… or maybe you should. 🙂
Today we return to the reveal of the ultimate Necromancer Units for the upcoming – still unnamed! – Expansion.
First The Wailer. This is an offensive support unit which can debuff enemies with its radial Wail of Despair ability. This eardrum busting screech makes affected enemies more vulnerable to attacks from other Undead units through the morale penalty it invokes. Additionally, the wail causes blight and spirit damage – the Wailer has bad corpse breath apparently. The unit has Phase and Pass Wall, making it easy to enter the midst of enemy lines to unleash its screech.
When the unit emits the Wail of Despair, the unit stretches out its arms, pulling its head and spine forward for added drama.
The Dread Reaper remains the master of death and is the Tier 4 Necromancer unit. His lengthy list of abilities include the core undead / incorporeal stuff and it’s worth noting the new Dread Reaper is able to fly. Its attacks are enhanced by Energy Drain, which drains up to 50% of the move points from enemies. The Reaper’s ultimate attack is Invoke Death; the target must resist or die. If the unit resists and lives it loses a big chuck of its hit points, which it cannot regain during the battle (no healing!).
Can nothing stop this horror? Well, the strongest of the Reaper attacks only works on units with a pulse. And because it is undead it is subject to certain counters like Spirit attacks. Players facing Reapers should use Ranged attacks. Invoke Death is short range and the Reaper’s Fearsome ability can only panic melee units. Some additional Undead counters are placed in new specializations, which we’ll reveal soon. And you might be relieved to hear this unit doesn’t have Undying.
So let us know what you think! You might ask yourself if these 7 Necro characters make up all of the new units in the next expansion. Certainly not; we’ve just started scratching the surface – stay tuned for more reveals!
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