Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Charged Strikes Activate to increase Basic Attack damage by 20% and cause Basic Attacks to bounce to nearby enemy Heroes for 8 seconds. 20
1 Seraph's Hymn Reduce Blinding Light's Mana cost from 70 to 40. Basic Attacks against Blinded enemies reduce the cooldown of Blinding Light by 2 seconds.
1 Thunderstroke Quest: Hit Heroes with Lightning Fury. Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, increase Lightning Fury's damage by 100. Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes, Lightning Fury gains a 2nd charge and its Mana cost is reduced from 30 to 15.
4 Inner Light Whenever Cassia is Stunned or Rooted, Blinding Light is cast at her location. This effect has a 6 second cooldown. Passive: Blinding Light's radius is increased by 25%.
4 Plate of the Whale Regenerate 5 Health per second while Avoidance is active. Quest: For every 5 Basic Attacks absorbed with Avoidance, it regenerates an additional 1 Health per second. Reward: After absorbing 75 Basic Attacks, increase Cassia's maximum Health by 10%.
4 Ring of the Leech Cassia heals for 25% of the damage she deals to Blinded enemies.
7 Impale Enemies below 50% Health take 50% increased damage from Fend.
7 Surge of Light After taking 500 damage with Avoidance active, Cassia can activate Avoidance to deal 225 (+4% per level) damage to enemies around her.
7 War Traveler Cassia gains 4% Movement Speed every 0.5 seconds while Avoidance is active, up to 15%. This bonus is reset when Cassia stops moving or uses an Ability.
10 Ball Lightning Throw a ball of lightning at an enemy Hero that bounces up to 6 times between nearby enemy Heroes and Cassia, dealing 180 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit. 60
10 Valkyrie Summon a Valkyrie that rushes to Cassia after 0.75 seconds, pulling the first enemy Hero hit, dealing 225 (+4% per level) damage and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds at the end of her path. The Valkyrie knocks back all other enemy Heroes in her way. 60
13 Grounding Bolt Lightning Fury Slows enemies hit by 20% for 1.5 seconds.
13 Lunging Strike Increase Fend's range and area by 20% and its duration by 0.5 seconds.
13 Thundergod's Vigor Enemy Heroes hit by the primary missile of Lightning Fury reduce its cooldown by 1 second.
16 Martial Law Basic Attacks against Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed enemy Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 3% of the Hero's maximum Health.
16 Penetrate Enemies take 3% increased damage from Fend each consecutive hit.
16 Pierce The primary missile of Lightning Fury now pierces, but splits only when hitting Heroes.
20 Imprisoning Light Upon impaling a Hero, Cassia's Valkyrie creates a wave of light that deals 200 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies and Roots them for 3 seconds.
20 Infinite Lightning Ball Lightning can now bounce indefinitely, and its cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds every time an enemy Hero is hit.
20 Titan's Revenge Cassia's Basic Attacks now ignore Armor, and her Basic Attack range is increased by 2.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Lightning Fury Hurl a lightning javelin that deals 175 (+4.5% per level) damage to the first enemy hit and splits into two lightning bolts that deal 175 (+4.5% per level) damage to enemies in their path. 4 30
W Blinding Light After 0.5 seconds, Blind enemies in the target area for 2 seconds. Passive: Cassia deals 20% increased damage to Blinded targets. 15 70
E Fend Charge at an enemy, and upon arriving channel for up to 1.5 seconds, dealing 78 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in front of Cassia every 0.25 seconds. Deals 50% reduced damage to non-Heroes. 8 40
R Ball Lightning Throw a ball of lightning at an enemy Hero that bounces up to 6 times between nearby enemy Heroes and Cassia, dealing 180 (+4% per level) damage to enemies hit. 60 60
R Valkyrie Summon a Valkyrie that rushes to Cassia after 0.75 seconds, pulling the first enemy Hero hit, dealing 225 (+4% per level) damage and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds at the end of her path. The Valkyrie knocks back all other enemy Heroes in her way. 60 60
None Avoidance While moving unmounted, Cassia gains 65 Physical Armor against Heroic Basic Attacks, reducing the damage taken by 65%.

