Archon AX by MuraStad

11 Votes

Archon AX

By: MuraStad
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2018
Quick Share

Archon AX

Split or Merge!


image: AX top, Aedus buttom left, Xerxes buttom right

The name AX comes from his primal entities Aedus/Xerxes. He is a multiclass hero that can switch between the rules of a bruiser and an assassin. AX can split into his primary entities causing all basic abilities to become Xerxes abilities while Aedus is still controllable and able to deal physical damage, hence being able to inflict more damage. He can also merge back into Archon AX to become more durable.

Aedus is a high templar and Xerxes is a dark templar, they held a deep love for each other. They fought together early in the Great War against the Zerg. Aedus and Xerxes merged into the powerful archon AX early in the war. However, Xerxes "died" when he became part of the archon, and his love for Aedus twisted into bitterness. The combined being fell deeper into self-loathing, existing only to hate and hoping to fall in honorable combat. as a result, Xerxes gained the ability to temporarily split from Aedus in the ferocity of battles.

This hero is a work in progress, your comments and suggestions are much appreciated

Combat Trait

1
Split
AX is able to split into Aedus and Xerxes when needed causing all basic abilities to become Xerxes's ability while Aedus is still controllable and able to deal physical damage.

The heroic ability will also change accordingly.

The current health of AX will be split in half between the two. and both of them are attackable.

Aedus and Xerxes will merge back by using certain abilities or by the death of either one of them.
2
Dynamic Damage
AX has a short ranged attack with an area of effect. 110 DPS

Xerxes has a melee attack. 70 DPS

Aedus has a long ranged attack. 60 DPS

Primary Abilities

1
Plasma Renewal
Restore 400 health over 10 seconds, taking damage will interrupt the healing effect.

Split: Xerxes Surge
Xerxes moves and deals 150 damage to enemies in a line. He will stop and start attacking at the last enemy in his path.
2
Psionic storm
Gain 20 armor for 2 seconds (can accumulate) and then deal 300 damage to enemies in close proximity to AX.


Split: Xerxes Storm
Deal 300 damage to enemies in close proximity to Xerxes .
3
Breakable Bound
cause Xerxes to split from Aedus and attack the selected enemy unit. Xerxes will continue to fight indefinitely until chosen otherwise or the death of either Aedus or Xerxes.




Split: Xerxes Shift
Xerxes will blink to an enemy and start attacking him. If cast on Xerxes it will cause Xerxes and Aedus to merge back into Archon in Xerxes location. If cast on Aedus it will cause Xerxes and Aedus to merge back into Archon in Aedus location.

Secondary Abilities

1
Xerxes Surge
Xerxes moves and deals 150 damage to enemies in a line. He will stop and start attacking at the last enemy in his path.

Merge: Plasma Renewal
Restore 400 health over 10 seconds, taking damage will interrupt the healing effect.
2
Xerxes Storm
Deal 300 damage to enemies in close proximity to Xerxes.

Merge: Psionic Storm

Gain 20 armor for 2 seconds (can accumulate) and then deal 300 damage to enemies in close proximity to AX.
3
Xerxes Shift
Xerxes will blink to an enemy and start attacking him. If cast on Xerxes it will cause Xerxes and Aedus to merge back into Archon in Xerxes location. If cast on Aedus it will cause Xerxes and Aedus to merge back into Archon in Aedus location.




Merge: Breakable Bound
cause Xerxes to split from Aedus and attack the selected enemy unit. Xerxes will continue to fight indefinitely until chosen otherwise or the death of either Aedus or Xerxes

Heroic Abilities

1
Power overwhelming
AX gain unstoppable and will auto-cast Psionic Storm every 2 seconds for the next 8 seconds. Damaging enemies surrounding him as a result and gaining accumulated armor up to 80.

Split: Khala Bound
the protoss will come to aid Aedus and Xerxes in there fighting. Creating a clone for both of them that will try to mimic their behaviour for 8 seconds. This will lead to 4 protoss fighting on the battlefield doupling the damage output of Aedus and Xerxes combined.
2
Khala Bound
the protoss will come to aid Aedus and Xerxes in there fighting. Creating a clone for both of them that will try to mimic their behavior for 10 seconds. This will lead to 4 protoss fighting on the battlefield doubling the damage output of Aedus and Xerxes combined.

