Demigod Preview: Oculus

By on August 24, 2009 10:48:11 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Some people had guessed Oculus since there were the beginnings of him in some of the LUA XML inside of Demigod itself.  Some of the concept was there but none of the actual assets had been created (that’s what’s being done now).

The idea with Oculus is to have a general that has some ranged weaponry.  In some ways, Oculus is a new type of general in that existing minions you acquire actually provide specific benefit to him.

Now, with regards to the release of the 2 new free demigod add-ons, we are hoping to show something at PAX but the actual character models are still being finished up so it’s looking unlikely that we’ll be able to show anything before the end of the month).  But we’ll be putting up more and more details as the assets start to come in.

Overview and Traits

Oculus is a Ranged General fighting for the Forces of Light. He wields a staff that shoots magical bolts.

Oculus is an offensive general using lightning for various effects. His Chain Lightning can arc through the enemy’s ranks, and he summons ball lighting that battle for a short period of time before exploding. He aids his allies by healing them when he takes significant damage, and he can restore their mana.

Oculus has significant magical skill, but a great deal of his power comes from synergy with his army.

Abilities

Chain Lightning – Key 1

Activated ability. Oculus unleashes a bolt of lightning that arcs to nearby enemies. Damage and number of arcs increases as the skill increases.

Electrocution

Enemies afflicted by Chain Lightning cannot regenerate health or mana for a short amount of time.

Blast Off! – Key 2

Activated ability. Oculus releases lightning underneath his throne, knocking back enemies at the start and landing points, and launching himself to a new position.

Ball Lightning – Key 3

Activated ability. Oculus selects a target end location. He summons ball lightning that will move to that location, fighting anything along the way. Number and strength of ball lightning increases as the skill increases. At later ranks, Ball Lightning will increase the attack speed of nearby allies.

Explosive End

Ball Lightning explodes when it dies, damaging nearby enemies.

Mana Surge – Ultimate – Key 4

Activated ability. Oculus restores a target Demigod’s mana.

Mental Agility

The target of Oculus’ Mana Surge has reduced cooldown time.

Passive abilities

Sacrifice

When Oculus takes a large single hit, he heals nearby allies based on the strength of the hit.

King of the Minotaurs

Minions summoned by idols give Oculus increased attributes. Minotaur Captains increase his health. Siege Archers increase his weapon damage. Priests increase his mana.

Lightning Blast

All allies near Oculus have a chance on hit to blast lightning at their opponent, dealing minor area damage.

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August 24, 2009 10:56:21 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Lol, looking great.

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August 24, 2009 11:00:57 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Sounds Awesome,

i can't hardly wait...

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August 24, 2009 11:01:01 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I like the Demon Assassin more.  I don't usually don't like generals anyways but look forward to any new Demigod.   Hope to see them in action at Pax.

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August 24, 2009 11:11:08 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

 

Well, its VERY original, thats for sure, hehe

 

Sounds nice, very nice!

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August 24, 2009 11:17:53 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Oculus is a new type of generals, but the skills sound nice...

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August 24, 2009 11:19:08 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

*acts surprised*

 

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August 24, 2009 11:31:37 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I dont know about that one, he sounds cool but there are some things that bother me:

1. he doesnt have actual minions, so he is basicly an assassin with idols.
2. Mana Surge is a complete waste of ability slot, an ability thats give mana ?! thats bad, might be usefull, but sure to be less fun.
3. I think he would be much better looking if he would actualy walk and wont be hovering with his chair.

On the plus side I do like King of the Minotaurs ability very much and he's overall idea is very good, just need to see some changing I think.

keep up the good work frogboy and I hope to see those demigods at PAX. 

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August 24, 2009 11:39:48 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

The idea with Oculus is to have a general that has some ranged weaponry

In case anybody forgot it: QoT is already a ranged general DG.

 

Anyways, sounds very nice.

So the Ball Lightnings are his special minions?

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August 24, 2009 11:48:20 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Nice, like the abilities, especially passive and minions adding to him!!!

 

Quoting X-Raider,
I dont know about that one, he sounds cool but there are some things that bother me:

1. he doesnt have actual minions, so he is basicly an assassin with idols.
2. Mana Surge is a complete waste of ability slot, an ability thats give mana ?! thats bad, might be usefull, but sure to be less fun.
3. I think he would be much better looking if he would actualy walk and wont be hovering with his chair.

On the plus side I do like King of the Minotaurs ability very much and he's overall idea is very good, just need to see some changing I think.

keep up the good work frogboy and I hope to see those demigods at PAX. 

He seems more like a general to me than any of the others thanks to minions enhancing him and his passive abilities

 

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August 24, 2009 11:50:10 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

2. Mana Surge is a complete waste of ability slot, an ability thats give mana ?! thats bad, might be usefull, but sure to be less fun.

are you kiding me that ability is motherf***ing awesome, you can spam your own abilites more AND support your allies...

3. I think he would be much better looking if he would actualy walk and wont be hovering with his chair.

i agree

 

btw i think sacrifice is a really nice ability aswell, i call it nuke reversal^^

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August 24, 2009 11:54:40 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

lame

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August 24, 2009 12:03:03 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Meta,
lame

Ignore

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August 24, 2009 12:05:15 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I like his abilitys !

 

I dont like this "flying throne".....looks very cheesy....

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August 24, 2009 12:11:12 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I actually think this guy is just as cool as the demon dude. He heals for mana!

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August 24, 2009 12:55:46 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

He has a broken horn, there must be a history behind it.

Let us hear it...

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

 

PS: Calling a blind guy Oculus is pretty mean.

PS²: Minotaur DG is pure gold.

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August 24, 2009 1:01:11 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

He has a broken horn, there must be a history behind it.

He slipped in the shower. There.

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August 24, 2009 1:02:50 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Looks very cool to me.  I even like the floating throne, especially if he stands up and flexes now and then.  It's also cool how his attributes are tied to idols--just makes sense. I could see a team with him and Sedna hitting if off really well, with one giving health boosts and the other providing mana boosts.   Looking forward to this.

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August 24, 2009 1:07:45 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I like him.  I like how he has some range and aoe, and a GTFO skill.  The fact that his minions aren't persistant makes him a very unique general indeed.

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August 24, 2009 1:14:01 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Really cool. I always love chain lightning

it's gonna be kinda hard to use mana surge effectively though, since you cant see how much mana your allies have, I guess you have to wait for the "oom" message then could turn out pretty helpful, wonder how much mana it costs and how much it restores.

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August 24, 2009 1:15:34 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Sounds great.  I love the mana surge skill (when paired with TB, could be awesome, esp. with mental agility), and think that a ball of lightning is a bad-ass minion.  King of the minotaurs encourages idol diversity, which is also cool.  I like playing Generals and this guy looks like he'll be a blast (!) to play.

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August 24, 2009 1:24:51 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

When are we suppose to get this update after PAX?

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August 24, 2009 1:30:15 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I love it 

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August 24, 2009 1:39:53 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I had a feeling Mr.Oculus would show up nice skill's and i do agree with the_hunger and X-Raider it's cool how he has a floating throne without a doubt  but i hope he at least stands up when you cast a skill lol

 

->Also on a side note<-

it would sure be great to get some Horror style DG's in the game

 

 

PS: OC+SED+Healing=Win

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August 24, 2009 1:46:47 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

floatting around on his trone? wow he must be very lazy. I am not a great fan of that idea.

but i still cant wait for this update.

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August 24, 2009 2:08:44 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Does this mean we'll finally be able to see our allies mana? Otherwise...

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