What have I done tg.Dominions thread.Playing Ermor, made that thing my prophet to give it my blessing, taught it minor magic for some passive defense, gave it lucky and armor/revig/defense equipment, (would have given lycanthropic amulet for kicks but dam cursed.) and then shoved a soul into it to make it capable of being a commander before letting it loose on the Ulm.Just watched it route that army of 500+ heavy infantry/cavalry and giant wolves by itself after it went independent.The good but disappointing news is when it abandoned me it stopped benefiting from my blessing, so it lost +5 defense, +4 magic resist, quickness, twist fate, +400% affliction chance, death weapons, and 5% regeneration.It will probably walk around with a penalty to health, strength, and magic resist forever due to friendly dominion no longer existing, if it somehow does gain benefits from being in my dominion that would be hilarious.And yeah this is probably awful compared to any late game SC, I'm a bit new to this and the only items I had available were scraps I got from the AI impaling itself on my undead, and the only gems I get are death for the most part.Any way I can regain control of this? giving it my blessing again and getting the dominion bonuses back would be rather nice, as would not having an acid raining holy 1500+ health eldritch god backdoor me through a river.If that is not possible then some tips on how to make a SC capable of punching its face in would be good too. I don't see me bumrushing this thing with 500 undead working out very well.Also spent a few hours failing to find a working torrent for 4 and it is not on steam yet dammit.
>>28362785>Any way I can regain control of this?It's only got 21 MR. Some mages with penetration gear casting Contol the Dead or Enslave Mind should do the trick.Alternatively, if you just want to kill it off, spam Soul Slay or Disintegrate.
>>28363129Hmm, sent a trio of mound fiends to try to Control the Dead it, they decided to spam raise dead before running away, did cast Control the Dead three times however, but all three failed sadly. Not enough penetration?I had them all set to retreat after casting 5 times but forgot one of them had that cursed lycanthrop amulet. Interestingness ensued.Heroic health, ethereal, regenerating, berserk +4 exp priest with a halberd (forgot that too.) dueled it for 65 rounds before dying.Seems it managed to tank the acid rain and smites with life drain and regen+large health pool, and dodged all the melee attacks.The eater now seems to have a base health of 2000, after killing another thousand Ulm units, but not before getting a few horror marks.That should be really interesting if I ever manage to take control again.
>Letting your eater get that bigWhat the fuck were you thinking?
Oh my god.How did you let it get big.Fucking how.This is fantastic.
>>28364248It just had to be done.My only regret is not having enough construction at the time to pimp out those two accessory slots.Though if that thing turns on me before I can take control I may regret a few other things as well.
I have no idea what's going on here, but I believe you are in the process of making a new and better god. Feed it more bodies, your own body if you must. Its writhing flesh is all.
>>28362785WHY COULD YOU LET THE EATER OF THE DEATH BE YOUR PROPHET? WHY COULD YOU LET IT GET THAT BIG?
Here it is on the hall of fame at the moment.Also just realized Sathomog was the lycanthropic ghost priest that dueled him. dam.
>>28362785>Luck charm>bracers>experiencedx3>empowered>PROPHET>800 HIT POINTSWHAT THE FUCK
>>28364499All those poor bastard that got lock up in the arena with it...
>>28364532Last time I saw it it had 980, but that was back when it had 1100 kills.Also that is while suffering the dominion health penalty, which seems to be -800 or more.
>>28364499>1903 killsfucking incredible
>>28364499>>28362785Go home Pretender, you're drunk.Jesus christ why...Part of me wants it killed. The other part wants to see it kill the whole world. Make it stronger.
Can you savescum? I want to see where this goes even if it becomes too FUN for your dignity.
Hmm, I could probably sent SC at him with mage support set him on fire deny him bodies to feed, send huge units so it can't trample them (probably no longer an option with his size...) by this point he can't be banish or turn right?
>>28364628OP here, what?
>>28364704I heard a rumor that if you summon another one then it auto banishes the indie Eater. Heard it second hand though.Barring that, lots of control undead/enslave spells or go slap happy and send a thousand level 1 astral mages to horror mark it and wait for something fun to try and eat it.
>>28362785God damn it...I really need to get more into it. All I have done so far is fail with The Cthullu people in all seasons and kick utter ass with Mictan.I would lvoe to make an uber SC worm that walks..could you make a worm that works to beat up that eat of the dead?
Okay now it is at +5 exp. I did not know that was possible.2339 kills.says basic health is 1000, then -800 dominion penalty, which somehow leads to a current hit points of 1616.Regenerates 324 hp per turn.Oddly enough It has also been suffering from a limp for the past few months.
>>28364857Well, with that amount of legs, no doubt one of them has to have a limp.
Fucking incredible.Best thread I've seen in months.SEND IN MORE MEN
>>28362785Pales ones here.All other nations are shit.Blood fountain pretender master race.
>>28364764>Put scouts on every square>Post screenshots when a doom horror fights it
OH GOD IT CAME BACK FOR ME.I summoned up 3 reapers to scout for it so I could see its battles.But it found me first.4032 kills. 1956 hp.I have held that port for over 10 years god dammit.
>>28365164>Almost 2000 undeadJesus.
>>28365164ya dun goofd
Breaking news:Agartha is good now! Illwinter gave them all sorts of neat stuff.
>>28365244>>28365164Now is the time to be upset.I just imagine that your end game map is going to be bare of all nations, units, and peoples.
>>283627854 is on Desura faggot for 35 bucks, and the devs are constantly adding content patches.Plus all the cracks have either zero seeds or are stuffed full with Russian malware.
Jesus shit Anon, this is why we don't let you own a dog.Anyway, just load up on penetration gear and send in, like, thirty Dusk Elders and spam Disintegrate.
>>28365367Dust to Dust is generally better, as it's guaranteed damage.
To think i was proud of this...
>>28365491>Flaming knight of fireRadical.Also, I never send my commanders directly into battle and I never let my mages leave their research caves. Am I retarded?
