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Gigalogas by delta17

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Gigalogas

By: delta17
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2021
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Gigalogas

The Ectobeast

Entrant for Dotafire's Spooky Hero Creation Contest.

Gigalogas is a hero with two health bars in one unit! One is owned by a mortal mage, and should the mage fall, nothing else shall contain the phantom liger's Recrudescence.
Dusk Chill is a simple spell that surrounds him in midnight temperature, greatly slowing enemies around him. His mere gait rifts the borders of this realm and the realm of the dead, spewing disarming Ectoblasts every couple of seconds. Soul Fraction, for the mage, draws 2 fractions of his enemies' soul, which he can then redirect to either allies or enemies, healing or burning over time. Soul Fraction works a little differently for the Phantom Liger. 1 soul fraction is drained from each enemy and he cannot heal allies, but he has more control to those souls and grants him powerful lifesteal for each soul fractions he kept.

LORE:

Gigalogas is a legendary Phantom Liger. Upon almost defeating a fabled wizard of death, the wizard's magic forcibly controlled his strength in a dark twist, as was the plan all along: to contain and own the power of the beast for himself. But he underestimated Gigalogas' power. While successful at first in binding the cteature, his mind, his soul is being eaten away.
Instead, it is the beast that dominated the hapless wizard. It is now Gigalogas that owns the wisdom, knowledge, and experience of the man. But trapped in such a puny flesh. Centuries past by and the mage had turned completely nameless.

COMPLEXITY

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Carry

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Support

◆◇◇

Durable

◆◆◇

Nuker

◆◆◇

Initiator

◆◇◇

Disabler

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Str

18 + 1.6

Agi

14 + 3.2

Int

24 + 3.2


295

1

RANGED

600



Health
H regen
Mana
M regen
Armor
Atk spd
Damage
Dmg Sprd
BASE
: 200
: 2.0
: 75
: 0
: 1
: 100
: 24
: ±5
LVL 1
: 560
: 3.8
: 363
: 1.2
: 3.33
: 100
: 24
: ±5
Movement
Turn rate
Vision range
Attack range
Projectile Spd.
Attack Ani.
B.A.T.
Magic resist
Collision
Legs
: 295
: 0.8
: 1800/800
: 600 | 150
: 1000 | instant
: 0.3 + 0.58
: 1.6
: 25%
: 24
: 2 | 4

Primary Abilities

Q
Dusk Chill
Using trace energies of the nether, Gigalogas slows all enemies in an aura surrounding him.
ABILITY
PIERCES IMMUNITY?
CAST POINT
: NO TARGET
: NO
: 0.1 + 0
Duration
Slow Radius
Movespeed Slow
MANA
COOLDOWN
: 4.5
: 475
: 14% / 26% / 38% / 50%
: 50
: 12 (10)
Dead Nether energies recycled for a simple conjuration.


notes :
W
Ectoblasts
A dreadful implosion befalls onto the very small AoE it's targeted. Has a delay that are telegraphed to enemies. Disarms and deals small magic damage. Can be set to auto-cast.
ABILITY

DAMAGE TYPE
PIERCES IMMUNITY?
CAST POINT
CAST RANGE
: TARGET AREA
/ AUTO-CAST
: Pure
: NO
: 0 + 0
: 475
Implosion Delay
Area Radius
Number of Targets
Damage
Disarm
MANA
COOLDOWN
: 1.25
: 180 (300)
: 1 (3)
: 55 / 70 / 85 / 100
: 0.3 / 0.7 / 1.1 / 1.5
: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
: 2.5 (2.0)
Paranormal energies are attracted to the Ectobeast, spewing like geysers wherever he may be.

notes :
E
Soul Fraction
Each enemy heroes near Gigalogas takes damage, then 2 fractions of their soul are siphoned above them. These soul fraction become ammunition to heal or damage units.
In Mortal Mage form: Soul fractions stay where they spawn.
In Phantom Liger form: Soul fraction follows Gigalogas, orbiting around him.
ABILITY
DAMAGE TYPE
PIERCES IMMUNITY?
CAST POINT
CAST RADIUS
: NO TARGET
: Pure
: NO
: 0.6 + 0.3
: 600
Damage
Soul fractions duration
MANA
COOLDOWN
: 50 / 100 / 150 / 200
: 12 (20)
: 120 / 140 / 160 / 180
: 23 / 20 / 17 / 14
A familiar cantrap to both the mage and the beast, dining in souls for their merit.

notes :
D
Throw Soul Fraction
Redirects a soul fraction to burn the souls of enemies or heal allies. Healing or damaging them based on missing health. Both Gigalogas and a soul fraction must be within 1200 range of target unit.
In Mortal Mage form, can target any unit, heals/damages over time based on target's missing HP.
In Phantom Liger form, can only target self and enemies.
ABILITY
DAMAGE TYPE
PIERCES IMMUNITY?
CAST POINT
CAST RANGE
: TARGET UNIT
: Magical
: NO
: 0 + 0
: 1200
Missing Health as HPS
Missing Health as DPS
Heal/Burn Duration
MANA
COOLDOWN
: 15% (25%)
: 15% (25%)
: 4 (8)
: 0
: 0
Souls of the damned submit to his whispers.

