PROS & CONS
AoE attacker with buff removal on Ultimate
Can reduce enemy attack speed
Can lock down a single enemy
Vulnerable to burst damage
Fawkes is a very good utility DPS. His is best at dealing damage and also making sure that enemies cannot be buffed. He is perfect for dealing with strong heroes like Brutus.
He can also lock down a single target with Confine, making them not useful in battle. His other attack Abate reduces a target’s attack speed, which is also useful.
His Silver Bolt when upgraded gives him 40 energy per hit, which allows him to charge up his Ultimate faster.
He is vulnerable to burst damage, so make sure you have a tank to protect him against assassins and mages. He is very good overall and is a good addition to your team.
Here is JSpartan’s take on him:
Fawkes is a man of few words and there are very few people alive who know his story. Even his real name is seldom used, with most of those in the business referring to him as “Death’s Defeat”- a nickname he acquired through his reputation as a top tier vanquisher of the undead and unnatural. Fawkes pursues his quarry relentlessly, and handles them without mercy.
On the rare occasion that he isn’t working, Fawkes lives a quiet, simple life. Unlike most people, adventure equates to work. This wasn’t always the case, however. As child, he would often venture deep into the dark forests near his home, disappearing into the trees for hours or even days at a time. He wasn’t, however, alone. Fawkes had a companion who matched his childish temerity, Raine.
Once, when exploring the dark heart of the wood, the two young adventurers stumbled upon a yawning cavern. Unable to resist the temptation, they ventured inside. Their luck was against them that day. The cavern was the workspace of a murderous necromancer. The necromancer was present when they entered. He couldn’t let his secret get out, and besides, two fresh bodies were a valuable asset in his line of study.
The two children were no match for the necromancer empowered with vile spells. They were restrained, and the ritual began. Wicked knives were placed beside altars, and strange symbols were drawn on the floor in animal blood. In a twist of extreme fortune, a group of demon hunters had witnessed the children’s entry to the cave and had followed them in, using them as a welcome distraction to catch their prey by surprise. They barreled in, weapons bared and protective incantations swirling around them. Though they had the drop on their target, he managed to escape.
The ritual hadn’t progressed far enough to begin the sacrifices, but nonetheless the children weren’t completely unscathed. Fawkes had already been infected by an incorporeal parasite, an entity possessing an intelligence and a will of its own. Through the stern and careful instruction of his saviors, he learned to control the thing that lived in his left hand. The group trained Fawkes and Raine in the ways of combat, tracking, and survival. Eventually, Fawkes even learned to use the parasite as a power source invigorating him with a power unknown to most common folk. The parasite’s will still pulls at his mind, but he’ll never succumb to its force.
Fawkes has no permanent home. He is a nomad, wandering the land in search of those who would inflict their dark machinations on others. Wherever he finds them, he tears them out root and stem.
“If it died once it’ll die again”