Handmaiden

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The elves were not always a divided race. Millennia ago, their empire spanned the globe, ruled over by a wise Phoenix King. Though such times are spent as if they had never been, remnants remain; traditions, tales… and even a few ruins. Only a few shrines to the mother-goddess Isha remain beyond the bounds of the three great elven kingdoms, and fewer still any longer have defenders.

Kerillian has ever fought the darkness in her soul, trusting to Lileath to guide her through bleak times. However, in the wake of Ubersreik – slaughter on a scale she’d never before witnessed, and for which she felt a hidden pang of responsibility – she sought guidance of a haler power. Guided by a new voice, she came upon a long-abandoned shrine of Isha, founded in the days before the elves became divided, and gave herself over to the ways of a Handmaiden.

As a Handmaiden, Kerillian favours melee combat, using a spear’s reach to deliver death to her foes before their own weapons bite flesh.


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Handmaiden
Portrait kerillian handmaiden.png
Details
Passives
The Dance of Seasons
Ability
Dash
Cooldown
0:20
Hit Points
125



Handmaiden is one of the three careers from which Kerillian can choose.

This career is available at level 7, after Waystalker and prior to Shade.

Description[edit | edit source]

Guided by Lileath, the Elven Goddess of the Moon, Kerillian was confident in the visions and dreams she had received from her favoured deity. One night, after yet another day of butchering Skaven, something extraordinary happened. The Everqueen herself, the spiritual leader of the High Elves, reached out directly to Kerillian in a dream. Next morning, Kerillian woke up in awe and started to slowly digest the magnitude of what had just occurred…

In battle as the Handmaiden, Kerillian favors melee combat, using the reach of her spears to deliver death to her foes before they are in range to retaliate. Should an enemy close the distance, the armour of the Handmaiden is able to withstand a barrage of cuts, allowing Kerillian to retaliate with impunity.

Skills and Traits[edit | edit source]

Ability Description
Dash.png

Dash

Career Skill

  • Kerillian swiftly dashs forward, moving through enemies.
  • Charge can be canceled by pressing block.
  • Can switch weapons, fire ranged weapons, or use items during charge.
  • Can block during charge by starting his block before charging and holding it throughout. The charge can still be canceled by releasing block and pressing block again.
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The Dance of Seasons

Passive Ability

  • Increased dodge distance by 15%.
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Renewal

Passive Ability

  • Aura that increases stamina regeneration by 100%.
Ariel's Benison

Passive Ability

  • Revives can't be interrupted by damaging attacks.
Unlisted Passive

Passive Ability

  • Gives +1.0 stamina.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Melee Weapons
Sword
Dual Daggers
Dual Swords
Sword and Dagger
Glaive
Two-Handed Sword
Elven Spear
Elven Axe
Spear and Shield
Ranged Weapons
Swiftbow
Longbow
Hagbane Shortbow

Talents[edit | edit source]

Level 5
Spirit Echo
Martial Blessing
Eternal Blossom
Striking multiple enemies in one swing grants temporary health based on the number of targets hit. Max 5 enemies. Melee killing blows grants temporary health based on the health of the slain enemy. Healing yourself with a First Aid Kit or a Healing Draught also heals your nearby allies for 20% of their maximum health. Removes any wounds.
Level 10
Focused Spirit
Oak Stance
Asrai Grace
After not taking damage for 10 seconds, increases Kerillians power by 15%. Reset upon taking damage.[1] Increases critical strike chance by 5%. Reduces the cooldown rate of Dash by 15% for each nearby ally.
Level 15
Smiter
Mainstay
Enhanced Power
The first enemy hit always counts as staggered.

Deal 20% more damage to staggered enemies. Each hit against a staggered enemy adds another count of stagger. Bonus damage is increased to 40% against enemies afflicted by more than one stagger effect.

Deal 40% more damage to staggered enemies. Each hit against a staggered enemy adds another count of stagger. Bonus damage is increased to 60% against enemies afflicted by more than one stagger effect. Increases total Power Level by 7.5%. This is calculated before other buffs are applied.
Level 20
Willow Stance
Shadowstep
Wraith-Walk
Dodging grants 5% attack speed for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times. Further increases dodge distance by 20%. Kerillians dodges can now pass through enemies.
Level 25
Heart of Oak
Birch Stance
Quiver of Plenty
Increases max health by 15%. Reduces block cost by 30%. Increases ammunition amount by 40%.
Level 30
Gift of Ladrielle
Bladedancer
Power from Pain
Kerillian disappears from enemy perception for 2 seconds after using Dash. (Invisibility allows Kerillian to freely move through enemies) Dashing through an enemy causes them to bleed for significant damage over time. Each enemy hit with Dash grants 5% critical strike chance for 10 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. In-game tooltip incorrectly describes Focused Spirit as being a 10% power boost with a 15 second cooldown.


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Kruber icon.pngMarkus Kruber
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