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Highmother Maud Overview
In the mystical realms of Teleria, a beacon of hope shines brightly atop the sacred spires, where Highmother Maud, a revered figure, offers solace and protection to the denizens below. Her presence alone brings a sense of security to those in need, with her abilities in manipulating buffs duration, reviving, healing, and debuff cleansing! Maud’s prowess is not easily accessible, as one must navigate the complexities of the Fragment Trading system released in Patch 8.20, a recent innovation in the world of Teleria, to enlist her support.
Imagine, if you will, a champion akin to Doompriest but with a zestier twist—a Revive ability that adds a whole new layer of strategy. Highmother Maud’s secret weapon lies in her Shining Evensong (Passive ability), a magical knack for waving away a debuff from each ally at the dawn of every turn, much like a magician making rabbits disappear. But wait, there’s more! She also has the power to shower the lowest HP ally with Continuous Heal buff.
This magical maestro makes fearsome foes like the Clan Boss and the Hydra Torment Head think twice, thanks to her debuff-clearing symphony and her Psalm of Revival (A3 ability), that performs all Ally Revive encore that boosts HP, Turn meter, and adds a sprinkle of Attack or Defense, depending on the the champion stats. Her performance is so remarkable, it leaves the crowd wondering why she doesn’t just keep everyone alive with sheer willpower.
But the show doesn’t stop there; Highmother Maud’s Anointed Phalanx (A2 ability) act dazzles by decreasing buff duration on enemies, extending her team’s buff duration, while healing all of her allies and ensuring her squad remains the center of attention in arenas and against hydras. Her Blessed Spear (A1 ability), a solo performance, not only diminishes an enemy’s attack but also amplifies an ally’s attack, turning the battlefield into her stage.
While she may not offer a group buff like Doompriest, her ability to extend buffs and target enemies with precision makes her an indispensable lead in any Clan Boss or Hydra lineup. Yet, as the curtains draw close on her introduction, the audience is left on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the challenge of securing Highmother Maud’s allegiance in their quest for glory.
Highmother Maud Skills
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 50% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff for 2 turns. Also has an 80% chance of placing a 50% [Increase ATK] buff on the ally with the highest ATK for 1 turn.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Damage Multiplier: 4.5 ATK
Anointed Phalanx (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of decreasing the duration of all enemy buffs by 2 turns. Then increases the duration of all ally buffs by 1 turn. Also heals all allies by 20% of this Champion’s MAX HP.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 6: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 4 ATK
Psalm of Revival (Cooldown: 6 turns)
Revives all dead allies with 50% HP and 50% Turn Meter. If an ally’s DEF is equal to or higher than their ATK, places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on them for 2 turns. If an ally’s ATK is higher than their DEF, places a 50% [Increase ATK] buff on them for 2 turns instead.
Level 2: Cooldown -1
Level 3: Cooldown -1
Shining Evensong (Passive)
Removes 1 random debuff from all allies at the start of this Champion’s Turn. Places a 15% [Continuous Heal] buff on the ally with the lowest HP for 1 turn at the end of this Champion’s turn.
Increases Ally ACC in all_battles by 60.
Highmother Maud Build Guide
|Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Doom Tower, Faction Wars
PvE: Impulse, Reflex, Relentless
Debuffer: ACC, SPD, HP%, DEF%
Highmother Maud Mastery Guide
Arena, Doom Tower, Faction Wars
Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons
To praise Lumaya is no simple thing, assert the Sacred Order’s leaders, whatever the masses I might believe. To truly sing of her glories one must have more than a strong voice; one must be able to memorize innumerable ancient hymns written in a dialect known to many in Anhelt as the Old Tongue. Believed to have been spoken by the first Humans of Teleria, and rumored to be the mother tongue of Lumaya herself, the Old Tongue is fragmentary and mostly forgotten, save by those few sages tasked by the Sacred Order with its reconstruction.
One such sage is Highmother Maud, the Headmistress of Hymns for the Eternal Citadel, and supposedly the only person capable of speaking the Old Tongue with any real proficiency. Maud was once merely one Mistress of Hymns among many, with a voice that could shatter glass and be heard for miles around on a clear day. But it was her grasp of the rudiments of the Old Tongue that drew the attention of her superiors, including Abbess Eufemia Corday.
Maud had an almost instinctive understanding of the primeval dialect, and was capable of translating the oldest scrolls and most ancient of tablets with a clarity and precision that far outstripped that of her peers. Her translations were among the finest ever composed. Thus, at the Abbess’ direction, Maud was given responsibility for compiling a volume of precisely translated Lumayan hymns for use by her peers. The creation of this devotional text, the first of its kind, took nearly a decade for her to complete, but when it was finished it was judged by many sages to be the most complete and accurate compilation of its nature in existence.
However, Maud was the only Mistress of Hymns capable of singing it in its entirety in its original form, though many tried. Abbess Eufemia chose to see this not as an obstacle, and decreed that if Maud was the only one who could sing the truest songs of devotion in their truest form, then such would be her responsibility. Thus, Maud became Highmother. The position was an old one, last held sometime in the dim past of the Lumayan Church, and its duties had been scattered among the most senior Mistresses of Hymns. Maud took to her new duties with great eagerness and has performed them with all the assiduousness with which she once scoured primeval texts. Under her stewardship, the hymnals of the Sacred Order have grown more potent, with many previously untranslatable songs added to the hymnals of the faithful.
While Maud is no stranger to the battlefield, having fought as a Mistress of Hymns before her ascension to Highmother, it is rare these days to see her outside the precincts of the Eternal Citadel. Like Abbess Eufemia or Roshcard the Tower, her duties often keep her from the fray save in the most exigent circumstances. During these times, Maud will often march to battle at the head of a choir composed of her most favored Mistresses of Hymns, those who have shown both talent at translation and a gift for the sacred rhythms of Lumayan battle-hymns. Their unified voices will drown out all but the most cacophonous sounds, and under Maud’s direction, the songs of her war-choir can make the difference between victory and defeat.
On the rare occasions that she is able to fight alongside her subordinates, Maud’s voice hammers at the air with the force of a hurricane. Her hymns can be heard across the battlefield, and they invariably give heart to her allies, driving them on even when they are at death’s door. Stories abound of wounds of the faithful closing themselves and broken limbs being mended by the soothing and balming tones. For her enemies, however, her voice brings nothing but terror, causing the less courageous among them to quit the battlefield entirely. When the time for singing is done, Maud will drive her great spear through any foe within reach. The weapon, a gift from Abbess Eufemia, was forged from the finest steel and capable of piercing even the heaviest Kaerok war-plate, and her skill with it is such that she can leave even the most heavily armored foes choking on their own blood.
Recently, Maud has sought more opportunities to venture outside of the Eternal Citadel to test her newest translations personally, as well as meet with certain sages outside of the Order concerning those of her discoveries that do not fit smoothly into modern orthodoxy. While Abbess Eufemia has been reluctant to grant her valued Highmother’s request, Maud’s influence with the rank and file of the Sacred Order, especially among the Mistresses of Hymns and the Sisters Militant, has made it all but impossible to reject her requests. Some within the Order whisper that the Abbess is regretting elevating Maud to her post; others insinuate that it might be time for someone new to take over as Highmother…