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Pontifex Mortis
Arcane Caster 
Legendary Hero

Pontifex Mortis

Element: Dark Dark
30% vs Light Light units


Token → Aether
Exchange Rate:
1:300

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Pontifex token 0
Background
Flowers wilt before him. He cares not, for in necromancy he has found the instrument to thwart death absolutely.
Abilities & Traits
Necro Bolt IconChaos Storm Icon & Mystical IconReincarnate Icon
Attack Speed Normal
Attack Range Ranged
Damage Dark/Lightning
Epic Skull of Unlimited Power
Combat Style Swing Red Icon Gauge 6 Embarrassing Jab Icon
ThaliaPortrait Small
Pontifex Mortis buffs passively all undead Allies. Plus, he is a snappy dresser. -- You can't keep Pontifex down! Defeat him and he comes back as a spooky skeleton! -- Did you know that Pontifex ls Latin for 'totally sweet'? True story. Don't look it up. Just get Evos and Tokens for him instead.
Damage Intensify Burn Icon Gauge 8 (8/9)
Toughness Hearty Taunt Icon Gauge 4 (4/9)
Team Support IFF Targeting Icon Gauge 1 (1/9)
Crowd Control Crowd Control Icon Gauge 8 (8/9)
Synergy Lead By Example Icon Gauge 5 (5/9)
See Hero Rating for more details about this.

Statistics Total Bonus1 Traits2 Epic Base
Attack (ATK) +212% +130% - +20% 1402
Defense (DEF) +238% +130% - +30% 1103
Skill (SKL) +160% +130% - - 1293
Max Health (HP) +212% +130% - +20% 4237
Crit Chance (CRIT) 46% +41% - - 5%
Crit Multiplier 200% - - - 200%
Dodge Chance 0% - - - 0%
Damage Penetration 0% - - - 0%
Damage Reduction 0% - - - 0%
Chaos Damage Reduction 0% - - - 0%

1Bonus (ATK, DEF, SKL, HP) includes Hero Stars (★★★★★★) and Hero Rarity.
2Stats affecting Traits: None

Resistances
Fire Fire
Burned Icon Burned
0%
0%
Nature Nature
Poisoned Icon Poisoned
Wounded Icon Wounded
0%
0%
0%
Water Water
Frozen Icon Frozen
Chilled Icon Chilled
Cryosleep Icon Cryosleep
Frostbitten Icon Frostbitten
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
Light Light 0%
Electrical Storm Icon Lightning
Shocked Icon Shocked
Paralysis Icon Paralysis
0%
0%
0%
Dark Dark
Diseased Icon Diseased
Banished Icon Banished
33%
33%
33%
Wand Icon Spirit
Feared Icon Feared
Stoned Stoned
Possession Icon Possessed
Marked for Death Icon Marked
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%

Abilities (Active) Traits (Passive)
Necro Bolt Icon Necro Bolt Mystical Icon Mystical III
Chaos Storm Icon Chaos Storm Reincarnate Icon Necromancer Supreme III
Grave Digger Icon Grave Digger Chaotic Energies Icon Chaotic Energies
Doom Bolt Icon Doom Bolt Animate Dead Icon Animate Dead
Arcane Assault Icon Arcane Assault


First Ascension
Pontifex Token 1
Second Ascension
Pontifex token 2
Abilities & Traits

Grave Digger Icon & Chaotic Energies IconMystical IconReincarnate Icon

Abilities & Traits

Doom Bolt Icon & Animate Dead IconArcane Assault IconMystical IconReincarnate Icon

Required Hero Stars and Evos

Evo Cost Index: 3280

Evo Cost Index: 7800

Epic Pontifex Mortis
Pontifex token 2
Effect: Chance to deal 2x Lightning damage to all enemies, bonus damage vs armored targets. Diseases and marks all enemies with Grave Digger for 3 turns.

Epic Passive: Arcane Assault Icon Epic Arcane Assault

Epic Part 2 Part 3
Skull of Unlimited Power Runed Skull Prodigal Soul
Skull of Unlimited Power Runed Skull Prodigal Soul
If you have Pontifex Mortis at level 50 or higher and fully ascended,
you can make this hero Epic.

