Grand Cathay awaits, and today we got a look at the lords and legendary lords awaiting you in the Eastern Empire. Come check them out.
First things first, we have the two legendary lords, the dragons of Cathay: Miao Ying, the Storm Dragon and Zhao Ming, the Iron Dragon.
First up Miao Ying, the protector of the Great Bastion, who takes to the field with powerful battlefield abilities. She has “an aura of command and majesty” that even the mightiest heroes find difficult to resist. But the real strength of the dragons are the Elemental Winds.
Elemental Winds are an attribute, which is shared among all Grand Cathay spellcasters, increases the power of all spells cast for each spellcaster in the army. This makes taking multiple spellcasters all the more effective for the armies of Grand Cathay, even doubling-or-better the power of spells should you have enough.
- Magic – Miao Ying has access to a unique selection of spells from the Lores of Yin and Life.
- Disdain of Dragons – All enemies who try to combat Miao Ying will find themselves at a significant disadvantage.
Zhao Ming, the Iron Dragon, is more focused on camaraderie and the creation of powerful artifacts and magic items. Zhao Ming might be affected by the Warpstone Desert and the Great Maw, but he’s still powerful enough in his own right.
- Magic – Zhao Ming has access to a unique selection of spells from the Lores of Yang and Metal.
- Warding Iron – The Iron Dragon’s near-invulnerability can be passed on to his nearby troops for a short time.
And both dragons have the following ability:
- Dragon Transformation – Both Dragons can also swap forms in the midst of battle, becoming powerful melee units with the ability to fly.
As far as regular lords go we’ve got the Shugengan Lord, magic-wielding sorcerers who trace their lineage back to dragons. They wield two lores, that of Yin and that of Yang. The lore of Yang is all about buffing allies or disrupting enemies with magical wind and explosions:
- Jade Shield
- Dragon’s Breath
- Wall of Wind & Fire
- Stone Ground Stance
- Might of Heaven & Earth
- Constellation of the Dragon
While the lore of Yin is all about reflecting projectiles and summoning the dead and other more esoteric abilities:
- Storm of Shadows
- Cloak of Jet
- Missile Mirror
- Blossom Wind
- Talons of Night
- Ancestral Warriors
There are also Lord Magistrates. These are expert commanders whose true strength lies in bringing the best of Grand Cathay to the fore, increasing the bonuses received by troops working in Harmony with one another.
Stay tuned for a peek at the heroes and troops tomorrow