- Elephant archers lack mobility and dont do enough damage per second to justify making them. To the pros, they are rarely every seen as a viable unit unless the indian player is way ahead. They feel like Persian war elephants.
- With the recent nerf to Indian fisherman, I’m afraid we will see much less of them in the pro scene in the future. They only get picked on shore fish friendly maps.
- allow elephant archers to fire while they move. They will help their mobility problem and make them viable for late game eco raiding in small numbers. This will also set them up for interesting micro and give them a chance to trade efficiently in the hands of a pro.
- give indians access to battle elephants as a concession to the fisherman nerf