|Elana is all that is pure and sweet.
Remember that girl you went to High School with who
looked like Elle McPherson and went to church four times
a week? The one who wouldn't be a cheerleader because
the uniforms were too skimpy? The one every guy wanted
to get busy with but didn't even try because they knew
she was locked at the knees? This is that girl.
OK. Now that you have the image firmly fixed in your
mind, imagine that she is really pissed off.
I mean hot. Steaming hot. Smoke pouring out of her
ears and all that stuff. This gives you a good idea of
what you're dealing with when you pick up Elana The
Priestess. She has a sweet and caring side which will
greatly benefit your troops, and a mean and hateful side
for her enemies. As Duke Nukem would say, she's going
to "tear em' a new one".
First, lets look at her sweet side. Elana is so sweet, even
the Gods like her and have given her a Charmed life. This
means she never fails a resistance roll on a nasty unit spell.
Her charm is so strong in fact, that she is a Super Prayer
Master which gives all troops a bonus to their resistance in
combat! She is also rich and contributes 10 gold to your
bankroll each turn and will work for you out of the goodness
in her heart. Being a Natural Healer, Elana will heal
any troops stacked with her at the end of each turn and her
Purification ability allows her to heal any of your corrupted
land. (It almost sounds like she came out of a Disney©
movie and she should have little birds swirling around her
However, she is not all sugar and spice. Elana also has
an extremely powerful magical ranged attack which is
backed by Arcane Power. Rarely is such a "priestess"
granted such a nasty power, but that is why she is a
Champion. Elana's hatred for evil allows her to
use her magical ranged attacks to blast away her enemies.
Luckily for you, she's also kinda dumb. Just tell
her your opponents are devil worshipers or IRS
auditors, and she will kill them too.
When it comes to crushing evil -- as in undead -- enemies,
there is no better Champion than Elana. She has a whole
list of powerful spells to help her do her work. Her
Prayer spell will give all of your troops a +1
bonus to their To Hit, resistance, and defense making sure
they do better in battle. Just in case any of them get
hurt, she can cast Healing to mend their wounds.
When faced with a particularly nasty evil unit, she
can cast Dispel Evil. This beauty of a spell
gives an evil unit a -4 spell save to resist, or perish
instantly. If the unit has been raised from the dead, they
have to save at -9! Its sort of like a Disintegration spell,
but just for evil units. Finally, when really faced with a
challenge, Elana pulls out all the stops and casts
Holy Word. This spell inflicts a burning holy light
on each evil figure of each and every evil unit forcing them
to save at -2 (-7 if undead). This spell is more like a
Flame Strike for the undead. Watch her take out a group of
zombies in a single turn! Wow!
The last real benefit of Elana the Priestess is her casting
ability. Once she is a Demi-God, she will be capable of
casting 112 points worth of spells each and every battle!
Or if you leave her at your fortress, she will contribute
66 points of her skill each turn to your overland
spells! Give her a magical staff laced with +20
spell skill, and she will kick evil ass all day!
She will get medieval on their decaying buttocks! :)
Unfortunatley, Elana does not come with any random picks.
Thats one bad point. Therefore, she has no chance of
getting her Arcane Power boosted up or getting Blade
Master to make her more accurate. These are
major drawbacks. The second is that she only seems
to be of value when fighting evil and undead units.
If most of your opponents have Death spells books, thats
great. If not, you might think twice about hiring her.
There are other spell casters better suited to killing
all types of units than Elana.