[Mystic] minmom515's guide to the <Phase Master>

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  1. minmom515

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    "I shall strike down any who stand in my way"

    NOTICE: The guide is written for 3:3 PVP mode. If you're looking for 5:5 tips, you may not be satisfied with this article.

    Table of Contents
    • Introduction
    • Stats
    • Tablets/Inscriptions
    • Talents
    • Skills
    • Items
    • Skills Combo
    • Early Game Strategy
    • End Game Strategy
    • Credits

    Introduction

    Hero Price
    [​IMG] 10,800
    [​IMG] 225

    Mystic is a hero who deals significant damage and great mobility in the end game phase.

    However, Mystic is especially weak in the beginning of the game and he does not have any stun skills. Thus, it requires exceptional control and gaming sense to grow; since stun plays an important role in ganks and team fights.

    Pros
    1. Great skills for ganking
    2. High damage with items
    3. He can be both carry and support
    4. Abusing skills to annoy enemies
    5. Full of AoE(Area of Effect) Skills for team fights

    Cons
    1. Weak in early gaming phase (low damage, low health)
    2. No stun skills
    3. Leech bug has been fixed =p
    4. Difficult control

    Stats


    Level____HP______MP______DMG_____ATK SPD_ATK RNG_MOV SPD___PHYS DEF__MAG DEF____HP REGEN__MP REGEN
    1_______511_____399______48.0_____0.69____8_______4.25_______15.0_______12.00______0.95/s_____1.22/s
    2_______589_____445______51.6_____0.70____8_______4.25_______17.3_______14.53______1.12/s_____1.49/s
    3_______667_____491______55.2_____0.71____8_______4.25_______19.6_______17.06______1.29/s_____1.76/s
    4_______745_____537______58.8_____0.72____8_______4.25_______21.9_______19.59______1.46/s_____2.03/s
    5_______823_____583______62.4_____0.73____8_______4.25_______24.2_______22.12______1.63/s_____2.30/s
    6_______901_____629______66.0_____0.74____8_______4.25_______27.5_______24.65______1.80/s_____2.57/s
    7_______979_____675______69.6_____0.75____8_______4.25_______29.8_______27.18______1.97/s_____2.84/s
    8_______1057____721______73.2_____0.76____8_______4.25_______32.1_______29.71______2.14/s_____3.11/s
    9_______1135____767______76.8_____0.77____8_______4.25_______34.4_______32.24______2.31/s_____3.38/s
    10______1213____813______80.4_____0.78____8_______4.25_______36.7_______34.77______2.48/s_____3.65/s
    11______1291____862______84.0_____0.79____8_______4.25_______39.0_______37.30______2.65/s_____3.92/s
    12______1369____908______87.6_____0.80____8_______4.25_______41.3_______39.83______2.82/s_____4.19/s
    13______1447____954______91.2_____0.81____8_______4.25_______43.6_______42.36______2.99/s_____4.46/s
    14______1525____997______94.8_____0.82____8_______4.25_______45.9_______44.89______3.16/s_____4.73/s
    15______1603____1043_____98.4_____0.83____8_______4.25_______47.2_______47.42______3.33/s_____5.00/s

    Tablets/Inscriptions

    Tablets

    Desecration Tablet:

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    Each time you slay an enemy by yourself, your Max HP will be permanently increased by 5 points, to a Max HP of 360.

    This is a great tablet to increase Mystic's survivability in mid to end game phases. 360 HP may seem small, but it will grant you another life many times.

    Frostbite Tablet:

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    Frost Bolt 1 and Frost Bolt 2 now causes a target to be immobilized for 2 seconds. When this effect ends, if the target's HP is below or at 50%, the target's Movement Speed (and Attack Speed if you are using Frost Bolt 2) will be reduced for 2 seconds.

    A good offensive tablet to use for ganking or running away. It makes an enemy unable to move for 2 seconds, which will be enough for a teammate to join a fight. Also, you can use it with Phantom Chains skill to create a synergy effect (I will talk about this more in Skills Combo section)

    Whispering Tablet:

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    Each time you use a skill, your Magical Attack and Physical Attack will be increased by 3% and MP cost of skills will be reduced by 3%. Effect can stack up to 5 times. If another skill is used when it reached its maximum capacity, then the effect resets to 0.

    A good tablet for a mid Mystic. Mana cost reduction will help you to stay at the position longer, with more skills to be used. Magical attack increase also helps in the end game phase!

    Bloodlust Tablet:

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    Your hero's Physical and Magical Attack are increased by 3% for every hero (both ally and enemy) within 15 meters.

    If you're looking for a high-damage super-offensive Mystic, here is your tablet. It will give you extra strength in team fights.

