Tess

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Tess
Tess.png
Modifiers
Ranged Attack.png Ranged Attack
Ranged Attack.png Ranged Attack
Your weapons fly further and hit harder!
Physical Damage.png Physical Damage
Physical Damage.png Physical Damage
Your ability to cause and resist damage is increased.
Damage  •  •  •
Carry.png Damage
Items and Farm improve your performance greatly.
Mobile  •  •  •
Mobile.png Mobile
Your mobility is greatly enhanced through use of your abilities.
Utility  •
Utility.png Utility
You can improve the performance of other Shapers greatly.
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Abilities
Tess Q.png
Tess Q.png Bombshell
Fires a missile in target direction, damaging and apply on-hit effects to the first target struck and damaging all enemies in a cone behind them. Overdrive: Deals increased damage and applies 3 on-hit effects.
Tess W.png
Tess W.png Mount Up
Grants greatly increased movespeed after a short mounting period. Remaining mounted for a duration enters Overdrive, empowering Bombshell or Backdraft.
Tess E.png
Tess E.png Backdraft
Fires a rocket to target location, damaging and slowing all enemies hit. Overdrive: Slow is greatly increased.
Tess R.png
Tess R.png Heavy Iron
Drops an anchor in target direction, damaging all enemies it hits and leaving a trail of destruction on the ground that slows enemies.
Tess Passive.png
Tess Passive.png Crow's nest
Tess may cast her abilities freely. Deals true damage when attacking enemy Shapers, on a cooldown. The cooldown of this effect is exteded when taking damage from enemy Shapers.
Statistics
Health 520 (+77) Health Regen 5 (+0.6)
Attack Damage 58 (+2.2) Attack Speed 0.71 (+2.4%)
Attack Range 550 Movement Speed 370
Armor 16 (+3) Magic Resistance 33 (0)
Attack Speed to Haste Ratio 1 CDR to Haste Ratio 0.15
Attack Damage to Power Ratio 1

Tess is a Ranged, physical damage Carry with quite a bit of damage packed into her, and a little team utility to boot. She excels at poking, especially when the enemy is grouped, and can easily make that poke that much more devastating by mounting her Iron Horse to empower her other abilities. She also has a large slow on her third ability, Backdraft, especially if her cannon is in overdrive at the time. While her passive may not seem like much, at low levels the bit of extra chunk she gets at the start of engagements can make a difference, and it just makes her poke that much more fantastic. Finally, she has her Ultimate, with currently the longest range for an ult in the game, not uncluding Ashabel's global dragon, and Dibs' global flight. If you catch a team out with your ult, it can absolutely devastate their Health reserves, and also make it near impossible for them to run away from a follow-up by your team if they are forced to run through the destruction.

Bio

Tess, The Sky Captain
Age: 26 Place of Birth: Mercantile City - State of Luccona Vitality: Defiance
Allies: None Acquaintances: None Enemies: None
“You sure I ain't allowed to drop anchor on them?”

Coarse, exuberant, and unrestrained, Tess and her pirate crew terrorized shipping along the Jeweled Coast of the west. After years of fruitless tinkering and experiments, the coming of the Spirit of Defiance granted her life-long dream; a ship that can sail among the clouds.

Lore

Hey bilge rats! Shut up and listen up!

I'm Cap'n Solente. Mates I like get to call me Tess. But I don't like any of you grab-ass sons-a-bitches, so it's Cap'n to the likes of you.

Some of you might have sailed with me before. Some of you may have fought me before. A few of you I might have slept with. If I liked you, I'd remember, so don't ask.

Few years back, my crew took a big damn prize from Count Calliani. She's been sitting in my dock ever since. Yeah, I hear you crap-for-brains in the back there, snickering. It's true enough. Been trying to make her fly. Balloons. Wings. Fireworks. Catapults. Ducks on strings. Buttered toast and cats. Even tried to steal some of them old wings from the east. Only got a month in the clink for the trouble, 'for my mates busted me out.

Well I got something better now. So hear this, bitches.

The Osprey flies.

You think on that now. Think about going wherever the wind takes ya. Flying over the wall of some prince's manor, hauling up his treasure, and leaving him to shake his fist up at you.

Any of you scum want to get rich, sign articles with me. I'm gonna piss on them snooty queens and kick over the virtuosos' sand castles. I'll skin the tribal leaders for a coat, and serve Shorewinds on the half-shell. And the merchant princes... you know, I'll just let you use your imagination there.

I'm gonna douse the world in oil and drop a torch on it. While it burns I'll be sitting overhead on a pile of gold, drunk off my ass and laughing.

And I will NOT have the decency to spit on you.

Abilities

Pure Shaper - Crow's Nest
Passive Ability
Tess Passive.png

Tess may cast her abilities freely. Tess' Basic Attacks against an enemy Shaper signal a shot from the Osprey, dealing 10 to 67 (based on level) true damage to the target. This effect has a 10 second cooldown and is delayed by 1 second when Tess is damaged by an enemy Shaper.

Bombshell
Hotkey: Q
Tess Q.png
Long Range (1000 m) Single Target / Cone

Fires a missile in target direction, dealing 50/75/100/125/150 (+80% Power) physical damage to the first target hit and apply on-hit effects. Deals 30/45/60/75/90 (+40% Power) physical damage to all targets behind the primary in a cone. Overdrive: Fires a cluster shot, dealing 88/131/175/219/263 (+140% Power) total physical damage and applying 3 on-hit effects. Deals 53/79/105/131/158 (+70% Power) physical damage to all targets behind the primary target in a cone.

Cooldown: 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds
Mount Up
Hotkey: W
Tess W.png
Tiny Range (0 m) Self-Cast

Tess mounts the Iron Horse over 2 seconds, extended by 0.5 seconds if she takes damage from an enemy shaper (up to a max of 4 seconds). When mounted, Tess ramps up to 70% increased Movespeed over 2 seconds. After being mounted for 9/8/7/6/5 seconds, Tess' gun becomes Overdriven - empowering her next Bombshell or Backdraft cast. Overdrive may last up to 4 seconds after dismounting. Casting an ability or basic attack while the Iron Horse is active will cancel Mount Up. Once mounted, any form of disabling effect applied to Tess will instantly dismount her.

Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 seconds
Backdraft
Hotkey: E
Tess E.png
Long Range (900 m) Medium Area

Tess fires a rocket to target location, dealing 60/105/150/195/240 (0.6) physical damage and slowing all targets by 25/30/35/40/45% for 2 seconds. Overdrive: Slow is increased to 40/50/60/70/80%.

Cooldown: 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
Heavy Iron
Hotkey: R
Tess R.png
Extreme Range (2550 m) Line

Tess orders her skyship, the Osprey, to drop anchor in target direction, dealing 190/310/430 (+0.9) physical damage. Tess' anchor destroys the ground it travels along for 4 seconds, causing enemy Shapers to be slowed by 30/40/50% while in the destruction.

Cooldown: 120/110/100 seconds

See Also