|Realm||Tuatha Dé Danann|
|Motto||My death heralds yours!|
Also known as the Dullahan, the Black Riders are a frightening vision on the field of battle. These headless riders may be the most terrifying of all the shapeshifters. While their attacks may not be as physically powerful as those of their opposing Realms’ counterparts, their ability to spread fear and use their severed heads and spinal cords as weapons makes them quite the challenging foe.
History[edit | edit source]
Paths[edit | edit source]
The paths haven't been revealed so far, but here's some sample components for the class.
Sample Components[edit | edit source]
|Impaling Defilement (Modal)
The user takes on an early stage of Defilement, transforming into a ghastly undead state, and replacing the user’s weapon with a barbed, spine-bone spear.
Spinal Spear (Weapon)
Deals piercing damage with a bonus to armor penetration. Deals bonus death damage when successfully penetrating the target’s armor.
Gathering Essence (Primary)
The user channels to gather power over time from nearby corpses. These provide a damage-absorbing shield for a moderate duration or until broken by damage, with its health based on the amount of power gathered.
Necrotic Contaminant (Secondary)
The user’s shield absorbs only a portion of incoming damage, but deals death feedback damage to enemies who attack the user. The shield regenerates its power based on the amount of death damage dealt by the user.
Key Features[edit | edit source]
A channeled ability where the user permeates an area with death energy, applying a portion of the benefits of their current defilement as a death buff to their nearby group members for a moderate duration. The user gains a death buff for the same duration increasing the damage of their death abilities based on the amount of damage dealt by their group members.
On receiving a fatal wound, the user takes on a horrific transformation, becoming the personification of death for a short duration. The user gains a death buff which allows their next attack within a limited duration to deal high bonus death damage and cause a high amount of panic. When this attack is used or when the buff expires, the user dies.
Banes and Boons[edit | edit source]
- Main Article: Banes and Boons
|Deathless Torment||While transformed, radiant and fire debuffs have their power increased on the user, and the user also takes increased damage from radiant and fire attacks.|
|Ethereal Exhaustion||Stamina regeneration is progressively reduced based on time spent in transformed states.|
|Incorporeal Descent||Dealing damage builds Incorporeal Descent, allowing greater progressive degrees of Defilement transformation as thresholds are reached.|
|Ornamental Assimilation||The properties of armor and weapons equipped by the user have their stats incorporated into their transformations. These grant offensive and defensive bonuses relative to equipment quality and power.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Inspired by the classic Dullahans of Irish lore, who are headless riders of black horses. They brandish bone whips made from spinal cords.
Revision History[edit | edit source]
- October 23rd, 2015 - Shapeshifters were revealed during the 4th week of the Fall Class reveals.
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