WAR: Guide to Shadow Warriors
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Moving with unrivaled agility, the
High Elf Shadow Warrior is Warhammer Online's Ranger class, giving
players dangerous bow attacks offset by a quick blade. These stealthy
soldiers have trained among nature and do not fight with direct
confrontation but move from the shadows, preferring to kill their prey
from a distance. Using a variety of stances, they are versatile enough
to face their foes with strengths based on their environment. Living a
solitary existence, the Shadow Warrior dedicates themselves to training
and seeks only to kill Dark Elves.
- Heavy DPS
- Extremely Longe Ranged attacks
- High damage attacks work from various ranges
- Very squishy and dies easily
- Some Attacks are Slow
- Really Long Range Attacks are Weak
Warrior Quick Info
Race: High Elf
Ranged and Melee DPS
Primary Weapon: Bows
Primary Stats: Strength, Agility
Official Shadow Warrior Description
“We have lost our families, our lands, and
our innocence. Even our kin look upon us with suspicious eyes, for all
they remember are the atrocities of Malekith and his ilk, not the
nobility of those who remained. It is for these reasons we fight this
Shadow War, for redemption can only come from tears and blood. Only
when Malekith breathes his last, his heart pierced by Nagarythe steel,
shall we ask Lileath for forgiveness. Until that day nothing will stand
in the path of our vengeance...”
- Filamar the Swift, Shadow
Warrior of Nagarythe
The Shadow Warriors of Nagarythe persue their Shadow War against the
Dark Elves with a single- minded focus. In order to excel at his lonely
and thankless task, the Shadow Warrior trains endlessly, perfecting
techniques specifically suited to one aspect or strategy of combat.
These “strategic maneuvers” can be divided into
three major groups: Scouting, Skirmish, and Assault. Scouting maneuvers
focus on moving into territory ahead of the vanguard and striking out
at critical locations from long range. Skirmish maneuvers focus on
hit-and-run tactics using powerful short range bow attacks that can be
unleashed on the run. Assault maneuvers focus on slaying their
opponents at close range with quick, graceful strikes of a longsword.
These strategies, when combined with the Shadow Warrior’s
burning desire for vengeance, result in a potent offensive warrior
capable of acting alone or as the scout for a larger group.
The DPS brought by the Shadow Warrior adds a unique
element to any fighting force utilizing one. While many classes can
bring damage through various spells and blade, the Shadow Warrior fires
their bow at various ranges.
Using a variety of abilities which can include damage
over time, snares, and debuffs, the Shadow Warrior can not only wield
their bow but has a few blade attacks as well. Not great as a tank but
when paired up with other people, they can bring ridiculous amounts of
damage to the fight.
In RvR the Shadow Warrior is a standoffish figure
usually preferring to fight from a distance. With 100 feet of range on
a bow, you can frequently find them well to the rear or off on a hill
firing away at fleeing enemies.
They can enjoy their damage as long as they remain at
arms length. The Shadow Warrior does not absorb damage well and can be
a very fragile class, not to be played with reckless abandon. Players
who have played Ranger type classes will be able to pick this right up.
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Warrior Abilities: Levels 21 to 40
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Of the Scout: The Path Of The
Scout focuses on delivering devastating attacks from a great distance.
A Master of this path will prepare patiently and then strike swiftly,
unleashing a deadly hail of arrows with grim results. A Shadow Warrior
specializing in this strategy will prefer to stand his ground as far as
from his enemies as he can, and force them to come to him.
Path of Assault: The
Path Of Assault teaches Shadow Warriors to augment their bow attacks
with blades as well. Someone who adopts this strategy will prefer to
first cripple their target with bow fire, and will then bring the fight
to the enemy instead of remaining back at a distance. While even a
specialist in this path will still place their trust in their longbow,
they will be able to easily throw an enemy off-balance by charging in
to the fight instead of trying to stay back at a distance.
Path of the
Skirmisher: The Path Of The
Skirmisher is a strategy for close-quarters combat. Focused on
short-distance bow attacks, someone who specializes in this path will
still remain mobile while drawing their shots. These nimble attacks
grant deadly flexibility to the Shadow Warrior - while he must get much
closer to his enemies, he does not have to remain stationary, and is
able to draw his targets out into bloody ambushes.
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