Deande - Battleborn Character Profile Page
WEAPON: Tessurim War Fans
TALENT: Diplomat’s Battle Garb
SKILL 1: Holotwin
SKILL 2: Burst Dash
ULTIMATE: Blink Storm
PASSIVE: The Element of Surprise
Once she served Lord Commander Lothar Rendain, but since his was crimes Deande has joined the Battleborn in order to undermine his plans. Deande has served as a spymaster for over 1000 years and is an immortal assassin. She uses deception and stealth as she can create a decoy of herself.
TESSURIM WAR FANS:
Deande is lethal at both close and long range, using her swift melee combo or deceptive thrown War Fans to steal 15% of health damage dealt to her foes.
Primary Attack: 73
DIPLOMAT’S BATTLE GARB:
Deande’s Jennerit elite uniform, tailor-made to maximize agility,mobility, and lethality.
[PASSIVE] THE ELEMENT OF SUPRISE:
For 5 seconds after uncloaking, all of Deande’s skills and attacks deal 25% additional damage.
During the course of a gameplay session your Battleborn will earn experience points by taking down enemies or complete challenges. By earning enough XP Points your Hero will level up and gets presented a choice between two different augmentations in the Helix skill tree. Per level you can only choose one of these skills to enhance your character’s abilities.
Deande’s Helix skill trees:
THE BLADE AT YOUR BACK
THE WHISPER IN YOUR EAR
When activating Holotwin, Deande dashes in the direction in which she is currently moving. Increasing Holotwin’s dash distance. +50% Dash Distance
Burst Dash’s explosion erupts in an area-of-effect, damaging foes all around Deande.
WONDER TWINS (Unlock Rank 12)
A portion of damage dealt by Deande’s Holotwin clone is returned to her as health. +25% Life Steal
ALL SAFETIES OFF
Increases Holotwin decoy damage. +25% Damage
Increases Holotwin decoy health. +30% Maximum Health
Increases thrown War Fans’ damage. +18% Damage
A Portion of damage dealt by all War Fan attacks is returned to Deande as health. +10% Life Steal
UPPERCUT (Unlock Rank 7)
Adds an uppercut to the end of Deande’s primary melee combo that wounds enemies. +1.5 Seconds Wound Duration
Burst Dash draws extra power from Deande’s Shield reserves, granting bonus damage. Burst Dash now breaks Deande’s shield on activation. +50% Current Shield as Damage
Half of the damage dealt by Burst Dash is returned to Deande as health. +50% Life Steal
For 5 seconds after exiting stealth, Deande’s attacks slow enemies for a brief time. +3 Seconds Slow Duration
For 5 seconds after uncloaking, Deande’s melee strikes to an opponent’s back deal additional damage. +25% Damage
BEAST OF MOMENTUM (Unlock Rank 9)
Killing an enemy increases Deande’s movement speed for a brief time. +10% Movement Speed for 5 Seconds
Increases Burst Dash damage. +15% Damage
Activating Holotwin increases Deande’s movement speed for a brief time. +30% Movement Speed for 5 Seconds
IRE’S ECHO (Unlock Rank 5)
Increases the damage dealt by an exploding holotwin clone. Enemies caught in the blast are slowed. +15% Damage, +3 Seconds Slow Duration
Increases War Fans melee damage. +18% Damage
Increases Deande’s damage against weakened opponents. +23% Damage
Increases Burst Dash’s damage distance. +40% Damage Distance
Reduces Burst Dash’s cooldown timer. -25% Cooldown Time
Reduces Holotwin’s cooldown timer, allowing more frequent use. -25% Cooldown Time
Increases the lifetime of Deande’s Holotwin decoy. +7 Seconds Maximum Lifetime
DEFT HANDS (Unlock Rank 3)
A portion of damage dealt by Burst Dash penetrates enemy shield. +50% Shield Penetration
Upon activation of Blink Storm, Deande spawns a Holotwin decoy.
