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Pontifex Mortis
Legendary Caster 
★★★☆☆☆

Pontifex Mortis

Element: Dark Dark
30% vs Light Light units


Speed: Normal
Aether category: Legendary

Epic: No

Pontifex token 0
Reincarnate IconChaos Storm IconReincarnate Icon & Mystical IconReincarnate IconReincarnate IconReincarnate IconSoul Eater IconUndead Fervor Icon
Stars Tokens Boost
★☆☆☆☆☆ N/A -
★★☆☆☆☆ N/A +12.5%
★★★☆☆☆ 100 +25%
★★★★☆☆ 100 +40%
★★★★★☆ 150 +60%
★★★★★★ 250 +100%
Background:
Flowers wilt before him. He cares not, for in necromancy he has found the instrument to thwart death absolutely.


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Pontifex Mortis buffs passively all undead Allies. Plus, he is a snappy dresser. -- You can't keep Pontifex down! Defeat him and he comes back as a spooky skeleton! -- Did you know that Pontifex ls Latin for 'totally sweet'? True story. Don't look it up. Just get Evos and Tokens for him instead.

Stats Base Max Resistances Base Max
Power 2,919 Nature  %  %
Attack 1,920 Fire  %  %
Defense 1,558 Water  %  %
Health 4,593 Light  %  %
Skill 1,781 Dark  %  %
Crit Chance  % 26% Spirit  %  %
Crit Multiplier x 2x
Dodge Chance  % 0%


Abilities (Active) Traits (Passive)
Reincarnate Icon Reincarnate Undead Fervor Icon Undead Fervor
50px ??strong class?? Soul Eater Icon Soul Eater II
50px ??span?? Animate Dead Icon Animate Dead
50px ??strong?? Flesh Incarnate Icon Flesh Incarnate
Mystical Icon Mystical III
Reincarnate Icon Reincarnate III


Pontifex Mortis has yet to discover their Epic.

I wonder what it will be...

Check Epic Heroes for more information.


Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis tokens: Trophy Icon PvP Tournament Honor Scroll Icon Honor Shop Portal Summon Honor Honor Summon

There are no Dungeons in which Pontifex Mortis tokens are available.

Rune Slots: Rune slot DarkRune slot DarkRune slot FireRune slot NatureRune slot Water (standard)
Pontifex Mortis has the standard rune slots for a Dark Dark hero.
Dark Dark Dark Dark Fire Fire Nature Nature Water Water
Rune slot Dark Rune slot Dark Rune slot Fire Rune slot Nature Rune slot Water
Attack range & damage type: &
Buffs & Debuffs: Boosted Icon
Boosted Icon Boosted Damage (effect):
The target suffers boosted damage from the attack. A fly-out text of a multiplier or percentage paired with the icon of the trait or debuff that caused the extra damage is shown (Damage 1.75x [Mythical Icon], +140% [Feared Icon], etc.).
Immunities & Damage Reduction: &
Abilities & Traits: Reincarnate Icon30px30px30px & Undead Fervor IconSoul Eater IconAnimate Dead IconFlesh Incarnate IconMystical IconReincarnate Icon

Chaos Storm

Chaos Storm Icon
Special Attack (7 turns)

Ranged Spirit attack on all enemies for [77.5% ATK] base damage. Upgrading the skill increases damage output up to base damage percentages.

Grave Digger

Grave Digger Icon
Special Attack (5 turns), requires Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension

Ranged Dark attack for [75% ATK] base damage, gain strength from long dead Heroes, ATK +[29 + 1/Lvl]%, DEF +[29 + 1/Lvl]% & +[50]% Water Resist. Upgrading increases damage output and temporary stats boosts.

Doom Bolt

Doom Bolt Icon
Special Attack (5 turns), requires Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension

A Ranged Lightning attack to a single target for [84% ATK] base damage with +50% damage vs Armored. Upgrading increases damage output to [140% ATK] base damage.

Mystical (I/II/III)

Mystical Icon
Trait (Passive), upgrades with Ascensions

I: 25% damage bonus vs Slow or Tank heroes.
Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension:
II: 50% damage bonus vs Slow or Tank heroes gained at 1st ascension.
Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension:
III: 75% damage bonus vs Slow or Tank heroes gained at 2nd ascension.

