Beastmaster

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This page describes Fanon-level fan-created material. It does not conflict with Erfworld Canon, but it is not official.


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Beastmaster is a type of Special posessed by some Warlords. A form of Natural Thinkamancy this Special allows the relevant Warlord to control War beasts, dangerous units with low obedience, with whom the Warlord is stacked. Without a Beastmaster to control them, War Beasts would require physical restriants even when not in combat, aggressively seeking out and destroying other units. This Special also allows the Warlord to see through the War Beast's eyes, in a fashion similar to a Transylvito Warlord seeing through the eyes of a Doombat. Beastmasters can use non-humanoid Greater War Beasts as mounts.

Warlords with the Beastmaster Special are rare, usually limited to sides that can pop War Beasts or frequently trade for such units. In addition, their presence at the forefront of many assaults causes them to have an unusually high casualty rate. Enemy units who understand the capabilities of this kind of unit frequently seek to identify and target Beastmasters, hoping to disrupt War Beast discipline. As a result, Sides view popping more than one or two Beastmasters to be an inefficient use of resources for a unit with such a specialized ability. In an attempt to preserve Beastmasters for where they will be most useful, Sides with Beastmasters are sometimes unwilling to commit Beastmasters to relatively minor conflicts.

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