Doing this raises it's Defense/Attack/Max Health by a set percentage,
as well as adding a special effect to it's Basic Attack.
Check Epic Heroes for more information.

Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis tokens: Hourglass Events Portal Summon Gem Heroic Summon

There are no Dungeons in which Pontifex Mortis tokens are available.

Rune Slots: Rune slot DarkRune slot DarkRune slot FireRune slot NatureRune slot Water (standard)
Pontifex Mortis has the standard rune slots for a Dark Dark hero.
Dark Dark Dark Dark Fire Fire Nature Nature Water Water
Rune slot Dark Rune slot Dark Rune slot Fire Rune slot Nature Rune slot Water
Abilities & Traits: Necro Bolt IconChaos Storm IconGrave Digger IconDoom Bolt Icon & Mystical IconReincarnate IconChaotic Energies IconAnimate Dead IconArcane Assault Icon

Necro Bolt

Necro Bolt Icon
Basic Attack (None)

A Basic Ranged Dark attack with a chance to Disease.
Effects | Diseased Icon Diseased

Chaos Storm

Chaos Storm Icon
Special Attack (4 turns, AoE)

Ranged Dark attack on all enemies with a chance to Freeze, Burn, Disease, Wound, or Paralyze.
Effects | Burned Icon Burned | Diseased Icon Diseased | Frozen Icon Frozen | Paralysis Icon Paralysis | Wounded Icon Wounded

Grave Digger

Grave Digger Icon
Special Attack (4 turns), requires Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension

Gains +ATK and +DEF, then does a Ranged Dark attack that marks the target with Grave Digger, dealing damage to all their allies when the target dies.
Effects | Bulwark Icon DEF+ | Attack Up Icon ATK+ | Grave Digger Effect Icon Grave Digger

Doom Bolt

Doom Bolt Icon
Special Attack (3 turns), requires Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension

Shield-Piercing Ranged Lightning attack that deals 1.5x damage against Armored tagets. If target dies, the corpse is removed.
Effects | Arcane Bolts Icon Shield-piercing | Judgement Day Icon Remove Corpse

Mystical (I/II/III)

Mystical Icon
Trait (Passive), upgrades with Ascensions

I: 1.25x damage against Tanks and Slow targets.
Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension:
II: 1.5x damage against Tanks and Slow targets.
Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension:
III: 1.75x damage against Tanks and Slow targets.


Effects | Boosted Icon Boosted Damage

Necromancer Supreme (I/II/III)

Reincarnate Icon
Trait (Passive), upgrades with Ascensions

I: When killed, this Hero will resurrect as Pontifex Returned, unascended. After 4 turns in this form, this Hero resurrects back into Pontifex Mortis.
Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension:
II: When killed this Hero will resurrect as Pontifex Returned in his first ascension. After 3 turns in this form, this Hero resurrects back into Pontifex Mortis.
Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension:
III: When killed this Hero will resurrect as Pontifex Returned in his second ascension. After 2 turns in this form, this Hero resurrects back into Pontifex Mortis.

Chaotic Energies

Chaotic Energies Icon
Trait (Passive), requires Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension

When killed, remaining allies gain a random stat buff or heal.
Effects | Heal Ally Icon Heal

Animate Dead

Animate Dead Icon
Trait (Passive), requires Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension

Special attacks temporarily resurrect dead allies to attack the initial target with Basic attacks, following up with a Basic attack on his own.

Arcane Assault

Arcane Assault Icon
Trait (Passive), requires Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension

Self and Arcane allies deal 1.25x damage and gain 1 Energy on killing blows.
Effects | Critical Energy Icon Energy Gain

Epic Arcane Assault

Arcane Assault Icon
Trait (Passive), requires Skull of Unlimited Power Epic "Skull of Unlimited Power"

All allies deal 25% additional damage. Arcane allies deal 50% damage and gain +1 Energy on kill. (This trait replaces the trait 'Arcane Assault' when the Pontifex' Epic is unlocked.)
Effects | Boosted Icon Boosted Damage | Critical Energy Icon Energy Gain

