Mike Frenszniak was a successful Baseball player, that received the nickname Homerun because of his accuracy. His incredible talent and luck impressed his fans and made other professionals jealous. He quickly became the most sought after Batter in the League, but with his fame his confidence rose equally. The further he rose the ranks, the bigger his ego grew and nothing seemed to be able to stop him. Excessive parties and enjoying the advantages of his professional achievements made him feel untouchable.
He was practicing his swings, when Day Zero hit and it nearly annihilated. Sheer luck had it, that he survived, but at a cost. His right arm got mangled in some debris that hit him. With his career seemingly over he still wasn’t ready to give up. His stubbornness and his big ego prevented him from giving up or accepting his fate. He remembered one of his biggest fans, a high ranking military official, that once talked to him about current developments in military cybernetics and how it could revolutionize sports as a whole. He didn’t understand a thing back then, but now it was the only thing keeping him going.
He set out to try and find the military complex the Lieutenant Colonel had talked about. On the road he encountered other survivors, raiders, fans and haters alike. His celebrity status helped him receive free support and his physical fitness ensured his survival against raiders and attacks. Even with only one arm he beat raiders with his favorite bat. Betty was a gift from his father and while the sturdiness of the mahogany wood stood strong, it had quite some cracks, dents and chipped off pieces after weeks of battling raiders. When Homerun finally reached the military complex Betty was being merely held together by strings, wire and duct tape. He was almost shot on sight when he arrived, but the Lieutenant Colonel recognized him just in time.
As one of his biggest fans the Lieutenant Colonel didn’t hesitate to immediately order his subordinates to let him in. Homerun explained why he came and demanded help. The present scientist of CHEMS was overjoyed to have a volunteer, and immediately prepared him for the operation. Homerun received a cybernetic arm, that was stronger than he could have ever imagined or wished for. Some of the engineers even managed to salvage what was left of Betty and reconstructed her in a new and improved way, that ensured she wouldn’t break again.
Homerun was ready to swing again. Equipped with Betty and Gun, he promised the Lieutenant Colonel to help reestablish society and join the league again, when everything was done.
A former world renowned baseball player, that enhanced his body mechanically in order to have the most powerful throws. After the event, he used his abilities for survival.
Homerun is the newest 5-star Hero to join the battle.
Important Note: This Hero has a significantly increased base Critical Chance compared to other Heroes.
Bronze Skill - Active Ability
Homerun uses his trusty old bat to smash an enemy hero for elemental Damage. When an enemy gets hit, one of the following effects will happen:
Percentage chance to apply STUN for a duration of seconds
Percentage chance to apply ROOTED for a duration of seconds
Percentage chance to apply SILENCE for a duration of seconds
Percentage chance for all of the above to take effect.
Every 50 level ups of this ability increase all durations by 1 second.
Silver Skill - Active Ability
Homerun throws explosive baseball/s at his enemies, each dealing elemental Damage in a medium area.
If the target is affected by STUN, the explosion area is doubled.
If the target is affected by ROOTED, the explosion damage deals ~double damage.
If the target is affected by SILENCE, the cooldown of Plunked is reduced by a number of seconds.
NOTE: The number of targets/baseballs thrown can be increased by leveling up the Platinum Ability: Multi-Bagger.
Gold Skill - Passive Ability
Every time Homerun deals a critical strike he receives one of the following buffs:
Percentage chance to receive Health Per Second for a duration of seconds
Percentage chance to receive Bonus Attack Damage for a duration of seconds
Percentage chance to receive Bonus Elemental Damage for a duration of seconds
Percentage chance to receive all of the above to take effect
If the same buff is triggered, it does not stack, but instead, it refreshes the duration.
Platinum Skill - Passive Ability
Homerun receives an additional percentage increased Critical Hit Chance and percentage increased reloading speed.
Every 25 levels of Multi-Bagger increases the number of explosive baseballs thrown by Plunked by +1, hitting additional enemies closest to the main target.
Ruby Skill - Passive Ability
The difference between a good DPS Hero and a great DPS Hero lies in the amount of damage they can dish out. This Hero receives Elemental Attack Damage bonus, as well as a Skill Charge bonus for their Bronze Skill.
How can I get Homerun?
Homerun will be available in Crates and through Co-op Raids!