Evil Dead: The Game – Meet the Demon

In Evil Dead: The Game, if you want to play the devil, your job is done. Taking on four players on your own can be a daunting task, but there are tons of nefarious tools at your disposal. Using traps, grim reapers, and even having survivors, you can try to isolate and destroy your targets with precision. Each different demon comes with a special kit that syncs with various play styles, so let’s take a look at the three core demon templates you can use at launch. Each of these kits are upgradeable at the account level, so you can push experience points into your favorites for added lethality and efficacy.

The first demon, and the one I recommend for first-time evildoers, is a warlord. This kit is really easy to understand – it’s all about power and buffs. A big reaper who can take and deliver a lot of punishment quickly. No frills and no subtlety at all, the warlord tries to rule the survivors with raw power. After throwing some Deadites into the world, clever positioning and ball handling can turn the fight in your favor. The boss of the Warlord template is Henrietta, a terrifying ghoul who can lock down a survivor while destroying them, and it’s the perfect game to unleash after you’ve planted some mayhem with traps or grim reapers. Perfect for fighting hordes of teams trying to capture a target or reduce fear through firepower, Henrietta is able to land with devastating belly rolls and release area-effect toxic gases. If you want to learn how to play Demons, Warlord is probably the best place to start.

If you prefer more skill and planning than your diabolical efforts, Puppeteer is your devil. In my demo, Puppeteer was my favorite, it required more setup than the others, but provided exciting results. As a Puppeteer, you’ll have to learn the Deadite moveset very deeply, and how to disorient your survivors when they’re at their most vulnerable — most of your abilities depend on having them. Your Deadites are more fragile than other templates, but they have an interesting disabled skill and crowd control ability that can be devastating if used properly. Eligos is the boss unit of Puppeteer, you may recognize him from the TV show, Ash vs. Evil Dead. Eligos has limited stealth, allowing him to sneak around in combat, fly between survivors, and wreak havoc. Once you’re comfortable with how the Demon game works, Puppeteer offers a satisfyingly high skill cap to pursue.

Lastly, Demons are probably the most popular due to the boss units involved.Necromancers use skeleton undead (yes, it’s basically Dark Legion) smash your opponents under the leadership of the Skeleton Flute. The flutist is fragile and won’t move, but provides a massive buff to other nearby undead, allowing you to deftly manage an entire army of buffed skeletons, tearing survivors to shreds.Necromancer-loaded bosses are naturally evil Ashes, so expect to see a lot of him running around, summoning skeletons, and life-sucking opponents to death