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Predicting 10 classes

Discussion in 'WildStar Classes & Paths' started by Sneakybuffalo, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Sneakybuffalo

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    Hey everyone, after the data dump this week I've been thinking over some things and want to throw out some ideas and get y'alls feedback.

    So based off of the information presented we know that there are 5 stats in the game: Strength, Technology, Dexterity, Wisdom, Magic.

    I am ignoring Stamina as this is a "primary stat" in every game but really only traslates to health, and in Wildstar % chance to be crit. But the likelihood of a class being based around stamina is slim in my opinion. I do not see Stamina being a stat that adds to an abilities thoroughput, therefore is not a "primary stat" imo.

    Classes seemed to be balanced around 2 stats.
    This is supported by many dev statements but is primarily supported by the class resources themselves as can be seen hre http://wildstar-central.com/index.php?threads/wildstar-races-classes.68/
    Each class has a seperate resource for abilities based on each stat that ability is based around it seems

    This is supported by many dev statements but I think the best support is the class resources as can be seen
    Assuming that these assumptions hold true I expect to see 10 classes, 1 for every combination of stats

    My speculations:

    Str/Tech- Soldier
    Str/Dex- Maye the Rogue or maybe like a Slayer from Tera
    Str/Wisdom- Some type of Pally
    Str/Magic- Battle mage. Kinda interested in this one

    Tech/Dex- Engineer or Rogue
    Tech/Wisdom- No clue. Maybe some sort of steampunk cleric
    Tech/Magic- An arcane tnikerer type. Similar to engineer but more magical, less mundane

    Dex/Wisdom- Druid type maybe?
    Dex/Magic- Spellslinger?

    Wisdom/Magic- Esper? or a cleric

    Anyways, feel free to run wild with this idea. Critique, destroy, whatever. Would love to here thoughts on what people would want to see in each category.
  2. Black Wolf

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    Magic/Wisdom please!
  4. Sneakybuffalo

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    Generally, Stamina is Health so it doesn't really count. Almost never is a class based around stamina. that's like saying Stamina is a primary stat in WoW. It isn't.

    In Wildstar it also seems to have reduced chance to be crit tied to it as well but I still doubt it will be a true primary stat.
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    Since we haven't seen any Tech based abilities from the Esper, I expect Esper to fill this role. We also know that Esper heals so I'm thinking Magic for DPS, Wisdom for heals.
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    I think this theory is debunked already. Source.
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    See previous response and edit to OP.

    I'm not counting Stamina.
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    Technology? looks like scientists could be a good help in that
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    Except that's not a class. :p
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    You should, because stamina doesn't have to be like Stamina in WoW.
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    Think I misquoted it :eek: Maybe it's generally used by ALL classes? But having the scientist role helps you maybe find better blueprints or lore or knowledge needed for armor? :)
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    Doubtful. While there may be Magic abilities, the class is seems to be mostly balanced around those 2 stats from everything presented thus far.

    Honestly, I think that statement is one of those smoke blowing statements. While it may be possible to build a magic warrior I doubt it is easy. You will probably be very limited in your skill choices.

    From the playtests, while limited, the consensus was str or tech depending on role.
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    Doesn't have to be. Is likely to be. We know Stamina gives health. Building a class around having tons of health is kind of odd.
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    Really? Do you have a source?
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    But not really - tanks kinda rely on it. ;)

    That's another thing that leads me to believe it's more likely we'll see stat combinations vary by role and not class - a Warrior specced for tanking would probably want Stamina and Technology, while one specced for damage probably would take Strength and Technology Dexterity? From ZAM's hands-on time, Technology seems to buff +threat abilities.
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    Can't stamina be the amount you can sprint AND health?
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    Is there sprinting in Wildstar? It might reduce the CD on your dodge.

    The point is, how does Stamina add to thoroughput. How does stamina make abilities better.
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    I've seen sprinting in few earlier videos actually.
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    Tanks don't have to rely on health, look at what Bioware did with SWTOR. Tanks had maybe 3k more hitpoints than a caster, even less when you started raiding. It all depends on how they work mitigation into other attributes.

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