Guild Wars 2 Teases Revenant Vindicator Elite Spec
ArenaNet has released a teaser for the elite Revenant specialization in Guild Wars 2, showing some interesting mechanics and weird interactions between lore.
As many fans have predicted so far, the elite Revenant specialization in Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons will use a two-handed sword. Others predicted that the legends they will summon will be those of Viktor and Archemorus, which also turned out to be correct.
Given the duo’s interactions with Shiro Tagachi, one of the other legends from which the Revenant derives their power, some versions could become rather memetic in nature. Saint Viktor was a Kurzick hero while Archemorus is the Luxon equivalent. These two have stopped Shiro in life and it will be interesting to see how they interact beyond that, if any.
Another interaction that could be awkward is one of the Vindicator’s abilities. It appears that Archemorus appears and throws a spear at an enemy. If the implications turn out to be correct, and it is the famous Spear of Archemorus, that would mean that the Revenant’s ghostly pal is throwing a spear made of his own bones.
Another interesting moment in the trailer relates to the gameplay itself. Vindicator has the ability to perform a devastating leap and the narrator notes that these RevENTS prefer to “jump straight into battle, instead of dodging.” This could mean the Dodge Mechanic will be replaced in a way similar to the Daredevil Spec for Thieves, but it’s safe to assume that will be difficult to balance.