Hodgkin – The Reviled Captain [AFK Arena]

All you need to know about Hodgkin in AFK Arena!

Last Updated: September 25, 2022 @ 14:50
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Written By Anastasios Antoniadis

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Hodgkin – The Reviled Captain is a Graveborn strength-based tank hero introduced in patch 1.69.

Hodgkin ? The Reviled Captain

Faction: Graveborn
Type: Strength
Class: Tank
Role: Tank
Rarity: Ascended

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Hodgkin Skills

The Immortal [Ultimate]

The Immortal Skill

Hodgkin summons a ghost ship that crashes into the most concentrated area of enemies, dealing 330% AoE damage to enemies, simultaneously siphoning the souls of all enemies on the battlefield for 7 seconds.

Enemies that have their souls siphoned also have their damage and healing efficiency reduced by 25%.

  • Lvl 2: Enemies are additionally terrified for 3.5 seconds.
  • Lvl 3: Damage is increased to 360%.

Soul Devourer

Hodgkin Soul Devourer

Hodgkin raises both of his Soul Devourer cannons and deals 240% damage on his target, also siphoning their soul in the process.

The effect of the soul siphoning is the same as “The Immortal.”

This ability has an additional 35% Life Leech effect when damage is dealt with.

  • Level 2: Damage is increased to 260%
  • Level 3: If an enemy has already had their soul siphoned, they will be additionally stunned for 3 seconds.
  • Level 4: Damage is increased to 280%

Jolly Roger

Hodgkin Jolly Roger Skill

Hodgkin summons down a Jolly Roger flag that deals 230% AoE damage to nearby enemies.

Allied heroes that are within range have their Defense and Attack Ratings increased by 20% for the following 10 seconds.

If an enemy within range has had their soul siphoned, the flag shall be strengthened, with its duration being extended to 3 seconds.

After the flag has been strengthened, any allied heroes within range, shall have their Haste additionally increased by 35 points.

  • Level 2: Damage is increased to 260%
  • Level 3: Allied heroes within range have their Defense Ratings increased by 30% and Attack Rating increased by 30%

Reviler's Defiance

Hodgkin Reviler's Defiance

Hodgkin starts blocking frontal damage and is immune to control effects for up to 3 seconds, or until he blocks an amount of damage equal to 25% of his max health.

After Hodgkin finishes blocking damage, he immediately retaliates against the attacker, dealing up to 15% of the attacker's max health as damage.

The amount of damage dealt is determined by the duration of time Hodgkin blocks damage for but shall not exceed 550% of Hodgkin's own Attack Rating.

  • Level 2: Damage equal to 35% of Hodgkin's max health can be blocked.
  • Level 3: Deals damage up to 20% of the target's max health.
Signature Item Soul Devourers

Signature Item: Soul Devourers

Signature Item Skill: Pirate's Greed

SI Skill: Pirate's Greed

Hodgkin immediately recovers 10% of his max health for every non-summoned target that has their soul siphoned. This effect can be triggered 3 times every 4.5s.

[+10 Unlocks] Hodgkin immediately recovers 15% of his max health for every non-summoned target that has their soul siphoned

[+20 Unlocks] Hodgkin's 1 most injured! allies shall also recover 15% of their max health values.

[+30 Unlocks] Each time an enemy has their soul siphoned, the damage Hodgkin deals to that enemy is permanently increased by 20%. This effect can be stacked against every enemy a maximum of 3 times.

Furniture Ability: Pirate's Curse

Furniture Skill: Pirate's Curse

3/3 Furniture Ability: When an enemy has their soul siphoned, the effect shall continue up until Hodgkin's death.

9/9 Furniture Ability: Enemies that have their souls siphoned shall have their healing efficiency and damage reduced by 35%. If the same enemy has their soul siphoned again, they will be dealt damage equal to 290% of Hodgkin's Attack Rating.


“Oi, lads! We got a captain comin' into Rustport, and word has it he's carryin' a sizeable booty!” Horwich ran his fingers through his long, greasy locks, his words loaded with insinuation.

“A sizeable booty, eh? Sounds promising. If we can get our hands on it… wouldn't it shift a ton of debt?” All this talk of booty piqued Porter's interest, his eyes lighting up.

“Ay? Hold on… The captain… What did you say his name was?” Porter seemed to have recalled something.
“Something like… Hodg-something-or other.” Horwich struggled to piece together what little he could remember.
“Hodg-something-or other? You mean Hodgkin? Dear lord! Hodgkin! No way, it's suicide!” In a split second, the light of excitement in his eyes was frozen over, a shiver surging down Oldboy Porter's spine.

“You can't be serious! You've never heard of Hodgkin?! There's a name in Esperia that strikes more fear into the hearts of the seafaring! Captains everywhere fear him, yet you don't even know his name!?”
Shaking their head, Horwich and Torne replied in unison, “Aye… never.”

“And you have the gall to call yourself pirates… You need a good talkin' to about this Hodgkin! Right now!” Picking up his amber rum, Porter took a swig to moisten his throat.

“If ye were to ask, who is the richest pirate in Esperia? Perhaps it might take some thought. But, if you ask, who is the most notorious pirate in all Esperia? Without a moment's hesitation, the answer is Hodgkin. No other dares lay claim to his title. He started out as a sailor aboard a privateer vessel, but in time he got gutsy, or maybe he'd always just been a ruffian, but thanks to his insight and nerve, he quickly earned a name for himself in Rustport. This was long before we three rolled in. No matter how much bigger the enemy ship was than his own ship, “The Immortal', he always forged ahead with the attack. Others would turn tail, but for Hodgkin, it's a rush, the thrill of the challenge!”

“For pirates like us, always indulging in vices and carousing, we can be satisfied paying off that pile of debt, but for Hodgkin, success meant nothing less than being Esperia's most famous pirate. Admired, reviled, it's all the same to him.”
Porter's mind seems to wander as he stared at the booze in his hand.

“Success is not predestined. Bowing to fate is resignation.” As such philosophical words leaking from Torne's lips seemed somewhat tragically comical.
“Hodgkin's home isn't some harbor town, like Rustport. It's the entire ocean.

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