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Brightwing,[1] is a Ranged Support Hero based on the Faerie Dragons from the Warcraft universe.[2]

The Faerie Dragons of Ashenvale are known for their playful demeanor, seemingly disappearing at a whim. The mischievous Brightwing is no exception, often materializing out of nowhere to save her allies or just mock her foes.


Faerie dragons have long been used by the night elves in their endeavors. They have a powerful natural defense against magic and the unique ability to phase out of reality. The faerie dragon's defense mechanism appears to work by encasing itself within a strong energy shield, which repels most magic and conventional attacks. While in this form they can siphon the unused magical energy wasted in basic spell casting, and then focus, amplify, and direct it back at the unfortunate caster in a sort of "feedback" attack. This ability is very powerful but requires a great deal of effort, and can only be used sporadically, requiring the dragon to rest between uses. For this reason, the faerie dragons often travel in packs.

Gameplay Summary


  • Global presence thanks to Phase Shift
  • Strong waveclear and siege with Arcane Flare
  • Large range of utility from spell armor, Polymorph, vision to area denial
  • Can assist any ally in all phases thanks to Soothing Mist having no cost


  • Very vulnerable to burst damage
  • Moves slower than most heroes since it cannot use mount
  • Cannot solo
  • Vulnerable to resilient physical attackers
  • Low and difficult-to-control burst heal


Arcane Flare (Q)
Mana: 35
Cooldown: 6 seconds

Deal 260 (+4% per level) damage in a small area and 87 (+4% per level) damage in a larger area.

Polymorph (W)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Target is slowed by 25% Movement Speed, and cannot attack and is Silenced making them unable to use Abilities for 1.25 seconds.

Pixie Dust (E)
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Increase target's Movement Speed by 20%, and grant them 25 Spell Armor for 3 seconds, reducing Spell damage taken by 25%.

Phase Shift (Z)
Cooldown: 55 seconds

Instead of mounting, teleport to an allied Hero.


Soothing Mist [Trait]
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Brightwing heals nearby allied Heroes for 109 (+4% per level) every 4 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

Blink Heal [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 9 seconds

Teleport to a nearby ally, healing them for 194 (+4% per level). Can store 2 charges.

Emerald Wind [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Create an expanding nova of wind, dealing 303 (+4% per level) damage and pushing enemies away. Also passively increases the healing of Soothing Mist healing by 5%.


Tier 1, Hero Level 1

Hyper Shift
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Each allied Hero healed by Soothing Mist reduces the cooldown of Phase Shift by 3 seconds.

Pixie Charm
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Each time Soothing Mist heals an allied Hero, excluding yourself, gain a stack of Bribe. Use 20 stacks to Bribe a Mercenary, instantly defeating them. Does not work on Bosses. Maximum of 80 stacks.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Phase Shifting to an ally grants vision and reveals cloakers in a large area for 6 seconds. Pixie Dust is applied to the target of Phase Shift.

Unstable Anomaly
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

When Polymorph ends, deal 108 (+4% per level) damage to the target and all nearby enemies.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7


Tier 4, Hero Level 10

Blink Heal [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 9 seconds

Teleport to a nearby ally, healing them for 194 (+4% per level). Can store 2 charges.

Emerald Wind [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Create an expanding nova of wind, dealing 303 (+4% per level) damage and pushing enemies away. Also passively increases the healing of Soothing Mist healing by 5%.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13

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Sticky Flare
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Targets are slowed by 40% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.

Pixie Boost
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Pixie Dust gives 50% bonus Move Speed, decaying to 20% over 1.5 seconds.


Tier 6, Hero Level 16

Greater Polymorph
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Increases the duration of Polymorph by 0.75 second.

Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

While Polymorphed, the target's Armor is reduced by 25, increasing the damage they take by 25%.

