|First Appearance||Geneforge 3|
|AP Level||Low (1 action per turn)|
A Plated Artila is a variant of the Artila. Like the Searing Artilas, they are more powerful than their normal counterparts. While they may have some form of damage boost, their power comes from the fact that they are much more resistant to attacks : as the name suggests, this Artila is plated on the outside with tough skin in an attempt to combat the physical weakness of the original Artila variant. Typically, Plated Artilas are regular combatants in the mid-game, and very occasionally appear as strong variants in the end-game.
This creation, as with accordance to all Magic Creations, deals a Magic attack that deals Acid Damage on subsequent rounds. It is partly resistant to Magic and Acid Damage, but can easily be killed by the other four types. Usually, it is best to target this creation first in most packs due to the damaging effects of acid over rounds. Using the spell Dominate or Charm on this creation can easily wreak havoc on a pack, provided the creation survives more than a few rounds of fire. If used by the character, it should be placed in the back of the party despite having extra physical resistance.