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Gwyneth

The Fair Maiden

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Gwyneth is the adopted daughter of Hendrik, captain of the royal guard. Despite having no blood relation to the famously strong soldier, she does possess the same incredible might. A point at which the two diverge is that where her adoptive father avoids bloodshed wherever possible, favoring defensive combat techniques, Gwyneth has no such reservations.

Being the daughter of someone so close to the King, Gwyneth grew up alongside the sons and daughters of the nobility. While most of the privileged youngsters treated martial instruction as an amusing diversion, strolling out to the range to loose a few arrows in friendly competition, Gwyneth took to it wholeheartedly. She saw the fulfillment her father got from his service to the crown and wanted the same thing. Still, she knew that despite his position, she’d have little chance of making the cut any time soon. It was unheard of for someone untested in battle to be assigned something as important as personally defending the monarch. And besides, she was just a kid.

Her aggressive nature and singular focus made her intimidating to the other children, so Gwyneth would typically seek the company of adults. Where the others made friends with peers and pets, Gwyneth befriended the palace guards and grizzled veterans of the king’s army. They were a lot more fun than the other kids, with their stories of battles and advice on fighting. In time, she began to accompany her father and his comrades on the outings he deemed safe. She loved riding alongside the soldiers, listening in on their banter and recollections. There were always plenty of laughs to go around, and sometimes a bit of excitement at the hint of danger. It was on an excursion much like this that Gwyneth was forced to prove herself.

There was a hunt near the castle grounds. The woods here were well patrolled and no bandit would ever dream of attempting anything so close to the residence of the king himself. Their hunting party was in good spirits, not even bothering to be stealthy. The king was drawing heavily from his skin of wine and requesting songs from the guardsmen in turn. A hunt was, after all, as good an excuse to go for a ride as any. As they entered a clearing, they inadvertently disturbed a rock triton.

The massive, dragon-like beasts were never seen so close to the castle, and the hunting party was taken completely off guard. Before they could register what was happening, one guardsman lay crushed under its massive jaw, his breastplate punctured and crumbled like parchment. Hendrik began shouting orders. Soldiers took up defensive positions around the king and others advanced on the beast. Their weapons were useless against its incredibly tough scales, and despite Hendrik’s best efforts, men were falling to the creature.

A soldier in the back was fumbling with a portable ballista. He struggled to wind it up, this usually being a two-man job. Gwyneth dropped nimbly from her mount and pushed the young soldier aside. With a few quick motions, she had readied the weapon. The triton roared, exposing a deep red throat. With a heavy thrum, the arm-length bolt flew between the thing’s teeth, the heavy iron head bursting from the back of its neck in a spray of gore. It fell among the dead and injured soldiers as the others turned to locate the source of their salvation.

The king had known that Gwyneth aspired to the royal guard, but had never taken her seriously. Seeing the calm efficiency with which she had dispatched the monster, he changed his mind. “Hendrik!” He shouted. “Your daughter works with you now.”

“I’ve killed tougher stuff than you.”

CLASS: Strength
ROLE: DPS
TYPE: Ranged
POSITION: Back
ARTIFACT: ??
UNION: No

Item – Shooting Star

As tall as a person, this longbow requires great strength and accuracy to be used efficiently. The bow gets its name due to the high velocity of its arrows, which are said to be as fast as a shooting star.

Skill – Focus Fire

Attack Rating is raised to 10% when in close proximity to allied heroes.

[+10 Unlocks] Attack Rating is raised to 20%.
[+20 Unlocks] Ability effects are raised by 50% when in close proximity to allied heroes.
[+30 Unlocks] Attack Rating is raised to 30%.

HERO SKILLS

Divine Arrow

Gwyneth fires a divine arrow into the sky which splits into multiple arrows that then rain down upon the enemy half of the battlefield, dealing 210% damage to any enemies that are struck while also reducing their Accuracy by 90 for 8 seconds. This ability cannot be activated if the enemy side of the battlefield is empty.

