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Necropolis Alternate Upgrades

Postby Angelspit » Jun 5 2007, 18:22

It's Tuesday and Ubisoft has revealed a new batch of alternate upgrades, for the undead faction this time. Here is a list of the new units with their special abilities:
<ul><li>Skeleton Warrior: Undead, Large Shield, Magic Proof (25%).
<li>Disease Zombie: Undead, Enrage, Weakening Aura.
<li>Poltergeist: Undead, Flyer, Incorporeal, Ammo Steal.
<li>Nosferatu : Undead, Life Drain, Teleport, Sleeping Strike
<li>Lich Master: Large Creature, Undead, Caster (Raise Dead, Weakness).
<li>Banshee: Large Creature, Undead, Death Wail.
<li>Horror Dragon: Large Creature, Undead, Flyer, Sorrow Strike.</ul>
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Postby Corribus » Jun 5 2007, 18:24

Interesting... what do you suppose sleep strike does? And the lich master "raise dead" ability could be very useful.

And is it me, or is the ghost "incorporeality" ability the most annoying in the game?
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Postby Arveragus » Jun 5 2007, 18:26

Please note that on the main page only the Skeleton Warrior has a clickable portrait (with a link to a larger picture).

The thread on the forum has working links for all creatures. Check it out here: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/ ... 3291077465

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Postby sir Aayren ili Essen » Jun 5 2007, 18:26

Hmm... Next alternatives that not have a shoting creatures.

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Postby Apocalypse » Jun 5 2007, 18:34

Hmm, will Sorrow Strike cast Sorrow (the new spell) on the target? :)

Is it just me, or the Poltergeist looks ridiculous with that pink color?
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 5 2007, 18:38

Pink is truly a frightening color. The ammo steal ability sounds great for attacking heavy hitting range units that will most likely kill your flyers.
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Postby Corribus » Jun 5 2007, 18:41

Yes but it needs to be able to cross the field quickly enough for it to matter.
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Jun 5 2007, 18:43

Horror Dragon

Finally, a worthy name!
Is the Horror Dragon horrible? :)
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 5 2007, 18:45

Corribus wrote:Yes but it needs to be able to cross the field quickly enough for it to matter.


With the incorperal ability, they may be able to make it quickly to the other side.
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Postby Apocalypse » Jun 5 2007, 18:46

Yeah but it's a risk nevertheless
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Postby chester_a_r » Jun 5 2007, 19:44

just like Omega_Destroyer said, what's with the pinkish theme???I understood the inferno 'ashes' and stuff, but this pink represents nothing, and it is totally gay, above else...

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Postby kingcranium14 » Jun 5 2007, 19:51

Hmm, once again there's no shooters. I was hoping that they'd make a vampire that actually turned into a bat -- is that too much to ask?

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 5 2007, 19:54

Since the Lich Master is lacking the shooting ability, I can only hope it is given a lot more mana than before. That would make it a really good support unit with the Raise Dead spell; almsot making it a field medic for the ever growing army of the undead.
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Postby Apocalypse » Jun 5 2007, 19:56

Yes, it has more mana (19), can cast two Raise Deads :)
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Postby soupnazii » Jun 5 2007, 20:00

horror dragon?!?!?!

nuff said.

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 5 2007, 20:05

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Postby Bandobras Took » Jun 5 2007, 20:22

kingcranium14 wrote:Hmm, once again there's no shooters. I was hoping that they'd make a vampire that actually turned into a bat -- is that too much to ask?


Good idea. Let's make all the factions have three shooters, two flyers, two walkers, and identical stats.

That way, things'll be fair. :disagree:
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Postby Moragauth » Jun 5 2007, 20:46

Hmmm I am very uncomfortable with the idea of a lich as a melee unit. It might work with the shadow mistress because even the matriarch is supposedly a warrior as well as a sorceress, but lichs are always spellcasters. I prefer the Banshee over the Wraith though. The dragon still seems lacklustre.

Does anyone know how many units the Lich will be able to raise with Raise Undead?
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 5 2007, 21:19

It will probably be handled the same way as the Arch Angel's Resurrection spell.
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Postby Moragauth » Jun 5 2007, 21:40

It's a spell. Hence the mana boost.


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