Viridian is a Melee, physical damage Ability Bruiser, who's main strength is his large damage chunk, along with his moderate sustainability. Viridian is best when given a change to sneak up on his enemies, where once he does, he'll stick to them like butter with his Surge, while still eviscerating their health away with a combination of Knife Toss' damage boost and Heartstrike's large health shred when on higher levels of rage. He can almost constantly harass the enemy using a basic Q > W > E > Q > W combo, slipping two knives into the enemy while also healing Viridian of any counter-attack damage that may come in during the short while he is attacking the enemy. However, his most devastating ability is his Ultimate, which when used correctly can heavily misposition an enemy into a favorable encounter for you, or in the best cases, temporarily stun the entire enemy team, leading to an easy engage or clean up from the rest of your team.
|Viridian, The Abyssal|
|Age: 24||Place of Birth: Unknown; of no fixed abode.||Vitality: Finesse|
|Allies: None||Acquaintances: Amarynth, Cerulean||Enemies: None|
“Winds at your back, clouds are far.”
Among the eastern Shorewind tribe, Viridian hunted whales with only a knife, diving alone into the dark and cold to provide meat, blubber, and oil. Even to his tribe, his blessings are horrifying, and before he bonded with the Spirit of Finesse, he lived along and apart.
You must bring light and warmth with you.
I see where to strike by the sea-shine of my flesh. My brother rushes downwards, a mountain trying to cast me off. Blubber bursts apart at the touch of my blade.
He wails as we fall into the night, as I worm and hew through his purple wilderness. In the distance they will hear him, and sing their goodbyes.
The fist of the sea closes around us. We can no longer speak. I lay my hand on my brother's giant heart, feel the strength of it hammer my arm. I thank him for his gifts.
I drive the knife in, tear downwards, and his life boils past me.
I curl around myself, and commence my weightless vigil. The last salt breaths, so long ago now, burns my lungs. Far above, where the water is clear, they wait to catch us.
It is a long, slow fall upward.
The deep cold has settled in my bones. The glow has faded from my skin. The people haul my bounty ashore, walking nervously past me, carving strips from my brother for their coming feast. And striding forth--
I cast my eyes on the rocks. There's too great a risk of offending. "A fine catch," she says. "Will you stay for the meal?"
I reply as I always do; "Not tonight, High Priestess."
"Thank you for bringing this." I imagine there is softness in her voice, though I know there is not.
"Good work, mate," he booms from her side. He claps me on the shoulder, so hard I'm nearly spilled.
"It's what I do," I say, and turn back to shore. I cup her words to my heart, and there is warmth again, and light. I can return to the depths.
Rage Shaper – Adrenal Glands |
Viridian uses Rage to empower his abilities. Viridian gains 10 Rage from Basic Attacks and Knife Toss. When Viridian's Rage is drained or consumed, Viridian heals for 0.72 to 3 (based on level) (+0.01) per point of Rage.
Knife Toss |
Viridian throws a bone knife at the nearest enemy, prioritizing Viridian's basic attack target and then Shapers, dealing 55/90/125/160/195 (+0.55) physical damage. Enemies struck by a knife take 5/7.5/10/12.5/15% increased damage from Viridian for 5 seconds. This effect stacks twice, but Knife toss cannot target an enemy with a knife already in them. Viridian generates 1 knife every 6 seconds and can hold up to 2 knifes.
First Cast: Viridian dashes in target direction, gaining 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% movespeed for 4 seconds. Viridian's nexxt Basic attack within this window deals 40/80/120/160/200 (+0.6) bonus physical damage and will allow Viridian to recast Surge. Recast: Viridian dashes in target direction, gaining 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% movespeed for 4 seconds. Viridian's nexxt Basic attack within this window deals 40/80/120/160/200 (+0.6) bonus physical damage. Viridian will not dash through terrain with surge.
Viridian perform a tremendous slash against target enemy, dealing 55/85/115/145/175 (+0.75) + up to 65/115/165/215/265 physical damage based on Viridian's current Rage. Consumes all Rage. If the target is afflicted by Knife Toss, Heartstrike will remove the knife and return it to Viridian.
Deep Rising |
Viridian catches a ride on a Cetan Whale in target direction, spearing and dealing 200/325/450 (+0.7) physical damage to the first enemy Shaper hit by the Cetan Whale spear. The speared target is dragged along with the whale. Other enemy Shapers hit by the whale are knocked away.