I have designed Erlang Shen before. In that attempt, I went with a more feminine streamlined silhouette. The Erlang Shen in Mythosphere holds the carry role and as such I wanted a more heroic and slightly muscular frame. I had a lot of fun designing Freya's pet cat, so I was determined to include Erlang's loyal sidekick Tian Gou in the design.
The final design dons a spectacular golden armor, a symbol of his strength and sense of justice. That same armor design can be found on Tian Gou, who enters battle along side with the general. I chose to represent his 3rd eye in the form of a floating yellow gemstone, held in place by the dragon shoulder pads.
More information about the character:
Role – Carry
Skill 1 – Heavenly Sidekick
Er Lang Shen summons his best friend, Tian Gou, a guard dog. Tian Gou is a controllable unit and can attack enemy and enemy structures. Players can even equip the sidekick with weapons and items.
Skill 2 – Soul Switch
Er Lang Shen channels the spell for a certain duration. After which, he switches position with Tian Gou. However, the weapon and items equipped between the two characters do not switch.
Skill 3 – The Third Eye
Er Lang Shen opens his third eye for a certain duration. During this time, he can see a wider area in front of him. This ability also allows him to see hidden units and objects.
Ultimate Skill – Metamorphosis
Er Lang Shen fuses with Tian Gou, combining the values of their weapons, items and stat values. This unnatural fusion drains Er Lang Shen’s HP and he takes damage every second because of it. Tian Gou must be near Er Lang Shen for this skill to be activated.