Champion Spotlight - Ægon

edited November 21 in General Discussion
Ægon enters The Contest November 22nd at 10AM PDT!

About Ægon:

Born to a pacifist race forced into slavery by the Master of the first Contest of Champions, Ægon always defied the strict code of nonviolence amongst his kin. He secretly trained as a gladiator, inspired by love and duty to win the Contest and free his people. Against all odds, he fought his way to the final battle against the Master. Ægon was victorious, but the battle cost him his arm, and the life of his beloved. His tragedy was complete when his own people cast him out as a pariah and left him behind in The Battlerealm. As Champion of The Contest, Ægon’s prize was the Iso-Belt, a powerful artifact that grants him the ability to manifest a phantom limb, and other willpower constructs, to replace his missing arm. However, the full extent of the belt's powers are still unknown.

Base Stats & Abilities
*All stats based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99
Health: 15052
Attack: 1351
Max PI:
Without Signature: 3829
With Signature (99): 4705

*All stats based on 5-Star, Rank 5, Level 65, Signature Level 200
Health: 30179
Attack: 2707
Max PI:
Without Signature: 7710
With Signature (200): 10460

Character Class: Skill

Basic Abilities: Tenacity, Combo Shield, Fury, Bleed, Stun

Passive
• Base Critical Rating is 0. Critical Rating is increased by +30.46 for each hit of the Combo Meter.
• Any Critical Rating Ægon would receive from a source other than his Combo Meter is converted directly into Critical Damage Rating.

*** Developer Note: By default, Ægon is unable to get Critical Hits. But as his combo meter rises, so will his critical rating. Get enough hits, and almost every single one of his hits will be critical.

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*** Developer Note: Ægon unlocks many different abilities as his combo meter rises, increasing his strength in different ways. Most of these abilities increase the strength of his Critical Hits, or grant him additional abilities when he lands a Critical Hit. However, there are also a few important abilities to make note of. The abilities he unlocks at 20 and 150 hits improve his ability to attack opponents with Evade, which would otherwise be an excellent counter to Ægon. At 10 and 300 hits he is able to significantly increase his damage. And at 50 hits, he becomes Unstoppable while charging his Heavy Attack, which allows him to more easily land Heavy Attacks.

While Heavy Attack Charging
• Ægon activates Combo Shield, and cannot lose more than 5% of his maximum Health from a single source, other than Special Attacks, for 6 seconds.
• Once this ability expires, it goes into cooldown and cannot be reactivated for 15 second(s).
• Landing a Heavy Attack reduces the cooldown of this ability by 3 second(s).

*** Developer Note: This attack has two main uses. First, if you ever find yourself in a difficult spot and about to lose your Combo Meter, you can quickly charge a heavy attack to keep your Combo. Its other use is to give Ægon a Combo Shield he can activate at will, in turn allowing him to take a hit and gain Fury without losing him Combo Meter.

When Attacked
• 100% chance for Fury, increasing your Attack by 675.5 for 6 seconds.
• Gain 1 additional Fury Buff for every 50 hits on the Combo Meter, then refresh those Buffs. Ægon can have up to 6 Fury Buffs total.

*** Developer Note: If Ægon does actually get hit, this ability lets him dish out some payback, even more so if his Combo Meter was high. However, if he has a Combo Shield active when he gets hit, he both gains the Fury effects, and keeps his Combo Meter, which is key to unlocking his full damage potential.

Special 1: ISO Discharge - Ægon releases the energy in his phantom limb as a blast of cosmic energy.

*** Developer Note: This Special Attack has no additional effects, but the blast of energy is able to hit the Opponent multiple times, which is useful for building up Ægon’s Combo Meter.

Special 2:.Spear of the Forsaken - Ægon knocks back his Opponent, invokes his phantom limb holding a spear, then attacks with a series of slashes and strikes.


• 100% chance to inflict Bleed over 6 seconds, dealing 135.1 direct damage for each hit of the Combo Meter, up to 60 hits.

