Get ready to hop into a legend with Perseus! Perseus is a legendary hero from mythical times here to save the universe. He is a very mobile, aggressive, frontline Specialist with a kit to get work done wherever he goes. Perseus will be added to the game as part of Official Launch on Wednesday the 17th.
Passive - Immortal Hero
When Perseus' Health gets low enough, he momentarily becomes invisible and reduces damage taken to 1 from all sources. During this time, Perseus cannot use any skills or regular attacks.
Swings the weapon to do damage. Can be used up to 2 times. Consumes valor to cast the skill.
Pulls the enemies in front, damaging and controlling them. Then Perseus pierces the controlled target with his sword, turning and striking it down to do damage and launch them. Other enemies within the range of the strike also take damage.
Heroic Leap / Heroic Strike (W)
Uses the power of Hermes in the magic sandals to leap into the air. You can freely turn while leaping, and using a regular attack before landing connects to Heroic Strike. Heroic Leap can be used while jumping. Ignores all restricting effects and lets you move faster and farther when used while jumping, but cannot be connected to Heroic Strike. It also increases the cooldown and causes landing paralysis upon landing.
Dauntless Resolve (E)
Hardens resolve to decrease the duration of some effects applied to Perseus and steal the attacker's Attack and Defense.
Gorgon's Gaze (R)
Releases the power of the Gorgon in the shield, inflicting Petrified on all enemies facing Perseus and increasing their Defense. If the enemies weren't facing Perseus they are afflicted with Stunned instead of Petrified.
Using Perseus’ Skills Effectively:
Perseus is an amazing engager and in-your-face brawler. He has a great mix of agility and brutality mixed in his kit that will keep the opponents on their toes. You can close the gap between you and your opponent with your Controlled ability. It will lunge Perseus forward and grab them and smash them into the ground opening them up for attack. If they are a bit further away, you can use Heroic Leap / Heroic Strike together to launch the enemy after leaping through the sky towards them. This skill can also be used after a jump to quickly fly in one direction. Although this will trigger a longer cooldown it allows you to quickly cover a lot of ground to either get away from or close distance on your foes. His Dauntless Resolve will ensure that he can get in and out of situations easier than most. If you are feeling extremely aggressive you can close the gap with Heroic Leap / Heroic Strike and immediately combo that into Controlled for another second of CC and as they are falling back down after Controlled you can combo in his ultimate Gorgon’s Gaze which will hit before the enemy lands. This is a very aggressive, high damage combo that will surely leave your enemy afraid. Good luck out there Hypers.
Breath of Fire, Immortal Kynee, Swift Talaria, Dragon’s Bane, Shrieking Blade, Sanguine Scythe
Perseus IS a front line attacker but he is also EXTREMELY fast and agile. You will want to use equipment that leverages this. You are going to want to focus on attack damage and speed whenever possible. The idea is to get in quickly, hit the enemy as hard and as fast as possible and then run away. Stragglers that got away from you earlier? Not when Perseus has entered the battlefield. His swift movement speed and leaps will make short work of any and all attackers. Team losing in a fight? Need to run away? His Heroic Leap coupled with Swift Talaria will ensure that no one catches you unaware.
Not sure what to build? As always, you can hop into our Discord to discuss itemization with other players.
You can blast into the battlefield with Perseus for a mere 15,000 GP or use a Hyper Coupon, which you can earn by leveling up and playing games.
Remember: Legends are made, not born!
~Hyper Universe Team