Diablo II Expansion Preview at IGN
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Now that Blizzard's next project has a name, and Bill Roper is traveling from place to place promoting Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, many more previews are beginning to appear. PCIGN's preview delves a bit deeper, offering more details on this upcoming release, including tidbits about the new character classes. Here are details on the Assassin class:
The AssassinSome plot details are also revealed. Apparently Baal has discovered the location of the Worldstone, and with it, the power to release Hell onto Earth; your job (of course) is to keep him from getting the Worldstone.
Bill describes this character as a "sort of a combination fighter/magic-user." Her Martial Arts skills allow her to get in close and do some heavy damage to anyone that gets in her way. She's got a lot of kick attacks with words like Dragon at the beginning and words like Claw and Breath at the end. She also has access to numerous Shadow Disciplines. Her Psychic Hammer does a moderate amount of damage to enemies but bypasses all protection. The Fist of Will does very little damage but knocks back a whole group of enemies. As cool as these skills are, the Assassin's coolest skill set is Traps. She can lay snares and hazards all across the map. The traps range in complexity from the exploding Fire Spikes to the turret-like Shock Field. There's also a Blade Sentinel that floats back and forth along a single path damaging all enemies it contacts.
All in all, this preview gives the Diablo II fan a lot to salivate over and dream about until this expansion is released some time in the first half of 2001.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Preview at PCIGN
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