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“Faith is my mirror!” – Hero Discussion: Yrel

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Welcome to the continuation of the Subreddit Anomalies – Hero Discussions 2020, where we feature in 2020 & beyond a rotating hero discussion randomly when the HotS devs rework or release a new hero that is the talk of the town, the Reddit community demands a hero discussion, or the mods feel sufficiently compelled to create one based on community feedback or engagement.

Yrel by Pixie

This week we feature Yrel who is classified as a Bruiser in the new Blizzard Roles system. Yrel's level 1 talents were buffed on the July 15th, 2020 balance patch to increase the diversity of picks. There was a previous Yrel Hero Discussion on October 2nd, 2018.

Yrel Light of Hope

HotS Birthday & Cost (Link): June12, 2018 & 750 Gems / 10,000 Gold

  • Nexus Compendium(Link)
  • Balance History(Link)
  • List of Recent Streamer Builds(Link)
  • Icy-Veins Cassia(Link)

Recent Spotlight – Analysis – Build Guides

  • Hero Spotlight(Link)
  • Yrel Build Gude w/Jhow(Link)
  • How to Yrel w/Kyle Fergusson(Link)
  • NotParadox: Ultimate Yrel Guide Featuring FT/ Liam – (Link) & Solo Lane Guide(Link)

Recent Gameplay

  • Fan experimenting Ardent Protector – (Link) & Bronze to GM(Link)

We no longer have the HGC, but there is still organized play coordinated by Heroes Lounge and Nexus Gaming Series that can give us a glimpse into builds and comps that work well with Yrel prior to the balance changes. Heroes Lounge recent builds can be found on Lerhond's Probiilds site and NGS hosts their meta on Heroes Profile.

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Yrel's popularity on the HotS ladder based on Heroes Profile(Link) and HotsLogs(Link) is Low (8% w/3% Ban rate) and recently their win rate dropped 3% to 45% over the past seven days.

  • Yrel is classified as Medium difficulty to play, do you agree?
  • When do you prioritizing drafting Yrel and on what maps?
  • What heroes do you draft to counter a Yrel pick?
  • Which of Yrel's skins do you prefer to equip and is there any mount synergy to compliment the skin?
  • Are there any particular hero synergies to complement a Yrel pick?
  • Is Yrel an early, mid or late-game hero, and where are the significant power spikes"
  • Is there a particular build you would recommend to someone wanting to learn the basics of Yrel?
  • Is there a particular build or talents you would recommend for ARAMs?
  • Is there a high skill cap build you favor to optimize Yrel's performance and create flashy plays?
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for positioning Yrel in team fights and on rotations?
  • Which heroic do you favor with Yrel and are their times you prioritize the other one?
  • Do you think Yrel is balanced; if not, what abilities or talents should be reworked?
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Previous Hero Discussions(Link) & The sidebar for r/Heroesofthestorm is updated to include the Hero Discussions wiki.

Please Upload Your Replays to Heroes Profile & HotsLogs – Uploading your replays to these sites provides better data for the HotS community to analyze and learn from. HotsApi has been on the fritz for a bit, so your best bet is to use these sites uploaders or web upload sites.

Source: reddit.com

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