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* CosmeticallyDifferentSides: Compared to many other PC fantasy strategy games, ''Fallen Enchantress'' has almost all the units the same between the different races. Depending on your ruler's traits and their races's abilities, you might one or two more units that are unique but otherwise there's no real differences between the different units - for example if you had Troggs, you get the unique Juggernaut unit but other than that, Troggs are the same as everyone else when it comes to their unit selection.


* AnnoyingArrows: Depending on your armor, actually. At any difficulty, if you've got the dodge for it, arrows can't really hit you. If you ''aren't'' prepared for them, they will slaughter practically everything, with their one weakness being that they reduce a character or soldier's initiative (as in, how often they can attack). The fact that they can hit from anywhere on the tactical combat map just makes them all the more deadly if you aren't prepared for them.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Depending on your armor, actually. At any difficulty, if you've got the dodge for it, arrows can't really hit you. If you ''aren't'' prepared for them, they will slaughter practically everything, with their one weakness being that they reduce a character or soldier's initiative (as in, how often they can attack). The fact that they can hit from anywhere on the tactical combat map just makes them all the more deadly if you aren't prepared for them. Averted if you give your faction the Archer trait. This give you access to the Ram's Horn Longbow, a weapon with shots that ignore 50% of an enemy's defense. This is superior to even the most expensive magical bow and makes your troops that can use it a threat, even to enemies that have plate armour.



* DiscOneNuke: If you give your faction the Archer trait. This give you access to the Ram's Horn Longbow, a weapon with shots that ignore 50% of an enemy's defense. This is superior to even the most expensive magical bow and makes your troops that can use it a threat, even to enemies that have plate armour.

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* DiscOneNuke: TheBerserker: If you give your faction are of the Archer trait. This give Trogg race, through alchemy and selective breeding you access to can create the Ram's Horn Longbow, a weapon with shots that ignore 50% of an enemy's defense. This is superior to even the most expensive magical bow and makes your troops Juggernaut special unit. These are giant-sized berserk Troggs that can use it hit for heavy damage per hit and will keep hitting until they miss. Their lack of armour makes them something of a threat, even to enemies that have plate armour.GlassCannon, but they're still very useful especially for fighting large monsters



* {{Golem}}: One of the special troops that can be made if you have the faction trait. Golems are a bit AwesomeButImpractical. They have really good defense, but they're not that much stronger than most units and they can't stack.

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* {{Golem}}: One of the special troops that can be made if you have are of the faction trait. Dwarven equivalent race. Iron Golems are a bit AwesomeButImpractical. They have really good defense, but they're not that much stronger than most units and they can't stack.

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* DiscOneNuke: If you give your faction the Archer trait. This give you access to the Ram's Horn Longbow, a weapon with shots that ignore 50% of an enemy's defense. This is superior to even the most expensive magical bow and makes your troops that can use it a threat, even to enemies that have plate armour.


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* {{Golem}}: One of the special troops that can be made if you have the faction trait. Golems are a bit AwesomeButImpractical. They have really good defense, but they're not that much stronger than most units and they can't stack.


* [[DistantSequel Distant Prequel]] [[spoiler:To the Galactic Civilizations series.]]
* ElementalPowers: Four of the magic schools your character can learn are fire, ice, air and earth.

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* [[DistantSequel Distant Prequel]] Prequel]]: [[spoiler:To the Galactic Civilizations series.trilogy, due to Elemental being ancient Altaria. The "Humans" are Altarians, and the "Fallen" are the Drath.]]
* ElementalPowers: Four of the magic schools your character can learn are fire, ice, air Fire, Ice, Air and earth.Earth.



* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series. [[spoiler:Elemental is Altaria, the homeworld of the Altarians and the Drath. The Elemental series is set nearly half a million years before the GC series.]]

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* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series. [[spoiler:Elemental is Altaria, the homeworld of the Altarians and the Drath. The Elemental series is set nearly around half a million years before the GC series.]]


[[http://www.elementalgame.com/ Elemental - War of Magic]] is a fantasy FourX game released in August 2010. The game is set in a [[AfterTheEnd world ravaged by a catastrophic war]] against the Titans, beings of great and powerful magic.

