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TrollManticoreRider

Submitted by Uncle Fester
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
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! :wink:

EDIT 1: 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. :wink:

Keywords:
Troll airborne, airborne, Troll air unit, air unit, Manticore, Manticore rider, air rider, aerial cavalry
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TrollManticoreRider (Model)

TrollManticoreRider (Model)

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14:07, 8th Apr 2013 Misha: this one has a few wrongly attached vertices so.. it does a dew strange distortions.. re-check it thoroughly. and i'm not that sure about the fire from the beast's mouth in spell anim works well, approved
  1. AwzomeWulfzz

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    This isn't actually a wyvern. It's a manticore. And, manticores have lion heads or human heads. Since Warcraft 3 doesn't really have lions in-game THAT ARE yellow/orange colored, he picked this. And I don't really think Wyverns have Bat-heads. Don't know for sure. And I don't read a lot of legends, So I don't know if Wyverns and Manticores are the same. correct me if I'm wrong. Well, 5/5 for the awesome model.
     
  2. Uncle Fester

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    ty :ogre_hurrhurr: The concept i used for making a manticore was bat-like. The armies of Exigo manticores look like some kind of huge firebreathing bat. That's why i made it this way.
    A gnoll head would be a good substitute for a lion head. :wink:
     
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    Chimera to go
     
  4. Uncle Fester

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    lol :grin:
     
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    Hmm .Very Good Actullay . Can You Make A Model That Goblin is in a Bat ? :D
     
  6. Uncle Fester

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    what do you mean? A goblin batrider?
     
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    Looks very nice and well-made. Much better than the original one. Works well in-game. 5/5
     
  8. Uncle Fester

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    ty :ogre_hurrhurr:
     
  9. Wazzz

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    this model is one of two on hive sporting the 'manticore' name, this being the only one that's not a ballista from WBC3

    i have a soft spot for the general uniqueness of the idea, and the implementation is enjoyable

    a version without the rider would definitely be appreciated, broadening the scope for fantasy creatures in the hive's model section even further

    as per usual, you present the hive with a nice unique twist on a genre that is otherwise deemed 'old' and 'tired', succeeding admirably in finding some new ground that has yet to be covered and stealing it from the natives
     
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    ty :ogre_hurrhurr: Not sure about that, but i guess making a Manticore creep could be a nice idea. I was planning to make a building too, called Manticore Lair where the Troll Manticore Riders are trained. :wink:
     
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    i would love to see that, it would be great

    keep up the good work
     
  12. Uncle Fester

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    ty :ogre_hurrhurr: well, the problem is that my notebook crashed, and i don't have WC3 on my other PC and i currently can find neither the cds of WC3 nor the cd keys. With the CD keys i could get a WC3 client for free from Blizzard. So my work has currently come to a hold for now :vw_sad: