Two new battle profiles and a bunch of screenshots have surfaced this PAX weekend for upcoming MOBA Guardians of Middle-Earth. Check out Arathorn and Runsig, along with Hildifons and Sauron in the following videos:
Arathorn - Warrior:
Father of Aragorn Elessar, Arathorn is a proud Chieftain of the Dunedain, and a descendent of Isildur himself. Arathorn’s father Arador was slain by Trolls, and so Arathorn has a particular repugnance for those creatures of evil. Using the tracking skills of a Ranger of the North, Arathorn stalked the Troll responsible for the deadly blow to a cliff above the windswept Ettenmoors, and singlehandedly slew it after a brutal fight. Deeds like this have earned Arathorn the respect of his proud people and camaraderie of the twin sons of Elrond, Elrohir and Elladan.
Staggering Shot: Ranged attacked with Ability Damage and Stun
Chieftain's Focus: Damages Guardian or Creature, increases own Attack Speed
Dúnedain Blade: Area attack that Damages and Slows Enemies
Ranger's Strike: Damages and Slows Enemies, enter Stealth
Runsig - Tactician:
Captured as a youth in the wilds of the North while his family was slaughtered by evil forces, Runsig was put to work inside the foul mines of Angmar. He learned all he could about explosives, hoping to escape the mines. In time, Runsig earned the trust of his captors and was apprenticed to the chief siege-engineer of the armies of Angmar. Runsig grew evil with this increased power and happily turned his back on his former people. Now fully committed to the Angmarim, Runsig was soon promoted to the rank of Captain in the service of the Witch-king.
Catapult of Angmar: Catapult with increasing range, damage, Health
Unbending: Creates Shields for Allies and Structures
Forceful Call: Increases Movement Speed and Health for nearby Allies
March of the Northmen: Speed increases for Allies and Structures
Hildifons - Tactician:
Hildifons Took is a curious Hobbit, who from an early age took to tinkering with all sorts of trinkets and devices, particularly mechanical ones. In his restless wanderings through mines and over mountains in the furthest reaches of the Shire, Hildifons became familiar with the fiery qualities of oil and the explosive properties of sulfur, knowledge that has proven useful in battle. A particularly resourceful Hobbit, Hildifons is able to kindle fires and create explosions from almost nothing, requiring few resources to use his powerful abilities.
Dwarven-fire Flask: Deals Damage and reduces Resistance
Took's Wall: Trap that Damages and Blinds
Brandywine Barbs: Trap that Damages and Slows Enemies
Halfling's Trap: Timed trap deals True Damage and Knockback
Sauron - Warrior:
The ultimate embodiment of evil in Middle-earth, Sauron’s powers are immense. For nearly the entire history of the world, Sauron’s malice has brought corruption, enslavement, death to countless beings and his armies have threatened the peace in Middle-earth for millennia. Through the forging of the Rings of Power, Sauron seeks to rule all. Using treachery and deception, the Dark Lord’s powers allow him to mingle with his enemies unseen, until the time is right to strike. His disruptive tactics sow fear and havoc in enemy formations before his frightful mace falls heavy upon them.
Might of Barad-dur: Target Area attack, Ability Damage, Knockback
Shadow Walk: Teleport and gain Stealth while adding Damage
Dark Lord's Reach: Damages and Roots a single Enemy
The Lidless Eye: Reveal, Damage, then inflict Fear
Guardians of Middle-Earth will be streaming live gameplay all weekend from PAX Prime while they host extensive hands-on time for convention attendees. Starting today at 1 PM PST, the mornings and early afternoons this weekends will show off this fresh new MOBA, following the action of those on the floor who've stopped by to play. If you're interested in seeing the best of the best go head-to-head, they'll also be hosting a live tournament!
Custom Astro Gaming headsets will be given to winners, as well as some custom GoME consoles! Here's the schedule:
Friday, August 31: 1-3:30 p.m. PDT
Saturday, September 1: 12-2:30 p.m. PDT
Sunday, September 2: 1-3:30 p.m. PDT
Head to http://www.twitch.tv/guardiansofmiddleearth for the streams, and during the shows use tag #GuardiansME on Twitter to chat about PAX and the tourney.
Read more about GoME over at the official GoME site and be sure to check out the GoME Wiki, your indispensable comprehensive reference written and maintained by the players, containing all known information about the game!
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