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Dragon's Dogma - The Chimera by EyeOfSemicolon Dragon's Dogma - The Chimera by EyeOfSemicolon
A piece of an epic poster I'll be doing featuring monsters from the game "Dragon's Dogma".

Chimera fights are a mixed bag between being awesome and tedious in my opinion. It's great how there's a strategy involved in dealing with the Chimera, and that each section doesn't make it any way easier to defeat it. The Lion is the brute force of the trio, using powerful swipes and bites to attack while roaring to knock back the arisen and their pawns; the goat is the magic user, casting all manner of spells while the lion is on the offensive; finally, the snake, snaps at its prey or unleashes a miasma of toxic gas from its mouth. To counter this, it's recommended that you cut the snake first (as it's the weakest), then use every opportunity you can to disable the goat before finally dealing with a lion now without any effective ranged attacks. The first fight with the Chimera is exhilarating, with later fights being epic with the increased difficulty of playing a newly made character. Unfortunately about the 10th or so Chimera fight, and when your character is strong enough to deal with them purely by inflicting damage, they become more of a side-show skirmish than an epic battle against a monstrous foe. It only gets better when the late-game Gorechimera replaces the regular version, bringing stronger attacks, greater health, and different attacks into the mix; and while that does bring some needed difficulty, it's simply a stronger version of the original.

The Chimera is one of the great monsters that is iconic within the game. An early bit of epicness for new players, and always a fun play for the growing ones in the world of Gransys.
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WallaceCrowman Featured By Owner 6 days ago
AMAZING one of the best!
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TruCrime Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  New Deviant
Awesome work!
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Supercaptaincoolman Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Dragons Dogma is my favorite action RPG of all time, and I'll never forget when, on my first night, that I got stuck in the wilderness and a Chimera leapt out of the darkness and into my little circle of light from my lantern...top job here!
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EyeOfSemicolon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Dragon's Dogma is a wonderful game, despite its many flaws. My first Chimera fight (aside from the one in the intro), was a nightmare. Done in daylight, but deep in some woods and only after escaping some bandits. My first fight I was a fighter, but eventually I came back as a giant-sword-wielding warrior. I'll never forget that moment when I delivered a massive swing down at it, taking more than half its life with a crushing blow. Great moment. Now I'm rolling as a Magic archer.
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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work
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Swiftstar01 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!

Though, I did face one in D&D once...not fun...
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EyeOfSemicolon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I get the feeling that, no matter a context, facing a Chimera is one of the most dangerous things to occur in an adventure
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Shiru-12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very fine details. You seem well acquainted with contrast, it's really feels alive.
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EyeOfSemicolon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
It's certainly one of my major aspects in my work, especially in inks. Though the coloring, I'll admit, was quite experimental. Used a more oil-based brush from Clip Paint Studio for the coloring. Certainly stronger and less grainy than the brush I've used before. Quite liking it.
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