"Each time an enemy is hit by a Monster with Cripple it loses one max health."
Cripple reduces the effect of Healing abilities and CANNOT be Cleansed
|Top 3 Rulesets|
|Healed Out - All healing abilities are removed. Utilizing Cripple within this ruleset prevents your opponent from regaining ground lost - allowing you to continuously chip away at their main health stat.|
|Equalizer - prevent your opponent from utilizing their max health. Especially useful when all opponents start with high health.|
|Little league - monsters and summoners with a mana cost of 4 or less tend to have lower health stats - helping cripple to speed them more swiftly towards their demise.|
|Top 3 Abilities||Bottom 3 Abilities|
|Weaken - Reduces the Health of all enemy Monsters. Speed your opponent towards their demise more swiftly by using both weaken and cripple||Strengthen - If your opponent plays a monster with Strengthen, all friendly monster have increased health. This provides more leg work for your crippling monster to reduce max health.|
|Stun - Preventing your opponent from acting - including activating Heal will help you to defeat them. Likewise, If your crippling monster is stunned, they will be unable to attack and likewise, unable to cripple their opponent.||Immunity - If your opponent plays a monster with Immunity, be aware that negative status effects will not impact it. This includes cripple.|
|Affliction - deny your opponent the ability to heal altogether, making cripple that much more potent.||Blind - If your opponent plays a monster with Blind, your attacks have an additional 15% chance of missing. Your attacks must land in order for cripple to take effect.|
- Cripple remains after the monster wielding it dies.
- Cripple can stack, but can not cause max health to reduce to 0.
- After the update on 9-20-2022, Cripple is no longer able to be cleansed.
- Life Leech works with Cripple. As the damage done with cripple impacts the health stat, monsters with Life Leech will gain health from the initial attack (if it strikes the health stat) AND from cripple. See Merdhampir - Level 4 for a monster with both Cripple and Life Leech
Summoners with Cripple:
Dallan is a Riftwatchers summoner and grants the cripple ability to all friendly monsters. Spread some chaos with Dallan by including monsters with sneak, snipe, and opportunity. Crippling your enemy's back line!
Monsters with Cripple:
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- Dark Ferryman - Level 2
- Acid Shooter - Level 4
- Merdhampir - Level 4
- Lunakari Mistress - Level 4
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