Increases attack speed by 10% for 3 seconds with each ability use, stacking up to 5 times. Each successful normal attack and ability hit reduces Impale cooldown by 1 second.
Try to hit as many enemies as possible with Conqueror to take advantage of Lu Bu's bonus life steal from this ability.
When Lu Bu was but a boy, a jealous warlord killed his father, in an attempt to win his mother’s affection. However, when the warlord came after Lu Bu, his mother fled. The warlord’s men gave chase and Lu Bu’s mother could not outrun them. Lu Bu’s mother sustained several mortal wounds on her flight, but her love for her son enabled her to somehow make her way to a river.
A dragon heard the sobs of Lu Bu’s mother and appeared from the river. The woman begged the dragon to take her son and protect him. The dragon told her that he could only take one of his own kind. She begged and pleaded. Finally, the dragon assented. However, there was an issue; this would curse Lu Bu to share part of his blood with the race of dragons, and that was not something that should be entered into lightly. With her dying breaths, Lu Bu’s mother accepted the dragon’s terms.
The dragon’s breath of fire vanquished the warlord’s men, and then he vanished with Lu Bu into the river below. Under the tutelage of the dragon that Lu Bu came to call father, the boy transformed into a man of some renown. The Dragon Father taught Lu Bu the ancient ways and arts of combat and tactics and gave him armor that was made from a dragon’s scales. Lu Bu loved the Dragon Father dearly, but his guardian had nefarious plans for Lu Bu.
The Dragon Father preyed on Lu Bu’s hatred of the warlord that slaughtered his family, and used this anger to poison him against all humanity. He knew that Lu Bu could become the perfect bridge to his own rule over the world of man.
When Lu Bu was finally released into the world, his first course of action was to hunt down the warlord. Lu Bu stole out from the riverlands and descended upon the warlord’s sleeping camp. His might was unparalleled and his ability to create and manipulate fire allowed him to slaughter every last one of the men in the warlord’s camp, saving the warlord for last.
As he approached the warlord, the man he hated most of all, something quite unexpected happened. A young handmaiden stepped in front of Lu Bu. She carried with her the grace of the nightingales and seemed to have the ferocity of a lion. This was Diaochan, the maiden of whom one day poets would write about. Floored by her beauty and tenderness, Lu Bu’s heart was no longer his own: it belonged to Diaochan.
Diaochan convinced Lu Bu to follow her away from this place of death, and he willingly followed her into an enchanted grove. Diaochan could sense the fire inside of Lu Bu, and spent several weeks quelling the fires of his rage. As Lu Bu relinquished his anger, Diaochan realized that her heart was no longer her own: it belonged to Lu Bu.
The two lived in peace and happiness for a time, until the day the Dragon Father descended upon the grove. He was furious that Diaochan had taken his prize; her meddling had deterred his plans of domination. He reprimanded Lu Bu in front of his love, demanding that he abandon whatever dreams this harlot had filled his head with. The Dragon Father commanded Lu Bu to return with him to the fray to fulfill his destiny.
For the first time in his life, Lu Bu denied his adopted father. He had seen rage, and he had seen love, and he chose love. This disturbed the Dragon Father greatly, and he lamented putting so much into such a wasted cause. Fire exploded from his nostrils as he pounced on Lu Bu, but the Dragon Father met his match in the form of the Dragon Born. The Dragon Father was able to gain the upper hand, briefly, but Diaochan rushed forward to place her hand upon Lu Bu, and a surge of power flooded his body. Together, they killed the great dragon, and in doing so earned their freedom.
When the smoke cleared, Lu Bu and Diaochan were left to roam the highlands together. The legend of Lu Bu drew many to their cause, and he has become one of the greatest warlords in all Athanor. As long as Diaochan is by his side, he is invincible.