Reincarnate (I/II/III)

Reincarnate Icon
Trait (Passive), upgrades with Ascensions

I: When killed this Hero returns from the dead as a Returned Undead. Becomes Undead, losing all passives and replacing them with Soulless Scourge and Slow. Necro Bolt is replaced with Wand and Chaos Storm is replaced with Lifesteal.
Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension:
II: Gains improved stats and unlocks Bone Armor as a Returned Undead.
Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension:
III: Gains even greater stats.

Soul Eater (I/II)

Soul Eater Icon
Trait (Passive), upgrades with Ascensions

I: Heals 10% of Max HP when dealing a killing blow.
Pontifex Token 1 1st Ascension:
II: Heals 20% of Max HP when dealing a killing blow.

Undead Fervor

Undead Fervor Icon
Trait (Passive)

Increase ATK + DEF for all Undead allies.

Animate Dead

Animate Dead Icon
Trait (Passive), requires Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension

Special attacks will invite dead allies to join the attack.

Flesh Incarnate

Flesh Incarnate Icon
Trait (Passive), requires Pontifex token 2 2nd Ascension

After Pontifex spends 2 turns alive as a skeleton, he will turn back to his human form with full energy.

Ascensions: CryptDark Evo MonarchDark EvoWater Evo = Pontifex Token 1 + Grave Digger IconReincarnate IconMystical IconReincarnate IconSoul Eater Icon & ColdfireDark Evo MonarchShadowWater Evo = Pontifex token 2 + Doom Bolt IconAnimate Dead IconFlesh Incarnate IconMystical IconReincarnate Icon
First Ascension Second Ascension
Crypt Crypt Evo 2x Coldfire Coldfire Evo 8x
Dark Evo Monarch Dark Evo Monarch 16x Dark Evo Monarch Dark Evo Monarch 32x
Dark Evo Dark Evo 47x Shadow Shadow Evo 2x
Water Evo Water Evo 5x Water Evo Water Evo 46x
Grave Digger Icon Grave Digger (Special Attack/5 Turns) Doom Bolt Icon Doom Bolt (Special Attack/5 Turns)
Reincarnate Icon Reincarnate (Trait/Passive) Animate Dead Icon Animate Dead (Trait/Passive)
Mystical Icon Mystical ii (Trait/Passive) Flesh Incarnate Icon Flesh Incarnate (Trait/Passive)
Reincarnate Icon Reincarnate ii (Trait/Passive) Mystical Icon Mystical iii (Trait/Passive)
Soul Eater Icon Soul Eater ii (Trait/Passive) Reincarnate Icon Reincarnate iii (Trait/Passive)
Synergies of heroes (Family):
Synergies of Dark heroes (Element): Dark Shroud IconDark Deception IconHaunted Past Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

Dark Heroes get the following passive buffs:

Dark Shroud Icon Dark Shroud (Trait) by Shade token 0 Shade
Dark heroes on your team are dealt reduced damage and are immune to all debuffs for the first turn. (This trait adds Shrouded debuff to all enemies and can be purged.)
Dark Deception Icon Dark Deception (Trait) by Kobal token Kobal the Pestilent
Dark allies start dungeons with +1 extra energy.
Haunted Past Icon Haunted Past (Special Attack) by Shade token 0 Shade
Melee Spirit Attack on enemy that fears target and Haunts the enemy team, amplifying Dark damage dealt by x2. (In fact the Haunted debuff doubles all damage dealt by Dark heroes including Spirit and Physical damage, not only Dark damage.)
Synergies of Caster heroes (Class): Cloth Guardian IconIFF Targeting IconArcane Winds IconIntellect Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

Caster Heroes get the following passive buffs:

