Hi fellow Descendants,
All my custom heroes are focused heavily on two main factors - BALANCE and FUN TO USE.
They are usually non-human and have very intriguing abilities, but balanced out as fairly as can be done.
I hereby present Volume One:
This Hero is a killer bent on turning all its foes into bloody ribbons. Being a werewolf, it has powerful natural armor, not to mention its incredible speed. However, it is also more beast than man, and it does not possess the intellect that its allies might enjoy. It starts with ONLY ONE skill card, though it can pay a high price to learn more in Town at a later stage. But it also comes equipped with its own regeneration abilities and its terrifying claws that can penetrate the toughest armor. Recommended Figurine: I used the OL's Beastman figurine for this, painted differently of course. (Black looks good)
The typical 'runner' class does not give players a good feel of being a stealthy ninja or backstabbing assassin. The closest original Hero we have seen from the vanilla set is the one named Bogran who has backstab bonus. This person was made to quench the thirst of all the ninja lovers out there, myself included! Possessing high speed and great Subterfuge skill amount, he was built to become the true-blue ninja. He can 'dodge' any attack, as many times as his fatigue allows. However, he is also low in health and taking blows will punish him more than it does to others. Note that dodge in here does not mean an automatic miss by the enemy. Rather, it works the same as the 'dodge' command in Descent world. (re-rolling of attack dice) Recommended Figurine: I would use Bogran's figurine if he is not already in the game.
This babe was born a Tanker. She was inspired from the original hero One-Fist, except that instead of having an extra attack from a hooked arm, hers is a mighty shield that can block almost any attack. While her forte is her defense, her downfall is her speed and high Conquest Value. Recommended Figurine: I bought a pewter figurine of a female crusader with a large shield and wielding a sword, which works perfectly for this character.
Inspired by D&D legend Drizzt, this dark lady was meant for double melee wielding. She moves very quickly, and can take down heavily armored enemies quickly with her dual weapon style. Recommended Figurine: Any female elf figurine works perfectly! Or a female figure wielding 2 swords looks good too.
They have ALL been playtested by my group of friends for at least 3 games each and we found them extremely fun and balanced (vanilla set used for testing). However, as is protocol of all good balancing, these Heroes should never be considered balanced based off a single group. I need help from as many of you to give inputs and feedbacks from helping to playtest these creations as possible. I welcome all comments, even if they are criticisms! Thanks in advance to the beloved community of Descent!
I implore all of you in the Descent community to assist me in playtesting these heroes in your games and give some feedbacks.