Potent Plague

Pontent Plague Icon
Trait (Passive), requires 30px Skin "plaguemancer mortis"

Spreads Diseased on all enemies, regardless of resistance or immunities at the start of battle, and the first time Pontifex Mortis dies in battle (it will not activate if he is resurrected and dies again).
Effects | Diseased Icon Diseased

Buffs & Debuffs: Attack Up IconBoosted IconBurned IconBulwark IconDiseased IconCritical Energy IconFrozen IconGrave Digger Effect IconHeal Ally IconParalysis IconJudgement Day IconArcane Bolts IconWounded Icon

ATK+

Attack Up Icon
buff (Attack)
Affected target has an increased boost to ATK stats, increasing its damage and healing output of its abilities.

Boosted Damage

Boosted Icon
effect (Damage)
Target takes increased damage.

Burned

Burned Icon
debuff (Damage over Time/Defense)
Target has reduced DEF and takes Fire damage each turn for 3 turns.

DEF+

Bulwark Icon
buff (Defense)
Target has boosted DEF.

Diseased

Diseased Icon
debuff (Health/Attack)
Halves ATK and healing of target, and reduces their CRIT Chance to 0%.

Energy Gain

Critical Energy Icon
effect (Energy)
The hero gains some extra energy, which is required to use their special attacks/abilities.

Frozen

Frozen Icon
debuff (Disable)
Target cannot perform any actions for 1 turn, with the exception of Icebloom's Let It Snow, which Freezes enemies for 2 turns instead.

Grave Digger

Grave Digger Effect Icon
debuff (Mark/Damage)
Target will deal damage to their allies upon death, this ability lasts 3 turns.

Heal

Heal Ally Icon
effect (Health)
Recovers HP for the target ally.

Paralysis

Paralysis Icon
debuff (Disable/Damage over Time)
Target has a chance to lose next turn and take damage, this debuff can be resisted by a high Light Resistance.

Remove Corpse

Judgement Day Icon
effect (Death)
The corpse of a dead enemy is removed, and cannot be revived. This counters resurrection.

Shield-piercing

Arcane Bolts Icon
effect (Shield)
A shield-piercing attack ignores any magical shield like Aegis Shield, Ethereal, Unbridled Rage, as well as Damage Reflection Shields, Unbreakable Heart and Shrouded. In result an Aegis Shield doesn't collapse, Damage Reflection doesn't hurt the attacker, full damage is dealt to the target, and the target can die.

Wounded

Wounded Icon
debuff (Damage over Time/Health)
Target cannot heal and takes Physical damage each turn for 3 turns.
Immunities & Damage Reduction: Under construction, see above 'Buffs & Debuffs'
Ascensions: CryptDark Evo MonarchDark EvoWater Evo (3280) = Pontifex Token 1 + Grave Digger IconChaotic Energies IconMystical IconReincarnate Icon &
ColdfireDark Evo MonarchShadowWater Evo (7800) = Pontifex token 2 + Doom Bolt IconAnimate Dead IconArcane Assault IconMystical IconReincarnate Icon
First Ascension Second Ascension
Crypt Crypt Evo 2x Coldfire Coldfire Evo 8x
Dark Evo Monarch Dark Evo Monarch 16x Dark Evo Monarch Dark Evo Monarch 32x
Dark Evo Dark Evo 47x Shadow Shadow Evo 2x
Water Evo Water Evo 5x Water Evo Water Evo 46x
Grave Digger Icon Grave Digger (Special Attack/4 Turns) Doom Bolt Icon Doom Bolt (Special Attack/3 Turns)
Chaotic Energies Icon Chaotic Energies (Trait/Passive) Animate Dead Icon Animate Dead (Trait/Passive)
Mystical Icon Mystical ii (Trait/Passive) Arcane Assault Icon Arcane Assault (Trait/Passive)
Reincarnate Icon Necromancer Supreme ii (Trait/Passive) Mystical Icon Mystical iii (Trait/Passive)
Reincarnate Icon Necromancer Supreme iii (Trait/Passive)
Synergies of Arcane heroes (Family): Fairy Dust Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

