The Unliving: Complete Guide – It can already be difficult to reach areas such as Sunspire when it comes to The Unliving. In order to begin a raid, you must clear Burial Isle and Caredhwaithian Mires every time since you start in the first area every time.
The Unliving: Complete Guide – Scary Opponents
Once you load into Sunspire, you will immediately realize that things are pretty serious because it has a castle-like layout. There will be a number of scary opponents that you will have to overcome, and you will feel equally rewarded once you have defeated them. Despite the difficulty of clearing Sunspire, understanding the living and undead in the area can be helpful.
The Unliving: Complete Guide – Complete Guide To All Humans And Undead In Sunspire
There are four categories of humans in every area: Fighters, Ranged, Giants, and Unholy. Even though there are only four categories, there can be multiple types of humans at the same time. These categories can be found on the right side of your screen, as well as the sacrificial runes associated with them.
Each time you interact with a Blood, Echo, Bone, or Lifeforce Essence, you will acquire a Sacrifice Rune. Rather than altering the entire ability of the human type, they are assigned to, they provide small buffs to them, such as making enemies more vulnerable or dealing more damage.
In The Unliving, every human has a special ability which can be used to gain an advantage during battle. It is imperative that you understand how these abilities work since even a small group of humans can wipe out your entire army if left unchecked. Knowing their abilities will enable you to keep an eye out for them and prepare accordingly.
Here is all the information you need to know about the human abilities in Sunspire and how to counter them:
|Name Of Human||Special Ability||How To Counter|
|City Watcher||These are the basic fighters of Sunspire similar to Mirefolk and Peasants in the other regions before it. While they don’t possess any specific ability, they can be quite annoying to go against at the start of this area.
This is because they hurl their spear at the Necromancer and you need to make sure you avoid this early damage. Furthermore, City Watchers can dodge damage done to them using their shield sometimes.
|You won’t need to pay attention to countering a City Watcher during the late game. In the beginning, make sure you avoid their spears and attack them alongside the undead to prevent early losses.|
|Stormtrooper||If left unchecked, Stormtroopers can be one of the most lethal enemies in Sunspire. Whenever Necromancer comes close to them, they perform a double dash directly toward him.
The first dash gets them close to you, and they throw a rope toward you at this point. If this rope hits you, the Stormtrooper will come close to you and deal damage.
|To avoid taking damage, the first order of business is to avoid getting close to them. Although, this isn’t always possible because of their huge detection range.
When a Stormtrooper is performing the dashes, keep moving around and she’s going to miss her rope.
|Sun Archer||The ranged enemies in Burial Isle and Caredhwaithian Mires have been fairly deadly, so it’s a surprise that the Sun Archers aren’t that good in Sunspire. Occasionally, they’d shoot a simple arrow toward the Necromancer.||In most circumstances, you wouldn’t have to try too hard to dodge the Sun Archer’s attack. An easy way to counter them without trying is to constantly move around in battle.|
|High Priest||As the name suggests, High Priest is generally the healer of Sunspire. Although, his special ability consists of him making a flaming figure during battle. This figure will constantly attack nearby undead.
Furthermore, High Priest will toss a firebomb toward the Necromancer occasionally, which can deal a ton of damage.
|The most important thing to counter the High Priest is to keep an eye out for a red circle below Necromancer. This appears when the enemy is about to toss a firebomb at you.
Moreover, it’s recommended to aim at the Priest himself instead of the flaming figure. This is because the figure automatically dies when the Priest does.
|Veteran||When you start your journey on Sunspire, you might see a Veteran running into his house. You’ll meet this enemy further into the area, and he can jump directly to your army’s back line and attack with his huge blade.||While the Veteran doesn’t directly jump on the Necromancer, he can divide your army by jumping into the back line. When you’re facing this enemy, it’s important to kill him as fast as possible.|
|Corrupt Hierarch||The most dangerous enemy in Sunspire, the Corrupt Hierarch has a set of two special abilities. With the first one, he can freeze some undead completely, making it impossible for them to attack or get attacked.
Furthermore, the Hierarch will go into a frozen state himself when he’s about to die and constantly throw deadly projectiles at the Necromancer.
|While freezing a few undead might not be a big problem, you need to keep an eye out for his frozen state. During this, all you can do is move around and dodge all his projectiles.|
|Paladin||Paladin is a buffed giant in Sunspire, but he doesn’t have a particular special ability. Instead, he has a total of three health bars because he has double shields.||You don’t have to do anything in particular to counter Paladin, but it’s important to focus on him after you kill off all the squishy enemies in the area.|
Sunspire Undead Guide – The Unliving: Complete Guide To All Humans And Undead In Sunspire
Each area begins with three basic undead fighters for you to start building your army. Once you have killed a group of enemies, you can convert them into undead and add them to your army. As with all humans, the undead possess special abilities that can only be used when sacrificed.
By sacrificing the undead and using their abilities, you will permanently lose them. As a result, you are able to choose the timing of sacrifices in engaging scenarios.
A sacrifice of an undead also consumes some Lifeforce, which is displayed as a green bar below your health bar. You will find everything you need to know about undead sacrifice abilities and when to use them below:
The Unliving: Complete Guide – All you need to know about undead sacrifice abilities and when to use them
|Name Of Undead||Sacrificial Ability||How To Use|
|Undead City Watcher||There are two parts to this ability, and the first one works similarly to the basic fighters in the other areas. Upon sacrifice, City Watcher explodes dealing damage to the surrounding enemies and obstacles.
After the explosion, a phantom is formed that seeks out a nearby enemy and explodes on them as well.
|This ability can be amazing for breaking barricades and damaging multiple enemies at the same time if they’re overwhelming your army. Since you’ll get a lot of City Watchers during your run, don’t hesitate to sacrifice them.|
|Undead Stormtrooper||Unlike their human counterpart, Stormtrooper’s sacrificial ability is strictly short-range. When it’s activated, the undead uses their claws to attack in front, scaring all the enemies away.||The main part of this ability is frightening the enemies. You can use it to disperse large groups if it looks like your army can’t tackle them.|
|Undead Sun Archer||Throws a zigzag arrow that deals damage to every enemy in the path.||This ability is perfect for getting rid of smaller enemies on the other side of a barricade. This reduces the damage taken by your army as they try to get through.|
|Undead High Priest||A buff to Cleric’s ability from other areas, High Priest can heal the surrounding Necromancer and undead, and also provide some bonus HP to them for a bit.||Unlike undead Cleric, you can ideally use High Priest’s ability in the middle of a battle. There aren’t a lot of these in Sunspire, so use their ability only when it’s necessary.|
|Undead Veteran||This ability creates a huge strike that crowd controls and gathers the enemy in the center, dealing a lot of damage to them.||There are situations when your army gets divided because of two enemy hordes. You can use the undead Veteran’s ability in one of these to get rid of the horde quickly.|
|Undead Corrupt Hierarch||When an undead Corrupt Hierarch is sacrificed, a few enemies are hexed and take great damage after a short delay.||While this ability is great for getting rid of even tanky enemies, you need to choose a good time to use it. Corrupt Hierarchs are very rare in Sunspire.|
|Undead Paladin||Paladin turns himself into a totem, preventing any healing and health buffs given to the humans.||Healing isn’t a big problem in Sunspire, which makes this ability quite useless. You’ll likely benefit more by letting Paladin fight enemies normally.|