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Created September 5, 2017

The Cold Soldier (Arthas Updated 6/20/18)

While Niche as a main tank, Arthas still can function quite well in the role when picked in the right spots. His lockdown is unmatched in the tank role and he can scale into quite the threat late game. Even without baseline armor, he still is weakest to burst magic damage while shutting down melee heroes and auto-attackers hard.



Pros: Great lockdown, fantastic laning and early game, shuts down melee AA heroes 

Cons: Low mobility means he gets kited, can get 1-shot if mistimes Icebound Fortitude, reliant on Ghouls to fight
1
Frost Presence
Quest: Root enemy Heroes with Howling Blast. Reward: After rooting 5 Heroes, Howling Blast's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds. Reward: After rooting 10 Heroes, Howling Blast's range is increased by 20%. Reward: After rooting 20 Heroes, Howling Blast also roots enemies in its path.
The W quest, specifically after 10 stacks, really increases your pick and engage range. Rime also viable if against melee heavy, dive team.
4
Frozen Wastes
Frozen Tempest Mana cost reduced by 2 per second. Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Frozen Tempest. Reward: After damaging enemy Heroes 150 times with Frozen Tempest, the Movement and Attack Speed slows of Frozen Tempest last an extra 1.5 seconds against enemy Heroes.
Honestly, just the mana reduction is super nice at this tier. Combined with the quest reward, this talent really helps with controlling the battlefield through your E.
7
Icebound Fortitude
Activate to gain 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%, and reduce the duration of Stuns, Slows, and Roots against Arthas by 75% for 3 seconds.
Fantastic anti-burst tool and works as a 1-time self-cleanse. Takes some practice to time right, but will save your bacon more times than you can count.
10
Army of the Dead
Summons Ghouls that last 15 seconds, deal 20 damage, and have 1060 health. Sacrifice Ghouls to heal for 267 Health.
Extra tank steroid for team fights. Try not to fight if this isn't up.
13
Shattered Armor
Enemy Heroes hit by Howling Blast have their Armor reduced by 15 for 4 seconds.
Great for locking down and bursting targets and synergizes well with lvl 1 quest talent. If Rime was taken lvl 1, take Biting Cold instead as it will likely get more value than Shattered Armor.
16
Remorseless Winter
Enemy Heroes that remain within Frozen Tempest for 3 seconds are rooted for 1.25 seconds. This effect only happen once every 10 seconds.
Extra CC. More roots. 'Nuff said
20
Legion of Northrend
3 additional Ghouls are created. Ghouls heal for an additional 50% and last 5 seconds longer.
This tier is all about survival. Both ghouls and Anti-Magic shell are fine, but ghouls is usually the better pick. Anti-magic is better against high burst comps or against D.va bomb.
Balance Patch - 8/8/17
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