- Jun 26, 2013
Highlight: A powerful ambush creature
Faction: Empire / Neutral
Role: Melee, blocker, ambush
Acquired By: ?
Basic Attack: Melee, drag
Offensive Power: Strong but slow
Defensive Power: High
Work: Hides in lava waiting to ambush prey
Entertainment: Too busy waiting in ambush
Special Needs: ? (Maybe it has to surface from the lava and breath occasionally)
Upgrades: It's a simple beast
Trait: (Resistant to heat) - This giant crab hides in lava waiting to ambush prey.
(Drag) - Using its giant claw it can pull enemies into the lava.
(Armoured shell) - Its thick shell can take a lot of punishment.
level 1 - (Claw attack) - Strong slow melee attack.
level 3 - (lava drag) - An enemy unit is dragged into the lava causing additional damage.
level 7 - (lava splash) - To combat range units the crab smashes its claw into lava sending a jet of molten rock at its prey. This can only be performed in lava and while the crab is on the surface.
Appearance: A giant red crab, one large claw, one small claw.
Dislikes: Range units, fire demons
Behaviour: The giant lava crab has one main purpose, hiding in lava waiting to attack anything that gets too close. It will present a considerable barrier to any thing trying to get past, the Lava crab is fiercely territorial.
Additional: This unit is designed to block paths and slow down offensives. They can move about but will tend to look for choke points and then stay there. They are vulnerable to range attacks but thick armour will take a long time to defeat. I was thinking that the fire demon could be its natural enemy which would be interesting as neither can harm one another. Instead the fire demon can sense the submerged crabs and point them out to the under lord. This may cause the crab to find a fresh ambush point.