Character Classes for Dark Elves, Witch Elves, Disciple of Khaine, Sorceress
Arrogance and bitter hatred drive the followers of Malekith, the Witch King, to war against any they deem inferior. To these raiders, compassion and restraint are viewed as weakness, while cruelty and deceit are held as virtues. Countless victims have been claimed by these vicious and warlike people, taken as servants or sacrificed to their blood-thirsty god, Khaine.
archetype: Melee DPS • special mechanic: Blood Lust
class details: An offensive melee career, Witch Elves favor ambushes and quick attacks. Once they close in on their victims, Witch Elves become filled with a joyous and terrible Blood Lust, ultimately unleashing in a vicious Frenzy. Their dark blades can also absorb and corrupt the victim's own blood, briefly turning it into a deadly weapon in the Witch Elves' cruel hands.
description: The Witch Elves are the sanctified brides of Khaine, the Lord of Murder, and they serve their patron deity with savage pleasure. Wielding long daggers and prowling across the battlefield, the Witch Elves will sacrifice anyone and anything in their path as an offering to please the Bloody-Handed Lord.
mechanic: With each strike of their weapons, the Witch Elves drive themselves deeper into a furious bloodlust, until they finally sate themselves in a horrific frenzy. Using their Khaine-blessed weapons, a Witch Elf can slice into her enemy and then corrupt their very blood upon her blades, briefly granting even more power to her attacks.
A Mastery path focused on toe-to-toe combat.
A Mastery path focused on poisons and weakening effects.
A Mastery path focused on surprise attacks and positional combat.
Disciple of Khaine
archetype: Healer • special mechanic: Soul Reaping
class details: A front-line healer, Disciples use Soul Reaping to gather Soul Essence from their foes, striking them down in the name of Khaine. The Essences can then be used to invoke divine gifts of mending, healing, and support for their allies. In order to ensure that they have a steady supply of Essence available, Disciples must be active members at the front lines of the battle.
description: Dark priests of the Bloody Handed god, The Disciples of Khaine can be found on the frontline of any Druchii assault. In combat, the Disciple is a master of shifting the balance of a fight, for what they reap from their enemies they give to their allies - what was once your strength will soon become their own. Disciples must be watched carefully and their fell magic countered in short order or you will find your very essence trapped in servitude to Khaine.
mechanic: Using wicked ritual blades, a Disciple harvests the essence of their enemy and offers it to Khaine in exchange for blessings and dark powers. These dark gifts allow the Disciple to tend to the needs of the Dark Elven host, mending bones, suppressing pain, and even raising critically injured warriors to fight again.
A Mastery path focused on healing and restorative powers.
A Mastery path focused on melee combat.
A Mastery path focused on siphoning power from your enemies.
archetype: Ranged DPS • special mechanic: Dark Magic
class details: An offensive ranged attacker, Sorcerers and Sorceresses pull power recklessly from the Winds Of Magic, unleashing devastating magical attacks but putting themselves at risk as well. As Dark Magic builds up to greater and greater levels, all of the Sorcerers' attacks become much more powerful, bringing a correspondingly higher chance of causing a painful Backlash.
description: The Sorceresses of the Druchii are the true power of the Dark Elven armies. Blades may be turned aside and shields may be crushed, but what soldier can stop a flow of living shadow and darkness? Tearing the Winds Of Magic asunder, the Sorceresses bring forth devastation on an unimaginable scale, raining destruction down upon their helpless foes.
mechanic: The weak High Elves teach that the Winds Of Magic must be used in balance, through precise and careful craftings, but the Dark Elven Sorceresses scoff at their foolish cowardice. Every Dark Elf knows that when you want something, you simply take it - all of it. A Sorceress uses her Dark Magic to pull power indiscriminately from all the Winds Of Magic, driving her magical potency to levels that her weak High Elven cousins could scarcely dream of. The Winds themselves fight back against such overwhelming use of power, however, and reckless Sorceresses will find themselves facing a Backlash against their unnatural use of power, but such is the price of victory - and surely, any Dark Elves clumsy enough to be destroyed by their own Backlashes would clearly be too foolish to live long in Druchii society regardless, yes?
A Mastery path focused on immediate damage.
A Mastery path focused on longer-duration effects.
A Mastery path focused on wide-area effects.