The Banner Saga: Factions

The Banner Saga: Factions

Arngrim May 16, 2013 @ 5:10pm
Adding a mage character?
Currently there isn't any lore beyond the starting sequence in game involving the great war with the Dredge but I was thinking a spell caster into the mix would be interesting. It could have a ranged attack of four spaces (less than an archer) and it's special attacks would be to add additional utility.

Unit swap, summoning a rock/ice wall, some kind of heal or armor restore, a buff that adds X amount of armor break or health damage for 1 turn, AoE on the ground that instead of doing damage limits units that move through it by half, or maybe an attack that ignores armor since it's magic.

The character would be as frail as an archer, if not more so, and would maybe have to be closer to the action to be effective but it's utility/attacks would make it worth it.

I dunno, any thoughts?
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Troll May 17, 2013 @ 4:17pm 
While Stoic has no plans for real mages in the game to fit the low fantasy setting intended for The Banner Saga, they intend to add "menders" later on. They would be units that repair the armor of units I believe.
Arngrim May 17, 2013 @ 5:24pm 
Good to know, I guess the single player version will flesh out the lore a bit more. Not knowing exactly what a Dredge is, except maybe an evil Varl type, made it speculation on my part.
=FIB= Mr.Crowley May 17, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
Naaah, I personally see no reason for spellcasters. The game is great the way it is. Plus... who has ever heard/read sagas about mage-vikings?
Arngrim May 17, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by DragunovSV:
Naaah, I personally see no reason for spellcasters. The game is great the way it is. Plus... who has ever heard/read sagas about mage-vikings?

Well considering Thor controlled Thunder and Loki controlled giants and beasts...

Undead, underworld, multiple dimensions with elves.
strange_carrots May 17, 2013 @ 9:51pm 
Hey Allajh, head over to the website there's fan art and stuff which will show you what a Dredge is ;).

For example:]Mini-Compilation-of-Known-Unit-Info
Arngrim May 17, 2013 @ 10:56pm 
Thanks for the response, didn't realize there was another website, silly me.
Frodos Vagins May 18, 2013 @ 3:31am 
Arngrim May 18, 2013 @ 9:56am 
Detecting sarcasm not a strong suite of yours or you just enjoy adding nothing to discussions?
Dunngarm May 25, 2013 @ 8:53am 
No mages please
Kletian999 May 26, 2013 @ 6:00am 
The kickstarter video has a robed figure (mender) calling a lightning bolt. Menders don't just mean healer, it's a term for magic in the Saga lore. You can see a story of a Mender off the Stoic webpage.
strange_carrots May 26, 2013 @ 7:00am 
Stoic has mentioned that the lightning thing is probably for the Saga (SP). For Factions they're thinking menders will do more subtle "magic". Time will tell once they're finally released into the game what they can do :)
Mr. Jensen Jul 22, 2013 @ 5:32am 
yeah I have been waiting for the menders for a long time.
MotionFold Jul 25, 2013 @ 11:43am 
i think that would be very sweet
bagolytoll Aug 4, 2013 @ 8:09am 
not mage, druid, who gives willpower and takes willpower
aoecookie Sep 18, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Druid would be a good idea. Could make it interesting.
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