Guild Wars 2 Is Almost Here: Meet The Thief
The wait is almost over. Guild Wars 2 will be making its mark this month (August) in this digital world filled with countless MMORPGs. GW2 is taking a radical direction while focusing on the PvP that we all love. For those living under a rock, here’s some information.
Guild Wars 2 will feature five races and eight professions. Breaking away from the previous game, this time around GW2 will let players explore a more open world and still keep the “no-fee to play” aspect. The Asura, Charr, Human, Norn, and Sylvari are the selectable races and these can become any class. The classes are very typical. You have the Elementalist, WarriorRanger, Necromancer, Guardian, Thief, Engineer, and Mesmer. As you read on the tittle, this post is all about the thief (or at least a large part of it). Meet the Thief:
Experts at stealth and surprise, thieves can move through the shadows, vanish into thin air, or steal items from their opponents and use them as weapons. Thieves practice an agile, acrobatic fighting style, which can make them very hard to hit.
Thieves use the Steal skill to create useful weapons based on the opponents they’re fighting at the time. For instance, when thieves steal from moa birds, they might get feathers that they can throw to blind their enemies. Stealing does not break stealth, and cannot be used often.
When using a main-hand and off-hand weapon combination, thieves have access to a spectacular Dual Skill that is determined by their weapons. For example, thieves with two daggers will receive the Leaping Death Blossom skill, but thieves with a dagger/pistol combo will receive Shadow Shot, which allows them to teleport to their target.
Thieves make use of a wide range of skills, including Stealth skills and Shadow Stepping.
Thieves have access to skills that allow them to enter stealth mode, which renders them invisible to enemies. When in stealth, their first weapon skill slot is replaced by a powerful stealth skill. For instance, when thieves equipped with daggers enter stealth, they receive a skill called Backstab, which does more damage when thieves strike from behind.
With Shadow Step, thieves can teleport into the battle or away from danger. Thieves may only teleport where normal movement is possible and may not use it to teleport through a gate or other blocking area.
That’s an official overview taken directly from the Guild Wars 2 class overview. Sounds interesting right? Let’s see that in action.