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Oct 28, 2019, 13:1610/28/19
09/04/17
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(Champion Spotlight) Halloween Champions 2019


Teleria has always been rich in nightmares and things to be terrified of. Raiders and brigands, Siroth and his minions, ever-plotting the downfall and subjugation of the Mortal Realms, Undead that stalk the land on the darkest of nights in search of victims to feed on or enthral. But there is a being that true primal horror, made manifest. The superstitious peasants of Kaerok - where that being first appeared - call it ‘Harvest Jack’.

In truth, references to an evil spirit nigh-identical power and appearance can be found in cultures far more ancient. But, for whatever reason, he disappeared from history and remained dormant until about three centuries ago. The name is no coincidence, for Harvest Jack had first been sighted during Lozrayn, a harvest festival originating in Kaerok. His motives and goals are unclear but always malicious one way or another. Jack has been known to play tricks on the unwary, seeking to scare them - some say that all of his victims die of fright and Jack devours their soul, which is not exactly correct - or manifest in the midst of the revelry to send the peasants scattering and stampeding in all directions. On occasion, however, this can turn into a slaughter without any rhyme or reason. Scholars theorize that Harvest Jack feeds on the fear of mortals and will do whatever it takes to bring about nightmares that will sustain him.

The spirit always coalesces as a whirlwind of arcane energies or, perhaps, twisted animae pulled together into a single dark consciousness. His birth is described as a flash of blinding light, followed by the ghastly form materializing slowly. His pumpkin head twists and carves itself into a leering sneer of jagged teeth, his scythe burns with the cold flame of death, and his power twists benevolent magic until it withers and turns to harm those it was meant to empower.

The last appearance of Harvest Jack had been widely reported upon, though details are scarce. Witnesses say that the malicious entity burst out of a pumpkin patch in the midst of a town fair and went on a rampage. Had four brave warriors not intervened, he would have caused a massacre of terrifying proportions. Yet even these noble souls were no match for the dark spirit, whose strength had grown boundless as Shadow reigned across Teleria. It took the personal appearance of the Arbiter who had resurrected her Champions and crossed her sacred sword with Harvest Jack’s wicked scythe to drive the revenant back.

Since then, Harvest Jack often appeared beneath the full moon of cold autumn nights, ever hungering, ever searching for hapless mortals to sustain him. It is unclear if this kind of power can be trapped in a Shard, though if it can be, then the revenant’s dark powers will certainly be useful in the fight against Siroth.



No one knows exactly how the twisted creatures known as Skinwalkers came to be. Some say they were abominations created by Siroth out of envy of Lumaya’s children, others maintain that it was a mighty curse of some sort that first turned humans, elves, and even orcs into werebeasts. Indeed, in most known legends, the first Skinwalkers are cursed to take the form of a beast under specific circumstances. It is only later that their descendants are born with beast-like bodies that can never change back to whatever original form their ancestors possessed. One thing that can never be denied is the unnatural strength that flows through Skinwalker veins. And this strength has long tempted heroes across Teleria.

Brakus was once a warrior of great renown. Hailing from a norse Barbaric tribe, he made a name for himself in battles and raids alike, serving whoever offered him the most silver and the greatest chance at glory. He was obsessed with becoming stronger, faster, tougher - anything that allowed him to be a better warrior than his foes. In his travels, Brakus came across ancient folklore that spoke of part-men, part-beasts, whose strength was so great not even a dozen mortal opponents could match them. Mesmerized by the possibilities, Brakus set out to find a way to harness that strength.

For decades he wandered the lands, seeking magic-wielders from all walks of life. For decades he found nought but disappointment. It was not until Brakus came across a half-mad hermit who lived in the dark heart of the Durham Forest that he finally had some luck. The old man was strange, to say the least, but he knew the tales of the days long gone like the back of his palm. And he promised to grant Brakus the strength he sought - for a price.

Eager to finally seize what which he had sought for so long, Brakus agreed to anything. And even when the hermit demanded his heart, the obsessed warrior cut it out from his chest without hesitation - or so the tale goes. However, the Hermit remained true to his word as well. Spreading his crooked, skinny arms, the old mage intoned an ancient incantation that kept Brakus from the brink of death. Thus gripped by arcane power, Brakus’ body twisted and deformed, bringing out his true nature. Before long, a vicious creature, more wolf than man, stood on the cold soil floor of the hut.

