- Pictured Below are some example combat scenarios that should help clarify positioning mechanics.
- In the scenario pictured to the below, two groups of units occupy two of the 3x5 battlefield grids. One side consists of friendly players and the other side consists of enemy NPC's. On the player's side, there is a Guardian (a melee unit) and a Ranger (a ranged unit) vs. a pack of 4 wolves (melee units). Let's observe some combat scenarios for the following battlefield.
Scenario 1 - Melee AttacksEdit
- Since there are 5 melee units on the battlefield, pictured below are examples of options for the Guardian's melee attacks. Once the Guardian moves into an unoccupied space on the Player's side of the field, the Guardian moves up to the enemies to attack, then returns to his original position. The Guardian's melee range is highlighted in red.
Scenario 2 - Intercepted Melee AttacksEdit
- The two images pictured above show the Guardian attacking without fear of being intercepted. The Guardian is only able to attack the three wolves closest to him. If the Guardian tries to attack the wolf in the back row, the wolf closest to the Guardian will intercept the attack. The front wolf will then block the Guardian's attack, and the wolf will stay in its new position until the wolf's next turn. The wolf's intercept range is pictured in yellow.
Scenario 3 - Ranged AttacksEdit
- Units with ranged attacks have a maximum range of 5 squares away from the unit. This means that the ranger can attack a unit 5 squares directly in front, a unit 4 squares ahead and 1 up or down, a unit 3 squares ahead and 2 squares up or down etc. The Ranger's attack range is pictured below in orange.
- Now, let's look at some scenarios for when the player's side has to defend against the wolves' attacks.
Scenario 1 - Multiple InterceptionsEdit
- For this example, let's assume that the Ranger has high aggro on the three front-most wolves. Being creatures of lesser intellience, they will attempt to attack the Ranger even though the Guardian is protecting him. In this scenario, the Guardian is able to intercept all 3 wolves' attacks.
Scenario 2 - Manipulating InterceptionsEdit
- In the previous example, the Guardian was able intercept all three wolf attacks. If they wolves had changed their attack order, they would have been able to make at least 1 successful attack on the Ranger.