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    Class Idea - Battle mage

    hiya, sitting at work, bored, i typed this up... while i would love this class i don't think Bliz will ever put it into game... although i don't think they will put tinker, or demon hunter in either.... which i keep seeing people post about... i've always like the idea of a battle mage so i wrote this up


    this is a working document, i am not that good at naming things the names below (specs etc) are just how i think about them





    Battlemage
    The leaders of the Kirin Tor after seeing what has transpired in Azaroth during the cataclysm, and seeing the need for them to have troops that were more survivalable. they started training battle mages. Being able to survive more than a normal mage, but still being able to unleash the hurt. Battle mages are able to fill the roles of healer, or damage dealer, and bring some interesting toys to the party.

    Roles – heal, melee, ranged
    HERO CLASS – Starts at 75, enters full game at 80. Need an 80 to create

    Races –
    Horde - Blood elf, troll, goblin, forsaken, Orc
    Alliance – human, gnome, dwarf, worgan, Draenei Night elf
    Neutral - Pandaren

    Armour – All Mail types (spirt, Int, Agil)

    Weapons – staff, main hand sword, Mace, 2 hand mace, polearm

    Specials

    Specs
    Restoration – healing spec, uses Spirit Mail
    Nature, holy,
    Healing it the name, and healing is the game…
    Resuscitate ally – only while in combat

    Elemental –ranged dps spec, uses Int mail
    Special – able to summon up to 2 elemental pets
    Fire, frost, nature, shadow, Holy, Arcane… spells from all 6 types of magic

    2 elementals can be summoned but they are only active for 2 minutes with a 5 minute cool down, each deals damage(fire, arcane), tank( shadow,Frost) or heals (holy, nature) depending on their specific elemental type. A major glyph can be used to change it so 1 elemental is summoned, and stays active.

    Combat – melee DPS, Uses Agil Mail
    Special – Staff and sword - Able to use a staff in offhand with a 1H sword, or mace in the main hand, but staff loses 50% of its stats.

    Using a 1 hand weapons with a staff, or a 2 hand polearm, mace, or staff the combat battlemage uses spells, and weapon strikes to deal damage to their enemies.

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    We just got a new class this xpack.. Why does everyone need another so quickly >_>

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    Who ever said that this would be a class idea for next expansion, Oppotunity231?
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    I had come up with a concept for the battle mage some time back that was fairly well detailed. If I find it I will post it.

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    I never said it would/i thought it would be a class for the next expansion. Just quite an amount of discussion about wanting/(in the author's mind) creating a new class, when we just got one.

    Sorry if what i just said is a bit confusing >_<, im not sure how to really put it!

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    Names are too similar to existing specs, 3 restorations? It seems like blizzard only uses a shared name once for two classes. Elemental really has nothing to do with shadow or holy magic, the elements are water wind fire and earth. It's a BattleMAGE so it'd probably be better off with the typical Frost,Fire,Arcane theme instead of inviting in non-mage themes like shadow or holy. Overall Battle Mage isn't likely to happen since there is a MAGE class, same reason Blizzard wouldn't add a Archdruid or Farseer, because Druids and Shamans respectively cover those niches.

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    I like the idea of new classes, but not classes that are extremely similar to current classes like Arch Druid/Mage or Battle Mage. But maybe Battle Mage could be a fourth spec for Mages but I don't really think they need another DPS spec.

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    i have liked the idea of a battlemage (cross between i was thinking a pally, and a mage) more so then a tinkerer, which should stay as a profession, or a demon hunter (which is a hybrid hunter / lock)

    Quote Originally Posted by shamantime View Post
    Names are too similar to existing specs, 3 restorations? It seems like blizzard only uses a shared name once for two classes. Elemental really has nothing to do with shadow or holy magic, the elements are water wind fire and earth. It's a BattleMAGE so it'd probably be better off with the typical Frost,Fire,Arcane theme instead of inviting in non-mage themes like shadow or holy. Overall Battle Mage isn't likely to happen since there is a MAGE class, same reason Blizzard wouldn't add a Archdruid or Farseer, because Druids and Shamans respectively cover those niches.
    they are similar i know, i was trying to make it so it was understandable what they were doing. 1 was a healer spec, 1 was a ranged spec and 1 was a melee spec.

    oh and in warcraft lore, mages can also use nature spells (several of the books in fact), which is why when i was doing this up i joined all the "magic types" into it's own grouping, and put a healing grouping in there.

    some are thinking why didn't i do tanking healing and dps.... well i don't see battlemages tanking... don't we have enough tanks already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agoonga View Post
    I like the idea of new classes, but not classes that are extremely similar to current classes like Arch Druid/Mage or Battle Mage. But maybe Battle Mage could be a fourth spec for Mages but I don't really think they need another DPS spec.
    arch druids, farseers and arch mages are advanced or specialists of those classes... battle mages however are as different from mages as pallies are from priests... and yes pallies and priests are similar lore wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    Who ever said that this would be a class idea for next expansion, Oppotunity231?
    history.. suggests it... bliz will either move around which races can do what again (aka cata, BC) put in a new class (mop) or add a hero class (Wraith)

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    I would like to see the mage class get something along the lines of Battlemage... melee dps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agoonga View Post
    I like the idea of new classes, but not classes that are extremely similar to current classes like Arch Druid/Mage or Battle Mage. But maybe Battle Mage could be a fourth spec for Mages but I don't really think they need another DPS spec.
    Agree!

    And why the hell sould mage use agility stast and wearing mail?? :P I know. With some expansion should come a High Elf`s race. Maybe then add Battle Mage heroe class?? Becuse High Elf`s got Battle Mages.

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    I can't really get behind this idea. What about a summoner class? Wears spirit cloth, specs are Necromancy (dps), celestial (healing), and void (dps). Necro summons the undead to fight for him, celestial summons beings of light to heal, and void summons beings from another worlds to deal damage.

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    OP, you just roughly described a Shaman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quakefan View Post
    Agree!

    And why the hell sould mage use agility stast and wearing mail?? :P I know. With some expansion should come a High Elf`s race. Maybe then add Battle Mage heroe class?? Becuse High Elf`s got Battle Mages.
    reasons behind the gear that i put on.

    mail - only shammies and hunters use it right now

    spirit / int - hmmm do i need to explain that one
    Agil - means that hunter / enhance shammy and the melee spec of this would be able to share gear... only other thing that i thought was using plate, but that wouldn't really work imho, in lore, or intelligent thinking

    other thing is that bliz could just make the lore that the Kirin Tor brought them about, (which is how i'd see this being put into the lore / game )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mber341 View Post
    OP, you just roughly described a Shaman.
    kinda.... yes cross with a mage, and or pally

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