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Favorite Unit

Post by AladorIsithir » September 11th, 2009, 1:11 am

Just posted this to see what opinions BfW players have.

I like the Assassin and hi defense units a lot. Especially with that wicked backstab attack of 23-3. Ouch!
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Aethaeryn » September 11th, 2009, 1:17 am

My favorite is Ancient Lich, second favorite is Elvish Sylph.

I don't think an explanation is required for these two. :P
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by mnewton1 » September 11th, 2009, 1:36 am

Main-Line: Ruffian

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Gambit » September 11th, 2009, 1:38 am

mainline: Elvish Marksman
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Skrim » September 11th, 2009, 3:17 am

Mainline & Balanced: Paladin... followed by Drake Blademaster, and Elvish Sharpshooter

As for best-looking unit, the Elvish Hero is my choice, who definitely looks more badass than his counterpart L2s.

I wouldn't consider the Ancient Lich as truly mainline until it's graphics are updated and it's ridiculous overpowered stats are rebalanced(or it becomes a Level 5 but keeps the stats).

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by A-Red » September 11th, 2009, 4:08 am

Grand Knight, Elvish Sylph, Elvish Sharpshooter, Troll Warrior, and Necromancer have been the most fun to control in my experience with mainline campaigns.

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by SillySod » September 11th, 2009, 12:02 pm

The trusty footpad.

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by AladorIsithir » September 11th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Wow, i'm seeing a lot of Lich's and Elvish Sharpshooters. Makes plenty of sense though! :lol2:
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Araja » September 11th, 2009, 2:15 pm

Mainline: Silver Mages. They may not be that good, but the teleport can make for some fun User Maps.

Mercenaries Era: Oh...too much choice!

Others: Probably Darth Saul from the SX pack. There's just something so impressive about an unstoppable demigod thing.

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Vendanna » September 11th, 2009, 2:28 pm

My favourites are these, not for "how they affect gameplay" but how they look.

Elvish Ranger (female version): my all times favourite. I like the design of the gear.

Jetrel's Wraith: The sprite itself glows with cool (and it evens deals cold damage :mrgreen: )

and from non mainline: Pixelmind fire dragon, it looks cute even as it kills your units :eng:
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Zarel » September 11th, 2009, 3:56 pm

Are we talking Default Era units only? In terms of usefulness, that would probably be the Sylph.

If we're talking any mainline unit, well, Li'sar + Sceptre + Void Armor is really fun. Or Thursagan + Sceptre.

In terms of best looking, probably the Drake Enforcer, mainly because you can actually see all three weapons on the unit sprite.
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AladorIsithir wrote:I like the Assassin and hi defense units a lot. Especially with that wicked backstab attack of 23-3. Ouch!
By "defense", do you mean "resistance" or "evasion"? Like, high defense as in HI, or as in Footpad?
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by StDrake » September 11th, 2009, 4:03 pm

i do believe he mean 'defence' as evasion, that's the naming regime in the game
well for me i just love the burner->fire->inferno drake line WITH OLD SPRITES. Well alright so burner and fire sprites in 1.7 are ok but inferno looks downright hideous to me. <3 the old style inferno and armageddon drakes.

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Araja » September 11th, 2009, 5:14 pm

I have yet to see the 1.7 sprites.

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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by The Great Rings » September 11th, 2009, 8:39 pm

Mage of Light, no contest.

Fairly nice-looking unit, but its special abilities are what really make it so good. Illumination + heal 8 + cure. :) Also, its attacks (arcane and impact) mean that this unit is basically the ultimate Undead killer. Its only serious weakness is that (as mages tend to be) its a bit fragile for a level three unit.

This is often my leader when playing Age of Heros on small multiplayer maps (where I can use its abilities to strengthen the troops around me), and especially against Undead. I also usually try to level my mages to this in campaigns.
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Re: Favorite Unit

Post by Synik » September 13th, 2009, 2:33 am

Ulfseeker / Berserker is my favorite.
Of course he dies fast, but he can usually take a few with em in return :)

Plus they are great for one of the most deciding factors in MP.
Fear Factor.
Even if you don't attack with an ulf, just his presence in your ranks will make you opponent think twice about where he places his ranged units, thus reducing possible attacks on your army as well in return.

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