Alas, power never comes without a price. The heart that Brakus had offered the Hermit was both a blood sacrifice and one of great symbolism. Though he had obtained the strength he craved, he also lost his humanity in the process. At first, he maintained a sliver of his old self, even his human form during the day. But, gradually, this control slipped, and Brakus descended deeper into bestial madness. Until nothing but a vicious hunter remained - more wolf than man both in body and soul.



A long, long time ago, there lived a woman in the capital of Aravia. Born to an Elven noble line, she knew neither hardship nor want. Serris - for that is what she had been named by her loving mother - was a shrewd child and greedily consumed whatever knowledge her private tutors could provide. It was not long until her magical aptitude manifested, and the young girl had been granted an education in matters arcane.

In time, Serris grew up to be a great mage. She was talented, daring, and fiercely intelligent. But no matter how far she pushed her talents, it was never enough. Her ultimate goal was simple, crude even, but so very desirable - eternal life and youth. And to achieve that, she delved into the forbidden lore. Carefully at first, cautious of what horrors it might unleash. But as the answer eluded her, Serris lost count over the lines she had crossed.

A lesser practitioner of the Dark Arts would have been long caught and banished or worse, yet Serris remained a step ahead of her would-be persecutors. Ever-friendly and charismatic, she managed to frame several rivals and escape the consequences of her crimes. And so, as years passed, she slowly puzzled small pieces of lore together, crafting a ritual that she believed would grant her unfading beauty.

It required a great deal of preparation, exotic ingredients, and, worst of all, the sacrifice of her own blood. Deep in the darkest night, Serris gathered all the required reagents and went about brewing her wondrous elixir. Sadly, not everything went according to plan. The moment Serris took a sip of her brew, a great flash of light seared across the chambers of her tower, setting it ablaze and destroying centuries worth of knowledge. Serris herself had been burned by witchflame, and though she remained unscathed in body, her skin had forever turned a greenish colour and her eyes blazed a bright yellow. Marked thus, she had no choice but to flee the capital, Adjudicators and even Templars of the Sacred Order hot on her heels.

And although her beauty had been forever preserved in this malefic way, Serris soon realized that it only went skin-deep. Her body would still wither and die if she did nothing about it. Thus Serris, having taken the title Madame, travels Teleria now, searching for a way to complete her scheme. Her mastery of magecraft is impressive, to say the least, and her lack of morals ensures that the witch is likely to ally with whomever she pleases. As long as it suits her own designs.



It happened many years ago in the city of Arnoc. A talented young mage by the name of Alvano sought to unravel a mystery that has long mesmerized scholars and wizards alike - the enigma of Creation. Indeed, for all their efforts, no mortal could replicate the creation of a soul that truly animates a living being. Souls could be manipulated, preserved and bound to a body in the limbo of Undeath, but never conjured into an artificial vessel.


Alvano was an incredibly gifted man, whose intellect allowed him to study in the most prestigious Academy of Arnoc despite his humble origins. Affected by the deaths of his parents, Alvano sought to use his affinity for magic and his knowledge to defeat death once and for all. Alas, for all of his genius, he was also obsessive, unable to see the big picture. Thus throughout his research Alvano never once questioned his goals or methods. The result was all that mattered to him.


Though his talents were not enough to make Aether coalesce into a living anima, Alvano reasoned he could take advantage of echoes and shreds. As bodies resurrected by the necromancers still possessed vestiges of their former skills, he suspected that some form of imprint lingers after the soul’s passing. And that these imprints can be forged together into something new.


