The Ninth Guardian
Duty once undertaken is unshakeable
The Celestial War engulfed the entirety of Atlas despite several regions, peoples, and dragons that took no side and instead hewed towards neutrality.
Tzumat is the legendary guardian of the Ninth Pass, a strategically important land route that runs through the Spinal Peaks and into the resource-rich lands below. Tzumat’s citadel is home to a highly trained and capable warrior sect that are actually pacifists. Their sole use of power is protecting the souls that seek refuge behind their walls, the sect’s continued way of life, and of course - the Ninth Pass itself.
Tzumat and his sect were dragged against their collective will into the Celestial War when both sides tried to claim control of the pass. Tzumat mounted an impenetrable defense, at great cost to the Celestials and the Rebellion. Finally, all sides relented and resorted to benign diplomacy.
The Ninth Pass is one of the few places during the Celestial War where peace could be found, if one could get there.
Legendary Earth Warrior
ARMOR OF STONE - Toggle | White | .2 Rage/s Toggle to gain a shield that blocks 80% of incoming damage and increases breath damage by 150%. Drains rage while active.
ROCK BARRIER - Active | Blue | 1 Rage | 8 seconds cooldown This spell places an array of (2) boulders in front of the dragon. Any projectile that would have hit the dragon will instead be absorbed (100)% by a shard which will then shatter. The ability ends when no shards remain. While the ability is active, damage from beam-based attacks is also reduced by (50)%.
AVALANCHE BREATH - Active | White | 0 Rage | 4 seconds cooldown Dragon gains (75)% increased damage and deals (20)% of maximum HP to itself as damage over 3 seconds. Dragon heals for (12)% of maximum HP per tower destroyed while buff is active. Rage regeneration is increased by 100%.
BOULDER DROP - Active | White | 1 Rage | 2 seconds cooldown Dragon damages towers in the target area for (20)% of its modified HP and freezes them for (3) seconds.
Tzumat is a sturdy, defensive warrior that can endure a tremendous amount of damage.
Tzumat is loaded with defensive options. The dragon’s go-to defensive spell is a toggled shield called Armor of Stone. While Armor of Stone is active it drains a small amount of rage. Absent other effects, Tzumat’s passive rage generation can usually keep up with the shield’s cost. Armor of Stone blocks eighty percent of incoming damage and increases Tzumat’s breath damage.
Rock Barrier is a blue spell that calls two boulders together in front of the dragon to block attacks. This additional layer of defense provides an answer to long-range towers. Rock Barrier’s utility means that it’s often correct to prioritize disabling or destroying any blue mage towers near the dragon.
Boulder Drop is a long-range medium area spell that damages and disables any towers that it hits. The key to getting the most out of this dragon is making sure that Boulder Drop disables the correct towers.
Avalanche Breath is Tzumat’s other offensive tool. This spell greatly increases the dragon’s breath damage for a short amount of time. While Avalanche Breath is active, destroying towers heals Tzumat for a moderate amount of health.
Portrait: Mol Morta