Character Classes for Greenskins, Black Orc, Goblin Shaman, Squig Herder
For countless generations, the green menace has plagued every corner of the Old World. They exist for the thrill of battle alone, and relish any chance to prove that they are the world's best and cruelest warriors. Their thundering battle cry, "Waaagh!" has signaled the demise of countless enemies over the ages.
archetype: Tank • special mechanic: Brawling
Black Orcs love a good brawl, and always manage to get into the thick of them. Their onslaught of attacks allow Black Orcs to press forward into the fray with a continuous flow of strikes, unlocking more abilities with each successive blow.
description: Black Orcs love a good brawl, and are always the first ones to charge into the hectic chaos of combat. Over enough generations, this has ensured that the only surviving Black Orcs are the toughest of the tough and the meanest of the mean, resulting in a group known for their brutality and sturdiness even among other Greenskins.
mechanic: Black Orcs are master tacticians, and brilliant combat fighters without intellectual peer among the Greenskins, for they can actually formulate and follow a detailed and complex battle plan. Some warriors of other races have been known to occasionally point out that a Black Orc's plans somehow seem to consist of nothing more than progressing from "Hit 'im!" to "Oi, 'e's still standing, hit 'im again!", and then back to "Him 'im!" again...but they're careful not to sound mocking or dismissive, for in the hands of a Black Orc, such a plan is crushingly effective.
A Mastery path focused on stabbin' things.
A Mastery path focused on survivability which means mor' killin' later.
A Mastery path focused on buffs and group support, cause everyone has some killin' ta do.
archetype: Healer • special mechanic: WAAAGH!
class details: While capable healers at any time, Shaman are at their peak when in the grip of a WAAAGH! frenzy. By pummeling their enemies with destructive spells, Shaman get worked up into a WAAAGH!-fueled craze, which they then draw upon to power their healing abilities.
description: Any time the Greenskins declare a WAAAGH! and go to war (which is to say, any time they go anywhere), their endless thirst for battle produces an almost-palpable energy in the air. Over time, clever Goblins learned to harness the power of the WAAAGH!, and Shaman take advantage of this to support their allies in combat.
mechanic: Channeling the WAAAGH! power, Shaman can produce all types of spectacular green magic, which he can unleash as a testament to the might of the Greenskin dieties, Gork and Mork. Greenskins are a little unclear on exactly which god it is that they worship at any given moment, however, so the Shaman decide to play it safe and offer up power to both. This constant back-and-forth between Mork and Gork allows a Shaman to greatly improve his magic, making their dimutive figures into unexpectedly powerful forces on the battlefield.
A Mastery path focused on healing and restorative powers.
A Mastery path focused on offensive and damaging powers.
A Mastery path focused on hindering and weakening foes.
Goblin Squig Herder
archetype: Ranged DPS • special mechanic: Squig pets
class details: Goblins aren't exactly known for their fortitude or strength, so the clever Squig Herders use a pack of Squigs to do the hard work, while they stand back and safely pepper their enemies with arrows. Though they can keep only a single Squig under their control at any given time, the sheer arsenal of Squigs at their disposal make them valuable in nearly any situation.
description: Goblins aren't exactly known for their fortitude or strength, so the clever Squig Herder uses a pack of squigs to do the hard work for him while he stands safely away and unleashes a rain of deadly arrows.
mechanic: Through a combination of poking, prodding, yelling, and throwing raw meat, a Squig Herder has managed to...well...not exactly "tame" a pack of squigs, but certainly get them to at least run when he stabs them. The Squig Herder has the means to deal with any combat situation through the wide array of squigs at his disposal - and sometimes, they are quite literally at his disposal, as his pets have an unsettling habit of being eaten or exploding.
A Mastery path focused on long range bow combat.
A Mastery path focused on toe-to-toe combat.
A Mastery path focused on short range and moving bow combat.