Eyes of the Archon
The Celestial way is to observe the world, but not change it.
The air is thin and piercingly cold high above the Spinal Peaks. It is warm and pleasant in the Celestial cities of ivory and gold that float here high above the world, but outside amongst the clouds, every breath is ice. Before the violent rift, Xul’s cursed rebellion, some Celestials, and their dragons would peer down at the world below from their cities. But for the most part, they relied on Ethera to watch the events far below, and Ethera rarely entered the warm, airy cities. Instead, this dragon stayed out in the cold, watching, observing. Now though Ethera has been brought back to civilization, to help battle an internal threat no one saw coming.
Legendary Ice Sorcerer
GLACIAL SPIKE - Active| White | 1 Rage
Damages towers in small target area for (25) times the dragon's attack power. Cooldown: 4s.
WATCHER’S SHROUD - Active | Blue | 2 Rage
Dragon cloaks for (4) seconds, flies (50)% faster, and can attack and cast spells without breaking the cloak. Duration 4s, Cooldown: 1s.
WARNING BEACON - Active | White | 1 Rage
Marks a target tower. If the marked tower is destroyed, dragon restores (30)% health and (2) rage. Cooldown: 2s.
FROSTBITE - Passive | Yellow
Normal attack debuffs towers and increase the damage that building takes by (50)%.
Design Intent and Strategy:
Ethera is a utility-heavy sorcerer that focuses on debuffing and disabling towers.
Ethera’s most important spell is Watcher’s Shroud, which cloaks Ethera and allows the dragon to attack and cast spells while cloaked. Watcher’s Shroud has a very short cooldown, so Ethera can remain cloaked for most of battle, provided that she deals with any Blue Mage towers.
To help with this, Ethera has Glacial Spike, which heavily damages towers in a small target area. Ethera lacks the damage to take down an island by herself, but Glacial Spike can destroy Blue Mage towers and other key threats from the safety of Watcher’s Shroud. These two spells demand a lot of rage to be cast frequently, so Ethera has Warning Beacon to help with rage sustain.
Warning Beacon marks a targeted tower, and destroying the marked tower restores health and rage. Glacial Spike is the easiest way to proc Warning Beacon’s heal effect, and this all can be done from within Watcher’s Shroud.
Ethera’s final ability is the passive spell: Frostbite, which causes the dragon’s breath attack to debuff towers and take increased damage. Ethera’s spell kit allows the dragon to safely traverse an enemy base, applying Warning Beacons and Frostbite’s debuff, while also removing a few key threats and blue mage towers. This won’t be enough to take down an enemy alone, but any dragon following Ethera will be grateful for the softened defenses.