Now that the first official patch for the Early Access version is out, you can play eight classes – the first four (Freemage, Ranger, Defender and Barbarian) plus four new ones: Shaman, Scout, Druid and Mercenary. Today’s post is about the latter, which is one of the most versatile classes of MMX. The Mercenary specializes in being unspecialized!
Mercenaries hail from the Free cities. They are warriors and explorers that follow Ylath, the Dragon of Air, wandering the world in search of riches and causes worth fighting for.
Jack of all trades ...
The Mercenary is a powerful fighter who specializes in being unspecialized - so whatever melee weapon you assign to them they will be able to wield it with a master's skill, together with a shield, dual wielding their favorite weapons or even using two handed models. Like the Dwarven Defender, the Mercanary can become grand master of warfare, but different than Defenders, Mercenaries will most likely focus on the offensive aspects of that skill. Being followers of Ylath, every Mercenary can develop basic powers in the Magic School of Air.
Humans are said to be dynamic, but short-lived compared to the other races. They have a strong connection to Air and Light.
This is how the Mercenary’s skills are distributed (start skills are Sword and Medium Armor):
The Advanced Class of the Mercenary
Adventurers who have proven both their value and valour in combat can join the elite mercenary companies known as the Windswords. Under the tutelage of Ylath, the Dragon of Air, they take a solemn vow and become honor bound to their chosen companions in war and fortune, never turning their back on them.
The Windsword’s passive Ability: “Perfect Strike”
When the Windsword performs a melee attack against an enemy who is at full health, the first strike cannot be blocked or evaded and is always a critical hit.
Why would you want to have a Mercenary in your party?
Mercenaries belong to the best melee damage dealers for a start. Apart from that, they honor their profession by offering you to play whatever role you would like them to.
(Please note that all info provided within this blog post and seen on the screens are still subject to change until final release of the game.)