Well-Actually War Trall Acky Posted September 29, 2009 Share Posted September 29, 2009 (haha, I finally did it) Magic Creations, as I have found, rival Battle Creations for the best creation branch in G5. The early types all have some sort of ancillary effect to them (Artila's, Vlish, and Glaahks) while the later variants have potent Magic blasts (Wingbolts and Gazers) that can rip apart anything that dares to challenge your might. The Artila may as well be looked over for the Thahd, and the Glaahk isn't hands down better then the Battle Alpha, but Vlish, Wingbolts, and Gazers are all superb. Enough of me blabbing, lets get to it! The first creation is the Artila. Its a small, worm like thing that shots enemies with a magical bulb, and puts poison (yes, it says acid, but it doesn't, it shoots poison) on your enemies as an ancillary effect. Physically frail, you won't be putting this critter up front, but you can use it as range support. Unfortunately, unless you want to focus on Magic Creations, its more effective to use the Thahd. While having one wouldn't hurt your essence pool for any character type, Thahds are just a better investment. So sorry Artila; skip this guy and go for the good ol' thahd. Plated Artila's are the upgrade of the Artila, after getting it to level 3. It spits acid, has more health then the Artila, and a slightly better melee attack. Unfortunately, its useless; you'll have better creations by the time you get the essence to make them, and their essence cost (40) isn't worth what you're getting. Its far, far more effective to get the Vlish, or another Clawbug. So ignore it. The Vlish. Aside from having the more unique graphic in the series, its probably the best 2nd tier creation in G5, even taking into account the leveled Clawbugs. Its curse effect ramps up as it gains levels. Personally, I see it as one of the few creations to keep around through the end of the game, although that's more personal opinion rather then fact. Decent resistances, except its weak against physical damage, which is sadly the most common type of damage in the game. Still, if you want some mix in your hoard, go for the Vlish. I can think of ten times off the bat that my Vlish saved my Guardian tail in a tight pinch. So ya, before I rant on how great the Vlish is any longer, just shape the damn thing and go to the next creation. Charged Vlish are worthless. Worthless, worthless, worthless. At a whooping 75 essence points (that's more then half of the 3rd tier creations!), its just a regular Vlish with a slowing effect, and even that isn't the best. So skip this loser. No really. Don't even waste your time finding out why I hate this creation. The next monster is the Glaahk. While it doesn't have that much physical resistance, it does have decent hit points, the only melee creation that hits with Magic, and a stun attack, which while has been nerfed compared to previous games, is still worthwhile. At 60 essence points, its a little pricey, but I would recomend it. Bring in Drayks to tear up in range combat, you have yourself one feisty duo. Ur-Glaahks are everything Glaahks are, but stronger, (although their stun may not be more powerful. Can anyone confirm this?). More hit points, more essence, more power. However, the only way to get it is to raid Gorash-Kel, which is nigh high impossible early one, and still rather difficult later in the game unless you know how to play the Unbound correctly. So this guys pretty much pointless; hell, it could not be in the game, and you wouldn't even notice the difference much. Wingbolts were the greatest creation in G4, possessing the devils weapon on wings. However, its been nerfed, and is now hoovering just over average, but its not exactly the most impressive creation that it was. At the essence cost of 140, and a weaker range attack, its worth having around until you have the Gazer (although it's still better then the Kyshakk). Decent resistances, moderate health. There's not much left to be said. Unstable Firebolts, I think, would be one of the most dangerous creation in the game if it not for the Shock Trall, which is only slightly more essence and just as much health/damage. Unlike what the name suggests, its attack has been switched with Lightning Aura, which damage is about the same level of Kyshakks. It does have 12 AP though, so its a terror on Drakons. Not too good, not too bad. The Gazer is a very interesting creation. Its magic attack is hands down the most dangerous single attack in the game when blessed. Its got great resistances for everything, except physical. Physical is this epic creations downfall. After the third or fourth War Trall, get a Gazer if you want to switch it out for a more powerful creation for a more pricey cost. It'd be the best creation in the game if it weren't for that damn Trall. The Eyebeast. Hands down, more powerful creation in the game. But its useless; by the time you get it, your creations are more then adequate. Oh well. -- The Great Archon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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