Leadership in both BFME games has been fx based and, consequently caused quite a bit of lag when there were a large number of units receiving leadership on the screen at once. As well as this, armies were pretty much overpowered by the glow, distracting from the look of the units, and affecting the realism of the game.

We've implemented a new leadership system for heroes, based on their selection decal. When the hero gains their leadership power, the decal grows to the radius of the power, showing the area on which the leadership gives effect in a similar way to the decals under the heroic statues and wells. We've also included symbols which show the type(s) of leadership the hero is giving. For leadership which comes from sources other than heroes, (warchant, elven wood, tainted land etc...) the subtle glowing star-trail effect will continue to be used.

Click the image below to see the new decals in game, and see which heroes will have which leadership types in the next release. We have done our best to return to BFME1's use of unique leadership for each hero that can stack with each other



Leadership Changes


Robert J.: Implementation of the new Leadership system
Shikari: Decal and Symbol design and production
Kobrakai: Screens for this update

Thanks also to Nertea who came up with the original idea from which this system developed







- CLICK THE HERO ICONS TO VIEW DECALS -



Gondor
Aragorn Aragorn (Lvl 4) - 200% XP / 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear
Boromir Boromir (Lvl 2) - 175% Damage
Damrod Damrod (Lvl 7) - 125% Vision / 125% Range / 125% Shroud Clearing / 125% Speed (Ranger's Only)
Faramir Faramir (Lvl 5) - 50% Armor / 100% Resist Fear
Gandalf Gandalf (Lvl 4) - 300% XP / 25% Armor / 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear
Imrahil Imgrahil (Lvl 1) - 200% XP / 100% Resist Fear



Rohan
Eomer …omer (Lvl 4) - 200% XP / 160% Damage (Cavalry Only)
Erkenbrand Erkenbrand (Lvl 7) - 200% XP / 25% Armor / 100% Resist Fear (Infantry Only)
Gamling Gamling (Lvl 10) - 60% Power Recharge Time / 120% Rate of Fire (Hero's Only)
Hama Hama (Lvl 3) - 200% XP / 150% Damage (Hero's only)
Theoden Theoden (Lvl 1) - 50% Armor / 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear



Elves
Celeborn Celeborn (Lvl 1) - 200% XP / 50% Armor / 100% Resist Fear
Elrond_Elves Elrond (Lvl 3) - 300% XP / 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear / 100% Resist Terror
Galadriel Galadriel (Lvl 1) - 200% XP / 25% Armor / 125% Damage (Hero's Only)
Glorfindel Glorfindel (Lvl 7) - 200% XP / 50% Armor / 125% Damage 100% Resist Fear (Rivendell Only)
Haldir Haldir (Lvl 4) - 25% Armor / 125% Damage / 100% Resist Fear (Lorien Only)
Legolas Legolas (Lvl 10) - 125% Damage / 15% Range / 15% Vision / 15% Shroud Clear / 115% Rate of Fire / 115% Speed (Mirkwood Archers)
Thranduil Thranduil (Lvl 5) - 25% Range / 25% Vision / 25% Shroud Clearing / 125% Speed (Elven Archers)



Dwarves
Borin Borin (Lvl 7) - 200% XP / 25% Armor / 100% Resist Fear
brand King Brand (Lvl 5) - 200% XP / 100% Resist Fear / 125% Speed (Men of Dale Only)
Dain King Dain (Lvl 1) - 300% XP / 175% Damage / 100% Resist Fear / 100% Resist Terror
Thorin Thorin (Lvl 2) - 50% Armor / 150% Damage



Arnor
Argeleb Argeleb (Lvl 2) - 25% Armor / 150% Damage
Arvedui Arvedui (Lvl 2) - 150% XP / 50% Armor / 100% Resist Fear
Cirdan Cirdan (Lvl 1) - 200% XP / 75% Power Recharge Time (Heroes Only)
Elrond_Arnor Elrond (Lvl 1) - 200% XP, 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear / 100% Resist Terror



Mordor

Burzolog Bķrzolog (Lvl 4) - 200% XP / 175% Damage (Trolls Only)
Drummer_Troll Drummer Troll (Lvl 1) - 400% XP / 25% Armor / 150% Damage
Gothmog Gothmog (Lvl 2) - 200% XP / 100% Resist Fear / 100% Resist Terror (Mordor Orcs Only)
Witchking_Mordor Witchking (Lvl 1) - 300% XP / 50% Armor / 150% Damage



Isengard

Lurtz Lurtz (Lvl 5) - 200% XP / 25% Armor / 160% Damage (Uruks Only)
Saruman Saruman (Lvl 5) - 200% XP / 40% Armor / 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear / 100% Resist Terror
Sharke Sharku (Lvl 4) - XP 200% / 175% Damage / 50% Crush Deceleration / 115% Speed (Wargs Only)
Ugluk Ugluk (Lvl 4) - 200% XP / 125% Speed / 150% Damage (Uruks Only)
Wulf Wulf (Lvl 7) - 200% XP / 30% Armor / 100% Resist Fear (Wildmen Only)



Goblins

Azog Azog (Lvl 5) - 200% XP / 200% Damage (Goblins Only)
Gorkil Gorkil (Lvl 6) - 30% Armor / 150% Damage (Goblins Only)
Ghundor GhŻndor (Lvl 4) - 30% Armor / 150% Damage (Trolls Only)
Lozenarja Lozenarj‚ (Lvl 4) - 200% XP / 200% Damage (Trolls Only)



MotE

Muhad_Chieftain MahŻd Chieftain (Lvl 7) - 300% XP / 25% Armor / 150% Damage (Harad Only)
Indur Indur (Lvl 2) - 300% XP / 40% Armor
Khamul KhamŻl (Lvl 1) - 200% XP / 150% Damage / 100% Resist Fear / 100% Resist Terror
Lorgan Lorgan (Lvl 4) - 200% XP / 100% Resist Fear / 125% Speed (Easterling Only)



Angmar

HWaldar Hwaldar (Lvl 3) - 200% XP / 25% Armor (Men of Rhudaur)
Rogash Rogash (Lvl 5) - 200% XP / 150% Damage (Trolls Only)
Witchking_Angmar Witchking (Lvl 1) - 300% XP / 50% Armor / 150% Damage