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Aria Of War by ArtMagix Aria Of War by ArtMagix
R.I.P. Warhound.

Really diggin the color pallet that they used in the new HOTS cinematic, so I thought I try painting this with it.

The trailer was like...as if JJ Abrams and Michael Bay just had a babbi and it was delivered at Blizzard, really cool and all but still can't compare to the epic storytelling from Broodwar cinematics...

Plus I really wanted to see the Warhound in the game, but I guess a smurffed Spidermine is what higher-ups want : /

Can't wait for March 12th!

Photoshop CS
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:iconzeoncrisis0930:
ZeonCrisis0930 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Blizzard should consider reinstating the War Hounds for the next installment. We barely got to know them in HotS Campaign.
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
just as an update ... yea still wont happen ...
instead mechaplay may get a sort of missiletank/vehicle ...
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pwnsage Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Yeah. They were pretty useless against the player as well.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No they were not taken out because they were useless.

They were in fact so efficient at being anti armor unit that they were overly effective for their cost and production speed, not to mention extremely good at sniping off high armor units like the Thor, Siege Tanks, Marauders, Colossus, Immortals, Ultralisks, Roaches.

To the point that they would replace the Marauders, which would be extremely redundant and boring to use at a higher game meta level.
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pwnsage Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
That's not what I'm saying. Warhounds do more damage to mechanical units and little to biological ones. It was removed because you would never see them in TvZ games, but they could quickly make any TvP game one-sided. It created an imbalance.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"Yeah. They were pretty useless against the player as well."

Not what you said from previous comment?

Looks like someone who couldn't even counter Broodlord or didn't know that Phoenix could move and attack simultaneously now ALL of a sudden knows about advanced meta play in TvP...

Seems like just Googled for direct answers :)
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pwnsage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I know how to deal with brood lords. They are just really annoying. I know that phoenixes can fire while moving, they just don't seem to do so for me... which is also annoying. I know I said that Warhounds are useless, though I didn't say that they are completely useless. They are just unevenly matched against Kerrigan and her biological army. If they were used against Raynor in WoL Or possibley Zeratul in Legacy of the Void, they would have a much greater affect. I
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t6a9x2e7r3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
高端大气上档次...
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nothing a bunch of banelings, hydralisks, Zerglings and ultralisks can't fix...hell, throw in the Mutalisks and Brood lords and they are outta here!
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Try to get all those when Terran can make all this in under 7 mins on 1 base.
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that....is true
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sonobeno Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
IMBAAAA! :) Great piece man, you really captured that great pallet and lightning! 
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CharmKwon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
wow, a masterpiece. Well done!
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realwxr Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
damn this is an epic work
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Digaloid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Artist
it sad, they put in so much effort to this unit but we can't even use them. they even put them in the box cover and make it seem like we can actually play them.
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Alex05 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Amazing work. Looks like Total Annihilation's Arm Commander meets the StarCraft 2 Warhound.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
man total annihilation was SO HYPE!!!!!
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
..then let me just throw this on out..assuming you didnīt heard of it
if you like TA you might be intrested in a game called planetary annihilation
itīs considered a spiritual successor similar to supremecommander/forged alliance
so itīs going to be on a scale like total annihilation but also on a planetary scale
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Alex05 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
It was, I totally miss it! (Pun not intended, haha!) You should absolutely check Planetary Annihilation, it's an upcoming Indie game that will bring back what everyone loved about TA and more.

Funny, I failed to find my comment the first time around, so I reposted it. Still need to get used to the comments section of DA, and after all these years, I really have no excuse. x)
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:iconalex05:
Alex05 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Amazing work. This is like Total Annihilation's Arm Commander meets StarCraft II's Warhound.
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
too badass to not favorite
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
p.s. Im still waiting for harmony gold to sue Blizzard ;) lol
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drd8 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
very cool Wo[link]
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NeroVII Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the background of this picture, with the ships and buildings.
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Keldren-Stormraven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Writer
AWESOME... I love the dark gritty feel
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VoipComics Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I miss the old story telling. WOL campaign was fun but I had to pretend this was an alternate universe.

After all you did as the cerebrit you got an off screen non-mentioned death. That and the whole running theme for BW was that Kerrigan chose to be that way and once you took away all her restrictions and set her free she actually became an even bigger threat. I just hate to see a great female character get once again turned into a damsel waiting for her male hero to save her(A character who we specifically vowed to kill her at the climax of his own story arch).

And amnesia is a cop-out for actual character development.

Ill still play the campaign (Because I want splitting banelings, whoot!) but I ignore the story and its gut wrenching dialog.

Very nice piece of art BTW
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YEA man broodwar had such an epic story telling. I keep going back to watch Mengsk's inauguration speech, which is extremely well written. Even the ending to broodwar where Dugael kills himself was just full of pathos. Hate to say it for blizzard cinematics now where it's just a few dialogues and all CGI effects.... Even Diablo 3 missed that super dark tone of story telling...

no more 'We journeyed East... ALWAYS into the East..." : C
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconfiredylan:
FireDylan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just wait for the next expansion or at least the war-hound will be in the campaign.
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:iconartmagix:
ArtMagix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yea but it's zerg campaign.
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seishin-o-honoo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
this is beautiful
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47ness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, Blizz just said they wanted to revamp the Widow Mine one more time to make it extra-effective against Protoss.

Me: :iconyoudontsayplz:

Glad to see someone remembers the Warhound. Fabulous work replicating the cinematic palette. ^_^
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AndersonPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Freaking epic.
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TheLastChaosLord Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Another reason why they likely did away with it is because It was essentially a more powerful marauder out of the factory instead of the barracks except it could attack air with its missiles if i recall correctly. Epic piece, and i agree i wish they could have fixed it somehow, but I see what it got the can.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nah warhound was ground attack only, haywire missiles just did extra against armor
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:icontakizawaakira:
TakizawaAkira Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Great artwork
Favorite part is the cruiser in the sky
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
maybe they put it in as a singleplayer unit ... similar to the diamontback in WoL ...
nice work
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Apolyon07 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet!
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EtriganSwamp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HELL YEAH!!! I never heard of a "Warhound" and I really, really HATE JJ Abrams and Michael Bay! But THIS looks EPIC! It reminds me of the giant robot suits from "MATRIX", or the giant robot suits from "Starcraft", or the giant robots from "WARHAMMER"! Anyway, GREAT job!
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AldarisGR Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
realy great... how long you work at this?
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michael0730 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D\
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Zax19taken Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Great! I'd love to see more SC2 stuff, especially the marauder :).
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Tm1Scofield Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Amazing! You are Art god!
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jmart-art Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Still haven't ventured into SC, was a big huge fan (lost a shit load of time) of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2.... Maybe I should have bought this instead of Civ 5...then again maybe not.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty good, then again I'm still wishing for a new Dune RTS and NOT done by EA thanks.
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jmart-art Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would prefer EA stop intervening on any of my favorite games, maybe just fund and then leave it alone.. this always online, drm shit is getting out of hand.
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:iconartmagix:
ArtMagix Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
deadspace 3 first night of launch, like what.... 30 DLC?
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:iconjmart-art:
jmart-art Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I believe it. There's too man business (uncreative) people getting their hands in something for money on something that already makes hand over fist. Kinda makes me not want to buy games, but damnit some of them are too cool to stray.
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ArtMagix Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
because EA is runned by more business and marketing people than actual creative talents who are passionate about gaming experiences.
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