Heroes of the Storm

Hero Discussion: Brightwing Rework

Welcome to the Thursday Hero Discussion, where we feature a rotating hero discussion every Tuesday & Thursday. There was a Brightwing Hero Discussion on February 19, 2018. On September 25nd, 2018 Brightwing was reworked and since that time has received several balance changed over the last five month.

Brightwing The Faerie Dragon

HoTS Birthday & Cost: April 15, 2014 & 625 Gems / 7000 Gold

  • Brightwing Wiki Entries Wikia (Link) Gamepedia (Link) Liquipedia (Link) Nexus Compendium (Link)
  • Hero Spotlight Original

    Rework
  • Balance History (Link)
  • Brightwing Analysis w/NotParadox Where they came from

    Overview of reworked talents

    Release gameplay review
  • Method Brightwing Guide w/Cursen
  • A thru Z Brightwing Guide w/MFpallytime

Brightwing received a rework in September 2018, and several balance changes during HGC Phase 2 (Link) and currently has a 1% popularity and a 20% win rate. Brightwing's popularity on the HotS ladder based on Heroes.report (Link) and HotsLogs (Link) is around 23% with a win rate of about 50% over the past seven days.

  • Brightwing is classified as Hard difficulty to play, do you agree?
  • What strengths and weaknesses do you think pros consider when choosing Brightwing in HGC 2018 matches, and do those considerations apply to ranked and unranked matches?
  • When do you prioritize drafting Brightwing and on what maps?
  • What heroes do you draft to counter a Brightwing pick?
  • Are there any particular hero synergies to complement a Brightwing pick?
  • Is Brightwing 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 Brightwing?
  • Is there a high skill cap build you favor to optimize Brightwing' performance and create flashy plays?
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for positioning Brightwing in team fights and on rotations?
  • Which of Brightwing' heroics do you favor?
  • Do you use the "On Release" keybind feature for any of Brightwing' abilities, if so which ones?
  • Do you think Brightwing is balanced; if not, what abilities or talents should be reworked?
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