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Kuolema
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Era of Flight

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Hi guys, I am creating a faction which is comprised of birds. I have done a lot of brainstorming and have come up with a variety of units. In addition to the ones below I'm thinking of creating an owl unit as well, but I'm not sure exactly what its use would be. As you can see, the Nightingale units are used as healers, the Eagles are fighters, the Falcons are scouts, and the Vultures are...well something else XD.
Basically, the biggest problem is that I don't have a unit with good ranged attacks, and I don't know what kind of ranged attacks could be used by birds :S. Please comment if you have any suggestions and/or feedback for my existing units.


Nightingale:
Level 1
HP - 26
EXP - 32
Alignment - Lawful
Cost - 16
Movement - 6
Advances to - Caladrius
Abilities - Heals +4
Melee Attack - Talons: 3-2
Ranged Attack - Song: 4-2

Caladrius:
Level 2
HP - 35
EXP - 80
Alignment - Lawful
Cost - 38
Movement - 6
Advances to - Pheonix
Abilities - Cures
Melee Attack - Talons: 3-3
Ranged Attack - Song: 4-4 (Slows)

Pheonix:
Level 3
HP - 45
EXP - 150
Alignment - Lawful
Cost - 60
Movement - 6
Advances to - N/A
Abilities - Cures, Regenerates
Melee Attack - Talons: 4-3 (Arcane)
Ranged Attack - Song: 6-4 (Slows)



Eagle:
Level 1
HP - 34
EXP - 44
Alignment - Neutral
Cost - 17
Movement - 6
Advances to - Harpy Eagle
Abilities - Steadfast
Melee Attack - Claws: 8-3

Harpy Eagle:
Level 2
HP - 50
EXP - 90
Alignment - Neutral
Cost - 35
Movement - 6
Advances to - Roc
Abilities -Steadfast
Melee Attack: Claws 9-4
Melee Attack: Bite 10-2 (Charge)
Ranged Attack: Flap 7-2

Roc:
Level 3
HP - 70
EXP - 140
Alignment - Neutral
Cost - 60
Movement - 6
Advances to - N/A
Abilities -Steadfast
Melee Attack: Claws 8-5
Melee Attack: Bite 14-2 (Charge)
Ranged Attack: Flap 7-2



Vulture:
Level 1
HP - 20
EXP - 46
Alignment - Chaotic
Cost - 21
Movement - 7
Advances to - Carrion Vulture
Abilities - N/A
Melee Attack - Scratch: 4-4 (Drains)
Ranged Attack - Vomit: 4-2 (Poison)

Carrion Vulture:
Level 2
HP - 25
EXP - 90
Alignment - Chaotic
Cost - 40
Movement - 7
Advances to - Condor
Abilities - N/A
Melee Attack - Scratch: 5-4 (Drains)
Ranged Attack - Vomit: 4-3 (Poison)

Condor:
Level 3
HP - 26
EXP - 150
Alignment - Chaotic
Cost - 60
Movement - 7
Advances to - N/A
Abilities - Feeding
Melee Attack - Scratch: 7-4 (Drains)
Ranged Attack - Vomit: 5-3 (Poison)



Falconet:
Level 1
HP - 24
EXP - 32
Alignment - Neutral
Cost - 17
Movement - 9
Advances to - Falcon
Abilities - N/A
Melee Attack - Talons: 2-6
Ranged Attack - Dive: 4-1

Falcon:
Level 2
HP - 36
EXP - 120
Alignment - Neutral
Cost - 33
Movement - 10
Advances to - N/A
Abilities - N/A
Melee Attack: Talons 2-8
Ranged Attack: Dive 5-1

Edit: Changed some attack names

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Re: Era of Flight

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Kuolema wrote: Basically, the biggest problem is that I don't have a unit with good ranged attacks, and I don't know what kind of ranged attacks could be used by birds
I suggest a coconut throwing swallow. :lol2:
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As much as I love that movie, I'm not sure that would be... particularly practical XD

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Phoenix magical flame of revival ashes. good, there's a fire ranged attack. also, any big wing bird can get winged tornado! :) You just need to watch a couple of episodes of pokemon.
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Re: Era of Flight

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Maybe the nightingale could sing a song that kills their enemies. :lol2:

Suggestions for units include hawks, crows, ravens, pheasants, and peacocks.

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Re: Era of Flight

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First off, thanks for the feedback :)
I had actually considered both of those ideas...im just not sure which birds would be good to use...the nightingale already has a ranged song attack, but its not particularily good because it is a healing unit...can anyone suggest a good songbird? Perhaps one with a harsher call than other birds?
As for the hurricane idea, thats kind of what i was going for with the harpy eagle...would that be sufficient as a main ranged attack if i gave it to another unit?
Thanks once again!

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Kuolema wrote:Perhaps one with a harsher call than other birds?
A blue jay? :)
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PeterPorty wrote:Phoenix magical flame of revival ashes. good, there's a fire ranged attack. also, any big wing bird can get winged tornado! :) You just need to watch a couple of episodes of pokemon.
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Kuolema wrote:First off, thanks for the feedback :)
I had actually considered both of those ideas...im just not sure which birds would be good to use...the nightingale already has a ranged song attack, but its not particularily good because it is a healing unit...can anyone suggest a good songbird? Perhaps one with a harsher call than other birds?
Some kind of wren maybe. I don't know about harsh, but they are songbirds

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Re: Era of Flight

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The birds could use rocks, eggs, and bird poo for ranged attacks...

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Re: Era of Flight

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ever heard of a razorbird? I can't remember from which legends, but there are definetily some about birds with feathers that are as sharp as arrows. There's also a thunderbird, which was never in wesnoth before. You could also make gusts of wind an attack for birds with big wings.

There's no reason that eagles should have steadfast. Dauntless (reverse steadfast) would suit the unit better, although I think an ostrich or emu would be a good fighter/defender for a bird faction because of their size, and penguins would make good swimmers should you decide to add them.

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Re: Era of Flight

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wesfreak wrote:[...]There's also a thunderbird, which was never in wesnoth before.[...]
It is aleady in the EOM, if you level up an air element to a razorbird and you level up again.

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My mistake: i remembered the razorbird, but I forgot that it had a lightning attack.

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Re: Era of Flight

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No problem; it's still good to have this unit included. It's even better since we need less balancing and art work on this unit, if JW allow to.

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