Reducing possibilities for resistance bypassing is dangerous, learned that with the monk...
This post is supposed to suggest a new incarnation of the Wraith Class and explain why it could work without being over or underpowered.
First off, the suggestion (changes from the one on the original post are in bold):
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. Cannot get magic resistance.
Drained Body: HALPMEH costs 1 extra mana point to cast.
X CP for 1% physical resistance
The original monk was a problem because he had two extremely powerfull class abilities and a "downside" ability that was not that hard to overcome. It had little synergy with most races and benefited a truckload from Humans and Orcs. The synergy with HALPMEH was also incredibly powerfull.
Lets look at the Wraith. Its primary ability is the phisical resist, its what mostly defines it, much like Half Dragon is defined by it permanent knockback effect. The mana burn effect is balanced out by a couple of things. Its only applied when the Wraith actually attacks the monster, this means that, unless the player gets first strike, he will allways take full damage from the first hit of a magic monster. The fact that it goes away like poison limits the usage of offencive gliphs (like PISORF and the ever present BURNDAYRAZ) when used to regen fight, while still allowing them to be used to their full potential in a straight out battle. The use of GETINDARE and WEYTWUT wouldnt really make the class overpowered, as luging either one around means you have less resistances since you wont convert it, the Monk didnt have this problem. The Increased cost on HALPMEH deals with its synergy being problematic with the Wraith. The fact that HALPMEH may not even apear doesnt really inflict a problem since, for example, the Half Dragon's Magical attack olny comes into play with (more or less) two types of monsters. The fact that it isnt another boon is also a factor.
Jesus that took a long time to write. I would appreciate it if you would write your thoughts Dislekcia.