Along side the release of the Xbox One version, League of Geeks are also set to release the first major DLC pack for their hit Board/Card/Tabletop/War game Armello. The Usurpers pack will bring 4 new characters from each animal clan to the battle for the throne, each with their own unique abilities and powers further diversifying the playstyles and strategies of the core game.
So who are the Usurpers and what do they bring to the table? LoG’s gave a list of the new heroes and who they’re intended for:
- Magna, the Unbroken: A tank-like Wolf Clan member with the Hero Power, “Shield Maiden,” which allows her to reflect attacks. Magna’s high Body and Fight stats in combination with Shield Maiden is ideally suited for players who focus on combat.
- Elyssia, Wardress of Warrens: A hero of the Rabbit Clan who can permanently fortify settlements with her “Architect” ability, granting Elyssia greater control of the daily gold reward for holding settlements. While not the strongest in straightforward fights, her high Wits stat and ability to monopolize Armello‘s economy make her very dangerous.
- Ghor, The Wyldkin: A Bear Clan hero whose magic draws strength from forests. His Hero Power, “Conduit,” allows him to cast spells for one less magic per adjacent forest, and enables him to cast to any woodland tiles on the board. This powerful ability, is ideal for stealthy spell play.
- Sargon, The Death Teller: The latest addition to the Rat Clan has evenly balanced stats, but his Hero Power, “Veil Gazer,” makes him a very appealing choice to cerebral players. Sargon has the ability to see cards before they’re drawn, giving him a strategic advantage over every other character.
While League of Geeks have been doing regular updates to the game, adding more cards and strategies to the game, the Usurpers are the first time they add new characters to the mix, bringing the total cast up to 12 heroes. It will definitely be interesting to see how strategies will change to incorporate the new heroes.
Armello will launch on the Xbox One on August 30 for $19.99 USD, with the Usurpers DLC launching along side on PS4, Xbox One and PC for $9.99 USD. You can check out the awesome animated teaser for the characters above. (Editor’s note: I can’t be the only one who wants more of these animated trailers.)
Update: Have a some new screenshots and art for the Usurpers! Check out the gallery below.