Hey, this is Ciderhelm and welcome to the Vainglory Hero Spotlight. Today we will be looking at Giselle, a Nephalorax manipulator looking to recruit new followers.
A member of the parasitic Nephalorax species, Giselle’s people had long since isolated themselves from the other races occasionally feeding off the unfortunate that stumbled into their hive. However, Giselle was never content with the solitary colonial life with her brood sisters.
She wanted more. She wished to be worshipped by others.
All Nephalorax are self-centered and treacherous by nature, but Giselle’s narcissism approached messiah levels. When the Stormqueen arrived to conquer the Nephalorax, Giselle willingly betrayed her sisters to gain clemency from the queen. For years she worked in secret under the Stormqueen’s grip as an intelligence gatherer.
However if one was to observe Giselle at work they would conclude that she was actually a missionary spreading her gospel, or more accurately, a horrific leader of a brainwashing cult; rather than a creature responsible for extracting information from her victims through any means.
For the eldritch creature is secretly gathering a following of various beings brainwashed by her spawn.
With each member, Giselle’s ambition grows. For her, there is no satiating the appetite until everyone is bowing at her tendrils.
Giselle is a devious mage who infects enemy heroes and then bends them to her will. Utilizing her Neuroxitic spawn she can directly influence and dictate the terms of engagement by forcing the enemies into unfavorable positions at the right moments. In the hands of a skilled player, Giselle is easily capable of swaying the fight in her teams favor.
Heroic Perk: Neurofestation
Giselle’s basic attacks deal 73-139 (+ 50% crystal power) (+ 100% weapon power) crystal damage to enemies. After hitting enemies with 3 basic attacks her next basic attack becomes a 6-meter range skill shot that deals no damage and expels a Neuroxite onto the field.
Neuroxites linger on the field for 10 seconds and stealth in brush.
Neuroxites can be killed by 5 basic attacks from enemy heroes but cannot be targeted by turrets.
If Giselle manages to hit an enemy hero with a Neuroxite they will become INFECTED after 1.5 seconds and take 50% of Giselle’s crystal power as damage.
BASE STATS (LEVEL 1-12)
Atk Speed: 100%-125%
FIRST ABILITY: Proselytizing Parasite
Giselle grabs an idle Neuroxite with her tentacle and places it in STASIS. She can reactivate this ability within 1.8 seconds to hurl the Neuroxite in a chosen direction.
Upon landing, the Neuroxite deals crystal damage in a 3-meter radius.
If the Neuroxite lands on an enemy hero it will instead latch onto their head, INFECTING them but dealing no area damage.
This ability can only be used when an IDLE Neuroxite is on the field.
Overdrive: Whenever Giselle kills an enemy hero they will automatically spawn a Neuroxite
Energy Cost: 70/70/70/70/70
Damage: 80/140/200/260/320 CP Ratio: 140%
SECOND ABILITY: Manipulate the Pious
Giselle unleashes a tentacle in the target direction. If this attaches onto a Neuroxite INFECTED enemy hero, she can then target a 4-meter area around the INFECTED enemy hero to force to them move in that direction.
- INFECTED enemy heroes cannot be ordered more than once.
Giselle can reactivate this ability within 3 seconds to emit a 10-meter radius telepathic pulse around herself, which causes all affected Neuroxites to rupture violently dealing crystal damage in a 5.5-meter radius.
- The first explosion deals full damage, while subsequent explosions deal 50% damage.
Overdrive: Ruptured Neuroxites spawn additional Neuroxites on all enemy heroes damaged by the explosion.
Energy Cost: 60/70/80/90/100
Rupture Damage: 60/120/180/240/ 360 CP Ratio: 100%
ULTIMATE: Mass Hypnosis
Giselle unleashes her tentacles latching onto every Neuroxite-INFECTED enemy hero near her TETHERING them to her.
If enemies do not break out of the TETHER in 2.2 seconds, Giselle will CHARM every tethered Neuroxite infected hero dealing crystal damage each second.
Enemies who are CHARMED will slowly move towards Giselle, unable to perform any other actions.
Giselle can only activate her ULTIMATE when there is at least 1 Neuroxite-INFECTED hero within her field of vision.
The duration of the Charm is increased up to a cap of 2 seconds with 300 crystal power
Energy Cost: 70/80/90
Damage Per Second: 170/210/350 CP Ratio: 50%
Charm Duration: 1s/1.2s/1.4s