The King of Blades once ruled over everything within its reach, except perhaps, for its pride. Having triumphed in a succession of duels with other mighty dragons, Zahhak thought itself preeminent among dragons and seized the pastoral lands around the beautiful Lake Animoa in the Glowing Cradle. Winning battle after battle, Zahhak grew reckless and boastful, and it failed to notice a growing coalition between its rivals.
One Autumn day, Zahhak went into battle expecting another easy victory against a single rival dragon. But its rival had been scheming, and in the mids of the duel, Zahhak was beset by overwhelming numbers of foes. At the last instant, Zahhak fled South, wounded and seething. The self-styled King of Blades now lurks deep within the Wailing Marshes, biding its time and teaching power over the blade to lone students clever and rich enough, to find and beseech lessons from the mighty outcast.
Mythic Fire Invoker
● INVOKE: PIERCING STEEL - Active| Yellow | 0 Rage
Deals (13)% of dragon’s modified HP as damage to all towers in target area and freezes them for (4) seconds.
● BLADE WALL - Passive | Yellow | 0 Rage
Summon a barrier in front that absorbs incoming damage and supershots. Has attack damage of (0)% Dragon HP and has HP of (100)% Dragon HP. Absorbs (50)% of all incoming damage. These bonuses are removed if summon is killed. Does not absorb Decay damage.
● EN GARDE - Active | Red | 0 Rage
Damages nearby towers for (8)% of dragon’s modified HP and reduces affected towers’ outgoing damage by (40)% for the rest of the battle. Cooldown: 8s.
● SHATTER BLADES - Active | Red | 2 Rage
Deals (15)% Dragon HP to nearby buildings. Restores (50)% of dragon’s modified HP and dragon becomes invincible for (3) seconds. Invincible blocks Mage Tower’s supershot rage drain/freeze effect. Duration: 3s, Cooldown: 12s.
Design Intent and Strategy:
The king of blades is as resilient as steel and as cunning as a serpent. Zahhak is an invoker dragon with exceptionally high base Health. Its Health combined with it’s passive Blade Wall, make this dragon very hard to kill with head on attacks. Zahhaks main offensive spell is Invoke: Piercing Steel. Zahhak pierces targeted towers with it’s blades, locking them in a freeze and dealing heavy damage. Skillful use of Zahhaks invoked spells is the key to a successful attack. Try to lock down high priority defensive towers with Invoke: Piercing Blade, while weakening the offensive ones with En Garde. En Garde damages all derby towers and reduces the damage that they deal for the rest of the battle. En Garde should be used on every island to bolster Zahhaks resilience and give it time to strike down the buildings. For it’s final spell, Zahhak can cast Shatter Blades, a large area blast that damages buildings and restores half of the dragon’s health. Shatter Blades has an unusually large cooldown and should be used as a last resort, or against the most dangerous islands on the battlefield. Master the blade, master the enemy.