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Rift: Planes of Telara: The Assassin

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,588MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Trion Worlds has sent MMORPG.com the latest class overview for Rift: Planes of Telara. This time, the Assassin is fleshed out with background lore and a peek at the strengths and weaknesses of this class. Assassins, as the name implies, will be specialists at sneak attacks and a well-placed shiv in the back.

Masters of subtlety and subterfuge, an Assassin’s ability to walk in the shadows allows them to bypass obstacles and launch devastating surprise attacks. A rare few victims survive the initial assault, only to succumb to virulent poisons.

Read about the Rift Assassin.


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  • JenksFTWJenksFTW Mount Kisco, NYPosts: 72Member

    Pretty cool back story. As for the class, it is a very similar concept as other "rogue" classes. But for some that is fine. I will definelty try it out. Especially since the Dev Diary where they discussed the soul trees.

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  • djazzydjazzy louisville, COPosts: 3,578Member

    If I wasn't so tired of fantasy games I'd give this one a try.

    Anyway, pretty typical Assassin archetype but I have always enjoyed that playstyle. The character pictures there remind me somewhat of AoC.

  • sloebersloeber antwerpen, AKPosts: 504Member

    man....the guy who wrote this story got me on the edge of my seat......who is this guy.....does he write books???

    amazing.

  • causscauss sonnegaPosts: 668Member

    Man, this game is a must buy for me.

  • neilh73neilh73 EdinburghPosts: 239Member

    Originally posted by arenasb



    If I wasn't so tired of fantasy games I'd give this one a try.

    Anyway, pretty typical Assassin archetype but I have always enjoyed that playstyle. The character pictures there remind me somewhat of AoC.


     

     

    I was thinking the exact same thing.  That armour is very similar to some of the high-end assassin gear in AoC.

     

    I'm with you on the fantasy burn out too.  This game is looking like it might be excellent, but I won't be playing it come release.  I am sick to the back teeth of fantasy MMO's and single-player RPG's.

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    Playing - EVE Online.
    Played (Retired) - AO, SWG, MxO, WoW, RFO, SoR, CoX, EQ2, GW, L2, Vanguard, LotRO, AoC, TCoS, Aion.
    Favourite MMO - Pre-CU SWG, 3 Years, 4 Accounts, 2 Pre-CU Jedi (1 Pre-9).
    Awaiting - Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Secret World, Earthrise.

  • Osias000Osias000 Lenox, MIPosts: 110Member

    Its not my normal class, and I doubt I would play with this soul. However, the story was interesting. A lot of people have been asking for a Rift book pre-release. I am definitely one of them after reading all these great back stories.

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  • CopenhagenCopenhagen Sherwood, ARPosts: 54Member

    Yeah I'd like to sit down and read a book, that might be nice.  certainly some good lore building up with this one.

    I'm totally, going to be trying this game out.  There is a lot of classes that I might actually enjoy playing with this game.   I'll have to see how it goes, with this soul deal, I'm real interested to see how they works.

  • sunrisenativsunrisenativ Park City, UTPosts: 1Member

    Originally posted by sloeber



    man....the guy who wrote this story got me on the edge of my seat......who is this guy.....does he write books???

    amazing.


     

    It's a woman.  Morgan Lockhart (aka missdoomcookie) is the Lore Lead for the Defiant faction in Rift.

  • AztecAztec Torrington, CTPosts: 101Member

    Looks great to me. With the soul stones his abilities will be a welcome addition to the thief class.

  • BoA*BoA* San Jose, CAPosts: 159Member Uncommon

    Loved reading all the backstories and lore. This is a must play game for me!

  • Ngeldu5tNgeldu5t PhoenixPosts: 606Member Uncommon

    Great back story as always,Rift has everything to become a good MMO.

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  • SabbicatSabbicat Cambridge, ONPosts: 260Member Uncommon

    Its funny but when I think of Dwarves, nimble assassins do not readily come to mind.

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  • apocalanceapocalance Jacksonville, FLPosts: 1,073Member

    This brought back memories of the Night Angel Trilogy. Nice back story and build up for the world.

    so...

  • RelGnRelGn halalaPosts: 494Member

    This game looks promissing but nothing can be said  until it is tested.

    Anyway this would be my first test buy in mmos for 2011 then will follow tera and maybe starwars but im not sure about the last one.

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