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Animus of Speed is a Banner Unit of the Awoken Clan Awoken.png.


Newly formed, this Animus is no longer protected by its steel armor, making it quicker and deadlier. It is possessed by the soul of the Wildwood and the Channelers who guard it, often making my conversations with it obtuse and pointless.


Animus of Speed is a solid damage-dealing unit that wants to be behind other units, much like Horned Warrior. Compared to Horned Warrior, Animus of Speed has -1Health and -5Attack but has the Quick affix (and is also in a different clan). So it is justifiable to take Animus of Speed simply for the damage if that is what your setup requires.

It is quite hard to use the Quick that Animus of Speed has, as 25Attack is well short of damage thresholds required to kill front line enemies, and Quick does not do much if Animus of Speed is unable to kill. It can still get some occasional utility if Animus of Speed is placed on upper floors and allies on lower floors, or spells, are able to soften up the front line enemies first. A few setups may be able to scale Animus of Speed to the point where it can kill front line enemies, but this will likely take several turns. Finally, Quick attacks can be useful if you have ways to manipulate enemy positioning, such as Vine Grasp or Cursed Vines.

Suggested Upgrades[]

Upgrade Description
Upgrade Unit Battlestone.png Battlestone is effective on Animus of Speed as it is a damage dealer, but also has very low Health. The Battlestone provides some additional Attack to support the main offensive role of the unit, and the additional +10Health Health helps protect it from Sweep, Thorns, and other circumstances where the small additional survivability will be useful.
Upgrade Unit Frenzystone.png Frenzystone is effective on Animus of Speed as doubling its damage is quite nice, especially if you have means of pumping up its Attack to the point where it can kill front line units. If you can do this, this upgrade provides both defensive and offensive utility.


See: Version History

Version Changes
1.0.0 Added Animus of Speed.