Arcane Heroes get the following passive buffs:

Arcane Assault Icon Arcane Assault (Trait) by Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis
Self and Arcane allies deal 1.25x damage and gain 1 Energy on killing blows.
Fairy Dust Icon Fairy Dust (Trait) by Lorelei token 0 Lorelei
Arcane Heroes' attacks have a chance to buff other allies' ATK.
Synergies of Dark heroes (Element): Dark Shroud IconDark Deception IconHaunted Past Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

Dark Heroes get the following passive buffs:

Dark Shroud Icon Dark Shroud (Trait) by Shade token 0 Shade
Shade and Dark allies take reduced damage and are immune to all Debuffs for their first turn.
Dark Deception Icon Dark Deception (Trait) by Kobal token Kobal the Pestilent
Kobal and Dark allies start dungeons with +1 Energy. This ability replaces Quick Starter.
Haunted Past Icon Haunted Past (Special Attack) by Shade token 0 Shade
Ranged Spirit Attack that Haunts the enemy team, with a chance to Fear the initial target (Haunted enemies receive 2x damage from Dark Heroes).
Synergies of Caster heroes (Class): IFF Targeting IconArcane Winds IconIntellect Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

Caster Heroes get the following passive buffs:

IFF Targeting Icon IFF Targeting (Basic Attack) by Bauble token 0 Bauble
Melee physical attack on target enemy, OR heals target friendly construct, OR target ally gains a class-specific buff (Tanks get DEF+, Healers get CRIT+ and SKL+, Casters get +1 ENERGY, all others get ATK+.)
Arcane Winds Icon Arcane Winds (Trait) by Selwyn token 0 Selwyn the Enduring
When on a team with Pontifex Mortis, Selwyn and allied Casters gain +1 Energy at the end of each round.
Intellect Icon Intellect (Trait) by Iris token 0 Iris
Gains 1 stack of Intellect for each Buff applied on Iris, each stack granting +5% SKL. When at 5 stacks, Intellect is removed and allied Monsters and Casters gain Hive Mind (+25% Damage Penetration, +25% Damage Reduction, and +25% SKL).
Other Synergies of Heroes: Adept Strikes IconCritical Energy IconCleansing Aura IconCloak of Fire IconEyes of the Beholder IconFiery Renewal IconFire Nova IconFrost-tipped Blades IconIcy Embrace IconIFF Targeting IconImmunize IconMaster Assassin IconMend IconNot Alone IconSanctified Spell Absorption IconShielding Soul IconSpellseeker Weapons IconSpread the Wealth IconTeam Energy Vault IconTeam Precision IconVenomous EmbraceShard of Darkness IconTempered Soul IconThe Calm Before Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

All Heroes get the following passive buffs:

Adept Strikes Icon Adept Strikes (Trait) by Serenity token 0 Serenity
Allies and self gain Haste after using a single target Melee Physical attack once per round.
Critical Energy Icon Critical Energy (Trait) by Indigo token Indigo
Grants team +1 Energy on CRITs.
Cleansing Aura Icon Cleansing Aura (Trait) by Dagrund token Dagrund Blacksmoke,Kelpy Shells token 0 Kelpy Shells
If the Hero can act at the end of the round, cleanses 1 Debuff on all allies.
Cloak of Fire Icon Cloak of Fire (Trait) by Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine
Allies gain immunity to burn and take 50% less damage from fire attacks.
Eyes of the Beholder Icon Eyes of the Beholder (Special Attack) by Iris token 0 Iris
Buffs team +ATK, then does a Ranged Dark attack on enemies.
Fiery Renewal Icon Fiery Renewal (Trait) by Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine
Whenever a Burn debuff is applied to an enemy, all allies gain +5% max health.
Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova (Special Attack) by Ignus Ignus the Mad
Ranged Fire attack on all enemies, with Rage adding an additional chance to Burn. Grants team Burning Touch (chance to Burn on Basic attacks).
Frost-tipped Blades Icon Frost-Tipped Blades (Trait) by Takumi token Samurai Takumi
Grants the team a chance to Chill on Melee Physical attacks.
Icy Embrace Icon Icy Embrace (Trait) by Icebloom token 0 Icebloom
All allies heal [25/35/50]% of their maximum health when inflicted with Frozen. Enemy and ally skills inflicting Frozen on allies will trigger this effect. The gained health depends on rank (I-III) of this trait.
IFF Targeting Icon IFF Targeting (Basic Attack) by Bauble token 0 Bauble
Melee physical attack on target enemy, OR heals target friendly construct, OR target ally gains a class-specific buff (Tanks get DEF+, Healers get CRIT+ and SKL+, Casters get +1 ENERGY, all others get ATK+.)
Immunize Icon Immunize (Trait) by Mire token 0 Mire,Zen token 0 Zen
Each ally healed will gain Impervious (Cannot be Poisoned, Burned, Frozen, Chilled, Shocked, nor Diseased) for two turns.
Master Assassin Icon Master Assassin (Trait) by Black Diamond token 0 Black Diamond
Self and allied single target abilities deal 100% more Damage on CRITs.
Mend Icon Mend (Trait) by NubNub token 0 Chief NubNub
Heal Team for [50% ATK] on CRIT. Triggers when landing a critical hit from a basic attack.
Not Alone Icon Not Alone (Trait) by Alrakis Skullkeeper token 0 Alrakis Skullkeeper,Lumin the Radiant token 0 Lumin the Radiant
This hero gains +10% Damage Reduction for each other living ally.
Sanctified Spell Absorption Icon Sanctified Spell Absorption (Trait) by Serenity token 0 Serenity
Allies take significantly reduced damage (-60%) from non-physical and chaos attacks.
Shielding Soul Icon Shielding Soul (Trait) by Dagrund token Dagrund Blacksmoke
When killed, remaining allies gain an Aegis Shield.
Spellseeker Weapons Icon Spellseeker Weapons (Trait) by Serenity token 0 Serenity
Allies Melee attacks have a chance to purge a buff on basic attack and can’t be retaliated against by Melee attackers.
Spread the Wealth Icon Spread the Wealth (Trait) by Augustus the paladin token 0 Augustus
When at full HP, this Hero heals the team for a % of his HP every turn.
Team Energy Vault Icon Team Energy Vault (Trait) by Ekko token Ekko
Self and allies are immune to Exhaustion (=energy loss that is caused by use of abilities). Note: Passive traits like epic Malice "All Hope is Lost" can still drain energy.
Team Precision Icon Team Precision (Trait) by Pignius token 0 Pignius Maximus
Boosted CRIT damage for all allies. CRIT Multiplier is increased by [50%], percentage increases slightly with SKL.
Venomous Embrace Venomous Embrace (Trait) by Cobressa token 0 Cobressa
Heals allies when Venom is applied on the enemies by Cobressa. The heal amount increases with the rank (I/II) of this trait. Enemies immune to Venom prevent the heal effect.
Shard of Darkness Icon Shard of Darkness (Trait) by Craw token 0 Craw,Mire token 0 Mire
Allies start dungeons with Foresight.
Tempered Soul Icon Tempered Soul (Trait) by Alrakis Skullkeeper token 0 Alrakis Skullkeeper
All allies and self gain an additional [5%/10%/15%] Chaos Damage Reduction (max 50%), depending on the rank of this trait (I/II/III). Skill increases the percent value.
The Calm Before Icon The Calm Before (Special Attack) by Jin Lei token 0 Jin Lei
Silences all enemies and Buffs allies' Damage. This Hero gains stacks of Storm Power equal to the number of Light or Honorbound Heroes on the team. Starts Powered. (The Empowered Buff to applied to all allies and the caster to double (2x) their damage.)
Counters: Caster Hunter IconCrush the Nerds IconAvatar of Light IconCauterize IconIncinerate IconJudgement Day IconHoppy Ending IconSlam IconTaste for Brains IconToxic Form IconCataclysmic Conflagration IconDraconic Anger IconOrder from Chaos IconFlesh Shredder IconIncite Doom Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can be countered by making use of the following traits and special attacks:

Caster Heroes are vulnerable to:

