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"I have returned."
Grezhul is a strength-based tank hero of the Graveborn faction who is able to summon minions for the allied team. He gives himself or an ally a shield which can soak damage. Once the shield is destroyed, nearby enemies will receive damage. He is also known for his passive buff which reduces all incoming magic damage for all allies.

Grezhul's ultimate ability "Reanimate" raises an undead skeleton minion equal in level to Grezhul. It gradually loses health.

Background

Gareth was a Praetorian- the highest order of commander in the realm of the old king. He was brought to the royal estate at a young age, growing alongside the members of the royal house, seeing the king nearly every day and learning from him. His charmed life, however, wasn't owed purely to the altruism of the royalty. Because he'd shown such a stunning aptitude for command and uncanny martial prowess at such an early age, his family had been requested to give him up for a royal wardship - a high honor for his kin.

Gareth grew into a man, and didn't disappoint. He improved ceaselessly and was naturally picked to join the King's praetorian guard. The guard were the best the realm had to offer. The most able in every aspect of military regimen, there was seemingly no threat that could equal them. There were always attempts on the king's life in those days, and these always failed. Gareth himself was responsible for thwarting many of these attacks, once deliberately taking a would-be assassin's arrow through the palm of his own hand to keep it from the king's heart. Pulling the shaft through the bloody wound, he chased down the archer, using that same arrow as a dagger to dispose of the assailant.

The Praetorian was always on the lookout for threats from outside, but he'd never imagined that the real danger may come from within. The king's younger brother, Edwin, yearned for power greater than his brother's, and would stop at nothing less than the throne itself. Gathering a group of conspirators and malcontents over several careful seasons, he staged a coup. At a banquet honoring the king's closest generals and advisors, Edwin stood, offering a toast.

“A most gracious king, and a most gracious brother. May his reign last as long as he shall live.”

On his final word the traitors, strategically placed about the room, put their knives through the backs and hearts of the guards and high officials of the old regime. Gareth was able to dispatch his attacker, but in a matter of moments was overrun, even his astounding swordsmanship inadequate against the current of blades. He fell, bleeding from a dozen deep wounds. As his vision faded, he saw the king dragged before Edwin, who nonchalantly sliced open the monarch's throat.

In the darkness of death, a voice called to Gareth. An offer. A soul for a life. A chance at revenge. There was no question as to the course of action. The voice named a name, and Gareth understood that this was now to be how he was known. Where Gareth had fallen, Grezhul rose to his feet. His hair now mimicked a pale flame, and his flesh was already drained of color.

Two of the traitors were ran through before anyone had noticed the ghastly new presence in the hall. Their brief shrieks drew the attention of the others, who looked just in time to see the skin and muscle slough from the bodies impaled on Grezhul's blades. They stood in shock as two gleaming white skeletons bent, picked up weapons, and started toward the now cowering usurpers. The hall became an abattoir and every footstep trailed blood.

Grezhul was seen leaving the hall with the body of the king over his shoulder, walking in the direction of an ancient cemetery.

“Duty does not end at death.”

Skills

Unlock Level (Hero) Name Icon Description
1 Reanimate S251 Grezhul raises a gravestone behind his enemies causing 130% damage to multiple targets within a certain radius of the gravestone. Grezhul then raises an undead skeletal warrior that attacks an enemy. The undead skeletal warrior's level is equal to Grezhul's current level and gradually loses health over time
11 Demonic Assault S252 Grezhul strikes at an enemy target in front of him, dealing 70% damage to the target and simultaneously steals 15% of the target's Defense Rating to increase his own Defense Rating.
21 Demonic Assault S252 Grezhul strikes at an enemy target in front of him, dealing 80% damage to the target and simultaneously steals 15% of the target's Defense Rating to increase his own Defense Rating.
41 Shadow Shield S253 Grezhul forms a shield around a friendly target, mitigating up to 150% damage for a period of time. If the shield is broken it will cause 120% damage to nearby enemy targets.
61 Deathly Protection S254 Deathly Protection reduces all magic damage received by friendly targets by 15%.
81 Reanimate S251 Grezhul raises a gravestone behind his enemies causing 140% damage to multiple targets within a certain radius of the gravestone. Grezhul then raises an undead skeletal warrior that uses normal and special attacks to attack a certain target. The undead skeletal warrior's level is equal to Grezhul's current level and gradually loses health over time.
101 Demonic Assault S252 Grezhul strikes at an enemy target in front of him, dealing 90% damage to the target and simultaneously steals 15% of the target's defense and Attack Ratings to increase his own.
121 Shadow Shield S253 Grezhul forms a shield around a friendly target, mitigating up to 200% damage for a period of time. If the shield is broken it will cause 150% damage to nearby enemy targets and reduce 100 of their energy points.
141 Deathly Protection S254 Deathly Protection reduces all magic damage received by friendly targets by 15%. with damage received by heroes belonging to the same faction as Grezhul being reduced an additional 15%
161 Reanimate S251 Grezhul raises a gravestone behind his enemies causing 150% damage to multiple targets within a certain radius of the gravestone. Grezhul then raises two undead skeletal warriors that use normal and special attacks to attack a enemy targets. The undead skeletal warriors' level is equal to Grezhul's current level. Skeletal warriors will gradually lose health over time.
181 Demonic Assault S252 Grezhul strikes at an enemy target in front of him, dealing 100% damage to the target and simultaneously steals 15% of the target's defense and Attack Ratings to increase his own.
201 Shadow Shield S253 Grezhul forms a shield around a friendly target, mitigating up to 200% damage for a period of time. If the shield is broken it will cause 200% damage to nearby enemy targets and reduce 100 of their energy points.
221 Deathly Protection S254 Deathly Protection reduces all magic damage received by friendly targets by 15%. with damage received by heroes belonging to the same faction as Grezhul being reduced an additional 20%.

Signature Item

Item: The Slayer Blades

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Skill: Reanimation

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Summons 1 skeletal warrior every 9 seconds behind the enemy closest to the edge of the battlefield while Grezhul is alive.

  • [+10 Unlocks] Grezhul recovers 10% of his max health when the skeletal warrior dies.
  • [+20 Unlocks] 20% of max HP is restored after resurrection.
  • [+30 Unlocks] Skeletal warrior is summoned once every 7.5 seconds.

Voice Lines

  • "I have returned."
  • "Death stops for no one."
  • "Your worst nightmare has arrived!"
  • "Meet my blades."
  • "Hahaha!"
  • "Can nobody challenge me?"
  • "Your time is over."
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