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Title: Champion of Rome
Pantheon: Roman
Type: Melee, Physical
Class: Warrior
Pros: High Single Target Damage, High Sustain
Release date: January 9, 2013
Favor: 5,500Favor.png
Gems: 20Gems.png
Voicelines: Hercules voicelines
Health: 480 (+86)
Mana: 205 (+32)
Speed: 370 (+0)
Range: 12 (+0)
Attack/Sec: 1 (+0.013)
Basic Attack
Damage: 39 + 2.25 (+ 100% of Physical Power)
Progression: 1/1/1.5x damage and swing time
Physical: 18 (+3)
Magical: 30 (+0.9)
HP5: 7 (+0.63)
MP5: 4.3 (+0.4)
*Numbers in parentheses are the amount gained at each level

[edit] Lore

Brave Hercules, a demigod son of Jupiter, born with impossible strength and force of will; for whom no task is insurmountable, no heroic deed unachievable. Yet, Like all of Jupiter’s illegitimate children, Hercules once drew the ire of Juno, and though he is now known as a hero, his greatest achievements might never have been done without Juno’s initial tragic involvement.

She struck Hercules mad, and he slew his own children.

Once recovered, grief stricken, Hercules sought penance for his crimes. An oracle of Jupiter advised he should pledge his service to the king Eurystheus, and so Hercules reluctantly did so. Jealous of the demigod, the king set him to twelve impossible tasks, expecting him to fail at the first, to slay the Nemean Lion and return with its hide.

The Nemean Lion captured women and devoured soldiers. Its fur was so thick no weapon could pierce it, and its claws so sharp, no armor could guard against them. Hercules tracked the lion to its mountain caves and drew it out, firing arrows that shattered against the beast’s impenetrable coat. Agilely, he dodged as the lion leapt to maul him. In the end, Hercules aimed a powerful shot straight into the lion’s roaring maw, a place the powerful fur did not protect, and slew it. Then, using the beasts own claws, he skinned the hide, wearing the mantle proudly as his new armor.

Eurystheus was aghast upon the hero’s return. Immediately the legend of Hercules began to grow. Eleven more labours the confounded king set against him, but time after time, year after year, Hercules performed what could not be done, earning fame, glory, and the peace he so desperately sought.

[edit] Skills

Name Icon Slot Description
Strength From Pain Icons Hercules Passive.png Passive As Hercules takes damage, he gains physical power based on a percentage of his missing health, up to 30 (+3 * your level).
Driving Strike Icons Hercules A01.png 1st Ability Hercules delivers a mighty strike, driving all enemies back, doing 85/155/225/295/365 (+90% of your physical power) damage and stunning them for 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5s.

Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana.

Cooldown: 14 seconds.

Earthbreaker Icons Hercules A02.png 2nd Ability Hercules smashes the ground, sending a shockwave forward that does 60/110/160/210/260 (+50% of your physical power) damage to all enemies in the path. Enemies at the end of the shockwave are thrown into the air towards Hercules.

Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 mana.

Cooldown: 15 seconds.

Mitigate Wounds Icons Hercules A03.png 3rd Ability When Hercules activates this ability, he gains 15/25/35/45/55 health every second over the next 4 seconds. 40/60/80/100/120% of the damage taken during this time is returned to him as additional healing over the following 10 seconds.

Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 mana.

Cooldown: 17 seconds.

Excavate Icons Hercules A04.png Ultimate Hercules rips a huge boulder from the ground. Throwing the boulder does 300/425/550/675/800 (+100% of your physical power) damage and knocks back all enemies in a 15ft radius where the boulder lands. The boulder continues rolling, doing the same damage to all enemies in its path. Subsequent hits on the same enemy do 50% less damage per hit.

Cost: 100 mana.

Cooldown: 90 seconds.

[edit] Recommended Items

Consumable Active Items Passive Items


Healing Potion

HealthPotion.png Healing Potion
Active effect
This consumable heals 250 health over 25 seconds.

GreaterMeditation T3.png


GreaterMeditation T3.png Meditation
Active effect
Heals the owner's mana by 75% of their maximum mana and gives them 45 MP5 for 60 seconds. This also heals the owner for 30% of their missing health.

Active Cooldown

GreaterSprint T3.png


GreaterSprint T3.png Sprint
Active effect
Increases your ground speed by 40% for 6s. It also makes you immune to slows for the duration, and you no longer have the movement penalty while firing.

Active Cooldown

MarkoftheVanguard T1.png

Mark of the Vanguard

MarkoftheVanguard T1.png Mark of the Vanguard (Rank 3)
+5 Physical Protection

+5 Magical Protection

+100 Health

Passive effect
PASSIVE - All damage taken is reduced by 5.

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(P) Reinforced Greaves

P ReinforcedGreaves.png (P) Reinforced Greaves
+25 Physical Protection

+25 Magical Protection

+50 Health

Passive effect
+18% Movement Speed / +26 Movement Speed while out of combat.PASSIVE - Resolve - 30% reduction to all crowd control durations.

BulwarkofHope T3.png

Bulwark of Hope

BulwarkofHope T3.png Bulwark of Hope (Rank 3)
+60 Magical Protection

+450 Health

Passive effect
PASSIVE - If you are below 25% Health, you gain a shield that reduces damage by 50% for 1 seconds. Can only occur once every 60 seconds.

ItemIcon CatsEye.png

Eye of Retaliation

ItemIcon CatsEye.png Eye of Retaliation
+40 Physical Power

+15 Physical Protection

+15 Magical Protection

Passive effect
PASSIVE - While over 50% health, you gain +20 Physical Power. While under 50% health, you gain +20 protections.

TitansBane T3.png

Titan's Bane

TitansBane T3.png Titan's Bane (Rank 3)
+30 Physical Power

Passive effect
PASSIVE - All of your physical attacks gain 33% Physical Penetration.

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Axe 02 Rank1.png Deathbringer (Rank 3)
+50 Physical Power

+20% Critical Strike Chance

Passive effect
PASSIVE - Critical strike damage is increased by 50%.

[edit] Reveal Video

[edit] Trivia

  • Hercules was originally intended to be released between Bacchus and Xbalanque (likely in the week of December 3 to December 7 2012), however, Hi-Rez introduced the Focus system, and Hercules' original kit was created without said system in mind. As a result, he was postponed until after Xbalanque's release.
  • Hercules' joke "Ooooo Hercules, Hercules, Hercules!" is a quote in the American comedy movie The Nutty Professor.
  • Hercules' joke "Do you even lift?" is a direct quote of the internet meme Do You Even Lift?.
  • When Hercules uses Earthbreaker he yells "Herc smash!". This is a reference to the catch phrase of The Incredible Hulk.

[edit] Skins/Cards

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Default Lion of Olympus Grand Slam Golden
Free 200 Gems or 9500 Favor 400 Gems 400 Gems or 15000 Favor

God Rank 1 Required

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Default Skin model Lion of Olympus Skin model Grand Slam Skin model Golden Skin model