This update is mostly about changes to Undead and other monsters in Beta 8.
The three Lich of the Legion
enemies ("Undead Legion" quest) are now elites with more abilities.
You still have a squad of High Elf soldiers helping you during this quest phase so they shouldn't be a problem for a strong hero, right?
Skeleton Archers and Skeleton Warriors now have distinct appearances from each other.
Warriors (right) use the original design, Archers (left) use the Dryad's old summon skeleton design. This goes for their "Moldered" cousins in the Swamps as well.
Lord de Seis
(superunique opponent in "The Lich" quest) receives a new unique design and stronger powers.
This superunique has always just been a generic Lich so I'm really pleased that he now has a unique appearance and special powers. This skeleton model didn't want to join the game but Pesmontis beat him into shape! I'll update his Wiki entry after the release of Beta 8.
Added more Moldered Lich Kings to the Swamp.
Simply put, these enemies would almost never spawn. Now, anywhere you can find a Moldered Lich (left) in the Swamp, you may also see their elite bretheren, the Moldered Lich King!
Undead who are not Undead Legion will no longer summon Undead Legionaires (will summon Skeleton Warriors instead).
Since the Undead Legion are a special kind of cursed Undead unique to Tyr Lysia, it doesn't make sense that Mummy Priests in the Desert or Moldered Liches in the Swamp would summon Legionnaires. They will now summon Skeleton Warriors instead.
As if this guy wasn't spooky enough. I retextured him since I really wanted his flesh and armor to look like he had spent years rotting in the swamp. Here's a gif that compares the new and old skins:
Added more elite Small Earth Elementals to spawn above ground in Tyr Lysia.
In the vanilla game, they are very few elite Small Earth Elementals. They are hand-placed in a few caves around Tyr Lysia. In Beta 8 they will now have a (small) chance to spawn anywhere the normal packs of Small Earth Elementals spawn, which includes several above-ground locations.
Added an inactive red variant Draconic Dragonfly to the Blood Forest.
This was an unused Ascaron design that I found. I set it to spawn in the Cursed Forest in all the areas where the other two Dragonflies would spawn.
Next Update Tomorrow!