So here is the Spellbreaker thread. I hope everyone who requested this thread is happy, because here it is. It wasn't as difficult as I originally thought to create the specs for this concept. The hard part was finding pictures that represented the direction I wanted to go in terms of specs (Thank goodness for DOTA! ). At any rate, here is the class concept. I hope you enjoy my take on it.
And yes, I still think that Tinker is the next class.
The Spellbreaker is an anti-magic counter class that utilizes a variety of magical abilities to confuse and dismantle foes. The class is highly specialized, as such, only 2 races can become them. I chose this limitation in order to increase the class' flavor, and to make each faction's version feel a bit more immersive and interesting. I want a Night Elf Spellbreaker to actually feel like a specialized NE class, and vice versa for their Blood Elf counterparts.
Though their abilities are the same, they would have different animations and icons, much like Blood Lust/Heroism for Shaman. This would add differentiation, yet still maintain balance. So while the Blood Elf's abilities may appear more firey in nature, the Night Elf's abilities would appear more arcane in nature. Ideally, this differentiation would be apparent in all of the Spellbreaker's abilities.
Races: Night Elf, Blood Elf
Weapons: 1h swords, 1h axes, 1h maces, fist weapons, Daggers, shields, 2h swords, 2h maces, 2h axes
Specs: Control (DPS), Vengeance (DPS), Sentinel (Tank)
Note Spellbreakers do NOT use their equipped weapons in battle. All spellbreakers carry use double or triple-bladed glaive weapons depending on spec. These weapons allow melee attacks. However, the Expertise spec changes your auto attack into a ranged attack that hits enemies up to 35 yards away.
Blood Elf and Night Elf Spellbreakers are divided up into two unique factions who use two very different, yet very powerful creatures as their standard bearers:
The Blood Elf Spellbreaker honors the Phoenix, a mystical creature that is immune to magic. Invoking this incredible creature has allowed the Blood Elf Spellbreakers to annihilate magical and non-magical foes alike.
The Faerie Dragon
The Night Elf Spellbreaker honors the Faerie Dragon, a small mystical creature that is immune to magic. Invoking this mystical creature has allowed the Night Elf Spellbreakers to become formidable fighters that easily rival their Blood Elf Counterparts.
These two creatures give the two types of spellbreakers unique abilities. Blood Elf Spellbreakers get Phoenix Flare, Phoenix Egg, Phoenix Skin, and the summon ability Phoenix. Night Elf Spellbreakers receive Mana Flare, Phase, Dragon Egg, and the summon ability Faerie Dragon.
Mana Flare/Phoenix Flare: Summons an orb of magic that hovers near the Spellbreaker, periodically damaging nearby targets. Does additional damage to opponents using abilities that require resources. Lasts for 45 seconds.
Phoenix Egg/Fairie Egg: Blesses you with the gift of eternal life, allowing you to resurrect yourself, or give your gift of resurrection to an ally. Players resurrected by Phoenix or Faerie egg take 25% less damage from magic for 12 seconds after returning to life.
Phase/Phoenix Skin: Gives Night Elf Spellbreakers the ability to shift out of existence, completely immune to damage. Gives Blood Elf Spellbreakers the skin of a phoenix, making them immune to damage. Both lasts for 5 seconds. (cooldown)
Summon Phoenix/Faerie Dragon: Summons a guardian to aid you in battle for up to 30 seconds.
Faerie Dust/Blessing of the Phoenix: Heal yourself over several seconds.
The following are abilities that all Spellbreakers would have regardless of faction.
Control Magic (Core Ability): Takes control of an enemy's summoned unit. The remaining duration of the stolen unit is reduced by half. This ability is vastly enhanced in the Control spec. This ability does not work on demons.
Spell Reverse (Core Ability): Steals a positive buff from an enemy and applies it to a nearby friendly unit, or takes a negative buff from an ally and applies it to a nearby enemy unit. This ability can be auto cast.
Feedback: Hits a target with your weapon for 100% weapon damage. Reduces the power of their damaging and Healing spells or abilities for 6 seconds.
Distortion: Banishes the target, removing it from play for 5 seconds. Upon returning, two illusions of the target are created under the Spellbreaker's control.
Mana Beast: (passive) Grants passive bonuses based on spec.
Throw Glaive: Throws your glaive at a target up to 30 yards away. This ability is greatly enhanced in the Vengeance spec.
Spell Immunity: Makes you immune to magic for 10 seconds. However, during its duration, you are also unable to be healed from all sources of healing magic. Including your own healing spells.
DPS (INT) The Control spec grants you complete control over summoned units and beneficial magic. The Control spec extends the duration of the Phoenix and Faerie Dragon summon, as well as expands the power of the Control Magic ability.
+Improved Control Magic: Now allows you to copy the summoned ability of an ally, or an enemy for up to an hour. This replaces your Phoenix or Faerie Dragon ability. The copied summoned unit takes on the properties of your Phoenix or Faerie Dragon, and has their abilities, as well as its original abilities. The copied unit lasts for twice as long as its original. You cannot control Demons or Totem-based Elementals.
+Improved Mana/Phoenix Flare: (passive) You can now summon two Mana/Phoenix Flares at once, and the flares follow you.
+Inversion: Places a Damage over time spell on the target that increases the damage it takes from the Spellbreaker. If a positive buff is on the target, Inversion will take the place of the buff. Once Inversion ends, the buff will return.
+Copy Magic: Steals a spell or ability from an enemy for 20 seconds. The stolen ability is weaker than the original version.
+Devour Magic: You absorb your summoned unit, healing yourself and replenishing your resources.
+Mana Beast: (passive) When you kill an enemy that grants honor or experience, your spell power is increased for 10 seconds.
+Dampening Ward: Summons a ward at the caster's location that attacks a target for low damage. These wards produce a dampening field within 6 yards of their location that reduces magical damage. You can summon a maximum of three wards. Wards either take on the theme of the Phoenix or the Faerie Dragon, shooting fire or arcane missiles.
DPS (AGI) The Vengeance spec is the more physical spec of the Spellbreaker class. The Vengeance Spellbreaker's glaive recieves an extra blade which allows it to travel great distances, and damages enemies from afar. This makes the Vengeance spec the only spec outside of the Hunter class that can perform competitive physical ranged DPS. Vengeance uses 2h weapons instead of 1h weapons and shields.
+Vorpal Blades: (passive) Increases the range of your auto-attack by 30 yards. Reduces the cooldown of Throw Glaive and allows it to hit the target twice on impact.
+Mark of Vengeance: Marks a target, increasing the damage of your Vorpal Blades, and allowing you the ability to teleport to the target, or away from the target.
-Vengeance Advance: Teleports you to the marked target.
-Vengeance Retreat: Teleports you 20 yards away from the target.
+Shadow Strike: Throws a shadow dagger at target, placing a DoT on the target, and reducing their movement speed. The weaker the target, the more damage done by the DoT.
+Mana Beast: When you kill a target that grants honor or experience, your movement speed is increased for 10 seconds.
+Avatar of Vengeance The spellbreaker becomes the Avatar of Vengeance, increasing its damage, and randomly spawning spirits of vengeance that attack targets in melee range.
Tank (AGI) The Sentinel spec is the tank spec of the class. The Sentinel spec excels as counter magic and shield abilities to protect allies, and weaken foes.
+Protector of the Sunwell/Grove: Increases your armor. In addition, increases the duration of spell immunity, and Phase/Phoenix Skin by 3 seconds, and reduces their cooldowns by 1 minute.
+Beguile: (passive) Enemies who attack the Spellbreaker have their attacks slowed.
+Sun/Moon Blade Slashes three targets in an arc in front of the Spellbreaker, burning them with fire or arcane magic that reduces their armor.
+Mass Silence: Silences all enemies in a 10 yard radius around the Spellbreaker. The silence is perfect, preventing magic as well as abilities for 8 seconds.
+Sentinel Shield: Slams your shield into a target, dealing multiplied weapon damage.
+Magic Shield: (Passive) When you block an attack with your shield, the cooldown of your Sun/Moon blade ability is removed.
+Arcane Field: Places a magical barrier around the Spellbreaker that enemies cannot pass through.
+Nether Swap: Instantly swaps positions with an ally, reducing the damage you both take for 3 seconds afterwards.
+Mana Beast: When you kill a target that gives honor or experience, the cooldown of your Phase/Phoenix Skin ability is reduced by 3 seconds.
+Perfect Immunity: (passive) Your spell immunity cooldown now allows you to heal via Faerie Dust or Blessing of the Phoenix.
I would like to thank all the great artists who drew these awesome pictures. I would like to thank Blizzard for creating this great game. I would to thank everyone who took the time to read this post and respond.
Q: There's too many New Class or Hero threads on this forum!
A: Yeah, so one more isn't going to hurt anything.
Q: You're using so many pictures!
A: I realize that. I didn't feel like drawing new drawings just for the purpose of a theorycrafting thread. I don't claim any of the art in this thread as my own. I also don't make any money from these threads. This is just for fun.
Q: Spellbreaker is a horrible class concept!
A: Thanks for your input. I disagree so I made a thread about it. If you don't like it, don't waste your time responding.
Q:What's up with the talent trees?
A: Didn't feel like making one this time.
Q: They're never going to implement Spellbreaker blah blah blah!
A: I realize that. I just did this for fun. Relax.
I hope you enjoyed the concept. If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to post. This thread will be under constant revision until the final revision is completed, so please check back for changes.