Li-Ming Hero Week
"Magic has always come easily to me."
- Li-Ming, the Rebellious Wizard
While many academically-minded people of Sanctuary are capable of manipulating the arcane to some notable extent, it takes a certain air of ruthless confidence, a cunning natural instinct, and an absolute disregard for consequence to earn the often-sneered title of “wizard.” Having dismissed the Yshari Sanctum’s teachings in favor of a mastery of the forbidden arts and a life of reckless adventuring, Li-Ming perfectly mirrors these characteristics and wears this wizard moniker with absolute confidence. Now, with few challenges remaining for her in Sanctuary, Li-Ming seeks to test her arcane proficiency in the Nexus!
Offering little in the way of survivability, but capable of unleashing unparalleled amounts of burst damage upon her foes, Li-Ming’s play-style perfectly embodies the “glass cannon” archetype. Li-Ming’s core damaging abilities, Magic Missiles and Arcane Orb, deal high amounts of damage, but can be avoided by aware and fast-reacting enemies. Anticipating enemy movement and maintaining the proper positioning with Teleport will be key for successfully playing the rebellious wizard to her maximum potential. Li-Ming’s Heroic abilities grant the player a choice between a beam of massive arcane damage in Disintegrate, or a Wave of Force that knocks back and deals moderate damage to all enemies in an area. Li-Ming’s trait, Critical Mass, is the lynchpin of Li-Ming’s explosive kit. Rewarding players who go all-in to secure kills, Critical Mass grants a cooldown reset on all abilities (including Heroics) when scoring a takedown. Risky decisions often payoff when utilizing this trait – resulting in one kill potentially cascading into many more!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek at Li-Ming, the Rebellious Wizard. Let us know what you think in the comments below and be sure to check out the spotlight video and Hero page for more information on our newest ranged Assassin – Li-Ming!