His name means sorrow for a reason: Abelas and the Sentinels

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    The Sentinel Elves are in bad shape, folks. Many would say they were dead on arrival, and I'm inclined to agree. The epic ones, Sentinel Archer and Sentinel Shadow, were recently revamped and are actually pretty good as far as epics go. But those two epics are inarguably better than at least one, if not both, of the legendary sentinels. So what gives?

    In the three years since their release, Sentinel Spellbinder and Abelas have always lagged behind their elven fellows, despite being immortal, ancient, incredibly powerful beings preserving forbidden power in a long forgotten jungle temple.

    With the hope that maybe someday a Sentinel Champion will come along, or a support Eluvian, or maybe some Temple of Mythal-themed gear, I wanted to reopen the discussion on these guys in the hope they can live up to their potential. Without further ado, I'd like to kick it off with a suggested revamp for Abelas.

    (His stats obviously need to be updated to fix the new guidelines, I don't know exactly what that would be but I'll just ballpark and say about 40k health and 15k power, max forts)
    Blue Faction
    Slow round
    Groups: Elves, Mages, Sentinels
    Attacks a row with a high chance to slow all enemies.
    Gains medium power on any hero death. Stealth. 35% health and power to Elves, Sentinels, Guardian of Mythal, and Flemeth (stacking). Grants slow immunity to elves. Heals a very small amount when enemies are attacked. -15% power to enemy Elves, Orlesian, and Tevinter.
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    What is the best way to atain a red lyrium idol?

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    • #3
      Yep. I have a squad of shadows, but spellbinder and abe are just sitting in my collection. Abe is tier 4 only because I've gotten like 9 of them in mages event. No solas just abe, 7 merrill's, 6 marethari and 4 oaks.

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      • #4
        I agree, although i think there are many other heroes that can do with updates before he.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by J4zzman45 View Post
          What is the best way to atain a red lyrium idol?
          I'm not sure this is the thread to ask, but I know that right now it's only available in the Champion and Grand Champion Packs.
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          • #6
            Nice insight. I'd love to see the Sentinel Elves having the same motif as the Sha-Brytol. The lyrium dwarves can be put together into a Dwarf squad, yet they provide additional bonuses to their own, the Sentinels could be that, too, a group that buffs Elves yet empowers Sentinels even more. The same could be said for the Bull's Chargers, I wish the chargers buff Outlaws and then slightly buffs themselves. I think these are going to be good themes to work around.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Alduin The World Eater View Post
              The Sentinel Elves are in bad shape, folks. Many would say they were dead on arrival, and I'm inclined to agree. The epic ones, Sentinel Archer and Sentinel Shadow, were recently revamped and are actually pretty good as far as epics go. But those two epics are inarguably better than at least one, if not both, of the legendary sentinels. So what gives?

              In the three years since their release, Sentinel Spellbinder and Abelas have always lagged behind their elven fellows, despite being immortal, ancient, incredibly powerful beings preserving forbidden power in a long forgotten jungle temple.

              With the hope that maybe someday a Sentinel Champion will come along, or a support Eluvian, or maybe some Temple of Mythal-themed gear, I wanted to reopen the discussion on these guys in the hope they can live up to their potential. Without further ado, I'd like to kick it off with a suggested revamp for Abelas.

              (His stats obviously need to be updated to fix the new guidelines, I don't know exactly what that would be but I'll just ballpark and say about 40k health and 15k power, max forts)
              Blue Faction
              Slow round
              Groups: Elves, Mages, Sentinels
              Attacks a row with a high chance to slow all enemies.
              Gains medium power on any hero death. Stealth. 35% health and power to Elves, Sentinels, Guardian of Mythal, and Flemeth (stacking). Grants slow immunity to elves. Heals a very small amount when enemies are attacked. -15% power to enemy Elves, Orlesian, and Tevinter.
              I would love a revamp similar to the one you are proposing, first elf tank to soak damage, plus granting his deserved status
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              • #8
                I'm in support of what Alduin The World Eater is proposing as well.

                One other thing I was thinking of was would Sentinel Elves provide any specific boosts to Fen'Harel (not that he really needs them)? Lore-wise, I'm not sure whether they would specifically boost him or not, but if they could, Fen would make a formidable anchor for the Sentinels. With this in mind, I'm not suggesting making Fen a Sentinel Elf, but rather having auras extend to stacking for him specifically, as they would for Flemeth/Mythal. With that revamp, and the addition of a Sentinel Champion, the Sentinel Elves could rise up to meta-status quite quickly.

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                • #9
                  I agree with all of you that the Sentinel Elvs and Sentinel Spellbinder need a revamp.
                  And, these past four days I actually used my Sentinel Spellbinder to finish leveling him up.

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                  • #10
                    We MAY be able to get these ones in

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