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The Sandborn

The Sandborn is a custom fifth faction that is designed to play alongside the four vanilla races.

This is a revamping of an old faction I made way back in the day for Techtree Contest #9, with the primary goal being to have a CnC-style building system, and spreading sand. At the time I was still fairly new to some of the different ways and methods you could make more complex things in the editor, so my results were limited. With the introduction of custom UI, I have been able to elevate the building system of this faction - it's still somewhat awkward to use - but at least now you have an indicator that tells you when something has been constructed. If I have more time in the future to get back to this, I might approach this more like how the Soviet faction in Red Alert 3 works (determine placement before construction begins).

I've also added spreading Sand, which has become a racial feature for the Sandborn. They will move faster and regenerate while on Sand, and some units like the Sandling, Sand Elemntals and Sandstorm Spirits, will gain an attack speed bonus with the right upgrade.

On the topic of units, many have been updated or changed entirely. I hope you will enjoy trying them out.

Old Sandborn thread






Known Issues
  • The custom UI may break in multiplayer if one of the player leaves.
  • In multiplayer, the custom UI will sometimes fail to render the 'Ready Arrow'.
  • When another item becomes ready on the next page, the up/down arrows will change to a shinier version. This feature may break late game.
  • The idle worker button will not locate the proper idle worker all the time. This is because when Monoliths harvest they are actually idling, so to prevent their icons from showing up I remove the worker tag from them, but this does not remove them from the idle worker list. I might be able to fix this using a morph in the future.
  • Dust Moths and Monoliths do not have portraits.
  • I know it says 'Infernal' in the screenshot but I swear I gave it a custom buff named 'Sphinx' :'(


CSS:
HEROES

    SANDBORN AVATAR

            Model
        Sandborn Avatar ------------------- MiniMage (Edited) | SandElemental

            Icons
        Sandman --------------------------- exN | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnsand.55669/
        Rupture --------------------------- -Berz- | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnavalanche.176460/
        Might Aura ------------------------ CRAZYRUSSIAN | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btncrwarp4.188641/
        Dune Storm ------------------------ AI Generated

            Effects
        Sandman --------------------------- JetFangInferno | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/nagabirth.50449/
        Dune Storm ------------------------ Sephiroth_VII | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/giantsandworm.53977/


    REAPER OF THE DUST

            Model
        Reaper of the Dust ---------------- -Grendel (Edited) | Priest of Pustrescence

            Icons
        Mummy Guards ---------------------- 67Chrome | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnmummy.136221/
        Blinding Haze --------------------- Juice_F | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnsandstorm.56716/
        Erosion Aura ---------------------- 8512590215848 (PeeKay) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnpetry.234737/
        Dust Devil ------------------------ D.ee | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnsandstorm3.183244/

            Effect
        Basic Attack ---------------------- n/a
        Mummy Guards (Sarcophagus) -------- Dragunov (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/sarcophagus.259089/
        Erosion Aura ---------------------- JetFangInferno | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/nagabirth.50448/, https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/breathoffiremissile.50491/


    GRAND PRIESTESS

            Model
        Grand Priestess ------------------- Retera/DeuceGorgon (Edited) | Medusa - Ancient Witch

            Icons
        Golden Fan ------------------------ Sin'dorei300 | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnharpyfanofknives.258022/
        Shining Corona -------------------- NFWar | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btntictac.167065/
        Radiance -------------------------- (Unknown)
        Field of Reeds -------------------- AI Generated

            Effects
        Basic Attack ---------------------- epsilon | (Edited) https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/spiritarrow_byepsilon.217407/
        Golden Fan ------------------------ Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/deadly-plumage-1-32.333201/
        Shining Corona -------------------- JesusHipster | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/divinebarrier.241447/
        Sun Globe ------------------------- Frankster | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/orb-of-light.106243/
        Sun Globe Death ------------------- JetFangInferno | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/wispexplode.50260/
        Field of Reeds -------------------- Fingolfin | (Edited by SgtWinter) https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/wheat-field.307321/


    ANCIENT APOSTLE

            Models
        Ancient Apostle ------------------- Retera | n/a
        Ancient Apostle Mount ------------- Nosferoh | https://xgm.guru/p/wc3/silithid-tank-opti

