Passive: When being spawned the unit is undazed and causes an explosion of ice that freezes up to 3 hostile units in a 15m radius for 20 seconds. Can be spawned nearby enemy units and structures excluding walls. Affects ground targets only.
Power Cost: 0 Energy
Toggle: Enable to become immobile and gain:
Autocast: Twice per second unit unleashes a hail of icy shards that deal 34 / 36 / 40 / 50 damage to enemies in a 5m radius its target, up to 52 / 55 / 60 / 75 in total. Deals 100% more damage against frozen enemies.
Notes & Strategies
Tempest is very cheap for a T4 card, and is capable of putting out respectable damage despite being lower than other cards. Tempest is most powerful on the defense due to how slow it advances in part of Frozen Wrath.
As such, treat Tempests how you would a Tower, if a tower could get up and move on demand. Place them in locations in need of defense or those that cover a contested choke point.
The Tempest excels at felling airborne targets, and makes for an excellent anti-air unit.
Tempest is not well-versed in maps that demand alot of movement. Maps such as King of the Giants and The Treasure Fleet offer few if any opportunities to maximize the usefulness of Tempest.
Maps that depend on defense, such as Defending Hope and The Guns of Lyr, provide the perfect environment through which Tempest can shine as it can root and stay put for most of its lifetime.
Because the end-game is essentially a conga line of XL creatures and constant movement, Tempest is naturally; a poor choice. Even when defending at T4, the creatures that would attack from a late-game camp will easily shred through a Tempest, and spamming them is a waste of power.
Increased the card's charges from 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 to 8 / 11 / 14 / 16.
Removed unnecessary text in the tooltip's general description.
Autocast ability Whirlwind:
Additional damage against frozen targets was changed from 100 / 100 / 100 / 92% to 100% on all upgrades.
Increased turn speed of turrets whilst in combat to match that of Stone Tempest.
Added a new passive ability Frigid Birth: When being spawned the unit is undazed and causes an explosion of ice that freezes up to 3 hostile units in a 15m radius for 20 seconds. Can be spawned nearby enemy units and structures excluding walls. Affects ground targets only.
Adjusted the spawn animation to better match the new effect by removing the dirt and rock particles and replacing them with a frosty shock blast.