Thus Alvano’s morbid obsession with the dead had begun. He would spend days and weeks in mortuaries and cemeteries, observing and, when possible, experimenting with the recently passed. Eventually, he devised a ritual of his own making. By sewing together pieces of flesh that, in Alvano’s mind, resonated the most with the “imprints” of the soul and placing a precious magical gem in place of the heart, he sought to craft a vessel capable of withstanding the massive force of arcane energy that would be required for the soul to burst into being.
He started the ritual at the height of a raging storm, positioning the artificial body in one of the highest towers of the city, chanting passages from ancient grimoires and directing the stolen power of lightning that struck the tower’s spire. Arcs of electricity struck out from the bound vessel, glowing brightly as Alvano poured his own magic into the same focus gem. Finally, with a howl full of pain and misery, the creature lurched forth and broke the enchanted chains keeping it in place. 


In a moment of trauma and shock, the monster struck out wildly and flung its creator off the raised dais where the ritual was taking place, killing him instantly then stumbling out into the streets. Terrified townsfolk speak of horrid massacres and blood running in rivers, though those are nothing but tall tales. The hulking monster did cause panic among any who crossed its path, albeit few dared to walk the city in heavy storm, and none of them were fools enough to approach a raging monstrosity that rampaged towards the nearest gates. It did grievously wound several guards that tried to bar its passage, then burst out into the wilderness outside.
From that day, the creature had barely been seen. Tavellers do occasionally talk of a misshapen giant stalking through forests and fields at dusk, but thus far no one has been able to say for certain what had happened to Alvano’s ambition creation and, indeed, if he had succeeded in giving it a soul or if this is merely another Undead animated by the power of magic.

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Oct 28, 2019, 14:2410/28/19
03/15/19
24
Excuse me Marius, but Brakus's third skill is wrong there, in the game it has another effect.
Oct 28, 2019, 14:5010/28/19
03/07/19
3
Oh, they all have 3 turn buff skills... just kind of worried if it is unfair. 
Oct 28, 2019, 16:1310/28/19
09/28/19
3
When is the last day these guys are available from summons, don't see a date in game or otherwise? Anyone know?
Oct 28, 2019, 17:3510/28/19
06/01/19
103
Tequion said:

When is the last day these guys are available from summons, don't see a date in game or otherwise? Anyone know?
Pretty sure they are permanent champions. The Harvester fusion is limited time only, but you should still be able to get him from shards even after it expires.
Oct 28, 2019, 21:5010/28/19
03/30/19
252

Amazing champions, this is what I like to see!


No recolored models, no useless skills that only serve to dilute the champion pool.


Great work Plarium, more like this and I think everyone will appreciate new champion releases a lot more!
Oct 28, 2019, 22:0010/28/19
05/13/19
36

Hallo Plarium-Team,


finally well designed new heroes (much better than the last ones)! Especially Madame Serris is a must have. Jack and Brakus make a good impression too.

Please continue this awesome work.


Kind regards from germany



Oct 29, 2019, 00:1810/29/19
09/07/19
48
Looks great!
Oct 29, 2019, 00:2610/29/19
06/21/19
7
THESE LOOK GREAT! Can't wait to see what they can do! Love that you guys didn't just reskin old models. Thanks a ton!
Oct 29, 2019, 15:3210/29/19
08/02/19
81

Much better result with this champion release Plarium, lovely skill sets, each champion here looks like it will be usable for more than a singular function. New designs although some have the same model, I can definitely appreciate the new skins.


Keep up the good work!

This gives me hope in to looking forward to the next patch release. Cirilla has been bigging it up so I have high hopes now :) 

Oct 30, 2019, 10:2210/30/19
03/22/19
9
Are they gunna fix harvest Jack's modifiers  so hes on par with other hp champs? . Going through all the trouble to fuse and stew drops a video showing him In Premo gear hits like a limp noodle and st. Nick on the same team with crap gear on hits way way harder ?? I kinda dont want to keep going in the fusion for a champ I wont use cause hes way off base.
Nov 3, 2019, 22:3611/03/19
Nov 3, 2019, 22:43(edited)
04/03/19
10

Great artwork but why did you design these two  massiv OP epic heroes...? Great for everybody who get them, only need these two and put 3 Random heros besite them and you can do whole content (exept CB) alone... are these the next heroes which will be nerfed?

What about the rest of the 98% epics and nearly 80% legendaries? Where is the blance? 

