inspired by the old pen and paper rpgs, hes fragile, fast, and melee orientated.
while being a good contrast from the barbarian. while feeling like a first person fighter character.
he will have some holy magic, and be focused on speed over toughness
basicly for hit and run tactics. with compimentary skills for combinations that will flow together.
meanwhile giving a bigger chalange in the early start of the game.
wanting an eastern european style with asian influences they are the new holy warriors of the game, raised in secluded monasteries and are known to be fighters from birth. they have tatoos of their 1001 gods upon their backs.
the monks report to the patriarchs, and do the dirty work of their church.
when they are not fighting, they spend time in meditation.
they are known throught the world, where people respect and fear them.
wondering how to create a combo system for D3, they looked back at D2 and decided that they liked the combo system from the assassin. however, there was a problem. there was nothing to kill once you had combos up and ready to use. so, its modeled more after the WoW rogue combo system.
Way of the Hundred Fists is just one of the skills that the monk will get. it has the ability of a charge-up skill. and will have a melee, an aoe, and charge. (remember the paladin skill charge it would be a bit like that)
Crippeling wave is another of the skills that the monk will use, it focuses on debuffs in 3 hits, 1 slows movement.
Exploding Palm. it focuses on internal damage. 2 normal hits, 3rd hit is a bleed, and if the target dies it expodes and does aoe damage to all other targets within range.
you Can mix and match from all three of those skills, so points from each stage count to other moves, not just the move you started with.
7 Sided Strike is modled after the Chain Lightning from the Sorc in D2. however, the Monk, is the lightning. thinking this loked lame, they added a Ton of explosions.
Special Effects and Graphics.
the Monks movement style is jam packed with marital arts design. he is very fast with a balanced movement. his holy spells are to have a yellow/white color pallet. he will have runic knowlege and be able to use runes. some of the runes he uses will frame an area where the action takes place. they appreciate art and its form.
Edited by Artic, 21 August 2009 - 09:03 PM.