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Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Erwwwd, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Erwwwd

    Erwwwd Diabloii.Net Member

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    Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    For now we know the Barbarian is back, and the [D2W]Necromancer[/D2W]-class has been merged with fire-[D2W]sorceress[/D2W] elements to create the Witch Doctor. What will we get to see next? 3 more to go.

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    I think it is 99.999999% certain that the game will get at least one expansion. It is the Blizzard way.
    We get 5 character classes in the beginning, after they are all revealed we can speculate for quite a while what the 2(or more?) extra classes will be for the expansion.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    5 classes? Is that official? Sorry if I'm being ignorant. :wave:
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    yes, says on the diablo 3 site that there is going to be 5 classes. Only the Barbarian and the witch doctor is announced however.
    As for speculation.. they rather used the most obvious classes in d2 already, figher, spell caster, summoner and a few variations of these. I think its unlikely that we will be seeing any other classes from d2 than the barbarian.

    How about a zakarum priest? Perhaps a healing oriented class with some wow-esque shadow tree spell selection, perhaps a bit from the cold sorc aswell.

    I'm pretty sure there's going to be one class with team buffing abilities like the paladin and his auras but I doubt the paladin is making a comeback. So something else.. the common choice would be a bard like character, but I think that might be boring.

    What is an action rpg without a rogue class, definitely going to have one of those I'm sure. Mix of the assassin and the amazon perhaps.

    That's about what I could pull off the top of my head. Hope we get some speculation going, its always fun to make things up. : )
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Yes, that part is official.

    And I expect that link to the character classes on the website will produce more than just a black screen in the near future (this part is speculation though)


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    it seems to work for me.

    I think there will be a pala, but no gang-healers.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    It does already. If you wait you get to see models of the Barbarian and the Witch Doctor.



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    sorry, double-post. how do I delete it?
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Yeah, I see it now. The site is adding content every moment.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    There's only five classes, and one of them is the witch doctor who closely resembles the necromancer.

    Mass confusion spell, and a zombie wall (bone wall replacement)? Never mind being able to summon minions.

    They cut out my necromancer! :(
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    The druid fan that I am, I would like to see him return in some form (get it?) - the whole shapeshifting thing is just plain cool.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Neh, they just gave it another name. The skills were going to be different in any circumstance.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I think first and foremost there has to be a Paladin type character as that has been the heart of the story since D1. No doubt it starts out as 5 simply because more WILL BE added in an expansion.

    As for expansions. They very well may do more than one a la LOD. Much like the development of D3, I think Blizzard became obviously dysfunctional in how they managed this franchise. One would expect that they can not continue with D3 the same they did with D2
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Still, it is a bit sad that the pasty guy with the mullet is gone. But I'm liking the Witch Doctor already.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    druid in certainly in, in the artwork trailer there is a character that looks a lot like the druid, he is wearing a wolf mane and is wielding a snake.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I don't know... those bug based skills just ... BUG LOL.. me.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    1. We have your melee tank, the barbarian
    2. The witch doctor can curse, and seems to have some sorc-spell-like (or P&B-like) alchemy. I think the description said he can summon too, so that's really all three of the original necro's skill trees right there.

    And I think it's safe to say:

    3. There will be a ranged attacker, probably relying on dodging instead of defense and life, quite like the amazon.
    4. There will be a dedicated spell caster, I don't think the WD is it.
    5. In Diablo 2 we had the pally here, a character who could melee, support the party, or spell cast, a bit of a mix of the other classes. This could go a lot of ways, I'm most interested in this one.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Also did you notice the right mana bulb of the barbarian? It wasn't the same blue that the witch doctor had. Stamina maybe , as I doubt the barb really casts spells.

    But I guess there will be at least one fighter (barb) , one ranged , one with minions (witch doctor) and one pure caster with the fifth character being ... ?
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I'm hoping the ranged one gets the trap-like skills, to create a rogue-type character (not the Diablo I rogue)


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    i can see something like the ranger, possibly ranged attacks, elemental magic and summoning.

    the other character would be archmage, also proficient in utility magic, elemental magic (different from ranger) and specialist magic (light/dark?)

    also an interesting character class would be vampire (instead of assassin or rogue perhaps), able to fight with one or two weapons, create traps and have blood spells (drink blood to recover hp for example)

    then you could have a monk, versatile in things like staff/hand combat, improved speed/defense and healing magic.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    They need to preserve the equality between the elemental damage types. If the witchdoctor has fire and poison, it seems likely that another class has cold and lightning, and I doubt any class will be built around fire, cold and lightning spell attacks again because we already have some on another class.
     

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