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The Ancient

Archetype: Melee Assassin

Recommended Role: Gladiator, Hunter

Price: 1800 or 685

HEALTH530 (+78) HEALTH REGEN7.5 (+0.6)
BASIC ATTACK59 (+2.6) ATTACK SPEED1.5 (+2.6%)
ARMOR19.5 (+3.3) MAGIC RESIST33 (+1.0)
Pure Shaper
Faris is not limited by a resource and may cast his abilities freely.
Passive: Grants 15% / 20% / 25% / 30% / 35% increased Attack Speed and Faris' Basic Attack deal 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 bonus magical damage (20 / 30 / 40 / 50 /60 in melee form).

Active: Faris switches Basic Attack modes between Ranged and Melee.

Ranged: +2% (+0.02%) of the target's current Health as magical damage (maximum 30 / 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 against minions and creatures.)

Melee: +8% (+0.025%) of the target's missing Health as magical damage (maximum 30 / 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 against minions and creatures.)
Range: N/A
Cooldown: 1.5 (cannot be reduced by haste or cooldown reduction)
Access Memory
Ranged Form Sentinel: Faris relives a memory, projecting an image of himself where he's standing and firing 10 volleys in target direction, dealing up to 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 / 320 (+0.7) total magical damage to all enemies in a cone.
Melee Form Reaver: Faris relives a memory, projecting an image of himself in target direction dealing 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+0.6) magical damage to each enemy non-Shaper hit. Reaver deals 75 / 135 / 195 / 255 / 315 (+0.9) magical damage to the first Shaper hit, and ends the ability.
Range: 850
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Faris dashes to target location, dealing 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+0.7) magical damage and slowing enemies by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% for 3 seconds in an area upon arrival. For the next 3 seconds, Faris may recast this ability to return to the initial cast location.

Recast: Faris teleports back to the location he dashed from.
Range: 575
Cooldown: 14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
Final Protocol
Faris begins targeting an enemy Shaper for a salvo of energy shots. Enemy Shapers close to the primary target interfere with targeting, causing them to become targets and revealed as well. After 2.0 seconds, Faris fires 5 shots distributed amongst targeted Shapers dealing 75 / 120 / 165 (+0.25) magical damage. Consecutive hits against the same target now deal 50% reduced damage.
Range: 600
Cooldown: 130 / 115 / 100
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Patch 36 (September 30, 2014)

  • Flashback (E)
    • Fixed a bug where reactivating this ability within a short window would cause an additional initial activation, causing Faris to return to the charge position after teleporting.

Closed Beta: Patch 34 (August 19th, 2014)

  • Flashback (E)
    • The tooltip of this ability now correctly reflects the duration of the slowing effect.

Closed Beta: Patch 31 (June 17th, 2014)

  • Reconfigure (Q)
    • The non-Shaper damage cap on this ability has been reduced to 30/65/100/135/170, down from 50/90/130/170/210.
    • The melee form damage based on missing Health now gains 2.5% damage based on missing health per 100 Power, down from 4% per 100 power.
  • Access Memory (W)
    • The melee form damage vs non-Shapers on this ability has been reduced to 50/90/130/170/210, down from 60/100/140/180/220.
    • The melee form damage vs Shapers on this ability has been reduced to 75/135/195/255/315, down from 90/150/210/270/330.
    • The ranged form damage of this ability has been increased to 120/170/220/270/320, up from 100/150/200/250/300.
  • Final Protocol (R)
    • The damage per missile on this ability has been increased to 75/120/165, up from 45/70/95.
    • Consecutive hits against the same target now deal 50% reduced damage.

Closed Beta: Patch 29 (May 5th, 2014)

  • Reconfigure (Q)
    • Melee form base bonus damage based on the missing Health of the target has been reduced to 8%, down from 10%.

Closed Beta: Patch 29 (May 5th, 2014)

  • Reconfigure (Q)
    • Fixed a bug where the melee form bonus damage based on missing Health was gaining no benefit from Power.
  • Final Protocol (R)
    • Fixed a bug where this ability was getting less bonus damage per point of Power than intended.
    • Fixed a bug where Shapers wouldn't be able to gain or drop targeting stacks in certain circumstances.

Closed Beta: Patch 27 (March 17, 2014)

  • Reconfigure (Q)
    • Fixed a bug where the magical damage done by this ability would not proc generic non-basic/non-ability specific damage triggers, such as Judgement's Magic Shred or Will Thief's Magic Resistance steal.

Closed Beta: Patch 26 (Feb 24, 2014)

  • Reconfigure (Q)
    • The flat bonus magical damage this ability deals is now doubled when in melee form.
    • The missing health component in melee form has had its bonus damage increased to 10% of the target's missing health, up from 8%.
  • Access Memory (W)
    • The ranged form of this ability has had its range increased by 11%.
  • Final Protocol (R)
    • This ability will no longer be canceled if Faris dies after having selected a target.
    • The time to lock all targets for this ability has been reduced to 2 seconds, down from 2.5
Kalb-u-sapris 3347: "Faris"
Place of Birth: Ruins of Balakhan
Vitality: Ruin

FARIS: Archive dated Sixth Year of the Council of Bel-Adan, Waning Moon of Long Stars.

MATIHOLOGIST: Would you name yourself, for the record?

AKAID: Akaid Il-Tan-Esh. Former watchman.

MATIHOLOGIST: Why are you here?

AKAID: I'm dying. I came to donate.

MATIHOLOGIST: Why did you volunteer?

AKAID: My wife died six years ago. Kirina " our daughter " she and I held her hands when she passed. I still miss her, every day. I'm not afraid of the Spirits. But when I'm gone, what we shared... no one will know it. Not as we did.

MATIHOLOGIST: You're aware this can't be reversed? Once removed, they're gone. We can't return them.

AKAID: When we began courting, Erishti asked me, "Will we be together forever?" I thought one of us would die before the other. So I told her, "I'm dubious."

         * * *

FARIS: I am awake.

MATIHOLOGIST: Hello, Faris. Please consult your anamnesis. Can you tell me your earliest memory?

FARIS: Waking up, just now. Correction. A woman with long hair, like black silk. Or silver? A little girl with hazel eyes. No " a grown woman? She and I held the woman's hands. I remember a sensation within. Strong. Warm. I do not know its name.

MATIHOLOGIST: You will in time. There's a task I need you to perform.

FARIS: Protect the crèche.

MATIHOLOGIST: Can you tell me why?

FARIS: An answer is carved into my thoughts; "Protect the future." My anamnesis counsels a different response.


FARIS: I remember the sound of a child crying. May I ask a question?


FARIS: The man on the bed. He is..?

MATIHOLOGIST: Ill. He hasn't long to live.

FARIS: He looks lonely.

MATIHOLOGIST: He just gave up something very important to him.

FARIS: May I stay with him until my duties begin?

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