God Name: Atlas
Title: Pillar of the Sky
Pantheon Greek
Type: Magical, Melee
Role: Guardian
Pros: High Crowd Control, High Defense




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LORE:
Of all the tortured beings in the cosmos, none know pain more intimately than Atlas, the titan forced to hold up the sky. A punishment he will bear for time eternal. As the Pillar of the World, he is the one who is both the savior and the burdened.

As the son of a titan, Atlas was born with the primal and cosmic power over the Earth, granted by Gaia to the titans when they deposed Ouranos of his title as king. A symbol of eternal endurance, Atlas' feat of strength rivals that of the strong and mighty Cronus. For this, he was made one of the great generals of the titans. Yet when the younger Olympians ousted Cronus from the throne, the mighty titans fell from grace. However, where his brothers and sisters were sent to Tartarus, Atlas was sent to carry the sky.

For centuries he stood alone, with the sky his only companion until Herakles, the hero of Greece, came to ask for the assistance of the titan. For finding the Golden Apples of Hesperides, Herakles offered to hold up the sky for Atlas while he fetched the apples. Like all titans, however, his primal nature prevented him from giving hi newfound freedom much thought. Through trickery, Herakles managed to fool the titan into carrying the sky once more.

But his punishment has a deadline: the end of time itself. Now that the cosmos is unraveling itself and reality itself splits assunder as gods fight among themselves, there is no more need for a pillar of the sky. Abandoning his post, he now has the freedom he so deserved, but only to find himself a prisoner once more. War is waged, and the titans call their champion to free them. Only those old gods can rule, as said by their birthright



PASSIVE: Burdened Fists
Atlas' abilities and basic attacks reduce the resistances of enemies, which can stack up to five times. Upon five stacks, the enemy will be heavily slowed. The slow can only happen once every ten seconds on the same enemy.
Ability: Mark
Effect: Debuff
Decreased Physical and Magical Protection: -5 per stack (max: -25 Protections)
Duration: 5 seconds
Slow: 45% Slow for 1.75s


ABILITY 1: Titanic Charge
Atlas dashes forward, damaging and knocking up enemies hit. All enemies hit are given one stack of Burdened Fists.
Ability: Directional.Line
Effect: Dash
Distance: 45ft
Damage: [i]85/105/125/145/165 (+40% MP)
Cost: 50
Cooldown: 12s


ABILITY 2: Skyfall
PASSIVE: Atlas creates an area of irresistable gravitational pull, making leaps and dashes slightly gravitate to Atlas' location.
ACTIVE: Atlas sends forward a spherical sky, damaging and dragging enemies hit along with it. All enemies hit are given one stack of Burdened Fists.
Ability: Directional.Line
Effect: CC/Damage
Distance: 55ft
Passive Radius: 22ft Around Self
Damage: 120/140/160/180/200 (+50% MP)
Cost: 75
Cooldown: 16s


ABILITY 3: Monolith
Atlas erects a monolith at a location, acting as both ward and obstacle. Enemies near the ward have their attack speed reduced and are given one stack of Burdened Fist.
Ability: Ground Target
Effect: Debuff
Duration: 6s
Attack Speed Reduction: -10/15/20/25/30% Attack Speed
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70
Cooldown: 18s


ULTIMATE: Firmament of the Globe
Atlas roots himself in place, taunting enemies around to attack him. He is given a boost in protections and CC Immunity. At the end of the duration, he releases a burst of energy around him to deal damage equivalent to a portion of damage received from minions, monsters and gods while rooted. Enemies that have the debuff Burdened Fist are stunned after the damage.
Ability: Area
Effect: CC
Radius: 35ft
CC Immunity/Taunt Duration: 3s
Protections: +15/21/27/33/39
Damage: 100 + 35/45/55/65/75% Damage Done
Stun: 1s
Cost: 100/105/110/115/120
Cooldown: 105s




AUTHOR NOTES:
A titan is a being of immense power over the natural forces of nature. Where the olympians hold dominion over natural processes, titans embody the all-encompassing and primordial power of nature. As such, the depiction of their powers is seen to be stronger and more ancient than the Olympians. This is what I used to reflect Atlas' abilities on. As the titan of endurance, his Burdened Fist and Titanic Charge are feats of gargantuan strength. As the titan of the astral plane, his Skyfall and Firmament of the Globe attest to the true power of the Old Gods.

His passive, Burdened Fists, strike through all foes. After years of carrying the world on his shoulders, he has risen to strengths beyond that of an Olympian's. His attacks break through armor, reducing their protections and allowing his team to deal more damage. An additional bonus, stacking three Burdened Fists make the enemies affected, well, burdened - slowing them for a duration.

His first ability, Titanic Charge, allows him to either set-up his combos, or catch up to running enemies. The knock-up allows his team to catch up to get kills. This ability cannot go through walls, despite his gargantuan strength.

His second ability, Skyfall, is his unique CC in that it drags whatever enemy it hits along the current path it is going. This allows him to set up some nasty combos with gods like Scylla, Nox, Skadi and Neith. All enemies dragged will also be applied Burdened Fists. If this ability goes through a wall with enemies, enemies dragged will be transported to the other side of the wall.

His third ability, Monolith, is both a blocking obstacle, like Ymir's 1, a ward, like Scylla's 3, and a debuff source. Although it only decreases attack speed, going against speedy hunters, assassins or even another Atlas, attack speed defines them and their damage. Besides, it has been a while since we saw a god with attack speed debuffs.

His ultimate, Firmament of the Globe, taunts enemies in an area to attack him. Not only that but he gains protections while doing so. The downside is that he is rooted. Again, another way to set up kills. However, if you are by yourself, this ultimate can still kill, as a percentage of damage done to you is converted into a burst of damage at the end of the ult. This is like a Galio ult, if you are a League of Legends player.

“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?"

I…don't know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?"

To shrug.”
-Ayn Rand

VOICELINE SAMPLES:

DIRECT TAUNTS
To Any Olympian: “What is an Olympian? A collection of chemicals with delusions of grandeur.”
To Nu Wa: Where were you when I needed you the most?!"
To Chronos: "Me in the battlefield is proof your power is waning."