I think a nerf might be needed here. Like make the Gurjaras’ armoured elephant bonus damage only kick in during the imperial age. Or reduce the armorued elephant’s attack to only plus 25% instead of 50%.
Or is T90 wrong here? Could spearmen/pikemen counter this during the castle age? Note, the attack is quite early into castle age. I skipped a bit into the video timeline to show the attack.
Back on topic @BomberGriffin I think the 50% bonus damage has to be removed from armored elephants because is broken as ■■■■ in castle age, you only need 2 to do absurd damage to your opponent’s buildings, go all in with camels and shri riders and gg.
I wonder when the PuP arrives, T90 Titans isn’t that far from finals, and is a good chance to see what balance changes are coming (esp to Gurjaras and Hindustani).
The titanium league finals are this weekend (6th and 7th)
But the golden league finals are going to happen next weekend
Not sure when the next update will happen
And I guess Gurjaras will be banned from the tournament
Mounted units bonus damage no longer includes armored elephant.
I’m honestly fine with the Gurjara Camels since Gurjara lack pikemen and need something to counter cavalry effectively, but even then having all upgrades plus extra bonus damage + faster creation time + a UT that reduces food cost by 25% (same food cost as byz camels, but with Bloodlines) is just too much.
mmmm what if we do this:
Gurjaras lose access to Bloodlines
Mounted units bonus damage no longer include armored elephant.
Frontier Guards cost reduced from 800f and 700g (because is too expensive if Gurjaras are nerfed this way) to 600f and 500g (in this way the gurjara camels remain great vs cavalry but are a lot weaker vs non cavalry units).
I think Gujaras power ceiling is ok, with that tech tree.
But the numbers, impressions and opinions suggest they are absurdly good in Castle age. Perhaps make mounted unit extra bonus damage staggered? Like +25% in castle, +50% in imperial.
Why does Armoured Elephant count as a “mounted unit” anyway? There’s no one riding it! It feels like a mistake to me, but I’m not sure if it’s a mistake in the way the bonus works, or the way it’s worded.
Persians don’t have a bonus that affects “mounted units”. Maybe there is a team bonus that does, or some other bit of in-game text somewhere using that phrase – but the problem is really with the phrasing of the Gurjara’s bonus.