            Icons
        Arcsurge -------------------------- The Panda | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnarcaneressurection.338566/
        Astral Pixies --------------------- ~Nightmare | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnguardianwispspirits.263966/
        Spirit Jar ------------------------ Blizzard Entertainment | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnjar.223847/
        Awaken Sphinx --------------------- AI Generated
        Arcane Riddle --------------------- CRAZYRUSSIAN | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btncrdarkarts.206667/

            Effects
        Basic Attack ---------------------- Zzz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/moonspear.239906/
        Arcsurge -------------------------- Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/soul-discharge.315414/
        Astral Pixies --------------------- Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/firebrand-shots.319649/
        Spirit Jar ------------------------ Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/starfall-empire.319375/
        Awaken Sphinx --------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/dirt-explosion.104183/
        Sphinx Basic Attack --------------- UgoUgo | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/orbofwind.230645/



UNITS

    SANDLING/SAND ELEMENTAL

            Model
        Sandling/Sand Elemental ----------- Minox (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/acolyte-blp.125567/

            Icons
        Sandling -------------------------- AI Generated
        Sand Elemental -------------------- AI Generated
        Sandformed ------------------------ The Panda (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnsatanicaura.306782/
 

    MONOLITH

            Models
        Monolith -------------------------- Retera | *Pyramide

            Icons
        Mending Gloam --------------------- Power | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/gainlife.220906/
        Assimilation ---------------------- 8512590215848 (PeeKay) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btntearoftheforest.210018/
        Khamsin --------------------------- D.ee | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnsandstorm3.183244/

 

    SCARAB/HOOKTAIL

            Models
        Scarab ---------------------------- Nosferoh | https://xgm.guru/p/wc3/silithid-scarab-opti
        Hooktail -------------------------- Nosferoh (Edited) | https://xgm.guru/p/wc3/sand-reaver-opti

            Icons
        Sandborn -------------------------- AI Generated
        Consume --------------------------- CRAZYRUSSIAN | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btncrblood.105324/
        Hard Shell ------------------------ AI Generated
        Camouflage ------------------------ CRAZYRUSSIAN | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btncrnightmaresurge.206672/

            Effects
        Volatile Slime (Missile) ---------- Vinz (Edited) | n/a


    EMBALMER

            Model
        Embalmer -------------------------- Dionesiist (Model), Wildfire (Skin - Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/crow.184608/, https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/qiraji-guard.308143/

            Icons
        Embalmer Adept Training ----------- -Berz- | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnsickle.167203/
        Embalmer Master Training ---------- The Panda | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnembarblade.306117/

            Effect
        Preserve -------------------------- Vinz | n/a
        Swathe ---------------------------- Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/sacred-exile.340421/
 

    SUNFIRE CLERIC

            Model
        Sunfire Cleric -------------------- -Grendel | Undead Fire Mage

            Icon
        Burn Magic ------------------------ 8512590215848 (PeeKay) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnenhancebody.199283/

            Effect
        Kindle ---------------------------- Pyritie | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/fire-high-and-uber.63657/


    CORPSE MOTH

            Model
        Corpse Moth ----------------------- Retera (Model) | -n/a

            Icons
        Corpse Moth ----------------------- AI Generated
        Death Pawn ------------------------ 8512590215848 (PeeKay) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnastralblessing.193859/
        Vision Dust ----------------------- AI Generated


    BURIAL CAULDRON

            Model
        Burial Cauldron ------------------- <Unknown>, SgtWinter | https://xgm.guru/p/wc3/quiraj-prophet-opti (Potentially?)

            Icons
        Burial Cauldron ------------------- AI Generated
        Nestle ---------------------------- AI Generated
        Canopic Jars ---------------------- AI Generated

            Effect
        Basic Attack ---------------------- WaggaWagga (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/bottlemissile.50317/


    ENIGMA CUBE

            Model
        Enigma Cube ----------------------- Retera, SgtWinter | n/a

            Icons
        Capture --------------------------- 8512590215848 (PeeKay) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnlifeintomana.202074/
        Eject ----------------------------- The Panda | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnarcaneportal.308310/
        Dissipate ------------------------- CRAZYRUSSIAN | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btncrwarp11.188648/
        Unleash --------------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | Judgement

            Effects
        Enigma Cube ----------------------- n/a


    HIEROPHANT

            Model
        Hierophant ------------------------ Tarrasque | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/naga-medusa.190715/

            Icons
        Coruscate ------------------------- The Panda | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnmagicexplosion.306720/
        Luminous Strike ------------------- morbent | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btnlight.239389/