    Inscriptions

    Order

    Sorcery Inscription

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    Bronze: + 0.55% Cooldown Reduction
    Silver: + 0.82% Cooldown Reduction
    Gold: + 1.09% Cooldown Reduction


    Chaos

    Spellbreaking Inscription

    Bronze: + 0.71 Pierce through Magical Defense
    Silver: + 1.06 Pierce through Magical Defense
    Gold: + 1.42 Pierce through Magical Defense


    The HOC wiki didn't have chaos inscriptions' images. I'm sorry about the inconvinience.

    Talents

    Mystic typically uses either Mage/Supporter talents or Mage/Guardian talents. Which you will use depends on your game play style.

    In general, Mage/Supporter talents give you easier line control and better performance in the early game phase, while Mage/Guardian talents grant slightly more strength in the end game phase.

    Mage/Supporter

    Mage - 24

    Spell Proficiency - 5

    Apprentice - 4
    Mana-Adept - 1

    Knowledge - 2
    Skill Penetration - 4
    Accident - 3

    Magic Feedback - 3
    Skill Outbreak - 1

    Death's Embrace -1

    Supporter - 16

    Quickening - 5
    Spirit - 3

    Greed - 3

    Teamwork Pays - 1

    Surprise - 3

    Fast Learner - 1

    Mage/Guardian

    Mage - 21

    Spell Proficiency - 5

    Apprentice - 4
    Mana-Adept - 1

    Skill Penetration - 3
    Accident - 3

    Magic Feedback - 3
    Skill Outbreak - 1

    Death's Embrace - 1

    Guardian - 19

    Strong - 5
    Armor - 2

    Toughness - 3

    Fast Healer - 3
    Block - 2

    Bastion of Defense - 3
    Last Stand - 1

    Skills

    Phantom Chains

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    Cost: 80/120/160/200 MP
    Range: 10 meters
    Damage: 50/100/150/200 + [70% Magical Attack]
    Cooldown: 18/16/14/12 seconds
    Movement Speed reduction: 45% for 2 seconds

    This is one of the main damage dealing skill of Mystic. The damage and explosion area significantly increases as the skill level gets close to 4. Also, cooldown is acceptably low at level 4, so you can spam this skill anytime.

    Crystal Barrier

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    Cost: 120/120/120/120 MP
    Range: 11 meters
    Damage: 15/25/35/45 + [25% Magical] per second
    Cooldown: 13 seconds
    Duration: 7 seconds

    One of main reason why Mystic is annoying to the enemies. It creates a wall to block the enemies movement. When you're chasing or running away, simply use this skill to delay the enemy hero. It will give you few seconds (especially when combined with Phantom Chains). This can also be used to farm, since it has large area to deal good amount of damage over time.

    Energy Diffusi

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    Effect: Increases Magical Attack to a maximum level of 10/15/20/25

    A passive skill that increases magical attack each second. It's not very effective in early game phase (neither end game phase, but we have extra skill points. So why not? :D) When the magical attack stack is filled to maximum, it creates an aura around Mystic and provide additional damage to normal attacks. Be aware that the stack resets when you use a skill that costs mana.

    Crystal Fragments

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    Cost: 240/280/320 MP
    Range: 12 meters
    Damage: 100/200/300 + [90% Magical Attack] to nearby enemies when the totem explodes
    Cooldown: 70 seconds

    Drum roll please! This is the ultimate skill of Mystic. It summons a crystal totem that gives a buff to the ally heroes near it. The buff gives extra magical attack and mana regeneration. When the skill is activated again while the totem is up, the Mystic will blink to the totem and explode it, dealing MEGA damages to the enemies. Perfect ultimate skill for ganking and team fights!

    Also, Crystal Fragments have HP; which means it can be used as a tank. Obviously, users will attack you, not hit Crystal Fragment. However, the minions, towers, Mogul'sh, Dragon will attack Crystal Fragment before attacking heroes. This will help you and your teammates to endure longer while you're fighting viciously. If Crystal Fragments get destroyed before you reactivate it, the damage will be reduced to half, so use it wisely!

    Skill Tree

    1: Phantom Chains
    2: Crystal Barrier
    3: Energy Diffusi
    4: Crystal Fragments

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    Crystal Barrier will be useful at level 1, because it gives more damage than Phantom Chains and annoy enemy heroes.

    After that, focus on Phantom Chains to enlarge the skill's power and damage area.

    Don't worry about Energy Diffusi until you have left-over skill points.


    Items

    Mystic require a lot of damage dealing items since his role is to provide the maximum damage to the opponents.

    Keep in mind that this item should be modified for different situations. For example, you don't want to buy Hades Armor if the enemies are only composed with magical attack heroes. I can't teach you how to do this, but you will learn from your experiences.

