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Postby Caradoc » Jun 12 2007, 17:37

The Marble Gargoyle does not look like it is made of marble.
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Postby Crosis » Jun 12 2007, 17:45

"Combat mage" needs to be changed to "battle mage". That's just silly. But it looks great.

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Postby Angelspit » Jun 12 2007, 17:52

I agree about that Battle Mage -- it woud be a nice nod to a former hero class.
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Postby Agnus Dei » Jun 12 2007, 18:27

Hm, chocolate flavoured Academy. Tasty.
At least the previous Djinns had necks, theese ones don't.
I support Battle Mage initiative. And if this Storm Lord is a melee, I'll be sticking to Titans, thank you. They are wierd anyway.
Love the Gremlins and Mortal Combat Mages.
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Postby Veldrynus » Jun 12 2007, 18:36

I bet noone will use the battle (err...combat, lol) mages on long term.

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Postby Angelspit » Jun 12 2007, 18:39

Rakshasa Kshatri: that's the sound of my cat throwing up.
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Postby Cleanpea » Jun 12 2007, 18:58

Corribus at 2007-06-12 12:20 wrote:
If you had a huge stack of gremlins, would you really waste a turn to sabotauge an enemy siege engine, with the possible exception of the catapult?

Yes you would, for instance, rhunic warmachines skill gives ballista higher initiative, and there is another skill, which gives it three shots at a time, and many dwarven heroes have luck. Which means, that ballista is deadly, and has over 1000hitpoints, and high defense. It takes ALOT to bring down that ballista. Or one gremlin turn
Edited on Tue, Jun 12 2007, 15:01 by Cleanpea

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Postby Corribus » Jun 12 2007, 18:59

Well i haven't played the first expansion yet, so i didn't know that...
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Postby Cleanpea » Jun 12 2007, 19:06

Well, I forgot:) Any ways, get around playing it soon. If I play H5, I play as Fortress. They are the faction in H5 which is most fun, if you ask me!

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 12 2007, 19:08

That's assuming the Gremlins can use the ability before being taken out.
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Postby PhoenixReborn » Jun 12 2007, 19:10

Over on the ubi site you can see that storm lord is ranged. It is identical to the titan except for the special ability.

I hope the rakshasa ability is really worthwhile, still no clear explanation on that, but I like the look of the creature if not the name.

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Postby Saturas » Jun 12 2007, 19:26

How come that the combat mage (upgrade!) looks younger then non-upgraded mage. Maybe he has mastered some exalted knowledge of magic and found the way to make himself look younger:)

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Postby arturchix » Jun 12 2007, 19:31

Plague Titan would fit better for the titan. Or Zombie Titan. Necro titan :) The Obsidian Golem looks more Gold Golem to me, but OK. Looks nice!

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 12 2007, 19:32

Or Golem Titan. ;)
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Postby Avonu » Jun 12 2007, 19:38

Angelspit wrote:Rakshasa Kshatri: that's the sound of my cat throwing up.


Isn't his (?) name Khatri or Kshatriya? Someone probably take wrong dictoniary.


Did anyone notice that Combat Mage is Caster whit 0 spell points and Strom Lord is Shooter with 0 shots (according to table from Ubisoft's forum)?
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Postby vhilhu » Jun 12 2007, 19:44

Saturas wrote:How come that the combat mage (upgrade!) looks younger then non-upgraded mage. Maybe he has mastered some exalted knowledge of magic and found the way to make himself look younger:)


oh the ancient arcane arts of shaving beards with magical razors...

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 12 2007, 19:44

Perhaps less study is needed to become a combat mage?
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Postby Grumpy Old Wizard » Jun 12 2007, 21:29

Corribus wrote:If you had a huge stack of gremlins, would you really waste a turn to sabotauge an enemy siege engine, with the possible exception of the catapult?


One machine one turn duration and they can't even do that without a huge stack? Please.

The academy abilities mostly suck and some are downright hurtful (the gargoyles make enemy spells stronger so they can't protect gremlins or mages.)

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Postby Campaigner » Jun 12 2007, 21:36

Gremlin: Master Gremlin looks better

Gargoyle: Terrible....

Golem: He look like a pimp....or male exotic dancer....

Mage: Mask themselves like ninjas/terrorists. Can't see the face....

Vizier: Is this a joke...? Still no head and big hands. But now his upperbody is transparent and his so called legs are gas....

Rakshasa: The hair looks Taurenish and the brown ugly color is terrible....

Colussuss: Lime Titans! :-D

Worst lineup so far....absolutely terrible....

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Postby Meandor » Jun 12 2007, 21:43

That Gremlin looks just coooool.


Absolutely.
I also liked mage(am i the only one who though that he is she?). Others look crappy.
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