Three Fearsome Mythological Beasts to Capture and Recruit
A Total War Saga: Troy – Mythos may release on September 2nd, but the Total War team has already released a few major teasers for the three major mythological monsters that will be available for the player.
According to a gameplay overview video, the main way to recruit monsters will be to “capture” them through combat or through events such as diplomacy. For example, you can ally with a group of minotaurs with the danger of “trouble in the future.” That being said, there are three major battles for three of the biggest and baddest monsters in Greek mythology: the Hydra, Cerberus, and the Griffin Patriarch.
The most iconic monster is the Lernean Hydra, which is most well-known from the story of Hercules. As one of his twelve tasks, Hercules killed a poisonous Hydra who could regenerate his heads. In game, the Hydra’s poisonous trait is emphasized, with the battle taking place in a poisonous swamp and against an army of poison-themed Hydra cultists. Once defeated, the Hydra will be a powerful ally in battle, as it can buff your army with exciting traits like giving poison damage to all allies in battle.
Cerberus is the other infamous monster in the game. As the guard dog to the gates of the underworld, Cerberus will oppose you on a fiery battlefield with his army of shades. Cerberus will even command the power of Hades, which means he’ll be able to summon fiery blasts from the Earth and summon shades. Capturing Cerberus will allow you to recruit shades and give your undead army and Cerberus more strength the more souls you kill.
Last but not least seems to be an original monster, the Griffin Patriarch. To defeat the Griffin, you must battle an army of Arimaspoi, or a tribe associated with griffins, as well as an army of lesser griffins. Capturing the Griffin Patriarch will allow you to recruit Arimaspoi and your griffin-related buildings.
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