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GW2 Itzel and Nuhoch concept art and attack animations

GW2 Itzel and Nuhoch concept art and attack animations taken from the latest POI livestream.

Itzel and Nuhochs are the two tribes of Hyleks you will encounter in Heart of Thorns. Itzels are the smaller blue frogs while Nuhochs are the bigger toad like creatures. For background on these two creatures consult the blog post.

Concept Art

Itzel cannot ride the big Nuhochs, the last two concept art are for fun and not something that happens ingame.

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Attack Animations

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3EFNAUNSaA&w=448&h=252&hd=1]

Notes

  • Not all Itzel and Nuhoch Hyleks are friendly to players and there are other tribes (i.e. the Zintl) that are not friendly and worship the Sun god.
  • While Itzel are tree frogs, they are not small as tree frogs as they could cause gameplay issues if they are that small. Itzels are as big as a Norn and Nuhoch are 2-3 Itzels tall. Nohochs are so big you can actually stand under them while they are walking.
  • When the Itzel do their backflip, it is very light and nimble. When Nuhoch are doing their backflip, it is ground shaking (because they are so big and fat)
  • Nohochs are big and meaty. They generally move slow and have big radial attacks so you can kind of see what they are doing. One kind of Nohoch (shown in the video) is more of a big melee guy while another kind of Nohoch kind of stand back and use his tongue to grab enemies as well as the belly flop attack where he will leap and use his mass to flatten enemies. A third kind of Nohoch is heavily armored and wields a big hammer.
  • Itzel are more stealthy and prefer to keep their distance and use their bows to attack enemies. Some of them do have daggers they will use when they get close and use a smoke bomb to get away.

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

34 replies on “GW2 Itzel and Nuhoch concept art and attack animations”

I like hearing news about HoT, but I think they may be overestimating how excited players are about new species of hyleks.

The more we see of this bundled Living Story, the less interested I get in buying it. Nothing feels fresh and yeah, basically toads that other MMOs put in the starter zone cause they’re lame. Meh.

Wow…..Do they seriously lack that much content in their expansion that they have to release 3 articles about frog NPC’s from the patch….I mean ‘expansion’?

The worst part is that when they talk about other content it’s usually “It’s so exciting to jump on mushrooms, weeeeee!”

I feel the same way. They have all these cool features that… they just dont want to talk about. Instead we get weeks of mushrooms and frogs. I know they’re just dragging along, trying to keep the hype going, but christ man! No one gives a damn about this crap!

Maybe the “meat” of the expansion wasn’t ready to enough to go into enough detail to be worth a streaming of? Let them decide what they want to show. fucking children…

They should rather use their time to deliver some content instead of working on irrelevant sh*t videos of some moving frogs. Who gives a damn?
And with content I don’t mean senseless armor sets on the gemstore – not making the game worth playable at all.

Seriously? I know everyone is stating the same but has ANet really fallen to introducing mob animations? And they pay 3 people to do that? Ok there’s managing expectations and one beautiful and very powerful thing called momentum, but for crying out loud more than 1 update about frogs? In my modest opinion whoever is in PR/marketing is killing it.

Forget what you want, Anet will give you what they want when they want. And it will be anything we can’t use or doesn’t help us better prepare for what we will need to be xpac rdy. Same with the gem store items.

Did you notice the pirate guy who’s fighting the Nohoch ? If he is a player, he used a very new skill at 0’24 : the cross swords in red circle then a knockbacking high kick !
Could it be a glimpse of a new specialization ? Thieves will become Pirates ?! Yarrr !

It is becoming such an anticlimax it almost feels surreal. Everyone was so stoked after the PAX South event and look at us now lol.

TAKE MY MONEY!!
No seriously, if they keep presenting all these trivial things as if they’re the best thing ever people are going to assume that the whole expansion is shallow and boring.

I already am almost certain of that at this point. I won’t be buying the expo till several months after release.

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