>>28365569>not using your ressources to your full potentialyeslow risk battles are a thing
>>28365569YES. Well maybe not on the commander bit they need tons of items or to be really strong base to do well alone.BUT MAGES ARE ESSENTIALTWENTY ARCHERS IS USUALLY LESS USEFUL THAN ONE MAGE SHOOTING FIREBALLS
>>28365607>using mages>not using 1,500 archers>not keeping your mages back to create food cauldrons to support more archers every turnIt's almost like you don't want to blot out the sun
>>28365641Yeah, see, this is exactly why I keep my mages locked up.We need more soup for the bolt throwers.
>>28365641>Cast Utterdark>Blot out the sun 24/7Problem solved.In dom 4 bows suck shit against armor so unless you are using crossbows prepare to lose to any nation that uses heavy armor.
>Run R'lyeh>Spam illithids for ez modo mind blast kills>Suddenly there's an ermor flag next to one of my provinces>All those mindless unitsAnd then I spammed mermen with nets and everything was okay.
>>28365682Fire Arrows and Aim (or is it wind guide?). Granted that requires a mage but with those paths they'd be of little use building things any way.
>>28365641>mist>stormWow it's fucking nothing
>>28365947Flaming arrows adds a seperate source of damage, so protection counts against it. Though its AP that still only needs 16 prot to become completely ignored.
>>28366042Protection didn't previously count against elemental damage where are you getting that?
>Using archers or mages in battle for any reason at all ever.>Not building a Mage Cave and summoning thousands of whatever-gem-I-have-most-of summons and steamrolling your enemy with like a billion Ice Drakes
>>28366069>using summons>not spending your gems on items to make more gems
>>28366069>Drakes>Not blood ritual-ing horrors everywhere
>>28366069Master Enslave was here thanks for all them summons.
>>28366097You want me to MANUALLY search for Blood Slaves? Fuck that, I may as well max out Alteration using the Mage Cave and just turn everything into Astral Pearls so I can keep spamming Wish.
>>28366069With the Agartha patch, you can actually break the seal now.It lets out 3 uncontrollable insane gods and a bunch of penumbrals and umbrals.
Well I sent my pretender master lich after him, 12 death magic skill and 2 pen from items (would have more but the last guy I sent out with all the gear got nom'd...)Cast Control the Dead twice, both fail, die to acid rain.Hurray for immortal, but now what? Thing has 22 magic resist now somehow and 2192 health, 439 regen per turn.
>>28366327You gonna have to make an SC capable of taking this thing on mano-e-mano.
>>28366327Jesus shit dude, it's all about quantity. Of course you're not gonna succeed of you send one dinky-ass mage after it. spam those kill spells.Or just got some nature mages and turn it into a frog or something.
>>28364532At least it doesn't have the ark or some other horrible artifact that would rape everything the instant it enter the battlefield.
why did it decide to run amok OP?did you mistreat it?
Is there any reason to not have your god imprisoned?I always just keep mine in chains for delicious creation points.
>>28366967Some of them can make early expansion much faster. A Dagon can give a water nation instant land access and conquer a fucking continent in the first year. Plus the research or site booster ones obviously need to be out sooner.
>>28366967Yeah, it's called the new dragon/virtue pretender. Plus if you got a nation with shitty troops but great mages, it's pretty much essential.
>>28366327You need more mages. Tons and tons of them.Also show screenshots of its current stat block if possible.>>28366961He let it get too powerful, so it broke his control and went looking for more dead to eat.
>>28366069Summons are usually not worth the gems except for nationals and mages.
>>28365682Dom 4 is already out?
>>28367146Yes, on Desura. Not on Steam though, so good luck if you don't have one of the like two credit cards they support.
>>28367205So err, what's the (major) differences between Dominions 3 and 4?
>>28367226The UI is grey instead of red.
>>28367226Mainly UI changes, thrones, and disciples mode. Content wise, there's been a few new nations but like in Dominions 3, they're planning on rolling out a ton of new nations and content in the following months and years.
>>28367267Did they improve the annoying micromanag-y tasks you had to perform with certain Nations? Mainly thinking of Blood Slaves for Mictlan and Fever Gems on Spiderriders for the spider riding african sorcerer nation.Also combat scripting, did anything change there?Sorry for misappropriating this thread.
>>28367308>Did they improve the annoying micromanag-y tasksYou don't know these guys very well, do you?
>>28367326Not at all to be precise. I like the "idea" of Dominions 3 but I think the execution is lackluster. Sort of like Dwarf Fortress but you can at least use DwarfTherapist to deal with that.
>>28367343Dwarf Fortress at least has the excuse of only being a third of the way done.
>>28367308Yeah, blood slaves are auto deposited, permanent gem generators got cut out and replaced with battle only gem gens, tax sliders got thrown out and instead gave order scales and province defence automatically reduce unrest. Some commanders for nations take two turns to recruit, not one so you can't spam a million arch mages anymore.
>>28367384That's actually pretty interesting. I'll check it out. Thanks.
>>28367384>province defence automatically reduce unrest. Took them long enough to realize that was a good idea.
>>28366069Wights, so many wights.
>>28367493Also, >Uterrdark>Burden of Time>Laughing Demon Pretender.jpg
Foolish OP, you have paved the way for the True Pretender. Soon enough, you too will be consumed.
>>28367077OP here, sorry, was dead for a bit.Back to trying to weaponize cthulhu.Current dominion penaltys in this screeny are -9 strength, -4 magic resist, and -800 health.dunno if there are any other stats suffer or not from enemy dominion.
>>28368197So, you got it back, then?
>>28368344Nah its still rampaging, can see stat block from hall of fame, it kept the prophet trait after it abandoned me and so it suffers the penaltys for being in rival domain. (which is everyones domain, probably.)
>>28368197>five experienceI don't think I've ever seen that. What does it even do?
>>28368398Same as normal exp bonuses, but +5, believe exp boosts precision, defense, attack, morale, and strength, but strength is only +2 at 5 exp.dunno about any other stats
>>28368197>Leadership 175So what happens when it gains enough followers and decides it's going to drop that dominion penalty of its own volition?
>>28368475>>28368384Oh.Oh my.Kill it, kill it now. For it has become death, destroyer of worlds, and you need to overpower it, before your world becomes it's most well known atrocity.
>>28368197fucking seal that thing in the deepest darkest abyss already
>>28368197Uh, I've never played Dominions.For reference, can someone post the stats of the average soldier?
>>28368845>heavy infantry>averageHeck, that's a pretty good infantry.
>>28368912you see all those icons it has on the death eater under the stats?those are all various magic effects. It is also buffed out the wazoo
>>28368845Forgot that you can't tell what all those little trait icons are on the eater, so here they are:regens 20% of his max health round of combat.is immune to poison and cold.radiates disease.tramples smaller units.slowly heals all afflictions. (battle wounds, like limps or missing eyes)can move underwater with some penalty.has all the benefits/penaltys of being undead. (but lacks mindless trait that most undead have, so can gain experience)does not eat. (heh)has fatigue drop by 3 every round of combat.ignores 50% of attacks that would have otherwise hit.spreads his owner's dominion. (think right now he just reduces other people's dominion, but cant spread any)always has his owner's blessing. (without an owner it is just +2 morale, but if I owned him it would be +5 defense, +4 magic resist, quickness, twist fate, +400% affliction chance, death weapons, and 5% regeneration as well)And as a side effect of being a prophet its stats go up/down depending on the strength of the dominion of the province he is in, which currently is just hurting them massively.Annnnnd they also have a hidden trait that causes acid rain to hit everyone on the battlefield every turn except for them, which seems to do like 1 to 15 damageish. Might be limited to enemys only.Sadly it seems it does not gain hall of fame bonuses, otherwise it would have another like 5-10 strength or some other stat.His weapons:crush attack(s) pierce armor.Touch of leprosy inflicts disease.life drain pierces armor, is magic, and drains life.steal strength negates armor, but can be negated by magic resist, it is also considered magic and inflicts... additional weakness, whatever that is.They also know level 3 holy magic, level 2 water, and 1 death. Will work on empowering that if I ever regain control.whew.
>>28369141>They also know level 3 holy magic, level 2 water, and 1 deathWhat spells do indies have access to anyhow?
>>28369141It hungers, you fool.And you fed it.All that occurs is on your head.
>>28369141>does not eatdoes not NEED to eat.
>>28369213Seems to have lost access to my special ermor holy spells, so instead of having undead buffing holy magic it now casts Holy Vengeance at the start of every combat and then spams smite until things get into melee.Never seen it cast water or death magic spells, thank god.
>>28369313What's your current prophet?
>>28369363I have none, game won't let me name a new prophet until he is dead.Which is fine I suppose, if I actually manage to get them back.
>>28369313I'm not sure if indies ever get anything past 0th level spells, which is kinda a shame. It has been ages since I played though, and I rarely come across indie mages anyhow.Still, it'd be cool for some province to have a powerful mage warlord or something.I always had mixed feeling about playing Ermor, on one hand it was silly easy to win, on the other you conquered the land with your unending hordes of undead.
>>28369399Yeah Ermor is really fun to play, but also really cheap.That cheapness seems hollow every time the AI kills 400 undead with a group of 40 people though.Good thing I have 4000 more behind them.
Here is a picture of their current stats with only a -400 health, -1 resist, and -2 strength dominion penalty.Also my 24 dusk elders failed to control it, possibly due to that higher resist I did not plan for.
>>28369463I always ended up spending all my turn (or every couple of turns, depending how big my empire is\how lazy I'm feeling) separating the Ermor undead from your run-of-the-mill zombie hordes. The latter were used as vanguards to soften enemies up, then the elites with mages (and actual tactics assigned) would come in to finish the job.I enjoyed imagining the defender's relief at fighting off a gigantic horde of arisen peasantry from their lands and other long since conquered being replaced by terror as they see the ordered ranks of the second army marching towards them.Really though, all the army management sucked hard. Is the UI moddable at all? Some simple empire management scripts like sending troops to rally points after recruitment would be nice (and easy to write).
Is there an easy-to-use guide for this game? I've never been able to get into it because the learning curve hurt my brain.
>>28369719It's really not that complex there's just silly amounts of content, and the UI is shitty. The game comes with a tutorial pdf that walks you through a sample game.
>>28368532Can that happen?
>>28364767Worm that works sounds extremely intimidating.
>>28369763>The game comes with a tutorial pdf that walks you through a sample game.I...somehow missed that. Thanks.
>>28369589>Also my 24 dusk elders failed to control itKeep spamming. Ideally with a nice horde of mooks to slow it down while they cast.
>>28369782I wish.>>28369837Think it is under game tools, but not certain.>>28369810Is there a worm that walks? I feel like I remember one but can't find it in the summons, might have been a mod I had at one point or a pretender god?Also rip another 2210 undead just died to the devourer.
So one of the big improvements in 4 is supposed to be the AI, right? Love me some long-term turn-based game where you conquer half the map only to run into another empire as powerful as yours.
>>28370005Shouldn't you try and starve it so it's magic resistance doesn't get any higher?
>>28370080Is it even possible to starve it? Right now it is rampaging through my land wrecking my temples, I don't have enough commanders to move the 2k undead I have in every tile out of the way fast enoughSpeaking of which, rip another 4k
>>28370005I was about to brag about my wizard that killed 4000. Jesus Christ.
>>28370354That's still good. This one is just extraordinary.
>>28370354I bet your wizard doesn't even devour entire cities
>>28370120I forget exactly, but isn't there a way to increase commander spawn rate? It might be just having a very strong dominion in a province.Anyway, it sounds like logistically you're screwed.
>>28370120Convert it. That's your only hope at this point•
>>28370120Summon a Vastness. It can't possibly consume an entire sentient galaxy.... Or can it?I don't want to imagine that.
>>28370005Look at the monster you unleash on the world! In your arrogance you brought about a creature beyond your control and now THE LIVING AND THE DEATH PAY FOR IT!
>>28370005Run away. Migrate your entire realm in the opposite direction, while building up mages to try converting it.
ANNIHILATE EVERYTHING. LEAVE IT NOTHING TO FEAST UPON.
>Still playing Dominions 3Plebs. 4 came out recently and it's a million times better. REPEATING RECRUITMENT! FORMATIONS! CAVE PROVINCES! THRONES OF ASCENSION!
>>28370859It's kind of hard to get, though. You can only buy it if you have one of a few credit cards.
>>28369589> 24 dusk elders failed to convert it> it's already been horror markedStop trying. Even if you succeed, it'll probably break free before long, so it's not worth the effort.Personally, I'd prefer to kill it with horror marks, and have spies to watch it get eaten by Doom Horrors. But that's just me.(inb4 it eats the Doom Horrors, too)
Okay, so I've been kind of following this whole ordeal, and even though I get a feeling of general panic and awe at this chain of events, I am sadly missing most of the minutiae.Or to be clearer, I have no idea what the fuck is going on, and I only understand that it is glorious. Could someone attempt to expose the situation in a clear, straightforward manner? Please assume, as it is pretty much the truth, that you are adressing a complete ignoramus.
>>28371553Right here's a rough over veiw; The previous Pantokrator is dead, or gone who's to say. Now out of the wood work Pretenders to their Throne have arrived and are vying for power supreme. Eremor the realm of the dead have unleashed an ancient Horror known as the Eater of the Dead. Origionally its a useful tool but when it eats enough, it breaks free and seeks to devour all. Now the world suffers as it eats its way across the world and not even the pretender gods themselves can stop it. The only hope of ending its rampage is for the Eater of Heroes or the Eater of Gods to be drawn to its horror marks and snuff out its existence.Less flowery? Big ass gribbly got spawned grew tooo big and is eating everything and now possibly only the two most powerful monsters in the game can beat it. Notedly one of the ones that munches on gods like they're popcorn. Looking at it's kills a normal top spot in the hall of fame for a lengthy game will maybe break a thousand. Yeah.
>>28371553So Dominion 3 is a sorta 4x fantasy world game where you play as a Pretender (some super-powerful entity attempting to become the new god of the world after the old one dissapeared, ranging from old witch-women to fountains of blood) who controls one of the factions. OP is playing as Ermor, who is Undead Rome (in the Late Era, anyway. There's three different time periods you can play, the factions are different in each) and somewhere along the way he summoned the Eater of the Dead. He then made it his prophet (giving it extra powers) and had it conquer and eat too much, getting to powerful. It then broke free of his control and is now rampaging across his empire, consuming vast numbers of OP's undead armies and getting ever stronger.Any questions in particular?
>>28371929Alright. That's a lot clearer.OP, you have all of my sympathy. Not that it will matter when the Great Devourer comes for us both.
>>28371553Summoned an eldritch horror, pimped it out a bit and taught it magic before making it the leader of my god cult, then fed it too many corpses and it decided it didn't need me anymore.Now it has devoured 12,000 people and many more corpses, snowballing into an unstoppable wrecking ball that travels around the globe butchering armies, raping churches, and burning women.During this I chase behind it with dozens of mages in vain attempts to bring it back under my control because I want to make it even more powerful before the eldritch curse on it attracts a bigger fish to eat it.Though I am not sure if there are any fish bigger than this one anymore.Pretty much unleashed the destroyer of worlds because I wanted more power.This picture is with almost max dominion penaltys also, IF ONLY I COULD BRING HIM BACK TO MY SIDE AND SEE THE STATS WITH MAX BONUSES AND EMPOWERMENT AND BLESSING AND TOP TIER EQUIPMENT.
>>28371951>consuming vast numbers of OP's undead armiesInitially it left his realm and was consuming other people's armies. It returned to Ermor, like, halfway through the thread.
>>28371951>4xI'd say it's grand strategy.
>>28372004don't forget that you gave the eldritch horror the gift of intelligence, giving it as much cunning as any man.
>>28372119I think it started that way, actually.
>>28364764Nah, a second one would have an unit ID of a small Eater, so no luck.
>>28372119>>28372144It actually starts as a regular unit oddly enough, I had to cast Restore Soul on it to make it a commander.I can't imagine the thing ever having a soul though, so I assume I just jammed the first thing that would fit inside it.
>>28372004>12,000http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQOQ1iLcRAWhat are your adversaries even doing?
>>28372182It has the minds of all it has consumed. You cannot win against the great consciousness.
>>28372182It's not mindless by default though, is it?
>>28372004Wizard guy here. Now you're just making me feel bad. If only I could be as apocalyptic.
>>28372004>It has a unicorn pendent and bracersFor what purpose?
>>28372207It was when I summoned it, but it really seems like it shouldnt be, and I am pretty sure I once played on a custom map that had the eater start in the center as an independent army.I am running like a dozen mods and probably outdated version though, so that could be it.Which reminds me, anyone here buy dominions 3 on desura and then later be able to use that on steam?I keep itching to see the new stuffs in 4 but would rather not pay 35 dollars twice for the same game.
>>28372284>as an independent armyI meant "mindless" as in the trait, not "not a commander". Or do commanders never have it?
>>28372284The devs said anyone who buys it on Desura will get a Steam key when/if they get it onto Steam.
>>28372279Bracers give it regen and the unicorn pendant gives it 'luck' which means half of all attacks miss.
OP, can you give us a rundown on the world's situation? A picture of the map would be nice.
>>28372004You should have given it The Ark. That way, it would not only spread it's own dominion, but it would rain hellfire and blinding light on every single enemy.
>>28372300Oh well then I have no idea. Guess I will test restore soul on a skellington just to see>>28372194Ulm has wiped out 4 of the factions and has the last one that Isnt me backed into a corner, they keep suicide diving 50-200 soldiers into my 500-2000 undead that sit on the ports, but eventually they always get through and then I have to dredge up reinforcements from inland and cart over 3000 undead to take it back.Planning on adding utterdark to the list of things wrong with this world just to fuck them over.>>28372317Thanks, guess I should get into that whenever this game ends then.>>28372345Here's a picture of the bracer, looted it off some Ulm captain.
>>28372410Yeah I had like 2 construction at the time and limited gems, all it takes to summon the thing is 20 astral 20 death so I pretty much did it as soon as it was available.The Ark is on my list if I ever get it under control.>>28372384Here be a map, it be a bit odd due to being wraparound so I tried to use the HUD to cover up shit that shows up twice.
>>28372537>All those skellingtumsI suddenly feel very distressed.
>>28372537Where is it?
>>28372537do you have a mage with fire and water? Have them make mage mashers, a one handed weapon with great spell penetration, and some astral mages making amulets and eyes of penetration. ten mages kitted out with one of each should easily bust its mr.
I have an idea, of how to beat that.Black Bows of Botulf on dozen or so scouts should make it feeble minded, lowering MR and stripping down all magic levels. Then use your most powerful death mage, boosted by communion of suicide slaves, and loaded with magic penetration boosters for instant kill spell. Vision Foe crossbow would also help to lower its combat effectivness through eyeloss, if that thing even has eyes.
>>28372664If you want to kill it just make a bunch of ethereal crossbows.
>>28372638Bottom right, just wiped out the thousands defending that port and the areas next to it.>>28372300It seems restore soul does not remove mindless, my bad.>>28372655Since I'm Ermor its a bit difficult to get anything other than death mages, don't think I have any provinces with fire or water mages sadly.If I want something crafted I have to do it myself, unless it is deathhmm... though I bet I could probably summon someone to craft shit for me instead.
>>28372683Scratch that, just cast Mind Hunt on it. It has no astral so it'd be defenseless.
>>28372683Those wont beat MR just as easily, feeble mindness would help greatly, and crafting throwaway black bows is easier for LA Ermor.
>>28372537I have never actually had armies that large. Is there a limit to how many soldiers can be in one battle?
>>28372763I have had battles with over 4000, but never watched the replays due to fear of the game crashing, and also because I don't want to spend 20 minutes watching a curbstomp
>>28372696Empower some mages you faggot.You have literally thousands of gems.
Look. As easy as it would be to put together some kind of little trick, some kind of little bypass to do away with the thing, I think we all know that something this powerful deserves a proper send off. If you've got some trick up your sleeve, save it for your capital. A last minute defense is the best defense.
>>28366176Actually you could break the Seal in Dom3 CBM for a long time now.As long as LA Agartha has iron skeletons and exploding skeletons, I`m happy.
I suggest you stop trying to provokeAppease it by offering it a couple hundred bodies every turnAll hail The Great Eater
>>28372816I want it to win. It deserves it after all this shit.
>>28372838>iron skeletons and exploding skeletonsI've barely played this game due to DRM issues. What the fuck is this?
while I like a lot of the stuff dom4 added, the removal of the tax slider makes blood hunting extremely hard.I've been trying but I haven't found an effective way to do it.
>>28372856I want it to be recaptured and sent to Ulm with an army of supporters to fuck shit up, and only break free again after more glorious conquest.
>>28372857National summons of Late Age Agartha, all Pale Ones are dead, so the humans take over their underground empire, worshiping dead Oracles and great Marble Statues. Ruling class is a bunch of necromancers and geomancers, animating those marvelous giants to wage wars. Iron skeletons and exploding skeletons are some of my favorite national summons (along Pale Ones wights armed with glaives, who stop sucking at least in death).
>>28372890It needs to be recaptured then taught as much astral magic as possible for insane MR.
>>28372955then of course there is the Dead Oracle SC.Give it the armor the makes it fly and have trample. Cast invulnerability and soul vortex. laugh as you slaughter armies.
>>28372955Why is fucking everything dead in Late Age?
It's horror marked? Then it's only a matter of time till it's dead.
Fuck me it just showed up out of nowhere again.Attacked a port, killed 27 of the 43 commanders there and all 3600 undead.
>>28373071Early Age: age of heroes, demi-gods and monstersMid Age: age of mortalsLate Age: age of ending.the magic fades, life fades, and in desperation people turn to whatever powers they can.Basically. There are exceptions (the pseudo-Japan actually gets nicer, Ape nation is still alright, Russia is still just Russia), but basically it goes like that.
>>28373083>implying there's any horrors tougher than this thingEater of Gods, maybe.
>>28373229>It eats the Eater of GodsI, for one, welcome our new genocide elemental overlord.
>>28373265And becomes the Eater of Eaters.
That is an Eater of Gods.No chance.
>>28373281>>28373265>>28373229seriously, what is it with you people and summoning things you can't control.Rush the Elemental Kings and Queens like a normal person.Oh who am I kidding, I prefer playing an fae thug nation and having a score of commanders sneaking through all my enemy provinces and raiding them, preventing anyone from reaching the late game.
>>28373281Eater of All sounds better.
>>28373335Welp. Enjoy your doomed world, OP.
>>28373229It doesn't matter if there's any one horror tougher, eventually it will just start having to face down multiple ultimate horrors.
>>28373339> I prefer playing an fae thug nationMah Sidhe
>A tournament is hosted>The Eater of the Dead is waiting for your champion.
Right now it regenerates 829 health per round, 4142 max health after -400 penalty.Also picked up a curse somewhere.
>>28373335>only higher stat is magic resistence>total HP is less than hundredth of what the eater regenerates each turn>>28373359It can probably destroy the world before that matters.
>>28373393It can't literally destroy the world. It's not fast or mobile enough to cover the world in the time it takes to recover, assuming you don't rely on the AI to handle reconstruction.
>>28373339Hey, I summon hordes of clockwork horrors and iron dragons, thank you very much.
OP; just summon a bunch of trash mages, empower them with astral, ship them over, and have them horror mark the shit out of it every turn. If they die, shovel more of them in with the same scripts.Eventually the problem will be taken care of. That's why horror marks and curses are in the game, to counteract this kind of thing.If it still lives?
>>28373410So... It's just kind of a roving Armageddon? It will never run out of things to eat? It'll just get more and more powerful?Shit, it's not destroying the world, it's farming it.
>>28373418But I must control it. It's just too powerful not too have.I also question how effective horror marks could really be
Didn't read the thread.Could a vastness take on this thing?A full angelic host?
>>28373418>>28373359Ultimate horrors are unique and limited, even all of them together can fuck up on this one.It would attract a legions of horrors after awhile, but even then nothing is guaranteed.
>>28373457Give up controlling it. It is well and truly beyond that with that level of MR.Now is the time to find a way to kill the most powerful being in the universe. You gave it life, now it is time to bring it death.
>>28373448No, it might just clear crop a path of destruction, but eventually, the amount of curses and afflictions it has, and severity of horror mark, will eventually outstrip the rate at which this thing can get bigger and badder. The most basic analogy is that it increases linearly while the forces against it increase exponentially.
>>28373462Make it few angelic hosts, to beat that 800+ regeneration.
>>28373485Not to worry, it's already death.
>>28373485I must.How can I reduce something's MR? those black feeblemind bows? I have already cranked out 20 of them, got 30 dusk elders but think I need more magic pen.
>>28373485>that level of MRWhat, 25 MR? That's easily surmountable, OP is just bad at the game and doesn't know how to counter SC:s.
Oh, and if you haven't already tried it OP, now would be a good point to start experimenting with linking many, many mages into your master lich central node via astral magic. Throw him at it along with a horde of undead to soak turns and something will get through and be Super Effective.
>>28373547Problem is the acid rain, which can kill my master lich in like 2 turns since he has an entire 5-15 health
>>28373526Mage Mashers, Eyes of the Void and Spell Foci are your friends That's already +5 penetration, which chould be plenty for Disintegrate spam.And that means dozens of mages with some distraction chaff and spam the damn spell.
>>28373571>distraction chaffIt's raining acid anyway, they won't last long no matter what he puts in between.
>>28373488Fun thing is that with so many HP it is almost impervious to afflictions, even while cursed.And even all unique Doom Horrors will spawn to attacks it, only 4 of them can do it in a single turn (because size 6), and they wont even beat that thing regenetation.Some of them might have an instant kill atacks though.
>>28373596Well, that just means multiple waves. 30 waves is basically equal to 30 turns. Ermor's motto: Quantity Beats Everything.
You guys are fruity dinguses.Just use the magic nightmare attack on the thing, where it has to fight everything it has ever killed. Just get a mage with high magic level, and high magical piercing, and just cast the nightmare spell at it.
>>28373582There is no controlling He Who Devours.
>>28373618>Just use the magic nightmare attack on the thing, where it has to fight everything it has ever killedJesus.
>>28373582It's just gonna break free again, most likely.>>28373596They aren't supposed to, They're supposed to lure that thing to move in the wrong direction for a few turns while the mages kill it.
>>28373629Holy shit do this
>>28373618>it has to fight everything it has ever killedSo, it doubles its kill-count?
>>28373618That would be hilarious, but it says it does not work on undead.Also pretty sure it would win and gain twice as many bodies.
>>28373648It has to fight them as magical nightmares, it won't win. Not against 12K at once.
>>28373656>says it does not work on undeadWell, fuck.
>>28373618All that would do is double the killcount. All the chaff in the world won't beat this thing anymore, it's time for more powerful measures.
>>28373656It's been given the gift of reason, to be sentient.Pretty sure it should work.
>>28373657>Not against 12K at once.You kidding, what are they going to do?
>>28373618Right, think for one second what that'd do. The answer? Double its kill count.
>>28373656Even if it's not mindless? That's lame.
>>28373657Thing about acid rain is that it hits every single unit on the field except for the devourer, and the devouer is near the point of 1000 regen per turnAlso what are the requirements to make mage masher?using sorcery and wizardry rings on lich, going to empower death to like 20 and then throw my lich at it with 30 back up mages firing black bows whenever it comes into my domain.Hopefully I can lower its MR and overwhelm it, and then FINALLY CONTROL IT.>>28373680Says it does not on mindless OR undead, sadly.But it would be extremely hilarious to see it kill 18k in one fight.
Something with blood curse should be able to take it on. High resist for the acid and stench, but something like a bloody angel should do the trick.
I have a vague remembrance that there is an artifact that insta-slays either undead or everything. Hell, maybe both.Just forge that, slap it on the best chassis you can summon, deck it out in magical shit, then send it in.
>>28373712Mage Masher requires water and fire
Clearly you need to summon two of them and feed them up, so they can beat it!What could go wrong?
> Eater of the dead> not UnfetteredIt is not even it`s final form!Though seeing how it already casts Acid Storm, I guess it kept the name because of Prophet status.
>>28373750There can only be one at a time, unfortunately.
What's the shortcut to rename a hero again?
>>28373691Already been proved earlier, that particular spell wouldn't work on the monster.But if it did, it would work because the thing doesn't fight 12K dead people, it fights 12K magic spectral nightmares.
>>28373839So? They're not immune to acid rain, and not enough can attack at once to overcome its regeneration anyways.
Now at 5020 health with -200 penalty, 1004 regen per round of combat.
>>28373807"?" should show all shortcuts, IIRCOP, those bracers are a unique item. Why haven't you Wished them off the thing yet? Not gonna do much, but better than nothing...
>>28373839Oh look a shit ton of guys who can't beat its regen, take damage from acid rain, would take damage from the holy counter attack spell and are trample able. Bad idea.
>>28373912And every death increases the regen and max health even further.
>>28373925Granted the idea of someone casting that multiple times on it is funny as hell.
Hey guys, were there any true insta-kill abilities in-game? IIRC most of the so-called instant kill spells, like Soul Slay and such only did 999 damage.
>>28373681>>28373657>12kif modeled on the actual game, break the game.The battlefield has a set size, and set limit on the amount of bodies that can fit in a space.I think 12k might be enough to break that.
>>28374101Battlefield grows bigger, way past grid size to accomodate 4k+ units afaik.
WHY DID YOU SUMMON IT
>>28374197Because it's cheap and powerful I wagger. TOO powerful.
Vastness could take it down.
Get astral mages, buff their hp, spam horror mark and curses.
>>28374220>play undead nation>a nation made of corpses>summon eater of corpsesNothing could possibly go wrong
I am very lame at Dominions.. But OP this is AWESOME!
>>28373601"SOUL SLAY: 9999 DMG"And that's how I lost my first Doom Horror. Fuckin' Soul Slay. It was my prophet too.
>>28374283When your corpses die he can eat them! It's so efficient!
Well now I am the sads /tg/.Lich had the eye, wizard ring, sorcery ring, and dual mage bashers with 16 death magic skill, had those 30 elders backing him up and another dozen skeletons with black bows behind them.Feeblemind + dominion penalty did it and I managed to convert it, but.I lost it in the exact same turn due to how powerful it is.Looks like I'm going to have to put old yeller down.
>>28374489I CANNOT BE CAGED! I CANNOT BE CONTROLLED! UNDERSTAND THIS AS YOU DIE, EVER PATHETIC, EVER FOOLS!
>>28372537You know your skeletal armies can march underwater, right?>>28374489Shame you don't get at least one turn of control, you could have a squad of mages following him around and re-control him every turn. His keepers.
>>28374489It's Time OP.He forced your hand, it's for the best, he's in a better place now, he was too powerful, it had to be done, whatever puts your mind at ease when you do it. Just do it, and make it clean.He's ready
Open a gate to Tartarus, summon hordes of titans each turn, make them all commanders and pimp them with items.
>>28374489Alright fuck how do I kill this thing.I don't think spamming horror marks will do much, considering the large number of afflictions it gets and heals every turn from horrors I assume, and I also lack astral mages/gems as well.It just wiped out half of my military, the Ulm are coming in through the now undefended port it tore the shit out of, and it is currently parked right next to my capital that it just blazed a trail to.Due to the number of temples it just destroyed, and probably its prophet ability, it is also reducing my dominion right outside my capital to nothing which I am sure the Ulm's will fill soon.
>>28374594Same thing you just did with the mages, but disintegrate this time.
>>28374594>Now some foolish mage has recalled it in the vain hope that it can be controlled.
>>28374624I can be ready to do that in 4 turns, maybe.Here is a screenshot with it suffering no dominion penaltys I think, but it does have weakened and limp.
>>28374665Mother of God
>>28374665I feel bad for the poor thing. He has growed so much, and now it's a dashing eater of anything, and you have to kill him. 21k eated.
>>28374665Remember when it had only killed 6000 and we were all very impressed?Those were the daysTime for death now
>>28374665Yeah, at this point instant kills are the only thing that will end it.Time to just deal with it whatever way you can. Ulm is a problem for later -- not like they can do anything in your land but have all their troops die to starvation anyway, if you are a properly-scaled Ermor.
>>28374698>>28374700>Implying OP can even stop it
>>28374665Is there any way you could just teleport that walking genocide to the other side of the map?Like near Ulm's capital or something.
I kind of want to play something where some kid aspiring to greatness summons some ultra powerful creature that quickly breaks free of its control and becomes unstoppable, cannot be killed at all. The people of the world don't even bother to kill it anymore, they've given up, they just become nomadic in nature, moving away whenever it draws near, or send brave martyrs to lure it away from them if it should get too close.
>>28374714>Implying I meant Its deathYour naive optimism is touchingI meant the death of all things that isn't It
1. Keep feeding it2. Have the Eater of Gods fight it3. Have it defeat and consume the Eater of Gods4. There is nothing else to do, close the game forever.
>A new god has ascended
>>28374665>Assimilation plot.At the end, nothing else will remain.
>>28374717If doable, this is clearly the best option.Get it as far away from you as possible. Let it rampage, destroy your enemies and grow fat off the lands of your enemies. Then, one day, when he's all grown up, he'll come visit home and you'll see him finally lived up to his full potential - and you'll be ready for him.
>>28374717>>28374747Alternatively, as I don't think such a teleportation spell is available, have a mass migration of your forces. Just throw everything you have at the path of least resistance and start again on the other side of the world.Buys some time, anyway.
>>28374747If I'm not mistaken it is possible, but it's entirely random where the thing ends up. It could end up in exactly the same place, under the sea, or behind a volcano.Also OP, why not banish it to the underworld? That's a spell, you can just chuck it into Tartarus.
>>28374594Anon, I've been telling you this for half a day now, but motherfucking Disintegrate spam. Literally all of your mages can cast it, just overwhelm the sucker with that.If you don't have it, Wither Bones might work if you have a critical mass of mages.
>>28374764>It consumes everything in the underworld and breaks free.
Seriouslyh people. the numbers are impressive but so what? Dude's playing Ermor so he doesn't need any land, just some forts to stick his mages in.But what the hell, if he knew anything about what he was doing he'd have won the game already. Seriously, who the hell has problems with Ulm of all nations.
>>28374764I think the important thing in this situation is that anywhere is better than where it is right now.
>>28374780>Just cast it againHe can do this every time, until either he's prepared to stop it permanently, or it doesn't manage to come back.
>>28374809Now you are That guy. We are just having fun. You know- the point of the game...
alright I have decided if I keep turtling this thing will crush me, so I am moving the other half of my forces that it did not eat out to attack.Probably not going to work honestly. most of the massive looking chunks of army on this picture are only groups of 500 longdead, but I do have several thousand total. Problem is Ulm's armys are rather massive, and filled with heavy units that are worth a shit. Destroying his temples to allow my dominion to make his land as shitty as mine is priority number one after the devouer is dealt with.Once my mages finish researching disintegrate, assuming they succeed at killing the devourer and mostly live, I will have them spend thousands of death gems on animating an army of lictors and banshees for the next prophet to lead directly to Ulm's capital.My bless is incredible, so I expect them to tear the fuck out of everything. Last time I had the devourer lead an army of 265 blessed lictors the only reason the rape train ended is because the devourer switched sides.
>>28374858Cast Soul Gate, Ulm AI cannot handle etherial legionaries (except maybe ocassional Iron Blizzard spam) and those beauties.Actually those can even kill your Nemesis, if they survive an acid storm and get lucky with MR roll.Or Restore soul them, give a Black Heart (takes blood though) and enjoy your new assassin corps.
OP, try to video killing it with fraps or something.
>>28374908Where are you getting these pictures from?
>>28362785Congrats OP. You managed to destroy the world and kill all life as we know it. Its a slow death, but yeah, all of creation is pretty much fucked. I recommend this as a lecture before the Eater knocks at your door.
>>28374930holy shit stream it
>>28374932http://dom3-mod-inspector.googlecode.com/svn/branches/i-s-u/index.html?selectmods=1Press "Load" for vanilla Dom3 database.
>>28374858Dude, Ulm's armies are a joke. Just spam Leprosy and watch them crumble without you having to lift a finger.