Merge: Power Overwhelming
AX gain unstoppable and will auto-cast Psionic Storm every 2 seconds for the next 10 seconds.

Key Talents

Level 7
This level talents encourages strategic interactions between Aedus and Xerxes in team fights:
    1- Xerxes heals for 50% of his attacks against units that were recently attacked by Aedus (more durability leads to more sustain in team fights)

    2- Xerxes deals 50% more damage against units that were recently attacked by Aedus (Higher single target damage)

    2- Aedus and Xerxes attacks deal 20% more damage over the next 5 seconds that doesn't stack (most attack different targets to maximize damage)



_

Tips

- when on merge the Archon will be tankier as a result of the merged health of both Aedus and Xerxes. It has Self-sustain because of Plasma Renewal which is also important to have enough health for Aedus and Xerxes before choosing to split. He is also able to clear waves effectively because of the area of effect of his basic attack and Psionic Storm.

- when on Split the Archon will have higher damage output because of Xerxes abilities and continues auto attacks from both Aedus and Xerxes. Aedus still controllable as a normal unit with being only able of inflicting damage using auto attacks. Xerxes location and ability damage are controllable using the abilities buttons only.

- Notice that your ulti will change based on the form you are in. choose wisely because both are sharing the same cooldown of 100sec.

- Make sure to have enough health (using Plasma Renewal) before splitting.

- When using Xerxes Shift to merge into AX choose the location wisely; usually merge into Xerxes location when aiming to deal more damage in AX form, or merge into Aedus location when aiming to move to safety or restore health using Plasma Renewal.

- Remember, you can use split as a gap closer; If an enemy hero is out of range, you can use split to attack him with Xerxes on mele and Aedus from range. you can even choose to merge back in Xerxes location to give the enemy a burst of damage with Psionic Storm.

.

Strengths

+ Can fill different roles in the same match tanky-solo-liner & high damage dealer
+ Durable during Merge mode
+ High damage possibility during team fights during a team fight
+ In Split mode, both Aedus and Xerxes should be killed to kill AX
+ Cn added confusion to the enemy team in a team fight if on the Split mode
+ Different possibilities of combos that can provide damage and survivability
+ Both ulties are available in a match
+ A lot of fun to play
+ Does not require mana

Weaknesses

- High complexity
- Lakes escape
- Can't handle long team fights due to the possibility of the death of either Aedus and Xerxes
- Long cooldowns for basic abilities in merge mode and for ulties

Pictures

Archon AX (merged):




Aedus (split):



Xerxes (split):


_

Quick Comment

You need to log in before commenting.

[-] Collapse All Comments

Sort Comments By
2
[-]
NANoos | September 13, 2018 2:34am
The concept seems well thought and fun to play. However, it took me sometime to really understand it and the images that you use to explain are not very clear.
1
[-]
MuraStad | September 14, 2018 2:12pm
I changed the pics :)
1
[-]
MuraStad | September 13, 2018 4:42am
Thanks, I will see what I can do to improve the explanatory images
2
[-]
lucky-tiger (1) | September 9, 2018 6:54am
really liked the concept! i've always wanted a hero that is "divided" into 2 characters, who are both impotent (not like rexxar) and cant split soak like vikings, and this is a really good concept for that!
i would love to see more interaction between them when they split, for instance- make Xerxes abilities more effective vs targets that Aedus aa and verse versa, (with talents or basic...) so you ll be reworded for good management of split mode.
2
[-]
MuraStad | September 9, 2018 11:21am
Thanks am glad you liked the concept.
I totally agree that the more interaction between the two characters the better. I will add your Idea when I create the talents.
The main interaction is with the ability: Xerxes Sift which makes the positioning of each important when they merge back. That is because I was trying to keep the character as simple as possible (with all the complexity that split brings).
Loading Comments...
Load More Comments