Okay, so the Steam Sale has started and I decided to look for something I feel I enjoyed always, but found it hard to piece into words. I am looking for a game with visual and mechanical transformations. For example, in Disciples your units with proper buildings could evolve, and in example a necromancer could become a lich that hits hard or a life-draining vampire, or in Battle for Wesnoth you could evolve your units in combat and they got new/different attacks. For a newer/more popular example, Nobody Saves the World has you swapping forms and the forms have different properties and combat abilities. This may be a tactics game, but an RPG where you evolve/specialize your party or similar is fine too (like changing from a general magician adept to a exclusively fire mage, for a banal example). No giveaway this time, sorry!

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Ni No Kuni 2?
You run and grow a kingdom and get in skirmishes where you control an army that you can upgrade. Upgrading buildings gets a you visual difference as well and new gameplay mechanics and skills.

Divinity: Dragon Commander - Title speaks for itself.

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You must have misunderstood, I want to evolve units, not buildings. Neither of the games seem to fit for me - and I remember trying Divinity DC a long time ago

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In the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series, you can choose your whole party of 6 adventurers, and give each adventurer a different build (Ranger/Rogue/Paladin, etc.).
Does that fit the bill?

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can respec in Conan: Exiles, new sorceries coming in 3.0, Thralls and Pets can be trained to specialise

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I am not sure if you want units that evolve over time, or also units that transform back and forth during specific times.

For the latter, I can cite some nice JRPGs (anime warning! :D):

  1. Tales of Zestiria has mechanics where during battle two characters can merge to form a new, more powerful, character (I would imagine many of the "Tales" RPGs have this mechanics, maybe?).

  2. Similarly, each party member in the Neptunia games I played can transform mid-battle after accumulating enough "energy" of some sort.

These transformations are visible in the trailers, so see if any of these rocks your boat.

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You should check out Symphony of War, definitely seems to hit most of the checklist that you want, tons of units that can you promote(they do change their looks etc)/equip items and the like.

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Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but Wildermyth might be worth a look. In addition to classes and upgrading skills and gear, your characters can pick up various transformations that let them evolve into powerful beings over time (like a werewolf, spirit bear, fire elemental, etc). It's even possible get aspects from multiple transformations on the same character. Transformations are persistent across playthroughs, too, so you can continue developing a character across stories. It's kinda rng dependent, though, so it can take a bit of luck if you are aiming for a specific build.

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Try valkyria chronicles( 1 and 4 are for pc),tales of series or legend of heroes series

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Siralim
Heroes of Might & Magic III
Geneforge
Dominions 5

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