Asura Slices His Way Into Hyper Universe!

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edited April 6 in Official News + Events
Hey Hypers,

Get ready to cut through the competition with Asura! Asura is an extremely mobile Assassin whose skill with a blade is unmatched. Asura will be added to the game as part of our 4.3 patch on April 12th.

SKILL OVERVIEW

Passive - Merciless
  • When landing a critical hit on enemy Hypers at 30% Health or less, does additional Bleeding proportional to the enemy’s Max Health for 4 seconds.

Blade Barrage (A)
  • Swings the sword forward continuously, doing damage 3 times.


Void Strike / Lunar Slash (Q)
  • [Void Strike] Charges forward, lunging with the longsword to do damage. Pressing the skill key again upon successful attack activates Full Moon Destruction.
  • [Lunar Slash] Swings the longsword in half moon shape, doing damage.


Shadow Blade (W)
  • Warps behind the nearest enemy in front to do damage.


Repulse (E)
  • Blocks the attack coming from the front. Ignores all damage, restricting effects, and interference effects for a certain time upon a successful block.


Annihilation (R)
  • Teleports to nearby enemy Hypers in order of proximity and attacks them up to 5 times. Ignores all interference effects except Grappled while casting and decreases damage from enemies.


Using Asura's Skills Effectively:

Asura is going to get the jump on enemies who think they have the upper hand in a fight. Once you engage with them the fight should be over, one way or another. His best engage will come from Shadow Blade which is an instant teleport behind the enemy unit with a damage component. You can immediately follow that up with Void Strike / Lunar Slash and Blade Barrage for maximum burst damage on a single target. If the enemy isn’t dead or there is a group fight then you’ll want to immediately burn his ultimate, Annihilation. Anything standing after this can be swept up with another Shadow Blade and basic attack. If you find yourself losing a fight you can always use Repulse to buy yourself a few crucial seconds to disengage. Although rare, keep in mind his skill Shadow Blade and Annihilation will both bypass walls for stealthy surprise attacks on your enemy.

Recommended Build:

Zeta Ion Blade, Breath of Fire, Zeta Protector Armor, Sanguine Blade, Assassin’s Katars, Slaughterer’s Gaiters

Asura is an Assassin through and through. You want to be in and out as quickly as possible. His builds are going to focus around being able to do as much damage in the shortest time possible. You’ll want to stack as much attack and defense penetration (or bypass) as you can. His Zeta Ion Blade will add a hefty amount of attack power while also raising the activation barrier for Merciless to 50% instead of 30%. Zeta Protector Armor will give you additional bonuses when Repulse activates against an enemy while also giving you attack and defense boosts. The rest of his items are meant to help your burst damage output with Breath of Fire, Sanguine Blade and Assassin’s Katars. Make sure to build Assassin’s Katars last so you can take advantage of the full bonus.

Not sure what to build? As always, you can hop into our Discord to discuss itemization with other players.

Skin Preview:

Original Skin - Blade of Hatred
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Recolor Skin - Blade of Vengeance
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Mastery Skin - Blade of Fury
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Premium Skin - Cyber Ninja
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You can blast into the battlefield with Asura for a mere 15,000 GP or use a Hyper Coupon, which you can earn by leveling up and playing games.

Remember: Nothing personal, kid

~Hyper Universe Team
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