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Monster Classes!

Postby The Avatar on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:25 pm

I love monster classes! They encourage new strategies and ways of looking at the game, and the list of them could be seriously expanded. Whether added by another update, DLC, or the special edition building, we need more of them. Here's a few suggestions:

Wraith
Draining Touch: Your attack mana burns monsters (They do physical damage, and it wears off like poison)
Etherial Body: You start with 25% physical resistance
Drained Body: You have no mana regeneration, +2 max mana
40 CP for 1% physical resistance

Golem
Rock Body: You have 50% magic res and 1 DR per level
Rock Fist: You always have the might effect (+30% damage, 3% resist erosion)
Rock Brain: You have -5 max mana
80 CP for 3 DR (Assuming Vamp will change to Lifesteal)

Animated Armor
Iron Armor: You have a refreshing death protection upon leveling
Iron Blade: You have +1 base per level and +20% attack boost
Insubstantial: -3 hp per level
100 CP to a death protection

Feel free to post your thoughts and ideas!
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby Gorgon on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:42 pm

Here's my idea:

Naga
-Weakener: Starts with weakening blow
-Reptile skin: 20% resistances, but -30% damage bonus
-Slow: Halved HP regen
**60 CP --> 5% de-stacking resists (gets lower each time you convert)

EDIT: And conversion caps at 1%.
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby The Avatar on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:45 pm

Cap 1% I assume? I wouldn't want to lose resists for converting!
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby Gorgon on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:48 pm

The Avatar wrote:Cap 1% I assume? I wouldn't want to lose resists for converting!


Of course! I was thinking about that, but I forgot to say that in the post :D
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby The Avatar on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:50 pm

1 possible problem with weakening is it stinks at high levels, while dominating at lower levels...
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby gjaustin on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:07 pm

The Avatar wrote:Golem
Rock Body: You have 50% magic res and 1 DR per level
Rock Fist: You always have the might effect (+30% damage, 3% resist erosion)
Rock Brain: You have -5 max mana
80 CP for 3 DR (Assuming Vamp will change to Lifesteal)


Something like this is exactly what I was coming in here to post!


Here's my idea, though I suppose one could argue it isn't technically a monster class.

Bandit
Poisoned Blade: Your melee attacks reduce enemy max health by 2 * %Level%
Coward: -2 health per level, 35% max resists
Pickpocket: Killing an enemy gives you 1 gold
80 CP for 5% lower resists
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby The Avatar on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:10 pm

2% * level%! Wouldn't that kill anything in 5 shots by reducing its max hp to 0%? Cap the lowered max to 50% of their normal max and it's fairer. Although golem is a different idea mostly.
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby gjaustin on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:16 pm

The Avatar wrote:2% * level%! Wouldn't that kill anything in 5 shots by reducing its max hp to 0%? Cap the lowered max to 50% of their normal max and it's fairer. Although golem is a different idea mostly.


Eww, that's a bit of a typo. I intended that to be 2 * %level%. Wrapping something in percents is my preferred way to designate something as a parameter, but I can see how that isn't clear. I'll fix it.


My intent is that at level 1 it reduces the health by 2, and at level 10 by 20. It's intended as a different way to regen fight. We already have Fireballs, Poison, and Resists. Why not a fourth?
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby Murdus on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:21 pm

My 0.02$.

Fledgling Demon (Think Demonic Library)

Fallen: -35% maximum resistances, Halpmeh is guaranteed to not spawn.
Sins of the Flesh: +3 max HP per level, slower health regeneration (0.5)
Unholy Frenzy: Each time you attack, you reduce the resistances of what you attack by 5% temporarily (Can go into negative, think Piercing Wand), and add a stack of Burning. This resets when you attack a different target.

Conversion: Increases the benefits of Unholy Frenzy somehow.

I'm not a good designer, but it would be nice to have a monster class that benefits from STAYING in combat, but not be blatantly overpowered at regen-fighting.
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Re: Monster Classes!

Postby Hammerfan on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Hey Avatar, Ive been thinking about the third ability you gave the wraith.
While I like the strategic element of not having mana regen, I think the wraith should also start with a bit extra max mana to make sure glyphs are still all around usefull. 2 extra mana sounds about right.
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