The player is a "Sovereign", an immortal ruler capable of reviving the land and great feats of magic. Depending on racial choice (between [[DemiHuman Fallen]] or Human), the player either turns the land into lush green plains or volcanic hell zones.

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[[http://www.elementalgame.com/ Elemental - War of Magic]] is a fantasy FourX game released in August 2010. The game is set in a the planet of Elemental, [[AfterTheEnd a world ravaged by a catastrophic war]] against the Titans, beings of great and powerful magic.

The player is a "Sovereign", an immortal ruler capable of reviving the land and great feats of magic. Depending on racial choice (between the [[DemiHuman Fallen]] or Human), and the Humans), the player either turns the land into lush green plains or volcanic hell zones.



* [[DistantSequel Distant Prequel]] [[spoiler:To the Galactic Civilizations series.]]



* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series. [[spoiler:Elemental is in the pocket universe the Arnor sealed Draginol in.]]

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* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series. [[spoiler:Elemental is in Altaria, the pocket universe homeworld of the Arnor sealed Draginol in.Altarians and the Drath. The Elemental series is set nearly half a million years before the GC series.]]


* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series.

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* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series. [[spoiler:Elemental is in the pocket universe the Arnor sealed Draginol in.]]

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* SharedUniverse: With the VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations series.


* ObviousBeta: The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'' and ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.

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* ObviousBeta: The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'' and ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.


%%* PantheraAwesome: Ascian.

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%%* * PantheraAwesome: Ascian.Ascian, a demon cat that can be recruited as a unique hero.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Legendary Heroes'' was nominally an expansion, but effectively replaced the original game- as well as containing the second story campaign, it reworked the hero leveling system by giving them fully-developed class skill trees and added a huge amount of additional content.


* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: With TheKingdom switched in for the republic, it's used as a game mechanic. Civilizations with Kingdom in the name all have some concept of human rights, the importance of collective social action, and the importance of individual liberty, while civilizations with [[TheEmpire Empire]] in the name believe in a MightMakesRight philosophy. Both philosophies are reflected by their corresponding technology trees.

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* TheGoodKingdom: The ''other'' possible political system, favored by the humans. Fond of things like public institutions and human rights. They have [[BadassArmy professional soldiers who gain experience]], and their research, education, and economy depends on civic institutions such as schools and markets.
* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: With TheKingdom the kingdom switched in for the republic, it's used as a game mechanic. Civilizations with Kingdom in the name all have some concept of human rights, the importance of collective social action, and the importance of individual liberty, while civilizations with [[TheEmpire Empire]] in the name believe in a MightMakesRight philosophy. Both philosophies are reflected by their corresponding technology trees.



* TheKingdom: The ''other'' possible political system, favored by the humans. Fond of things like public institutions and human rights. They have [[BadassArmy professional soldiers who gain experience]], and their research, education, and economy depends on civic institutions such as schools and markets.


* SpiritualSuccessor: This game is generally considered the spiritual successor to [[MasterOfMagic Master of Magic]].

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* SpiritualSuccessor: This game is generally considered the spiritual successor to [[MasterOfMagic [[VideoGame/MasterOfMagic Master of Magic]].


* GenerationalSaga: Start out with a Sovereign, end up with an [[ASongOfIceAndFire army fielded out of your pants]].

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* GenerationalSaga: Start out with a Sovereign, end up with an [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire army fielded out of your pants]].


* ObviousBeta: The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations and SinsOfASolarEmpire both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.

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* ObviousBeta: The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'' and SinsOfASolarEmpire ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.


* AfterTheEnd - Technically the game is this. You start out in a magical wasteland, and you have to expend your "essence" to change the land to suit your people.
* AllThereInTheManual - The Hiergamenon.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation - Your sovereign can have pretty much any colour for their skin.
* CanisMajor- Horse-sized! They're the mount of choice for [[TheEmpire Empire]] factions.
* CanonWelding - There's sufficient shared terminology to indicate that Elemental is in fact set on [[VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations ancient Altaria]].
* CensorshipBureau - The ESRB forced the developers to remove "Ale" as a resource / item from the game.
* CopyProtection - As with all Stardock games, there is none. No copy protection, no DVD required.