There are so many interesting heroes which need only a little change on the stats, proc % or change of minor to major buff/debuff which can be done in no time ... you do not need to design every existing hero again from the sketch ... this will take a week for existing roster and 1-2 weeks testing... because the functionality is there ... maybe 30% of really broken heroes need a deeper invest but the rest ... would be easy to adjust ... just my 2 cents ... 


or is the broken balance only there to get more money ...? 

Nov 5, 2019, 08:1011/05/19
06/05/19
54

Man Harvest jacks story freakin scares me! 😱 

Btw nice job on the designs of the new champs! They look SO AWESOME and they all have awesome kits EXCEPT JACK DOES LOW DAMAGE! Rework plz) But Anyway, Maybe give Brakus and Jack a unique Battle stance? Brakus has the same as Saurus and Skullsworn, And Madame Serris is like spirithost, Miscreated monster looks like justicar! But other than that, nice job on the champs bros!
Nov 5, 2019, 09:3111/05/19
Nov 5, 2019, 15:39(edited)
06/19/19
75

Thank you for two-week of farming and one more useless champion to keep Maulie company do not tell me its the gear he is useless everywhere.

FEAR DEBUFF. When a Champion with this Debuff attempts to use a Skill, there is a 50% chance that the Skill will not activate and the Champion will lose their turn.

TRUE FEAR. When a Champion with this Debuff attempts to use a Skill, there is a 50% chance that the Skill will not activate and the Champion will lose their turn. The Skill that they tried to use goes on cooldown.

FEAR DEBUFF IS NOT THAT GREAT! 50% CHANCE TO LOSE THERE TURN THAT IS ALL.


A1 does no damage 5k max 7k crits. USELESS 

A2  max 7k damage is pathetic. if there is no fear will do nothing if the target has no buff (Increase ATK or Continous heal) will do nothing else. USELESS

A3 does like 9k 11k cit. if true fear is not applied his A3 will no damage only sleep for a 5turn cooldown? if fear is applied it will decrease turn meter by 15%, 15% is too low!. 4 turn cooldown if you have the books of course.


A LEGENDARY CHAMPION THAT DOES NO DAMAGE AND NO CONTROL, NO DEBUFF OR EVEN BUFF!. EVEN IF HIS DEBUFF ARE APPLIED THERE IS A 50% CHANCE IT WILL DO NOTHING!

Thanks, Plarium can't wait for the next useless legendary fusion







PATHETIC

 


Nov 5, 2019, 15:4511/05/19
09/24/19
37

Neophytos said:


Thank you for two-week of farming and one more useless champion to keep Maulie company do not tell me its the gear he is useless everywhere.

FEAR DEBUFF. When a Champion with this Debuff attempts to use a Skill, there is a 50% chance that the Skill will not activate and the Champion will lose their turn.

TRUE FEAR. When a Champion with this Debuff attempts to use a Skill, there is a 50% chance that the Skill will not activate and the Champion will lose their turn. The Skill that they tried to use goes on cooldown.

FEAR DEBUFF IS NOT THAT GREAT! 50% CHANCE TO LOSE THERE TURN THAT IS ALL.


A1 does no damage 5k max 7k crits. USELESS 

A2  max 7k damage is pathetic. if there is no fear will do nothing if the target has no buff (Increase ATK or Continous heal) will do nothing else. USELESS

A3 does like 9k 11k cit. if true fear is not applied his A3 will no damage only sleep for a 5turn cooldown? if fear is applied it will decrease turn meter by 15%, 15% is too low!. 4 turn cooldown if you have the books of course.


A LEGENDARY CHAMPION THAT DOES NO DAMAGE AND NO CONTROL, NO DEBUFF OR EVEN BUFF!. EVEN IF HIS DEBUFF ARE APPLIED THERE IS A 50% CHANCE IT WILL DO NOTHING!

Thanks, Plarium can't wait for the next useless legendary fusion







PATHETIC

 


He looks great but looks do not make the champion useful for endgame I got to say once more a horrible job from the developers.

what a big disappointment again just like Maulie.

Nov 6, 2019, 03:3711/06/19
02/25/19
625

Marius,  you got it wrong there, change the type of Harvest Jack on the epic, and Madame Serris on legendary. So it will be more relevant.

