99% sure the 5th class will use a bow.

  • #1
    So, I was watching the VERY first gameplay video made, back in blizzcon 08?

    When the only two classes were the Barb and Witch Doctor.

    So I was watching it, and I noticed a throwing dagger dropped, and im like "oh cool that must be for the monk".

    Then I got to thinking, Monk wasn't even released at that time.

    So then I thought some more, well, what item could be dropped that could be used for a char that hasn't been released yet? So I kept watching and sure enough.

    It was the short bow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhAVISPpNsU at 3:50

    Does this mean the 5th class is going to wield a bow?

    Could very well be, since the current 4 classes cant use a bow and it is speculated the 5th class was going to be a hunter/ranger.

    Anyways, I thought it was interesting.
  • #2
    I've been reading up on all sorts of different views and the one that hit me the hardest was, every class is viable in far and close range combat... So a PURE range class is out of the question. A Ranger/ Assassin would be a good guess. That's just me and a lot of reading though...
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  • #3

    I've been reading up on all sorts of different views and the one that hit me the hardest was, every class is viable in far and close range combat... So a PURE range class is out of the question. A Ranger/ Assassin would be a good guess. That's just me and a lot of reading though...


    Well, the barb doesn't have a lot of range but I can see how he can leap. But yeah, I would say like a Ranger, someone who could use a bow for superior long range, and if needed too, could pull out a sword, javelin, or a dagger. The reason why they probably haven't said anything is because they could be working on its melee aspects, and imo, would need the most work.
  • #4
    I've heard some pretty "out there" ideas for the 5th class, but boy does this take the cake! :mage:
    "You're certain of this?" asked Frigglish. Despite what he was doing with his beard, he was, in fact, immersed in meaningful contemplation.

    "I am afraid I am becoming more so with each terrible tick groused by that gaudy timepiece slung around your neck." In case it wasn't clear, Frigglish wore a clock Zazzerpan didn't care for. It was magic. "The massacre of Syrs Gnelph was not as written." -Complacency of The Learned by Rose Lalonde
  • #5
    This no news o.O People on this forum speculate that 2 years ago.

    Also, people made very nice theories that the last class would be a "rogue" but has changed for something more fancy (it was officially stated that the unnounced class passe through major redesign).

    Bet on ranger. Why ?
    No blizzard RPG (D1, D2 and WoW) ever used the ranger class before. They also aim for "archtypal" classes. And it's damn obvious that the last class will be a bow wielder.
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    Faded out her voice and soiled her name
    And like marked pages in a diary
    Everything seemed clean that is unstained
    The incoherent talk of ordinary days
    Why would we really need to live?
    Decide what is clear and what's within a haze
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  • #6

    I've heard some pretty "out there" ideas for the 5th class, but boy does this take the cake! :mage:


    Yeah because I'm sure that they took the time to draw it in, put it on random drops, and animations just so the barb could pick it up and shoot at beer bottles; you're right, im sure the 5th class will be a Druid/basketball player or something.
  • #7
    Do we have a female class?
    Cos I'd like to see Rogue back.

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  • #8


    I've heard some pretty "out there" ideas for the 5th class, but boy does this take the cake! :mage:


    Yeah because I'm sure that they took the time to draw it in, put it on random drops, and animations just so the barb could pick it up and shoot at beer bottles; you're right, im sure the 5th class will be a Druid/basketball player or something.


    I poured so much scorn, so much insincerity, dredged up from the depths of animus pooling in the darkest crevasses of my soul, into this sarcastic attack of a post. Yet, you took it at face value, you stared the very face of passive-aggression in the eye and accept the hate filled words into your bosom as a truth, the very picture of the blessed christ-like fool. In one motion I applaud your rare messianic sincerity and weep for a world that could breed such simplicity, whether these tears are mournful or celebratory I will let your unworldly soul divine. :sorcerer:
    "You're certain of this?" asked Frigglish. Despite what he was doing with his beard, he was, in fact, immersed in meaningful contemplation.

    "I am afraid I am becoming more so with each terrible tick groused by that gaudy timepiece slung around your neck." In case it wasn't clear, Frigglish wore a clock Zazzerpan didn't care for. It was magic. "The massacre of Syrs Gnelph was not as written." -Complacency of The Learned by Rose Lalonde
  • #9

    Do we have a female class?
    Cos I'd like to see Rogue back.


    like every class can be a female class nukmbnuts
    "You're certain of this?" asked Frigglish. Despite what he was doing with his beard, he was, in fact, immersed in meaningful contemplation.

