Career Crunch: Dark Elf SorceressJune 25, 2008
What’s more sinister than “night” elves? Why, dark elves, of course! Career Crunch returns for its fourth installment of this 24 part series.
Career: Dark Elf Sorceress
Brief Overview: Skimpily dressed, weak in defense, haughty attitude, powerful magix like you won’t believe. Also, pointy ears. Spock with boobs.
Think: If that Wiccan chick in class grew up into a haughty beauty, actually learned magic past Oregano seasonings, and could blow the crap out of you while leaving you with a smile on your face.
Movie Character: Every “evil” James Bond girl mixed with Elvira’s wardobe.
Abilities & Mechanics: Like the Bright Wizard, the Sorceress is a high-powered glass cannon with the bonus feature of being able to explode herself if she’s not careful. The more powerful dark spells will fill up an instability meter — which increases the likelihood of said exploding — while weaker spells allow the meter to deplete safely. Has very little physical defense, and relies mostly on long-range casting to stay alive.
Masteries: Agony (direct damage, balanced mix of unstable/stable spells), Calamity (DOTs, more stable spells), Destruction (AOEs, more unstable spells).
Rate My Interest: I think it’s a little odd that Mythic shoehorned in a male “sorceress” option, seeing as how Warhammer Fantasy doesn’t support that, and nobody’s going to roll a bikini-clad guy sorcerer when they can get the Swimsuit Edition version instead. Anyway, I’ve heard good reports that this is a fun boom-BOOM class to play, but it’s a little too straightforward for my tastes, and mage classes are favorite targets of melees for “easy kills”. I think it’s cool that they’re upping the damage potential for the class while balancing it with potential to hurt yourself — it’s an interesting design decision. 2/10