Date: 2008-11-18 Views: () Comments: ()
Fearsome and hulking, a Warrior’s way is found more through brute force and great resilience than guile and trickery. However, do not be fooled into thinking Warriors are brainless, or simple: though your first steps may be relatively easy to master, Warriors must fully dedicate both body and mind to fully understand the powerful skills they’ll later be taught. I have seen a great many Warriors in my time, and it is only the strongest and most dedicated that can truly survive in this world.
Once a Warrior reaches a certain level of proficiency, they will see their path end, and split into two distinct and new routes: those of the Gladiator, and of the Templar. Only one of these can be followed, so read on, and choose wisely.
Gladiators are the true melee masters of Atreia; vicious and beastly - constantly training to perfect the various fighting styles their class excels in. Much like the Warrior class that they emerged from, a Gladiator’s power comes from sheer, brutal strength - to see one of these behemoths in combat is a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Gladiators are a vital cog in any group of Daeva, and give enemies a large and powerful target to focus their attacks on. Their presence is always felt, from my understanding most often at the end of a sharpened sword.
The Templar is a brave soul who must hold the frontline, using their shield to block and parry attacks while waiting for a weakness to show itself before retaliating. A Templar becomes more powerful when struck; indeed they can only reveal their full potential when they are in the midst of combat.
The Templar isn’t just a heavy shield and pointed sword however. Unlike their Gladiator cousins, I have seen Templars using incantations and chants to protect and heal their allies, making them a versatile yet sturdy class.