Hi-Rez announced the upcoming patch Wings of Victory today. The patch also will introduce a new God to the game, Nike. The patch should be headed to the PTR soon, but we have a look at some of the changes and Nike right here!
Passive – To Victory: Nike sets three goals that the team can achieve to gain increased strength. Upon completing a goal, her team gains a buff that increases Power (+8/10/12%) and Movement Speed (+3/5/7%).
Goal 1: Elimitate 10 gods as a team
Goal 2: Eliminate 200 Minions as a team
Goal 3: At least two allies are level 20
Rend: Nike slams the ground twice, sending out fissures that deal damage. If a target is hit twice, that target loses protections for 5 seconds. If her ‘Plan of Action’ is active, Rend gains an additional attack. If a target is hit three times, that target is disarmed.
Plan of Action: Nike draws upon her vast battle experience to plan her next move. Passive: She gains (10/15/20/25/30) HP5. Active: Her next ability gains bonus damage and a special effect.
Valiant Leap: Nike leaps into the air then crashes down at a location dealing damage and knocking up enemies. If Nike’s ‘Plan of Action’ is active, she travels to the location faster.
Sentinel of Zeus: Nike transforms into an armored sentinel and sends out a shockwave that damages and slows enemies around her. While in this form, she gains 40% of her max health as a shield. If her ‘Plan of Action’ is active, she instead gains 60% of her max health as a shield and applies a 60% slow.
From her abilities it seems like Nike will fill a similar role to Bellona, good survivability, damage and initiation. Especially with Ranged damage dealers being so popular a good Melee initiator fits right into most drafts. It also looks like she will have a pretty low skill floor so just about anyone can learn to play her quickly and have fun.
The new patch is also brining some of the oh so popular skins with it! Chilling Grasp Ah Puch, Jurrasic Camazotz, and Bachus’ Mastery skin round out the normal skins this patch. The biggest news besides Nike is no doubt the addition of the Anubis Tier 5 skin. This is the third Tier 5 skin after Archon Thanatos and Ragnarok Force X Thor. This one was up to the community to vote for and hopefully Anubis will get some buffs soon to match his incredible new skin!
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