Class Discussion: Warlord

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  1. A:IR Crew

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    Greetings, Ascendants!

    Recently, we released an Article highlighting the Classes of A:IR. As we share more information on the unique qualities of each class, we want to provide you with an avenue to discuss your favorites in their own topics. Welcome to Warlord Talks!

    The Warlord needs no elaborate words to describe himself; his battle prowess speaks for itself. Endowed with a superior physique, the Warlord wields a massive hammer and gigantic shield which he uses in defense of his allies, or to decimate foes. In group play, Warlords act as the tank by making themselves the focus of monsters’ aggression. They excell at soaking large amounts of damage and defending the group from danger.


    Charge:
    The Warlord brandishes a gigantic Warhammer, attacking nearby target. Although slower than other attacks, what this skill lacks in maneuverability it more than compensates through reliable heavy blows.

    Ironclad:
    This defensive skill allows the Warlord to endure devastating attacks by using their shield. While this skill does not offer much offensive capability, it can be used to survive situations others could not.


    Warlords have very high defense, and decent utility, with average attack power and critical hit. This makes them ideal for players who are interested in dishing out decent damage, while maintaining their own safety. The only drawback to the Warlord is his limited attack range, and reduced attack speed.

    We are excited to accompany all of you on this journey and see your adventures take flight!

    - The A:IR Crew​
     
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  2. Dwbryel

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    I think this will be my first class :p
     
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    WHERE THE GREATSWORDS AT THOUGH?
     
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    Wheres my greatsword????
     
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    Hi i would like a greatsword
     
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    >GREATSWORD
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  7. Forthewin

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    What I'm about to say has no intent of creating false expectations. Its just an idea that came up as I was reading this.
    I main slayer in TERA and I am on the same boat(or ship, since its what's the game seem to have as its main feature) as you, though I like all classes revealed so far.
    Hmm...Perhaps it might come as a subclass of warlord? ( I don't really think so xD )
    I mean, if u could, somehow switch from tanking with shield and hammer to a greatsword dps secondary set, you would be able to fill into a party that already has a Tank. It reminds me of what happens to the warrior class in TERA. Im not saying its the same thing, for is most of the opposite actually. Warrrior is a Dps able to switch to Tank.
    In BDO its most like the way I guessed: the warrior starts with shield and sword and after certain level he's got his gratsword and his dps improves massively.
    I believe they already have all planned so don't take anything I said as a real possibility. As I said, it is just something that came up.
    Thanks, CyaO !
    Edited, thanks to Zephan!
     
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  8. Zephan

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    So hold on, you think you're allowed to mention TERA but not BDO, when BDO is another of this publisher's games while TERA is not? Although it is made by the same developer as TERA, that has nothing to do with business strategies or these Kakao-run forums.
     
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    The real question though is, can it hold aggro? 8)
     
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    I'm looking forward to playing this class, but my main concern is will there be a threat system? I really enjoy playing games like BDO, but I want the traditional threat system where tanks have a purpose in PvE and its not just a DPS race.

    Is there any news that there will be a threat system?

    I would also like to see two different paths for the Warlord: A sword/shield combo and a great weapon path.
     
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    Until more information is known, I shall refrain from saying anything that speculates.

    But for my Character. Wearing tons of armor and swinging giant weapons around is my forte. =)
     
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    This could be interesting to bring back something very classical but forgotten over the past few years, and what I'm talking about is a real aggro meter basically forcing everyone to play with a brain and not just nuke everything.

    I don't think that was bad as a Tank to actually have to build the aggro and for the DPS to wait a bit and carefully watch the aggro meter, same for the healer that had to pay attention to the overhealing.
     
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    While it may be more of a grind, I would like to see another build path/gear set for Warlords for PvP and PvE. One of the biggest issues I have with playing tanks in MMOs, is that some times tanks have little to no purpose in PvP. If we don't have the ability to do some damage or have massive AoE, majority of PvP comes down to watching the enemies target every other member of you group and then just saving you till last because you aren't a threat.
     
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    As a faithful tank player myself, I know what you are talking about. What will certainly reduce "differences in usefulness" is the impact of vehicles in RvR, where class / spec plays a minor role when operating. That said, class balance for PvE and PvP is still in early stage and it is the goal to make every class useful in all aspects of the game.
     
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    Will be a Tanky, fierce and strong class enough to hold the front lines and smash em machines! I'll switch whenever you need to alright! c:
     
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    Tanks are meant to generate threat. In PvE that means holding aggro.

    In PvP that means giving other players an incentive to want to hit you.

    If you give tanks multiple taunts/snares/slows/debuffs/pulls/charges and limit the options of other classes to do the same. People WILL focus the tank to remove those aliments.
     
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    Yush! And very useful in PVP too!!
     
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    I will look forward in doing Dungeons and Raids with you! Maybe Guild Battles too? :)
     

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