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Hell’s Diaries is a new feature blog on the world of Hellgate and the everyday random encounters our team faces in and out of the game. Outstanding player achievements and other things that may be of interest to most will be posted here on a regular basis (or at least when the Hellgate team isn’t feeling the blues)
It’s not often that we talk about the Summoner class. Is it overlooked? Unfairly so and that’s why we’re giving it the spotlight today. Well, what is the Summoner class anyway? Unlike the Evoker that uses your standard magic and elemental attacks, the Summoner uses something more out of this world: demons themselves. That’s right, the reason they’re called “Summoners” is because they summon demons to attack their opponents. What better way to counter the forces of darkness than to use their brethren against them.
But summoning demons is just eye candy if it can’t do anything against the big baddies, right? But don’t worry. The Summoner can hold itself on his own even against the most powerful demons Hell has sent forth, as seen below.
It’s kinda cool seeing the demons of Hell succumbing to the mastery of the Summoner. It’s not very often that you see characters in MMOs employ such devious techniques and it’s what makes Hellgate so unique. There’s a variety of fun attacks which you can only see here. Sure, traditional weaponry still applies here but even those have its own quirks and surprising effects.
Try out the Summoner class if you have the time. I haven’t gotten around to exploring its entire skill set but from what I’ve used, it’s a very interesting class. It’s cool having minions of your own to do the work for you actually. Haha.