Character Classes for High Elves, Swordmaster, Archmage, Shadow Warrior, White Lion
Amongst the oldest of the races to walk the world, the High Elves of Ulthuan are a people of incredible grace, skill, and wisdom. Masters of almost every art imaginable, the High Elves are tested more and more with each passing year. Though their numbers wane, they are ever up to the challenges they face.
archetype: Tank • special mechanic: Blade Dance
class details: Fighters specializing in magical attacks, Sword Masters string together short chains of attacks in a graceful Blade Dance. With each swing of their weapons they step into a more balanced fighting position, allowing them to use more powerful attacks, and increase their balance even further. With magical enchantments to bolster the strength of their attacks, Sword Masters are deadly front-line warriors.
description: The Swordmaster fights with magical enchantments to bolster the strength of his attacks, and is a deadly front-line warrior. Surprisingly agile with his finely crafted Elven Greatsword, the Swordmaster is the vanguard of any Elf army.
mechanic: The Swordmaster strings together short chains of attacks in a graceful Blade Dance. With each swing of his weapon, he steps into a more balanced fighting position, which allows him to use attacks that are more powerful and increase his balance even further.
A Mastery path focused on offense and Greatswords.
A Mastery path focused on defense and protection.
A Mastery path focused on magical attacks and effects.
archetype: Healer • special mechanic: High Magic
class details: Long-range healers, the Archmages are masters of High Magic. Through careful and balanced use of the Winds Of Magic, Archmages can use the power generated by their offensive spells as fuel for their healing abilities. By weaving back and forth between damaging spells and healing magic, they reduce and sometimes even negate the cost of beneficial spells, allowing them to remain efficient for long periods of time.
description: The High Elves are known far and wide as the most powerful mages in the world, and the Archmages are the best even among their own kin. Capable of weaving all of the Winds of Magic together in complex and subtle ways, the Archmages can easily turn the tide of battle in their favor.
mechanic: The High Elves are the only living beings who can grasp the depth and subtlety of true High Magic. By understanding the true natures of all of the Winds of Magic, the Archmage can transfer the power of his destructive spells directly into his beneficial magic, using this balanced power to make his healing abilities less expensive.
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.
archetype: Ranged Damage • special mechanic: Strategic Maneuvers
class details: A flexible offensive attacker at any range, Shadow Warriors are skilled at both bow and blade. They pick strategies to best suit the battlefield, and can easily shift from being a deadly long-range attacker to a highly mobile medium-range skirmisher. In hand-to-hand combat, Shadow Warriors are also lethal, and can dispose of enemies swiftly with their blades.
description: The darkest, most sinister and brutal of all the High Elves. The Shadow Warriors are masters of ambush and guerrilla warfare. They strike swiftly and noiselessly with deadly accurate volleys from their longbows, before charging forth to slay any survivors with a flurry of blades.
mechanic: To excel as a Shadow Warrior you must carefully observe the flow of the battle and choose the best strategy for the situation at hand. A Shadow Warrior must always be aware of his opponent's location. This is critical to making the most of his maneuvers and the abilities associated with them. A Shadow Warrior should also fight with a cool head and understand that his vengeance should only be unleashed at the most ideal moment on a weakened opponent. This boiling rage will add power to many of his attacks allowing him to quickly kill a properly weakened foe.
A Mastery path focused on long-distance bow attacks.
A Mastery path focused on hand-to-hand combat.
A Mastery path focused on short-range, mobile bow attacks.
archetype: Melee Damage • special mechanic: Tamed Lion
class details: An offensive melee attacker, White Lions fight side-by-side with a lion companion that they have captured and tamed. Whether distracting the enemy while the lion mauls them, or disposing of them directly with their mighty Great axes the White Lions can take down enemies in nearly any situation.
description: The proud and fierce White Lions have their roots in the lands of Chrace, where they have been know for centuries as woodsmen of great skill. While long ago, circumstance and necessity forced them to turn to the path of the warrior; they never neglected their roots, and today continue their ancestral woodsman axe to this very day.
mechanic: Being a part of a White Lion regiment is a great honor, and initiates must prove their worth by single-handedly slaying one of the feared Chracian white lions and returning with the great cat's pelt as proof of their deed (and the attempts turn in favor of the predatory cats as often as not)! While this also serves the secondary purpose of keeping the lions' numbers in check, the High Elves are also well aware that all creatures serve a purpose, and they never slaughter the lions needlessly. Therefore, if a victorious Elf finds his prey's lair full of pups, he will bring the young cats back with him to raise, train, and care for. While most of these tenderly reared lions go on to draw the famous Lion Chariots of Chrace, some will occasionally form a deep and lasting bond with their White Lion caretaker, and grow to become a lifelong companion to the Elf.
A Mastery path focused on both you and your pet equally.
A Mastery path focused on your pet distracting enemies while you deal damage.
A Mastery path focused on assisting and supporting your pet while he deals damage.