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Tyrael is a melee Warrior Hero from the Diablo universe.

Among the angels it is the Archangel of Justice Tyrael who is humanity's greatest defender. Wielding his sword El'druin against the Burning Hells, the Prime Evils would have enslaved Sanctuary and all of humanity long ago if Tyrael had not intervened.

He a strong front-line Hero that can support his allies, Shielding them and increasing their Movement Speed. Explodes when he dies, damaging nearby enemies.


As the Archangel Angel and Aspect of Justice, Tyrael participated in the Great Conflict, and his exploits in battle became the stuff of legend. According to Imperius, he and Tyrael saved each other's lives countless times during the conflict. Off the battlefield, he administered the Courts of Justice.[1]

Gameplay Summary

Tyrael is a very mobile Warrior with Bruiser-oriented gameplay, capable of getting in and out of combat very quickly. He also brings a lot of utility to the table, featuring shielding for his allies, as well having a flexible talent tree that allows him to adapt to a lot of circumstances.

Overall, he excels at either initiating or following up on team fights, as well picking off isolated enemies. Because of this, he shines in aggressive team compositions, especially dive-oriented ones. He is at his best as a secondary Warrior.


  • Flexible talent tree, allowing him to focus on either defensive or offensive builds.
  • Very effective at diving and causing havoc to the backline.
  • El'Druin's Might provides him with exceptional mobility.
    • The level 13 talent, Holy Ground, provides a very strong area of denial and body-blocking potential.
  • Rightneousness provides a decent amount of area of effect shielding that can save allies in critical moments.
  • Smite provides both damage and utility with an invaluable movement speed bonus, which, when combined with the shields from Righteousness, makes Tyrael a strong supportive Hero.
  • Judgement is a powerful and effective diving tool for focusing specific targets.
  • Sanctification can single handedly secure team fights if used correctly.


  • Very mana-intensive.
  • Not very effective as a solo Warrior, as he doesn't provide proper peeling tools.
  • Poor waveclear.
  • Requires specific team compositions in order to truly be effective.
  • Archangel's Wrath doesn't provide any additional effects, and only works when Tyrael dies.


El'Druin's Might (Q) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 45
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Deals 114.4 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within target area, slowing them by 25% for 2.5 seconds. Reactivating will teleport you to the blade and slow nearby enemies again.

Righteousness (W)
Mana: 45
Cooldown: 9 seconds

Shields Tyrael for 336 (+4% per level) damage and nearby allies for 40% as much for 4 seconds.

Smite (E)
Mana: 45
Cooldown: 6 seconds

Rake target area for 150 (+4% per level) damage. Allies moving through the targeted area gain 25% increased Movement Speed for 2 seconds.


Archangel's Wrath [Passive]

When you die, become invulnerable and explode for 550 (+4% per level) damage after 3.5 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

Judgment [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 70 seconds

After 0.75 seconds, charge an enemy Hero dealing 150 (+4% per level) damage and stunning them for 1.5 seconds. Nearby enemies are knocked away and take 75 (+4% per level) damage.

Sanctification [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 100 seconds

After 0.5 seconds create a field of holy energy that makes allied Heroes Invulnerable. Lasts 3 seconds.


Tier 1, Hero Level 1

Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Increase the Shield amount Tyrael gains from Righteousness by 25% and heal Tyrael for 140 (+4% per level) Health if his Shield is destroyed. Does not increase the Shield amount gained by allies.

Justice for All
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Increase the Shield applied to allies by Righteousness to 75% of the Shield gained by Tyrael.

Ardent Restoration
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Dealing damage to a Hero heals Tyrael for 13.75 (+4% per level) Health over 5 seconds. Dealing damage resets this timer, and the heal amount stacks up to 10 times.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4

Stalwart Angel
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Gain 20 Armor while El'druin's Might is active, and for 3 seconds after teleporting.

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Bound by Law
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Increase El'druin's Might's Slow by 10%. Tyrael's Basic Attacks against enemies Slowed by El'druin's Might increase the Slow duration by 1 second, up to 4 seconds.

