Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old school fantasy strategy game. You explore your surroundings conquer locations that provides the resources you need. Resources needed vary much depending on what character you are, e.g. the high priestess need places where she can gather human sacrifices, the baron needs places where tax can be collected and where iron can be mined. These resources can then be used for magic rituals and troop recruitments. The main differentiator for this game is the amount of features and special abilities that can be used. The game can be played on Windows, Linux (x86 and raspberry pi) and Mac OSX (intel and powerpc).

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Poll: What's your overall favorite age to play in? (128 votes)
Best age for each class (Games : Conquest of Elysium 3 : Forum : General CoE3 Discussion : Best age for each class) Locked
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May 21 2013 Anchor

I was thinking recently about how the necromancer thrives not in Fallen Empire where you might expect, but rather in Empire, where there are lots of cities and murderers around. I suspect this is thematic, and probably one of the reasons that Empire _turns_ _into_ Fallen Empire, because of the necromantic influence.

Anyway, that got me thinking: which classes do best in which ages?

I still have barely scratched the surface of the game, but I've noticed that :

Enchanter does pretty well in the Dark Ages because of lots of animals to enslave.
Presumably Druid is good in that age for the same reason.
Necromancer likes cities, so Empire and to a lesser extent Monarchy work well.
Witch seems to do pretty well in any age I've tried so far although I haven't tried Agricultural.

Any other observations? I'm wondering if we can tie them into a thematic narrative, something like "dwarves built cities which were taken over by humans. Druids were crushed out of existence. As the empire corrupted itself, gibbering mad things infiltrated the human cities," or whatever it turns out to be.


Edited by: wilsonmax

May 27 2013 Anchor

Hoburg+agricultural is a natural fit.
Voice of El with any populous age.

May 27 2013 Anchor

Druids with their Animal Charm spells and forest sneak work better in early age I think
Probably Troll does also.

I like Dwarf in later ages because their is a really good defensive strategy for them involving a castle right next to a mine. That way they can quickly shift all their population (except Dvala) to a better defense. Afterward they can return and remake the Dvala. Late ages make that castle/mine combo more likely

Jul 1 2013 Anchor

trolls can work later on well too.... all ages have forests, and moving through well established troll forest regions is a nightmare...

Edited by: chrisgregory91

Sep 19 2013 Anchor

A newbie question: when I start a new game in RANDOM society (age) how could I know WHICH age I play? There's no indicaton and no icons.

I usually play on custom maps with maximum possible number of players (8) and I choose participating classes manually. So continuing the topic, I would transform the question like this: what is the best 8-set of classes for each Age?

Edited by: -Rodor-

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