Keep an eye on your ability use rate. Arduin is most powerful when you make use of Undying Protector to buff your normal attacks in conjunction with the healing abilities of Bloodlust.
When Arduin's HP falls below 50% and takes further damage, he recovers 4% of his maximum HP when his abilities or normal attacks deal damage within 8 seconds. This effect has a 60-second cooldown.
Mana cost: 50
Arduin swings his axe, sending out an energy wave that deals 250 (+159) physical damage and slows enemy movement speed by 40% for 2 seconds. If Arduin hits an enemy hero, he can also smash his axe into the ground to deal 250 (+159) physical damage and knock enemies into the air for 1 second.
Mana cost: 0
Arduin summons a shield that has 12% of his own maximum HP, which lasts for 5 seconds. When the shield is summoned, Arduin deals 200 (+119) magic damage to surrounding enemies. Within 8 seconds of summoning his shield, Arduin's next 3 normal attacks deal an additional 100 true damage, and each time his normal attacks damage an enemy, the cooldown time for Cull is reduced by 1 second.
Mana cost: 100
Arduin flings his axe forward, dealing 300 (+190) physical damage and stunning the first enemy hit for 1.5 seconds. He then hurls towards the axe's spot, dealing 300 (+190) physical damage to surrounding enemies. Once Cull is activated, control effects will not stop Arduin from completing the ability.
Deals 800 true damage to nearby minions and monsters and stuns them for 1 second.
Instantly attacks a nearby enemy hero and deals damage equal to 16% of the HP the enemy hero has lost as true damage.
Arduin was the leader of mankind trained by the Vedä.
Brave and perseverant, Arduin was the epitome of a great leader in the public's eye. His speech was so affectionate and evoking, it attracted young and passionate rebel warriors to join his legion, fighting for a higher goal.
Instructed by the Vedä, Arduin once regarded Thane as his rival. He decided to fight Thane for honor, but won Thane's admiration with his fearless combat style and confident tactics. After years of collaboration, Arduin finally accepted Thane as an ally and their friendship grew.
The duo was fundamental to the rebels' victory. The Fallen were forced to withdraw their defense lines and retreat to Inferi. In the last battle, Arduin and Thane quarreled for the first time in a long time. Arduin wanted to keep on battling, in hopes of obliterating the dark forces and bringing back the long-awaited peace, while Thane thought such an action would only devastate what they had achieved so far.
Failing to persuade him, Arduin abandoned Thane and, together with his warriors and supporting Vedän squads, marched into Inferi to hunt down the remaining Fallen and demons. Yet, Arduin's legion was misled to the Icy Terrain by the cunning Veera. She ignited the frost fire, hoping to annihilate the entire legion. Feeling a deep regret of his own decision, Arduin strode through the frost fire and created a storm by swinging his axe, attempting to create a safe passage for his warriors.
Thanks to Arduin's resourcefulness, a few soldiers managed to survive, but many of their fellows perished in the unforgiving frost fire. Even Arduin himself was scorched in battle, but was saved by the Vedä-blessed armor. Despite the fact that Arduin swung his axe blindly, he managed to kill any enemies who dared to come close.
Veera swiftly stepped in and stopped the Fallen from taking revenge. She poured frost fire into Arduin's crippling body, rendering the holy seal of Vedä useless. Soon, Arduin's body was burned to ashes, and though his spirit remained, it was marked with a dark seal by Veera. Freezing frost fire replaced the Holy Force and became the sole driving force of the armor.
Those who lament the loss of Arduin will never expect to see their legendary hero again like this!