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Nyx ▶️ is a Front Line Champion in Paladins, added on February 23rd, 2023.

Lore[ | ]

This is Nyx's official bio currently found in her champion page in-game.


In the far past, Nyx was once a Pyre Lord, working alongside Azaan and others in the seemingly eternal fight against the chaotic Abyss. Over time, she found herself disillusioned with the ways of the Pyre and their rigid controlling dogmas – so content to throw away countless lives in their endless wars. She would show the Pyre the power of freedom, true freedom.

Approached by the one who would eventually be known as Seris, they devised a plan for Nyx to begin her great betrayal. Nyx left the Pyre behind and traveled through one of Seris' portals into a Lord's fortress. Once there Nyx slew and subdued all who stood in her way in a violent bloodbath. Even the residing Lord was no match for her fury, their name lost to time – cementing Nyx as an Abyssal Lord. Her time in the Abyss has changed her physically, but she remains determined to bring a new age of chaos and freedom to the Realm. With her growing army behind her, she offers power to those who will accept it: a united front through strength and the chaos of free will – a force strong enough to overwhelm the Pyre wholly.

This is an unofficial version of Nyx's bio intended to more clearly present all currently known information regarding her. Sources can be found here.


Originally one of the Pyre Lords that battled in the seemingly eternal war against the Abyss, over time, Nyx grew disillusioned with the Pyre's controlling nature and disregard for throwing away countless lives. Eventually approached by the Abyssal Lord that would one day become known as Seris, the two plotted Nyx's betrayal.

Arriving in the Abyss via one of the Abyssal Lord's portals, Nyx found herself within the fortress of a different Lord. She slaughtered everyone that stood in her way, which cemented her as an Abyssal Lord herself, while the others, such as the original Lord of the fortress, had their names forgotten to time.

As the years passed, Nyx began to physically change; coupled with the growing army behind her, Nyx offers power to those willing to accept it, with the ultimate goal of bringing a new age of chaos and freedom to the Realm, a force united through the chaos of free will, one strong enough to overwhelm the Pyre.

Following Azaan summoning Dawnforge into the Realm in order to combat an approaching threat, Nyx ventured to the fortress and easily defeated Azaan, restraining him and keeping him to watch what she planned to do the Realm.

Summary[ | ]



Skills[ | ]

Ability Placeholder LMB

Realm Breaker

Damage (each/per tick)3× 200 /1s — 2× 425 /1s  
Description

Punch in a five hit attack chain, dealing 200 three times and 425 two times. Resets to the first hit on a miss or after 1.25s.

Details

Detailed Description
Punch and send out energy in a five hit attack chain, dealing 200 damage quickly for the first three hits and 425 damage slowly for the last two. This chain resets to the first attack on a miss, or after not firing for 1.25s. Deal an extra 75 damage if your target is within 20 units of you. Has no Ammo or Reload.

Passive Queen of Change

Gain up to 20% Bonus Healing the closer you are to an Objective Point. Gain a static 10% Bonus Healing on Maps without an Objective.
  • This ability deals Direct Damage.
  • Has a maximum range of 120 units.
  • Has damage falloff with a maximum reduction of 89.14% at 100 units and beyond.
  • Gains 1% ultimate charge per attack.
  • Gains 2% ultimate charge per heavy attack.
  • Has no reload.
Ability Video
Ability Placeholder RMB
Cooldown
Cooldown Icon White 11

Rift Slash

Damage (each/per tick)200 / 275 / 350 — Abyssal Rift: 50 /0.5s
Explosion: 200  
Description

Fire a projectile that deals damage and leaves behind an Abyssal Rift. The Rift slows enemies within 30 units and explodes after 2s

