|Death Stryke is one of the ultimate "army"
heroes. He is designed to lead an army and kick some ass.
Lets take a look at his stats, shall we:
First, he is an Arms Master, which means he provides experience
points to all units stacked with him each turn. Watch a group
of regular pikemen go to elite in no time! Its kinda like a
savings account. You don't have to do anything but sit back and
Second, Death Stryke has Leadership skills. So not only does
he boost your troop's experience outside of combat, but he
also boosts their attributes during combat! Of course,
the higher his Leadership skill is, the more benefits
your troops get from him!
Third, his acts of courage are Legendary and will help to
raise your fame. This in turn will allow you to pay your
troops less. This means that you can have a squadron of
ass-kicking troops travelling along with Death Stryke,
and it won't be as expensive. What a bargain!
Of course, Death Stryke is not only good for leading an
army. He can whoop some butt himself. His Might gives
him an attack of 23 at Demi-God and once properly
equipped with a magic weapon, he can easily be doing
35-40 points of damage per melee attack!
He is also blessed with a high Constitution, which
grants him more hit points. This is not as valuable
as a high defense, but at least you know he can take
a licking and keep on ticking. (Do I need permission
from Timex© to say that?)
Finally, to make this gem shine a little brighter,
Death Stryke gets 1 random fighter pick.
Since he already has most of the valuable fighter
picks, there are only two picks that could make
him more awesome:
Blade Master would make sure his power-packed attacks
do maximum damage. This would be fantastic.
He already has Might and Constution, so all that
he is missing is Agility to increase his defense.
With Agility, he would be your blood-spilling
juggernaut marching across Arcanus and Myrror and
no one could touch him!
Like all Champions, Death Stryke is pricey and your
not likely to see him until later in the game, but
I would thank my lucky stars if I got him with one
of the picks listed above. Here is my
favorite senario for using Death Stryke:
Death Stryke + Wind Walking + Endurance
8 Ultra Elite Paladins with Adamantium weapons
He could ferry this crack squad around the world in just a
few turns and take out almost anything.
Give it a try sometime!