Onslaught Endgame: AP CC Knight Abyss Lord and Ramster Builder

Hero DamageAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health
Weapon

Weapon
Hero DamageAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health

  • Demon Scythe

    20
    Secondary Attacks summons the Demon Scythe that pierces 5 targets dealing 100-140% Ability Power as magical damage. Charged attacks summon a bigger scythe that pieces 10 targets and deals 200-500% Ability Power as magical damage.
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  • Flaming Knight

    18
    Knight of the Abyss is now imbued with fire, causing enemies hit to burn for 50-500% of your Ability Power in fire damage over 5 seconds.
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  • Life Leech

    20
    Your primary attacks heal you for 0.2-1% of your max health.
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ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health
Helmet

Helmet
ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health

  • Abyss Knight’s Bargain

    12
    Reduces the mana cost of Knight of the Abyss by 4-40%.
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  • Inspiration

    12
    Reduces the cooldown of your abilities by 4-40%.
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  • Power Of Storms

    12
    You have a 4-10% chance on hit to restore 20 mana per second for 1.13-3.13 seconds. 10 seconds cooldown.
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ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health
Chest

Chest
ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health

  • Bulwark

    12
    Increases armor by 4-40%.
    ALLChestChaos 1
  • Darkest Syphon

    9
    Increases the angle of Dark Syphon by 3-30.
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  • Retribution

    20
    When you take damage, you have a 2-20% chance of dealing 125-425% of your Armor as damage to your attacker.
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ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health
Gloves

Gloves
ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health

  • Critical Strike

    7
    Increases your Hero Crit Chance by 3-10%.
    ALLGlovesChaos 1
  • Mana Leech

    12
    Dark Syphon drains 4-40% additional mana.
    Abyss LordGlovesChaos 5
  • Power Of The Knight

    12
    Increases the damage of Knight of the Abyss by 4-40%.
    Abyss LordGlovesChaos 2
ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health
Boots

Boots
ArmorAbility PowerHero Critical Hit DamageHero Health

  • Fountain Of Speed

    12
    Abyss Fountain increases allied movement speed by 50-650 for 5 seconds.
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  • Speed Boost

    8
    Increases your movement speed by 100-500.
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  • Withering Fountain

    9
    Abyss Fountain withers enemies inside it reducing the damage they deal by 2-20%.
    Abyss LordBootsChaos 1
Skeletal Orc

Skeletal Orc:

Defense PowerDefense Critical Hit DamageDefense SpeedDefense Health
Ramster

Ramster: Medallion
Defense PowerDefense Critical Hit DamageDefense SpeedDefense Health

  • Deadly Strikes

    12
    Increases the Defense Range of the affected tower by 4-40%.
    ALLRelicChaos 3
  • Defense Rate

    12
    Increases the Attack Rate of the affected tower by 9-33%.
    ALLRelicChaos 4
  • Power Transfer

    14
    Increases the Defense Crit Damage of the affected tower by 4-60% of its Defense Power.
    ALLRelicChaos 4
Skeletal Archers

Skeletal Archers:

Colossus

Colossus:

< Combat Hero Overview: AP CC Knight Abyss Lord >

The Abyss Lord was one of my top choices for lane clear/control, but he’s got some other utility as well.

 

= General Features =

  • highly advantageous against large groups of enemies due to spammable AoE burst with stun (really good against Controlled Burn mutator)
  • recovers mana very quickly against large groups of enemies
  • can easily remove latched assassins with a timed Knight of the Abyss
  • has some self-sustain, gets a movement speed buff, and can reduce enemy damage with Abyss Fountain
  • can kill Siege Rollers with ease if resources are properly managed

 

= Equipment =

  • you can use any of the wayfarer weapons for some flavor, since most shards don’t work well on the Abyss Lord’s weapon

 

= Ascension Priority Suggestions =

(COMBAT HERO ONLY)

Switch the order around as necessary.  If you plan to hybrid your Abyss Lord, see the builder ascension section below.

