In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power.
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Release Date: May 8, 2012

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Includes 7 items: Defenders of Ardania, Impire, Majesty 2 Collection, Majesty Gold HD, Warlock - Master of the Arcane, Warlock 2 E-book: The Great Mage Game, Warlock 2: The Exiled

 

About This Game

The Warlock: Master of the Arcane Complete Collection brings together the complete trials and tribulations of mage and magic which includes:

Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Armageddon
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Return of the Elves
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Master of Artifacts
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Power of the Serpent
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Powerful Lords

Warlock - Master of the Arcane
In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power. Your mission is to build an empire, expand your borders, research new spells and conquer your enemies. Become the ultimate Warlock and rule over all of Ardania!

Main Features:
  • Feel the magic: Research and master dozens of spells, conjure powerful enchantments and discover awesome spell combinations.
  • Ready an army: Command an expansive range of units, all with unique abilities.
  • Choose your strategy: There are various ways to achieve victory: by military, diplomatic or even magical means.
  • Fight your enemies: Engage in epic battles with large armies marching across the landscape.
  • Command the game: Enjoy an innovative city management system, where there are no routine actions, and every decision counts!
  • Have faith: Fight on the side of one of the eight gods. Complete their quests and spread their temples across the lands or become one yourself!
  • Follow the traditions: Warlock – Master of the Arcane inherits all the best elements of the famous turn based strategies of old.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Armageddon

About This Content:
The ancient prophecy has come true. The End Times are near. The boundaries between worlds have fallen, and the Dremer have entered Ardania. The Great Mages are the only ones who can possibly defend the land, and now more than ever, they need a leader who can gather a force large enough to defeat the Dremer once and for all. Will it be you?

Key Features:
  • New Armageddon Game Mode: Fight against the powerful Dremer while terrible cataclysms tear Ardania apart
  • Two new Great Mages: The Dragon Queen & Krel the Kingpin
  • New Perks For Great Mages
  • Favor of Krolm – Adds 30 points of relationship with Krolm · Clean the Land – Adds the spell “Clean the Land” to the spellbook ·
  • Elven Followers – Provides a unit of Elven Archers · Elven Relatives – Ensures the appearance of an Elven village near a Great Mage’s capitol

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane: Return of the Elves

About This Content:
The elves from the knightly order of Arethi return to Ardania. They come not to serve as they did in the past but to conquer. They bring along the True Knowledge, and intend to share its’ light with everyone who will accept it, willingly or otherwise.

Key Features:
  • New race of the Arethi Elves with all its might and glory:
  • 18 new units
  • 20 brand new city buildings
  • Additional new perks and abilities
  • New Great Mage – Grand Master Amberon the Dark
  • New perks for Great mages:
  • Glorious Tactician - Increases the attack power of all units of a Great mage

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Master of Artifacts

About This Content:
The ancient and almost forgotten art of making artifacts returns to Ardania. Now every Great Mage can create powerful artifacts imbued with spells, abilities, or even strength of the gods!

Key Features:
  • Using special spells artifacts can be created
  • Special units of lords can be given artifacts (which will be available via free patch)
  • Artifacts can be found in monster dens, received as quests rewards, gained and lost during battles, bought from Trader of Artifacts or smelted to mana.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Power of the Serpent

About This Content:
Play as the all new Great Mage, Malixalxochi, Wizard Queen of a powerful race of reptilian warriors known as the Koatl. Renowned for her cruelty and ferocity, she is a formidable foe to anyone in Ardania who dares oppose her.

The new Mage brings two new perks to the battlefield: Lord of Koatls and Koatl Training. As Lord of her race she can hire fierce reptile Spears, Hunters, Warlocks and of course the powerful Giant Turtle. Then instruct any of your units with Koatl training for increased protection from ranged an Melee attacks. Crush your enemies with the Power of the Serpent!

