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    Thoughts on Tempest?

    Kinda surprised that there has been no new thread on the new Warrior soul. Seems to me that it's a rogue/mage hybrid (WoW terms, not necessarily Rift). Anyone else find the idea of a plate wearing ranged stealth class interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious98 View Post
    Kinda surprised that there has been no new thread on the new Warrior soul. Seems to me that it's a rogue/mage hybrid (WoW terms, not necessarily Rift). Anyone else find the idea of a plate wearing ranged stealth class interesting?
    Wasn't the soul info for the Warrior suppose to be released today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuri View Post
    Wasn't the soul info for the Warrior suppose to be released today?
    Basically think Riftblade, but with Lightening. It allows us to have a bit of ranged dps when hauling ass from melee hating mechanics

    http://stormlegion.riftgame.com/en/souls/tempest/
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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious98 View Post
    Kinda surprised that there has been no new thread on the new Warrior soul.
    Because only mages matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuri View Post
    Wasn't the soul info for the Warrior suppose to be released today?
    Yeah. I didn't see a forum post here so I was confused. Went to the website and saw it. Not even Riftjunkies had it up.

    OT : Kinda makes me think of David Copperfield meets X-Men's Storm. A lightning-wielding illusionist.

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    its kind of neat but at the same time, you think of the Word 'Warrior' and you think in your face fighter. but this is like totally opposite. But I do understand where they are going with it.

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    Oh wow. That's AWESOME. I am still swaying between MoP and Storm Legion, but having a Warrior tank who can do RDPS is a really awesome concept.
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    http://www.twitch.tv/mmorpgcom/b/332181688

    Tempest reveal starts 3 minutes in. Some more great technical errors, a white-board fake-out, and an attention seeking turtle.

    Turning BM into a support class sounds interesting. Can't wait to see how that plays.

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    This makes the choice of Rift v. WoW for me that much harder
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    The new mage soul was more impressive. I wasnt that excited about the warrior, and they kind of avoided answering some things about it through the live feed anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sargonnax View Post
    The new mage soul was more impressive. I wasnt that excited about the warrior, and they kind of avoided answering some things about it through the live feed anyway.
    Basically my thoughts as well. I didn't even have much to say on it other "Riftblade could have just as well been reworked."

    Can't say I enjoy the direction of the Warrior class since the great tanking rebalance. :/

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    Anyone have a good pic of the whiteboard that ran accross the screen near the end? Was kind of blurry :P



    can anyone enhance this? not sure if thats possible :P
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    Raids:

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    The way they wheeled it past the camera, some are thinking it's just a joke. Until we have a better idea of how much is going into SL, it's tough to fathom the potential accuracy or seriousness of that whiteboard.

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    new class is awesome just like the mage one!!!
    the whiteboard seems strange.....if its not a joke sth special trion is making for us

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    I have a level 50 dorf warrior alt, found the new Tempest soul 'interesting' but tbh.....

    Did you see the size of Tempest Bay? the shared faction city

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    yeah is really huge
    and the bear mount at video? was awesome!

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    I thought the reveal itself was very well done, much like the mage, very relaxed and comical, (anyone see that freaky turtle?)

    Some thoughts:

    - Love the idea of a ranged DPS that can be played as fully standalone or in synergy with other specs - it seems to have gotten a bit of a "Meh" reaction, but its quite groundbreaking (in equal proportion to giving a mage melee, I would say) and the casting animations in the reveal felt very fluid and I felt didn't take away from the warrior "Image".
    - Love the changes to support in that you do not need to keep re-casting Buffs, but that the use of specific finishers would cause them to proc (far more strategic in play style)
    - The new city looks stunning. and it felt/looked huge
    - Revamp of warrior specs sounds really interesting (Champion with a pure AOE Focus, Paragon with Single target DPS focus, and beastmaster becoming the support spec)
    - Warrior DPS gains a big boost (even tanking) which should be interesting and classes using Tempest will be more competitive on heavy movement fights.
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    Seeing as i'm a lazy slack and don't play a warrior too often, i'm just going to ninja some info from the Rift Forum

    Poster: Wylt
    Source: http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-gene...verhaul-s.html

    Overall glimpse of the wall of information:


    Tempest is a full range DPS soul, casting with weapons. 30m range+
    Paragon is now 2h or DW, focused on ST dps
    Champion is now 2h or DW, focused on AoE dps
    Riftblade wasn't talked about overly much, but should split the difference
    Beastmaster is now full support, triggered off of dps
    Warlord is now DPS-focused with tank utility (including block without shield)
    Paladin is now phys mit tank
    Void knight is now mag mit tank
    Reaver is now slightly lower mit, higher dps tank
    16 RB = blade of elemental affinity
    11 WL = block without shield


    Soul-Specific Changes


    Beastmaster


    SOUL PURPOSE: Support through DPS
    FLAVOR ADD: Pet usage
    Gain of former Warlord call abilities
    Call of Kinship. Doesn't mention stacking. So I think this could pretty much be chalked up to a constant 23 hps across the entire raid, just for keeping your rotation going.


    Champion

    SOUL PURPOSE: DPS
    FLAVOR ADD: AoE Focus


    Paladin

    SOUL PURPOSE: Tank
    FLAVOR ADD: Physical Mitigation


    Paragon

    SOUL PURPOSE: DPS
    FLAVOR ADD: Single Target focus


    Reaver

    SOUL PURPOSE: Tank
    FLAVOR ADD: Lower Mitigation, Higher DPS


    Riftblade

    SOUL PURPOSE: DPS
    FLAVOR ADD: oGCD Burst Finishers, self healing & elemental-based attacks


    Tempest


    SOUL PURPOSE: DPS
    FLAVOR ADD: 30+ Meter Range DPS, primarily ST with a healthy amount of AoE
    Stationary Invis


    Void Knight

    SOUL PURPOSE: Tank
    FLAVOR ADD: Magical Mitigation


    Warlord

    SOUL PURPOSE: DPS
    FLAVOR ADD: Tank/survivability utility talents
    Surge finishers that boost dps, etc
    Postures... similar to cleric Meins or "other mmo" warrior stances. Defensive, Recovery, Ready are what I've seen mentioned so far. This tells me you swap postures to go DPS or swap to Tank, etc.
    Neck Punch. An interrupt. Finally.
    Into the Breach, 11 points in. Charge. Woot.
    Combat Veteran, 11 points in. Shield-less block. Hell yes.
    Forced March, 16 points. Sprint.
    Defensive Manuever, 21 points. Disengage/backward leap.
    Seasoned. DPS scales up as you avoid or are avoided. DPS benefits from tanking.
    Battlefield Medic. Self heal, 8 second CD.
    Sergeant's Order appears to be a 0 point now.
    If you go deep enough for Clear the Breach you get a second charge that does aoe damage.
    Tactical Advance. Your charges refresh your disengage?

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