No Man’s Land
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Darkened Nicklaus Skills
Dark Force (Trait → Ascension)
When this character’s Health falls below 50%, enters a Dark Avatar state, swapping basic and ultimate abilities. (Ascension → and grants Shield and Control Immunity for 1 turn. Can only be triggered once every 2 rounds.)
Dark Avatar: Replaces basic and ultimate abilities. Unremovable buff.
Shield: Redirects some damage from the target to this character.
Control Immunity: This character will not be affected by control effects. Unremovable buff.
Dark Sword (Basic, Normal Mode → Dark Mode)
Deals (130% → 150%) damage to (1 → 2) enemy. Damage scales with the amount of Health lost by this character.
Level 2: Damage (+10% → +15%).
Level 3: Damage (+10% → +15%).
Level 4: Damage (+10% → +15%).
Level 5: Damage (+10% → +15%).
Dark Will (Passive)
Upon taking massive damage, grants 4 stacks of Death Immunity. 1 stack is removed for every subsequent attack taken. Can be triggered once per 6 rounds.
Level 2: Effect can only be triggered once every 6 rounds.
Level 3: Effect can only be triggered once every 4 rounds.
Death Immunity: Health cannot drop below 1. Unremovable buff.
Calamity (Ultimate, Cooldown: 5 turns, Normal Mode → Dark Mode)
Deals (150% → 180%) damage to (2 → all) enemies and applies Unhealable for 2 turns. Damage scales with the Health lost by this character.
Level 2: Damage (+15% → +20%).
Level 3: Damage (+15% → +20%).
Level 4: Ability cooldown is reduced by 1 turn.
Level 5: Damage (+15% → +20%).
Level 6: Ability cooldown is reduced by 1 turn.
Level 7: Ability cooldown is reduced by 1 turn.
Unhealable: Received healing effects are reduced by 100% (excludes Life Steal).
All team members gain +20% Attack in Arean battles.
Darkened Nicklaus Gear Guide
|Arena, Adventure, Dungeons, Incursion|
Recommended Gear Sets
Warrior, Avarice, Divine
ATK%, C.RATE, C.DMG, SPD
Darkened Nicklaus Hero Synergy
Darkened Nicklaus Bio
“A direct descendant of the Holy King Carlos and no mean magic user, tactician, or Machiavellian operator himself, Nicklaus is an exceptional man with an exceptional vision for his Dukedom although, for the time being, he has been forced to play the part of a loyal son for the Emperor and the other nobility of the Empire, who will always regard his territory’s recent membership with some suspicion. Nicklaus is no stranger to the harsh facts of politics and has chosen to bend the knee for the sake of his people.
Nicklaus spent much of his early life observing his father, the previous Duke of Lasir, struggle against unfair treaties imposed by the Empire, constant attacks by nearby pirates to which the Empire gave little assistance, and the impossible burdens of tribute and taxation that crushed his people underfoot. Nicklaus wisely joined the very Imperial Guard he so despised for the sake of his kingdom and his father’s prospects, thereby hoping to soften the Imperial administrators’ harsh policies towards his kingdom. Nicklaus succeeded far beyond his modest aspirations, winning a string of victories at the head of his small command and impressing generals and the emperor himself with the breadth of his vision and charismatic leadership.
The emperor magnanimously offered Nicklaus his daughter’s hand in marriage both to demonstrate his growing acceptance of Lasir as a valued contributor to the Empire and to hopefully limit the potential danger of this up-and-coming charismatic duke. Unbeknownst to the Emperor, Nicklaus was already in love and eager to wed a mage with the Halo of Dawn, Calienne, whom he had met on the campaign. Utterly smitten, Nicklaus initially refused The Emperor’s incredible offer of his daughter in marriage but was ultimately forced to accept the match out of concern for his father’s safety and his kingdom upon a refusal. Who was to know this lost love would spark an even greater tragedy many years later?