Unicorn Overlord details more characters, classes, combat systems

Another round of details are here for Unicorn Overlord with Atlus and Vanillaware going over more characters, classes, combat systems, and other elements. Fans can find a breakdown of class compatibility, details on promotions, and a look at special items.

Characters

– Rosalinde (Protagonist’s Ally): A dark elf augur who resides in Elheim. Aide to her elder sister Eltolinde. She escaped the fall of the capital and is gathering forces for a counterattack.
– Eltolinde (Protagonist’s Ally): Rosalinde’s twin sister and the Turenós of Elheim. Unable to resist Zenoira’s onslaught, she surrendered and chose to lead from within captivity.
Ithilion (Protagonist’s Ally): A swordsman and knight in service of Elheim. He was away on a mission when the capital fell to Zenoira. He has led a guerilla force ever since.
– Alcina (Protagonist’s Enemy): A witch loyal to the Zenoiran Army. Formerly the court sorceress of Cornia, she now serves Galerius and appears to be assisting him with some sort of dark scheme.
– Baltro (Protagonist’s Enemy): A wizened wizard who serves Galerius. Versed in all manner of dark spells and curses. His face remains obscured behind his hood, and none have seen the visage beneath.

Combatant Types (Classes)

Each character has a set class that determines their combat affinities, as well as what weapons and skills they’re able to use. Making use of each class’s traits will help you gain an edge in the battles to come.

Class Introduction

Introducing some of the over 60 class types

  • Housecarl: Boasts excellent Physickal Attack. Can lower enemy Physickal Defense. Can strike foes with a follow-up attack at the end of a battle.
  • Gladiator: Boasts physickal attack skills to hit an entire enemy row. Capable of self healing.
  • Arbalist: Proficient both at attacking with a flurry of crossbow bolts and providing support from the back row.
  • Cleric: Specialized in supporting allies with healing magick through a variety of recovery skills.
  • Wyvern Knight: An aerial unit capable of inflicting heavy damage on enemy infantry and cavalry. Vulnerable against ranged and caster attacks.
  • Shaman: Specialized in skills which weaken their foes by obstructing their actions and reducing their abilities.
  • Elven Fencer: Uses magick melee attacks to strike at their enemies with superlative finesse. Capable of creating barriers to protect allies from attacks.
  • Werewolf: Excels at finishing off weakened enemies. Also possesses a special skill that improves their performance at night.
  • Featherbow: An archer capable of debuffing foes and supporting allies. Possesses a high evasion rate, but susceptible to arrow fire.

Class Compatibility

Enter battle after considering the compatibility of each class, including their unique strengths and weaknesses.

Class compatibility example

Flying vs. Archer Classes – Archers are strong against flying units.

  • Gryphon Knight: Flying unit with excellent evasion and magick defense. Ineffective v. foes with anti-flying skills such as archers.
  • Feathersword: Flying unit with excellent evasion and Magick Defense. Ineffective v. foes with anti-flying skills such as archers.
  • Hunter: Boasts excellent accuracy. Effective v. flying foes such as Gryphon Knights thanks to its special attack allowing it to hit foes with high evasion.

Gryphon Knights and winged units like Featherswords fall under the flying class type. Their excellent evasion allows them to halve the accuracy of incoming attacks from ground units. On the other hand, Archer units perform double damage against them.

Leaders

Every unit has a character set as its leader. The leader’s class determines the unit’s movement type and leader effect.

Leader Effect

The character set as leader will apply their “Leader Effect” to the unit. For example, a unit led by the Housecarl class can use its leader effect to quickly destroy obstacles like barricades. There are various other leader effects, so be sure to reference them when organizing your units.

Movement Type

There are 3 categories of Movement Type. The standard Infantry type, the highly mobile Cavalry type, and the Flying type capable of soaring over difficult terrain. Movement speed of Infantry and Cavalry increases while traveling on roads, while Cavalry’s mobility decreases in forests. It is important to consider movement type when assigning the leader of each unit.

Promotions

In order to fight against the Zenoiran Empire led by Galerius, it is essential to strengthen and develop the military strength of your troops (units). Develop your army by using Promotions and Auxiliary Stages.

Spend honors to promote a character to their advanced class. Doing so will boost their stats and allow them to learn new skills.

Promotion Example

Lord: Alain specific Class. Formidable combatant and staunch defender. Special skill lets him heal while attacking. Can fight equally well in either row. Lacks any major weakness, but may have trouble against cavalry.

High Lord

Advanced version of Alain’s Lord class. Brings powerful attacks to bear from atop his regal steed. Can boost his allies’ initiative to bring battles to a swift end. As a cavalry class, he is effective against infantry.
Advancing to High Lord allows you to cover open ground more quickly.

Auxiliary Stages

Challenge Auxiliary Stages to battle the phantom soldiers lingering within. You can do this as many times as you like, earning EXP along the way.

Special Items

Special items called Treatises grant EXP. These can be earned from Auxiliary stages and other locations. Other items can boost specific abilities and further develop your troops.

We have the latest screenshots from the game below.

Unicorn Overlord launches for Switch on March 8, 2024.

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