Shiro Games has unleashed Nidhogg: The Clan of the Dragon into its hit Viking strategy game Northgard. Players can now get their hands on the new clan via a piece of DLC currently available on Steam for €4.49 / $4.99 / £3.99.
While other Vikings focus on pillage and plundering in their raids, The Clan of the Dragon is the last to follow the long-forsaken traditions of slavery and sacrifice to further its goals. At first, players will be able to purchase Thralls in the Clan’s Longship Dock, getting almost the same benefits offered by regular Villagers, but at a much lower cost. Cornerstone of the Clan’s economy, these civilians are also able to travel in neutral territory and act as cheap warriors for their masters, proving to be a powerful military asset. The Dragon’s unique Lore Tree illustrates the Clan’s mastery over Thralls, allowing players to capture wounded neutral or enemy civilians and to put them to work in their production buildings.
The Clan of the Dragon starts the game with a Sacrificial Pyre allowing players to sacrifice a unit to earn Dragon Essence. This new resource will progressively unlock powerful bonuses for both their economy and army. Dragon Essence can also be used at the Dragonkin Altar, the Clan’s only military building, to transform Villagers into powerful Dragonkins. While they may sound cute, this ferocious, dual-wielding unit is far from it. Already stronger than regular Warriors, they will gain +50% bonus attack power when fighting alone once the Clan has researched the Frenzy Knowledge.