Billboards are a panel of information visible above the spawn points of a map during a build phase. Basic information is visible by default and a more detailed view can be seen when a player holds the 'SHIFT' button (by default).
The number of Physical Resist and Magic Resist Lanes per map is constant (Ie: Gates of Dragonfall will always have 2 Magic Resist lanes and 1 Physical Resist Lane), but their placement is randomly generated every time the map is started.
The number of each Threat Color a wave has is constant for each map on each difficulty, but is random in their placement each wave.
The Basic View of the Billboard appears over each spawn point during the Build Phase of each wave. On the Basic View a player can see the name of the lane, the type of resistance the lane will focus on, the number of enemies spawning from the spawn point, and a color to show the relative intensity of the spawn point.
The color that appears under the name of the lane shows a relative intensity of Enemies that will spawn in that lane for the wave. The color of a lane can change every wave. There are 6 different colors:
- Basic green billboard.png
Green Threat Lane (lowest threat).
- Basic blue billboard.png
Blue Threat Lane (more enemy variety than green).
- Basic magenta billboard.png
Magenta Threat Lane (Focuses on a large number of one type of enemy).
- Basic orange billboard.png
Orange Threat Lane, with even more intense mobs spawning.
- Basic d-orange billboard.png
Brown Threat Lane.
- Basic red billboard.png
Red Threat Lane, with the highest threat possible.
The Detailed View of the Billboard can be seen when a player holds the "SHIFT" key (by default). The detailed view extends the Basic View downwards and shows specific information about what enemies will spawn.
In this example you can see that the River Low Path will have 102 enemies spawning with some of them being resistant to Magic damage. Included in the spawn will be:
|A special mini-boss|
|16 Tier 2 Goblins||16 Tier 3 Goblins|
|16 Tier 2 Bomb Goblins||8 Tier 3 Bomb Goblins|
|7 Tier 1 Kobolds||14 Tier 2 Kobolds||7 Tier 3 Kobolds|
|2 Tier 1 Dark Mages|
|3 Tier 1 Drakins|
|2 Tier 3 Witherbeasts|
|3 Tier 1 Warboars||3 Tier 2 Warboars||3 Tier 3 Warboars|
|1 Tier 1 Lady Orc|
|1 Tier 1 Ogre|