Tony drops as the first Vainglory hero to receive a fresh look at Sovereign’s Rise. His macho theme and stacked crowd control coincide with the option between playing as a carry, jungler, or captain. Broken Myth is here with an early look at Tony’s abilities, talents and best builds to help you taunt foes away from crushing armories.
When playing as a 5V5 laner, Tony fits best in the bottom lane to swiftly rotate up toward the weapon buff. Tony’s abilities present as easy to adapt to, but require timing and precision to master. All of his abilities invoke a movement modifier for him or his enemies, opening up an opportunity for chained attacks. His captain role benefits the most from this practice, which we’ll cover in a “Tony as a Captain” article soon. For now, let’s take a look at Tony’s hero abilities.
Vainglory Tony Abilities
Come At Me (Heroic Perk)
When Tony receives damage, he gains 60-302 (level 1-12) health barrier for 2 seconds. This cannot occur again within 12-6.5 seconds (level 1-12).
|LVL 1||LVL 12|
Tony’s next three basic attacks are empowered for 8 seconds. These attacks launch Tony toward his target, dealing bonus damage. The third attack is a dropkick that will stun his target.
- Tony also gains a decaying move speed bonus when activating this ability.
|LVL 1||LVL 2||LVL 3||LVL 4||LVL 5||Weapon Ratio|
|Bonus Move Speed||1.2||1.2||1.2||1.2||1.2|
Trash Talk (B)
Tony hurls insults in the target direction. All enemies hit receive damage and heroes are forced to attack Tony for 0.8 seconds.
- This also resets the cooldown of Come At Me, allowing it to trigger again.
- Tony gains a 25% damage reduction while taunting.
- The duration is further increased with weapon power up to a cap of 1.8 seconds with 300 weapon power.
|LVL 1||LVL 2||LVL 3||LVL 4||LVL 5|
Bada Boom (Ultimate)
Tony winds up, then dashes to the target location, releasing a massive uppercut. This colossal punch deals damage and knocks away all enemies caught in the area.
|LVL 1||LVL 2||LVL 3||Crystal Ratio|
Vainglory Tony Talents
Mighty Brawler (Rare)
Tony gains bonus attack speed and increased health barrier from Come At Me (Perk). Level 20 stats:
- Attack Speed: 115%
- Barrier: 115%
Tony’s Jawbreaker (A) now deals damage in an area around the target. Level 10 stats:
- Bonus Damage: 95%
Doesn’t Even Hurt (Legendary)
Tony takes no damage from taunted targets. Level 5 stats:
- Barrier Duration: 2.2s
Vainglory Tony Builds
Below are the two recommended builds SEMC has curated for Tony. For more information on situational items for carries, visit our complete breakdown. Be sure to check our top hero builds page soon for Broken Myth’s Tony hero guide!
Use Jawbreaker to close the distance and use your Trash Talk to keep enemies in the fight.
Use Trash Talk and Bada Boom to protect your allies by disrupting your enemies’ positioning.
(High Utility, Moderate Defense)
The Update 3.1 activation day is currently unknown, but is planned to release sometime next week with no downtime. If you have any questions about Vainglory’s newest hero Tony, ask away in the comments below, and we’d be happy to answer them!
Latest posts by Sean (see all)
- Vainglory Weekly News Roundup - March 19, 2018
- Vainglory Tony Hero Reveal: Abilities, Talents, Builds - March 10, 2018
- Vainglory Developer Livestream (Feb. 22): Tony Hero Reveal, Storm Queen’s Rise, Lunar New Year - February 24, 2018