It’s early days for the Archangel of Hope but Auriel might just be one of the strongest characters Blizzard have added to the roster of Heroes of the Storm yet. Considering previous additions have included a trio of adventurous vikings and a gnome who can manipulate time, that’s saying something. She’s a versatile healer who can empower her teammates and give your team and edge on the battlefield.
Here are four reasons you’ll want her on your team:
Auriel’s very much been designed with a supporting role in mind. Her passive ‘Bestow Hope’ lets you link her to a teammate and convert damage dealt by them into energy, which acts as fuel for your spells. What’s more, this blessing can be specced out with talents in the late game to provide a gnarly buff to attack speed or ability power – allowing you to push certain characters (*cough* …Thrall… *cough* …Nova… *cough*) over the line into borderline-unfair levels of damage.