The King of Masks
The King of Masks is a ranged, magical damage control mage that focuses on crowd control, slipperiness and area denial. The King of Masks performs best in a lane role, denying his opponent’s lane positioning and aggression through clever use of his abilities. The King of Masks uniquely excels at controlling his enemy, particularly in the mid-game; Area denial abilities mixed with situational and exclusive crowd control allows the King to be both versatile and powerful in many situations. In the late game, the King provides an intimidating presence for the enemy team to engage into while easily following up on his allies’ aggression with his game-changing ultimate.
|The King, of Masks|
|Age: 30||Place of Birth: Nita'yal Canton, the Sumaluun Wastes||Vitality: Madness|
|Allies: None||Acquaintances: None||Enemies: Renzo|
“Genius! Are you not entertained?”
Illusionist and master thespian, the King performed to crowded squares and the delight of children everywhere. But woe! The Virtuosos of the south resented his consummate skill and unbridled popularity. Our hero was unfairly banished to the wastes… but the Spirit of Madness offered him a chance for justice!
"Being the Cruel and Unjust Tale of a True Artist's Exile from His Homeland"
A One-Act Play by the King of Masks
- Enter THE ARTIST, stage left
The Artist: Another brilliant matinee performance! But what is this? I spy the esteemed Virtuosos of Nishi'an approaching. I must humbly greet them with all the respect they are due.
- Enter RENZO and the Esteemed Virtuosos, stage right.
The Artist: I doff my cap to thee, lords and ladies. Where you stand, the light falls more sweetly.
Renzo: Oh ho! Renzo has found the villian.
The Artist: Villian? What villainy have I committed, sir?
Renzo: Trickery, sir, trickery! Renzo cannot abide the way you wave your hands about with much confusion, flounce across the stage in the manner of dying duck, and then cry "acting!"
The Artist: But good Virtuosos, my theatrics delight the crowd.
Renzo: What do the masses know of art? Art is stuffy and self-important, like Renzo. It is best appreciated while stroking one's moustache.
The Artist: I protest. A moustache is not required to produce or appreciate art.
Renzo: Of course you would say so; you lack a moustache. We, the Virtuosos of Nishi'an, have voted to declare you a ninnyhammer and a lunatic. Begone from our lands! Your antics distract the masses from properly appreciating our own work.
The Artist: Wails! My lords and ladies, you cannot be serious.
Renzo: Renzo cannot hear anyone without a moustache right now.
The Artist: This is not just. I swear, I will return and depose your aesthetic tyrannies, thou cruel egomaniacs. Shrieks! You will rue this day.
- Exit THE ARTIST, stage left.
Pure Shaper |
King of Masks may cast his abilities freely.
King of Masks spawns a tentacle in target direction, slowing the first enemy hit by 30/35/40/45/50% for 3 seconds.
First Cast: King of Masks dashes in target direction, empowering either his next Captivate or Endless Delights with an additional effect for the next 4 seconds. If an enemy Shaper witnesses the empowered cast, King of Masks may recast Flourish to dash again.
Endless Delights |
King of Masks lobs a sac packed with eggs to target location, spawning 6 eggs lasting 3 seconds. Enemies who step on an egg take 55/90/125/160/195 (+50% Power) magical damage. Eggs deal 25% damage to targets hit multiple times.
King of Masks throws his Cage to target location. The Cage slows all nearby enemies by 40%. After a brief delay, the Cage erupts pulling in all nearby enemies and dealing 150/225/300 (+70% Power) magical damage.