Now that the folks at Super Evil Megacorp recently unveiled their next hero to its mobile MOBA, Vainglory , we thought we'd take the time to give folks a closer look at the last hero to debut for the game, Celeste. We?ve been playing (and thankfully, mostly winning) matches with her for quite awhile now and thought we?d lay down some general tips on how to best utilize her.
Simply put, Celeste is a pretty impressive glass cannon in every sense of the term. She starts off slow, has little HP, and has a relatively slow attack speed. However, what she lacks in those qualities, she makes up for in raw damage potential. Every ability she has, including her basic attack is powered by crystal. That last part means that every item purchased provides double duty in increasing not only the power of her abilities but also her basic attack. This also means that, for all intents, items that bestow attack power are a waste on her. In addition to Celeste?s basic attack being powered by crystal, it also reveals enemy heroes for a second and a half regardless of their position (the reveal happens when the attack hits). Considering the slow trajectory of her regular attacks, the reveal perk can be pretty useful.
Of course, Vainglory isn?t going to simply hand over a glass cannon like Celeste without strings attached. That would make victory a little too certain. Instead, each of Celeste?s abilities require a certain amount of timing and prediction in order for would-be players to succeed.
Heliogenesis is a small AoE attack that deals damage approximately a half second after it?s placed. After it?s launched, a star is left on the battlefield for a few seconds. Use the ability again on that lingering star and it goes supernova, dealing even more damage in a larger area of effect. Each level put into the ability significantly reduces it?s cooldown, with its ultimate extending its range. I personally love maxing out Heliogensis and use it to take pot shots at enemies going towards my ...