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Taunt - Target has boosted DEF and forces all enemies to attack them for 3 turns.

Type: buff - Category: Crowd Control

See also: | Aversion Icon Aversion | Cloned Hero Icon Cloned Hero | Divine Intervention Icon Divine Intervention | Frostbite Taunt Icon Frostbite Taunt | Taunt Icon Taunt

Taunt and Provocation

Taunt is a form of crowd control as it forces enemies to attack the taunting hero with attacks. That way the taunter (often it's a tank) can protect their allies from single, focused attacks.

However, enemies can still use AoE attacks that hit all their opponents or use multi-target attacks (rampage) to bypass the taunting hero.

The Provoked Icon Provoked debuff is another form of Taunt. It works only against a single attacker and forces the attacker to target the provoker next turn. If Taunt and Provoked are both active then Provoked takes precedence.

Taunt effect

The trait Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye grants immunity to Taunt, Provoked and Aversion Icon Aversion.

Taunt Icon Taunt invalidates the Aversion Icon Aversion effect as long it is active.

The Taunt Icon Taunt effect of Rune Tank Runes lasts only 1 round. The use of several Rune Tank Runes extends the duration of Taunt by +1 round for each rune, but the Bulwark Icon DEF+ side-effect of Taunt does not stack.

The use of an Aversion Icon Aversion Rune on 3 allies can give the 4th hero on the team an effect similar to Taunt that can't be purged and that doesn't expire. The reason is that Aversion can't be purged and doesn't expire and the 3 allied heroes can't be attacked as long the 4th ally (without Aversion) is alive.

Taunts
Ability icon Ability details Hero Extras
Bring It On Icon Bring It On Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, buffs DEF, and gains a Pumped Buff (will Revenge all attacks done on him). William token Sir William Buffs DEF and will revenge any atttack. Starts powered.

Tit for Tat Icon Tit for Tat generates an Aegis Shield after taken damage.

Burning Taunt Icon Burning Taunt Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, and gains a chance to Burn Melee attackers when hit. Starts Powered. Pignius token 0 Pignius Maximus Chance to Burn melee attackers.

Beastly Taunt Icon Beastly Taunt When on a team with Solaris, starts the dungeon Taunting.

Energizing Taunt Icon Energizing Taunt Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, buffs Max HP and gains 2 Energy. Starts Powered. Alexandros Alexandros Boosts max HP and gains 2 energy. Starts powered
Frostbite Taunt Icon Frostbite Taunt Taunts, forcing enemies to target this Hero with attacks, buffs +DEF, and has a chance to apply Frostbite to attackers when hit. Starts Powered. IGOROK token 0 IGOROK Buffs DEF and chance to apply Frostbite to melee attackers. Starts powered.
Gimme Gimme Icon Gimme Gimme Taunts and heals self and Goblin allies. Cruel king token Cruel King Bramble Heals Goblin allies.
Scale Mail Icon Scale Mail Cleanses all Debuffs on self. Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, and buffs +DEF. Starts Powered. General Krexx token 0 General Krexx Removes all debuffs ???at the begin of the turn???.

Venom on attackers mitigates damage (Venom Defense Icon Venom Defense )

Passive trait Gorgon Devotion Icon Gorgon Devotion activates taunt when on a team with a Gorgon.

Ground Pound Icon Ground Pound Taunts all enemies and buffs +DEF. Allies take reduced damage for the duration of the effect. Melee attackers become Swamped. The next attack on a Swamped target heals the attacker. (not a debuff, can't be purged.) Starts Powered. Snow Day: Consume Snow Day to buff allies +DEF. Jumbeaux token 0 Jumbeaux Buffs DEF, apply Swamped to melee attackers and allies take reduced damage while effect is active. Starts powered. Consume Snow Day to buff ally DEF
Hearty Taunt Icon Hearty Taunt Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, and buffs +Max HP. Starts Powered. Yokozuna token 0 Yokozuna Boosts max HP. Starts powered.

