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Aza404
03-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Enjoy!

http://static2.cdn.ubi.com/F2P/MMDOC/S05_Cre_Aca_071.jpg

malkorion
03-21-2014, 03:19 PM
I assume it's an Academy creature.

Abydosra
03-21-2014, 03:44 PM
It is obvious that it must be a creature with loyalty to Academy. I see the Academy symbol on his hat.

However, it is after all, a guess. Maybe, maybe like the new Anael, he is a mercenary... :D

malkorion
03-21-2014, 03:56 PM
It is obvious that it must be a creature with loyalty to Academy. I see the Academy symbol on his hat.

However, it is after all, a guess. Maybe, maybe like the new Anael, he is a mercenary... :D

I wonder if they will ever do a cross faction creature, like Academy / Neutral. And if you put him into a dedicated Academy deck, you get special bonuses.

Marbran
03-21-2014, 04:23 PM
Well, there are the towers, so it's not that unlikely.
On the topic: I hope this'll be some sort of aggro creature with deathtouch.

S9TF1
03-21-2014, 04:57 PM
IMHO, "Sharpshooter" is not a name that fits the Academy faction. At all. Sharpshooter as a name would fit much better in a future Sylvan faction, where there would be units (Gasp!) actually armed with bows, unlike this guy that doesn't even have one, misleading name notwithstanding. I'd say that Enchanter would be a perfect replacement name for this poor sod: it shortens an unnecessarily long name, and it makes a nice reference for all HOMM 3 veterans.

In short: Rename him as an "Enchanter". Save "Sharpshooter" for Sylvan.

One last thing: A.S.S is a very unfortunate acronym, by the way.:p

rcorpCZ
03-21-2014, 07:08 PM
That's one cool dude.
http://i.nahraj.to/f/DC2.jpg

soondaegoblin
03-21-2014, 07:56 PM
IMHO, "Sharpshooter" is not a name that fits the Academy faction. At all. Sharpshooter as a name would fit much better in a future Sylvan faction, where there would be units (Gasp!) actually armed with bows, unlike this guy that doesn't even have one, misleading name notwithstanding. I'd say that Enchanter would be a perfect replacement name for this poor sod: it shortens an unnecessarily long name, and it makes a nice reference for all HOMM 3 veterans.

In short: Rename him as an "Enchanter". Save "Sharpshooter" for Sylvan.

One last thing: A.S.S is a very unfortunate acronym, by the way.:p

Maybe it's a different type of "Sharpshooter", and the whole mask thing.

I am going to assume this is actually a Neutral creature: Wrestler Type

- Melee
- stats 3/3/6, requires 4/0/0
- Submission Hold: creatures attacked are immobilized and cannot attack, gains 1 crippling counter /turn. If attack power goes negative, creature submits ("dies"). Sharpshooter also immobilized and cannot attack while attacked creature is held.


He says he's arcane, but he's got a lot of muscles (do you need muscles for magic / sniping???). It seems more like he's wearing his costume (w/ Lucha Libre mask).

RoyceLin
03-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Please correct me if I am wrong. Is his left hand a "right hand"?:confused:

S9TF1
03-21-2014, 09:58 PM
@soondaegoblin: Well, since they called him Sharpshooter, we can assume that the Devs meant him to be a ranged creature. Also, since Academy already has a similiar creature called Arcane Archer, I'd say that it is also safe to assume that it will be a late game creature, and that it will belong to Academy. The SS would then be an upgraded version of the AA, and given Academy's over-abundance of cost 5 creatures(10!), it will likely cost 6 (they have only one).

For its stats, we should start from those of the AA, and modify them according to what ability we want to give him and to his relative power level. We could have something like this:
-Academy creature with a base cost of 6
-Magic Shooter with no retaliation
-4/3/6 for stats, it requires 4/3/0
- Can attack everywhere
-SS costs 1 less for every ongoing spell in play.

z0k1x2
03-21-2014, 11:05 PM
Correct arm position not growing from head :P


http://s23.postimg.org/w3x68er2v/S05_Cre_Aca_071_corection_to_arm_position.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/w3x68er2v/)

little modified.

http://s2.postimg.org/a9fvaozn9/S05_Cre_Aca_071_mod_1.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/a9fvaozn9/)

npavcec
03-22-2014, 12:00 AM
IMHO, the art is very similar to Spellstealer Wizard. Actually, it is too similar by my standards. All colors are the same, similar posture, similar angle.. only the color of the hat is different. :)

http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/duelofchampions.gamepedia.com/5/59/Spellstealer_Wizard.png

Bazaltovy
03-22-2014, 12:03 AM
Cool shoes.

malkorion
03-22-2014, 07:20 AM
About the name....