Killing a minor enemy with Blink Storm refunds 5 seconds of the skill’s cooldown. Killing a major enemy refunds 10 seconds of the cooldown. Up to -10 Seconds Cooldown Time
Deande Guides by the Community
- Deande in-depth Guide by Kitru
- Deande can preform a dropkick when running by using the off-hand melee. You can also use this move in the air to gain extra height.
- Blinkstorm doesn’t require you to be at the same level as the enemy, you can use it on enemies on higher platforms or who are in the air.
- Deande is opportunist, so don’t go rushing into team fights head first; wait for the perfect moment to present itself, such as a low HP enemy just waiting to be Burst Dashed, then advance. All you need is a little patience.
- Try and use Holotwin as your initiation over your escape to utilise Deande’s passive. Otherwise you’d be missing out on a 25% damage buff to any of Deande’s attacks for 5 seconds.
- Just because you’re invisible, it doesn’t mean you’re invincible. Holotwin isn’t always a guaranteed escape, so learn not to rely on it 100% of the time to save you.
- Be tactical when casting Blink Storm as Deande can easily be CC’d out of her ultimate. Try flanking from behind or using Blink Storm when you know that the enemy has their CC skills on cooldown.
- Don’t be afraid to try out the Calculated Risk helix. The thought of loosing your shields may seem daunting at first, but this upgrade can actually be rather rewarding. All it takes is a little practice with it.
- don’t run in mindlessly your very “weak” compared to most other chars try to identify opportunities and strike accordingly
- your ultimate can stun the entire enemies team for a considerable amount of time giving your team a chance to get a easy wipe make good use of it
- CLOAK AND DAGGER
Kill 100 enemies with The Element of Surprise.
- ONE STEP AHEAD
Stealth with less than 20% health, 30 times.
- WAR IS HARDLY CIVIL
Deal 10,000 damage to Rendain.
- FAN OF THE EMPIRE
Deal 60,000 damage with Blink Storm.
- THE SEEDS OF SECRET ORDERS
Play 3 matches on the same team as Ambra.
Deande’s legendary gear is rewarded to the player when all lore challenges are completed.
Fan of the Empire
Customized Jennerit tessurim war-fan commonly carried by members of the Silent Sisters or members of the Sustained elite. Deande’s tessurim were hand-made to her exact specifications.
Those specifications also included the following poem:
One blade for Precept.
One blade for Memory.
One blade for Truth.
One blade for Shadow.
One blade for War.
One blade for Rendain.
One Step Ahead
FROM THE DESK OF RENDAIN, YOUR TYRANT
TO: Underwarsecretary Boolicsyco
FROM: (input username here)
Fred. I hope that I do not need to remind you of the importance of tracking EVERY detail during a time of conflict. Namely, these “coincidences” I’m now hearing about from Constable’s caregiver, of all sources.
Coincidences such as, “where was the Spymaster during the yearly Assets meeting, over which she presides”, or, “why is the Spymaster unavailable for our regularly scheduled game of handball before every rebel-led attack on Imperium stockpiles”?
I would consider it a personal favor and a contributing factor to your continued existence if you would be so kind as to look into these “coincidences”.
Lord Commander Lothar Rendain
// ENCRYPT_LVL: BioG.v.H33 //
// Personal Note, FAN_OF_THE_EMPIRE //
Do NOT forget the Asset Meeting next year; request Ocobanian caviar sent to any frustrated attendees from this year’s meeting. Also, rework handball schedule with the Tyrant.
// END ENCRYPTION //
War Is Hardly Civil
FROM THE DESK OF RENDAIN, YOUR TYRANT
TO: The Jennerit Imperium and The Loyal Empire
FROM: New Jennerit Empire Interim Chief Counselor Deande
DATE: y.19958, d.350
(Audio message attached. Transcription below.)
Personnel log, encryption protocol Deande Alpha-TR43… Although, I guess it’s hardly necessary. Y’know, to hell with encryption. Let’s live dangerously.
History records the first utterance of the Precept shortly after the rise of the Jennerit Imperium’s current incarnation – one that valued the continued survival of the species above all else. Some scholars argue that, after the adoption of the Precept as something of an official credo of the state, the Imperium began to lose its way, culminating with Lothar Rendain’s rise to power.
