Heroes of the Storm Yrel Build Guide

Yrel is a melee Bruiser hero from the Warcraft universe. She is well suited to almost any team composition due to her versatile skill set. She can both initiate teamfights and successfully defend her team from enemy Assasins. Having her own small healing, she is able to stay in battle even without the support of an allied healer. Her Trait gives her the ability to charge up Basic Abilities for increasing their effectiveness, which gives her more options in combat.

Yrel - Light of Hope

Primary Abilities


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.

Righteous Hammer

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

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.

Heroic Abilities

Ardent Defender

Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and healing her for 50% of the damage received.

Sacred Ground

Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 50 Armor until she leaves the area.


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%.

Talent Build Cheat Sheet

Copy build code*[T2321314,Yrel]

*Select a hero, open talents, click on options near build variations and click paste build to enter the code into HOTS directly. After that, you will have the build from the current cheat sheet marked with hearts.

Bruiser Build






Light of Karabor


Hand of Freedom

Gift of the Naaru


Holy Avenger

Divine Steed


Ardent Defender

Sacred Ground


Velen's Chosen

Aldor Peacekeeper


Templar's Verdict

Holy Wrath



Word of Glory

Useful Strategies and Tips

Divine Purpose has a short cooldown and it’s important to use it correctly.

Vindication this skill is useful not only for healing and simultaneously damaging enemies, but also as a waveclear ability. Charging up will significantly increase damage and health regeneration.

The Righteous Hammer can also be used offensively and defensively ways. Fully charged, he will additionally stun for a short time, which will help interrupt the enemy cast.

Avenging Wrath is a great ability to initiate a battle. Charged up it significantly increases the range, but if you need to get away from the pursuit, it’s still better not to risk it and use it without charging or with Divine Purpose. After all, opponents can knock down the cast, and cancel this ability.

Ardent Defender this skill makes Yrel Invulnerable, while healing it for half the damage it takes. This allows her to counter the enemy burst and at the same time stay in the teamfight.

Sacred Ground. This feat is hard to advise as it limits Yrel, forcing her to fight within the radius of this feat. Moreover, enemy knockbacks can interrupt its effect.

Synergies and Counters

Yrel synergizes with Tank Heroes with for chaining CC abilities (such as Garrosh or Diablo) and Support Heroes (such as Abathur or Lt. Morales).

Yrel is countered by Heroes with lots of CC abilities (such as E.T.C. or Johanna) and Heroes, who can interrupt her ability charging (such as Raynor or LĂșcio).

Strengths and Weaknesses
      • Self-sustain
      • Good mobility and CC abilities
      • Low mana pull
      • Vulnerable to heavy crowd control
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