Ether Saga Dev Diary #1 - The Transformation System
Once you transform, you will take on that monster’s appearance until you transform back into your human form. Transforming into monsters cost vigor, which is one of the resource bars for characters that is used for special abilities. Some of the more powerful cards also consume mana when transformed.
Saga Online has a wide variety of features in
the game that will
appeal to both new and experienced MMO players. One of the most unique
features is the transformation system. With the transformation system,
players can take the form of different monsters from the game.
How It Works
Transformations are available as cards that can be purchased, rewarded
from a quest or obtained from defeating monsters. When you use the
card, you will be able to transform into that monster. You have a set
number of transformations, so use them wisely!
Once you transform, you will take on that monster’s
appearance until you transform back into your human form. Transforming
into monsters cost vigor, which is one of the resource bars for
characters that is used for special abilities. Some of the more
powerful cards also consume mana when transformed.
When transformed, your base attack will change to be the monsters. For
example, a flying drake will breathe fire on enemies. You will keep the
rest of your skills though and can use them in combat.
Transforming into a monster has many benefits. The first benefit is
that most transformations will grant you bonus stats or skills. For
example, the Azure Pegasus will give an extra +2 to Evasion. You can
use these skills to augment your character in particularly tough
The second benefit is that it can shield you from mobs that would
normally attack you. For example, if I transform into a Stout Tiger and
walk by the Stout Tiger monsters, they will not attack. It can really
help in areas where multiple monsters types reside by allowing you to
focus on what you need to kill without worry about drawing aggro from
The last benefit is the most important: the monster dominance system.
There are nine monsters types in the game. Each monster type has
increased strength to one type and increased weakness to another. If
you are fighting a Haunten monster, you will be extra weak against it
since your character is Humanoid. However, you can transform into a
Florax monster, which is extra strong against Hauntens. A full chart is
listed at the end of the article.
This allows you to adapt when fighting
different types of monsters.
Getting a card that will make you dominant over another type will make
your attacks stronger, better and more effective, allowing you to
defeat the monster even faster.
A nice feature of the transformation system is that you can change your
appearance at will. If you pick up a rare card, you’ll be the
envy of everyone!
To transform, access the transformation window using
‘n’. The menu will list all the transformation
cards you have obtained. Cards will not appear in your transformation
menu until moved from your inventory. Through the
transformation menu, players will be able to transform and
de-transform. Please note if you log out of the game while transformed,
you will automatically be returned to your regular character. In this
menu, you will also be able to tell if the monster has combat and
flight abilities. Combat capabilities are represented by a flame icon
and monsters able to fly will have a wing icon next to their name.
However, you can still have a pet summoned in your transformed state -
you could even transform to the same monster as your pet! Players can
also remain fused with their pets while transformed. This can be used
for battle strategy, perhaps fusing with a fierce, high hp pet and then
transforming to a monster with an hp bonus, making you an extremely
The transformation system is one that every ESO player should consider.
Along with the pet system, transformations give players the chance to
use new abilities to win battles they couldn’t otherwise.
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