Key Features:
  • The Great Mage Malinalxochi, the Queen of Serpents.
  • New perks for Great Mages:
  • Koatl Training – Increased protection from melee and ranged attacks for all of your Great Mage's units.
  • Lord of Koatls – Ensures the appearance of a Koatl village near the capitol of a Great Mage.
  • The Koatl village is a local resource that allows for the construction of buildings that enable the player to hire Koatl Hunters, Koatl Spears, Koatl Warlocks, and a powerful Giant Turtle.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane: Powerful Lords

About This Content:
You are introduced to two powerful lords: the High Blademaster and the Imp Adviser. The two lords will appear near the capitol of the Great Mage who selects the “Master of Blades” and “Demonic Adviser” faction perks at the start of the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GT240 512Mb or comparable
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Quad Core CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX460 1Gb or compartible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,203.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Just look at the insane number of hours I logged into this game.

Do I really need to write a long review nobody will ever read?

Feel the urge to become a powerful wizard and dominate the world?
It's a no-brainer, get this game, it has so much replay value.

Most fun addictive fantasy turn based strategy game since the old Master of Magic game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
951.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
I have played, alot, of this game. It focuses mostly on the 4X's but little on the negotiation between players mostly its about combat. All players have 3 ways to think about you, helpful, ignore and enemy; depending on if you are in an alliance, have a non-aggression deal, or by being at war/acting hostile.
The game is similiar to civ 5 so I'll list the differences instead.
Making units depends on having the building like in starcraft, but they always come from the city.
With the elf DLC you can build or control any unit in the game, otherwise your limited to 90% of them, see above.
Their are three main branches of unit types: human, undead, monster, and DLC branches koatl, elf.
Their are heroes in the game offered randomly to the player at a price.
Magic, anything can be enchanted/have a spell cast on it.
The game has two types of unaffiliated factions, neutral and monsters.
With the armageddon DLC their is a mode where everyone must fight together against a new threat, CIV needs this.
Their are dungeons which can amp up the difficulty if you choose to explore them called world portals.

a Starcraft and Civ mashed-potato with magic gravy
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
An amazing game that allows for you to do some pretty broken ♥♥♥♥, all in all it's a great alternative to Civ and I'd suggesting playing it if you're a fan of that series. Don't buy the sequel, just play this one. You'll thank me.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Smart (grand and tactical) strategy with hi-fantasy; together again.
Remember the classic hexagonal war series Panzer General? The series went onto make all kinds of sequels, one of which was Fantasy General. That game scratched an itch for me in that I like Grand Strategy War games and I like Fantasy games whether strategy, tactical, role plying or other. It was a solid effort but something was missing. Warlock re-treads this ground in Wizard’s robes and does it quite well. It has the tight and balanced combat of the PG series with plausible and clever (role based) fantasy units brought from several traditions.
The Bonus to me is that there is as well a generous layer of Civ-5 era Civ-type flavour heaped on. Research tree, Religious favour, building wonders (sorta), and cultures with distinctive units all have their place in the overall game play and strategies.
This game may not have the most original ingredients but it has taken the right amount from each of it’s influences and mixed them well.
Although I like this game quite a bit, I do have some complaints:
- There does seem to be a memory leak where one needs to reload the game every few turns to prevent processing slow down.
- The underworld's populations seem to grow exponentially out of control by mid-game.

Overall I would recommend this game to gamers who are any flavour of strategy enthusiast or specialize in turn-based-strategy, hex war games, fantasy strategy or are looking for fantasy/strategy options away from the main stream.
- Overall: 8/10.
- Tighten up the scripting: 9/10.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
345.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Great game. Basically its your typical hexbased strategy game but with magic. If a battle isn't going too well, BOOM! Fireball! I found it a good way to pass the time when I was listening to podcasts or radio shows in the background. It can be a bit easy on the normal setting especially if you just build a pile of towns very quickly but the expert difficulty seems like more of a fair fight. The ai can be a bit stupid and I did have some screen tearing on my old computer that were a bit awkward to fix but overall no huge problems to report. A-
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