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We already know that the Warrior archetype will contain Barbarian and Knight classes. What about Mage, Scout and Healer archetypes?

My guesses are:

Mage - Fire Mage and Ice Mage (though would really love a necromancer).

Scout - Thief and... Rogue? I think it's weird they chose "Scout" as the archetype; "Rogue" would have made a better archetype, with "Scout" being the class.

Healer - Cleric and Shaman.

Any other ideas? What about further classes for expansions?
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I would guess scout is divided more into thief and ranger, or something along those lines. That would accommodate the character types in 1st ed pretty well.

If that is correct, then the logic of classes might give a wilderness vs. city division for each archetype, so the mage might be something more flashy/fireball and something relying more on familiars and earth, which goes along reasonably well with the setting and the types of characters in 1st ed.

Priest or alchemist (for lack of a better word for potion maker) as the "city healer" and druid or shaman as the "wilderness healer" would make sense.

Of course, the concept of a city and wilderness version of each archetype is probably not something they are using.
 
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timlillig wrote:
I would guess scout is divided more into thief and ranger, or something along those lines. That would accommodate the character types in 1st ed pretty well.


Agree. Forgot about "Ranger".

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If that is correct, then the logic of classes might give a wilderness vs. city division for each archetype, so the mage might be something more flashy/fireball and something relying more on familiars and earth, which goes along reasonably well with the setting and the types of characters in 1st ed.


Warlock and Druid?

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Priest or alchemist (for lack of a better word for potion maker) as the "city healer" and druid or shaman as the "wilderness healer" would make sense.


Cleric I think is a given, as that's a classic. I think Shaman is still the other one, as I can't think of a better description for Widow Tara.
 
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Don't forget about this image:



(In the context on the FFG page, it was in the section about characters and classes: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm...)
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sigmazero13 wrote:
Don't forget about this image:



(In the context on the FFG page, it was in the section about characters and classes: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm...)


What about it? Are you suggesting that one of the classes may be something like "Runemaster"?
 
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yeah pretty obvious Runemaster is one of the class for the mage archetype.

So we have:

Warrior : Knight /Berserker
Mage : RuneMaster / ???? (elementalist ?)
Healer : Cleric ? / Druide ?
scout : Rogue ? / archer ?


Overlord :

-we already know there wiil be Saboteur class....and ?
maybe warlord?
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bleached_lizard wrote:
sigmazero13 wrote:
Don't forget about this image:



(In the context on the FFG page, it was in the section about characters and classes: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm...)


What about it? Are you suggesting that one of the classes may be something like "Runemaster"?

I think "Runemaster" does sound more Terrinothy than "Fire Mage"
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Belsamoreth wrote:
yeah pretty obvious Runemaster is one of the class for the mage archetype.

So we have:

Warrior : Knight /Berserker
Mage : RuneMaster / ???? (elementalist ?)
Healer : Cleric ? / Druide ?
scout : Rogue ? / archer ?


Overlord :

-we already know there wiil be Saboteur class....and ?
maybe warlord?


I think Scout is probably Thief/Ranger, but apart from that I agree with everything.

As for the OL, if it's anything like RtL then there will be options that specialise in traps, monsters and spells.
 
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i am confused about something.

i think the blason/colored thing on the character card represent the archetype : yellow=mage,red=warrior,blue=healer, and black=scout.

So my guess was : 2 heros/archetype.


but it seems to be 3 mages...so...what ?

 
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Where are people getting this "three mages" thing from?
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Belsamoreth wrote:


but it seems to be 3 mages...so...what ?


Which 3 mages are your looking at?
 
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let's look at this picture :
http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1249367.jpg

the character card on the table...(and it's not Leoric)
 
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looking at the characters in the photo Seb points to, including the 1st ed characters, and these two pictures:
 



it seems like the scout color is green, rather than black.
 
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Would Runebound characters as class suggestions apply here? Example the different character decks might give a clue to the ones available:

Battlemage
Blade Dancer
Runemaster
Shadow Walker
Spiritbound
Wildlander

Figured since it is in the same universe that they might borrow from them vs creating whole new classes. Not that I would mind the stuff at all.


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timlillig wrote:
looking at the characters in the photo Seb points to, including the 1st ed characters, and these two pictures:
 



it seems like the scout color is green, rather than black.


yeah,Ronan the Wild is green...i think you're right !
 
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Syncronis09 wrote:

Figured since it is in the same universe that they might borrow from them vs creating whole new classes. Not that I would mind the stuff at all.


I don't think they'll use ALL of those, but some of them, perhaps. The already announced "Warrior" and "Barbarian" seem a bit tame if the others are all "Wildlander" and "Blade Dancer."

On the other hand, I do agree with Shnar that "Runemaster" is a strong candidate for one of the Mage classes. If that's true, however, then the other class would likely be something "non-rune" based. Book magic might be making a stronger appearance in D2e than it has historically in Terrinoth games, which could be interesting depending on what kind of fluff they give us on the subject. I've always found it somewhat interesting that the rune mages have (in the past) appeared to have such a strong hold over Terrinoth, depsite the undeniable presence of non-rune magic in other realms.
 
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Stewi wrote:
Syncronis09 wrote:

Figured since it is in the same universe that they might borrow from them vs creating whole new classes. Not that I would mind the stuff at all.


I don't think they'll use ALL of those, but some of them, perhaps. The already announced "Warrior" and "Barbarian"

On the other hand, I do agree with Shnar that "Runemaster" is a strong candidate for one of the Mage classes.



The announced are Warrior and Berzerker (not Barbarian)
Runemaster is shown as one of the Mage Class.

 
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Belsamoreth wrote:
Stewi wrote:
Syncronis09 wrote:

Figured since it is in the same universe that they might borrow from them vs creating whole new classes. Not that I would mind the stuff at all.


I don't think they'll use ALL of those, but some of them, perhaps. The already announced "Warrior" and "Barbarian"

On the other hand, I do agree with Shnar that "Runemaster" is a strong candidate for one of the Mage classes.



The announced are Warrior and Berzerker (not Barbarian)
Runemaster is shown as one of the Mage Class.



Where is this shown?
 
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bleached_lizard wrote:


Where is this shown?



 
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It isn't explicitly stated that the class is called "Runemaster", though. That's just the best educated guess.
 
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bleached_lizard wrote:
It isn't explicitly stated that the class is called "Runemaster", though. That's just the best educated guess.


it's obvious.

Runemaster is written on all the cards...

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Belsamoreth wrote:
bleached_lizard wrote:
It isn't explicitly stated that the class is called "Runemaster", though. That's just the best educated guess.


it's obvious.

Runemaster is written on all the cards...



D'oh! I didn't see that part. blush

Okay - definitely Runemaster, then!
 
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Actually, if Widow Tara is of the Mage archetype as well, then maybe there is hope for a necromancer class! zombie
 
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reposting from : http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_foros_discusion.asp?e...

"Well,

with new preview, we recieve new information about our heroes

Each hero sheet have a colored "gem" in the middle top of their character sheet. Colours are Red, Blue, Green and Yellow.

Red = Warrior

Blue = Helaer

Green = Scout

Yellow = Mage

Lets update my old speculations



Warriors = Dwarf guy with Axe (representative of berserk subclass) X Elf girl (representative of Knight)

Helaers = Billy the Mace (representative of Paladin class?) X Widow Tarha (Shaman)

Scouts = Oliver twist (representative of rogue/assasin) X Great Unknown (no figure, picture or character sheet yet seen, archer subclass?)

Mages = Leroic of the Book (rune master) X Girl with a snake (elementalist)



- Ok, great hole in my speculations, there are three character sheets with yellow gem on them (widow Tarha has a yellow gem) i hope that with new previews, this hole will be leaped over

Skill descriptions for most of these heroes are unreadable but you can still substract or guess their statistics. Great difference is, that we can see a "10" wounds on some character sheets instead of typical 8,12,16 wounds. ( i know about 20 wounds issue of Hugo the Glorious but i, as a overlord, will just pretend that this kind of guy do not exist). Also the dwarf guy have a 15 wounds on him? ( i need a bigger glasses or better picture to be sure).

Well, i hope that in new descent will be a 2:2:2:2 class oriented heroes, not 2:2:1:3 class oriented heroes. 3 mages is too much "
 
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jafix wrote:

Healers = Billy the Mace (representative of Paladin class?) X Widow Tarha (Shaman)



I think it's a cleric more than a paladin.

And Widow Tarha is a mage not a healer.


 
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