Ambiorix

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Ambiorix is a cunning raider who lays deadly ambushes to crush his enemies. Haste, his first ability, increases Mobility and improves Reload Time, while Crippling Shot, a Tier III ability, launches a volley of missiles that can knock back enemies in a certain area. It can help break up a charge of the enemy infantry or cavalry at a critical moment on the battlefield. From the Shadows, the last ability, increases Missile Range and Accuracy, but decreases the Speed of a unit. Ambiorix's favorite tactic is to spring an ambush, deal damage, and quickly retreat to deny the enemy a chance to strike back.

Abilities


twa icon barbarians ability ambiorix haste I
Ability I: Haste
Move at a heightened pace, increasing Mobility and reducing Reload Time.
twa icon barbarians ability ambiorix crippling shot III
Ability III: Crippling Shot
Fire a volley of debilitating missiles that can knock back enemies.
twa icon barbarians ability ambiorix from the shadows V
Ability V: From the Shadows

Enter a stance that increases Missile Range and Accuracy and reduces Negative Terrain Penalties, but greatly reduces Speed. Applies a High Trajectory to all projectiles.

Ambiorix's story starts with an ambush. He and his men attack a nearby foraging Roman force and drive them back to their camp. Here, the Romans launch a counterattack and defeat Ambiorix who, as joint leader of the Eburones, takes responsibility for the attack, claims he was forced to attack the Romans and lies about a huge Germanic horde heading their way. The Romans panic and prepare to leave, but, on their way to a nearby fort, Ambiorix ambushes them again, attacking both sides of the marching column. He orders his men to skirmish, to hit the Romans without getting hit themselves and to use every projectile they have.

After a Roman lieutenant is hit in the face with a rock, the Romans surrender. Ambiorix promises them safe passage out of his lands and starts a long-winded speech about how he guarantees their safety. During this speech, his men encircle the Romans, who are too focused on what Ambiorix is saying to notice the rustling of bushes. Then, the trap is sprung. The entire 14th Legion is massacred. Caesar hears about this and brings 10 legions to find and kill Ambiorix. They ambush him and slaughter the Eburones, but Ambiorix manages to escape their clutches with some of his men and they cross the Rhine, never to be heard of again.

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