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The Warrior King whose fame is derived from one of the most courageous last stands against the invading Persian army. His actions gave an inspirational example of what price he and his hoplites were willing to pay to maintain their freedom from foreign oppression. This is the legendary Spartan King - Leonidas I.


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King of Sparta
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
Increases the health of troops led by Leonidas I for 3 seconds. Deals damage to up to 3 targets a fan-shaped area. Targets under the effects of Silence or Attack Reduction will take an additional 50% damage.

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Health Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Direct Damage Factor: 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600

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Three Hundred Spartans
Passive Skill

When the army led by this commander contains only infantry units, increases defense and increases speed of rage gained.

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Defense Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30
Speed of Rage Gained: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

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Honorable Sacrifice
Passive Skill

When the army led by this commander has been reduced to less than 50% strength, there is a chance to gain a shield when attacked that lasts for 3 seconds. While the shield lasts, increase the attack of own infantry troops by 3%.

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Shield (Self): 600 / 650 / 700 / 750 / 800
Attack Bonus: 3% / 6% / 9% / 12% / 15%

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Son of the Lion
Passive Skill

While on the map, Leonidas I's attack have a 25% chance to increase all damage dealth by his own troops, lasts for 5 seconds and stacks up to 4 times.

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Damage Bonus: 5% / 6% / 7% / 8% / 10%

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Battle of Thermopylae
New Skill: Passive Skill

When the army led by this commander has been reduced to less than 10% strength, increase all damage dealt by 400% and increase damage reduction by 50%, lasts for 10 seconds. This effect can trigger only once per hour after the army has left the city.


Leonidas I was a warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta, and the 17th of the Agiad line; a dynasty which claimed descent from the mythological demigod Heracles and Cadmus. He was the husband of Gorgo, the daughter of Cleomenes I of Sparta. Leonidas had a notable participation in the Second Persian War, where he led the allied Greek forces to a last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) while attempting to defend the pass from the invading Persian army; he entered myth as the leader of the 300 Spartans.