Spark to Flame: Introducing the Flame Atronach of Elder Scrolls Online
Those lovely Daedra are everywhere in Elderscrolls, today the ESO team reveal a glimpse into their process of creating the flame atronach for Elder Scrolls Online.
So what can this Deadra do to provide a challenge to players? ESO team explains… “Comfortable both in melee and at range, the flame atronach can lob deadly balls of fire, and it radiates a continuous burning aura, making it quite dangerous at any distance. Unwary adventurers may also find themselves scorched by the Daedra’s most impressive attack, a geyser of flames that erupts from the ground. The flame atronach can even be deadly once defeated, when it explodes in a last-ditch effort to destroy attackers.”.
So what happens if you use ice enchanted weaponry and magic to defeat it, will it still explode? I guess we’ll wait and see. Once concept art is finalised and a working model has been built, the sound designers look at the animations in place, search their vast tomes from raging fire to geysers, campfires and torches, then matching and editing the sounds to suit the animations before enhancing the immersion with entirely new sounds.
Checking out the trailer below, it looks as if ranged classes may have an easier time since you won’t have to deal with the explosion too much, in addition, using some cover could be beneficial as well. It’s good to see some action in these types of mob reveal trailers for once, even if the Dragon Born got roasted rather than taking an…(you know the rest).
Keep your ice abilities handy when you head over to the Elder Scrolls Online website for more info on the Flame Atronach.