Details

Detailed Description
Fire a projectile that leaves behind an Abyssal Rift when it explodes; the projectile detonates on contact or after reaching its max travel distance. Hold down the activation button to channel this ability, causing the projectile to deal more damage and travel farther, reaching max power after channeling for 1.1s. The projectile will deal 200 damage and travel 25 units at base, 275 damage and 50 when charged >O.75s, and 350 damage and 100 units when charged for 1.1s. The Abyssal Rift left behind deals 50 damage to enemies within 30 units every 0.5s, reducing hit enemies' Movement Speed by 25% for 0.5s. After 2s the Abyssal Rift explodes, dealing 200 damage to enemies within 15 units.
  • This ability deals Area Damage.
  • Gains 2% ultimate charge per enemy hit with the projectile.
  • Generates 0.5% ultimate charge per second per enemy hit with the Abyssal Rift.
Ability Video
Ability Placeholder Q
Cooldown
Cooldown Icon White 12

Abyssal Fortress

Shielding4500
Description

Place a 4500 shield at the target location. The shield loses health the farther it is placed from you.

Details

Detailed Description
Call forth an Abyssal Shield with up to 4500 Health at the target location, placing it up to 90 units away. The Shield is stronger the closer it is placed to you, losing 1500 Health for every 30 units its placed away from you.
  • The shield has a length of 30 units and is 20 units in height.
  • Won't go on cooldown until the shield goes down.
  • Can be cancelled early by re-activating the skill.
  • The Shield is stronger the closer it is placed to you:
    • 0 - 30 units: 4500 HP
    • 31 - 60 units: 3000 HP
    • 61 - 90 units: 1500 HP
Ability Video
Ability Placeholder F
Cooldown
Cooldown Icon White 14

Royal Presence

Description

Summon a poison aura that damages enemies and stores damage you take, dealing it to you over time. Reactivate to summon chains that pull enemies towards you.

Details

Detailed Description
Summon a poison aura for 6s that follows you and Poisons enemies within 60 units for 5% of their maximum health over 6s. While this aura is active, any damage you take is instead stored, being dealt to you over 4s with additional damage refreshing the duration. Pressing the activation key again will send out Abyssal Chains that pull enemies within 50 units towards you, but will end the ability early.
  • This ability deals Area Damage.
  • You need to look approximately in the direction of the opponent/s to pull them towards you. The pull does 100 damage.
  • There is a small window where Nyx's wings move in front of her like a shield during initial activation where she will cleanse all temporary damage taken within that timeframe. This allows her to tank burst damage and ultimates such as Skye's and Drogoz's.
  • Generates 0.25% ultimate charge per second per enemy hit.
Ability Video

Chaos Nexus

Damage (each/per tick)100
Explosion: 600  
Description

Pull enemies towards you before exploding and stunning hit enemies.

Details

Detailed Description
Tear a rift into the Abyss, becoming CC immune and dealing 100 damage to enemies within 50 units every 0.5s and pulling them in. After two pulses, stomp and cause an explosion, dealing 600 damage to enemies and stunning them for 2s.

▶️ “You can't resist me.” (Self/Enemy)

▶️ “The new age approaches!” (Ally)

  • This ability deals Area Damage.
  • Upon activation all current purple health from damage taken during Royal Presence will be healed back.
Ability Video


Talents[ | ]

Talent Nyx Show of Force
Show of Force

Default Talent

Rift Slash Cripples enemies it hits for 1.25s, and the resulting Abyssal Rift lasts 1s longer.


Talent Nyx Abyssal Breach
Abyssal Breach

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

Enemies that pass through Abyssal Fortress are Revealed and take 10% additional weapon damage from you and your allies for 3s. Reduce the Abyssal Fortress' Cooldown by 2.


Talent Nyx Subjugation
Subjugation

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

Royal Presence's reactivation now only hits the first enemy in its path, and instead Roots them for 2.25s. Increase the Range of the reactivation by 50%.


