"Never trust an elf!" Listen to this, while reading! It will make your expierience upon this proposal even greater! After some tinkering within my brain about the recent LTA patch notes and knowing myself that a map with Empowered Sylvanas AND Empowered Illidan can cause devastateing damage to existing factions, I found finally after 10 minutes random talking with @Manetho the solution: Light Blue has to be able to go Empowered Garithos path! After several battles, while not becomeing a pawn of Balnazzar, Garithos deserves more to be just the third wheel on Light Blue's hero car, which gets replaced with each final path, he goes now. Humanity is in peril and thus Tyr ascends himself to grant Garithos the power to wield the blade on his own against the inhuman beasts. For this to happen, following things have to be established: - Level 10 for Garithos - Tyr's Hand has to be alive to research the path - Light Blue has to be Silverhand - Lordaeron has been restored - Detheroc has died (so Garithos can't be mind-controlled) Once this is done, both Dwarves and Blood Elves get kicked out of the Alliance like the inhuman scum they are. And... yes, Dalaran also, because Garithos hates traitorous Mages, who marry inhuman elves and cowardly hide in their flying city! Oh and about Worgen we better not speak - beasts, all of 'em! The features, which come with the Empowered Garithos path: - Garithos gets an HP buff for 5000 additional hit points + he can cast "Blessing of Tyr", working like the resurrection spell, but with a 10 seconds cooldown and 50 mana costs. - Additionally to that he gets granted the 'Hammer of Tyr', a magical, undroppable item, which allows Garithos to teleport around the entire map - Paladins get the cooldown on Ressurection also lowered - Isilien becomes revivable - Steamtanks shoot two times faster than usual due to Garithos new Thorium Hammer technology - Lordaeron footman can attack air units with their newly blessed blades and deal + 10 extra-damage - You can research on Tyr's Hand 'Pulverize' as an ability for all your ground forces. - Whenever Garithos leaves Tyr's Hand, 'Humanity is in peril!' shall be played as an ingame quote global for each player - When Garithos dies, LTA ends for all players with a defeat message. 10 Seconds before it ends, the death message "Our Lord and Saviour has died - Doom has come to this world" shall appear as a text message for everyone. I know, you all agree with me, that it is the best idea ever to do. Normally I would say "Yeah, that's imbalanced, we shouldn't do that", but in tribute to Marshmalo and the amazeing fun I nontheless have with LTA, I wish to suggest a path, she actually considered once herself (though perhaps not in the way, I intend it to work out). Therefore, this is my supposed apologize for some admittedly rude critique upon 1.40. I will look sceptical on Empowered Sylvanas after this patch, but I'll admit that the tone wasn't justified. Hope you enjoy it, as it will be one of the rare times, where I go down the path to just suggest something shiny and bright. Alos, fo those, who think I'm not worthy to propose this majestic path design: Add to it, that I originally invented the 'King Garithos arc' on diplomunion by accident long ago before the hype around Garithos started at BH! The explanation why I'm speaking solely the truth, can be found here with all relevant links and references: http://www.brigandshaven.net/threads/path-choice-empowered-garithos.2862/page-6#post-63926 Thus, any arguments against this path are invalid because PRAISE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR! LONG SHALL HIS RULE BE; LONG SHALL HE REIGN; PRAISE LORD GARITHOS PS: I'm not drunk, just in a good mood.