell Damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target - Point target
Cast time: 0 + Ch + 0.1875 seconds
Area of Effect: Radial
Radius: 4.0
Arc: 180 degrees (1
Knockback duration:
- Min: 0.125 seconds
- Max: 0.25 seconds
Knockback speed: 14

  • 1) Swing search is done in three 60 degree areas rotating clockwise over 0.1875 seconds. Enemies can only be hit by the Ability once regardless.
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: Spell Damage, Crowd control / Movement: Launch
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: No target - Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Clamping, Mobile channel (charge), Slow, Self-castable
Cast time: 0 + Ch + 0.1875 seconds
Range:
- Min: 2.5
- Max: 8.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.5
Leap duration: 0.625 seconds

  • Being Rooted prevents initiating the charge and interrupts the Ability if it is charging, putting it on full cooldown.
  • Leap has a set duration regardless of distance.
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: Status effect, Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Absorbing
Cast time: Instant

  • Healing is calculated from final damage taken, after all modifications.
Sacred Ground Icon.png
R
Sacred Ground
40 Mana Cooldown: 40 seconds
Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 50 Armor until she leaves the area.

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

  • Cooldown starts when the Ability is cast.
  • Does not stack with itself or other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.

Talents[]

1
Light of Karabor Icon.png
Light of Karabor
Increase Vindication's radius by 15%. Hitting an enemy Hero increases Vindication's healing by 45%. If more than one Hero is hit, the bonus is increased by 90%.

Type: Healing dealt modifier
Affects: Ability
Bonus radius: 1.6
Dauntless Icon.png
Dauntless
Casting a Basic Ability grants Yrel 35 Physical Armor for 2.5 seconds.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Physical Armor

  • Requires successfully casting a Basic Ability.
  • Subsequent instances of Dauntless refresh the duration. Does not stack with itself.
  • Does not stack with other Physical Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may 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 135.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Maraad's Insight does not stack nor generate charges.
  • A Basic Attack at full Health does not consume the 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: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Allied Heroes
Properties: Area of Effect, Armor
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.5

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damge modifiers may stack.
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 (lowest)
Radius: 8.0
Hand of Freedom Icon.png
Hand of Freedom
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Grant an allied Hero 30% 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% Movement Speed. Yrel is no longer Slowed while channeling Righteous Hammer, and instead this bonus is quadrupled.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Movement Speed
Holy Avenger Icon.png
Holy Avenger
Hitting an enemy Hero with Avenging Wrath at maximum charge deals 25% more damage and reduces its cooldown to 1 second.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability
Divine Steed Icon.png
Divine Steed
Mounting is instant and grants 60% Movement Speed that decays over 3 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Movement Speed
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: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Damage reduction stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers affecting the target Heroes' damage output.
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: Offensive damage modifier, Healing dealt modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Spell Power

  • Limited to 1 stack per cast.
  • Subsequent instances of Velen's Chosen refresh the duration.
  • Stacks additively with itself and other sources of Spell Power.
  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers or healing dealt modifiers that can affect Yrel's damage or healing output respectively.
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 7% of their maximum Health.

Type: Spell Damage, Defensive damage modifier
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance.
  • Does not stack with other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Divine Favor Icon.png
Divine Favor
Casting a Basic Ability reduces the cooldown of Divine Purpose by 2 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 30% increased damage around the target.

Type: Physical Damage / Offensive damage modifier
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies / Self
Properties: Attack Modifier, Splash
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.0

  • Increases Yrel's next Basic Attack's damage by the given amount, which then splashes to nearby enemies for 100% of the (increased) damage.
  • Requires successfully casting a Basic Ability.
  • Holy Wrath does not stack with itself.
  • Damage bonus stacks with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Yrel's Basic Attack damage.
20
Word of Glory Icon.png
Word of Glory
Increase the amount that Yrel heals from damage received from 50% to 75%. Ardent Defender heals nearby allied Heroes for 100% of the healing received by Yrel.

Type: Heaing
Scaling: -
Affects: Allied Heroes
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 12
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.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: 1.0 (ch) + 6.0 seconds

  • Interrupting the Ability during its windup puts it on a 10 second cooldown.
  • However, Stuns will not interrupt this Ability, but merely pause the duration of the channel and it will resume at that progress at the end of the Stun.
Seraphim Icon.png
Seraphim
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Active: Activate to become Unstoppable for 2 seconds.

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

Builds and guides[]

Icy Veins Yrel Guide

Yrel Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

Yrel Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

Main article: Yrel/Quotes


Trivia[]

  • 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).
  • Yrel’s Level 20 Talent Bubble Hearth references a similar tactic often used by Paladin players in World of Warcraft. By activating their ability Divine Shield and hearthing, they could become invulnerable long enough to escape combat.

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General[]

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Videos[]

References[]

External links[]


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