Other non-playable factions such as Dark Alins or barbarians (?) are also present and may play important although secondary roles.
VinciEditThe Vinci forces are industrious and science driven humans which are comprised primarily of miners, footsoldiers and vehicles such as; Scout Helicopters, Steam Cannons and Juggernauts etc, piloted or controlled by men. However the Vinci also possess mechanical units in the likes of clockwork miners, clockwork soldiers, mechanical spiders, powerful Steam Walkers and prototype experiments such as Zeke, an extremely versatile mech which can switch between forms in-order to combat different enemies. The pinnacle of Vinci combat technology is its Master Unit: the Land Leviathan an enormous Spider Mech armed with cannons, missiles and guns alike. Even this can be upgraded to the ultimate Vinci unit, the King Leviathan, an inevitable game ending unit.
Vinci forces rely on steam power, clockwork, steel, electricity, firearms and other more accessible resources to counter the magical Alin or the alien-like Cuotl. However if given enough time Vinci forces develop a huge leap in their technology tree. Jumping from scout helicopters to giant Air Cruisers, tiny Steam cannons to behemoth Juggernauts, from simple Research labs to giant mining complexes, Telescopes which can reveal huge portions of the map to magic cancelling Nullifiers which disable all powers on the battlefield. Vinci heroes also receive arguably the most useful of end-game ultimate powers, Giacomo receives Ultra Super Armor which grants friendly units Invulnerability for up to 2 minutes and the Doges, Doge Hammer which if strikes a target will deal a staggering 2000 damage thus destroying them (heroes and some buildings included).
The Vinci's 3 primary Heroes are; Giacomo the Inventor of Miana, The Doge Ruler of Venucci and Lenora Captain of the Pirata Raiders. Unlike the other 2 races Vinci heroes are split into roles which are represented by their powers (which need no mana, just cooldown) Giacomo is the the most supportive and defensive hero with abilities such as Ultra Augmentation which heals units and increases their speed and attack to Ultra Super Armor which renders allies invulnerable. The Doge is an offensive hero best used to counter low-tiered armies, higher-tiered single units, other heroes and buildings. The Doge does the most damage in the entire Rise of Legends with the Doge Hammer which deals 2000 damage over a very large area. Lenora is a DPS (Damage-Per-Second) Hero with the ability to take control of enemy units and transform herself to boost her defense speed and attack for a time. Her ultimate power is Cluster Bomb which similar to the Doge attack also deals an extremely high amount of damage in an albeit smaller area.
It is evident that the Vinci forces start of at mediocre power but if allowed time to research upgrades, collect resources, upgrade heroes and build up a decent amount of forces, the Vinci are almost unstoppable late to end game.