|Oooohhhhh baby... I don't even know where to begin
praising Malleus. I might go so far as to say he is the best
bargin in Master of Magic©. Some might disagree with me,
but let me make my case.
To start with, Malleus is a powerful spell caster with
magical ranged attacks which are boosted by his Arcane Power.
Malleus does 25 points of damage at Demi-God level, and that's
before you even give him a +6 staff! Once properly equipped,
you will have Malleus firing off 33-37 point attacks! And with
the amount of casting ability he has, he can keep this up for
about 25 turns (3 points of mana per magical ranged attack).
Next, Malleus is all Chaos, my favorite. He is equipped with the spells Fire Bolt, Fireball, Fire Elemental, and
Flame Strike! Flame Strike, for those of you not
familiar with it, is a devestating spell which attacks each
and every enemy unit with a +15 strength fireball attack.
Cast this spell once or twice, and you can wipe out an
entire army! Give Malleus magical items with +20 skill,
and he can cast Flame Strike all day! Burn baby, burn.....
As if this list wasn't impressive enough to make me wet my pants, Malleus also gets 1 random mage pick! By this point,
it doesn't really matter what he gets because he already
kicks butt. However, if you did something right in a past
life, God will grant you:
Super Arcane Power (only takes 1 pick!)
Now think for a minute. You get all this, all fire-breathing
butt-kicking, toast-making, ass-whooping jewel of a hero
for only 5 fame, 150 hiring cost, and 3 gold per turn!
Damn! If you play you cards right, you could have Malleus within the first 20 turns of your game! Give Malleus
the items he so dearly needs, and it's GAME OVER!