This is the Grey Guard page as it was before release of Eternal Lords. See Grey Guard for the actual version.
|The Grey Guard specialization is one of the new specializations in the upcoming expansion along with Shadowborn and Keeper of Peace. See this Dev Journal. Note that the information regarding the skills and units is subject to change as the expansion hasn't actually been announced (officially) yet.|
Grey Guards seek balance between good and evil to gain military and economic advantage. Their magic is focused on cleansing the essence of unnatural beings, they can absorb it for magical power and manipulate it to heal their armies.
Grey Guards are all about maintaining the natural order of things. This spell helps cull enemies on the battle field that show up in large masses of the same type. Target enemy unit and every unit like it has 40% Weakness and does -5 melee damage until the end of combat.
Destroys all corpses on the battlefield. All friendly units are instantly healed for 25hp and gain a happiness bonus. Needless to say Necromancers don’t like this spell.
Summon Chthonic Guardian
“The gateways between good and evil perk my curiosity. If I could penetrate those barriers I could corrupt the all creation. The All-Father would bow to me. My probes discovered beings there. The most exhausting are incorruptible, known as Chthonic Guardians. They thwart my attempts to disrupt nature’s balancing forces. Armored in etherstone with mighty wings and impenetrable shields, their strength is not attacking, but defending. They fight for all eternity, inspiring others to stand when they should flee. If discovered, I fear this nuisance will foil my plan to contort the natural world.”
— “Breaking the Faithful” by Master Dark
The Chthonic Guardian is a tier 4 flying pikeman that specializes in defense. It has a Shield and the Defender ability, granting it a greater defensive bonus while guarding and once it reaches elite level it gains Instant Wrath, reflecting damage from all sources back on its attackers. It’s signature ability is Rallying Cry, an area of effect ability that boosts the morale of nearby friendly units as well as granting them Vigilance for one turn, allowing to guard and attack in the same turn.