Roland, Heart of the People


 

Overview

Fire
defense
protector
Paladin
Imperium
Flaming Smite
B
C
No

Other elements

Stats

 
 
 

Skills

Wartech Blade
Attack and heal yourself for 5% of your HP. Deals bonus damage based on your Armor.
(power x 0.2) + (armor x 0.44)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +10% (Primary)
Forceful Taunt
Attack a target and gain Taunt and an Armor Buff for 2 turns. Deals bonus damage based on your Armor.
(Usable every 5 turns)
(power x 0.21) + (armor x 0.47)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Cooldown -1 turn
Flaming Smite
Deal massive damage to an enemy, Stun them for 1 turn, and heal yourself for 100% of the damage dealt. Damage scales with Armor.
(Usable every 5 turns)
[2 hits] (power x 0.23) + (armor x 0.51)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +5% (Primary)
  • Damage +10% (Primary)
Swiftblade
Whenever an enemy dies, give all allies Haste and a Power Buff for 2 turns.
(Automatic effect)
  • Duration +1 turn
  • Duration +1 turn
Imperium Blade
Gain 20% bonus Armor. Forceful Taunt now Taunts for 3 turns and you are immune to Heal Block
(Automatic effect)

Equipment recommendations

Early Game:

  • Bone x3 ( Crit / HP / HP / HP / Block / Block)

End Game:

  • [Tank (Balanced)]: Ironclaw + Sunshield (Crit / Armor / Armor / HP / Block / Block)
  • [Tank (Survivability)]: 3x Wraithbone, 3x Icesteel, or 3x Sunshield (Crit / Armor / Armor / HP / Block / Block)
  • [Bruiser]: Swiftsteel + Sunshield (Crit Mult / Armor / Armor / HP / Block / Block)

Advice on this Hero

Roland has been buffed significantly and is one of the best Nat 4 tanks in the game, and should be taken to 6* if you don't have one of the Nat 5 tanks (Warmechs/Champions). He is useful for:

  • Mostly everywhere in PVE
  • Certain team compositions in PVP

He has high taunt uptime (3 out of 4 turns with artifact), two self heals, a stun, and a self Armor Buff. His leader skill basically gives your team a near-100% uptime on Haste and Power Buff in PVE content (triggered the moment an enemy dies).

He can be geared to fill the following roles:

  • [Tank (Balanced)] - Ironclaw allows him to counterattack more often for more damage output and self-healing, as well as a decent boost in survivability. 
  • [Tank (Survivability)] - 3x Wraithbone or 3x Icesteel gives you more effective health than Ironclaw (70% health or 60% armor vs 15% health and 15% armor). 3x Sunshield allows you to have the maximum amount of Block for situations where you need it.  
  • [Bruiser] - With the recent change to Paladins, they now have one of the highest, if not the highest base Armor in the game with their artifact. His damage abilities scale off of Armor so putting him in Swiftsteel allows him to be a good single target damage dealer, while still having great survivability as a tank. Unlike his RGB brothers, he has a 3rd damaging attack, making him even more viable as a Bruiser. 

He is a great tank to have and can be used in early, mid and end game.