Elder Scrolls Online dev blog features the Flame Atronach
Developers delve into the design process of bringing this fiery Daedra into the world of Elder Scrolls Online.
The flame atronach will be one of plenty atronachs that will populate Tamriel, and it distinguishes itself through its distinct visuals and attack animations.
Watch this Flame Atronach design preview video:
Flame atronachs are an exaggerated version of those seen in the Skyrim rpg, and will be floating off the ground, "wreathed in fire as it spins and twirls with ease."
Effects Artists also created an intricate effect of flickering flames that dance across the atronach’s body to suggest its beguiling grace.
Flame atronachs have also been designed to fight effectively in melee and range. They will be lobbing fireballs at enemies, and emit a burning aura that singes those that dare come close. Its signature spell though will be a geyser of flames that shoots from the ground and incinerates those caught in it. MMORPG fans should also keep a bit of health after defeating the flame atronach since it will explode to take down foes with it to the grave.
Below are a few design and concept screenshots for the flame atronach:
Designers have also ensured that the flame atronach not only looks intimidating, but also literally crackles during fights with sound effects drawn from swinging torches, to campfires, and even an actual geyser. Players exploring the world will want to keep their ears open for the sound of flames to avoid being melted from a flame atronach ambush.