Priestess of the Moon

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[e][h] Priestess of the Moon
Attributes

18 +1.90

19 +1.50

15 +2.60

21 - 31

4

Primary Attribute
Stats
Base Stats
Movement Speed:
320
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Turn Rate:
0.40
Hotkey:
P
Icon
Level Changes
Level:
1
5
10
Hit Points:
550
725
975
HP Regen.: (+0.50 at Night)
0.9
1.25
1.75
Mana:
225
375
570
Mana Regen.:
0.76
1.26
1.91
Armor:
4
6
8
Damage:
21 - 31
27 - 37
34 - 44
Cooldown:
1.69
1.55
1.42

The fearless leaders of the Sentinel army, the Priestesses of the Moon epitomize the power and grace of their race's ancient Moon Goddess, Elune. The Priestesses, equipped with silvery, glowing armor, ride the fearless Frostsaber tigers of Winterspring into battle. Charged with the safekeeping of the night elf lands and armed with magical energy bows - the Priestesses will stop at nothing to rid their ancient land of evil.

The Priestess is great at delivering killing blows using Searing Arrow to enemy Heroes or units running away. The Priestess is also good for her Trueshot Aura, which adds damage to ranged units. She becomes even more effective when sharing the Aura with multiple allied teammates to increase the damage of their ranged units as well. If the Priestess of the Moon is able to reach level 6 and Starfall she becomes a huge powerhouse. While good enemy players can cancel the Starfall shortly after it begins, against lesser players and with allied support you can kill plenty of enemy units with Starfall.

The key to doing well with the Priestess of the Moon is to use her like an Archer. Use the typical ranged unit tactics as you do with other ranged units. Make sure she is always toward the rear of the army and that melee units cannot reach her. Run away when units attempt to surround her or focus fire on her with ranged units. Even with these methods you may still find you lose her against good Undead players using Dread Lord's Sleep, or Night Elf Keeper of the Grove's Entangle. But you can also protect her with a Demon Hunter to Mana Burn enemy Heroes.

The Priestess of the Moon is often a good second Hero choice. She can instantly give the Trueshot Aura to your existing units at level 1 and can support your primary Demon Hunter or Keeper of the Grove Hero. The downside of picking her second is that is slower to reach Level 6 and Starfall. Picking the Priestess as the first and only Hero can allow you to reach Starfall much faster. This can be especially effective in 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, and 4 vs. 4 games. The Priestess can also be a great primary Hero when teaming with other Night Elf players since it helps them both.

Make use of Hide with the Priestess of the Moon. Attack the enemy, then Hide, attack then Hide. If the Priestess is about to die at night, use Hide to avoid dying. This works very well. You can then run back home when it is safe. You can use Hide with your entire army of Archers and Huntresses since all have Shadowmeld. If you find a Cloak of Shadows you can even use this with your second Hero as well.

Give the Priestess combat items such as Claws, Gloves of Haste, Agility Items, and other items that add to her damage and combat ability. Some players think of her as a caster type Hero but she can actually take advantage of combat items, especially when combined with Searing Arrow.

Spells and Abilities[edit]

Hide
Cast Type : Active
Target Type : No Target
Lie in wait for enemies without attacking. (Will respond to attacks). Units will hold position and hold their fire, so when they are Shadowmelding, they will not break their own invisibility. It's very handy for running away from a battle. The Hide ability is disabled during the day.
Fade Duration : 1.5 seconds
Hotkey : I
Scout
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target
Temporarily summons an Owl Scout, which can be used to scout the map. Can see invisible units.
Cast Requirements : 50 / 50 / 50
20 s
Duration : 60 / 90 / 120 s
Summons : Owl Scout (Level 1)/Owl Scout (Level 2)/Owl Scout (Level 3)
Hotkey : C

Notes:

  • The Owl is invulnerable so you can do whatever you want with it and the enemy can't attack it. The Owl is great for scouting enemy towns or expansions.
Searing Arrows
Cast Type : Arrow  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Increases the damage of the Priestess' attack by adding fire.
Cast Requirements : 8  Range:  600 / 700 / 700
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Structure, Enemy, Neutral
Damage : 10 / 20 / 30
Hotkey : R

Notes:

