Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Rumour mill (part 4)




Ok so we covered most of the casters and some melee class DPS but what about the poor meatshields ...er... i mean tanks....*cough* did i say tanks? i ment warriors ... yes warriors

Well the good news is if you play a Fury or Arms spec warrior your going to have a LOT of new competition in the form of The lord of the Arena and master of arms the all powerful and all but unstoppable Gladiator class!

Wowwiki has this to say:

A gladiator has devoted himself to the mastery of close combat. This single-minded devotion to weaponry and fighting styles makes him much feared by his enemies who cross him, and close allies to those who manage to befriend him. A gladiator prides himself on having equal proficiency over every weapon imaginable. Most also strive to become peerless experts in a weapon of their choice. This chosen weapon weaves and sings in the gladiator's hand, carving a swath through all foes.

Most gladiators come from the ranks of fighters, warriors and barbarians, who find the discipline and rigors of training a welcome challenge to master. Other classes require much more work to become a true gladiator.

Ok i realise that fighting these whirling wheels of meat and metal are scary enough but rumours of a specialist version of these warriors available as a rank through Arena PVP combat that will unlock special combat capabilities is frankly terrifying!
These so called Blademasters will wear there Arena rank proudly using truly awe inspiring gear and weapons available only to the Gladiator Hero class that have achieved this incredible rank that will unlock the full capabilites of these blistering warriors. Not only that but Orcish Blademasters may be getting an unexpected bonus from there newfound Arena rank as when it is switched on the normaly green and pleasant orc will be transformed into a rampaging Red Fel Orc (where other species only get a cool red glow in there eyes) not the most subtle of changes but it does fitn in well with Warcraft Lore.

Wowwiki has this to say on Blademasters:

The Blademasters are an orc gladiator class who have exchanged the traditional orcish weapon, the axe, for the sword, which they masterfully wield on the field of battle. They were created when the orcs were first corrupted, to serve the legion's purposes, but, since many orcs have freed themselves, there are now Blademasters found in Horde and the Burning Legion.

Uncorrupted Horde Orcish Blademaster from Warcraft 3 (below)

Horde Blademasters

Though their numbers are few, the seasoned Blademasters represent an elite fighting force within the Horde. These skilled swordsmen were once part of the ill-fated Burning Blade Clan which consumed itself in the throes of Demonic corruption. With their Clan scattered and broken, the proud Blademasters swore a grim oath to free themselves and their brethren from Demonic control once and for all. Under Thrall's command, the Blademasters have once again joined the Horde and serve as the young Warchief's personal honor guard.

The few Blademasters who still exist are now loyal to the Horde. They have sworn oaths to free their people from demonic corruption, and they usually do this through example: If they can be as formidable as they are without the Legion's help, other orcs can as well. Blademasters lead their people into melee combat unhesitatingly seeking the most vulnerable champions - magi, druids and the like. Blademasters willingly go toe-to-toe with other melee experts as we well, drawing from ages of tradition to fuel their combat prowess. their sashimono banners allow their troops to identify them on the battlefield and move to where the action is thickest. Many act as bodyguards for other Horde champions.

The new Blademasters gain their speed and agility as blessing from the spirits, marking them as ones familiar with the arts of shamanism. Yet even on their own, a Blademaster's skill equals that of batallions of their foes, making them a most formidable opponent. They fight with honor, making battle with swords an artform, using their combat prowess only to protect the new Horde, and forever loyal to Thrall.

hey i said there were coverd in the lore didnt I, bet you didnt expect this though...and that isnt the half of it...but ill cover that later



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