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Alpha Fiend is a Banner Unit of the Hellhorned Clan Hellhorned.png

Lore[]

These ancient demons of the Hellhorned live a reclusive life on the edge of the Scorched Plains. Their isolated existence has made them even more difficult to communicate with, but they seem to understand the peril their clan is in since they've joined me on this perilous journey.

Strategy[]

Alpha Fiend really wants Multistrike. Grrgh's Goad, Onehorn's Tome, or the Strike Hard mutator are extremely partners for Alpha Fiend.

Suggested Upgrades[]

Upgrade Description
Upgrade Unit Frenzystone.png Frenzystone is a very important upgrade on Alpha Fiend because its Strike ability is triggered for each attack, scaling its damage twice as fast and utilizing that damage to double the effect. Provided you can protect Alpha Fiend, it can very much be worthwhile to give it 2 Frenzystones.
Upgrade Unit Heartstone.png Heartstone can be a good upgrade on Alpha Fiend thanks to its respectable base 25Health and the difficulty of putting a bulkier unit in front of it due to its 3Capacity. For it to be gaining strength, it needs to be fighting enemies, which means it will be taking damage if it is on the front line.

Pacts & Unit Essence[]

Although its decent stats are not reflected by its unit essence, its most notable feature, the attack gain on strike, retains its full potency in unit essence form. Given this, the fact multistrike is almost always the best way to capitalize on this ability, and that all multistrike essences come with some kind of negative consequence, it's generally best to sacrifice Alpha Fiend into another unit rather than the other way around, provided you can keep the unit in question alive. Units that have more than one stack of multistrike like Animus of Will or Dante the Deceptive are ideal to stack up and capitalize on this bonus. Legion of Wax also benefits nicely, though the size increase can be a problem, especially when it starts splitting. If the above are not viable options, units with sweep can also capitalize on the bonus nicely.

History[]

See: Version History

Version Changes
1.0.0 Added Alpha Fiend.
1.1.2 Alpha Fiend attack on strike increased 3 -> 5, health increased 20 -> 25.


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