Cloth Guardian Icon Cloth Guardian (Trait) by Shieldmaiden Astrid token 0 Shieldmaiden Astrid
Increase DEF by [15/30/50]% for all Caster and Healer allies. The boost depends on the rank (I-III) of this trait. Each Ascension increases the boost.
IFF Targeting Icon IFF Targeting (Basic Attack) by Bauble token 0 Bauble
Melee physical attack on target enemy, OR heals target friendly construct, OR target ally gains a class-specific buff (Tanks get DEF+, Healers get CRIT+ and SKL+, Casters get +1 ENERGY, all others get ATK+.)
Arcane Winds Icon Arcane Winds (Trait) by Selwyn token 0 Selwyn the Enduring
Selwyn and all Caster allies gain +1 energy at the end of each round when Selwyn is on a team with Pontifex Mortis.
Intellect Icon Intellect (Trait) by Iris token 0 Iris
Gains a stack for each new Buff applied to this Hero, +5% Skill per stack. When at 5 stacks, Intellect is removed and Monster and Caster allies gain Hive Mind (+25% Damage Penetration, +25% Damage Reduction, and +25% Skill).
Other Synergies of Heroes: Critical Energy IconCleansing Aura IconCloak of Fire IconEyes of the Beholder IconFiery Renewal IconFire Nova IconFrost-tipped Blades IconHonor Guard IconIcy Embrace IconIFF Targeting IconImmunize IconLead By Example IconMaster Assassin IconMaster Healer IconMend IconShielding Soul IconSpread the Wealth IconTeam Energy Vault IconTeam Precision IconVenomous EmbraceShard of Darkness IconThe Calm Before Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can get following passive buffs when teamed up with other Heroes:

All Heroes get the following passive buffs:

Critical Energy Icon Critical Energy (Trait) by Indigo token Indigo
Boosts team energy by +1 on CRIT from an attack. All skills currently on cooldown have their delays reduced by 1 turn.
Cleansing Aura Icon Cleansing Aura (Trait) by Dagrund token Dagrund Blacksmoke
Cleanses 1 Debuff on all allies at the start of this Hero's turn.
Cloak of Fire Icon Cloak of Fire (Trait) by Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine
Allies gain immunity to burn and take 50% less damage from fire attacks.
Eyes of the Beholder Icon Eyes of the Beholder (Special Attack) by Iris token 0 Iris
Buffs allies' attack by [20%/30%/50%], then Ranged Dark attack on enemies. The ATK buff and amount of targets depend on the rank (I-III) of this ability.
Fiery Renewal Icon Fiery Renewal (Trait) by Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine
Whenever a Burn debuff is applied to an enemy, all allies gain +5% max health.
Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova (Special Attack) by Ignus Ignus the Mad
Ranged Fire attack on all enemies. Allies gain a chance to burn on basic attacks for 3 turns. Rage adds additional chance to burn.
Frost-tipped Blades Icon Frost-Tipped Blades (Trait) by Takumi token Samurai Takumi
Gives all allies' melee physical attacks a chance to inflict Chill on a hit.
Honor Guard Icon Honor Guard (Trait) by
Will jump in front of a single target death blow attack on an ally.
Icy Embrace Icon Icy Embrace (Trait) by Icebloom token 0 Icebloom
All allies heal [25/35/50]% of their maximum health when inflicted with Frozen. Enemy and ally skills inflicting Frozen on allies will trigger this effect. The gained health depends on rank (I-III) of this trait.
IFF Targeting Icon IFF Targeting (Basic Attack) by Bauble token 0 Bauble
Melee physical attack on target enemy, OR heals target friendly construct, OR target ally gains a class-specific buff (Tanks get DEF+, Healers get CRIT+ and SKL+, Casters get +1 ENERGY, all others get ATK+.)
Immunize Icon Immunize (Trait) by Zen token 0 Zen
Each ally healed will gain Impervious (Cannot be Poisoned, Burned, Frozen, Chilled, Shocked, nor Diseased) for two turns.
Lead By Example Icon Lead By Example (Trait) by High King Valkin token 0 High King Valkin
Allies will follow-up any attack made by this Hero with a basic attack.
Master Assassin Icon Master Assassin (Trait) by Black Diamond token 0 Black Diamond
Allied single target abilities have 100% more Damage on CRITs.
Master Healer Icon Master Healer (Trait) by
Heals all allies 2.5% every turn.
Mend Icon Mend (Trait) by NubNub token 0 Chief NubNub
Heal Team for [50% ATK] on CRIT. Triggers when landing a critical hit from a basic attack.
Shielding Soul Icon Shielding Soul (Trait) by Dagrund token Dagrund Blacksmoke
When this Hero is killed, all allies gain an Aegis Shield.
Spread the Wealth Icon Spread the Wealth (Trait) by Augustus the paladin token 0 Augustus
When at full health, this hero heals the entire party for a small portion of their health every round.
Team Energy Vault Icon Team Energy Vault (Trait) by Ekko token Ekko
100% chance (immunity) that the team not will lose Energy from an enemy attack. Energy takes your skills off of cooldown by 1 per turn.
Team Precision Icon Team Precision (Trait) by Pignius token 0 Pignius Maximus
Ally crit damage is increased. All team allies get the trait 'Weak Spot' which increases the CRIT multiplier (x2 becomes x2.5).
Venomous Embrace Venomous Embrace (Trait) by Cobressa token 0 Cobressa
Heals allies [2.5/5]% for each instance of Venom on the enemies. The amount (%) depends on the rank (I/II) the trait.
Shard of Darkness Icon Shard of Darkness (Trait) by Craw token 0 Craw
Allies start the dungeon with Foresight.
The Calm Before Icon The Calm Before (Special Attack) by Jin Lei token 0 Jin Lei
Silences all enemies and Buffs allies' Damage. This Hero gains stacks of Storm Power equal to the number of Light or Honorbound Heroes on the team. Starts Powered. (The Empowered Buff to applied to all allies and the caster to double (2x) their damage.)
Counters: Caster Hunter IconCrush the Nerds IconAvatar of Light IconCauterize IconIncinerate IconJudgement Day IconHoppy Ending IconSlam IconTaste for Brains IconToxic Form Icon
Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis can be countered by making use of the following traits and special attacks:

