Last Updated: May 5, 2023
Champion Overall Rating:3.5
Never has a champion needed a playtest more than Fortus, with a tentacle matching every individual action his passive takes, it is very difficult to understand how to utilise Fortus.
He brings a rare effect in his A3, a Secret Skill. This requires an action to unlock similar to the Mortu Peril skill. The damage will for sure depend on the multiplier but it reads like a major damaging ability but contingent on there being fear or true fear on enemies. I highly recommend that this champion be used alongside a more reliable fear champion such as Ma’shalled due to the Cooldown on his passive. If you play him alone the idea is that he is played in a go second scenario, is nearly killed but his passive will then save him. By cleansing his debuffs he will ensure he can attempt to place the fear however you will lose any increase accuracy buffs at the same time. He’ll then fully heal but lose all the turn meter and then attempt to fear all enemies finally putting himself to sleep. This really is a steep price to pay for the passive and may very well end up with Fortus being a useless champion because of this but fear is great for wave content and will certainly help you with progression with this debuff alone.
He does bring some positives. He does not require any critical rate if fears are out on the enemy, freeing up some stat budget for more accuracy. He also can place his own fears and this becomes a true fear without requiring accuracy on any standard feared enemies.
It’s hard to say at this point whether this champion is really strong or just a massively useless Davy Jones (the pirates film version!!).
Taste of Oblivion
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 35% chance of placing a [Fear] debuff for 1 turn. This attack will always be critical if the target is under a [Fear] or [True Fear] debuff.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Multiplier: 3*DEFOverall Grading*: Godlike
Horrors Beyond - 4 Turn Cooldown
Attacks all enemies. Has an 80% chance of placing a [True Fear] debuff for 1 turn. This debuff cannot be resisted by targets under [Fear] debuffs.
Level 2: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Cooldown -1
Multiplier: 3.8*DEFOverall Grading*: Average
Attacks all enemies. Will ignore 30% of each target’s DEF against targets under [Fear] or [True Fear] debuffs. This attack is always critical against targets under [Fear] or [True Fear] debuffs.
The damage of this skill increases by 10% every time a [Fear] or [True Fear] debuff is placed on an enemy.
Secret Skill: This skill has a 40% chance to be unlocked for 1 turn whenever a [Fear] or [True Fear] debuff is placed on an enemy
Multiplier: 0.1*FearCountInRound+3.5*DEFOverall Grading*: Godlike
Stars Align [P] - 4 Turn Cooldown
Increases the chance of enemy skills failing by 15% when those enemies are under [Fear] or [True Fear] debuffs.
Prevents this Champion’s death and keeps this champion alive on 1 HP when hit by a fatal hit, then removes all buffs and debuffs from this Champion. After preventing this Champion’s death, fully heals them and fully depletes their Turn Meter.
Then, has an 80% chance of placing a [Fear] debuff on all enemies for 1 turn.
Finally, places a [Sleep] debuff on this Champion for 1 turn. This debuff cannot be resisted or blocked.
Increases Ally C.RATE in arena battles by 25%.
Fortus PVE Masteries
Fortus PVP Masteries
Team Blessings should be limited to 1 per team. For more information, please read our Team Blessings guide here.
ward of the fallen
Fortus Gear Recommendations
Recommended PVE Stats
ACC, DEF%, C.DMG%, HP%
Recommended PVE Artifact Sets
Perception, Speed, Guardian, Resilience
Recommended PVP Stats
ACC, DEF%, C.DMG%
Recommended PVP Artifact Sets