Nov 6, 2019, 08:5311/06/19
Nov 6, 2019, 09:33(edited)
09/04/19
52

They could fix this really easy 


1) Make true fear there is a 100% chance that the Skill will not activate and the Champion will lose their turn. The Skill that they tried to use goes on cooldown. ONLY TRUE FEAR NOT FEAR

Harvest of Fear [HP] ADD [SPD]

Attacks 1 enemy 3 times. Each hit has a 25% chance of stealing 1 random buff from the target. (Each hit also has a 25% chance of placing a [Fear] debuff for 1 turn if the target has no active buffs.) Change fear into Each hit has a 25% chance of increasing the duration of all debuffs by 1 turn. This chance increases to 100% if all buffs were stolen from the target.

Dreams to Ash [HP] (Cooldown: 4 turns) ADD [SPD]

Attacks all enemies. Places a [Block Buffs] debuff for 2 turns (on targets under [Fear] debuffs Remove). Removes any [Increase ATK] buff from the target and replaces them with a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. (Removes any [Continuous Heal] buff from the target and replaces them with a 5% [Poison] debuff for 2 turns. The number of [Poison] debuffs is equal to the number of [Continuous Heal] buffs removed. Remove) ADD Removes any [Increase DEF] buff from the target and replaces them with a 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns. ADD Places two 5% [Poison] debuffs on all enemies for 2 turns. ADD Places a 25% [Weaken] debuffs on all enemies for 2 turns.


Lord of Terror [HP] (Cooldown: 5 turns) ADD [SPD] 

Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a [True Fear] debuff for 1 turn. Also places a 30% [Decrease SPD] debuff for 2 turns and decreases each target’s Turn Meter by 15% increase 30% (if the [True Fear] debuff is placed Remove). Has a 75% chance of placing a [Sleep] debuff for 1 turn if the [True Fear] debuff is not placed.

his A2 would give amazing debuff only if the target has buffs up if they do not will give only Weaken/Poison which makes a lot more sense then nothing.


with a few changes would be great to have. But even if the developers decided to give him a buff will take them a year to see them.

Nov 6, 2019, 13:3511/06/19
06/19/19
75

Any comments Marius????

give us some feedback

CirillaAdmin
Nov 7, 2019, 14:2111/07/19
02/27/19
417

Hello everyone! Thank you for your comments. We are certainly happy to hear that you liked our Halloween champions (so did we :) ).


Regarding Jack, the thing is that he is a Crowd Control champion, he is not meant to be a Damage Dealer. His HP role has more of a Support incline. We have passed your feedback, though, to our game designers. His modifiers are pretty good as it is, but should it happen that we find some discrepancies we will take measures. 


On a separate note, Halloween champions are not temporary. You will be able to summon them from Shards any time just like all the rest of the champions from Index.
Nov 8, 2019, 12:0911/08/19
Nov 8, 2019, 12:58(edited)
06/19/19
75

Cirilla said:


Hello everyone! Thank you for your comments. We are certainly happy to hear that you liked our Halloween champions (so did we :) ).


Regarding Jack, the thing is that he is a Crowd Control champion, he is not meant to be a Damage Dealer. His HP role has more of a Support incline. We have passed your feedback, though, to our game designers. His modifiers are pretty good as it is, but should it happen that we find some discrepancies we will take measures. 


On a separate note, Halloween champions are not temporary. You will be able to summon them from Shards any time just like all the rest of the champions from Index.

How is he a Crowd control champion when fear and true fear have a 50% chance to work?

Dreams to Ash  1) if the target has no buffs no debuffs will apply. and 2) has no damage useless. and how will he [Block Buffs] if there is a fear Debuff??

Legendary champion for show only...Why is it so hard to make at least legendary champions useful for endgame!!!

Again thank you for two weeks of farming and one more useless champion


CirillaAdmin
Nov 8, 2019, 12:5611/08/19
02/27/19
417

Hello guys! We will review how Jack works in auto-mode and make some tweaks if possible. Other than that, he is best used in Arena, in my opinion. Please feel free to join our Discord server and discuss Jack with the players that already have him, as well as some experience in using him in the game: https://discordapp.com/invite/mYKC5J6

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