Caster Heroes are vulnerable to:

Caster Hunter Icon Caster Hunter (Trait) by Zurk token 0 Zurk
Attacks by this character deal boosted damage vs Casters (x2 damage).
Crush the Nerds Icon Crush the Nerds (Special Attack) by Zurk token 0 Zurk
Melee Physical attack for [65% ATK] base damage, doubles against casters. Upgrading increases the damage output.
Dark Heroes are vulnerable to:

Avatar of Light Icon Avatar of Light (Trait) by Leonidus token 0 Leonidus
Light allies are immune to Dark elemental bonuses.
Revenant Heroes are vulnerable to:

Cauterize Icon Cauterize (Special Attack) by Ember Sanguine token 0 Ember Sanguine
Heals target ally and cleanses all debuffs on them. If targeted on an enemy, ranged fire attack that purges all buffs on hit. On killing blow or targeting a corpse, the corpse is removed. Ignores taunt when targeting.
Incinerate Icon Incinerate (Special Attack) by Ignus Ignus the Mad
Ranged Fire attack on enemy with chance to burn. Rage adds 20% more damage per stack. If target dies, corpse is removed.
Judgement Day Icon Judgement Day (Trait) by Leonidus token 0 Leonidus
When dealing a death blow the corpse is burned and can't be resurrected.
Hoppy Ending Icon Hoppy Ending (Trait) by Hopper token 0 Hopper
Removes ememy corpses and heals for each corpse removed.
Slam Icon Slam (Basic Attack) by Phenol token 0 Phenol Thoxian
A basic Melee Physical attack. If targeting a corpse, the corpse is removed.
Taste for Brains Icon Taste for Brains (Special Attack) by Zomm token Lord Zomm
Ranged Dark attack for [100% ATK] base damage to a single target, purges all buffs, increases allied Undead max health by [25%] and heals allied Undead [?% ATK/SKL?] health. On a killing blow or targeting a corpse, the corpse is removed.
Toxic Form Icon Toxic Form (Trait) by Phenol token 0 Phenol Thoxian
Immune to Poison and Venom. 100% base chance to poison on basic attacks and poison melee attackers. Removes the corpses of enemies killed by this hero.
Skins: (2) Pontifex token 2Count Mortis token
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Token Locations

Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis tokens are found through PVP rewards (first hundred ranking), Honor Summons (full unlock or tokens) and now and then in the Honor Shop and The Tower of Pwnage quests.

Occasionally tokens are also rewarded for Special Events like Haunted Halls. When Pontifex token 0 Pontifex Mortis dies

Notes and Tips

Pontifex Mortis reincarnates if he was killed by being hit. His Undead shape is Slow and has boosted stats because of this trait.

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