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Relationship with Necromancers

    • 192 posts
    December 30, 2017 11:30 PM PST

    Aaawwww yeeeuuhhhh...

    But seriously - what do you think of Necromancers having specific abilities targeting the Dire Lord? I envision a sort of Emperor/Vader relationship - necromancers gain deeper understanding and greater expertise in dark magic, and could perhaps enhance or mentor a DL in some fashion. Maybe necros could get DL-specific buffs. Or maybe a necro and a DL's similar abilities could be combined somehow. This would of course lead to clear benefits for having both a necro and a DL in a group, but what's really so wrong with that? It'd also be awesome, imo, to encourage necro/DL duoing. Would be so satisfying thematically. Any thoughts on possible interactions between these two classes?

    This post was edited by Alexander at January 3, 2018 1:17 AM PST
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    December 30, 2017 11:33 PM PST

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    This post was edited by Alexander at January 3, 2018 1:17 AM PST
    • 431 posts
    December 31, 2017 8:00 AM PST

    Specific relationships or abilities between classes is an awesome idea, especially when there is some affinity between the classes from a lore perspective.

    Necro/ShadowKnight was arguably a sub-optimal combo in vintage EQ as the SK spells were mostly low-level necro spells which didn't stack or created limited stacking options.

    One possible interaction might be the presence of a necro allows the DL to summon a pet.  More to the point, it may be that the Nec casts a buff on the DL which creates a pet.  The pet could either be something that only lasts until the DL is out of combat or it could be persistent until it's either killed or the DL or Nec leave the group.


    • 173 posts
    February 20, 2018 9:04 AM PST

    This is a really cool idea.  Like Celandor mentioned, in EQ hybrid classes (Shadow Knight, Ranger, Paladin) didn't typically "stack" particularly well with their pure counterparts (Necromancer, Druid, Cleric).  Later in the game they mitigated that a bit by giving the hybrids a couple unique and potent skill/spell lines, but it'd be neat to flip that script and have them synergize instead!  Would have to watch out for second-order effects though; you wouldn't want min/maxers to only consider a Dire Lord for the group if they already have a Necromancer.  This is all assuming the Dire Lord is even a hybrid, which... I guess we'll see!

    • 25 posts
    February 27, 2018 7:50 PM PST
    I dont want them related at all