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How to unlock Sylvanas Windrunner in Warcraft Rumble

Sylvanas Windrunner is a playable Leader in Warcraft Rumble, but you’ll have to unlock her! Here’s how to do so, plus a little breakdown of why she’s so sought after.

if you've been playing Warcraft Rumble you might have noticed the possibility to unlock Sylvanas Windrunner, or perhaps you've been killed by the Dark Lady herself. The female villainess is an unlockable Leader in Warcraft Rumble Season 1. Here's an explanation of how to unlock her, and what her ability and talents. If you're familiar with Sylvanas Windrunner in Warcraft lore, they'll make a lot of sense.

How to Unlock Sylvanas Windrunner in Warcraft Rumble

Sylvanas Windrunner can be unlocked in Warcraft Rumble by reaching 10,000 Points in PvP mode or through a combined player effort via the Guild Warchest. Alternatively Sylvanas Windrunner can be purchases in Store for $14.99 at the start and end of Season 1. Sylvanas will not be purchasable using gold in-game until Season 2.

Three methods to unlock Sylvanas Windrunner in Warcraft Rumble
Three methods to unlock Sylvanas Windrunner in Warcraft Rumble

To access the Guild Warchest you will need to either create your own Guild or join someone else's. The Guilds feature is unlocked when you reach Level 10.

Sylvanas Windrunner (Ability and Talents)

  • Playstyle: Suits anyone who respects a god-tier high DPS ranged Leader and has a soft spot for Horde and Undead units in Warcraft lore.
  • Strengths: High base DMG, Black Arrow Talent incredibly powerful for wave clear, summons a Banshee on death, very fast Attack Speed.
  • Weaknesses: High gold cost (6), Leader ability only affects Horde and Undead Minis
Sylvanas windrunner
Leader Ability
Windrunner Warchief (Passive): Horde and Undead minis near Sylvanas gain 30% movement speed boost.
Black Arrow
Black Arrow (Talent)
Pierce through enemies in a line, dealing Elemental damage
Banshee Wail
Banshee's Wail (Talent)
Sylvanas Windrunner screams on Death, Stunning nearby enemies for 3 seconds.
Forsaken Fury
Forsaken Fury (Talent)
Horde and Undead near Sylvanas Windrunner gain Fury. (Increased Attack Speed)
Sylvanas Windrunner Warcraft Rumble ability and talents

Sylvanas Windrunner is a 6 gold cost Undead ranged Leader unit. Her basic attack deals single target physical damage. On death, Sylvanas summons a Banshee unit, which can take control of an enemy unit. Her Leader ability is unique as the movement speed bonus only affects minis from two factions; Horde and Undead. While Sylvanas' HP isn't the best, it's good enough for her to land her DPS, which scales incredibly well compared to other Leaders.

Overall, Sylvanas Windrunner is an exceptionally powerful Leader in Warcraft Rumble, not to mention arguably top 3 most iconic characters in all of Warcraft lore. In all her crossover appearances she has an explosive arrow shot, and in Warcraft Rumble it's called Black Arrow. Hands down this is her BEST talent as it pierces through enemies in a line dealing Elemental DMG.

Is Sylvanas good in Warcraft Rumble?

Yes, Sylvanas is an S-Tier Leader in Warcraft Rumble, which makes a lot of sense given the effort needed to unlock her. Her abilities fit well into her lore, her DPS scales well and with the Forsaken Fury talent, she has two inbuilt auras for Horde and Undead Minis. Pretty disgusting. That said, Sylvanas is a very fitting unlockable Leader for the first Season of Warcraft Rumble.