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Fawkes

“Nature’s Heart”

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Fawkes is a hero that was added in patch 1.15. He’s a lightbearer and his primary role is dealing damage and removing enemy buffs.

His ultimate ability “Purification” is extremely strong when the timing lines up, it’s capable of removing buffs such as the immunity shield on Brutus. Considering how strong Brutus is during late game, this can be very useful on stages that feature him. It can also remove CC from allies.

He has a single-target CC that will completely lockdown a random enemy. It’s similar to Tasi’s “Banishment”, but it lasts for up to 9 seconds.

Fawkes is a man of few words and there are very few people alive who know his story. Even his real name is seldom used, with most of those in the business referring to him as “Death’s Defeat”- a nickname he acquired through his reputation as a top tier vanquisher of the undead and unnatural. Fawkes pursues his quarry relentlessly, and handles them without mercy.

On the rare occasion that he isn’t working, Fawkes lives a quiet, simple life. Unlike most people, adventure equates to work. This wasn’t always the case, however. As child, he would often venture deep into the dark forests near his home, disappearing into the trees for hours or even days at a time. He wasn’t, however, alone. Fawkes had a companion who matched his childish temerity, Raine.

Once, when exploring the dark heart of the wood, the two young adventurers stumbled upon a yawning cavern. Unable to resist the temptation, they ventured inside. Their luck was against them that day. The cavern was the workspace of a murderous necromancer. The necromancer was present when they entered. He couldn’t let his secret get out, and besides, two fresh bodies were a valuable asset in his line of study.

The two children were no match for the necromancer empowered with vile spells. They were restrained, and the ritual began. Wicked knives were placed beside altars, and strange symbols were drawn on the floor in animal blood. In a twist of extreme fortune, a group of demon hunters had witnessed the children’s entry to the cave and had followed them in, using them as a welcome distraction to catch their prey by surprise. They barreled in, weapons bared and protective incantations swirling around them. Though they had the drop on their target, he managed to escape.

The ritual hadn’t progressed far enough to begin the sacrifices, but nonetheless the children weren’t completely unscathed. Fawkes had already been infected by an incorporeal parasite, an entity possessing an intelligence and a will of its own. Through the stern and careful instruction of his saviors, he learned to control the thing that lived in his left hand. The group trained Fawkes and Raine in the ways of combat, tracking, and survival. Eventually Fawkes even learned to use the parasite as a power source invigorating him with a power unknown to most common folk. The parasite’s will still pulls at his mind, but he’ll never succumb to its force.

Fawkes has no permanent home. He is a nomad, wandering the land in search of those who would inflict their dark machinations on others. Wherever he finds them, he tears them out root and stem.

“If it died once it’ll die again”

Class: Ranger
Type: Agility
Role: Control
Faction: Lightbearer
Artifact: Eye, Blade, Conviction

The Soul Prison

An enchanted casket containing a horde of malicious spirits.

Skill – Purged Perseverance

Raises the defense ratings of all allied heroes by 5% for 5 seconds if they possess more than 60% of their max energy. Affected allies are also impervious to control abilities.

[+10 Unlocks] Defense rating is increased up to 20%.
[+20 Unlocks] Defense rating is increased up to 40%.
[+30 Unlocks] Haste is increased for 8 seconds.

HERO SKILLS

Purification

Fawkes deals 130% damage to all enemies on the battlefield and removes the majority of buffs they may be using.

Level 81: Removes majority of de-buffs from allied heroes.
Level 161: Damage increased by up to 140%.

Abate

Fawkes reduces an enemy’s attack speed by 35% for 6 seconds.

Level 21: Enemy’s attack speed reduced by 45%.
Level 101: Enemy’s energy regeneration reduced by 60%.
Level 181: Haste is increased for 7.5 seconds.

Confine

Fawkes deals 50% damage to an enemy and then locks them in his coffin for 7 seconds. The affected enemy cannot attack or be attacked while inside the coffin.

Level 121: Enemies are marked for 8 seconds.
Level 201: Enemies are marked for 9 seconds.

Silver Bolt

Silver Bolt raises Fawkes’ normal attack damage by 20% and deals a further additional 40% damage to de-buffed enemies.

Level 141: Restores 40 Energy per hit.
Level 221: Normal attack damage increased to 30%.

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Olesiris
Olesiris
8 months ago

His coffin can be dodged. It is affected by buffs and debuffs. It can be interrupted. He reuses it about 8 seconds after he lets the enemy out for the first time. They will be let out early depending on if he dies or if the affected enemy is the last enemy alive. Yes, he’s one of the best heroes in the game. You’re welcome.

Thar
Thar
11 months ago

The Coffin is on the Highest Attack rating hero
During the battle there will be buffs and debuffs affecting that value and thus Fawkes May switch his target

Dark
Dark
11 months ago

Got him to Mythic and carried me all of chapter 14, particularity useful for Brutus and Savesas Counter.

Kyrosera
Kyrosera
1 year ago

Screw Brutus and Lucius In Particular: the Hero

Gökçe
Gökçe
1 year ago

Brutus and shemira keeper 😱💕

Yldaren
Yldaren
1 year ago

It seem to vary some times, he takes the same target like 5 times in a row then all of a sudden switch to another only to go back to the first target again the next 3 times. I also believed he targeted the strongest enemy but I think its the one that has inflicted the most dmg at the time… so one if five someone crit on the first attack hence the switch. Another thing that would support this theory is that when starting a fight he always does 1 normal attack first then follow up with the coffin.… Read more »

HighestOwl
HighestOwl
Reply to  Yldaren
1 year ago

It’s the character with the highest attack rating.

Anon
Anon
Reply to  HighestOwl
1 year ago

Not true, my shemira is always grabbed but my Thane has higher attack rating.

LucidObscurity
LucidObscurity
Reply to  Anon
11 months ago

Shemira’s attack rating is modified by her current heath, same with Brutus but reversed.

Akira Kurusogan
Akira Kurusogan
1 year ago

how he choose who to coffin?
i repeat the figths with same team&combination but he changes his target.
when he targets Kaz or Silvina, both can easily block it and he became useless.
how to avoid this and make him attack to backline?

Dark
Dark
Reply to  Akira Kurusogan
1 year ago

The coffin is completely random. Also considering how they have such a high dodge chance. its hard to even kill they or lock them.

wolf
wolf
1 year ago

pro cons would be nice

John Paul Fusin
John Paul Fusin
1 year ago

anti-brutus, noice

AFK
AFK
1 year ago

Are you sure the hero he lockdown is a random one?

Beye
Beye
Reply to  AFK
1 year ago

Bump, I guess? I find it kinda big bs that his cc is one of the best in the game and it has “no criteria” but manages to hit the same character on my team 5 times back to back.

kitskia
kitskia
Reply to  Beye
1 year ago

From using him he seems to use it on the strongest enemy at the time. You can kind of tell since that one has been hit the least or is far away from the battle. Another thing to note is the enemy pulled will be released in front of him, so Fawkes can pull that mage/archer in the corner into the thick of the battle, or even to a more favorable match up (attribute bonus-wise).

Hish
Hish
1 year ago

I always get this hero on Labyrinth.
I love his CC, making the battle an instant 4vs5.

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