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“There in the cold, a blade of finest steel. And at its hilt a wolf of silver and grey whose eyes raged with golden fire.”

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Thane
The Winter Wolf
Thane
Wolf Clan Wolf Clan
Fight
5
Body
5
Wits
3
Spirit
3
Nocturnal (Night)
Gold 4

Thane (The Winter Wolf) is a playable Hero and member of the Wolf Clan. He was one of the four original characters of Armello, and is available to all players without DLC. A young swordsman and potential heir to clan leadership, he embarks on a quest to grow into the warrior he is meant to be.

DescriptionEdit

Thane Model

Thane is a grey wolf clad in dark blue armor emblazoned with a stylized star on his chest plate. He carries a longsword inscribed with runes, his skill with which earned him near-legendary status among his clan. While his considerable fighting abilities were originally used only for sport, his outlook on life turned serious after the death of his father and exile of his brother. Now heir to leadership of the Wolf Clan, he travels the land, honing his talents to one day become the wolf he knows he should be.[1]

He is the main character of the Armello novella/audio book The Winter Wolf.[2]

StoryEdit

Thane is a name that many who border the clan’s mountainous region know well. From a young pup, tournaments, duels and challenges have fallen in his favour and gained him fame and celebrity status within the clan. This wolf’s skills with a longsword fast became legend, but alas, Thane’s carefree antics drew ire from his father; a weathered, iron wolf of wars passed and adventures trodden, who saw only his son’s inability to lead the clan.

Now with his father slain and his brother in exile, that day has come and this renowned sword is still a pup, not yet a wolf.


— League of Geeks [3]

GameplayEdit

Thane has a very high Fight stat, while all his other attributes remain average. As a nocturnal Hero, he is strongest during the night, and weaker at day.

Hero AbilityEdit

Thane's special Hero Ability is Sword Master: Sword cards Burned in battle Pierce opponent's defenses. This power behaves similarly to the cards Longbow and Hand Cannons, except both involve rolled Swords instead of Burned.

RingsEdit

Thane's ring selection primarily centers around improving his strength during the night or while on mountain tiles. Wolf Clan rings grant its heroes benefits on Mountain tiles, or additional Magic or Gold after kills.

Name Effect Unlock
Sapphire Sapphire Gain Stealth on Mountains, Day and Night. Default
Moonstone Moonstone Gain +1 Magic for any Kill in Battle. After 2 games
Onyx Onyx Gain +1 Gold for any Kill in Battle. After 5 games
Celestie Celestite Ignore Mountain movement penalty. After 10 games
Rubellite Rubellite +3 Fight while you have only 1 Health. The Usurpers DLC

StrategyEdit

While Thane's high fight makes him powerful in battle, his distinct lack of Wits render his Hero Ability nearly useless, and his count of 3 Spirit prevents him from playing many Magic Cards at time under normal circumstances. Although it is tempting to go for Fight Quests for a higher chance at claiming rewards, it's usually a good idea to pick Wit, Spirit, or even Body challenges to boost his lower stats and make him more powerful in other aspects of the game. (Also, if you really, really want that Lionheart Breastplate on a 30% chance, search the Magic Deck for some buffs.)

Besides his advantage in combat, Thane's evened-out set of stats allow plenty of options for types of Victories. Whilst Kingslayer Victories are popular and common amongst the Armello Fans for this sword of a wolf, Spirit Stone Victories, Rot Victories, and Prestige Victories aren't out of the ordinary either, and are very possible.

Surrounding the palace with Trickery Perils, playing Cursed Lands on the Palace, and generally hindering other heroes with his massive fight makes for a lovely Prestige Victory (this works for most characters). Spirit Stone Victories will take a bit more legwork and dedication, searching the board for crystallized Spirit Stones and hoping the Quests will have mercy before ultimately banishing the King. Rot Victories will take time as well, but equipping the Spoil amulet will help in the long run.

TriviaEdit

  • Thane was the first hero publicly announced to have a Hero Skin.

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. League of Geeks (April 13, 2014). Thane, the Winter Wolf. Kickstarter.
  2. League of Geeks (April 30, 2014). NEW Scribe+ Tier! And - AUDIO BOOKS!. Kickstarter.
  3. League of Geeks (April 13, 2014). Thane, the Winter Wolf. Kickstarter.
Heroes
Original Heroes AmberMercurioSanaThane
Secondary Heroes BarnabyBrunRiverZosha
The Usurpers ElyssiaGhorMagnaSargon
Bandit Clan HoraceScarletSylasTwiss
NPCs King of ArmelloKing's GuardBanes

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