Grimstroke

Ranged - Support - Nuker - Disabler - Escape

Overview

23 + 3.80
18 + 1.90
21 + 2.40
21 - 25
290
2.52

Stroke of Fate

Grimstroke paints a path of ink with his brush, damaging and slowing enemies. The damage is increased with each enemy the ink hits.


Phantom's Embrace

Summons a phantom that moves quickly towards the target, latching to it when she arrives. Once latched, the phantom damages and silences. If she survives the full latch duration she rends her victim for heavy damage and refreshes Phantom's Embrace's cooldown. Hero attacks against the phantom count as 3 attacks each.


Ink Swell

Grimstroke shrouds an allied unit in ink, increasing its movement speed. Enemies in range of the allied unit are damaged with inky tendrils over time. After 3 seconds it triggers, applying damage and stun in an area around the unit in proportion to how long ink tendril was near any hero.


Soulbind

Binds a targeted enemy hero to its nearest allied hero within the bind radius, preventing both from moving away from each other. Any unit-targeted ability that either bound hero receives also gets cast on the other hero. If the bind is broken before the duration expires, the initial target will be bound to its nearest allied hero in the radius.



Bio

The people of Ashkavor crowded around the temple square, eager to witness the ascension of their new guardian -- to stand near the man as he bound their souls to his own. But as his final brush strokes fell against the runestone, and the bond of a new Ascended One was forged, everyone -- even those who'd stayed in their homes -- could sense that something had gone terribly wrong.

He knew the cause instantly. The droplets of ichor he'd procured to amplify the potency of his inkpots had instead contaminated them, and the power of the binding spell he'd cast now threatened to consume him. An inky corruption snaked upward from the runestone, along the handle of his brush, soon overtaking his hands. From there it spread quickly. Once it overcame his face and his mouth, he couldn't have screamed even if he'd wanted to.

All of his life he'd calculated on how to attain ever greater powers than the limits presented by his teachers would allow--going so far as to break the sacred prohibition against augmenting the inks. Indeed, with the wellspring of the Ascended bond open to him, he felt a measure of power coursing into his soul like he'd never imagined. His greatest triumph was upon him, if he could only survive it.

He drew deep from the power of the bond, pushing back against the corrupted ink flow. A great moan filled the air -- the collective cry of his people. Some swayed on their feet. The weakest collapsed. Many tried to run. And still deeper he pulled from their bloodline reservoir. But it wasn't enough to stop the ink tide.

It was only when the breath trapped in his lungs began to fail him, and the inkpool darkness fully encased him, that he saw his way out. The bond he'd made with the Ashkavoran people -- his people -- meant to be drawn upon only in service of their protection... It flowed two ways.

With a final surge of strength -- this time directed by more than just blind repulsion -- he pushed the ink torrent into the bond itself.

Slowly, he felt the tide retreat... and heard the awful wails of his people as the corruption in turn rolled over them. When at last the ink relented, his eyes opened upon a world changed. The Ashkavoran people as he knew them were gone. Every last soul was transformed into terrifying shades of their former selves -- comprised no longer of blood and bone, only viscid, tainted ink.

Stats

25
15
1
Level
2,023
1,187
549
Hit Points
1,745
991
299
Mana
155-159
97-101
44-48
Damage
12
6
3
Armor
 
1800 / 800
Sight Range
550
Attack Range
900
Missile Speed

Abilities

Stroke of Fate

Grimstroke paints a path of ink with his brush, damaging and slowing enemies. The damage is increased with each enemy the ink hits.

Mana Cost Mana Cost: 100/110/120/130
Cooldown Cooldown: 11/9/7/5


ABILITY: Point Target
DAMAGE TYPE: Magical
PIERCES SPELL IMMUNITY: No
DAMAGE: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
MOVEMENT SLOW: 50% / 60% / 70% / 80%
SLOW DURATION: 1.5

The corruptive force of Grimstroke's ink, drawn from the reservoir of his fallen people, consumes any enemy caught in its path.

Phantom's Embrace

Summons a phantom that moves quickly towards the target, latching to it when she arrives. Once latched, the phantom damages and silences. If she survives the full latch duration she rends her victim for heavy damage and refreshes Phantom's Embrace's cooldown. Hero attacks against the phantom count as 3 attacks each.

Mana Cost Mana Cost: 110/120/130/140
Cooldown Cooldown: 32/28/24/20


ABILITY: Unit Target
AFFECTS: Enemy Units
DAMAGE TYPE: Magical
PIERCES SPELL IMMUNITY: No
DAMAGE: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
LATCH DURATION: 5
PHANTOM DPS: 6 / 14 / 22 / 30
REND DAMAGE: 75 / 150 / 225 / 300

Grimstroke holds no sorrow for the downfall of his people. Only for Yaovhi, she who was most dear to him, does he feel even a semblance of longing.

Ink Swell

Grimstroke shrouds an allied unit in ink, increasing its movement speed. Enemies in range of the allied unit are damaged with inky tendrils over time. After 3 seconds it triggers, applying damage and stun in an area around the unit in proportion to how long ink tendril was near any hero.

Mana Cost Mana Cost: 120/130/140/150
Cooldown Cooldown: 30/25/20/15


ABILITY: Unit Target
AFFECTS: Allied Units
DAMAGE TYPE: Magical
PIERCES SPELL IMMUNITY: No
DAMAGE: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
CAST RANGE: 400 / 500 / 600 / 700
BUFF DURATION: 3
MOVEMENT SPEED BONUS: 12% / 14% / 16% / 18%
MAX DAMAGE: 100 / 200 / 300 / 400
MAX STUN DURATION: 1 / 1.9 / 2.8 / 3.7
INK TENDRILS DPS: 25 / 35 / 45 / 55

Now that the rise of the ink tide no longer threatens to overwhelm Grimstroke, its tendrils of power are never far from his hand.

Soulbind

Binds a targeted enemy hero to its nearest allied hero within the bind radius, preventing both from moving away from each other. Any unit-targeted ability that either bound hero receives also gets cast on the other hero. If the bind is broken before the duration expires, the initial target will be bound to its nearest allied hero in the radius.

Mana Cost Mana Cost: 150/200/250
Cooldown Cooldown: 100/75/50


ABILITY: Unit Target
AFFECTS: Enemy Heroes
PIERCES SPELL IMMUNITY: Yes
DAMAGE: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
DURATION: 6 / 7 / 8
BIND RADIUS: 550
CAST RANGE: 700 / 800 / 900

The Ascended were chosen sons of Ashkavor, granted immense power by the bonds forged between their own souls and those they were charged with protecting. In the years that followed the ruination of his kin, Grimstroke discovered much more sinister applications for the binding rituals...