Welcome back to our closer look at each of Heroes of Ruin’s playable character’s skill trees, showing you how every additional experience point you invest in each skill improves that ability as well as the XP you’ll need to unlock a new level for each skill.
This week, we’re putting the mystical Alchitect under the microscope. An elven mage / gadgeteer hybrid from the island city of Requiem, the Alchitect weaves spells and magical items to bewilder and annihilate groups of enemies while exploiting and creating weaknesses in her foes. The Architect has taken up the quest to save Lord Ataraxis to prove her worth and become one of the most powerful and feared spell-casters in the world.
The Alchitect uses her knowledge of mechanics and alchemy to create more powerful versions of everyday items, wielding mechanically enhanced spears as a weapon alongside magically infused objects and explosives to tear through enemies. Adding to her mechanical side, the Alchitect has a mechanical arm that serves as a replacement to one she lost long ago.
How will you choose to level-up your enigmatic wizard and what effect does each skill point have? Read on to find out.
|WARLOCK SKILL TREE|
Unlocks: 1, 6, 12, 19
|Blaze Wave shoots a volley of shots in an arc, with a chance to light enemies on fire.
• Additional Ranks increase number of bolts
Unlocks: 3, 7, 13, 20
|Gravity Bomb lobs an explosive relic at your enemies. On impact, it creates a vortex that seizes and stuns foes.
• Additional Ranks increase damage and durations
Unlocks: 5, 9, 15, 22
|Repulsion Field blasts back and deals damage to nearby enemies. At max rank, it offers the same protection to nearby party members.
• Additional Ranks increase duration and repulsion strength
Unlocks: 8, 12, 18, 25
|Elemental Blast is a charged shot of arcane force that replenishes your health when it kills an enemy.
• Additional Ranks increase damage and heal amount
Unlocks: 12, 16, 22, 28
|Time Warp speeds up your movement and attacks as it slows your enemies. At max rank, it also enhances nearby party members.
• Additional Ranks increase duration and speed adjustments
|SORCERER SKILL TREE|
Unlocks: 2, 7, 13, 19
|Pain Siphon replenishes health when you score a critical hit. At max rank, it does the same for nearby party members.
• Additional Ranks increase critical strike chance and health gain
Unlocks: 3, 8, 14, 21
|Energize gives you a massive boost to your energy regen and speed. At max rank, it does the same for nearby party members.
• Additional Ranks increase duration and boosts
Unlocks: 6, 10, 16, 23
|Lightning Strike blasts enemies in front of you with electric power, dealing damage with a chance to stun enemies hit.
• Additional Ranks increase damage and chance to stun
Unlocks: 9, 13, 19, 26
|Terror Ward punishes enemies that strike you, giving you a chance to send them running in terror as they take damage.
• Additional ranks increase damage, duration, and chance to triggers
Unlocks: 14, 18, 24, 29
|Shadowmancer enhances your teleportation Evade, making it travel faster and causing a burst of power that knocks back enemies.
• Additional ranks increase damage and evasion speed
|EVOKER SKILL TREE|
Unlocks: 2, 6, 12, 19
|Death Mist places a zone of corrosive power on the battlefield, damaging enemies within its grasp.
• Additional ranks increase damage and duration
Unlocks: 4, 8, 14, 21
|Relic Hunter gives you a chance to activate a buff that enhances your damage or energy regen when you quick-sell or collect items.
• Additional ranks increase damage bonus
Unlocks: 7, 11, 17, 24
|War Mage increases the damage of all of your spells, and gives you a chance to drastically regain energy when you kill an enemy.
• Additional ranks increase damage bonus, boost duration and chance to activate
Unlocks: 10, 14, 20, 27
|Phalanx summons a whirlwind of spectral spears around you, damaging enemies. On release, the spears fly in all directions.
• Additional ranks increase damage and number of spears
Unlocks: 15, 20, 25, 30
|Solar Beam is a channeled blast of fiery power. Killing a foe with it creates a protective sphere of power around you.
• Additional ranks increase damage and damage resistance
Come back next week when we’ll be examining Veil’s most visceral adventurer, the fearsome Savage!