I’m pleased to report that with today’s victory, we’ve corrected this error in judgment on the part of our ancestors. And as the smoke clears and we Jennerit closely examine our destiny, I believe it’s time we shed the Precept once and for all.
We are taught these words from birth: by any deed, at any price. But those of us who have survived the Solus War know that there are some costs that cannot be paid; some debts that will follow us for the rest of our freakishly long lives. Now, our task is to find new words to guide that destiny, alongside our new allies.
I’d like to suggest “live together, die alone”, but I’m open to alternatives.
Rendain is gone – but so is our beloved Empress Lenore. And though we find ourselves rudderless in this new age, one thing remains clear: the path ahead is one we must walk together, as stewards of the Last Star. Sentinels of the dark.
Children of the Precept – our battle is not yet over. And if we’re really fortunate, it will never truly end.
Cloak and Dagger
// BEGIN ENCRYPTION_LVL: BioG.v.H33 //
Personal Log, FAN_OF_THE_EMPIRE
“Renegades and Rebellions”
Each day now brings further evidence of the corrosion of our once beautiful and mighty empire. I know you, Empress, are not surprised by any of these events which have transpired. When we last spoke nearly two years ago, when I was able to briefly cross the Veil and return to tell the tale, you predicted the consequences of Rendain’s agreement with the Varelsi and the turmoil that would follow with an accuracy that shouldn’t surprise me.
The dissolution of the Pact of the Dying.
The Thrall Rebellions.
The Jennerit Civil War.
The fall of Codex.
All steps leading us onward into the growing dark.
With this course of events now seemingly inevitable, I now move to further gain the Tyrant’s trust as I simultaneously labor to undo his web of power. In a few days, if my work is successful, the Thralls will enter into open rebellion a second time, this time motivated by the escape of the soldier Caldarius from his hundred-year imprisonment.
For posterity, I record that the trust Rendain has bestowed upon me recently is directly related to his need for counsel during the “Caldarius Affair”, in which the champion-soldier publicly demanded (and was eventually granted) Sustainment. Rendain underestimates the emotions of the Jennerit populace, and the amount of pride the Empire derives from its warriors. Long have the Jennerit recognized that true legends are born in battle.
Throughout this controversy, my counsel to him has allowed me to step further into his confidence – though I would be foolish to underestimate Rendain by believing him unaware of my involvement in these matters. Still, he has no direct proof and would find it politically unadvantageous to accuse me openly.
Such a narrow wire I walk.
I pray, my Empress, that our plans and my covert rebellion will be enough to bring down the Tyrant’s influence from within.
// END ENCRYPTION //
The Seeds of Secret Orders
FROM HER MOST IMPERIAL MAJESTY
OF THE JENNERIT EMPIRE
the 18,802nd year and 23rd day of her Immortal Reign
Regarding: Novitiate Sister #NAME_REDACTED#, “Deande”
One has come to our attention, a daughter of the Jennerit Empire who shows remarkable aptitude for her age. She wears the name #NAME_REDACTED#.
She is both born of our throneworld, and is of the highest bloodline, her parentage being the #RECORDS_REDACTED#.
Beyond the qualifications of her blood and breeding, #NAME_REDACTED# has put herself forward for service in the Silent Sisters at an unusually young age. We will see her into the order, under the care of Matron Divia, and will see Matron Divia informed of Our personal intentions.
It is also the wish of Our royal person that #NAME_REDACTED# be prepared for Sustainment, with due care given to confirm her loyalty to Ourself and to the Jennerit Empire. We have no reason to doubt that #NAME_REDACTED# will prove to be a most capable candidate.
Henceforth, #NAME_REDACTED# shall be known as “Deande”.
Spymistress Jovani – we believe Deande to be the first candidate we have seen capable and worthy of trust to train as your successor should our suspicions of Warmaster Lothar Rendain prove as we predict. When you believe the time is at hand, entrust Deande with all we know and suspect, and set her on the course to safeguard the lives of the Empire.
Any Deed. Any Price.
Her Imperial Majesty Empress Lenore