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How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

Discussion in 'Demon Hunter' started by Richard Sharp, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Richard Sharp

    Richard Sharp Diabloii.Net Member

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    How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

    Everyone assumes that a Rogue/ Ranger/Archer is the 5th class, but thinking a little outside that box, the Ninja/Nightblade Archetype is just as valid and perhaps a bit more "exotic" to fit the flavor of DIII.

    The obvious reason that this could "fill" the role of a ranged and melee class with some magic abilities. In terms of past Diablo classes, it might most closely resemble the Assassin. Likely it will be named something other than "Ninja" and have a lore/background consistent with the exotic DIII world. The reason I have for this speculation is that a Stealth based fighter/ranged attacker with some magic-like abilities would allow for considerable flexability in terms of class build. Obviously Bows, throwing stars, and throwing knives would be a primary class skill set. Swords, Polearms, and other exotic weapons would be the melee choices for this class, but it would focus on quick stealth based melee kills, as the class would be weaker than the Barbarian or Monk when facing hordes of enemies directly.

    Other skills might involve camoflage and/or invisiblity magic like abilities. Skills designed to kill or incapacitate a single enemy quickly when a stealth melee attack is performed.
    Finally, escape and evasion skills such as a flashbomb/tumble behind enemy skill, and leaping/dodging skills to avoid enemy attacks and missile fire.

    This Class would be one of the fastest moving classes, as it would use speed instead of armor or spells to soak damage.

    Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
     
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    Re: How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

    Stealth classes will never work in a Diablo game, for a few reasons.

    First off they would suck in a group. As your trying to slow down and stealth to each target your 3 friends just want to rip through everything as fast as they can.

    The second reason stealth doesn't work is it not conducive to the kind of combat that is in Diablo, stealth works great for one on one or maybe even one vs two, but when you talk about combat in diablo your talking about fighting hordes at a time.

    Also, no matter what anyone says stealth can and would be used to skip content.

    The Wiz already fits the Asian theme so they wouldn't make another character with the same theme.

    The Monk already has fast combat and light armor, and has spells to soak/deflect damage.

    I can tell you spent some time on posting this and its your first post so I kind of feel bad bashing it but it just wont work sorry.
     
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    Re: How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

    that sounds pretty interesting, but we will know for sure soon!
     
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    Re: How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

    what theeliminator said.

    it simply does not fit
     
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    Re: How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

    I had a dream that the fifth class were Wardens, from the Warcraft 'verse.

    Which kind of fit with what you're talking about.

    I could imagine the whining though :D
     
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    Re: How about Ninja/Nightblade as 5th class ?

    Hah. I said Warden and it turns out to be a Demon Hunter, which are pretty much the enemies of the Wardens in WoW.

    Commence whining about it being named after a class from the Warcraft 'verse?


     

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