Auriel, the archangel of hope, will become playable in Heroes of the Storm‘s public test realm starting next week.
It is through the archangel Auriel that the power of hope flows into the fabric of creation. Her eternal light illuminates even the darkest souls. Seeking harmony in all things, she is a mediator, a counselor, and when the need arises, a fearless warrior.
Auriel is a support character, with low damage and survivability, but high utility and complexity. Her alternate skins include Demonic Auriel and Master Auriel.
CRYSTAL AEGIS: Place an allied Hero into Stasis for 2 seconds. Upon expiration, Crystal Aegis deals 270 damage to all nearby enemies.
RESURRECT: Channel on the spirit of a dead ally for 3 seconds, bringing them back to life with 50% of their maximum health at the location where they died.
SACRED SWEEP: Sweep the area with sacred power, dealing 80 damage to enemies and an additional 160 damage to enemies caught in the center.
RAY OF HEAVEN: Consume your stored energy and heal allied Heroes in the area for the amount of energy consumed.DETAINMENT STRIKE: Deal 100 damage to the first enemy Hero hit and knock them back. If they collide with terrain, they are also stunned for 1.25 seconds and take an additional 100 damage.
Hero Trait (passive ability):
Bestow Hope: Bestow an allied Hero with Hope. While they remain near you, damage they deal causes you to gain energy. You can only have Bestow Hope on 1 ally at a time. 40% of damage dealt to Heroes and 8% dealt to non-Heroes is stored as energy. You can store up to 505 energy.