Psychic Elemental and Magic Elemental

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Conflux creatures
Level 1
Pixie Pixie
Sprite Sprite
Level 2
Air Elemental Air Elemental
Storm Elemental Storm Elemental
Level 3
Water Elemental Water Elemental
Ice Elemental Ice Elemental
Level 4
Fire Elemental Fire Elemental
Energy Elemental Energy Elemental
Level 5
Earth Elemental Earth Elemental
Magma Elemental Magma Elemental
Level 6
Psychic Elemental Psychic Elemental
Magic Elemental Magic Elemental
Level 7
Firebird Firebird
Phoenix Phoenix
Towns
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Statistics
Psychic Elemental
Creature Psychic Elemental.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
750

Attack 15
Defense 13
Damage 10–20
Health 75
Speed 7
Movement Ground
Size 1
Growth 2
AI Value 1669
 Special abilities:
Elemental
• No enemy retaliation
• Attacks all adjacent hexes
Magic Elemental
Creature Magic Elemental.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
800

Attack 15
Defense 13
Damage 15-25
Health 80
Speed 9
Movement Ground
Size 1
Growth 2
AI Value 2012
 Special abilities:
Elemental
• No enemy retaliation
• Attacks all adjacent hexes
Immune to all magic
Altar of Thought  Psychic Elemental (adventure map).gifMagic Elemental (adventure map).gif

Psychic and Magic Elementals are level 6 creatures of Conflux town. They are recruited from the Altar of Thought.

See the Comparison of Level 6 Creatures (HotA).

"Psychic Elementals are the physical evidence of what many consider the fifth element: thought. These creatures are immune to Mind spells. Their attacks overpower the minds of all those surrounding them, causing enough pain to kill. Enemies enduring such an attack rarely are capable of a retaliatory strike. Magic Elementals are a product of the sixth element: magic. Magic Elementals are also immune to all forms of magic." AB manual

Special abilities[edit]

Psychic Elemental does half damage to units immune to Mind spells. Because all elementals are immune to Mind Spells, Psychic Elementals' Mind Spell immunity is redundant. Psychic Elementals deal half damage to units immune to Mind Spells, while Magic Elementals deal half damage only to units completely immune to magic (Black Dragons and other Magic Elementals).

Magic Elemental does half damage to units immune to magic. Namely:

Heroes with a specialty[edit]

Horn of the Abyss[edit]

  • The cost was increased to 950 Gold for a Psychic Elemental and 1200 Gold for a Magic Elemental.
  • The in-game description for both of them was updated.

Tactics and info[edit]

The information found in this section is subjective. Remember that each and every situation in H3 is different and may call for different strategies and tactics.

Toughness[edit]

For a level 6 unit, their health and defense values are below-average. However, unlike the other level 6 units with low hp, like the Manticores/Scorpicores and both kinds of Wyvern, they have the no retaliation skill, which means they will not receive damage when attacking (unless facing Efreet Sultans or a troop on which Fire Shield was cast).

Offense[edit]

They have very good offensive stats, considering their specials; the no retaliation skill helps them retain numbers and they also strike all adjacent enemies, theoretically enabling them to deal the highest raw damage per unit for a level 6 troop, 60-120 and 90-150 for the upgrade. Still, they will usually hit 2 troops at once, which isn't bad at all.

Efficiency and cost[edit]

For a level 6 dwelling, the cost of both the base and the upgraded one together is relatively low, a total of 5 of each resources and only 6000 gold Gold. However, the upgraded dwelling requires a Mage Guild level 2 to be built, which is usually built already. It also requires all other base dwellings except Pyre to be built, so you probably won't be able to have them available since first week.

The cost of the base and upgraded unit is also very low, only 750/800 gold Gold. It was significantly increased in Horn of the Abyss, though. All in all, they are worth their cost.

Tactics[edit]

With this unit, the tactic is to wait for the enemy to make their move first and then attack where you can strike the most stacks. Unlike both Hydras, the Psychic and Magic Elemental occupy only 1 hex and are faster, so it's easier for them to attack more enemies. Still, they should be carefully used as not to be overwhelmed by enemies, while it's good to be always accompanied by allied troops so they can take the hits instead, like Earth or Magma Elementals.

Against them, it's recommended to use up their retaliation on only one troop and then overwhelm them with attacks, if next turn these elementals won't be able to deal that much damage to your army. Keep in mind, the base unit can't be Blinded nor Berserked (as any elemental), and the upgrade is immune to all magic.

If you prefer to be able to cast beneficial spells on your own troops, you might want to opt for the Psychic Elemental, but be aware that it deals 5-5 less damage than the upgrade.

Skill bonuses[edit]

Offense would be a good skill to have, both because of this unit's specialties and also because at least two Conflux units deal under-average damage for their growth and levels. Armorer would be a good choice too, since out of all Conflux creatures, only Pixies/Sprites and Firebirds/Pheonixes can be resurrected. Tactics could allow you to strike first, using Expert Slow on the Phoenixes' turn and then attack with the Psychic or Magic Elementals where it hurts the most, especially enemy archers and vulnerable or important troops.

Trivia[edit]

They are creatures summoned from the Elemental Plane of Magic.

See also: