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    World of Warcraft: Dragonflight - Dracthyr Evoker Official Preview

    World of Warcraft: Dragonflight - Dracthyr Evoker Official Preview
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Your awakening was unprecedented, but the time has come to claim your place in the world of Azeroth. The Dragon Isles are waiting for you to discover your purpose and awaken your wing mates in your new adventures. You will not be so easily contained.

    Created by Neltharion the Earth-Warder the essence of dragons was combined with the adaptability of the mortal races to create an elite soldier capable of switching from a draconic form to humanoid form. Long in a magical stasis, they are now awakening to a new threat within the Dragon Isles. It is in the Forbidden Reach that the dracthyr will start their journey to reclaim their fractured memories and face a new reality.

    Dracthyr Evoker Quick Facts:

    • Class: Evoker
    • Two Forms: Dracthyr and Visage
    • Armor Type: Mail
    • Weapon Types: Intellect Daggers, Fist Weapons, Axes, Maces, Swords, Staves
    • Specializations: Devastation (DPS) and Preservation (Healing)
    • Alignment: Horde or Alliance (chosen at character creation)
    • Starting Level: 58


    Creating Your Dracthyr Evoker

    Dracthyr Evokers are a new Hero class and begin their adventures at level 58. Creating your first dracthyr has no restrictions other than it requires Dragonflight and you are only able to have one dracthyr per realm. Subsequent dracthyr can only be created once there is a level 50 (non-dracthyr) character on the realm you wish to create it.

    You will also choose your faction on character creation along with all the various elements that make your dracthyr uniquely— you. There are a multitude of options and combinations you can choose. (We wish you luck in your endeavor. You’re going to need it.)

    The Color of Magic

    Dracthyr Evokers were created to wield the magic of all five dragonflights providing a very distinctive style of spell casting. You will be able to see the coalescence of these powers each time you cast. Evokers also have two distinctive specializations which take advantage of these magic types: Devastation and Preservation.

    Devastation is a ranged DPS specialization that uses the power of the red and blue dragonflights to do devastating damage to their foes.

    Blue Spells: Focused and overwhelming power
    Red Spells: Fast explosive power

    Preservation is a healing specialization that uses the power of the green and bronze dragonflights to heal their allies in battle.

    Green Spells: Nurture and heal
    Bronze Magic: Bend and manipulate time

    Each ability associated with a dragonflight will have the name listed both in the spellbook and in the tooltip.

    Becoming Empowered


    Dracthyr Evokers have special Empowered abilities that they can use to change the strength of the spell or ability they are casting. By holding down a button on your keyboard or mouse, you will power up a spell. The longer you charge the spell, the more damage it could do or the more targets the spell could hit.

    For example, one Empowered spell first learned is called Fire Breath. Fire Breath can be powered up as a Level I, Level II, or Level III spell. An indicator bar will appear when casting to display the level of the spell that will be cast. Releasing the button or moving before completing a cast will stop the spell from going off provided it hasn’t reached one of those levels. Releasing the spell when the indicator is within the range of the level indicated will cast at that level.

    At each level, the amount of damage done when using Fire Breath is increased. Not all Empowered abilities are alike, and over time, you will learn how to make the most of them.

    Embracing your Draconic Nature

    Dracthyr have two racial abilities that truly embrace the nature of this race: Wing Buffet and Tail Sweep.

    Wing Buffet: With a powerful flap of your wings, knock away your enemies in front of you.
    Tail Sweep: Lash out with your tail, knocking enemies within 6 yards into the air.

    You will also learn to Glide which you can activate by using the jump key while falling to slow your descent.

    Better than simply gliding slowly to the ground beneath you, you will also learn how to Soar for a time to move around the land. To get the most lift to your loft and go the distance, you’ll want to hone your timing and start from a higher elevation such as the edge of a cliff.

    Soar: Muster your strength and launch into the air.

    There are several other base abilities that will enhance your time spent as an elite dracthyr Evoker including the Living Flame spell which you can use to either damage enemies or heal yourself.

    Living Flame (Red): Send a flickering flame toward your target, dealing Fire damage to an enemy or healing an ally.

    In Essence

    Select spells and abilities require a resource known as Essence. This is displayed under your character portrait as five small opalescent globes and will automatically refill over time. One such spell that uses Essence is Disintegrate, which is the first spell you will learn as you progress through the starting area for the dracthyr.

    Disintegrate (Blue): Tear into the enemy with a blast of blue magic, inflicting Spellfrost damage, and slowing their movement speed.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg and there is more to explore during testing. We look forward to reading your feedback and we will see you in the Dragon Isles.

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    Omg Blizzard, you want my money to play!?
    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpalerEU View Post
    Omg Blizzard, you want my money to play!?
    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    And you want me to actually play the game to get things in it?

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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    Far be it for me to tell the marketing people what to do, but...

    THAT picture? Seriously?

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    omg... did Blizzard not learn or forget about the whole idea with DKs and being a "hero" class?