*** Developer Note: This attack is an excellent source of damage, especially once Ægon has reached 60 hits, and has one or more Fury effects from being struck.

Special 3: Beyond Limits - Ægon charges up his Iso-belt beyond his own limits, and releases the energy in a violent blast, tearing up the ground and sending his Opponent flying

• 100% chance to Stun the Opponent for 1 second(s). The duration of the Stun increases by 0.10 second(s) for each hit of the Combo Meter, up to 7 second(s) total.

*** Developer Note: The stun from this ability reaches its maximum duration once Ægon’s Combo Meter reaches 60. At that point, a 7 second stun is long enough to get a lot of hits in on the opponent.

Signature Ability:
At the end of the fight, Ægon adds 65% of his final Combo Meter into his Persistent Combo, up to 999 hits total. Ægon's abilities that count the Combo Meter add his Persistent Combo on top of it.

*** Developer Note: This is key to getting Ægon’s Combo Meter up high enough to unlock his final Combo Meter Abilities. In modes like Realm of Legends, it’s possible to store over 100 hits into Persistent Combo every fight.

NOTE: At this time, Ægon’s Persistent Combo can get so high that the digits aren’t displayed properly on the quest map, so be sure to check the full value on the Champion Select screen before heading into a fight.


Synergy Bonuses
David and Goliath - The Champion - Unique Synergy
• Ægon: Ægon gets +20% Attack Rating while fighting larger Champions.
• The Champion: The Champion gets +20% Attack Rating while fighting smaller Champions.

Combo Breakers - Proxima Midnight, Star Lord - Unique Synergy
• Ægon, Proxima Midnight, Star-Lord: Activates Combo Shield for 5 seconds when this Champion would lose their Combo Meter. This ability activates only 1 time per fight.

Warriors of the Stars - Angela, Proxima Midnight, Captain Marvel - Unique Synergy
• Ægon, Angela, Proxima Midnight, Captain Marvel: +25% Potency to Fury effects.

Friends - Sentry - Unique Synergy
• Ægon: Well-Timed Blocks guarantee Ægon's next hit will be a Critical Hit.
• Sentry: +200 Critical Rate and Critical Damage Rate for each Reality Warp.

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  • edited November 21
    Recommended Masteries
    Cruelty
    • When his Combo Meter gets high enough, most of Ægon’s attacks will be Critical Hits, so anything that increases Critical Damage Rate is worthwhile

    Precision
    • Ægon’s passive ability turns the Critical Rate gained from Precision directly into Critical Damage Rate. So while he won’t gain an increased chance to land Critical Hits from this Mastery, it will still increase his damage.

    Deep Wounds
    • The Bleed that Ægon inflicts from his Special 2 can be incredibly damaging in the right spots. This mastery improves the effectiveness of that Bleed even more.

    Strengths
    Evade - Spider-Man, Nightcrawler, and others
    • Ægon gains an ability at 20 Combo Meter hits that grants him Unstoppable and Combo Shield when an Opponent triggers an evade effect. These allow him to just keep on pummeling his enemy, even when they evade, at a very early point in the fight. Later on, at 150 hits, he gains True Accuracy when he lands a critical hit, further cementing his advantage against Evade.

    Void
    • Many of Ægon’s attacks have multiple hits, so that he can easily build his Combo Meter. This has an additional benefit against Void, as Void’s opponent’s can purify one of his debuffs for every 10 hits on their Combo Meter. Additionally, Ægon has the ability to shrug off debuffs when he lands Critical Hits (starting at 5 hits on his Combo Meter), giving him an another way to remove the debuffs.

    Weaknesses
    Unblockable
    • The majority of Ægon’s abilities require him to build his Combo Meter, and he loses them when the meter is reset. This makes Unblockable attacks even more dangerous to him, since the only way to avoid them (and maintain Combo Meter) is by dashing backwards at the right time.

