Byzantium | Last of the Romans
Cavalry | Peacekeepinng | Mobility
Flavius Belisarius was a Byzantine general who lived during the 6th century AD. He is often regarded as one of the greatest generals of the Byzantine Empire. Belisarius is know for being one of the “last of the Romans” – one of the last individuals who embodied the virtues of the Roman Empire. Flavius played a key role in Emperor Justinian’s plan to reconquer the Mediterranean territory formerly controlled by the Western Roman Empire, leading imperial armies against the Sasanian empire (Persia), the Vandal kingdom of the North Africa, encroaching upon Constantinople.
Originally a member of Justinian’s bodyguard, Flavius came to the emperor’s attention early on, and was given his first command at the age of 25. Not much is known about Belisarius’ personal life, but two primary I pulses guided his actions: loyalty to the Emperor and love for his wife, Antonia. Despite the inconsistent treatment he received from Justinian, Belisarius’ faithfulness never wavered, and his loyalty has gone down in history as one of the noblest elements of Justinian’s era.
1st – Deception
Rage Requirement: 1000
Decreases target attack by 10% and defense by 10% for the next 2 seconds, then deals massive damage (Damage Factor 150) to the target on the next turn.
Attack Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Defense Reduction: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Direct Damage Factor: 150 / 210 / 270 / 360 / 450
2nd – Irresistible
Increases damage dealt to barbarians and other neutral units by 5%.
Bonus Damage to Barbarians: 5% / 10% / 17% / 25% / 35%
3rd – Bucellarii
Increases defense of cavalry units by 5%. Increases march speed by 10% for 10 seconds after leaving battle.
Cavalry Defense Bonus : 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
March Speed Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
4th – Oblique Tactics
When target army has been reduced to less than 50% strength, increases damage dealt to target by Belisarius’ army by 10 %.
Damage Bonus : 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
5th – Bloodthristy Bucellarii
Increases defense of cavalry units by 30%. Increases march speed by 50% for 10 seconds after leaving battle.
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