Illidan’s Illidari take the stage as the agile Demon Hunter class
If you’re a long time World of Warcraft fan and have been dedicatedly following the lore, then you probably already know about the Illidari. That’s right, Illidan’s faction, the Illidari. Them blindfolded elf-something demon hunters with the horns and the glowing eyes, yea those guys. They’re going to be a playable class starting the 9th of August with the upcoming World of Warcraft Legion Expansion.
Illidan Stormrage is an iconic character in the World of Warcraft franchise. Having his Illidari as a playable class not only gives us more insights into the lore of WoW and his backstory, but also gives players a chance to find out more about the storyline behind the Burning Crusade and find out what exactly it was that Illidan and his Illidari Demon Hunters were doing in the Black Temple and what happened afterwards.
Demon Hunters bring something new to table, allowing players to choose between two playstyles or combat specializations. Havoc, which specializes in DPS or damage per second, and Vengeance, focusing on tankiness, or absorbing damaging and sustainability.
The Demon Hunter class in itself is very agile, in addition to being able to use abilities like double jump and glide, while utilizing the Havoc playstyle, they may also use abilities like Fel Rush and Vengeful Retreat to get in and out of battles, making them extremely mobile on the battlefield. Demon Hunters gather fury while attacking and can use it to perform stronger special attacks or spells while in the Havoc style of gameplay.
The other specialization or gameplay style, Vengeance, allows players to deflect damage back to enemies while protecting their own. While using the Vengeance specialization, players will make use of their Demon Form. While using the Vengeance specialization, attacks against enemies will drop soul fragments, which the Demon Hunter can consume to rejuvenate themselves. In addition to being able to return an attacker’s damage back to them, they have access to crowd control abilities as well in the form of Sigils.
If you’ve got an active World of Warcraft account or are thinking of returning to the game and like the idea of a mobile class which wields twin glaives and can transform into a demon, well, now is as good a time as any. World of Warcraft Legion can be pre-purchased for $49.99 (Standard Edition) or $69.99 (Digital Deluxe Edition).
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