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Facebook Giveaway and Vampire/Dahaka Spotlight

02 October 2013

Our hero of the week is Vampire/Dahaka! In celebration of our Steam launch, we're giving away gold and hero codes on our Hero of the Week Facebook post!
 
Looking for more information on Vampire/Dahaka? Look no further!
 
Vampire Bio:
 
For ages his clan had ruled their own lands, but the world they knew was swept away by the Cataclysm. The borders of all the domains laying within the new Imperium were redrawn to encompass Prime deposits, and what was once an independent province became the backwater of a large domain.
 
A few decades later, a young Lord arrived to meet his new subjects. He was shown every courtesy—during the day, that is. When night fell, the Master of the Tower, the last scion of the ancient Scarlet Rose clan, attacked him with curses, yelling, “I shall not suffer subservience to any Imperium!” The Lord’s faithful heroes managed to subdue the attacker, but the Lord himself was nevertheless amazed by the Master's sheer power and awesome swordsmanship—it is rare indeed for a mere human to stand against two heroes.
 
“You have rebelled against Imperial authority and deserve to die, but I shall give you a final chance: drink a chalice of Prime, and you may be rewarded with a new life instead of death,” said the young Dokht lord to his captive.
 
Thus from Prime arose Vampire, a hero thirsting for the blood and vitality of his foes. The Scarlet Rose, the symbol of his ancient clan, now eases the suffering of the Dokht Imperium's many enemies by cutting their earthly existence short with the Bloody Slash of its owner’s rapier. The Vampire uses the Blood Ritual to restore his vitality, consuming the blood of his foes before disappearing into the gloom.
 
Dahaka Bio:  
 
The boy showed a great aptitude for fencing from a very early age, which is how he became apprenticed to one of the best fencing masters in Adornia. He continued to display more and more outstanding results, invariably winning every tournament he fought in. The Master had already begun to groom the young man as his successor, when the destinies of everyone involved suddenly became enveloped in a shocking and dramatic turn of events.
 
The young man started to play truant with alarming regularity, devoting all his attention to a certain young beauty. The Master’s patience was soon exhausted, and he summoned his apprentice with the intention of setting him straight. However, the young man let the Master know—respectfully, but in no uncertain terms—that he considered his apprenticeship to be complete and would now take charge of his own destiny. “Then the final test awaits you!” said the Master, deeply offended, and challenged his apprentice to a duel to the death.
 
Like most contests among Adornians, the battle was furious. The young man sensed that he was losing, so he unleashed all the power that lay dormant within him. He eventually managed to prevail over his former master, but received a mortal wound himself. Then his lady decided to place the body of her beloved within a Prime Spring...
 
Dahaka arose a hero, and his swordsmanship attained unprecedented heights. Even the Scarlet Rose, the symbol of his love, became a deadly weapon in his hands. Dahaka believes that the best way to punish anyone impudent enough to attack Adornia is a merciless Blood Ritual that sucks the vital fluids from its victim's body.
 
Talents:
 

Unquenchable Thirst

The hero's Health is restored based on the amount of damage dealt by his attacks and class talents, but he uses Health instead of Energy to activate them. The hero's Health is increased based on his maximum Energy. When used on Native Terrain, class talents consume less Health.

Bloody Slash

Deals magic damage to the target while restoring the hero's Health (based on Intellect) if the Bloody Slash kills the target. When used on Native Terrain, it first reduces the target's Stamina or Will (based on the hero's Strength or Intellect, whichever is greater) for several seconds. Once the Deep Cut talent has been learned, the skill deals more physical damage to the target and restores more Health if the Bloody Slash kills the target.

Scarlet Rose

The hero throws a scarlet rose, dealing magic damage to all enemies in its path. Once the Engulfing Shimmer talent has been learned, the last enemy hero touched by the rose is tagged, allowing the hero to use the talent again to immobilize the target and move behind him.

Concealing Darkness

For several seconds, creates a field within which the hero is invisible, but enemies take damage every second. Attacks or talents used by the hero will cancel the invisibility effect for a short time. Once the Armor of Darkness talent has been learned, the hero takes less damage within the field.

Blood Ritual

Stuns an enemy hero and deals significant damage over several seconds. Once The Final Drop talent has been learned, the hero becomes immune to controlling effects for several seconds after successfully using Blood Ritual. If the skill is interrupted while in use, all negative effects are removed, and the hero gains immunity to control for an even greater period of time.

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