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If Paladins could be any race

    • 372 posts
    February 4, 2020 10:58 PM PST

    If Paladins could be any race, and ignore the Race/Class matrix - what would you choose to be?

    For me, I think it's gotta be Ogre and a close 2nd is Archai (just because Roenick seemed so pumped about v2.0).

    • 1688 posts
    February 5, 2020 8:06 AM PST

    Human.

     

    I know it's in the race/class matrix, but humans and their faith in RPG have allways made them the best race for paladins to my eyes.

    • 24 posts
    February 5, 2020 9:08 AM PST

    The only race I would add to Paladins (and clerics) are Elves.  Perhaps there is a reason in the Pantheon Lore to exclude them, which would be fine if so, but most games do include elves with those classes.

    • 508 posts
    February 6, 2020 6:13 AM PST

    My choices would be: 

    1) Dwarf/Dark Myr (both are screaming PALADIN to me)

    2) Human (though only becouse I'm not into neither Paladins nor Humans and becouse this class/race combo synergiese quite well together)

    3) Archai (something I would consider, but it would be very unlikely)

    • 764 posts
    February 10, 2020 1:08 PM PST

    I agree with Hegenox on this one whole-heartedly with Dark Myr and Dwarf.  Dark Myr screams "righteous fanatical crusader of a cause" a.k.a. Paladin, to me.  And Dwarves seem like the steadfast defender of the defensless. 

    edit:  With that said, I'll probably reluctantly play a Human Paladin because I can't stand playing races that are stereotyped as (or actually are) short and/or fat.


    This post was edited by Darch at February 10, 2020 1:29 PM PST
    • 372 posts
    February 10, 2020 6:35 PM PST

    Dark Myr does fit very well lore-wise, and can already be clerics...

    • 28 posts
    February 14, 2020 3:12 PM PST

    I would like to see Elves be able to play them, mainly because I like Elves and I like Paladins.

    Dark Myr seems to make the most sense since they can be warriors and clerics. The only arguement I have against Dark Myr being paladin's is that t hey're already capable of being all classes except Paladin, Ranger and Shaman.

     

    Personally - I would remove Bard and Monk from Dark Myr, Remove Summoner from Elf and add Cleric and Paladin to Elf and Summoner to Archai

     

    I just can't imagine a Merman / Marmaid doing a flying kick underwater with no legs and a tail. Plus fighting underwater with your hands just seems like it would not be a type of fighting style a race that was from underwater would develop. Same with them being a bard. Seems weird unless you think of mayber a siren singing but they're not singing songs of glory and inspiration, just mezmorizing you.

     

    Ehh...

    Just my two cents.

    • 764 posts
    February 14, 2020 8:13 PM PST

    ShaggNasty said:

    I would like to see Elves be able to play them, mainly because I like Elves and I like Paladins.

    Dark Myr seems to make the most sense since they can be warriors and clerics. The only arguement I have against Dark Myr being paladin's is that t hey're already capable of being all classes except Paladin, Ranger and Shaman.

    Personally - I would remove Bard and Monk from Dark Myr, Remove Summoner from Elf and add Cleric and Paladin to Elf and Summoner to Archai

    I just can't imagine a Merman / Marmaid doing a flying kick underwater with no legs and a tail. Plus fighting underwater with your hands just seems like it would not be a type of fighting style a race that was from underwater would develop. Same with them being a bard. Seems weird unless you think of mayber a siren singing but they're not singing songs of glory and inspiration, just mezmorizing you.

    Ehh...

    Just my two cents.

    I agree with all of what you said; it sounds like you are using logic.  Stop doing that :p
    (I would also give Dark Myr Ranger OR take away Druid... if I were to use the same logic.  Shaman also makes more sense for Dark Myr than for Elves or Humans IMO).