Nikels

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Nikels is a Hero character, appearing in The Banner Saga 2.

Nikels.icon.versus.png Statistics
Base – Max Stat
7 – 9 Armor.png
Armor.png
8 – 9 Strength.png
Strength.png
9 – 14 Willpower.png
Willpower=Armor
2 – 3 Exertion.png
Exertion.png
2 – 2 Break.png
Break.png
Start rank Free points
3 0
Movement Range
4
Ability
Active Passive
Mend
Nikels
Class: Mender

Background[edit | edit source]

Energetic and dedicated, Nikels is a naturally gifted Mender willing to help any way he can. Under the tutelage of Valka Zefr, Nikels is learning more about the world on their travels than he ever did in the Tower of Manaharr.

Icon mend.png

Active Ability: Mend[edit | edit source]

  • Nikels starts with Mend at Rank 2, as his starting Hero Rank is 3.

Menders are able to quickly Mend on the field of battle, restoring the Armor of any ally anywhere on the battlefield. The amount of Armor restored is half of the Mender's current Willpower (WP) rounded down.

Rank 1: Armor restored is (WP+0)/2, rounded down.

Rank 2: Armor restored is (WP+1)/2, rounded down.

Rank 3: Armor restored is (WP+2)/2, rounded down.

Joining the Party[edit | edit source]

Nikels always joins the Ravens caravan in Chapter 11.

Possible Deaths or Departures[edit | edit source]

Nikels sacrifices himself (at Zefr's 'request') in the Bindal mines so that the Ravens can escape Eyeless, during Chapter 11. However, that is not the last we see of him (spoiler)...

Playstyle[edit | edit source]

  • Nikels can be considered as the basic Mender class unit of the game. He is far weaker than Zefr or Eyvind, has only one active ability (Mend), no passive and cannot be promoted beyond Hero Rank 5 in order to earn a second active.
  • Calculating restored Armor when casting Mend may be difficult, partly because the ability description in the Heroes tent is vague. The following table shows the Armor restored for all ranks of the ability, given the mender's Willpower when Mend is cast. It is advisable to draw any unneeded Willpower from the Horn, before casting Mend.
Willpower 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rank 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10
Rank 2 - 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10
Rank 3 - - 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nikels holds Bolverk in great admiration and fancies joining the Ravens.
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