Embrace shadow magic, as Guild Wars 2 reveals the thief’s elite specialization, the specter
With Guild Wars 2 in preparation for its third elite specialization beta event next week, the next class has been revealed. This time, you can try the Specter, the thief’s specialization.
The power to hide in the shadows is something familiar to the thief, but the Specter goes one step further and will use shadow magic. This skill mix draws from the thief’s already comprehensive knowledge of how to use shadows, stealth, and even venom, so be deadly and victorious.
Wraiths will bring all of that and add a touch of shadow magic, which from the preview seems to have some use both offensively and defensively. While Thieves may be more of an independent force, one of the abilities shown is Shadow Shroud. This power will allow you to attach to allies and use your shroud to protect them with a shadow barrier. As the Specter gains new knowledge, the thief’s flexibility should not be lost. This time, however, you might be wielding a scepter for new magical options to keep playing with shadowy stealth and direct interaction. You will also be able to use these shadow powers in ways that you may be more used to, to weaken your enemies and claim victory.
The next beta will take place on October 26. There are still several classes to reveal, and what we can expect from them as well. The beta event will be open to everyone, as all testing will only be for new specializations in existing areas of Tyria. So if you’re looking to send your thief down a new path and gain some mysterious new powers, you can log in on beta day and try out a fully leveled Beta Specter. For more information, visit the Guild Wars 2 site.