4th or 5th class guesswork With three classes known so far, speculation on the last two can begin... I suspect Blizzard will want at least one of the two remaining classes to be original and brand-new. I'm suspecting in this equation that a rogue-like character/archer is unavoidable, and that paladins have been relegated to Hireling status. Lets post our ideas of what the next "really" new class could be! Personally, I feel removing the Necromancer left open the niche for a "Dark" class that the Witch Doctor just doesn't fill as well, zombie walls or not. Vampires are ever-popular in fantasy, fiction and gaming, and I think Blizzard might want to introduce a vampiric or half-vampiric hero - with of course his own reasons to battle Diablo, as the Necromancer had. We've seen so far that Blizzard was willing to cherry pick from the old classes when writing the new skillsets, and the Wizard already tapped into the Druid's elementalism tree. A potential Vampiric character could draw on the non-trap parts of the Assassin's repertoire, include a variety of paladin-inspired negative auras (Debuffs for foes, ala Convinction, rather than party buffs), and of course, it's own variety of blood-based powers, presumably with lifetaps, group health management, and sun-blocking powers. (Cloak of Darkness to prevent taking damage when outdoors at day, for example.) This vampire could have limited power to control undead, thus helping appease those who yearn for a return of the Necromancer, as well. (Though certainly not on the scale of old necros.) What are your own ideas?