Originally published at: http://onemanleft.com/2017/03/meet-the-defender/
Click to enlarge.A new game deserves a new class of character! The Defender doesn't hit as hard as the Soldier or have the reach, but his Blockade ability lets him place temporary barriers to keep your enemies at bay. He can also fortify his teammates with armor, making him a useful support character for offense or defense.
Those of you with some Outwitters experience under your belts may be wondering whether a blockade-placing character would slow the pace of the game down too much (we’ve seen some DENSE Bramble replays). The Defender’s blockade comes with a cooldown and wears off after your opponent’s turn, so it’s a great short-term fix that doesn’t affect the rest of your match like a bramble patch. Movement in general is also a lot more fluid (and free to do) in Hex Gambit than it is in Outwitters, thanks to a cool new moving mechanic that we’ll show off later.
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