Now that I’ve fired up my unit suggestions again, I’m back.
I think I’m gonna do one of these a week. So. New week, new unit. This week, I bring to you:
Atlas: Village Protector
“You saw for yourself—my village is crammed full of a whole lot of nothing. I love it, though. All I need is a good axe, healthy trees, and some sunshine. My parents were the same way. I feel like I inherited the mountain from them.”
A villager who dwells in a mountain village in Zofia, Atlas lived as a lumberjack, but after his little brothers were kidnapped by Grieth, he joined Celica to oust the thieves, and expressing deep gratitude towards Celica for helping him out.
Weapon: Splitting Axe - “MGT: 16. If the number of allies within 2 spaces (excluding target) ≥ the number of foes within 2 spaces (excluding unit), grants ATK/DEF +5 during combat and unit makes a guaranteed follow-up”
Support: Swap - “Swap places with an adjacent ally.”
A: ATK/RES Bond - “Grants ATK/RES+5 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.”
C: Infantry Rush - "Infantry allies within 2 spaces gain: “if unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk +1, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (only highest value applied. Does not stack.)”
Atlas fills the roll of a frontline Infantry bruiser, similar in purpose to Brave Ike or Dorcas.
Splitting Axe: While Atlas in Shadows of Valentia wields a sword, I believe this to be more of a restriction of the Villager class, as they can only use Swords. Given the several references of Atlas wielding an axe (a weapon that can be equipped by no useable unit in SoV), I took the Kliff route and gave him a weapon that his base class doesn’t normally use. As for the Splitting Axe itself, it was that or the Shadow Axe, and the Splitting Axe fits better with Atlas’ job as a Villager and a lumberjack.
As for the ability, I wanted to revisit an old skill we’ve had on units before that were never in open circulation for inheritance, so I based the weapon effect off of Walhart’s Wolf Berg and tweaked the effect.
ATK/RES Bond: Syncs with his Axe
Infantry Rush: Atlas is a very team-oriented character, and very dedicated to Celica and her cause. So, I gave him a little-seen ability to help hos teammates.
Thoughts on my idea for Atlas? Comments, maybe? Concerns? Lemme know, feedback is welcomed. If you have someone you want me to take a crack at, feel free to ask that, too.
Archived Unit Suggestions
Kaze, Easygoing Ninja
Aversa, the Dark One
Vaike, Zero to Hero
Inigo, the Flower Picker
Shinon, the Deadly Adept
Kjelle, the Fair Fighter
Panne, the Proud Taguel
Tatiana, the Saint of Duma
Kana(♂), the Child of Dragons
Kana(♀), Dragon Spawn
Velouria, the Wolf Cub
Kellam, the Oft-Forgotten
Walhart, the Conqueror
Hardin, the Dark Emperor
Gharnef, Dark Pontifex
Astram, Midia’s Pride
Reina, Morbid Fixation
Rudolf, Rigelian Emperor
Gangrel, Mad King
Berkut, Duma’s Knight
Nergal, Dark Druid
Say’ri, Blade Princess