            Effect
        Coruscate/Luminous Strike --------- Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/falcon-tower-hallowed-falcon.351811/

 
    EMPYREAL

            Model
        Empyreal -------------------------- WhiteDeath (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/frostrevenant.228046/

            Icons
        Searing Armour -------------------- Blizzard Entertainment, Darkfang | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/divinearmor.288821/

            Effect
        Searing Armour -------------------- Vinz| https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/radiance.315671/, https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/firebrand-shots.319649/
 

    SANDSTORM SPIRIT

            Model
        Sandstorm Spirit ------------------ icewolf055, SgtWinter | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/windelemental.244515/

            Icons
        Sandstorm Spirit ------------------ AI Generated
        Simoom ---------------------------- (Unknown)
        Desert Squall --------------------- Blizzard Entertainment, Darkfang | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/ghost-orb.291377/

            Effects
        Basic Attack ---------------------- Iyzz_Fryzz (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/blacksmokemissile.194472/
        Simoom ---------------------------- Vinz (Edited) | n/a


    OTHER
        Bound Djinn ----------------------- Kuhneghetz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/earth-mephit.112435/
        Sphinx ---------------------------- morbent (Skin) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/sphinx-blp.217061/
        Mummy ----------------------------- 67Chrome (Skin) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/mummy_by67chrome-blp.134990/
 
            Items
        Arid Ward ------------------------- Blizzard Entertainment | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/btninv_misc_stonetablet_05.54870/
        Orb of Erosion -------------------- Darkfang | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/orb-of-sands.291388/


BUILDINGS

    Pyramid of Light/Nexus/Apex ------- Trollschnitzel, Retera | Pyramide
    Stele ----------------------------- Retera, SgtWinter | n/a
    Mausoleum ------------------------- Ujimasa Hojo (Reskinned) | Vault of Relics
    Buried Temple --------------------- Ujimasa Hojo (Edited) | Citadel
    Monument of Lore ------------------ SgtWinter | n/a
    Reliquary ------------------------- Retera (Model) | n/a
    Sacred Orb ---------------------------- Fingolfin | (Unknown)
    Conduit Stone --------------------- Kino (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/dreamspire.240918/
        Wind Conduit ---------------------- Vinz | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/wind-blast.337147/
        Sun Conduit ----------------------- WILL THE ALMIGHTY | JudgementTarget
        Sun Conduit Lense Flare ----------- dhguardianes (Edited) | https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/blue-lens-flare.249844/


A special thanks to SgtWinter who did significant edits on the models for the Enigma Cube,
the Sandstorm Spirit, the Burial Cauldron, and Stele, as well as other edits done to the
Sandborn Avatar, Reliquary and Monument of Lore. Additional thanks to Vinz for his help with
editting particle emitters in Magos, and Wa666r for helping me with multiple playtests
(as well as SgtWinter, Bawbz and Kam).

Any other custom models/icons/fx were made by yours truly, but it's entirely possible that
I've overlooked a few resources made by other people (or mislabeled some). If your work is
in my map and has not been credited, please let me know and I'll update the list of credits.
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deepstrasz
While as a separate faction/race it works great, along the original ones it doesn't. Workers fly and have heavy armour and get bonus from upgrades. Yes they take 2 food but still only one is required to get gold from a mine and it seems to extract...

deepstrasz

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While as a separate faction/race it works great, along the original ones it doesn't. Workers fly and have heavy armour and get bonus from upgrades. Yes they take 2 food but still only one is required to get gold from a mine and it seems to extract faster than even Wisps or Acolytes.
Dessicated have Disease Cloud which needs to be researched.

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While as a separate faction/race it works great, along the original ones it doesn't. Workers fly and have heavy armour and get bonus from upgrades. Yes they take 2 food but still only one is required to get gold from a mine and it seems to extract faster than even Wisps or Acolytes.
Dessicated have Disease Cloud which needs to be researched.
They flying is countered by the fact that they can only move freely over sand, although a flying worker does make it immune to a bunch of early raid stuff. They're also supposed to mine at the same rate at five acolytes/wisps, since the Sunlit Gold Mine costs 3 food itself. You might say the balance veers more towards the fun side of things for these guys.

Very nice!But after playing for ten minutes,the game started to lag.I don't know the reason.
That's unfortunate. I've tested it plenty of times and got no lag complaints.
 
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