, Balmond, as one of the best fighters, is necessary in the game with his powerful Bloodthirst and team fight skill.
- Bloodthirst (Passive): Regens 4% of max HP each time he kills a minion. Regens 10% of max HP each time he kills a hero.
- Soul Lock (Skill 1): Charges up to an enemy and deals 150 pts of physical damage to enemies along the way. After hitting a hero, he will stop. That hero’s movement speed will drop 55%, lasting 2.5s.
- Cyclone Sweep (Skill 2): Rapidly swings axe at enemies in the area, dealing 80 pts of physical damage with each attack.
- Lethal Counter (Ultimate): Raises a giant axe, dealing 400 pts plus 30% of target’s missing HP as true damage to enemies in a conical area in front of the hero and lowers enemy movement speed by 30%, lasting 2s.
Generally, Balmond is able to offense as well to defense, capable of dealing AOE damage with crowd control effect. He cannot be missed if you want to roam around and spree your kills.
➡Skill Build Tip:
As for Balmond, Cyclone Sweep is his main damage-dealing method, also with a relatively short cooldown. Thus, upgrade the second skill first, then Soul Lock. Upgrade the Ult when level 4, then loop to upgrade Skill 2 and the Ult. Soul Lock can be left to the end.
➡Battle Spell Choice
Excute and Assault are recommended. Also you can choose Weaken if you are good at controls.
Courage Bulwark, Rapid Boots, Cursed Helmet, Blade Armor, Oracle, Bloodthirsty King.
Balmond’s specialty is survival ability. He can provides help to the team if still alive. So durability equipment is recommeded. Buy Courage Bulwark first to increase hero’s HP and HP regen ability. Also it can raise both defense and attack for the surrounding teammates, which is necessary in team fights.
Then buy Rapid Boots. It could never be wrong if you can run faster.
Cursed Helmet next, still in order to improve HP mainly, while providing 2% magic damage dealing to nearby enemies enhances hero performance in team fights.
Blade Amor, increases 100 armor also ricochets 25% received damage back to enemies: I dare you to hit me.
Oracle, increases a massive amount for your HP and regen ability, which improves the durability again.
In the end, Bloodthirsty King. In spite of durability improvement, it gives 20% HP back to the hero after making a kill or an assist. Now even team fights take place frequently, you can still charge at the front tier for a long time.
➡Emblem Set Choice
Physical emblem set is the first choice. Tank emblem set is also considerable.
When you solo versus a tank hero, afraid not, gank them face to face. When you are fighting against anther fighter hero, be aware of your distance from the enemy turret, especially Yun Zhao’s first skill and Franco’s hook. When you are faced with high-damage-dealing assassin heroes, it will be a competition of your controls and HP. Just run if at disadvantages. If the target is mages, be careful with Nana’s morph spell and Eudora’s lightning. And Keep a proper movement when running into a shooter. Do not let them shoot you from a safe distance.
➡Team Fight Tips
Charge up to the enemies and triger your Cyclone Sweep. Then cast the Ult to injure as more targets as you can, slowing them down and helping your team end them all.