Dire Lord

AVAILABLE RACES

Dark Myr
Human
Ogre
Skar

Dire Lord


Legends speak of Dire Lords capable of mastering the crippling power of fear, with some able to manipulate the ‘essence’ of living things — even their very blood.

The Dire Lord is considered a myth by most. In the oral tradition of Terminus’ history, there are legends that speak of Dire Lords capable of mastering the crippling power of fear, with some able to manipulate the very essence of their enemies.

The Dire Lord is a proficient combatant that is known for their swift and brutal melee attacks and their relentless self-healing. But while battling their enemy in a corporeal sense, Dire Lords are also waging war in the imagination of their foe. By infiltrating the essence of a being, the Dire Lord can ravage their enemy with horrifying phantoms, alter the properties of their essence and even steal their essence completely. By mastering Essence-manipulation, the Dire Lord is able to wield their own blood in battle, using it to replenish themselves or to assail their enemies from the inside out.

Group Role: Tank
Combat Resource: Essence
Available Armor: Cloth, Light and Heavy Leather, Light and Heavy Chain
Available Weapons: Sword, Great Sword, Edged, Great Blade, Axe, Great Axe

FEATURED ABILITIES Thresh

Viciously strike an enemy, dealing Physical damage and causing them to bleed for a short time.

Provoking Phantoms

Afflict an enemy’s mind with relentless apparitions. The longer you focus your attacks on this target, the deeper their Hate towards you will become.

Dark Revenge

After being critically hit, your next Thresh will heal you for a percentage of the direct damage it deals.

Harmshield

Infuse your blood with caustic properties, dealing damage to all enemies that strike you in combat.

Dire Mark

Mark a member of your group or raid. While Dire Mark lasts, a percentage of the damage the marked ally receives will be redirected to you.

Essence Thief

Manifest at the location of a nearby enemy, generating Essence.

Baleful Severing

Sever an enemy’s will, putting them in a helpless state. While helpless, attacks against this enemy will not miss and cannot be dodged, parried, blocked, counterattacked or resisted.

Leaden Blood

Corrupt the blood of an enemy, slowing their movement speed over time until they are rooted to the ground.

Canopy of Blood

Sacrifice 25% of your total health to create a shield that absorbs a percentage of your total health in spell damage, while also making you immune to all magical effects.

Deafening Whisper

Interrupt an enemy’s spell casting and silence them for a short time.

Nightmare Blood

Alter your blood state, applying 10% of all damage you deal as bonus Hate.

Bloodstate: Essence Leech

Alter your blood state, increasing your physical critical chance by 10%. While in this state, your critical hits will heal you for 10% of the damage dealt.

Splatter

Spread a detrimental effect on an enemy to 4 additional enemies within a short distance.

*Not a complete ability list