  • Searing Arrows will fire until the Priestess is out of mana.
  • Manually casting Searing Arrows will allow the Priestess of the Moon to fire beyond her normal 60 range at level 2.
Trueshot Aura
Cast Type : Aura  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : No Target
An aura that gives friendly units around the Priestess bonus damage to their ranged attacks.
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Friend, Self, Vulnerable, Invulnerable
Area of Effect : 900
Damage Bonus : 10/20/30 %
Hotkey : T
Starfall
Cast Type : Channel  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Universal
Calls down waves of falling stars that damage nearby enemy units. Each wave deals 50 damage. The time between waves is 1.5 seconds.
Cast Requirements : 200 180 s
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Structure, Enemy, Neutral
Area of Effect : 1000
Duration : 45 s
Damage per wave : 50
Wave Interval : 1.5 second
Hotkey : F

Notes:

  • Starfall is great at killing units. If you use potions it will interrupt the Starfall.
  • Starfall damage vs. buildings is reduced to 35%.
  • Starfall hits units automatically without the caster having to aim. This means it's not really possible to avoid the Starfall unless you run away from the area.
  • This spell must be maintained by having the Priestess of the Moon stand still while the spell is cast to get the full effect

Games[edit]

The most recent games with Priestess of the Moon first are

Sonik  Ukraine | Priestesses of the Moon vs. Keeper of the Grove   | France  Anima
Game 2 on Terenas Stand LV
Colorful  China | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Priestesses of the Moon   | Ukraine  Sonik
Watch VOD Game 2 on Turtle Rock
3rd Place Match in Shenkui Cup  
Colorful  China | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Priestesses of the Moon Alchemist  | Ukraine  Sonik
Watch VOD Game 1 on Terenas Stand LV
3rd Place Match in Shenkui Cup  
Moon  South Korea | Keeper of the Grove vs. Priestesses of the Moon Alchemist  | Ukraine  Sonik
Watch VOD Game 2 on Terenas Stand LV
Semifinals in Shenkui Cup  
Sonik  Ukraine | Demon Hunter Tinker vs. Priestesses of the Moon   | China  Zhou_Xixi
Watch VOD Game 1 on Echo Isles
Quarterfinals in Shenkui Cup  
See more games

The most recent games with Priestess of the Moon second are

Sonik  Ukraine | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon  | Ukraine  Foggy
Game 2 on Amazonia
Semifinals in Sidems Cup 4  
Moon  South Korea | Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter  | South Korea  So.in
Watch VOD Game 2 on Terenas Stand
Quarterfinals in Shenkui Cup  
LawLiet  South Korea | Demon Hunter Alchemist Tinker vs. Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon Alchemist | China  Colorful
Watch VOD Game 3 on Ancient Isles
Moon  South Korea | Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon vs. Keeper of the Grove Alchemist  | South Korea  LawLiet
Watch VOD Game 2 on Terenas Stand LV
Group D Losers' Finals in WGL 2018 Winter - September Qualifier  
Neytpoh  Russia | Priestesses of the Moon vs. Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon  | Ukraine  Foggy
Game 2 on Twisted Meadows
Semifinals in Sidems Cup 3  
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The most recent games with Priestess of the Moon third are

FoCuS  South Korea | Shadow Hunter Tauren Chieftain vs. Keeper of the Grove Alchemist Priestesses of the Moon | South Korea  LawLiet
Watch VOD Game 3 on Floodplains 1v1 LV
Grand Finals in Rus_Brain Cup 7 - Final  
Sonik  Ukraine | Keeper of the Grove Pandaren Brewmaster Priestesses of the Moon vs. Death Knight Lich Naga Sea Witch | Russia  Sheik
Watch VOD Game 1 on Last Refuge
OC  USA | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist Priestesses of the Moon vs. Tinker Alchemist  | Argentina  Skuyt
Game 1 on Amazonia
Bizzare  Lithuania | Blademaster Tauren Chieftain vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon | Sweden  Starshaped
Game 1 on Lost Temple PRIME
Losers' Round 1 in pG Champions Cup 2  
Moon  South Korea | Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Priestesses of the Moon vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove  | South Korea  Check
Watch game VOD Game 2 on Ancient Isles
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


http://classic.battle.net/war3/nightelf/units/priestessmoon.shtml