    Glancing - Ant-Man, Captain America (Infinity War)
    • Once his Combo Meter is high enough, Ægon’s Critical Hits grant him a wide variety of new strengths and abilities. However, the Glancing ability, present on champions like Ant-Man, completely disables Critical Hits, which weakens Ægon significantly.
  • WerewrymWerewrym Posts: 1,519
    He sounds like he'd be very OP in content like LOL, Back Issues, and other areas that have enemies with large health pools. I can't imagine he is going to be super useful in AW attack unless you have a long path or perhaps one with buffet in which you could use the healing to build your combo meter indefinitely.
  • Strikerrx8Strikerrx8 Posts: 378
    Nice i want him as a 5 star
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 12,669
    Amazing. I gotta "hand" it to you. ;)
    Okay, cheesy. Really though, amazing Champ.
  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,122
    Ok so here’s the thing

    He’s constantly dealing critical hits and his critical damage is constantly increasing as well.

    I’m not 100% confident in the scaling but it’s scary how well you make better versions of those you’ve nerfed previously. Symbiote Supreme anyone?
  • Epsilon3 wrote: »
    Ok so here’s the thing

    He’s constantly dealing critical hits and his critical damage is constantly increasing as well.

    I’m not 100% confident in the scaling but it’s scary how well you make better versions of those you’ve nerfed previously. Symbiote Supreme anyone?

    Oh, I am betting he will be quickly nerfed, and they will say it was a bug as usual.
  • So this means you can get hit once in a fight without losing your combo meter with starlord right ?
  • GamerGamer Posts: 2,534
    So this means you can get hit once in a fight without losing your combo meter with starlord right ?

    Sont Think that Way arund.
  • Hulk_77Hulk_77 Posts: 587
    So, he gains fury only when he's hit, not on blocked attacks?
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 12,669
    Epsilon3 wrote: »
    Ok so here’s the thing

    He’s constantly dealing critical hits and his critical damage is constantly increasing as well.

    I’m not 100% confident in the scaling but it’s scary how well you make better versions of those you’ve nerfed previously. Symbiote Supreme anyone?

    Aegon isn't Starlord. Isn't even a distant cousin. Lol. Other than depending on a Combo Meter, they're not similar. For the record, Starlord was barely touched. 400 cap.
  • Just curious if the synergy with Sentry is different in between the 4* and 5* version? I know nothing is set until he is announced but I did see the early abilities show the synergy as +500 Crit Rate/Damage instead of the +200 that is listed above. Just looking for confirmation.
  • Mitchell35Mitchell35 Posts: 1,113
    Two synergies with proxima? Maybe an ægon/proxima/Corvus team?
    Or ægon/proxima/sentry depending on the path and champs....
  • Kayne34Kayne34 Posts: 45
    Which synergies are available for 3, 4 and 5 star Ægon?
  • Epsilon3 wrote: »
    @GroundedWisdom

    YOU ARGUMENTATIVE LITTLE…

    He is LITERALLY STAR LORD

    both constantly increase their damage based off their combo meter

    HOW CAN YOU BE SO DEPENDENT ON DISAGREEING WITH EVERYONE SO MUCH THAT THIS SIMPLE FACT ELUDES YOU?!?!?!?!

    The ONLY difference is that it’s Crit Damage vs all damage and that’s NEGLIGIBLE when his combo constantly increases his critical rate

    The only real difference is that towards the beginning Ægon will have a little longer of a start up that’ll be mitigated more and more rapidly at the fight progresses

    I really hope you can understand this VERY BLATANT similarities otherwise I’m going to start worrying about you

    He is like starlord and midnight in that his power is increased based off his combo but he has much more versatility than starlord ever had, also he can carry his combo from fight to fight. Do you and groundedwisdom need to bicker on every thread, it's getting old knock it off you two.
  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,122
    I did say he was a “better” Star lord at first.