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* AfterTheEnd - AfterTheEnd: Technically the game is this. You start out in a magical wasteland, and you have to expend your "essence" to change the land to suit your people.
* AllThereInTheManual - %%* AllThereInTheManual: The Hiergamenon.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation - AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Your sovereign can have pretty much any colour for their skin.
* CanisMajor- CanisMajor: Horse-sized! They're the mount of choice for [[TheEmpire Empire]] factions.
* CanonWelding - CanonWelding: There's sufficient shared terminology to indicate that Elemental is in fact set on [[VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations ancient Altaria]].
* CensorshipBureau - CensorshipBureau: The ESRB forced the developers to remove "Ale" as a resource / item from the game.
* CopyProtection - CopyProtection: As with all Stardock games, there is none. No copy protection, no DVD required.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive - The Financier unit, backbone of the [[TheEmpire Imperial]] economy.
* DeathWorld - An arid barren waste, filled with giant spiders, trolls and golems? Sounds good.
* DesertPunk - To a certain extent, the world of Elemental is a post-apocalyptic low magic fantasy world. The game mechanics and game style try to encourage this but the genre expectations of the players get in the way.
* ElementalPowers - Four of the magic schools your character can learn are fire, ice, air and earth.
* TheEmpire - One of the two possible political systems, a favorite with [[OurOrcsAreDifferent the Fallen]], believing in a MightMakesRight philosophy. Their armies consist of [[{{Conscription}} conscripted peasants]], led by [[TheNeidermeyer elite aristocratic officers]], their research and education is done by specifically appointed officials, and their economy is run by {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s.
* GameMod - From the dev journals, the game appears to be very, very moddable, even if the modder doesn't know Python.
* GenerationalSaga - Start out with a Sovereign, end up with an [[ASongOfIceAndFire army fielded out of your pants]].
* [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire Good Kingdom Evil Empire]] - Used as a game mechanic. Civilizations with [[TheKingdom Kingdom]] in the name all have some concept of human rights, the importance of collective social action, and the importance of individual liberty, while civilizations with [[TheEmpire Empire]] in the name believe in a MightMakesRight philosophy. Both philosophies are reflected by their corresponding technology trees.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive - CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Financier unit, backbone of the [[TheEmpire Imperial]] economy.
* DeathWorld - DeathWorld: An arid barren waste, filled with giant spiders, trolls and golems? Sounds good.
* DesertPunk - DesertPunk: To a certain extent, the world of Elemental is a post-apocalyptic low magic low-magic fantasy world. The game mechanics and game style try to encourage this but the genre expectations of the players get in the way.
* ElementalPowers - ElementalPowers: Four of the magic schools your character can learn are fire, ice, air and earth.
* TheEmpire - TheEmpire: One of the two possible political systems, a favorite with [[OurOrcsAreDifferent the Fallen]], believing in a MightMakesRight philosophy. Their armies consist of [[{{Conscription}} conscripted peasants]], led by [[TheNeidermeyer elite aristocratic officers]], their research and education is done by specifically appointed officials, and their economy is run by {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s.
* GameMod - GameMod: From the dev journals, the game appears to be very, very moddable, even if the modder doesn't know Python.
* GenerationalSaga - GenerationalSaga: Start out with a Sovereign, end up with an [[ASongOfIceAndFire army fielded out of your pants]].
* [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire Good Kingdom Evil Empire]] - Used GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: With TheKingdom switched in for the republic, it's used as a game mechanic. Civilizations with [[TheKingdom Kingdom]] Kingdom in the name all have some concept of human rights, the importance of collective social action, and the importance of individual liberty, while civilizations with [[TheEmpire Empire]] in the name believe in a MightMakesRight philosophy. Both philosophies are reflected by their corresponding technology trees.



