Sith Support that can instantly defeat enemies and reduces his own cooldowns through attacks against the enemy
Unlocks at: 3*
Available from: Lord of Hunger Event Abilities
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Basic Attack – Ceaseless Craving:
Deal Special damage to target enemy and Dispel all buffs on them. At max level, if any buffs were dispelled, reduce the cooldown of Drain Force by 1.
Special Attack – Drain Force:
Deal Special damage to all enemies with a 50% chance (doubled against debuffed enemies) to increase their cooldowns by 1. For each cooldown increased, reduce the cooldown of Annihilate by 1. (Cooldown 3-4) (Based on Ability Level).
Special Attack – Annihilate:
Instantly defeat target enemy. Nihilus gain Max Health equal to 40-100% of the target’s Max Health (Based on Ability Level). This ability can’t be Evaded and starts on cooldown. (Cooldown 8)
Leader Ability – Lord of Hunger:
Sith allies gain 30-60% Offense (Based on Ability Level) and 70-150% Health Steal (Based on Ability Level). Sith allies lose all Protection and gain that much Max Health. Sith allies are immune to Healing effects that aren’t Health Steal and can’t score Critical Hits.
Unique Ability – Wound in the Force:
At the start of each of his turns, Nihilus has a 70-100% (Based on Ability Level) chance to inflict Damage Over Time for 2 turns on a random enemy that doesn’t have any debuffs. If all enemies are debuffed, inflict Damage Over Time on a random enemy. At max level, at the start of each enemy turn, Nihilus inflicts Health Down on them for 2 turns. When allied Darth Sion or Darth Traya are inflicted with a debuff, Nihilus gains 10% Turn Meter and +30% Max Health (stacking) until the end of the encounter.
Focus on equipping characters with mods that provide protection and health to synergize with Lord of Hunger’s conversion of Protection to Health, and massive gain in Max Health.
Try and use Ceaseless Craving to dispel enemies’ buff effects, reducing the cooldown on Drain Force, which in turn can reduce the cooldown on Annihilate.
Annihilate can be a game changer, and the earlier you are able to use it, the more effective it normally is.
Pairing Darth Nihilus with Krennic and Death Trooper under a Darth Vader lead is an extremely potent combination that can increase enemy cooldowns by 2 turns while at the same time applying volleys of debuffs.
Lord of Hunger gives a new feel to the old Sith faction. Emperor Palpatine, Savage Opress, Count Dooku, and Darth Sidious are all great choices to add to a Darth Nihilus team. Try throwing a cleanser like General Kenobi into a four Sith team, it will probably be more useful than a 5th Sith.
Where to Use
Darth Nihilus lead teams are good in Galactic War because of the extremely high Health Steal it provides. Characters can top off their health through attack, as long you can keep the Healing Immunity debuffs off!