    "I am afraid I am becoming more so with each terrible tick groused by that gaudy timepiece slung around your neck." In case it wasn't clear, Frigglish wore a clock Zazzerpan didn't care for. It was magic. "The massacre of Syrs Gnelph was not as written." -Complacency of The Learned by Rose Lalonde
  • #10



    I've heard some pretty "out there" ideas for the 5th class, but boy does this take the cake! :mage:


    Yeah because I'm sure that they took the time to draw it in, put it on random drops, and animations just so the barb could pick it up and shoot at beer bottles; you're right, im sure the 5th class will be a Druid/basketball player or something.


    I poured so much scorn, so much insincerity, dredged up from the depths of animus pooling in the darkest crevasses of my soul, into this sarcastic attack of a post. Yet, you took it at face value, you stared the very face of passive-aggression in the eye and accept the hate filled words into your bosom as a truth, the very picture of the blessed christ-like fool. In one motion I applaud your rare messianic sincerity and weep for a world that could breed such simplicity, whether these tears are mournful or celebratory I will let your unworldly soul divine. :sorcerer:


    Greetings omniscient one, it is I who in such simplicity weep at a world of men, men who can pour scorn and insincerity to a humble, and innocent bystander. To be underneath such a messiah as yourself, and to be ridiculed is an honor, As I can only look at it with great humor and project my sarcasm upon him for it only amuses myself with great success. But alas, what eludes my simple mind, is that after 20 minutes of "KQKYLE" in this thread, this is all he produced with his conceited brain.
  • #11




    I've heard some pretty "out there" ideas for the 5th class, but boy does this take the cake! :mage:


    Yeah because I'm sure that they took the time to draw it in, put it on random drops, and animations just so the barb could pick it up and shoot at beer bottles; you're right, im sure the 5th class will be a Druid/basketball player or something.


    I poured so much scorn, so much insincerity, dredged up from the depths of animus pooling in the darkest crevasses of my soul, into this sarcastic attack of a post. Yet, you took it at face value, you stared the very face of passive-aggression in the eye and accept the hate filled words into your bosom as a truth, the very picture of the blessed christ-like fool. In one motion I applaud your rare messianic sincerity and weep for a world that could breed such simplicity, whether these tears are mournful or celebratory I will let your unworldly soul divine. :sorcerer:


    Greetings omniscient one, it is I who in such simplicity weep at a world of men, men who can pour scorn and insincerity to a humble, and innocent bystander. To be underneath such a messiah as yourself, and to be ridiculed is an honor, As I can only look at it with great humor and project my sarcasm upon him for it only amuses myself with great success. But alas, what eludes my simple mind, is that after 20 minutes of "KQKYLE" in this thread, this is all he produced with his conceited brain.

    your post has nowhere near enough wizards to be taken seriosusly :wiz:
    "You're certain of this?" asked Frigglish. Despite what he was doing with his beard, he was, in fact, immersed in meaningful contemplation.

    "I am afraid I am becoming more so with each terrible tick groused by that gaudy timepiece slung around your neck." In case it wasn't clear, Frigglish wore a clock Zazzerpan didn't care for. It was magic. "The massacre of Syrs Gnelph was not as written." -Complacency of The Learned by Rose Lalonde
  • #12


    Do we have a female class?
    Cos I'd like to see Rogue back.


    like every class can be a female class nukmbnuts

    ?

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  • #13
    We know now that the 5th is the Milkshake Healer... I doubt will use anything else than staff or wand/shield combo.

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  • #14

    We know now that the 5th is the Milkshake Healer... I doubt will use anything else than staff or wand/shield combo.


    ???
  • #15
    The monk is already kind of considered an assassin for it's martial arts combo attacks and such. It can't be just a pure archer because that would be just dumb in Diablo 3 case ... so it's probably something totaly different form the previous Diablo games. I would love it if they put some type of rogue/thiever in D3 ... that would be badass ... the thiever could set traps like a assassin and pickpocket people ... have deadly dps with daggers and other small hand swords ... and be mastered in lethal liquids and poisions.
  • #16
    think it could be the druid. Would be a good choice, the druid being a ranged & melee class.
    I think I saw a picture of a druid, a video found on youtube, from a Blizzcon show.

    But they are know as good teasers, so it might first come in the extensions to the game.
  • #17
    I would have to agree: the presence of bows strongly supports the concept of a range-focused attacker. That doesn't mean the class would be useless in melee, just focused on range.
  • #18
    Waiting for Diablo 3 is like aging on me real fast. :pinch:
    I suspect next will be Amazon, being female. Amazon in D2 seemed least popular, in my personal opinion. bringing her back win an awesome style would be teh sex.


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  • #19
    I'm gonna laugh when the 5th class is the only class that can't wield a bow. That would make my day lol...
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  • #20

    think it could be the druid. Would be a good choice, the druid being a ranged & melee class.
    I think I saw a picture of a druid, a video found on youtube, from a Blizzcon show.

    But they are know as good teasers, so it might first come in the extensions to the game.

    Why would that be a good choice when we already have enough melee? We're lacking range physical.
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