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Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna
In the realm of Pugna's birth, near the vents of the Nether Reaches, there stood a lamasery devoted to the Arts of Oblivion, which drew its power from the nether energies. The Grandmaster of the temple compound had himself passed into Oblivion several years prior, leaving his academy without a leader. From the moment of their master's death, the regents of the temple began rites of divination to identify their master's reincarnation, and eventually all signs converged on the immediate neighborhood. Several villages squatted in the shadow of the temple, their alleys and plazas full of the laughter of squalling children.

Pugna, a mere thirteen months of age, was but one candidate among the local brats, and on the appointed day he was presented at the temple alongside two other promising tots. The lamas offered a jumble of worn relics to the children, treasured possessions of their former grandmaster. One boy reached for a porphyry wand that had belonged to the lama...and put it in his nostril. An impish girl pulled out an amulet that had also been the lama's, and immediately swallowed it. Pugna regarded the other two coolly, gave a merry laugh, and blasted them with gouts of emerald flame, reducing them to ashes in an instant. He then snatched up the wand and amulet, saying 'Mine!' The regents hoisted the beaming Pugna on their shoulders, wrapped him in their grandmaster's vestments, and rushed him to the throne before his mood could change. Within five years, the temple itself was another pile of ash, which pleased Pugna to no end.
Associated with
Heroes:Viper minimap icon.png Viper
Places:Nether Reaches
  • Pugna owned Viper minimap icon.png Viper as a pet.[1] He tried to tame the Netherdrake, but Viper broke free, and killed him in his old age.
  • Pugna was once interested in augmenting the body parts of creatures.[2]
  • According to Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist, Pugna's body is full of phosphorus.[3]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Pugna

  • ▶️ Clinkz minimap icon.png u Let's show them what bones alone can do.
  • ▶️ Clinkz minimap icon.png r Join me, my bony brethren.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r Strange bedfellows, huh Pugna?
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r No, I don't want to see your Nether Ward. Stop asking.
  • ▶️ Naga Siren minimap icon.png r You're a great addition to my guard, Pugna.
  • ▶️ Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png r Who is that down there? Well hello! It's Pugna!
  • ▶️ Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png r Pugna, I am glad to see your wards in our service.
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r It is quite difficult to annoy me, Pugna... But you do an excellent job.
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r Stop playing with your Nether Blast and push!
  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r You're a dangerous little man. I like that.
  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r Be careful Pugna. If you burn down the world, there's nothing left to play with.
  • ▶️ Mars minimap icon.png r I would never guess we had so much in common!

Enemies killing Pugna


  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png r Blame me not for lack of warning when your life goes swirling, swirling down the drain.


  1. Pugna response: ▶️ Ah Viper, my erstwhile pet.
  2. Malefic Drake's Hood description.
  3. Alchemist response: ▶️ Pugna's full of phosphorus? That makes sense.