Caster Hunter Icon Caster Hunter (Trait) by Zurk token 0 Zurk
2x damage against Casters.
Crush the Nerds Icon Crush the Nerds (Special Attack) by Zurk token 0 Zurk
Melee Physical attack that deals 2x damage against Casters.
Dark Heroes are vulnerable to:

Avatar of Light Icon Avatar of Light (Trait) by Leonidus token 0 Leonidus
Light allies are immune to Dark elemental bonuses.
Revenant Heroes are vulnerable to:

Cauterize Icon Cauterize (Special Attack) by Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine
Heals target ally and cleanses all debuffs on them. If targeted on an enemy, ranged fire attack that purges all buffs on hit. On killing blow or targeting a corpse, the corpse is removed. Ignores Taunt when targeting.
Incinerate Icon Incinerate (Special Attack) by Ignus Ignus the Mad
Ranged Fire attack with a chance to Burn. +20% damage for each stack of Rage. If target dies, the corpse is removed.
Judgement Day Icon Judgement Day (Trait) by
Leonidus token 0 Leonidus
Lumin the Radiant token 0 Lumin the Radiant
When dealing a death blow, the corpse is burned and can't be resurrected.
Hoppy Ending Icon Hoppy Ending (Trait) by Hopper token 0 Hopper
Removes ememy corpses and heals for each corpse removed.
Slam Icon Slam (Basic Attack) by Phenol token 0 Phenol Thoxian
A Basic Melee Physical attack. If targeting a corpse, the corpse is removed.
Taste for Brains Icon Taste for Brains (Special Attack) by Zomm token Lord Zomm
Ranged Dark attack that purges all Buffs, heals self and allied Undead and buffs their Max HP. When dealing a killing blow or targeting an enemy corpse, the corpse is removed.
Toxic Form Icon Toxic Form (Trait) by Phenol token 0 Phenol Thoxian
Immune to Poison and Venom, Poisons on Basic Attacks and Poisons Melee attackers when hit. Removes corpses on killing blows.
Cataclysmic Conflagration Icon Cataclysmic Conflagration (Special Attack) by Archon token 0 Archon
Sacrifices self, dealing shield-piercing damage to all enemies with 100% base chance to purge all buffs and add Soulfire Burn to enemies hit. Removes all enemy corpses. Can't be dodged.
Draconic Anger Icon Draconic Anger (Special Attack) by Alrakis Skullkeeper token 0 Alrakis Skullkeeper
Ranged Spirit attack on all enemies. Enemies who have the Doom debuff receive additional Chaos Damage. All enemies gain the Doom debuff. Starts Powered.
Order from Chaos Icon Order from Chaos (Special Attack) by Alrakis Skullkeeper token 0 Alrakis Skullkeeper
Cleanses target ally of the Doom debuff, then heals them. This Hero then does a ranged Dark attack on a random enemy. That enemy gains Doom, a debuff that prevents the target from recovering health or being resurrected for 3 turns.
Non-Armored Heroes are vulnerable to:

Flesh Shredder Icon Flesh Shredder (Trait) by
Jabber token 0 Jabber Clenchjaw
Jibber token 0 Jibber Clenchjaw
Mangle jaw token Mangle Jaw
2x damage against non-Armored targets.
Incite Doom Icon Incite Doom (Special Attack) by Emperor Zulkodd token 0 Emperor Zulkodd
3 Melee Physical attacks on target enemy that deals 3x damage to non-Armored targets. If target dies, all other enemies' HP is set to 75% of their current HP.
Skins: (2) Pontifex token 2Count Mortis tokenPlaguemancer Mortis token
Pontifex Mortis default skin
Pontifex Mortis

Count Mortis skin
Count Mortis

200px
Plaguemancer Mortis
Ultimate Skin

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Notes & Tips

Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis reincarnates if he was killed by being hit. He will return but without his skin. For 2 turns he will be a Skeleton, then reincarnate to caster form. His Undead shape is Slow and has boosted stats because of this trait (Slow Icon Slow).

If his turn is skipped because Pontifex was Frozen Icon Frozen then it takes him another turn to reincarnate.

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