Friday, December 7, 2007

Warlord. Why play anything else?

This has been bothering me for a while now.

Every playtest we see has a Warlord and a Warlock in it.

Okay, this is playtesting and these are new classes (although the Warlock has been around for a while in 3.5) so obviously they need to playtest them a lot.

I get that. Still, the more I read the more it seems that the Warlord in particular is getting a lot of love. So much love that I'm wondering if it will beat out the cleric as the class every party has to have.

I mean, the Warlord boosts fighters. It gives casters extra uses of their spells. It slices. It dices. It never rusts and is guaranteed for as long as you avoid a TPK.

It certainly sounds pretty good on a 3:00 a.m. info-mercial, but will that be the case when it arrives in 6-8 weeks (or June 2008)? Well, that remains to be seen.


Adrian said...

Warlord is one of the classes that i'm really keen to have a look at.

It could potentially be the new uber-class from all accounts.

That might not be a good thing though. If it's too good you might have lots of warlords in the party and precious little else.

JP said...

Our PT group had neither warlock nor warlord.