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Might & Magic X Update: The Defender + Portrait Expressions

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Might & Magic X Update: The Defender + Portrait Expressions

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 6 August 2013, 19:15:49

Tags: Limbic Entertainment; Might & Magic X - Legacy; Ubisoft

The Might & Magic X Legacy open development blog received two updates today. The first update formally introduces a feature that many fans consider to be emblematic of the Might & Magic series - portrait expressions:

Since the production announcement of MMX, we’ve been reading through all the different forums talking about MMX. And one of the things, which jumped to our eyes very quickly, was your wish to have portrait expressions.​

As posted in June already, this wish was realized by the team.​

So after sharing the portrait expressions with you guys in one of our first blog postings on the Open Dev, we were very curious about your feedback, of course. More than 100 likes and more than 50 comments have reached us on the blog and Facebook, hundreds more on the different forums. Thank you all so much!! Getting so awesome responses is one of the best motivations!​

So all in all we saw that you guys were happy, great! However some of you were also voicing, that you want even more portrait expressions. We saw those comments, too! Due to production constraints we couldn’t produce completely new artwork, but after discussing with our partners we came up with an idea to add more visual variety to the ones we already had. We hope you’ll like them.​

The update also comes with a table listing all of the status effects that cause those expressions. Unfortunately, there's no "Insanity" status.

The second update introduces the Defender class. Once again, the corresponding member from the default party (in this case, the male Dwarf Defender) serves as an example.


Dwarves are sturdy, and the Defender is the best example for that. He can take lots of damage with his heavy armor and huge shield before he falls. The axe is his favorite weapon and he is a capable melee fighter, still his real strength lies in the protection of others.​

He barely manages to shoot with a crossbow, and he would never ever touch bow and arrow. He can learn the basics of Fire magic.​


As already mentioned within the Character classes and races, the trainers and character development as well as the Freemage, the Ranger and the Barbarian posting, the race of a character’s class grants some specials. Being children of Arkath, the Dragon of Fire, Dwarves of Ashan have a natural affinity for Fire Magic. Check out what else they got:​
  • <10> fire resistance.
  • <+9> health points per one point in Vitality instead of the default gain.

As already written in our previous Part 1: Character classes and races posting, the advanced class can be unlocked by a quest or NPC and gives you access to the Grand Master tiers. The character then benefits from special features of the Advanced Class, i.e. improves the character with additional attribute points and additional resistances.​

Besides each character gets a special ability depending on its class. The Shield Guard receives the passive ability “Shield Wall”:​

The Shield Guard receives an additional block attempt for every unsuccessful block.


The Defender is the best “Tank” in the game. So if you want a hero that can protect other party members, you may not want to miss the Defender in your party.​

That's the last class from the default party. I wonder which one they'll show next week?

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