DK Online Warrior Developer Blog
DK Online Warrior Dev Blog
Hey prospective knights,
We thought we’d take a break from hacking and slamming monsters to give you a taste of what it’s like! Just as with our recent spotlight of the Sorceress, we’re giving the Warrior some love to get you melee lovers a sneak peak of what you can expect from these walking whirlwinds of weaponry.
While Warriors can equip two-handed weapons, they’re most at home with the iconic sword and shield combo. Now, we know you may see the old “sword-and-board” and automatically think “tank,” but this is a good time for a short detour to talk a little bit about class roles in general (don’t worry, we’ll get back to the Warrior soon enough). DK Online takes the age-old “tank, healer, dps” trinity and turns it on its head. The classes in this game are built with a measure of versatility in mind, so that they aren’t pigeon-holed into specific roles and groups don’t need to have a designated tank and healer to be successful.
So with that being said, the Warrior can definitely take a good beating—a bit more than some of the other classes, which of course makes sense—but they aren’t just meat shields for “glass cannons” to hide behind. A well-geared Warrior is more than capable of dealing vicious amounts of damage to enemies foolish enough to stand in their way.
Our Favorite: We all know that a Warrior naturally has an arsenal of devastating physical attacks, so rather than highlight one of those we’d like instead to call out a very helpful ability called Purge, which removes all negative status effects on those around you and grants temporary immunity to debuffs. This isn’t the type of ability you might expect to come with a rampaging melee fighter, but it serves to highlight the key aspect of all classes in DK Online that we mentioned earlier: versatility. Instead of feeling shoe-horned into a particular role, you have several tools at your disposal for a good degree of utility.
We hope we’ve shed a bit of light on what you can expect from the Warrior, as well from the philosophy toward classes in general. Check back with us in the future for more details and check the website for more information!