I want to know about these guys both in a lore sense and for their utility. I’d love to talk about the fish guys too(thunna?) but they do not spawn loot for me so I’ve never gotten their token of friendship.
For starters, the summoning tokens start off by weighing nearly nothing. I like that!
Secondly there’s the fact that we learn more recipes from getting Tcho Tcho statues and killing the mobs at the Grey Pools.
Finally, these clownish golems cast SPELLS! lol so that makes them, baring Priests and their God summoning haxx, the only NPC magic users in the game. Sure there are monsters with breath attacks and enchanted weapons but nothing like the Tcho Tcho veterans. But are these spells useful for anything?
Does anyone have experience using levelled Tcho Tcho Veterans for support in base defense? Do their spells pass by friendly units and hit the target? Do the Tcho’s even navigate bases like thralls do, or are they worse?
I know they can’t fit through doorways, like most larger pets, and they seem more likely to get stuck there and not teleport. lol
EDIT: I can imagine a row of these guys next to archers, fireing their spells at raiders. But sadly when you set the Tcho’s on ranged priority they do not act accordingly. I haven’t done any testing myself but I would hope that if a Tcho Vet could not reach it’s target with melee it would revert to spell throwing, but the Exiles AI does not give me much hope that this would be the case!