Maybe I don’t fully understand how to play them. But they seem to be a sad race of swampy muck dwellers.
I’m currently in an Iron Crown game where I joined last (which means I get to be Trolls.)
Sure the unit to teleport to a nearby mana pool is great, and can even win the game in some cases…
but outside of that, they make me cry.
They are slow like Dwarves… but they don’t have the pluses that Dwarves have. Dwarves have awesome gold production! those guys are rich! Dwarves also have some of the most powerful range units in the game. Ka-Boom!
Trolls have crummy gold production… low populations… they’re slow… they live in swamps which makes 'em even slower.
At least if the serpent charmer didn’t slow the settlement timers by 6 hours (for already low gold pay outs) they might be worth it.
The Ironshell Sergeant’s are great… but only in swamps, the moment you have to step away from the safety of your swamp, it’s a slow slow race against blight, and usually other players will have to come riding up and clear all the graves around you.
The spike crafters are kinda cool, and since Trolls are not good at marching, you do end up doing a lot of sitting in settlements.
And don’t get me started on hydra… I can’t make them part of my armies so they march together, so it becomes smaller groups of 2000, here and there moving on their own.
Tell me what I’m doing wrong. I’m rubbish with Trolls. Someone help me out.
If I had to stack rank the races right now, it would probably be like this:
Elves (Best mana producers in the game. Elder Mages are gods! Elves are fast, lots of range options and good leaders)
Orcs (Great fast units (Chariots), well wounded default melee unit and good range unit (dragon brigade), Green Skin unit creation through slavedriver)
Humans (Wellrounded race, good default melee unit, good magic options, and gnostic mage double shots.)
Goblins ( Fast, default range unit, decent specialty heroes and abilities to get gold quickly)
Dwarves (Siege cannons and blunderbusses, wall builder… super slow, but can sit on top of a mountain and shoot at the blight below.)
Trolls (Teleport to mana pool seems to be the only thing going for them…)
Someone help me out.