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What exactly IS a Dire Lord???

    • 3 posts
    June 27, 2017 3:35 PM PDT
    Ok so just from judging off the class description it almost sounds necromanish-y. So most likely necromancer type spells... ( DoTs, lifesteal, poison/disease, raise undead, etc). Buuuut... I some saying it'd gonna be like a Shadowknight from EQ. Thing is, I really wanna play a tank class. I refuse to be a paly, warrior is always so so, but anything like a SK would be my dream. So as of right now, it's 50-50 it'll be a mage or tank class (necro or shadowknight type of thing).

    So.... Does anyone have any new or most recent updated info about this class? I much appreciate the help to who ever can offer it. Thanks!
    • 327 posts
    June 27, 2017 8:26 PM PDT
    Necromancer is on their list of expansion classss last I read.

    So it's safe to say Dire Lords are probably more like Shadow Knights
    • 3 posts
    June 27, 2017 9:13 PM PDT
    Ah ok awesome thank you so much for the great news :)
    • 26 posts
    June 27, 2017 9:46 PM PDT

    Here is a link to the Pantheon Wiki (supported by the Devs)


    If you look at Dire Lord page, it clearly specifies a tank role.


    Most of the fan based speculations are linking the Dire Lord to Shadow Knight. I think it is safe to say the class will be a tank/magic user hybrid (likely War/Necro hybrid).

    • 154 posts
    July 1, 2017 1:00 AM PDT
    Thanks for clarifying and the links. From some conversations I too was thinking necro.
    • 52 posts
    July 13, 2017 1:00 PM PDT

    If you have the time for a lengthy read, I have a thread that has updated information, clarifications, corrections, and assumptions on the class here. :) Hopefully it's of use to you! The previously mentioned links are great resources as well!

    • 245 posts
    August 10, 2017 2:39 PM PDT

    Real Necromancy requires dedication and specialization.  At best a skilled Dire Lord could consider him or herself a Warriorlock.  Not quite a Warrior, not quite a Warlock, but Warlocks are used to having demons do half the work for them anyway.  #shotsFired.