With the newly released VainGlory Update 1.1.7 – the new hero Ardan is finally released!
JULIA’S GIFT (HEROIC PERK)
Ardan heals for 1% of his missing health every time he takes damage. The healing can never exceed 75% of the damage taken. Instead of energy, Ardan uses a yellow meter called Vengeance. Vengeance builds over time and can also be gained with basic attacks, critical strikes and abilities. Because Ardan has no energy, any bonus energy (5%) and energy regeneration (50%) are converted to crystal power. (Ed. Bonus energy (eg. Eve of Harvest) is directly converted to Crystal Power.)
Ardan dashes to an ally, damaging and slowing nearby enemies while granting the target a burst of movement speed and a barrier which scales with Ardan’s bonus health. Any time the ally takes damage, Ardan gains vengeance. This ability can be used on Ardan, but the barrier, speed boost & vengeance gain is only half strength.
BLOOD FOR BLOOD
Ardan leaps and punches his target. This deals crystal as well as weapon damage (that can crit) and applies basic-attack effects. Blood for Blood can only be activated when Ardan has 100% vengeance and will consume all of it.
Ardan throws down the gauntlet, projecting a perimeter around the target area and gaining full vengeance. Enemies who cross the perimeter are stunned and take crystal damage. Successfully stunning an enemy grants Ardan vengeance. If Ardan leaves the perimeter it is immediately destroyed.
RECOMMENDED BUILD PATH
Ironguard Contract (or Oakheart)
Clockwork (Maximize Cool-down for Vanguard)
Warhorn (Ironguard Contract upgrade)
Fountain of Renewal
In case you missed it, you can also watch videos of the hero preview that will give you some ideas on how Ardan can be played.
You can learn more about this Update and the additional patch changes here: