|Ain't that just about a bitch.
In previous versions of Master of Magic© Morgana the Witch
was a truly evil woman with some horrible spells which made
her quite a desirable hero. However, in version 1.31 it seems
that Morgana has lost all of her spells! This means
that she contributes nothing to your spell books, effectively
making her less valuable. What were they thinking? I guess
we will never know, but lets take a second look at Morgana
and see what we can salvage from this mess.
Luckily, Morgana is still a spell-caster and a damned good one
at that. She comes with a spell casting skill of 90 at Demi-God
level! This could be used for attacking your enemies with her
magical ranged attacks, or if you kept her at your fortress she
would contribute 45 skill points towards the casting of overland
spells! Not too shabby. But as everyone knows, heroes are not
meant to be kept at home warming up the bench. So lets see if
Morgana would make a good fighter.
To start with, she has the Charmed attribute. This means she
is totally immune to the enemies negative enchantments like
Black Sleep, Weakness, Warp Creature, ... and so on. This will
obviously help Morgana survive more of those nasty battles where
enemy wizards are casting everything in the book. Secondly, she
also gains Missile Immunity for being a spell caster. This prevents
all bowmen and slingers from picking her off with ranged attacks.
Is this enough to make Morgana a valuable fighter? Not really.
The only chance Morgana really has of making the grade is her two
random Mage picks. Here is what you should be looking for if
you intend to use Morgana:
Arcane Power would grant her the magical punch necessary to make
her a good fighter. If God decides to smile on you and grant
you Super Arcane Power (2 picks), grab her!
Blade Master would make her attacks more accurate which is
always a critical factor. A Blade Master/Arcane Power combo would
make her EXTREMELY valuable.
After realizing Morgana's major withdrawl of her evil death
spells, I almost conisdered making her a Mid-Level hero, but
I realized that she is the only Mage up to this point who
gets 2 random picks.
Aureus The Golden One is the only
other hero with 2 random picks (any), but personally I
think he sucks so I stuck him in the Mid-Level category. :)
So in a nutshell, Morgana has potential, but I would not
recommend you take her unless she comes with the prescribed