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View Poll Results: Are dryads imbalanced/overpowered?
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:48 PM
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Default Dryads = Imbalanced

A level 2 troop

- against which enemies can't retaliate
- can charm a male humanoid to its side
- can sing a song that increases the initiative of elven troops by 3 for 5 turns
- can put enemy level 1-3 troops to sleep for 2 turns. This will RELOAD in 3 turns.
- can summon a huge stack of one of the two kinds of level 1 thorns. This will also RELOAD in 2 turns.
- cherry on top: Leadership 20

Insane.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:12 PM
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cherry on top: Anga's Ruby
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:44 PM
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Anga's Ruby is not the cherry on top of the cake, it's the watermelon.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:15 AM
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Even better, if you cast put stuff to sleep on turn 1 with your Dryads, then cast Phantom on the Dryads on turn 2, you can put everything back to sleep on turn 3.

Yes they are imbalanced. IMO the Elves are easily the best race in the game. Dryads, Lake Fairies and Sprites with Anga's Ruby, plus Elven Archers and Hunters with the dwarven telescope. This is probably the best single race team in the game. Anyone care to disagree?

BTW Dryads are no use in the Land of the Dead.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:25 AM
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I find it already ridiculous you can build a whole army around _one_ single item.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:27 AM
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BTW Dryads are no use in the Land of the Dead.
Do you mean because the undead can't be put to sleep? They still have the no retal and summon thorns, at the very least, which I think should be more than sufficient.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:26 PM
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Yes, they are still of some use, but the Lullaby is the best strength of all.

To illustrate just how good Dryads can be, I am up to level 29 and Murock in my Impossible Warrior game, and I am finding that Dryads just own everything. This is because most Orc units are low level and able to be put to sleep (except Veteran Orcs, I think). My team is as follows (24,000 leadership):

1200 Dryads
200 Hunters
12 Red Dragons
9 Black Dragons
150 Knights

with 15 Emerald Dragons and 150 Horsemen in reserve.

A standard fight, rated Very Strong, went as follows. This was against Orcs, Goblins, Furious Goblins and Hyenas.

Turn 1:

Red Dragons wait, Black Dragons wait, Hunters hit something, Dryads use Lullaby. Red Dragons use special ability, cast Haste, Black Dragons move closer, Knights move closer.

Turn 2:

Cast Phantom on Dryads. Pick off one stack to destroy using the various units. Cast Thorns with the Dryads, near to the sleeping enemies. Cast Thorns with the Phantom Dryads. One stack is killed and rage is now over 50.

Turn 3:

Use Soul Drain (40%) on strongest remaining enemy. This can be cast every turn now. Hit the strongest remaining stack with everything, making sure that the summoned thorns absorb any hits from the enemy stack. Cast Lullaby with the Phantomed Dryads, putting everything back to sleep. Cast Phantom again on the original Dryads.

Turn 4:

Soul Drain again. By now there are several thorns wandering everywhere. They can spawn more Thorns from dead enemies.

Turn 5:

Victory, losing only 2 Knights. It would have been zero but I was a bit lazy. This is not using Resurrection at all; I only suffered one actual hit from 2300 Hyenas, 1400 Orcs, 2000 Furious Goblins and 2200 Gobins.

Yeah, Dryads are overpowered.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:19 PM
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great using of them I'm thinking about changing my shamans for driads and I'll try to work out something like this in Demonis if possible
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:33 PM
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Fine, go into Demonis with only Dryads. Good luck.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:37 PM
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Eh?
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