Avatars were added to Siralim 2 as a free content update almost a year after the game was released. For that reason, they were more of a “tacked-on” feature than I would have preferred since they weren’t integrated into the game as well as they could have been. I hope to rectify this issue in Siralim 3.
Avatars are still obtained by defeating gods at the Gate of the Gods. However, when you collect enough Glimmer, you will now receive a Core for the Avatar rather than a Tome. This means that you will no longer convert a creature into an Avatar; instead, you’ll summon them at the summoning brazier just like any other creature. These Cores have a few restrictions compared to normal ones, though; for example, you can’t create a Charm with them. You still can’t breed Avatars, and you can still only have one in your party at a time.
Each god now comes pre-equipped with a unique artifact that cannot be unequipped or modified in any way. Each artifact has a custom name to add a bit of roleplay flavor to the game. These artifacts start with only one property, but they will gain more properties over time as I’ll explain later.
Along with Glimmer, defeating gods at the Gate of the Gods gives you a chance to obtain an exclusive item that you can use to upgrade your Avatar. Each god can drop a different item, so there are 15 different items you can collect. You’ll need to defeat each god several times in order to fully upgrade your Avatar. One item decreases the Mana cost of your Avatar’s ultimate spell. Another upgrades its trait. Some items unlock new properties for your Avatar’s artifact, while others allow you to re-forge those properties. There’s even an item to change an Avatar’s color scheme to a different one.
In addition, several Avatar traits and spells have been changed or re-balanced to make each one more appealing to use compared to how they were in Siralim 2. I’ll keep an eye on feedback from players and make adjustments to Avatars as needed to ensure each one is useful.