* HeroUnit - The sovereign, his family and any champions he picks up along the way.
* TheKingdom - The ''other'' possible political system, favored by the humans. Fond of things like public institutions and human rights. They have [[BadassArmy professional soldiers who gain experience]], and their research, education, and economy depends on civic institutions such as schools and markets.
* MundaneUtility - "I'm just going to use my near infinite power to give you guys bigger houses."
* ObviousBeta - The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations and SinsOfASolarEmpire both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent - Again, potentially the Fallen in a way.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy - Potentially the Fallen.
* ShoutOut - According to [[WordOfGod Brad Wardell]], the player's character card is a a shout out to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
* SorcerousOverlord - The player can make their sovereign this.
* SpiritualSuccessor - This game is generally considered the spiritual successor to [[MasterOfMagic Master of Magic]].
* SummonMagic - A type of magic in game. Includes, but is not limited to (it's limited to how many mods a player wants to use, technically), giants of the four elements, demons, familiars etc.

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* HeroUnit - HeroUnit: The sovereign, his family and any champions he picks up along the way.
* TheKingdom - TheKingdom: The ''other'' possible political system, favored by the humans. Fond of things like public institutions and human rights. They have [[BadassArmy professional soldiers who gain experience]], and their research, education, and economy depends on civic institutions such as schools and markets.
* MundaneUtility - MundaneUtility: "I'm just going to use my near infinite power to give you guys bigger houses."
* ObviousBeta - ObviousBeta: The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations and SinsOfASolarEmpire both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent - OurOrcsAreDifferent: Again, potentially the Fallen in a way.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy - ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Potentially the Fallen.
* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: According to [[WordOfGod Brad Wardell]], the player's character card is a a shout out to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
* SorcerousOverlord - SorcerousOverlord: The player can make their sovereign this.
* SpiritualSuccessor - SpiritualSuccessor: This game is generally considered the spiritual successor to [[MasterOfMagic Master of Magic]].
* SummonMagic - SummonMagic: A type of magic in game. Includes, but is not limited to (it's limited to how many mods a player wants to use, technically), giants of the four elements, demons, familiars etc.



* ViralMarketing - [[http://www.elementalgame.com/army/ The "army" user ad campaign.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - The player's sovereign can have any colour for their hair.
* {{Zeerust}} - You can opt to play on a virtual cloth map with tokens representing heroes and armies the entire game. This helps with framerate.

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* ViralMarketing - ViralMarketing: [[http://www.elementalgame.com/army/ The "army" user ad campaign.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The player's sovereign can have any colour for their hair.
* {{Zeerust}} - {{Zeerust}}: You can opt to play on a virtual cloth map with tokens representing heroes and armies the entire game. This helps with framerate.



* AwesomeButImpractical/CoolButInefficient:

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* AwesomeButImpractical/CoolButInefficient: AwesomeButImpractical:



* PantheraAwesome: Ascian.

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* %%* PantheraAwesome: Ascian.


* CanonWelding - There's sufficient shared terminology to indicate that Elemental is in fact set on [[GalacticCivilizations ancient Altaria]].

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* CanonWelding - There's sufficient shared terminology to indicate that Elemental is in fact set on [[GalacticCivilizations [[VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations ancient Altaria]].



* ObviousBeta - The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, GalacticCivilizations and SinsOfASolarEmpire both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.

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* ObviousBeta - The release version of ''Elemental'' had ''six'' patches in the first four days of release, and was accused of being a beta version by a writer at PC Gamer, among others. To put this in perspective, GalacticCivilizations VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations and SinsOfASolarEmpire both shipped in somewhat-buggy states, and also received a couple patches each within the month of release. Elemental was shipped (against numerous suggestions NOT to release it as-is from the preordering beta testers) and patched more times in a shorter timespan than both of those titles. Stardock acknowledged the difficulties and problems of the initial release, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment regardless of why those reasons existed]]. In an act of apology and thanks, Stardock allowed anyone who paid full price for ''War Of Magic'' to download the beta for the sequel ''Fallen Enchantress'', in addition to getting a free copy of the game when it is released.

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