>>28374962Shit, just cast Utterdark and watch the entire faction crumble. As an added bonus, you will win every battle because darkness.
Are you up for a challenge, OP?
>>28375024Yeah was working on researching towards utterdark actually.So I'm pretty sure the devourer just imploded. 1v600 underwater fight, interesting note, ACID RAIN DOES NOT WORK UNDERWATER HOLY SHIT.Though that didnt seem to mean much since it was still regenerating 1k health every round.After about 50 rounds it just disappeared seemingly randomly. Hall of fame says it has -5733 health and is dead.It was at full health when it happened, there was only one 3 death caster in the battle at the time and he was passed out, and then 10ish holy 1 priests.what the fuck just happened.
>>28375069> After about 50 roundsAuto routing. Happens to attackers after 50 rounds. It had nowhere to retreat, so it died.>>28375099This.
>>28375099>>28375107BRING IT BACK. THERE ARE SO MANY MORE THAT MUST DIE.
>>28375099>>28375107>>28375117Don`t. It will automatically siege your capital!
>>28375107Well that is disappointing.>>28375099I like this idea and I do not know why.Alright which spell do I need to commit my 2nd greatest atrocity against nature?
>>28375134Ritual of Rebirth, Enchancement school. Might not work on undead.However heed the warning! >>28375124
>>28375150>Lifeless or undead beings are not affected by this spell.
>>28375124>>28375134>>28375150Doesn't ermor have some sort of altar you can sacrifice units at for money, or am I misremembering?
It ate itself and the world was free from fear... And we all wept nevertheless.
>>28375171Only sacrifice I know of is a Blood sacrifice to spread your dominion - kill virgins, get candles.There is also a Void Gate special magic site at LA R`lyeh capital, where starspawns go to summon various Eldritch horrors.
...well, that was Anticlimactic.
Obliously now is the time to summon a second one.
>tfw we were all rooting for the Eater of the Dead all along.
Resurrect it and get a Tart up, equip that bastard with the Chains of Tarterus. Soon as it goes insane again, send that Tart to hammer it as quickly and as much as possible. With luck, you port it into HellWiki's down so I can't check, but don't units come back to a random province once they emerge from Hell? There's your solution: Make it someone else's problem
>>28375069Wake it up.
So, before thread dies..What kind of goodies Agartha has now, and is it worth it to buy Dominions 4?I`m kinda burned out on a 3rd one SP, is a 4th one AI any better?
I won't forget all the memorys we all shared with the devourer of corpses.Like that time they stopped obeying my orders and killed 2000 Ulms after abandoning my army and leaving them to die in the middle of enemy territory.Or that time they slowly tortured my favorite lycanthropic ghost priest to death over 65 rounds.And the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd times they killed 3000 of my people in the port city that was my barricade between me and the Ulm.Also that time I sent 28 mages to convince it to join me again and they all melted to death from acid, and then the 2nd time that happened too.But most of all I won't forget that time they rampaged through the center of my land destroying 5 temples, killing 8000 of my troops and 80 commanders before leaping into the ocean to chase after the survivors that were trying to escape.And then... and then... DAMMIT HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED.I loved that.... thing. That mass of twenty thousand rotting corpses. They were so young and full of life, taken away from all of us in their prime.I think deep down the eater of corpses touched us all in a way we will never forget.sometimes you don't know how much you miss the destroyer of worlds until they are gone and it's too late.I am sad.
Do not call up what you can not put down.
>>28375437A truly touching eulogy.I think, in reflection, we can all agree that despite the horror and the corpse making and eating, the Eater made life worth living. Because the alternative was being assimilated into a writhing mountain of putrescence.
>/tg/ - Video GamesDamn you guys. I'm watching a tutorial now and planning to download this.
I found a nifty niche use for Sleepers. They have a 15 precision base, right? And Bow of War under CBM launches 25 arrows per shot. Combined with Quickness boots that makes 50 arrows per round.So my chaff armies are now led by those guys who shot 50 arrows per turn at enemy rear with a perfect aim. Those arrows do not ever deviate. Quite a machinegun.
>>28375437Shall we archive the thread? The Eater of the Dead deserves to be remembered.
>>28376208I vote yes, that was a fun ride.Also this >>28363741 picture needs an update, I think.
>>28376208If some one can screen-cap the evolution of him it will be great. From a few 2k to more than 20k.
>>28376233>>28376234Aaand it is now archived!
>>28373712>But it would be extremely hilarious to see it kill 18k in one fight.Even if you could use it, the battle will time out before it wins, and it would be routed into the void. Instant loss.
>>28374780It will lose to auto rout.
>>2837651050 turns of acid storm will fuck up any devils.
>>28376489>>28376510>>28376596It would kill 18k, no problem. And nor Inferno nor Cocytos could muster an army capable of beating it, but there will be no friendly province to return to, so Eater of the Dead would end up in one of the afterworlds forever, gorging on all those unfortunate souls.
>Tri wielding>Flaming>Bows of WarCopper arm is amazing
>>28377293Give it boots of swiftness, and that's like 200 attacks per round.Apply wind guide and flaming arrows and you basically get a dude who walks onto the battlefield and then suddenly "Who turned out the sun oh jesus-"
>>28377595I can cast quickness natively silly. 78 arrows a turn.
>>28377686That's a round you could have spent shooting arrows.
You know what's even worse than the Eater of the Dead, and arguably worse than a Doom Horror? In the latest update for Dominions 4, try casting EA Argatha's endgame national spell in Alteration.The world will tremble.
>>28378656Is there a wiki for all this shit?
>>28375069The HP value rolled over into negatives because it got too big.
These just got added in the last patch. They're only 3 water gems each and they're amazing.
>>28378945Agartha is actually pretty strong now.I think T'ien Ch'i also gets them?
>>28379374Yes, but does Tien Chi have anything that's poison-restistant to support them?
Are MA Ulm fun to play? How is Tir na nOg?
>>28379424MA Ulm is the most boring of the three ages in my opinion, but they're probably the best for pulling off crazy item forging and they get an Iron Angel national summon to stick all their crazy gear on.Tir Na Nog has really good troops and wizards with great paths.