notes :

Ultimate Abilities

R
Recrudescence
This ability only becomes active when dead. With the death of Gigalogas' mortal cage can he set his true form free - resurrecting as a Phantom Liger! The form grants improved stats and modified abilities, however, the Phantom Liger will always lose 7.5% of it's MaxHP as pure damage per second. Gigalogas' death timer pauses for the entirety that the his Phantom Liger form lives. Does not go on cooldown upon cast; only after its duration ends.
ABILITY
CAST POINT
CAST RANGE
: TARGET POINT
: 4 + 0
: 1600 (from death location)
Duration
Primary Attribute
Attack Type
Bonus Agility
Lifesteal
Spell Lifesteal
MaxHP Loss per sec
Spell Immune Time
COOLDOWN
: indefinite
:agility
: melee
: 10 / 20 / 30
: 25% / 50% / 75%
: 25% / 50% / 75%
: 7.5%
: 6
: 120 (80)
Shall this body at last, succumbs and shatters, the wistful creature shall be free from its mortal shell.

notes :

Other Abilities

AGH'S SCEPTER UPGRADE
Upgrades Dusk Chill. Ectoblasts target +2 other random enemy units in valid proximity and has less cooldown during Dusk Chill acive.
AGH'S SHARD UPGRADE
Upgrades Recrudescence. Grants Spell Immunity on the first 6 seconds of Recrudescence. Reduces cooldown.

Hero Talents

+4s Soul Fraction Heal/Burn Duration
25
+120 Ectoblasts Radius

+10% Soul Fraction heal/damage
20
+20% Recrudescence movement speed

-2s Dusk Chill cooldown
15
+60 Attack Damage to Heroes

+8s Soul Fraction orb duration
10
+175 Health

Talent Notes

  • LvL 25 : +60 Attack Damage to Heroes ▼
    • This means the bonus attack damage does not work against creeps.
    • Works on creep-heroes.

Advance Comments / Discussion


Dusk Chill
This spell is so simple that it needs no discussion. It's just a really good spell to keep enemies from moving too much as he does his other abilities: Ectoblasts and Soul Fraction. All of which works in an AoE of about 400 radius.

Ectoblasts
Imagine mini-sunstikes every few seconds near Gigalogas. Enemies can see exactly where they will pop during the delay.

This is the ability that will make Gigalogas be picked in a competitive meta. It is also no coincidence that this is his most frustrating spell to play against. If all implosions continuously hit an enemy, its disarm will have a 60% (86%) uptime! There's currently no heroes in the game that can disarm this much, making him a valid counter-pick against right-clicking heroes!
Due to the nature of this ability. Actually hitting anything will be quite a challenge. Prior set-up will be required (hint: Dusk Chill), however, with such a low cooldown its definitely going to hit some times as enemies will get too busy to move too much.

Soul Fraction
bonus visual

If you never mind the mana cost, this ability has the most utility. It can detect invisible heroes and scout enemies in the fog of war; it deal both magic and pure damage, as well as healing allies. Its effects grow the more heroes are in vicinity. But it does put the squishy mage dangerously into the fray.

Recrudescence
Finally, we have Recrudescence, a unique form of resurrection as the only ability that can be cast while dead. The hero resurrects as a Phantom Liger! Despite the small differences between the mortal mage form and the Phatom Liger form, that's a MASSIVE change in playstyle. The mortal form must usually play semi-passively to protect it's small HP pool.
Phantom Liger form is a powerful, but more unstable version of the hero, the biggest outlier is that he's constantly losing massive amounts of HP per second. This is where the lifesteal and spell lifesteal comes into play, forcing the Phantom Liger form to be most aggressive. The ability Soul Fraction provides some amount of healing as well.

Gameplay

The mage can farm creeps. Thanks to being an intelligence hero, he has more mana to farm using Ectoblasts. He also pass as a valuable support during his time in a mage's body. Offering powerful debuffs, damage and healing. Surprisingly, the same debuffs and damage works for his carry Phantom Liger.
The Liger can farm heroes. Soul Fraction gives more powerful lifesteal the more enemies are present, together with the permanent damage reduction, Gigalogas will be hard to take down in this form. I gotta admit, I like how he changes from support to carry by just a few modifications to the spells.

ITEMIZATIONS :
Gigalogas can fulfil a niche of either carry and support. It is still advisable to stick Gigalogas with the carry route, though. These items will still prove painful at the hands of the weak mortal form. For suppo carries: Gigalogas remain very versatile in his item choices:
— General Role —
  • Magic Stick - Always a welcome item
  • Urn of Shadows / Spirit Vessel - A solid pick-up regardless of going for support items or carry items.
  • Medallion of Courage / Solar Crest - Another good 'all-round' pick-up. Mage can use it in addition to the healing from Soul Fraction to protect allies. While the Liger can use the active to bring the most out of his right-click damage.
— Support Role — — Carry Role —

Credits

  • Image used in Gigalogas base hero model is "Deathliger, Lion of Chaos' from Duel Masters TCG. Illustrated by Atsushi Kawasaki and Nottsuo.
  • Icons drawn by me. (u/Delta17v2; Reddit)
  • Hero concept and character design by me.

version history

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