Florentino, the Gentle Blade: Abilities & Story Preview

Welcome to AOV PRO Preview series! Today we introduce Florentino, the Gentle Blade. He has released in Arena of Valor Vietnam server and coming to Tencent servers.

Abilities

Shuffle (Passive): When Florentino exits combat, his next normal attack becomes Lunge, dealing an additional physical damage and reducing enemy’s movement speed by 70% for 0.5 seconds. Florentino’s next attack within a short period of time also deals additional 20% damage. If Lunge hits an enemy hero, he heals himself. After Lunge, Shuffle enables Florentino to move for a short distance while being immune to control effects, and his movement speed is increased by 50% for 0.5 seconds afterwards.

Blossom (1st Ability): Florentino tosses a dart that deals physical damage to the first target it hits and stuns the target for 0.75 seconds. 3 flowers blossom next to the target for 5 seconds. If Florentino touches any of the flowers, his energy is restored by 100 and his next normal attack becomes Lunge. Cooldown for Triple Threat is also reset.

Triple Threat (2nd Ability): Florentino attacks the target 3 times, each strike dealing true damage equal to target’s max HP . Shuffle is triggered at the end of the attacks. If Triple Threat hits an enemy hero, the cooldown of Blossom is reduced by 1 second.

  • 1st Attack: Deals 300 physical damage.
  • 2nd Attack: Deals 300 physical damage and knocks the enemy into the air for 0.75 seconds.
  • 3rd Attack: A two-strike attack that deals 250 physical damage each.

Gentlemen’s Duel (Ultimate): Florentino charges for a brief period before dashing forward, starting a duel with the first enemy he encounters for 5 seconds, during which the target’s armor is reduced and his damage dealt is increased by 20%. He is immune from control effects from the targets that are not in a duel, and takes 50% less damage from those targets.

If the target dies during the duel, Florentino gains attack damage for the rest of the match. This buff stacks up to 10 times.

Tips: Do not keep attacking when Blossom or Gentlemen’s Duel misses. Try using damage from Lunge to enhance Triple Threat and maximize damage dealt.

STORY

“Flowers, women – I desire all that is beautiful.”

As the sole heir to the House of Perfume, Florentino’s romantic adventures were as well-known as his lavish balls.

The people of Casanova spoke of extravagant scenes of great halls and illustrious guests and their retinues of servants numbering in the hundreds if not thousands, endless lines of carts bringing fine food to the estate along paths paved with fresh flowers, and eager noble ladies in their best dresses and jewels.

Even the common folk benefited from the affair. The flowers that decorated the road were given out after the party started, filling peasant homes with fresh fragrance for days, while leftover food was given to the poor and needy, a rare opportunity for them to put meat on the table.

Considering the illustrious martial history of the House of Perfume, Florentino’s lavish lifestyle was generally frowned upon. “My stable boy could beat Lord Florentino with one hand tied behind his back” was a running joke among high society. And while Florentino garnered praise from those who benefited from his generosity (or indifference), to many of the common folk he was but a spoiled brat blessed with more gold than he knows what to do with.

Florentino himself was thoroughly unconcerned about such views. From a very young age he knew he was different from other people. His blood has given him wealth, title and talent, giving him the freedom to live as he pleased, and he chose the easiest way of life by far.

“The House of Perfume’s wealth and prestige was built upon the genius and hard work of eleven generations. What better way to honor their wisdom than to show the world the result of this hard work?”

As war raged on the frontlines, Florentino continued to sit comfortably in the rear, enjoying all that life has to offer. Yet the Duke of Rose did nothing to curb his lavish lifestyle. Florentino had broken no law or decree. Far from it, his lavish spending drove trade and taxation in the land, providing the common folk with opportunity for work and luring many to move to Casanova.

This has allowed the Knights of Rose to enjoy a steady supply line, not just in arms and food, but in soldiers as well.

And so the Duke of Rose turned an eye from Florentino’s lifestyle – until it came a time when Florentino built a grand and majestic ship, inviting honored guests to join him to sail upstream into the mysterious Elborne Woods and see the beauty of the elves with their own eyes. The ambitious plan drew the attention of the realm, and every noble considered it an honor to receive an invitation to board the ship.

Even Astrid, the Duke of Rose’s only granddaughter, joined the trip with her retinue of knights. She thought little of the famously spoiled young noble, but the war depended on Casanova’s stability, and Casanova’s stability depended on Florentino coming back from this trip in one piece.

“Do as I tell you, and I will make sure your head stays on your shoulders.” Those were the only words Astrid said to Florentino before she turned and walked away. Florentino just smiled and shrugged – he is always kind and patient with the ladies, especially the beautiful ones.

The ship returned after just one month, hardly enough to even reach the edge of the Elborne Woods. Curious questions followed, of course, but they received only one response from the noble guests on the trip determined, absolute silence. All people knew was that Astrid returned calmer, steadier, looking more mature than she ever had been and she asked to study with Florentino, in the most solemn and dignified ceremony possible. “The Madness of Astrid” soon become the talk of the kingdom.

No explanation was forthcoming until several years later, when the Okka Kingdom in the north entered into alliance with the Normans in the south. It turmed out that Florentino’s ship had barely entered Okka territory, when they were attacked by Okka Knights corrupted by the Abyss. When Astrid was injured by an assassin in the chaos, it was Florentino who drew his sword and stepped forward, defeating the assassin and the attacking knights with moves beyond the comprehension of normal men, saving Astrid’s life.

The guests on the ship looked on in shock at this side of Florentino that they have never seen or even imagined. To avoid any possible political implications, all those involved were bound to an oath of absolute silence. Even so, Astrid’s determination to study with him was the source of much commotion, something that Florentino would much rather have done without. But there was no denying the request of a lady so beautiful in appearance, yet so fiery and determined in soul.

“Well, I never could turn down a beautiful girl!”

Skins

Original Florentino

Original Florentino

Original Florentino

Lavender Fantasy Florentino

Lavender Fantasy Florentino

Lavender Fantasy Florentino

BUILDS

Suggested Equipment

Florentino Suggested Equipment

Florentino Suggested Equipment

Florentino Suggested Equipment

Recommended Arcana

Florentino Recommended Arcana

Florentino Recommended Arcana


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