New Blademaster class?

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Ols Horde fans should remember these guys? Thrall's personal bodyguard back in III. Strangely enough I would love to see this become a playable class. Perhaps a humana nd an Orc travel to Outland and learn the blademaster's arts from Lantressor of the Burning blade, and bring their newly found arts back to their respective factions. For the Alliance this would be a new class, along the likes of monks, for the Horde, this would be seen as further return to their roots, and away from the violence of Garrosh and his rule.

I would have it go down like this.

Alliance races:
Humans, Dwarves, Nelves, gnomes.

Horde Races:
Orcs, Tauren, Trolls, Undead.

Weapons: Swords! (both one and two handed) Polearms.
Armor: Cloth and Leather.

All special attacked involve their swords in some way, and use Chi. Their non-attack techniques involved increasing attack, hit, and parry. They would be a bit of Glass Cannons somewhat. Strictly DPS.

Would be a type of combination between monks and warriors.

What do you guys think? How would you change this?
Arms Warrior.
An Orc Monk with a polearm is basically a Blademaster.
No.
10/09/2012 07:53 PMPosted by Frosthawk
Arms Warrior.
Too bad arms warriors can't turn invisible or make duplicates of themselves.
There is no niche a blademaster class could fill. Its basically a warrior with rogue and mage abilities. Their abilities have been shared, so there's no reason to do another class with the moves of other classes.
There are a few Blademasters in game, one of them uses warrior abilities and another is a Warrior trainer. They are warriors now.
Blademaster abilites have really been spread out to much to make them playabe. Kind of the same problem with having Demon Hunters playable.
Id like to see Blademasters have more of a presence in orc society. I know they are warriors but Blademasters had an almost sword saint quality to them with a orcish twist. At least that was my perspective.

Orcs are a naturally savage race. They can be almost beastal in their nature when it comes to combat. Even their bloodrage fits this. To my mind, Blademasters were orcs who had refined and learned to control and harness this natural agression in a focused manner. After all the original blademasters we know about from the early horde were orcs who showed gathered in the burning blade clan to refine their killing arts and fel induced bloodlust to turn themselves into the ultimate killing machines.

Im not entirely sure about blizzard's current veiw on what makes an orc a blademaster but its not very clear in established lore. Did Mandrik become a blademaster after his wife died or was he one beforehand. Did he have to train to become one? How did he train? Is a blademaster simply an orc warrior who has chosen to follow a certain path in life or perhaps carry out an oath? Its one of those things Id really love to have clarified.
10/09/2012 10:31 PMPosted by Lochnar
Blademaster abilites have really been spread out to much to make them playabe. Kind of the same problem with having Demon Hunters playable.
Funny, I am obsessed with Blademasters and Demon Hunters, but while I feel blademasters are mostly warriors and redundant, nothing about what attracts me to being a demon hunter is in this game other than some very superficial similarities to fury warriors and rogues. If being a warlock with horns while you stand there and cast spells makes you feel like a demon hunter, more power to you. I will carry the torch!

Blademasters just need an effing SASHIMONO for players. COME ON BLIZZARD! Give us some sashimonos, the NPCs have em!
Id like to see Blademasters have more of a presence in orc society. I know they are warriors but Blademasters had an almost sword saint quality to them with a orcish twist. At least that was my perspective.

Orcs are a naturally savage race. They can be almost beastal in their nature when it comes to combat. Even their bloodrage fits this. To my mind, Blademasters were orcs who had refined and learned to control and harness this natural agression in a focused manner. After all the original blademasters we know about from the early horde were orcs who showed gathered in the burning blade clan to refine their killing arts and fel induced bloodlust to turn themselves into the ultimate killing machines.

Im not entirely sure about blizzard's current veiw on what makes an orc a blademaster but its not very clear in established lore. Did Mandrik become a blademaster after his wife died or was he one beforehand. Did he have to train to become one? How did he train? Is a blademaster simply an orc warrior who has chosen to follow a certain path in life or perhaps carry out an oath? Its one of those things Id really love to have clarified.
While Mankrik has a Burning Blade banner, Thrall was supposed to have created a new order of Blademasters as i recall using shamanistic magic over fel. I'd love to see more of them.

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