    Starting Items

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    • Squire's Wisdom (500G)
    • Acolyte Staff (500G)

    Squire's Wisdom is a good starting item that provides both HP and magical attack. Acolyte Staff is necessary to buy Leviathan's Cloak.

    Then...

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    • Squire's Wisdom
    • Acolyte Staff
    • Boots of Haste (300G)
    • Ruby Ring (1100G)

    Buy Boots of Haste to give an extra movement speed. It will help you when you chase or run away. Buy Ruby Ring to deal more damage.

    Then...

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    • Squire's Wisdom
    • Leviathan's Cloak (+800G)
    • Boots of Haste
    • Ruby Ring
    • Ruby Ring (1100G)

    To deal even more damage, buy an extra Ruby Ring. Leviathan's cloak will give you pierce through magical defense, which will grant more damage. Generally, it will provide better damage if you can buy Ruby Ring first.

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    • Squire's Wisdom
    • Leviathan's Cloak
    • Boots of Haste
    • Brawler's Lament (+540G)
    • Ruby Ring
    • Staff of Vigor (1300G)

    To improve defense, buy Light Calvary Hat and upgrade it to Staff of Vigor if your gold permits. You will lack mana as you use skills, so upgrade a Ruby Ring to Brawler's Lament which gives extra maximum MP.

    Then...

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    • Squire's Wisdom
    • Leviathan's Cloak
    • Boots of Haste
    • Searing Orb (+1450G)
    • Ruby Ring

    Upgrade Staff of Vigor with Brawler's Lament to get extra magical attack and searing orb's passive (Burn through 30% of enemy's Magic Defense)

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    • Cloak of the Dragon's Blood (1100G) OR Raven Mail (1150G)
    • Leviathan's Cloak
    • Boots of Haste
    • Searing Orb
    • Ruby Ring
    • Enchanter's Ring (2200G)

    Depending on the situation, buy a defense item to improve survivability or buy Enchanter's Ring to deal God-like damage.

    End game items

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    • Hades Armor (+3100G)
    • Boots of Firewalker (+1200G)
    • Searing Orb
    • Spider Queen's Embrace (+3070G)
    • Boneflame Wand (+2300G)
    • Your choice of item

    After buying Enchanter's Ring, Cloak of the Dragon's Blood, or Raven Mail, I can't tell you what item you should buy first. You should decide on what items to use that suits the current flow of the game. If you are dying easily, you will want to buy more defense items. If you are on killing streak, you will want to buy more magical attack items to get more kills. At the end, the items in the list will most likely (meaning not always) be useful. Leviathan Cloak can be sold to provide an additional item slot to buy another item, or can be upgraded to Arrogance Cloak. It's totally your choice.

    Skills Combo

    Close distance chasing situation

    1. Crystal Barrier - Phantom chains - Normal attacks - Frostbolt (if available) - Normal attacks - Crystal Barrier - Phantom Chains - Normal attacks
    2. Crystal Barrier - Phantom chains - Normal attacks - Crystal Fragments - Crystal Fragments - Crystal Barrier - Phantom Chains - Normal attacks

    Make sure to block enemy's movement by using Crystal Barrier and Phantom Chains. If the distance between you and enemy gets farther, use Crystal Fragments to get closer.

    Long distance chasing situation

    1. Crystal Fragments - Crystal Fragments - Frostbolt (if available) - Phantom chains - Crystal Barrier - Normal hits
    2. Phantom Chains - Get closer - Crystal barrier - normal attacks

    If enemy is positioning farther away, you can use Crystal Fragments to blink and surprise him. Use Frostbolt or Phantom Chains to slow the enemy and allow your teammates to join the fight. If Crystal Fragment is in cooldown, take advantage of Phantom Chain's huge radius to slow the enemy and block his movement.


    Running away situation
    1. Crystal Barrier - Phantom Chains
    2. Crystal Fragments - Crystal Fragments

    Place Crystal Barrier right in front of the enemy or the corner to disturb his chase. Also, use Phantom Chains to slow him down if you're out of hit range. If your Crystal Fragment is not on cooldown, use it to jump over walls.

    Team fight situation
    1. Crystal Fragments - Phantom Chains - Crystal Barrier - Normal attacks - Crystal Fragments - Normal attacks

    Use Crystal Fragment first to get magical attack buff. Then use Phantom Chains and Crystal Barrier to deal maximum amount of damage. After that, give a few normal attacks and then explode Crystal Fragments to finish them.