Divine Vigor
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

If Smite hits an enemy, Tyrael's Basic Attacks within the next 4 seconds heal for 50% of the damage dealt.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7

Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

When your shield expires, it explodes for 170 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.

Purge Evil
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Each enemy Hero hit by Smite increases Tyrael's Basic Attack damage by 30% for 4 seconds.

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Swift Retribution
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Smite grants 20% more Movement Speed and also grants 25% Attack Speed for 2 seconds.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10

Judgment [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 70 seconds

After 0.75 seconds, charge an enemy Hero dealing 150 (+4% per level) damage and stunning them for 1.5 seconds. Nearby enemies are knocked away and take 75 (+4% per level) damage.

Sanctification [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Mana: 75
Cooldown: 100 seconds

After 0.5 seconds create a field of holy energy that makes allied Heroes Invulnerable. Lasts 3 seconds.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13

Sword of Justice
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Upon teleporting using El'druin's Might, El'druin swaps places with Tyrael, and El'druin's Might can be reactivated to teleport an additional time.

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Holy Ground
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Create a ring that blocks enemies from entering the area teleported to using El'Druin's Might.

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Law and Order
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Each enemy Hero hit by Smite reduces the cooldown of Righteousness by 1 second. Each allied Hero Shielded by Righteousness increases the damage of the next Smite by 25%.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16

Horadric Reforging
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Tyrael's Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of El'druin's Might by 1.5 seconds.

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Burning Halo
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

While El'Druin's Might is active, both Tyrael and El'druin deal 15 damage per second to nearby enemies. For 3 seconds after teleporting, Tyrael continues to deal this damage and the damage amount is increased by 100%.

Smite the Wicked
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

While El'druin's Might is active, and for 3 seconds after teleporting, Smite's cooldown recharges 100% faster.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20

Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increases the cast range of Judgment by 50%, and reduces the cooldown by 40 seconds.

Holy Arena
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increases duration of Sanctification by 1 second and increases the damage of allies by 25%.

Defense of the Angels
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 120 seconds

Activate to gain 40 Armor for 5 seconds.

Each time Righteousness's Shield absorbs damage, Defense of the Angel's cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds.

Seal of El'druin
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Using a Basic Ability grants 50% Attack Speed for 3 seconds.

Talent Builds


  • Be very mindful when using Tyrael's abilities, specially during the laning phase, as he runs out of mana pretty fast.
  • Use El'Druin's Might to delay an objective until teammates can make their way into position.
    • It can also be used to play effective mindgames against enemy Heroes, such as conditioning to move to one way, only to surprise them by teleporting.
    • Make full use of Holy Ground (at level 13) to steal mercenary camps or to secure specific objectives (such as teleporting to the Shrines faster on Dragon Shire).
  • Save Righteousness to use when diving deep into a battle.
  • Make sure to announce to the team when about to cast Judgement, so they can follow up properly and focus fire on Tyrael's target.
  • Make sure to announce to the team when about to cast Sanctification, to ensure all allies are within range to be protected.
    • Make sure to track enemy cooldowns accordingly, specially Heroic abilities.



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Tyrael's abilities are great at both engaging and disengaging, which is useful to make The Butcher more slippery and less susceptible to focus fire. El'druin's Might and Judgement are particularly powerful to lock on opponents and both open opportunities as well as follow up for Ruthless Onslaught.

Effective against

Tyrael excels at diving in the backline, which is the midterm where Auriel resides. El'druin's Might is very dangerous due its teleport and slow functions, allowing Tyrael to stick on Auriel similarly to Tracer and Zeratul, while at the same time Smite allows opponents to chase Auriel more easily. His Judgement is potentially fatal as it can and will give Tyrael's allies enough time to follow up after the stun; on the other hand, Auriel can cancel his charge with Crystal Aegis.

