Dryads are spiteful creatures with hearts akin to shards of ice. In the soul of a Dryad, there is neither room nor regard for compassion or mercy, merely an uncompromising dedication to Athel Loren that makes even the most heartfelt vows of Elf or Man seem trivial by comparison. To harm the forest is to invoke a deadly and unyielding vengeance that ends only when the transgressor's body has been ruined and broken. Only a fool deliberately offers insult to a Dryad, but alas, these spirit-maids are so utterly different to mortal creatures that offence is often taken whether it was intended or not. Few mortals make such a mistake twice, and then only if the individual in question is either very lucky or very swift.
Dryads are a frontline alternative to the Eternal Guard in a Wood Elf army. These spirits will deal more damage and should generally last longer with their physical resistance and immunity to psychology. However, this comes with some downsides, notably being their weakness to fire and that magical damage will negate their resistance. As their abilities say, they are a better damage dealer than Eternal Guard (also dealing magic damage which can be useful), but have less armor piercing damage and no charge defense. Dryads are a strong unit that an enemy must suitably prepare for in order to counter.
They function largely the same in the High Elf faction, Avelorn's armies. They can replace Spearmen with the same bonuses and negatives.
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