    Using Phantom Chain level 1 and 2
    1. Frostbolt (if available) - Phantom Chain - Normal attack - Crystal Barrier
    2. Crystal Barrier - Place Phantom Chain in the enemy hero's way - normal attacks

    It is difficult to use Phantom Chain skill when the skill's level is 1 or 2, because of its small explosion radius. To improve hit rate, Combine Frostbolt or Crystal Barrier and use Phantom Chain.

    Early Game Strategy

    In the beginning phase, Mystic is extremely weak compared to other heroes. It has low HP and low damage with no stun. Phantom Chain's explosion radius is relatively small at skill level 1 and 2, which makes it harder to use. Because of this, you should play defensively with cautions. Farm where you are out of enemy hero's reach, and always read map to avoid ganking.

    If you're playing Mystic as a supporter, avoid fights with enemy's bottom hero such as Machry, Sia, Migrove. These Heroes are exceptionally strong in early phase of the game. Instead, gank opponent's middle hero when the enemy's supporter is not in sight, and go counter jungle to disturb opponent's growth.

    Try to kill Dragon with one of your teammates at level 6. Cast Crystal Fragments and use it as a tank. Make sure to Reactivate it before Dragon destroys it for dealing full damage. After that, your team (hopefully) will tank dragon's attacks.


    End Game Strategy

    There are two possible situations in end game phases. It's either 1) your team is winning 2) your team is losing.

    If your team is winning, it's most likely you are already dealing much damage. Don't break the tower until you're sure you will win, because breaking tower will generate 2 extra minions with higher level, which means the opponents will grow faster than your team. Kill Mogul'sh at right moment to take extra advantage.

    if your team is losing... it will be much more difficult for you to play Mystic compared to other heroes. Do not go alone and play defensively, always stay with your teammates. Try not to get caught by opponent heroes and aim for enemy's carry. Place Staff of Tino at Mogul'sh, which may give you chances to steal Mogul'sh or kill the heroes at low HP.


    Credits

    The images and data is taken from Heroes of Order and Chaos Wiki.






    If you have any comments, questions, or tips to share, please leave a reply!

    Thank you for reading :)
     
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    i_am_revenge New Member

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    [/color][/font]Nice Guide Man!
     
  3. SuchDogeVeryWow

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    What about arrogance cloak? You buy a leviathans' cloak early game, but what happened to it? It upgrades to arrogance cloak, the equivalent of Jade axe for mages
     
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    I believe arrogance cloak only works for single target skills,all of mystic's skills are aoe.
     
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    Arrogance Cloak does work with AOE skills but these skills only take half the effect of the cloak. Still it is a strong item for Mages in Late Game as the higher the enemies' levels are, the stronger the pierce will be.

    PS: The cloak will proc with Energy Diffusion once it is fully charged.
     
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    Hi there!

    First, sorry about late response. I haven't been checking my guide.

    The reason why the Leviathan's Cloak is missing is because I think it's better to sell it and buy another item.

    As you know, Leviathan's Cloak and Arrogance Cloak works only 50% for AoE skills, which makes the item less valuable.

    Another thing is that the Cloak reduces effect of Searing Orb. Here is how the calculation works:

    Searing Orb's 30% reduction works AFTER applying reduction from items.

    That being said, combining the Cloak and Searing Orb become less effective in later games.

    Let's say you have 100 Magic Defense.

    With the cloak's defense reduce 30
    (100-30)*0.7 = 49 Magic DefenseDefense
    21 MD reduction from Searing Orb

    Without the reduction
    100*0.7 = 70 Magic Defense
    30 MD reduction from Searing Orb

    It is true that Cloak + Searing Orb proivde more Pierce Through Magical Defense, but it may be more useful to buy another item that has more potential.

    Thus, I recommend selling the Cloak and buying another item such as 15% Leech item or 80% atk speed item (which became also useful for mages after the update, with cheap cost and almost doubling atk speed with slowing passive).

    Though there is nothing wrong with Arrogance Cloak, and it surely is a good item :)
     
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    Its a wonderful clearly laid out guide, that is pleasing to read.

    + 1
     
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    Thank you for enjoying the guide and +1 :):blush:
     
  10. GltchMasterFTW

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    Thx for the guide its cery useful hopefuly everyone els likes it.
     
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    Hi! thank you for the compliment :)

    By the way, the guide is written before the update, so the item build is outdated.

    I wanted to update the guide but I never got around to it... haha :/

    So, just keep in mind that you may need to change item build!
     
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    ok thx
     
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    Great guide!

    Feels like a super hard heroe to master though. But hey, who says heroes are easy to master anyways XD

    The emblem price went to 8k.
     
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    thank you for the comment :)

    This guide needs a lot of updates because it is outdated and I think some of the contents can be improved.

    So please be cautious of that :)
     

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