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Dark/Shadow/Deathknight

Anyone remember the Shadow Knight in Everquest? It was a necromancer-warrior hybrid class.
Much like the Deathknight in THE GAME THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED.

I'm most excited for Necromancer in Ashes, atm, but it got me thinking.
What would be the closest to a dark knight sort of character in Ashes? Would it just be a Necromancer in heavy armour with melee weps, or would you go some other route?

We're just playing imagination in here, interested to hear other peoples ideas and fantasies!

Comments

  • Either what you said or the tank/cleric but using the death augments from the cleric.
  • Either what you said or the tank/cleric but using the death augments from the cleric.

    Ooh, like a spooky paladin. I didn't even think of that.
  • Tank/Summoner, Fighter/Summoner. would be be the combos I would use for that sort of archtype unless you can go dark as a cleric, in which case I would swap summoner with cleric.

    If you go by the class names I would say Shadowblade, Shadow Lord, Shadow Guardian, and Nightshield all sound very deathknightish
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  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Could be Highsword or Templar, too.
    A rose by any other name...

    Any class can wear any armor and wield any armor, so their could be some cool builds with Rogue archetypes using Shadow magic.
  • Ooh, like a spooky paladin. I didn't even think of that.

    Yeah. If I can make some sort of death/dark/shadow knight build out of this I'll be happy...
  • ConradConrad Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Tank and cleric sounds more like a Fallen Paladin than a Death Knight. I would assume Highsword with Death Augment or something
  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    If that Fallen Paladin is using augments from the Death School, I'm not sure how that is different than a Death Night.
    Paladins are typically a subset of Cleric.
    Knights are typically a subset of Fighter.
    Tanks are typically heavily armored Fighters.

    But, really, in Ashes, there will be several classes that could be a Death Knight depending on what gear, weapons and augments an individual chooses to use.
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