Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright


Originally published at: http://gemsofwar.com/tiger-tiger-burning-bright/
Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, little ball of Hate…

New Troop: Rakshanin

Occasionally some Raksha leave the Pridelands to find work as mercenaries. These wandering warriors are known as Rakshanin, and they have a reputation as fierce and honorable foes.

It’s likely that everybody’s favorite Raksha, Tau, began his journey as a Rakshanin, but sadly HE seemed to get sidetracked by his own ego. Most Rakshanin however do not have such amazingly-annoying personality defects.

To have a Rakshanin in your employ is more than a status symbol in Sword’s Edge, Blackhawk, and many other kingdoms; it is a statement of superiority, and yet, despite all the gold they earn as mercenaries, when a Rakshanin feels the “Call of the Pride” and returns home, he often simply gives the money away.

Balance Changes Behemoth * Mana Cost reduced from 15 to 14 * Base spell damage increased from 2 to 3 * Gems destroyed increased from 8 to 10 * Immense Trait effect increased from 3 to 4 Life on 4 or 5 Gem Matches The Behemoth has fallen behind a lot of other tanky troops lately, so we wanted to give him a nudge in the right direction, make him 20% cooler and more behemothic, and see how he fares. In particular, his Legendary Trait, Immense, now feels much more satisfying if you can cascade some 4/5 matches, and the increase in destroyed Gems from 8 to 10 nets you back just a couple more mana, and results in a little more board disruption that can have nice consequences for him and his team!
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Nice buff for the Behemoth. May give him a try again.


Woo, Behemoth was in my go-to team for much of the mid-game… time to welcome him back with a big hug…


So Blackhawk will be the next Kingdom?


This is very exciting news about behemoth! I’m excited to put him back into rotation now, he was also a troop I ran a lot.


My problem with Behemoth is that he doesn’t increase his attack at all. There are other troops (Abhorrath, Treant) that can both soak up damage and become more potent the longer they’re in play. Behemoth only does the former, so I don’t see myself building a team behind him.


:newspaper: And he’s watching us all with the eeeeeye… of the Weekly Feedback Report! :gem::gem::gem:

There’s a new predator on the prowl that prefers his meat tough and chewy. Having a Rakshanin by your side is more than good, it’s grrrreat!

This fierce kitten one-ups his panther sistren Shadow-Hunter, by being able to choose his target, and for a lesser mana cost! While not as Agile, this Thundercat is **Fast**er, and more Stealthy in his performance. Making eliminating the hunter before he strikes a very difficult task.

In honor of his kingdom, the striped feline brings with him a strengthened Behemoth, now capable of withstanding even a tiger’s mighty blow. The behemoth will now crush 25% more of the board in his stampeding, leaving massacred foes in his wake.

If supporting one gargantuan beast isn’t enough for you, maybe the Arcane Mountain Traitstone could help. Wreak havoc upon the land with a near indestructible Gorgotha! Devour countless enemies with The Great Maw. Or finally enjoy a buffet of Marauders, courtesy of the Gob-Chomper.
If you’re looking for a head-start on the competition, I hear Sword’s Edge will be getting another friend soon, so a fully traited Wolf Knight might come in handy. But you didn’t hear that from me. :speak_no_evil:

:newspaper2: It’s the thrill of the fight, risin’ up to the challenge!.. and now that song’s stuck in my head… :sparkle::sparkle::sparkle:

Match you next time!

It's Time Again For The (2.0) Patched Feedback Report!

Completely baffled as to what is next :sob:


would make sense if behemoth got stronger as he got more hp… like hydra in reverse.


I envy your hugging skiils. :astonished:


I can’t believe I am the first to pounce on this, but Behemoth is now


Oh I noticed, I just couldn’t comment on it in my post as it wouldn’t really be feedback to the actual news.
(The same reason I made no mention of Blackhawk.)

But I did find it rather amusing.

All of them are coming, but as to what’s next, who can say. :wink:


For this quote alone I like this week’s event.


This troop seems so Epic. Why he is only Ultra-Rare?
An awesome Tiger with a katana. Why not switching with Salamander (also known as Charmander)?


never got why salamander was a pridelands troop… doesn’t really fit in…


Can’t wait to pump up The Great Maw…Finally the stone is right in front of my nose!! :smiley:


What I like the most about Behemoth’s buff? Another front line Impervious troop made viable !
We lack these, a lot !, I now count 4 of them : Behemoth, Skarnex, Herdmaster and Golem…


All nerfs have been forgiven. :slight_smile:


Hi, he probably is Ultra-Rare because the game recently gave us so many Epic troops, just to balance it a little, maybe.


I assume that this tiger skill will scale 2:1 health from the enemy he is attacking, possibly 3:1, any thoughts?