Sharpshooter:
1: a proficient marksman
2: a consistently accurate shooter (as in basketball)

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharpshooter

S9TF1
03-22-2014, 11:18 AM
@malkorion: I am aware of the meaning of sharpshooter. I was just arguing that, in my opinion, SS isn't a name that fits the arabian-themed academy faction. Since the earliest HOMMs, elves were the ones who used longbows for warfare, not mages. Arcane Archers gets a free pass because their arrows are magically imbued, but this guy has no such excuse: he doesn't even has a bow!

In other words, I fail to see the correlation between a name that is closely related to archery (no fireguns in Ashan as of yet) and a wizard who is armed with a staff. Just give him a name worthy of his title, Enchanter from HOMM 3 comes to mind, and be done with it.

malkorion
03-22-2014, 12:10 PM
@malkorion: I am aware of the meaning of sharpshooter. I was just arguing that, in my opinion, SS isn't a name that fits the arabian-themed academy faction. Since the earliest HOMMs, elves were the ones who used longbows for warfare, not mages. Arcane Archers gets a free pass because their arrows are magically imbued, but this guy has no such excuse: he doesn't even has a bow!

In other words, I fail to see the correlation between a name that is closely related to archery (no fireguns in Ashan as of yet) and a wizard who is armed with a staff. Just give him a name worthy of his title, Enchanter from HOMM 3 comes to mind, and be done with it.

Sure, but it doesn't have to be exclusively applied only to them.

A marksman, or sharpshooter, is a person who is skilled in precision shooting, using projectile weapons, such as with a rifle but most commonly with a designated marksman rifle and/or a sniper rifle, to shoot at long range targets.

Arcane Sharpshooter is ok in my book. His staff is a magical weapon that shoots stuff, and he's really good at it.

soondaegoblin
03-22-2014, 02:55 PM
About the name....

Sharpshooter:
1: a proficient marksman
2: a consistently accurate shooter (as in basketball)

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharpshooter


Add this one to definition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpshooter_(professional_wrestling)

cassandra112
03-22-2014, 04:28 PM
IMHO, the art is very similar to Spellstealer Wizard. Actually, it is too similar by my standards. All colors are the same, similar posture, similar angle.. only the color of the hat is different. :)


Mentioned this on Reddit, but here too..

The character is literally the same as Wizard Apprentice.
Dressed EXACTLY the same.
http://www.mmdocdb.com/card/wizard_apprentice-464

Wizard apprentice is Academy of course.
3 rec. 2 might, 1 magic.
2/1/2
Magic shooter. Phased. Attack anywhere.


So, logic would say. its possibly just an upgraded version. a 4 or 5 rec version with 2/2/5 or something.

Or alternatively, I would expect a bit more variation.

3rec
2/0/2
Magic shooter. phased.
When Arcane sharpshooter enters the battleground, deal 2 damage to target creature.

JitSunny
03-22-2014, 11:57 PM
I agree with S9TFI. Sharpshooter suits elven archers better. Enchanter sounds a good option.

malkorion
03-23-2014, 02:49 PM
I agree with S9TFI. Sharpshooter suits elven archers better. Enchanter sounds a good option.

We don't even know what this card does. How would Enchanter be a better name?

S9TF1
03-23-2014, 05:58 PM
@malkorion: I suggested Enchanters because in HOMM 3 they were an iconic creature with strong ties to the wizard faction. Wizard heroes Dracon and Tarnum, in their respective campaigns, could further upgrade Mages and Archimages into Enchanters. Sharpshooters were an iconic creature too, but to the equivalent of Ashan's Sylvan: elven heroes upgraded elven creatures into Sharpshooters. Thus Enchanters fit well into Academy, while Sharpshooters do not fit at all.

malkorion
03-23-2014, 10:34 PM
@malkorion: I suggested Enchanters because in HOMM 3 they were an iconic creature with strong ties to the wizard faction. Wizard heroes Dracon and Tarnum, in their respective campaigns, could further upgrade Mages and Archimages into Enchanters. Sharpshooters were an iconic creature too, but to the equivalent of Ashan's Sylvan: elven heroes upgraded elven creatures into Sharpshooters. Thus Enchanters fit well into Academy, while Sharpshooters do not fit at all.

While I don't have anything against your argument, this creature doesn't even slightly resemble the Enchanter from HoMM3 (just looked at a picture). Also, they were spellcasters.

Look. We could argue about this all day. To me, Arcane Sharpshooter is fine - it's a badass sniper mage or whatever.

Finally, they could always change the name.

As far as factions go, I'd like to see two factions introduced:
1) Dungeon - more dragons!
2) Sylvan - elves, and stuff.