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    0/10 no Black Dragonflight magic. Must have been in the scrapped tanking spec right alongside Earthwarden Shaman tanks.

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    You will also choose your faction on character creation along with all the various elements that make your dracthyr uniquely— you.* There are a multitude of options and combinations you can choose. (We wish you luck in your endeavor. You’re going to need it.)


    *Except in your Visage Form

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    That's possibly the worst picture they could've used to promote them.

    Further evidence they've been designed for some twink scaly fetish deviants

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    Caster class that refuses to wear "Cloth" armor that all other casters of game using, and goes around with naked ass but in "Mail" armor protection for torso even while they have dragon scales, isn't it funny to use "Mail" armor made out of scales of other lizards to protect dragon skin but at same time skin under tail left uncovered thus becoming main weak spot, Dragon form don't shows transmog since even they know how ugly "Mail" armor is.

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    Red face

    So like this (precisely in this version, taking into account original from news)

    but, of course, in fact, this is usual new "caster" active pose/combat stance.
    Last edited by Alkizon; 2022-07-22 at 07:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myradin View Post
    And you want me to actually play the game to get things in it?

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    I have to pay and play!?

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocomen2 View Post
    Caster class that refuses to wear "Cloth" armor that all other casters of game using.


    [B] isn't it funny to use "Mail" armor made out of scales of other lizards to protect dragon

    Elemental Shaman are casters that wear mail.

    Chain Mail doesn't use scales, who says all mail armor needs to use scales.

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    Everyone using leather armor is effectively mammals wearing mammal skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocomen2 View Post
    Caster class that refuses to wear "Cloth" armor that all other casters of game using, and goes around with naked ass but in "Mail" armor protection for torso even while they have dragon scales, isn't it funny to use "Mail" armor made out of scales of other lizards to protect dragon skin but at same time skin under tail left uncovered thus becoming main weak spot, Dragon form don't shows transmog since even they know how ugly "Mail" armor is.
    Elemental Shaman, casting in mail? Balance Druid, casting in leather? Depending on the definition of caster: Holy Paladin, casting in plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    Far be it for me to tell the marketing people what to do, but...

    THAT picture? Seriously?
    tbh, if marketing (or good taste) would have ever been involved, such hillarious shit like the Drakthyr models never have seen the light. so this picture (as horrible as it is) not adds much to that table.

    in the end, i assume they are just happy about the fact that at least SOMEONE at Blizz does SOMETHING. regardless how cheap, bad or stupid. it seems they just try to release something to not become completely forgotten.

    and who knows? maybe the 10-12 year old kids literally love such a Drakthyr model. sadly very few 12 year olds play a 17 year old game.

    That Blizzard… /rolleyes Really a funny company these days.
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    If they're supposed to have the "best traits of mortals", why the hell can't they be any other classes? Blizzard absolutely needs to open things up to let them play as more classes... and also allow their "Visage" form to represent more races than just Blood Elf male and Human female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocomen2 View Post
    Caster class that refuses to wear "Cloth" armor that all other casters of game using,
    Ele shamans?
    All I ever wanted was the truth. Remember those words as you read the ones that follow. I never set out to topple my father's kingdom of lies from a sense of misplaced pride. I never wanted to bleed the species to its marrow, reaving half the galaxy clean of human life in this bitter crusade. I never desired any of this, though I know the reasons for which it must be done. But all I ever wanted was the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    If they're supposed to have the "best traits of mortals", why the hell can't they be any other classes?
    This alone probably kills DF for me.

    Not because I necessarily WANT to be a scaly furry boi myself, but because this kind of anti-fun decision making is not something I want to reward with a purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    This alone probably kills DF for me.

    Not because I necessarily WANT to be a scaly furry boi myself, but because this kind of anti-fun decision making is not something I want to reward with a purchase.
    I mean they are obviously a failed deathwing experiment. They are dragon spawn that lost their apex predator form and gained a humanoid one with slight vestigal dragon features and then they don't even use tools, the only thing a humanoid form is useful for. Not to mention that via visage (proper) dragons have a humanoid form anyway.
    #1) MMO-C should be glad that the British Empire is no more, because they'd want a piece of all the copium trade here.
    #2) Angry players come to the forums to complain about the game... but what loser only comes to the forums to complain about the forums and its users?
    #3)Felating Blizzard too eagerly may lead to oxygen deficiency and worst case asphyxiation. Long-term effects range from delusions up to cerebral necrosis. #4) The WoW playerbase doesn't deserve housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic Janitor View Post
    I mean they are obviously a failed deathwing experiment. They are dragon spawn that lost their apex predator form and gained a humanoid one with slight vestigal dragon features and then they don't even use tools, the only thing a humanoid form is useful for. Not to mention that via visage (proper) dragons have a humanoid form anyway.
    Not sure what you're trying to say here.

    Yes they wrote the lore in a way that explains why they "can't" be other classes.

    If only they could have written the lore to allow it! Sadly it was not written thusly on the mithril tablets unearthed in Ion's basement. Tough luck, I guess.

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