Level 2: Damage is increased to 240%, Enemy’s Accuracy is reduced by 120.
Level 3: Damage is increased to 270%, Enemy’s Accuracy is reduced by 150.

Flaming Arrow

Gwyneth’s normal attacks will prioritize the enemy directly opposite her current position. Her normal attacks deal high damage and have a low attack frequency. Gwyneth’s normal attacks have a 60% chance to become flaming arrows that burn the enemy for 40% damage per second over 5 seconds.

Level 2: Enemy’s health recovery is reduced by 30% while burning.
Level 3: Normal attacks have a 70% chance to become flaming arrows, burning effect deals 60% damage per second.
Level 4: Enemy’s health recovery is reduced by 50% while burning.

Lightning Arrow

Normal attacks have a 60% chance to become lightning arrows that can damage multiple nearby enemies for 240% damage with chain lightning. Lightning arrows can also be combined with flaming arrows, allowing for the burning effect of the Flaming Arrow’ ability to also affect multiple nearby enemies.

Level 2: Normal attacks have a 70% to become lightning arrows.
Level 3: Stuns target enemy and any enemies hit by lightning.

Strength In Numbers

Accuracy is raised by 80 and Crit Rating by 25% when there are no enemies in Gwyneth’s immediate vicinity.

Level 2: Accuracy is raised by 120 and Critical Strike damage is raised by 25% when there are no enemies in Gwyneth’s immediate vicinity.
Level 3: Accuracy is raised to 160 and Crit Rating is raised to 30%.

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Trickzz

what is a good formation to use with her, like what are some good tanks to use

Hauk
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Hauk

She’s great, but reliant on level, as the additional effects gained by fire/lightning arrow are rather important to her usability, particularly the lvl 201 change to lightning arrow lv 3: Stuns every enemy hit with the lightning effect. This keeps them away from her so she does not lose her buff. Her thing is dps, despite being a strength class she is no tank, and belongs in the back lane. The ideal artifact for her is Dura’s Conviction, though could make due with Dura’s Blade. Also you want to place her beside a stationary back lane hero to activate her… Read more »

LeChef
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LeChef

Used her in Labyrinth yesterday and she did more damage in almost every fight than my Belinda.

LucidObscurity
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LucidObscurity

Used her in one of the Peaks of Time and worked pretty well. She’s pretty squishy, but the gear on a loaner hero is crap so might have been why. Damage was great though…plus the ACC debuff I’m sure made a diff.

DrHobo13
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DrHobo13

Shouldn’t she be agility instead of strength

Pyramid Pug
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Pyramid Pug

I was surprised at first also ’cause I couldn’t find my agility gear to equip her with, then I noticed it was strength. But it makes sense, I mean you ever seen the back of an archer (especially, composite/longbows)? That stuff takes some serious strength to use.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

thought shes one of Gwyn’s daughter or at least a referrence :))

LucidObscurity
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LucidObscurity

Sounds like a beast. Flaming + Lightning chaining. I guess the Strength In Numbers pretty much requires a back-line position with a healthy tank.

Highden
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Highden

what does it mean if the enemy side is empty does that mean that if she has no opponent opisite she will not atk?

LucidObscurity
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LucidObscurity

That’s what it sounds like to me. I think they needed something to offset the OP of her normal attacks. In Lab she’ll at least gen health well with sun/moon stone.

Hauk
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Hauk

Its basically saying that only the enemy side of the field gets hit with that ability, and if all the enemies ran over to your side leaving theirs empty, then it won’t shift the targeting. That is it will still only fire on the enemy side, which would be utterly useless if there’s no enemies there to hit. If anything, they are saving you from accidentally wasting it by mashing the screen without paying attention to whos ult you are starting.

Hasan
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Hasan

I dont think so, i tried her and her atk did great damage to everyone on screen.

Its saying what it say simple as that, if no enemy in their side, then she cant do ulti. This doesnt mean if she do that she cant hit enemies on our side.