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Midnight the Twilight's Razor is a playable hero in Orcs Must Die! Unchained.
Midnight is a high-damage hero adept at avoiding detection. She lies in wait for her enemies, then attacks them with a burst of melee damage.
Character Bio[edit source]
A trained ninja and a follower of the Path of Nine Lives, Midnight stalks her prey, waiting for the right moment to pounce. Attacking from the shadows, she shreds her enemies then slips quietly away.
|In-Game Character Bio|
| Darkness Guide you, Midnight,|
I placed this journal in your pack because I knew you would leave. You are young, and I know you feel the ancient rules of the Path of Nine Lives are too restrictive. But you must put aside your kittenish ways and take up the collar of responsibility. I know it may seem as though I am always hard on you, Midnight, but I know you are destined to be my successor as the next Twilight's Razor.
And because of that, you must return. I am old, and I fear the rivals of the Nine Lives Dojo will descend on us soon. Without your help, I am not sure I can hold fast against them.
Please return--and quickly.
To help you on your journey back to the dojo, I have transcribed a few meaningful poems from The Lessons of Nine Lives in this journal. I encourage you to meditate on the poems and add your own thoughts to it.
Love throughout all lives,
That's just like Sensei Snowy to leave this journal for me. I guess I will use it. Maybe it will keep me from being lonely out here on my own. I've never liked poems though--or The Lessons of Nine Lives.
When the hunt begins,
My sensei is always trying to "teach me a lesson." I'll never go back to the dojo, but I'll admit I learned this lesson the hard way.
I had just gotten my first contract as an assassin. I thought I was hot catnip. Some poor sap eloped with a rich merchant's daughter and the merchant wanted the new hubby gone. My patron, the merchant, told me that hubbykins took a stroll in the city garden every evening before sundown. Sounded dead easy. I set a snare for him and waited.
I saw him coming down the garden path--slowly. Really slowly. I've seen ninety-year-olds walk faster. He kept smelling the flowers and shuffling his feet. I got impatient so I left my cover and rushed at him… and right into my own snare.
Needless to say, he got away. He went into hiding, and it took me weeks to find him. I was on my last can of sardines when I finally got paid. If there's anything I miss about the dojo, it's three meals a day and a nice pallet to sleep on. But that's still not enough to make me want to go back. I don't need the dojo. I'm doing just fine on my own.
The shadow calls us.
Yes, and the "cat" must be awake to make that decision. I just had the worst assassin experience of my life staking out the hideout of the outlaw Copperhead Joe. Dusty River's sheriff had enough of him, and they put a hefty reward on his head. I hid outside his hideout in a tree and waited. Then a party started. There were hundreds of people there. I decided to wait it out. The tree was so comfortable I curled up for a cat nap.
When I woke up, I was face down at the bottom of the tree. One of Joe's goons was nudging me with his foot. Praise the Darkness, he thought I was a dancer from the night before. He invited me in for a "private" party and gave me some coin.
I walked right into the hideout and killed all of them. And I kept the extra coin. Patience does have its rewards.
But I'll admit I was scared. These people have no honor… I never know what they will do. At least at the dojo there's order. I miss Sensei Snowy's calm voice.
You may take their lives
I feel very dumb. When I killed Copperhead Joe, I let my feline instinct to "play" with a kill get the best of me. He had a disturbing trophy collection of the heads and horns of many different animals. Revolting. I replaced them all with Copperhead Joe's body parts, reserving his head for the plaque that said "Wild Spotted Boar." He was a pig if I'd ever known one.
I wasn't aware that Joe had a sister--a very vengeful sister--who is good with crossbows… and half orc… and twice my size. She's been following me for weeks, and so I've been jumping at every noise and shadow. I mean, I'm a cat so I'm jumpy anyway, but this is ridiculous. Maybe the Path of the Nine Lives is the way to go. Maybe I should go back.
We cannot be caged.
Actually, I'd have to say the Order's dungeon is pretty hard to escape from. I was there for weeks. Apparently borrowing artifacts from their armory is frowned upon. I don't usually moonlight as a thief, but a wealthy mage paid me top coin to liberate a scroll from the collection of the Order's Master, Cygnus.
I underestimated the old man. I thought I'd gotten lucky, and he had died in his sleep, but he hadn't. He was lying in wait for me. Next thing I knew, I was locked up in a cell with only the smell of my singed fur to keep me company.
In the end, some Order ninny named "Max" put the wrong kind of oil on the torches and they exploded. In the confusion and darkness afterward, I was able to escape.
