Oh well, just thought i should make a Troll airborne unit as well, in addition to my most recent air units. While playing Armies of Exigo
, i just came across the Beast unit named Manticore Rider. This just made me think ''why not make a unit that doesn't exist yet in Warcraft?''. I just combined the idea of a Manticore and a Troll airborne, and this is the result: the Troll Manticore Rider!
Though considered a medium air unit, due to the lack of armor, this unit is as resistant as a Gryphon Rider! Manticores are more resistant than generally thought and they are pretty quick either. No one realy knows what exactly kind of species the Manticores are. The body looks like a Wyvern's, but the head is rather bat-like. Like Wyverns, they can deliver very toxic stings from their barb, and also spit fire, if allowed, but they're laying eggs like Dragons and reptiles. Manticore encounters aren't to be taken lightly. Even if certain hunter like hunting them for trophies, the cost for killing one can be very high. This is even more true with this unit! Not only does the enemy have to bring down a very resistant beast, there's also a cunning rider on its back, that won't hesitate to immolate any enemy in his range! Although the unit is a fine air fighter, it's mainly used for assaulting enemy bases. The Manticore's firy breath can easily scorch Gargoyles or Hippogryphs, and the rider's fires can quickly burn down buildings.
Feel free to use it in any way you want! Have fun with it!
my thanks to Misha's
good moderation once again for telling about a few wrongly assigned vertices. I fixed that now. Also made the rider's staff a bit shorter. It now doesn't clip through the manticore's wing. Another change was to make the shine around the rider red, instead of blue. IMO, a red shine is better fitting to such a unit. Now it performs better than before.
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