Topic Archons starting with 1 base shield armor
Edited by LeadTracker on 5/3/12 2:05 AM (PDT)
Ive never really understood that an end tier massive unit starts out with no shields....
think about it? all other tier 3 massive units start with some type of base armor, some even start out with 2 or 3.
My question is why does the archon not start with any base armor ( shield armor ) and other tier 3 massive units do?
Is it because of warp ins, because it really does have the slightly smaller build time as other tier 3.
5 sec warp in of 2 templar
12 sec merge of templar ( to get an active archon)
45 sec cooldown for WG's ( this does cool down while they are warping and merging )
45 sec overall
but lets say we start from in warp gates that just warped in
45 / 28 / 32 sec cooldown
5 sec warp in
12 sec merge
62 / 45 / 49 sec overall.
So what are your thoughts on why the archon doesnt have any base armor to start off with?
This isnt a balance thread btw its just a genuine question i had.....
This does make sense... but is that enough of a reason to not give the archons what other tier 3 massive have?....
Counters exist in this game for a reason.
Archons don't need automatic shield armor. Especially considering Protoss already has PLASMA SHIELD UPGRADES!!! Imagine that?! An upgrade that exists in this game that does for you exactly what you're asking for in this thread.
Because it is a big buff against tiny swarm units, which the Archon already excels against...
and a nerf against big dangerous units, which the Archon is average against.
It would be a pretty potent buff. But Archons are already good. If anything, they should lose their green HP to be made completely out of shields. That would be cool.