Do you have the wisdom to take up the mantle of the Alchitect?

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.

Arcane Bolts

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

Gravity Bomb

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

Repulsion Field

Unlocks: 5, 9, 15, 22
Requires: Arcane Bolts

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

Elemental Blast

Unlocks: 8, 12, 18, 25
Requires: Gravity Bomb

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

Time Warp

Unlocks: 12, 16, 22, 28
Requires: Repulsion Field, Elemental Blast

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


Pain Siphon

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

Lightning Strike

Unlocks: 6, 10, 16, 23
Requires: Pain Siphon

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

Terror Ward

Unlocks: 9, 13, 19, 26
Requires: Energize

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
Requires: Lightning Strike, Terror Ward

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


Death Mist

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

Relic Hunter

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

War Mage

Unlocks: 7, 11, 17, 24
Requires: Death Mist

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
Requires: Relic Hunter

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

Solar Beam

Unlocks: 15, 20, 25, 30
Requires: War Mage, Phalanx

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!


gravity bomb,arcane bolts,death mist with a full charged attack is a deadly combo can one shot sometimes XD

Really sad how SquareEnix has abandoned this game :( HoR os the Diablo of 3DS for me... too bad they discontinued supportibg this game... T_T

Sigh... Looks like I've come way too late to this party. Missed all the fun. No more challenges? Lame. Wish I knew that before I bought the game.

Timewarp, shadowmancer, and.gravity bomb...

This game really does have potential, and I feel it deserves a sequel.

Pain Siphon+Gravity Bomb+Solar Beam/Elemental Blast is a very highly effective combo if i do say so myself

war mage and arcane bolts is awesome.

i am new in the game, and looking for friends to play with. add me plz, friend code in my profile :)

My first character! Maybe one day I'll come back to you!

I bet no one will read this... lol I

Terror ward is my favorite spell so far, love seeing the enemies run scared.

Time Warp, Shadowmancer and TM22, A.K.A. Solar Beam. (Pokemon refrences FTW!)

will def. be my second toon

To frustrate us further than Stella & gang fixing CURRENTLY IGNORED WEBSITE, we all wanna gonna see our updated tallies already!!!

Hahaha, non-registered, why are they there?

SnoozerCruiser, that's a worthy goal - but you'll always be outranked by those non-registered users ;)

Ha! I'm STUCK in 6th position on leader board! Been completing Daily & Weekly Challenges for the past few weeks to gain Conqueror ranking, I've slaughtered/traded/garnered XP etc. to get myself outta 6th ranking, NOT just yourself, Stripless, lol!

Heh, mine is also always in 6th.

Damn site isn't updating challenge data.

Anyway.... Arcane Bolts, Lit Strike, Solar Beam, and all the passives I can add to it, most to all three levels.

I'd like to take this opportunity to ask: when will the "champions" section of the website be fixed?

My position is always stuck at 6th place in every category :(

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