Maranix

Last Updated: October 3, 2022

maranix splash art

Champion Overall Rating: 3.5

Key Areas

Arena Def: 6
Arena Atk: 8
Clan Boss: 6
Hydra: 6
Doom Tower: 6

Dungeons

Spider: 6
Fire Knight: 8
Dragon: 7
Ice Golem: 4
Iron Twins: 4

Faction Wars

  • Decrease Defense: Godlike

Doom Tower

Magma Dragon: 2
Frost Spider: 6
Nether Spider: 2
Scarab King: 4
Eternal Dragon: 8
Celestial Griffin: 4
Dreadhorn: 1
Dark Fae: 6

Champion Type

ATK

6/10

Book
Value

A2, A3

Book
Priority

Maranix

Maranix slices her way into the Dark Elves Faction as part of the October 2022 Fusion Event.

Hex debuff has been making its way into more champion kits over the past 12 months and Maranix requires Hex to really make the best of her kit. She is designed to be an all out nuker with her A3 being her big damaging ability. If targets are under hex she will ignore Unkillable (therefore swift parry and Leorius the Proud) and Shield (Bolster sets!) and if she kills an enemy she gains an unkillable buff. Additionally she has a second AoE hit that will allow you to place Decrease Defence and Hex on all enemies.

The biggest issue with Maranix will be setting her up and ensuring you can keep the Hex debuff out there. Unfortunately, there are now many mechanics that stop you from placing debuffs ranging from a traditional Immunity Artifact set now to blessings such as Polymorph. She will also require accuracy to provide her own Hex debuff which is not suitable for arena builds meaning you will 100% be forced into bringing another Hex Champion. This is a common trend we see with Ruel having significantly more damage than almost any nuker but sees very little Arena playtime. She is also a bad affinity for Arena with many strong champions being Spirit such as Duchess Lilitu which will lead to weak hits. For high end, its unlikely to make the cut and for anything outside of Platinum, you would be able to achieve more consistent outcomes with a nuker that requires less setup (for example, Genbo and Magnarr are excellent epic options).

Overall her kit seems powerful but very difficult to setup. There may be some usage in Hydra (considering the Mischief head) but it is unlikely you would select Maranix over Mithrala or Ruel in that setting.

We will be updating this guide following a full playtest.

Reaper's Due

Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Has a 50% chance to place up to 2 extra hits if the target is under [Hex] Debuff. The chance to place an extra hit is calculated individually per hit.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +5%

Damage Rating

Multiplier: 1.9*ATK
Overall Grading*: Godlike

Excruciate - 4 Turn Cooldown

Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a [Hex] Debuff and 60% [Decrease DEF] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Damage +10%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 6: Cooldown -1

Damage Rating

Multiplier: 4*ATK
Overall Grading*: Godlike

Inexortable End - 6 Turn Cooldown

Attacks all enemies. Will ignore [Unkillable] buffs and [Shield] buffs if the target is under [Hex] debuff.
Places an [Unkillable] buff on this Champion for 1 turn if this attack kills an enemy without a [Hex] debuff. Places an [Unkillable] buff for 2 turns instead if this attack kills an enemy under a [Hex] Debuff.
Level 2: Damage +10%
Level 3: Cooldown -1
Level 4: Cooldown -1

Damage Rating

Multiplier: 4.1*ATK
Overall Grading*: Godlike

Death's Collector [P]

Resets the cooldown of the Inexorable End Skill whenever this champion kills an enemy under a [Hex] Debuff.
Increases this Champion’s ATK by 5% for each enemy under a [Hex] debuff.

*Grading is calculated using Realistic Battle Scenarios - Read More Here

PVE Masteries

Hydra
Offense
blade-disciple
deadly-precision
heart-of-glory
keen-strike
shield-breaker
grim-resolve
single-out
life-drinker
whirlwind-of-death
ruthless-ambush
bring-it-down
wrath-of-the-slain
cycle-of-violence
opportunist
methodical
kill-streak
blood-shield
stoked-to-fury
warmaster
helmsmasher
giant-slayer
flawless-execution
Defense
tough-skin
defiant
blastproof
rejuvenation
might-endurance
improved-parry
shadow-heal
resurgent
bloodthirst
wisdom-of-battle
solidarity
delay-death
harvest-despair
stubbornness
selfless-defender
cycle-of-revenge
retribution
deterrence
iron-skin
bulwark
fearsome-presence
unshakeable
Support
steadfast
pinpoint-accuracy
lay-on-hands
shieldbearer
exalt-in-death
charged-focus
healing-savior
rapid-response
swarm-smiter
arcane-celerity
merciful-aid
cycle-of-magic
lore-of-steel
evil-eye
lasting-gifts
spirit-haste
sniper
master-hexer
elixir-of-life
timely-intervention
oppressor
eagle-eye

PVP Masteries

Nuker
Offense
blade-disciple
deadly-precision
heart-of-glory
keen-strike
shield-breaker
grim-resolve
single-out
life-drinker
whirlwind-of-death
ruthless-ambush
bring-it-down
wrath-of-the-slain
cycle-of-violence
opportunist
methodical
kill-streak
blood-shield
stoked-to-fury
warmaster
helmsmasher
giant-slayer
flawless-execution
Defense
tough-skin
defiant
blastproof
rejuvenation
might-endurance
improved-parry
shadow-heal
resurgent
bloodthirst
wisdom-of-battle
solidarity
delay-death
harvest-despair
stubbornness
selfless-defender
cycle-of-revenge
retribution
deterrence
iron-skin
bulwark
fearsome-presence
unshakeable
Support
steadfast
pinpoint-accuracy
lay-on-hands
shieldbearer
exalt-in-death
charged-focus
healing-savior
rapid-response
swarm-smiter
arcane-celerity
merciful-aid
cycle-of-magic
lore-of-steel
evil-eye
lasting-gifts
spirit-haste
sniper
master-hexer
elixir-of-life
timely-intervention
oppressor
eagle-eye

Blessings

We recommend you use these blessings for Maranix.
Team Blessings should be limited to 1 per team. For more information, please read our Team Blessings guide here.

Damage Dealer

lightning cage

Hydra Clan Boss

cruelty

Team Blessing Consider an alternative blessing if this already exists in your team.