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Classes in Ashes
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:09:39 PM »
How did this get missed?
So, you pick a class, then a secondary class. And you can switch your secondary class to try 8 different builds.
Check it out.

https://www.ashesofcreation.com/class-list/
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 03:15:10 PM »
My mind translated this thread's title to "Clashes in Asses"...  :o

And... 64 different combinations of primary and secondary class? Umm, how many character slots do I get per account? Hopefully at least 63! I don't need a Bard-Bard... that's simply too much Bard.
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 04:29:52 PM »
Oh!  I like this idea.

Interesting to see, for example, a Fighter/Cleric is a Highsword and a Cleric/Fighter is a Templar.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 05:05:59 PM »
I will admit I was a bit confused by this. Got it now. Missed the part that said primary classes are permanent but secondary can be changed. So that gives each person 8 options. That is cool.

What looks interesting to everyone? What is going to be your primary class?

I am liking Ranger and Rogue and their combinations. Not that we know much other than their names.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 09:52:10 PM »
Well, I'm sure I'll go Cleric.
Templar (Fighter/Cleric), Protector (Ranger/Cleric), Paladin (Cleric/Tank).

Surprised, there is no Druid combo. Wouldn't that be Ranger Priest?
And I hope they change the name of TANK. I would change it to GUARDIAN and change TANK/TANK to PROTECTOR
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 11:35:04 PM »
I'll be very interested to see the different visual flavors of Summoner. There will apparently be racial flavor and individual appearance customization available for their summonings.

For instance, I'm curious what sort of tank pets a Summoner/Tank (Brood Warden) might get.
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 03:49:23 AM »
If the game turns out to be good, it really looks like a game you would have to have alts in. I have having alts. I usually just play one main but I would like to play ranger, rogue, and mage. And maybe summoner.

First character would probably be a ranger.

Rogue/Summoner looks awesome though. Shadow Lord? I really do wonder how all the summoner stuff will work out.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 05:58:21 PM »
I have an idea in my mind about a warrior/bard dwarf....right now that is the concept to beat.

By release? Who knows???
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 07:26:27 PM »
And I hope they change the name of TANK. I would change it to GUARDIAN and change TANK/TANK to PROTECTOR

I totally agree with this. All the other names are really good except Tank. That is silly.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 07:27:41 PM »
So this is scheduled for Dec 2018 release? So probably mid 2019 after it is delayed a few times lol.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 09:35:15 PM »
They said they had their Alpha Zero (what are we, soda pop now?) in December.
Whatever that means.
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 04:00:02 AM »
I do wonder though if the best tank will be tank/tank while all the other tank/xxxxx options will be less than the best tanks with interesting options and animations/appearance options. So if you want to be the best fighter you need to go fighter/fighter, etc.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 07:03:12 PM »
I don't really know what flavor of class I want to play yet.  I'd like to know a little more about how the specifics of the system will work. I do have a habit of eyeballing something rangery initially.


Here's a pre-alpha conceptual overview of 4 of the primary classes used in a demo from Pax:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG1_3zJHAgo


Here's a long livestream of an Alpha Zero play session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjyJOXhPYhI


This looks like the latest (as of January 7) from the FAQ regarding testing phases and launch timelines:
https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/discussion/36143/release-date/p2

Q: When will Ashes of Creation launch?
A: We will see several Phases of Alpha and Beta leading up to launch:
Alpha 0 is scheduled for December 15, 2017. This is the raffle only Alpha that will
also grant access to some media and influencers. This Alpha is invite only.
Alpha 1 and 2 is scheduled all throughout 2018. This is for Kickstarter and Summer backers as well as PAX Package purchases-Phase 2.
Beta is targeted to begin at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.
Release estimate is "before 2020".


One year in review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv6sxn9EGIk

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 08:13:23 PM »
Release estimate is "before 2020".

Oh. Wow. Ok. Not for a while. Imma play Anthem in the meantime lol.

Ranger eh? I feel like if we could get an entire party of one of each class that would be awesome.

I also like ranger but could also go summoner or rogue.


http://www.ashesofcreation.eu/en/2017/05/10/races-classes/

This has an interesting example of how the secondary classes will work. You are still very much your primary it just gives you some bonuses in the spirit of your secondary class.

"A fighter has a skill called “Rush”, that allows him to rush towards a target and upon reaching the target, deals x damage with a chance to knock the target down. If that fighter were to choose Mage as his secondary archetype (Spellsword), he would gain access to certain augments that he could apply to his primary skill tree. Let’s use his Rush skill as an example; As a Spellsword, he could choose to apply a teleportation augment to the Rush skill, which would allow the skill to now teleport you to the target, eliminating the charge time on the skill."

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 08:58:19 PM »
"A fighter has a skill called “Rush”, that allows him to rush towards a target and upon reaching the target, deals x damage with a chance to knock the target down. If that fighter were to choose Mage as his secondary archetype (Spellsword), he would gain access to certain augments that he could apply to his primary skill tree. Let’s use his Rush skill as an example; As a Spellsword, he could choose to apply a teleportation augment to the Rush skill, which would allow the skill to now teleport you to the target, eliminating the charge time on the skill."

Gotta say I kind of like the idea of a Spellsword!

I think a mid-2019 launch estimate, like you said, is probably not too far off the mark if their Beta periods run shorter than Alpha (but for longer continuous periods of time by comparison).  It's still before 2020, and they allow themselves some wiggle room.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 10:40:16 PM »
Jasyn, thanks for finding all of that.

Someone from League of Shadows commented that he wasn't allowed to say anything about the Alpha but if he was he would say it is AMAZING!

So there's that.
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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 11:19:21 PM »
Jasyn, thanks for finding all of that.

Someone from League of Shadows commented that he wasn't allowed to say anything about the Alpha but if he was he would say it is AMAZING!

So there's that.


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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2018, 11:11:58 AM »
well main will be a Cultist (rogue primary/cleric secondary) so that Kyri can finally become an official priestess of Lord Platinum.

may try a nightspell (rogue/mage) and spellsword (fighter/mage)- those were my favorite D&D class combos.

maybe a scout (ranger/rogue- DPS with a side of DPS and a dash of DPS thrown in for good measure) aka "dies in .00002 seconds from overagro to any raid mob"

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2018, 02:25:02 PM »
I like the ranger stuff, specifically a ranger/summoner as a Falconer. Sounds cool.

I may need to actually have an alt in this game :( Ranger main class and a summoner main class.

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Re: Classes in Ashes
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2018, 09:05:14 PM »
Still scanning the list with curiosity over what sort of flavor of Ranger the Scion (Ranger/Mage), Soulbow (Ranger/Cleric), and Bowsinger (Ranger/Bard) would bring.

But seriously, I can't help but LOL every time I look at Sentinel (Ranger/Tank).  It's like an endless stream of jokes waiting to write themselves.