Have had this Treasure of the Gods for awhile now, but I can't seem to utilize it's potential. I was hoping someone could help me understand it, as whenever I take this thing out onto the Battlefield, it seems to get me killed more often then it helps. Here is it's description and stats, at Rank 2:
Hammer of Helios
A blinding hammer that can apply marks
Rain down scorching terror with this Sun God's searing hammer.
Helios' Brilliance (L1+SQUARE)
Shoots a large, blinding blast of energy
Phaeton's Reprisal (L1+TRIANGLE)
Slam attack that applies a mark and stuns enemies in an area of effect. Increased radius of explosion.
Gameplay Stats (Rank 2)
4% Physical Power, 4% Physical Resistance, and 7% Cooldown Reduction.
I have been hit by Helios' brilliance before by other players, and it completely BLINDS me in a flash of sunlight. Which is really cool. So I'm assuming it does this to my opponents when I use it on them. They become surrounded in a glow of light. However, it does not seem to do any damage to them, so I often just get counter attacked upong attempting it.
I use Phaeton's Reprisal to break up groups of enemies when they are attacking my allies. This does briefly knock them back, and apply the golden glow effect, but seems to be relatively harmless afterwards. As in they lose seemingly no health, and I am again left completely open to counter attack.
So far, I've prefered sticking with the various mauls to get the job done. But I feel like theres some potential with this hammer that I'm missing. There is one thing I do NOT understand, however. The description says it can apply "marks" to enemies. SOOOO.....what the heck does that mean? I'm assuming its the golden glow effect, but from what I've seen, it's harmless. And because the specials themselves seem to be so weak, I get killed right away, as the hammer itself does pitiful damage. If anybody can help me better understand "marks", or a good tactic with this Treasure of the Gods, I'd be appreciative.
And while your at it....maybe a good use for the Spear of Hermes besides capture the flag? Right now I'm trying out as many different weapons as possible cuz I enjoy experimentation. And this one is buggin me (the hammer, anyway). If I felt it was useless, I wouldn't use it. But somethin inside me is tellin me that it's more powerful then it seems...
Actually,Hammer of Helios is very useful, when an opponent is marked (with either a L1 move or holding square and hitting the opponent) he will be sent airborne when you connect a L1 attack, for example: hold square hit an opponent, then press L1 triangle. It's a good weapon in my opinion.