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So time for a topic I’m sure will get people rilled up. Should Coeddil be changed to not longer be a campaign exclusive (Unit cap locked)/sub faction exclusive unit (referring to him in MP, Nothing SP related)?
CA made 2 legendary hero’s for the WE this DLC but only Aerial is commonly playable. To use Coeddil you need to be on a MP game that has unit caps unlocked and playing Drycha’s subfaction. This makes it unlikely you will use him in MP unless you specifically set it up for that (and unable in quick battle). CA spent the time and money to design an important lore character and I’m sure players would like to use him.
Don’t get me wrong he is a very powerful character. High armor, health, damage, aoe drain effect, mixed spell caster, powerful abilities. He would be very potent in MP and I completely understand that people are nervous he would wreck the meta. But I would compare him to Aerial, she has aoe drain (on a spell, not constant in melee), powerful de buffs, good melee stats, and she has much more support abilities (particularly with heals). So while Coeddil would be strong, I actually think Aerial is stronger when you take into account her support abilities (Coeddil I’d say is a stronger direct combatant, but doesn’t support as much as Ariel).
As for Coeddil’s weaknesses, it’s largely the same as a normal treeman type unit. He’s a slow, big target, and weak to fire, so people already have to skills to take him down. He also costs an arm and a leg, which is appropriate. If he was available I also don’t see people taking him and Aerial together (outside of meme builds) as that would be most of your army and they would be somewhat redundant. They are both good blob busters, but not as good against larger targets. So if Coeddil is redundant with Aerial why unlock him? Because he would give players more options and he’s freakin cool. Yes there are lore reasons for him to be restricted to Drycha’s faction, and in SP that makes sense, but for MP I’m not too concerned about that.
I would expect if he was unlocked he would need to be tuned. Either nerf some of his abilities or increase their cost. I’d rather they don’t remove any of his abilities as they are part of what makes him interesting.
So, let me know. Would you like to see Coeddil unlocked for all WE factions in all MP games? And if he was would you like some of his abilities to be nerfed (or buffed if you’re a mad man)? Thanks and I look forward to everyone’s opinions! (And Happy New Year’s to everyone!)