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Dive into Oblivion with Kathool, the Slumbering One

War Dragons - The Slumbering One

 

Keep your wits about you this Withermoon Season when the Festive Dragon arrives! Kathool’s oppressive might will turn your opponent’s days into waking nightmares as his whispers creep into War Dragons as this Season’s Festive Branch. 


This week, the Dragons Community Team will be flying Kathool live on our weekly livestreams. Catch the show on Twitch this Thursday (10/31) at 2pm PT!

 

Withermoon Season - Kathool Logo

Slumbering One

War Dragons - Kathool

Eternally sleeping in the Void, it warps the dreams of dragons and humans alike.

 
When we sleep, we dive deep into an ink-black ocean of unconsciousness. Glimmering in those unknown and lonely depths are sometimes shards of dreams we take with us when we surface back into the waking world. Some consider those glimmers as just memories and little bits of our wandering, relaxed minds, while others consider dreams to be prophecies and portents. Sometimes though, the sleeping inhabitants of Atlas brush up against something that is very much not their dream as they dive into tranquil oblivion. If they are lucky, they twitch away and perhaps even wake up, feeling as though they were briefly falling into a void. If they are unlucky, the whispering thing they found comes back with them.

 

Legendary Ice Sorcerer

 

Spells

 

  • Elder Sign - Active | Red | 2 Rage

    • Shields Kathool for 50% of its modified HP. Reactivate to consume the shield and damage all nearby towers for 8% of Kathool’s modified HP and cause affected towers to take 25% increased damage.

  • Eternal Might! - Passive

    • Kathool’s base HP is passively increased by 100% and Kathool’s attack power is increased by 50%.

  • Awaken! - Active | White | 0 Rage

    • Deals 8% of Kathool’s modified HP as damage to nearby buildings. Kathool fully restores health and rage and becomes invincible for 3 seconds. Can only be used once.

  • Touch of the Deep - Active | White | 1 Rage

    • Deals 13% of Kathool's modified HP as damage to all towers in target area and freezes them for 4 seconds.

 

Runes and Glyphs:

  • Epic Rune of Eternity: Increases Elder Sign Explosion Damage and Increases Sorcerer Attack!

  • Legendary Rune of Eternity: Increases Elder Sign Explosion Damage and Increases Sorcerer Attack

  • Mythic Glyph of Eternity: Increases Elder Sign Explosion Damage and Increases Sorcerer Attack

 

Kathool Spotlight Video

 

Design Intent and Strategy:

Kathool is a powerful sorcerer dragon who uses its massive health pool to both tank damage and destroy islands. Kathool’s passive ability is Eternal Might, which doubles Kathool’s max HP and gives the dragon increased breath damage at all times. This increased health reserve supercharges all of Kathool’s spells that scale based off of the dragon’s HP. Kathool’s main damaging ability is Touch of the Deep. When cast, Kathool damages and freezes all towers in a small target area. Touch of the Deep’s freeze lasts for a moderate duration, so the spell can be used to reliably disable key targets in addition to dealing damage. Kathool’s primary defensive spell is Elder Sign. When cast, Kathool gains a shield that blocks a finite amount of damage. If Kathool recasts Elder Sign before the shield is broken, the shield will explode, damaging nearby towers and causing them to take increased damage. Elder Sign’s explosive power is not affected by how damaged the shield is. Kathool fliers should try to keep the shield active for as long as possible, and only detonate it right before it breaks. Kathool’s final spell is Awaken! When cast, Kathool is fully healed and restores all of its rage. The dragon also damages nearby towers and briefly becomes invincible. Awaken is an incredibly powerful ability that can turn the tide of any battle, but Kathool fliers must time their moment carefully, as the spell can only be cast once. All of Awaken’s effects lend it to be incredibly versatile. Awaken’s invincibility can block mage tower supershots, the damage can finish off weakened islands, and the full Health and Rage restore can replenish the dragon’s resources for the final push through a base. Despite the dragon’s immense power, players must carefully manage Kathool’s resources. Outside of Awaken, the dragon has no means to heal or recover rage. If Kathool is forced to use Awaken early in the battle, it won’t likely make it to the end.

 
 

Will Kathool creep into your roster and haunt your enemies dreams? Fly on over to the official War Dragons Forums to discuss the newest Withermoon branch with the community!

 

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