Hello and welcome to Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground, turn-based strategy on the infinite battlefields of the Mortal Realms. Raise an army from one of three factions – Stormcast Eternals, Nighthaunt or Maggotkin – and go to battle in non-linear, replayable campaigns. Alternatively, make war against your rivals online in fast-paced strategic multiplayer. As you fight, your units will grow along with you, gaining new skills and gear throughout. Today we’re covering how that progression works and what makes storm ground special.
Every unit is unique, with its own set of skills and attributes requiring its own strategy and tactics. They begin with starting classes that determine their role and some basic equipment, along with the special skills that are unique to them.
From there, you will earn experience with every battle. Levelling up unlocks new skill slots, which can then be filled with the skill cards you discover, along with weapons, armor, mounts, and more. These skill and gear cards are found on the battlefield in chests, as well as rewarded for victory in battles.
A basic Stormcast Eternals Liberator unit with hammers and shields can level up and equip a suite of swords or more powerful maces, shields infused with magic power, incredible armor, and a vast library of skills to support your other units. There are dozens upon dozens of variations for each and every unit, and infinite ways to build your army as a coherent whole – make the best of the synergies between your units.
Your most powerful units are the Heroes, champions of their cause capable of wreaking havoc on the battlefield. They have even wider progression options, completely changing their weapon style, altering their abilities to have new uses, as well as mounting incredible beasts to summon into battle with all-new powers. The legendary Star Drakes of the Stormcast Eternals make for an intimidating way for Lord Celestants to ride to war.
Every map and objective in Storm Ground requires a unique approach. Consider your positioning carefully. Unit adjacency bonuses will affect armor, damage, and health. Hills, hazards, and other units all affect the outcome of combat. If you step up to attack a squad while standing next to a hazard, you might find yourself knocked into that on the next turn. It can be worth giving up a potential attack if it means protecting your hero from death. You’ll want to upgrade units for specific tasks, whether it’s securing ground, attacking enemies, or defending their allies.
Of course, wargear isn’t the only thing to be found on the battlefields of the Mortal Realms. Lore caches provide context for the ongoing conflict and the locations it happens in, as well as introducing you to characters and concepts from the universe. Collecting all of these, much like the cosmetic rewards that come from finishing campaigns and various accomplishments let you dive deeper into your faction’s identity.
Express yourself in Storm Ground with a unique fighting force designed to your specifications, with the weapons, armor, battle colors, and heroes of your choice.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground releases on May 27 and is available to pre-order now on the Xbox Store. Pre-ordering will grant you a 15% discount as well as the Spoils of War Weapon Pack, giving you access to three legendary weapons.
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