Hardened Focus
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

While above 80% life, your Basic Ability cooldowns regenerate 50% faster.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20


Talent Builds


  • Instead of using a mount, Brightwing is able to teleport to an ally Hero using "Phase Shift" [Z]. This mobility-focused ability can be especially useful on Dragon Shire, where Brightwing’s "Phase Shift" can help teammates secure objectives on the other side of the map.
  • Stay near your teammates! Brightwing’s combat trait "Soothing Mist" will automatically heal any allies next to her after a short amount of time.
  • "Arcane Flair" [Q] has a short cast time, so try using it as a zoning tool, rather than simply as a source of damage.
  • Use "Polymorph" [W] on huge targets such as Tassadar’s Twilight Messiah, Stitches, or Diablo!



Valeera is at her best when she can roam the battlefield securing kills, and Brightwing provides decent wave clear from the support position, while also being able to use her Phase Shift ability to teleport to Valeera to turn ganks into near-certain kills.

Effective against

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Altough Brightwing has poor movement options outside of Phase Shift, she has the right tools to keep The Butcher at bay and frustrate his advances, with Polymorph and Emerald Wind capable of negating Ruthless Onslaught.

Polymorph is considered a strong counter against Tracer, who is highly reliant on her mobility for survivability and engagement. Due to having it as a point and click for Brightwing means that Tracer is going to have an extremely hard time trying to engage and escape Brightwing and her opponoments from bursting her down when Tracer cannot even use her Blink or Recall. Her Soothing Mist and Blink Heal can easily mitigate alot of Tracer's harassment as well.

Effective foes


Faerie Dragon (base)
Brightwing - FD.jpg Brightwing - FD - Tropical.jpg Brightwing - FD - Darkwing.jpg Brightwing - FD - Primal.jpg
Faerie Dragon Tropical Darkwing Primal IconShard.png 150
Monarch IconShard.png 100
Just like the flawless butterfly from which she takes her name, Monarch Brightwing has many ways to sting. Kneel peasant! For you face the Monarch! And her wrath is cruel...
Brightwing - Monarch.jpg Brightwing - M - Nether.jpg Brightwing - M - Magenta.jpg Brightwing - M - Emerald.jpg
Monarch Nether Magenta Emerald
Fey Dragon IconShard.png 100
The fey magic from which Brightwing draws her power is wild and chaotic. Her very form reflects its unstable nature, ever shifting, like an image from a dream.
Brightwing - Fey Dragon.jpg Brightwing - FD - Pink.jpg Brightwing - FD - Onyx.jpg
Fey Dragon Pink Onyx
Flying Monkey IconShard.png 400
The magical flying creatures of Sky Temple often cause troubles for the locals. It can be hard to run a successful bazaar when your merchandise disappears into thin air.
This skin is related to the Luxoria themed-skins. Features altered voice-over and themed abilities.
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Flying Monkey Violet Elder
Bewitching IconShard.png 150 (Hallow's End event)
Taking her Hallow's End costume seriously, Brightwing has amassed an impressive variety of "ingredients" for her cauldron. Just don't ask where they came from.
This skin is related to the Hallow's End themed-skins.
Brightwing - Bewitching.jpg Brightwing - Bewitching - Crimson.jpg Brightwing - Bewitching - Dusk.jpg Brightwing - Bewitching - Spirited.jpg
Bewitching Crimson Dusk Spirited
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  • Brightwing comes from a long line of Faerie Dragons who first appeared in Warcraft III’s expansion Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, which premiered in 2003.
  • Faerie Dragons have also been called Sprite Darters and Fey Dragons.
  • While the two characters have no correlation, there is a Blood Elf Ranger-General in the Warcraft universe called Halduron Brightwing.

Patch changes

  • Patch.png (Patch March 27, 2018Note: Primal Brightwing added.
  • Patch.png (Patch January 24, 2018Note: Base Maximum Health increased from 1395 to 1450; Health Regen increased from 2.91 to 3.02.
  • Patch.png (Patch November 29, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 1470 to 1395; Health Regen reduced from 3.06 to 2.91; Basic Attack Damage reduced from 85 to 81.
  • Patch.png (Patch October 17, 2017Note: Bewitching Brightwing added.
  • Patch.png (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Brightwing’s prices have been reduced to 7,000 Gold and $8.49 USD.
  • Patch.png (Patch July 21, 2015Note: Brightwing’s in-game Hero portrait has received animation polish.; Brightwing has received updated art and visual effects to coincide with her Talent rework.


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