Effective foes


Archangel of Justice (base)
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Archangel of Justice Platinum Ivory
Seraphim IconShard.png 100
With tired eyes the newly appointed High Seraph Tyrael looked across Sanctuary... after the destruction of the High Heavens, this world was the last bastion against Imperius's wrath.
TyraelSPBlue.jpg TyraelSPRed.jpg TyraelSPOrange.jpg
Seraphim Dark Ancient
Archangel IconShard.png 100
Each archangel's armor is a manifestation of their spirit. While his appearance had changed during his battles within the Nexus, his dedication to justice remained steadfast.
TyraelMSOrange.png TyraelMSBlack.png TyraelMSWhite.png Tyrael - Archangel - Vengeful.jpg
Archangel Wisdom Silver Vengeful IconShard.png 150
Demonic IconShard.png 1600
Of all the Aspects of Sin, Tyrael, the Lord of Pride, is the most ruthless. His every action and every thought serves only to fulfill the desires of his true master; himself.
Features altered voice-over and themed abilities.
TyraelDMOrange.png TyraelDMGreen.png TyraelDMPurple.png Tyrael - Demonic - Infernal.jpg
Demonic Fel Void Infernal
Mecha IconShard.png 2400
Neo Stormwind's latest Angiris-class mecha ultilizes a cerebro-mech modeled after the legendary Mecha Tassadar. Once deployed, the Tyrael unit will dispense justice for the atrocities committed during the great Mecha War.
This skin is related to the Mechastorm themed-skins. Features replaced voice-over, themed abilities, themed animations and themed mount.
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Mecha Deathreaper Strike


  • A 7" figure based on his appearance in Heroes of the Storm was released.[4]

Patch changes

  • Patch.png (Patch March 21, 2018Note: Fixed an issue causing some Mecha Tyrael skins to appear untextured.
  • Patch.png (Patch January 16, 2018Note: Tyrael will now face the target of his Basic Attack after attacking. This is a visual change, and does not directly affect gameplay; Passive Spell Armor has been removed; Base Maximum Health increased from 2296 to 2468; Health Regeneration increased from 4.78 to 5.14.
  • Patch.png (Patch July 11, 2017Note: Vengeful Archangel Tyrael skin added.
  • Patch.png (Patch June 13, 2017Note: Infernal Demonic Tyrael skin added.
  • Patch.png (Patch March 14, 2017Note: +15 Spell Armor; Base Maximum Health reduced from 2468 to 2296; Health Regen reduced from 5.14 to 4.78.
  • Patch.png (Patch September 13, 2016Note: Received new Talent icon tints to help players more easily differentiate between talents that modify the same Ability and exist on the same Talent tier.; Fixed an issue that could cause Tyrael, Uther, and Gall players to incorrectly receive AFK Warnings due to the combination of their post-death effects and lengthy death timers at later levels.
  • Patch.png (Patch May 17, 2016Note: Health increased from 2373 (+4% per level) to 2468 (+4% per level).; Health Regeneration increased from approximately 4.95 (+4% per level) to 5.14 (+4% per level).
  • Patch.png (Patch October 6, 2015Note: Tyrael’s prices have been reduced to 4,000 Gold and $6.49 USD.
  • Patch.png (Patch August 18, 2015Note: The Demonic Tyrael Skin has returned to the Nexus! After visiting the top smith that the Burning Hells have to offer, Demonic Tyrael has strapped into an intimidating new set of armor, imbued El’Druin with corruption, sprouted two wicked pairs of horns, and donned a crown worthy of his title as the Lord of Pride. Demonic Tyrael now also features updated Ability art, which much more closely matches his theme.


  1. From the Diablo wiki
  2. 2015-02-14, Toy Fair NY 2015 NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures Photos. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-02-15
  3. 2015-07-10, SDCC 2015 – Blizzard Booth Photos. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-07-26
  4. 2015-07-08, SDCC 2015 – NECA Reveals Heroes of the Storm 7″ Scale Action Figures Series 2. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-07-24

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