Twinkle Toes Icon Twinkle Toes let Yokozuna dodge attacks

Jiggle Icon Jiggle Cleanses all Debuffs on self. Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, heals, and heals more HP split over 3 turns. Starts Powered. Phenol token 0 Phenol Thoxian
Mammoth Guard Icon Mammoth Guard (passive) Starts the battle with +DEF, Taunts, and reduces damage dealt to all allies. Effects are reduced as Momentum increases. Taunt is removed at 3 Momentum. Goretusk token 0 Goretusk
Misdirect Icon Misdirect Target ally Taunts, forcing all enemies to target them with attacks, with +DEF. Icebloom token 0 Icebloom
Monkey See Icon Monkey See Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, buffs +DEF, and will follow up ally attacks. Starts Powered. Julius token icon Julius Beastly Taunt Icon Beastly Taunt When on a team with Solaris, starts the dungeon Taunting.
Rage Heart Icon Rage Heart Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, and buffs +Max HP. Each stack of Rage further buffs Max HP by 15%. Starts Powered. Balog token Balog the Loud
Slippery When Wet Icon Slippery When Wet Starts dungeons with Taunt on the ally with the highest HP, and takes 35% less damage from AOE attacks. Marrow token 0 Marrow
Stoke the Boiler Icon Stoke the Boiler Taunts, forcing enemies to target this hero with attacks, increases Pressure, and self and allies deal boosted Fire damage. Starts Powered. The Furnace token 0 The Furnace
The Guardian Icon The Guardian Forces enemies to target single attacks on this char and adds an anti-magic aura to team, 9% (scales) damage reduction from magic attacks. Starts Powered. Leonidus token 0 Leonidus
Void Taunt Icon Void Taunt Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, and has a chance to Debilitate attackers when hit, reducing their ATK, DEF, SKL, and CRIT. Starts Powered. Overlord token 0 Overlord Executum
Water on Rock Icon Water on Rock Taunts, forcing all enemies to target this Hero with attacks, buffs +DEF and lowers ATK of Melee attackers when hit. Starts Powered. Stonefist token 0 Stone Fist


Taunt Counters

Some heroes are immune to taunt and some deal boosted damage to taunting heroes.

Taunt Counters
Trait Effect Hero(es)
Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye Immune to taunt, provoke and aversion.

Deadeye token 0 Deadeye
Shade token 0 Shade
Phemus token 0 Phemus
Viperia token 0 Viperia

Challenge Accepted Icon Challenge Accepted Boosted damage (2/2.5×) damage to taunting enemies.

Admiral Kreel token 0 Admiral Kreel
Julius token icon Julius
Squinch token 0 Squinch
Bovus token 0 Bovus El Doro

Reckoning of the Wicked Icon Reckoning of the Wicked Allied Demons are immune to taunt, provoke and aversion. Emperor Zulkodd token 0 Emperor Zulkodd

Iaijutsu Strike Icon Iaijutsu Strike
Surf's Up Icon Surf's Up!

Purges taunt if active. Hansuke Undying token 0 Hansuke Undying

Kai Makani token 0 Kai Makani

Immune to Taunt

The following heroes are immune to Taunt:

Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye (Trait): Immune to Taunt and Provoke.
You Dare Challenge Me Icon You Dare Challenge Me?! (Trait): Immune to Taunt and Provoke, and deals 2x damage against Taunting enemies.
Reckoning of the Wicked Icon Reckoning of the Wicked (Trait): Self and Demon allies ignore Taunt and Provoke, and cannot be Retaliated against.
Mire token 0 Mire
Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye (Trait): Immune to Taunt and Provoke.
Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye (Trait): Immune to Taunt and Provoke.
Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye (Trait): Immune to Taunt and Provoke.
Turn a Blind Eye Icon Turn a Blind Eye (Trait): Immune to Taunt and Provoke.

Aversion

Aversion is like a reverse taunt: the effective hero can't be targetted unless they taunt or provoke an enemy or are the only target remaining.

Aversion
Source When?
Aversion rune When entering the dungeon.
Divine Intervention Icon Divine Intervention Until Grondar token 0 Grondar is slain.
Stage Fright Icon Stage Fright When (60/40/30)% of health is lost from a single hit. Requirement reduces with level (I/II/III)
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