VG Item: Atlas Pauldron

Atlas Pauldron

Atlas Pauldron | Category: Defense | Tier: 3 | Cost: 1900

+80 Armor
+35 Shield

Activate: Maim nearby enemies, lowering their attack speed by 65% of their total for 4s in a 4-meter range. (20s cooldown)

Tip: Counters enemies with high attack speed, but you must get close to the enemies to affect them.

BUILD PATH
Coat of Plates
+75 Armor
+10 Shield

Tip: Armor reduces damage from basic attacks.
Light Armor
+40 Armor
+10 Shield

Tip: Armor reduces damage from basic attacks.



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Nightz (1) | November 8, 2016 6:30pm
When does Atlas Pauldron actually activate? Before or after the animation? So how long is the animation time?
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BLG3RNT (44) | November 8, 2016 8:13pm
Atlas Pauldron's effect is applied when the yellow ring bursts out from the character. It is applied to anyone in that radius (which is a 4 meter range). I timed it in practice and it takes 1 second from the time it's activated to be applied. It can be reflex blocked.
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skingg | December 9, 2016 6:09pm
BLG3RNT wrote:
Atlas Pauldron's effect is applied when the yellow ring bursts out from the character. It is applied to anyone in that radius (which is a 4 meter range). I timed it in practice and it takes 1 second from the time it's activated to be applied. It can be reflex blocked.


Say I am playing Alpha going into a spun-up Saw with Prime Directive. I would initiate Prime Directive and hit Saw first then activate Atlas and hopes the Saw does not hit reflex block as a reaction to block the active of Atlas? Or would it be better to activate Atlas > Prime Directive so the Saw does not have ample time to reflex block Atlas's active?
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FearlessFury | May 18, 2015 11:25am
NwK-MEDIC wrote:

Just to be sure, is it applying -65% of attack speed everytime?
If ennemy builds only a salvo which give 35% attack speed, does atlas affect then with the 30% left the basic attack speed of the heroe?
Thanks for the answer !

I am pretty sure it does because almost every hero starts with 100% Atk speed then it gets about 136% at max lvl usually so then it would still have atk speed to reduce but I'm not sure what would happen if you used the Pauldron like 3 times and their atk speed went down past zero... If you know this would be a cool thing to know.
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NwK-MEDIC (9) | April 15, 2015 3:59am
Just to be sure, is it applying -65% of attack speed everytime?
If ennemy builds only a salvo which give 35% attack speed, does atlas affect then with the 30% left the basic attack speed of the heroe?
Thanks for the answer !
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wolf_hands (22) | January 13, 2015 7:08am
True. You will need to assess each situation on its own merits. Hopefully if you find yourself in a situation like that, one of your melee allies will pick up an Atlas Pauldron so you can focus something else.
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InfuriatedBrute (16) | January 13, 2015 4:49am
wolf_hands wrote:

Atlas Pauldron is a situational defensive item. Good against enemies that stack attack speed (from items like Tornado Trigger or Alternating Current). Otherwise, Metal Jacket is more beneficial for WP enemies.

Yeah, but you also have to be sure you're going to get close enough, so usually you shouldn't buy it if you are some long-range character fighting against other ranged characters.
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wolf_hands (22) | January 6, 2015 1:51pm
Atlas Pauldron is a situational defensive item. Good against enemies that stack attack speed (from items like Tornado Trigger or Alternating Current). Otherwise, Metal Jacket is more beneficial for WP enemies.
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Voidrin | January 3, 2015 11:08am
oh thanks i was not sure to buy this whenever i see taka
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InfuriatedBrute (16) | January 1, 2015 6:43pm
Voidrin wrote:

Is this Atlas Pauldron helpful in taka's burst atk speed? From what i know it is but im not entirely sure

Taka doesn't get burst attack speed. Or do you mean when he buys items like tornado trigger?

Either way, this is good if you are melee (so you can actually get in range to use it) and the enemy actually cares about their attack speed. If taka has only a tension bow and aftershock, he won't care if he attacks a second time, so this item would be useless against him.

It's probably the most effective against SAW, since saw basically has to keep attacking you.
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Voidrin | January 1, 2015 10:36am
Is this Atlas Pauldron helpful in taka's burst atk speed? From what i know it is but im not entirely sure
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InfuriatedBrute (16) | January 1, 2015 1:48am
Basically if you buy this instead of metal jacket you are trading 85 armor for 400 gold back and the active.

Comparing it to coat of plates doesn't make sense because big armor and shield items cost more than small armor and shield items.
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wolf_hands (22) | December 19, 2014 7:05am
The cooldown is 15 seconds for anyone wanting to know (as of 12/19/14)
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