Itchy to give in to the Dark Side and let fear and power guide your journey through the galaxy in The Old Republic? Fear not, Bioware has released the two specialization classes of the Sith Warrior: The Marauder and the Juggernaut. For the more traditional MMORPG player, that translates into a DPS class and a tank/buff class, respectively. What do the game creators have to say about the two specializations?
Read on for the Juggernaut:
“Sith who train in the stalwart arts of the Juggernaut boast unrivaled stamina in battle. Through diligence and clarity, the Juggernaut shapes the Force to his will to become nearly invulnerable. Damage that would destroy others is shrugged off, and futility fills the Juggernaut’s foes with doubt and despair. Protecting their allies and punishing their adversaries, they charge into the thick of any fray, and take the brunt of the assault and are even able to drain the energy of their enemies to further strengthen their resolve.”
The Juggernaut sounds about right for any tanking duties, especially if they can energy drain. Imagine all the fun PvP possibilities! The Marauder, on the other hand, is a heavy damage dealer who combines mobility and accuracy to become a large threat to any enemy:
“Wielding two sabers and unmatched aggression, Sith trained as Marauders slice through enemy ranks, dealing death with merciless efficiency. Able to intuit precisely how to attack in order to maximize every strike, their adversaries become victims in the blink of an eye. Whether annihilating a squad of Republic troops or cutting down a single Jedi, the Marauder sees and exploits every weakness to exact the greatest toll. Never hesitating, never faltering, there is no swifter bringer of pain and damage in the galaxy.”
Mobility, efficiency, and high damage output? I would find it hard pressed to not specialize as a Marauder if you’re into the whole “killing things fast” thing. However, since The Old Republic will be featuring extensive class customization, it’s not impossible to think of a Juggernaut that combines speed with it’s defensive capabilities. Well, it might, that seems kind of overpowered, but we’ll just have to wait and see when the game comes out.
Star Wars: The Old Republic will something-something-something Dark Side in Spring 2011 for the PC.