  • Offense: Knight of the Abyss Damage, Hero Health, Abyss Knight Radius, Fountain Heal
  • Defense: n/a
  • Utility: Hero Crit Chance, Movement Speed, Ability Mana, Abyss Fountain Range, Hero Crit Damage

 

= Usage/Tips =

  • to stun an incoming assassin off of you, wait at least 1 second after the telegraph and use Knight of the Abyss (ideal if closer to defenses that can kill it)
  • use Abyss Fountain often to reduce enemy damage, heal, and move around
  • make it a habit to siphon mana in between Knight casts (don’t want to waste time recovering when you need to use your abilities immediately)
  • your primary attack siphons mana faster with large groups
  • spamming your Knights on a single boss is very mana intensive, so either switch to a more efficient boss-killing hero or try to kill the boss with nearby minions so you can siphon mana quickly
  • this build is better at keeping Geodes under control when lane camping compared to my Mystic build (often use both in active deck during combat to maximize lane control options)

 

= Shard Variants/Notes =

n/a

 

= Pets =

  • Sparkle Party can be used to help you peel off assassins if you missed with your Knight of the Abyss or want to conserve some mana

 

 

< Builder Hero Overview: Ramster/Orc Blockade Builder >

The Ramster is one of the safest defenses to use when the lane heavily restricts your options.

 

= General Features =

  • the Ramster is a great answer to lanes with Frost/Cybork and Vanguard enemies, since it has long range, can AoE in a cone, and is not a projectile

 

= Relics =

You can use a Mark or Medallion.  I’m only using a Medallion just for the occasional opportunity to get buffs from my Power Pylon effects.

 

= Ascension Priority Suggestions =

 

(BUILDER HERO ONLY)

Unless you have more than 210 Ascension, you’ll likely only have enough points to dedicate to one defense’s damage and range talents.  If necessary, create multiple Abyss Lords to optimize for each defense type.

  • Offense: n/a
  • Defense: Defense Speed, Ramster Damage, Skeletal Orc Health
  • Utility: Defense Crit Chance, Ramster Range Gambit, Defense Crit Damage

 

(HYBRID HERO)

Change the ordering if you prefer to focus on a combat hero first.  This is only possible if you have a really high ascension, so consider using multiple Abyss Lords if you wish to optimize your points for each role.

  • Offense: Hero Damage, Hero Health, Heroic Boost Damage
  • Defense: Defense Speed, Ramster Damage, Skeletal Orc Health
  • Utility: Defense Crit Chance, Ramster Range Gambit, Hero Crit Chance, Movement Speed, Ability Mana, Abyss Fountain Range, Defense Crit Damage, Hero Crit Damage

 

= Usage/Tips =

  • Ramsters generally work best on lanes that are flat and straight, so try to build around those areas
  • if you’re not expecting the lane to have kobolds or enemies with a wide cleave, build Ramsters closer to Power Pylon blockades for a buff
  • Cyborks/Frost Orcs paired with Vanguards and Spellbreaker is one of the toughest mutator/mob combinations to deal with, and brute forcing with Ramsters is usually still the most convenient defense option (add more Ramsters or upgrade as necessary)
  • 2-3 Ramsters are often sufficient enough to clear groups of melee and mid-range enemies

 

= Shard Variants/Notes =

  • Defense Rate can be switched to Defensive Critical Damage (or other applicable damage shard) if you’re not concerned about DPS optimization
  • if using a Mark, switch Power Transfer to Defensive Critical Damage
  • if available and desired, use Vicious Strikes instead of Defense Rate on Ramsters to extend its range further (can probably reach distant Hex Throwers)
  • (OPTIONAL) if you’re not using the Abyss Lord as a combat hero, you can equip Speed Boost on any pair of boots for faster movement when building

 

= Pets =

  • if you’re going as a combat/builder hybrid, use the pet in the combat hero section above
  • (OPTIONAL) a pet with Sandstorm can help you move around the map faster
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