Elex Gameplay Trailer: The Cleric

Consuming Elex is a sin for Clerics.

From the developers at Piranha Bytes and publisher THQ Nordic comes another trailer for Elex, an open world RPG set in a kind of alternate sci-fi future. The trailer features the class of Cleric and explains a bit of their philosophy, view of the world, the people in it, and Elex itself.

In the world of this game, Elex is a substance that came to Earth via a meteoroid. It allows humans to gain special abilities, but it is also very addictive. Some are consumed by the addiction and become nothing more than zombies. Some control it with a vice-like grip (the Albs), much like the Templars of Dragon Age. They have a few abilities as a result, but frown upon the full-fledged version. These are ones that use Elex to give them almost magical powers, the barbarians of the world.

As such, the Clerics are not at all interested in letting addiction rule them. Consuming Elex is a sin for Clerics and instead rely on technology fuelled by Elex (plasma weapons and mechs) and faith (their religion is centred around a supposed god named Calaan). They call this Elex powered tech Magalan’s technology and themselves the Guardians of it.

Despite this staunch disapproval of Elex, the Clerics have built their main centre at the site of the meteor’s impact. Ignadon, as the name implies, is subject to constant volcanic activity. That hasn’t stopped the Clerics, though. They use it as a hiding place to steadily grow in power and in followers.

The Clerics hope is that one day, they will build the ultimate Magellan that enforce their will across the whole world. A problem, if you happen to be any of the other classes. Except the Albs, who consume the Elex and use it to power their Magalan. Also the name of their country? The game’s site isn’t clear. The Albs have every intention of claiming all Elex by the right of their belief that is was made for them and them alone. They have a lot of issues with the Clerics to be sure.

Elex launches October 17, 2017 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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