Lion Chariot of Chrace

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Lion Chariots of Chrace are a High Elves chariot unit introduced in The Warden and the Paunch.

Description[edit | edit source]

Not all white lions are killed out of hand. The High Elves take no joy in needless slaughter, and often stay their blades should cubs be discovered. These infants would doubtless become savage and deadly beasts if they were left in the wild, but with expert care, the young white lions are raised to become as loyal as Griffons. These 'tame' white lions swiftly form a bond with the Chracian hunters that foster them and later serve the armies of Ulthuan as War Lions.

So do many of the Phoenix King's bodyguard ride to battle in Lion Chariots. Each of these white-timbered constructions is drawn by a pair of snarling War Lions whose savage power is belied by their feline grace and elegantly plaited manes. Whilst a Tiranoc Chariot might sweep across the battlefield carefully picking at the foe, a Lion Chariot of Chrace charges headlong into the fray. As the War Lions tear into the foe with fang and claw, the crew fight from the chariot platform, cleaving heads from shoulders with every axe-blow. Such daring charges have become the hallmark of the Lion Chariots, earning them a well-deserved reputation as the bane of even the most determined shieldwall.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

  • Armour-Piercing: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
  • Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Anti-Infantry: Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
  • Lion Cloak: White Lion fur is not merely a fashionable status symbol, it also provides protection against regular and magical missile attacks.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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The closest point of comparison for the Lion Chariot is the Ithilmar Chariot as they perform the same role. The Lion Chariot is more expensive, has better melee attack, armour piercing, causes fear, and has 30% missile resistance. The only values the ithilmar chariot performs better in is cost, armour, and melee defence.

By and large, the Lion Chariot is better because of its armour-piercing and superior offensive capabilities. A more defensive chariot is good if you are not confident in your micro, but the Lion Chariot can do much more damage while also resisting missiles and is all around better at the chariot role than the Ithilmar Chariot