Cards[ | ]

This is a list with all cards available to Nyx:

Name Image Description Cooldown Category
A Swift End Card A Swift End Increase your fire rate by {4|4}% for 3s when passing through Abyssal Fortress. Ability Abyssal Fortress Abyssal Fortress
Abyssal Authority Card Abyssal Authority Increase the radius of Royal Presence's Poison aura by {20|20}%. Ability Royal Presence Royal Presence
All Will Kneel Card All Will Kneel Increase the rift's pulse area of effect by {12|12}%. Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash
Brutal Pursuer Card Brutal Pursuer Increase your Movement Speed by {4|4}% for 5s after casting Rift Slash. Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash
Center of Combat Card Center of Combat Increase the max health damage of the Royal Presence's Poison aura by {2|2}%. Ability Royal Presence Royal Presence
Devastating Blows Card Devastating Blows Increase the trigger distance of Realm Breaker's bonus damage by {5|5} units. WeaponAttack Nyx Icon Armor / Weapon
Face to Face Card Face to Face Increase the pull strength of Royal Presence chain grab by {20|20}%. Ability Royal Presence Royal Presence
Forever Changed Card Forever Changed Increase your maximum Health by {150|150}. WeaponAttack Nyx Icon Armor / Weapon
Frontline Commander Card Frontline Commander Increase allies and decrease enemies' Movement Speed by {7|7}% for 4 seconds when passing through Abyssal Fortress. Ability Abyssal Fortress Abyssal Fortress
The Little Things Card The Little Things Reduce the Cooldown of your next Rift Slash by {0.2|0.2}s, up to a max reduction of 5s, when hitting enemies with Realm Breaker. WeaponAttack Nyx Icon Armor / Weapon
The New Order Card The New Order Cain a {30|30} health Shield for each enemy hit by Royal Presence's chain grab. Ability Royal Presence Royal Presence
True Freedom Card True Freedom You can miss {1|1} attacks before your chain resets. Increase the window to progress the chain by {0.05|0.05}s. WeaponAttack Nyx Icon Armor / Weapon
Unbreakable Will Card Unbreakable Will Reduce the Health reduction from placing Abyssal Fortress >30 units away by {20|20}%. Ability Abyssal Fortress Abyssal Fortress
Unchecked Power Card Unchecked Power Increase the slow strength of the riffs pulses by {5|5}%. Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash
Unyielding Advance Card Unyielding Advance Increase Abyssal Fortress' Health by {200|200}. Ability Abyssal Fortress Abyssal Fortress
World Torn Asunder Card World Torn Asunder Increase the speed Rift Slash travels at by {20|20}%. Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash

Pre-Built Loadouts[ | ]

All of the following cards are in Nyx's pre-built loadouts:


Show of Force
Card Unchecked Power


Unchecked Power
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Increase the slow strength of the riffs pulses by 20%.
4



Card The Little Things


The Little Things
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


Reduce the Cooldown of your next Rift Slash by 0.6s, up to a max reduction of 5s, when hitting enemies with Realm Breaker.
3



Card All Will Kneel


All Will Kneel
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


Increase the rift's pulse area of effect by 36%.
3



Card True Freedom


True Freedom
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


You can miss 3 attacks before your chain resets. Increase the window to progress the chain by 0.15s.
3



Card Unyielding Advance


Unyielding Advance
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase Abyssal Fortress' Health by 400.
2



Abyssal Breach
Card Frontline Commander


Frontline Commander
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary


Increase allies and decrease enemies' Movement Speed by 35% for 4 seconds when passing through Abyssal Fortress.
5



Card Forever Changed


Forever Changed
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase your maximum Health by 300.
2



Card Unbreakable Will


Unbreakable Will
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic


Reduce the Health reduction from placing Abyssal Fortress >30 units away by 80%.
4



Card The New Order


The New Order
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Cain a 60 health Shield for each enemy hit by Royal Presence's chain grab.
2



Card Brutal Pursuer


Brutal Pursuer
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase your Movement Speed by 8% for 5s after casting Rift Slash.
2



Subjugation
Card Abyssal Authority


Abyssal Authority
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


Increase the radius of Royal Presence's Poison aura by 60%.
3



Card Devastating Blows


Devastating Blows
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase the trigger distance of Realm Breaker's bonus damage by 10 units.
2



Card Center of Combat


Center of Combat
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon


Increase the max health damage of the Royal Presence's Poison aura by 4%.
2



Card World Torn Asunder


World Torn Asunder
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare


Increase the speed Rift Slash travels at by 60%.
3



Card A Swift End


A Swift End
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary


Increase your fire rate by 20% for 3s when passing through Abyssal Fortress.
5


Cosmetic Items[ | ]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Nyx:

Champion Skin Collections[ | ]

Default
Icon Character Model
Nyx Collection Render Default Icon
Nyx Default
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost Free
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Free
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Nyx Default

Crimson Queen
Icon Character Model
Nyx Collection Render Crimson Queen Icon
Nyx Crimson Queen
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold  •  300 Currency Crystals
(Crimson Queen Nyx Collection)
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 60,000 Currency Gold  •  300 Currency Crystals
(Crimson Queen Nyx Collection)
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Nyx Crimson Queen

Divine Matriarch
Icon Character Model
Nyx Collection Render Divine Matriarch Icon
Nyx Divine Matriarch
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost 400 Currency Crystals  •  Unbreakable Chest
(Divine Matriarch Nyx Collection)
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 400 Currency Crystals  •  Unbreakable Chest
(Divine Matriarch Nyx Collection)
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Nyx Divine Matriarch

Golden
Icon Character Model
Nyx Collection Render Golden Icon
Nyx Golden
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Legendary
Availability Mastery
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Nyx Collection)
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Nyx Collection)
Voicelines Nyx voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Nyx Golden

Emotes[ | ]

Default
Icon Character Model
Nyx Emote Icon
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Killer Queen
Icon Character Model
Nyx Emote Icon
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost 75 Currency Crystals  •  Flair Chest
Cost 75 Currency Crystals  •  Flair Chest
Character Model

MVP Poses[ | ]

Default
Icon Character Model
Nyx MVP Icon
Nyx Default
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Nyx Default

Eternal Reign
Icon Character Model
Nyx MVP Icon
Nyx MVP Killer Queen
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release February 23rd, 2023
Cost 75 Currency Crystals  •  Flair Chest
Cost 75 Currency Crystals  •  Flair Chest
Character Model

Nyx MVP Killer Queen

Trivia[ | ]


Lore

  • Azaan and Nyx were seemingly once in a romantic relationship.[3]
  • Nyx is taller than Azaan, who was found to be 7'3 at the very least.[4][5][6]


Cameos

Nyx appears in the following content:

Notable Characters that appear in Nyx's own content includes:


References


Concepts

  • Nyx originally had a second set of wings around her hips, but they were removed due to there only being two animators and as a result, not enough secondary passes were possible.[7]


Other

  • Nyx, Rei, and Yagorath are the only champions that don't have any weapons.
  • Nyx's voice actress, Jeanie Brown, also voices Octavia.


Champion Skins

  • Nyx Collection Render Crimson Queen Icon Crimson Queen
    • A queen of the crimson variety. Can't wait until there's a whole rainbow of these.


Videos[ | ]

Champion Teaser[ | ]

Ability Breakdown[ | ]

Changelog[ | ]


  • Health
    • Health reduced from 4850 ➞ 4700
  • Abilities
    • Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash
      • Cooldown increased from 9s ➞ 11s
      • Slow potency reduced from 35% ➞ 25%
      • Slow duration reduced from 1s ➞ 0.5s
    • Ability Royal Presence Royal Presence
      • Cooldown increased from 11s ➞ 14s
  • Abilities
    • Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash
      • Fixed an issue where charged Rift Slashes were still applying 2s of Cripple with Show of Force
    • Ability Royal Presence Royal Presence
      • Increased cooldown from 11s ➞ 13s
  • Talents
    • Talent Nyx Show of Force Show of Force
      • Removed Knockback on projectile direct hit, and now instead Cripples enemies for 2s on direct hit.
    • Talent Nyx Subjugation Subjugation
      • Reduced Root duration from 3s ➞ 2.25s.
  • Abilities
    • WeaponAttack Nyx Icon Realm Breaker
      • Increased damage per punch by 25 (175 x 3, 400 x 2 ➞ 200 x 3, 425x 2).
      • Has new VFX.
    • Ability Rift Slash Rift Slash
      • Reduced time to reach max strength from 1.5s ➞ 1.1s.
  • Cards
    • Center of Combat
      • Now properly increases additional max Health Poison damage by 2% (previously only increased it by 1%).
  • Nyx was added to the game.




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