Overview: Introduced to the Warhammer universe as the healer class for the Dark Elves, the Disciple of Khaine weilds both sword and sorcery in an odd style of blood magic. In true Druchii spirit, they require the blood of their enemies in order to fuel their healing magic, and thus are always on the front lines of combat hacking and slashing people for the glory of the God of Murder. This odd mix of melee and healing abilities give them a surprisingly high survivability rating in the thick of combat for a healer. If you were thinking of playing a healer in WAR, but are a "get in and get dirty" type of player, this might just be the class for you.
Disciple of Khaine Quick Info
Race: Dark Elves
Role: Melee Healer
Armor: Medium Armored Robes
Primary Weapons: Dual Weilding Swords
Primary Stats: Willpower, Strength, Weapons Skill
Mythic's Official Disciple of Khaine Description
“Few are the select chosen that
survive the reveries of the Death Night. Fewer still are those who
leave the Cauldron with eyes of molten brass, burning with the hatred
of our Dark god. These true chosen are taken into the cult and trained
in the most secret of rites, emerging as masters of death second only
to Khaine himself.”
The chosen dark priests of the bloody handed god, The Disciples of Khaine, can be found on the frontline of any Druchii assault. Using wicked ritual blades, a Disciple harvests the essence of their enemy and offers it to Khaine in exchange for fell blessings and dark powers. These dark gifts allow the Disciple to tend to the needs of the Dark Elf host, mending bones, suppressing pain, and even raising critically injured warriors to fight again. The Disciple of Khaine is the shepherd of war, ensuring the bloody slaughter can continue in the name of their dark god.
The Disciple of Khaine fears little in PvE. Since they power their healing abilities though combat, a player who can learn how to play a Disciple early on will be able to solo Champion class foes in single combat. The only thing that can truly stop a Disciple is just sheer numbers. This is makes the Disciple of Khaine so popular as a class, since they do have a high probability for survival in most fights.
In a group, the Disciple of Khaine works best as an off tank. They do enough damage to be helpful, and should the need arise, can hold down one or two strong foes long enough for the tank to get back n the fight and start taunting away. However, with their healing abilities healing the tank as they fight side by side, that probably won't happen often.
Melee combat is your friend. If you get caught out in the open with no one to cut on and attacked at range? You're a goner. While you have 250 blood points to burn through, it does you no good if you can't replenish them. As a Disciple of Khaine, as long as you have people to cut, you'll have blood points to spend in healing and if you can keep the heals going, you can outlast even the most dedicated Melee DPS class.
Path of Ritual focuses on increasing your healing abilities. This will
make it easier for you to heal more efficiently, incurring less overall
cost for your healing abilities.
Path of Torture: This Path of Mastery focuses on causing more damage with your attacks. Of course Khaine absolutely loves this. Coupled with your already impressive healing abilities, this can be a wicked path to master for the Disciple.
Path of Sacrifice: This Path of Mastery is about debuffing your enemy into oblivion. It raises your attack power and lowers your foes abilities and skills. This causes them to visit less damage upon you and yours, thus ensuring victory for your side.