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Warrior class reveal

    • 42 posts
    July 3, 2018 7:34 AM PDT

    Have they confirmed shields are not available for a DL?  It's not mentioned that they can use them, and they have no shield based abilities revealed, but I'm not positive it's not an option to use one solely for block/mitigation.

    • 3489 posts
    July 3, 2018 7:45 AM PDT

    xilith said:

    Have they confirmed shields are not available for a DL?  It's not mentioned that they can use them, and they have no shield based abilities revealed, but I'm not positive it's not an option to use one solely for block/mitigation.

    That's a fair question. My gut says they can't, but then I think of some spiked shields or shields with razor sharp edges that they should use because they can still draw blood while bashing.

    • 290 posts
    July 7, 2018 7:08 PM PDT

    Thanks Joppa for the clarification.  Now I have a stick that I can hit someone over the head with to get their attention for a brief second while the Paladin will be able to generate MASSIVE hate becasue of AOE heals/buffs and the Dire Lords are able to incte Fear/Hatred in their opponent.  Right now I see the warrior class as something akin to Rafiki from the Lion King with the stick of wisdom and the Pallys/Dire Lords as being true tanks while having major benefits to the group as a whole.   While the banners are a good idea the problem is that this game is suppose to have more aware/intelligent enemies so why would an enemy engage in the area of effect of a banner?  Just stand back and use their distance attack to whittle down the group/tank.  Great the warrior can close the distance to an enemy but so what if their banner is already planted somewhere else?  Does the banner move with the warrior?  If the baner moves does the AOE move ?  If the AOE of the banner moves away from the group what is the point of using a banner for the group?

     

    It may not be a "button rotation" like tanking in some MMOs as much as you may think. Maybe more of "use this ability before this one to maximize its effectiveness" but not necessary.

     Is this not the standard definition of a button rotation?  To use this ultimate skill  you must first use this basic one then this basic one then this advanced one then you can use your ultimate skill.  I assume there is a lot of work to be done on the game but I have noticed that there is a tendency to neglect the warrior because not many enjoy the class and the warriors have taunt which makes the need for other aggro/hate generation pointless.

     

    I will have to see how the class specifics work in game if/when I get into Alpha or Beta.  Until then it is all discussion and theory anyways.

     

     

     

    • 56 posts
    July 13, 2018 7:40 AM PDT

    The Warrior actually looked far better than any other Warrior's I've seen...or rather, more interesting.  Banners will likely have a big range or move with the Warrior - as they are the equivalent of 'stances'.  Also, people like Rangers being able to move enemies around, classes having silences etc. would all help control the enemy and keep them nearby.  Alternatively the Warrior can move and replace the banner - I expect minimal cooldown on the banners as it is clear they are supposed to be ever changing as the battle goes on

    The Warrior currently looks pretty superior to the other tanks in terms of mitigation and likely single target aggro, making them a prime candidate for main tank.  It looks like AOE will be the Paladins forte