But my time in that dungeon gave me a lot of time to think. My sensei is right. I need to go home--to the dojo. I'm ready for something more meaningful than stealing and killing for coin. I should go back and take my rightful place by her side.
Cats must go explore
I have returned too late. The Nine Lives Dojo is in ruins, destroyed by my sensei's rivals. She died trying to defend it. If only I had been there!
I don't even remember why I left. Was it all the rules? Was it the curfew? All of that seems so silly and kitten-like to me now.
I must honor my sensei as is required by the Path of Nine Lives. I will take up the title she wanted for me: Twilight's Razor. I hope she will know it and smile on me from the Unending Darkness.
From now on, I am Midnight, Twilight's Razor.
|Passive||Sucker Punch||Midnight deals 50% more damage to stunned targets.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Primary||Shadow Swipe||Midnight slashes with her dagger, dealing damage. Attack deals extra damage to immobilized, slowed, or stunned enemies.||???||0||0|
|Secondary||Vital Strike||Midnight executes an acrobatic melee attack that deals heavy damage to its target and deals damage over time.||???||0||4s|
|Unique||Dash and Slash||Midnight dashes forward, slashing every enemy she passes through.||???||0||10s|
|Epic||Prowl||Midnight slips into the shadows, dropping all aggro and moving at increased speed. If she attacks, she reappears and her attack stuns its target.||0||15 + 3/s||3s||The attacks that make her reappear deal 50% more damage.|
| Tier 1|
(Battle Level 2)
|Prolonged Prowl||Removes the activation mana cost of Prowl.|
|Hardened Killer||Increases health regeneration by 1.5% of max health per second.|
|Feeling Frisky||Reduces respawn time to 1.5s.|
| Tier 2|
(Battle Level 4)
|Nimble as the Night||Increases movement speed by 66% during Prowl.|
|Sa-meow-rai Armor||Increases Midnight's armor by +25. (Reduces damage by 20%)|
|Catpurse||Grants up to 4 coin per second from attacks on minions.|
| Tier 3|
(Battle Level 7)
|Poison Paw||Slows enemies by 50% and damages them on contact during Prowl. Damage scales with level.|
|Slash-N-Dash||Increases the damage of Dash and Slash by 50%.|
|Feline Fugitive||Reduces control effects on Midnight by 35% and increases Midnight's control effects by 25%.|
| Tier 4|
(Battle Level 10)
|Thrill of the Kill||Killing a minion restores 5% max health.|
|Sharing the Shadow||Activating Prowl causes neaby heroes to also enter Prowl for 5s.|
|Kitty Overkill||Explodes enemies killed by Vital Strike, knocking them back in a radius. Explosion scales with enemy size.|
|Icon||Name||Description||How to Obtain|
|Midnight Shiver Me Whiskers||"Coin, fish, swordplay--piracy would be purrfect if it wasn't for the whole sailing-on-water thing." - Midnight, Twilight's Razor||Grand Vanity Chest|
|Midnight Twilight's Razor||A trained ninja and a follower of the Path of Nine Lives, Midnight stalks her prey, waiting for the right moment to pounce. Attacking from the shadows, she shreds her enemies then slips quietly away.||By Default|
|Midnight Hidden Tiger||“I must channel the aspect of the tiger!” - Midnight, Twilight's Razor||Store|
|Midnight Epic Heroic Dye||Second Dye that can be applied to all Skins of the hero.||Grand Vanity Chest|
|Midnight Legendary Heroic Dye||Third Dye that can be applied to all Skins of the hero.||???|
Hero Related Achievements[edit source]
|Distance Dash||Run 26.2 miles with Midnight's Dash and Slash during battle.|
|Kobolds on Strike||Kill 100 Kobold Runners with Midnight's Vital Strike.|
|Out of Sight||Stay in Prowl during battle for a total of 30min as Midnight.|
|What Hit Them||Kill 500 stunned enemies as Midnight.|
Flip Trap "They fly like birds… But then they fall right into my paws. Purrrfect." - Midnight, Twilight's Razor
Pride Hunter "Pride hunters have no pride. They do not follow the Path of Nine Lives!" - Midnight, Twilight's Razor
Ambush Trigger "You must always wait for the purrrfect time to pounce." - Midnight, Twilight's Razor
Bounty Generator "All those bounties. All for me... ow." - Midnight, Twilight's Razor
Kinetic Reclaimer "It's impolite to play with your food--but it's SO fun." - Midnight, Twilight's Razor