Cassia

2017-09-20 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 125 to 130

Abilities

  • Blinding Light (W)
    • Passive damage bonus to blinded targets increased from 15 to 20%

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Thunderstroke (Q)
      • First quest reward damage bonus increased from 75 to 100
    • True Sight (W)
      • Removed
    • Seraph’s Hymn (W)
      • Moved from Level 13
      • Cooldown reduction per basic attack against Blinded Heroes reduced from 3 to 2 seconds

2017-08-23 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Cassia: Casting Fend on a target who is near a wall will no longer cause her to path in unintended directions before the Ability fires.

2017-08-08 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Cassia: Blinding Light will no longer reveal Stealthed enemy Heroes.

2017-05-31 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Charged Strikes (Active)
      • No longer causes attacks to bounce when attacking Structures.

2017-05-16 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Cassia: Fixed an issue that could cause Valkyrie to pull its target farther than intended if Cassia was Stopped.
  • Cassia: Inner Light’s tooltip now consistently states that range is increased by 25% before and after taking the Talent.
  • Cassia: Martial Law will no longer apply bonus damage to slowed or stunned Minions and Mercenaries.

2017-05-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Ball Lightning (R)
    • Damage reduced from 200 to 180
  • Valkyrie (R)
    • Damage increased from 190 to 225

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Charged Strikes (Active)
      • Damage bonus reduced from 25 to 20%

2017-04-20 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Fend (E)
    • Cooldown decreased from 10 to 8 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 50 to 40
  • ​Ball Lightning (R)
    • Mana cost increased from 40 to 60
  • Valkyrie (R)
    • Cooldown decreased from 90 to 60 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 70 to 60

Talents

  • Level 1
    • True Sight (W)
      • Quest requirement reduced from 80 to 60 hits
      • Passive damage bonus against Blind targets increased from 10% to 15%
  • Level 7
    • Impale (E)
      • Health required to trigger bonus damage increased from 40% to 50%
    • War Traveler (Trait)
      • Movement Speed bonus increased from 3% to 4% per stack
    • Surge of Light (Trait)
      • Damage dealt on activation reduced from 250 to 225
  • Level 20
    • Infinite Lightning (R)
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 4 to 3 seconds per bounce

Developer Comment: Cassia has hit the Nexus right in stride. Showing around a 48% win rate this early lets us know she is tuned pretty well. We expect her to go up a bit more over the next few weeks but wanted to make some lightning quick adjustments to some under/over performing talents. The base buff to Fend should help players get more value out of those talents as well..


2017-04-12 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Cassia: Damage and attack period values listed in Fend’s tooltip are no longer swapped in the Russian client.

2017-04-04 Patch Notes

New Hero

After shattering the Worldstone, the young Amazon Cassia had changed. She had seen hatred, terror, and destruction firsthand. If the Askari were to survive the coming darkness, they needed an army. She would begin their training immediately.

Trait

  • Avoidance
    • When moving unmounted, Cassia gains 65 Physical Armor against Heroic Basic Attacks, reducing the damage taken by 65%.

Basic Abilities

  • Lightning Fury (Q)
    • Hurl a javelin that damages the first enemy hit, and splits into two lightning bolts that deal damage to enemies in their paths.
  • Blinding Light (W)
    • After 0.5 seconds, Blind enemies in the target area for 2 seconds.
    • Passive: Cassia deals 15% increased damage to Blinded targets.
  • Fend (E)
    • Charge at an enemy and on arrival channel for 1.5 seconds, damaging enemies in front of Cassia every 0.25 seconds.
    • Deals 50% reduced damage to non-Heroes.

Heroic Abilities

  • Ball Lightning (R)
    • Throw a ball of lightning at an enemy Hero that bounces up to 6 times between nearby enemy Heroes and Cassia, damaging enemies hit.
  • Valkyrie (R)
    • Summon a Valkyrie that rushes to Cassia after 0.75 seconds, pulling and damaging the first enemy Hero hit and stunning them for 0.5 seconds at the end of her rush.
    • The Valkyrie knocks back all other enemy Heroes in her way.