Roles

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There are 4 roles in Dawngate. These roles change the way you acquire vim, and each one focuses on a certain playstyle. You select your role at the start of each game; and your Shaper will gain benefits based on the role that you have chosen. These benefits will last for the duration of that game.

Gladiator[edit | edit source]

This role is for players who want to farm lane minions as their primary source of vim. Shapers who fit into this role will often be the carry for their team, sacrificing early game strength for late game dominance.

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  • You gain 200% increased Vim for scoring a killing blow on a minion. Melee Shapers will store 50% of the total Vim a nearby minion is worth if they fail to kill it. On the next minion kill you will gain any stored bonus Vim up to a maximum of 3 stacks.

Tactician[edit | edit source]

This role is for players who want to support their allies in lane. The benefits allow you to earn vim while harassing, zoning, and setting up kill opportunities for your lane partner.

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  • The amount of Vim gained for being near lane minions when they die is increased to 200% of normal.
  • You gain 20 bonus Vim when you damage an enemy Shaper with a ranged attack or ability. This effect has a 5 second cooldown.
  • You gain an additional 20 bonus Vim when you damage and enemy Shaper with a melee attack.

Hunter[edit | edit source]

This role is for players who want to earn their vim and experience from killing the jungle monster camps, which is known as Jungling. The benefits give you the damage and sustain to quickly clear the camps with healthy lifebars, so you can go gank the lanes and capture the Spirit Wells.

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  • You do 10% more damage to jungle creatures.
  • When you kill a jungle creature, you will heal for 2.5% of the creature's maximum Health.
  • When you kill a jungle creature there is a 25% chance you will gain 30 bonus vim.

Predator[edit | edit source]

This role is for players who want play aggressive and get kills; for themselves, or their team. You can accomplish this by aggressively laning, acting as a part-time jungler who focuses on ganks, wandering around and invading the enemy's side of the map to catch them out of position, or coming up with your own strategy to score kills.

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  • The Vim gained for killing an enemy shaper is increased to 150% of normal.
  • The Vim gained for assists against an enemy shaper is increased to 200% of normal.
  • The experience gained for a kill or assist on an enemy shaper is increased to 130% of normal.
  • The Vim gained for killing spirit well workers is increased to 200% of normal.