    Proxy relies heavily on a different mechanic to activate it so normally o don’t count her as such
  • Vampi007Vampi007 Posts: 20
    Bring thanos iw to match aegon
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 1,362
    edited November 21
    Not that I'm going to acquire him; but his gameplay should be interesting. In a sense he develops his own negative feedback loop, since the more hits in his combo better, the more damage he deals; so he gets to hit fewer times in the fight and feeds his combo meter less.
    Should be a really interesting option for end-game areas like LOL and variant difficulty.

    A question - If he gets KO'd does that zero his persistent combo meter; or does he still have those hits in his pocket if you revive him?

    And if the answer to that is that "Yes, he keeps his persistent combo when he's KO'd"; then what if he gets KO'd with a combo shield up or due to DoT? Does his Sig continue to build up his persistent combo even if he loses?
  • bloodyCainbloodyCain Posts: 262
    Both Ægon and The Champion have the same synergy with each other. It clearly means both synergy will be activated when both are in a team rigt? It means both will get an additional +40% attack when fighting bigger and smaller opponents respectively?
    If not, then I can see an error in these 2 champions development. Yes, it's a unique synergy so another copy of the same synergy from the same champion will not work, however, in this case it's the same synergy but from 2 different champions, hence, it will be activated from both champions.
  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,122
    @Voltolos

    READ AGAIN!

    10 hits: Critical Damage Rating is increased by +120.7 for each hit of the Combo Meter

    Considering he gets a ridiculous critical rating as the fight progresses to where e can guarantee crits…

    YEAH!!!! If his critical damage increases and he’s constantly dealing critical damage

    “Pot: hey Kettle, YOU’RE BLACK!”

    The only difference is that at first it scales awkwardly and he doesn’t have earth shattering critical hits like SL due to the variables being swapped

    Rocket only increases critical chance eventually turning all hits to unboosted crits

    Ægon does the same with the added effect of constantly boosting his critical damage. Each critical dealing more and more damage as his Crit Damage value rises

    Star Lord boosts all attack damage
    (Well when Ægon gets going every hit IS a Crit so it still falls under increasing “all” attacks if all attacks eventually end up as crits)
  • Does the Sentry synergy scale depending on the tier of the champion? Will a 5* aegon give Sentry +500 crit rate and crit damage rate for each reality warp? If not them I'm confused why stark spiderman has his crit rate ability which is easier to get.
  • Nerf to Sentry Synergy? I mean, it’ll still be good...but come on, people were excited...obviously stuff is subject to change, it’s just unfortunate that it had to go
  • A question - If he gets KO'd does that zero his persistent combo meter; or does he still have those hits in his pocket if you revive him?

    And if the answer to that is that "Yes, he keeps his persistent combo when he's KO'd"; then what if he gets KO'd with a combo shield up or due to DoT? Does his Sig continue to build up his persistent combo even if he loses?

    His Persistent Combo can never go down. If he gets KO'd, the Persistent Combo he has when he died will be the amount he has when he's revived, except if he has Combo Shield. If he dies with a Combo Shield (and some number of hits on the Combo Meter), those hits will be converted into Persistent Combo as normal.
    bloodyCain wrote: »
    Both Ægon and The Champion have the same synergy with each other. It clearly means both synergy will be activated when both are in a team rigt? It means both will get an additional +40% attack when fighting bigger and smaller opponents respectively?

    There's actually only one synergy, it's just that both characters display it. If you bring them both, each will get 20% attack. Even if there were two synergies, they're Unique, so they still wouldn't stack.
  • Dazbohshet wrote: »
    Does the Sentry synergy scale depending on the tier of the champion? Will a 5* aegon give Sentry +500 crit rate and crit damage rate for each reality warp? If not them I'm confused why stark spiderman has his crit rate ability which is easier to get.

    This information for +500 was gained from sources prior to his release. It has since been changed.
  • If I may ask since its really relevant with Ægon, how does his crit damage rating interact with his attack rating? By how much does it increase his actual damage on a crit?

    Thank you
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