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Rune Warrior

Discussion in 'The Oakwood Forest' started by Sephalo, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Sephalo

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    Rune Warrior

    Introduction:
    Dwarfs don't go in for magic. Like so many things embraced by humans and their allies it's just much too new-fangled and unreliable, at least from the Dwarfen point of view. Now runes on the other hand, that's a whole different story. Runes have an old power. Their carving is a ritual so refined that the results are as expected as rocks rolling down hill. The keepers of this art are the Rune Warriors, adepts and soldiers who spend their lives learning the language of runes. With their craft they can create effects of stunning power, accosting their foes with the power of the earth itself. They can also harden their allies against the most damaging of attacks, and heal their wounds.

    Dwarf runes bind and hold magic, solidifying and stabilizing the power through the knowledge and craftsmanship practiced by Rune Warriors through the centuries. A skilled Rune Warrior can tap into this rune-etched power to call forth all manner of spectacular effects, from restoring life to his allies to calling down wrath and doom upon his foes. Dwarf runes are repositories of raw power, harnessed to a specific purpose by generations of skilled and focused runecarvers. A Rune Warrior is adept at not only invoking these runic powers, but also at engraving runes on his allies' equipment, granting them abilities far beyond their normal grasp. A true master Rune Warrior can even call forth the power of mighty Greater Runes, carving them into the user himself as an anchor for his tremendous powers.

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    Credits: Norinrad for the model and Jigrael for the animations.

    Ancient Runes:
    Rune Warriors use Ancient Runes to cast spells. An Ancient Rune will regenerate every 2 seconds and a Rune Warrior is able to carry a maximum of 5 Ancient Runes. Nearly every ability will cost the Rune Warrior an Ancient Rune. Because of the quickly regenerating Runes Rune Warriors are excellent for long battles because they will never run out of Ancient Runes. This allows them to become the perfect supporter for any situation.

    Playing as a Rune Warrior:
    Preparation is critical to your success as a Rune Warrior, as is developing a keen sense of timing and coordination. You can use your runes to protect yourself and enhance your powers, but their strength wanes quickly upon use and you must be ready to reinforce them as needed. Advance preparation makes it easier for you to split your attention between supporting your friends, and assaulting your foes. This division of duty is absolutely necessary in battle. Focusing purely on offense will leave your group mates without support after a short time. Conversely, playing purely a support role will rob your group of a rune-enhanced warrior of significant power

    Playing against a Rune Warrior:
    A Rune Warrior can be a difficult foe to defeat. The powerful runes he can lay on himself and his equipment can make him a mighty warrior who is very difficult to slay. However, his abilities are primarily defensive or supporting in nature. In a group environment, it is wiser to leave the Rune Warrior for later and go after the heavy damage dealers first. They pose a more direct threat and, if ignored, are likely to tear you apart before you are able to work through the Rune Warrior's defenses and healing powers.

    Preview:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NEuePa4GR4

    Abilities:

    Guardian Slam
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    Cooldown: 5.00 seconds
    Cast: instant (autocast)
    Range: Melee Range
    Cost: 25 Energy and 1 Rune
    Description: Deals Strength * 2.4 frost damage to the target and slows it's attack speed by 25% and movement speed by 50% for 4 seconds.


    Lesser Rune of Life
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    Cooldown: 1.00 second
    Cast: instant (autocast)
    Range: 800 Range
    Cost: 8 Energy and 1 Rune
    Description: Heals the target for Int*0.8 hit points.


    Rune of Destruction
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    Cooldown: 1.00 second
    Cast: instant
    Range: 700 Range
    Cost: 25 Energy and 1 Rune
    Description: Debuffs the target with a Rune of Destruction; dealing Int*4 fire damage over 15 seconds.


    Rune of Mending
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    Cooldown: 5.00 seconds
    Cast: 1.50 seconds
    Range: 800 Range
    Cost: 40 Energy and 1 Rune
    Description: Heals a target friendly unit for Intelligence * 4 hit points and another Intelligence * 3 hit points over 15 seconds.
    This effect can Stack up to 3 times.


    Rune of the Guardian
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    Cooldown: 40.00 seconds
    Range: 800 Range
    Cost: 40 Energy and 1 Rune
    Description: Links the target and the caster together. For 6 seconds the link will repeatedly pulse; equally distributing the life of the linked units based on their health percentage.


    Heroic Taunt
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    Cooldown: 30.00 seconds
    Cast: 0.50 cast
    Range: 450 Radius
    Cost: 35 Energy
    Description: Taunts all nearby enemy units and heals the Rune Warrior for Str*3 hit points.


    Rune of Haste
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    Cooldown: 60.00 seconds
    Cast: instant
    Range: -
    Cost: 25 Energy and 1 Rune
    Description: Reduces the cooldown of Rune of Mending by 4.00 seconds and Runic Smash by 9.00 seconds while reducing the energy cost of both abilities by 50% for 15 seconds.

    The abilities above are just a part of the hero's abilities and might change as well.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  2. Palaslayer

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    eh, lol, da wow death knight fake ^^
     
  3. Sephalo

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    Haha!
    It might look like it in here, but the gameplay is totally different!:D
     
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    but the runes idea is the same ^^
     
  5. Sephalo

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    The name is the same:p That's the only thing that looks like it but the rest is totally different.
     
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    5 runes and so on, needs them to cast ^^

    you know what i mean:D
     
  7. Sephalo

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    Then I just make it 6 runes!:wink:
     
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    wow got 6 runes :p
     
  9. Sephalo

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    Wow sucks!
    Oakwood owns wow!
     
  10. Ciebron

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    Who cares? seriosly
     
  11. Sephalo

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    Something I made when I wasn't in the mood of making something but wanted to play this goddamn game!:p

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jo18tPTfzc&e
     
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    Haha you got owned by that ranger :grin:

    Back too topic.

    I love the "mana" system for each hero. And this is no way like deathknights rune system in wow, lol. Except they are both having runes, but this is in a different way. And NO wow doesn't sucks :hohum:

    But wouldn't it be to easy to be a healer if the regenerating is so fast?
     
  13. Sephalo

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    Nah the mana/action points are fine. Tested ingame so far, and healers even can go out of mana quite fast. We're even thinking of giving healers options to increase their regeneration.
     
  14. Sephalo

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    Made a preview movie and posted it in the first post of this thread.
    Check it out if you like the Rune Warrior.
     
  15. Sephalo

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    Added some more of his abilities to this post.
    Working alot on classes nowadays so I guess this is part of it; revealing some of the abilities. If I only had more time to put more online I would do it, but I'm afraid I have to go offline tonight.
    But I'm spending much time on Oakwood once again!