Psyonix, the team behind Square's new free to play multiplayer action game Nosgoth has just revealed a new vampire class.
The game is a spin-off of the Legacy of Kain series of action-adventure games and it employs a pvp system in which each match consists of two rounds. One team play as vampires using hack and slash combat while the other team are humans, whose gameplay is styled after third-person shooters. Players switch races between rounds and the team with the most points overall wins the match.
Anyway, lets get back to the new class. Physically less powerful than the offspring of other Lieutenants, the Zephonim make up for it through their mental abilities. The Deceivers have attempted to artificially shape and force their Vampiric evolution through self-torture, experimental alchemy and twisted breeding programs. Moreover, their devious personalities have come to manifest themselves in accursed abilities.
Cunning and trickery have always been the primary tools of these spies and assassins – where once they served their lord Zephon in his political machinations, the Zephonim now focus their attention on the Human enemy. Acts of sabotage, spying, psychological warfare and targeted killings are their preferred operations; when forced to appear alongside their siblings on the open battlefield, however, their supernatural ability to sow confusion and discord has come to be greatly feared.
A Deceiver is capable of assaulting his enemies' minds directly, making them succumb to whatever he finds most useful to sow fear and confusion amongst their ranks. These masters of deception can drive a Human mad with confusion by possessing their very eyesight, making them hear things, and often see things that are not there. Much of a Deceiver's value as a warrior is in his ability to divide a Human group and make them more vulnerable to Vampire attack.
It is not only Humans, however, who fear the Zephonim, but their own kind as well. The extremes they have gone to in their attempts to further themselves and master their own evolution have driven the Deceivers over the edge of sanity, and their precise motivations and agenda are no longer clear. Nevertheless, while the other Clans do not trust them – and the remnants of the Razielim in particular have not forgotten how eagerly the Deceivers tried to purge the supposedly traitorous offspring of Raziel after his execution – they are tolerated for now due to their usefulness.
While the Deceivers are their most active agents on the battlefield, Clan Zephonim is also valuable in another way to the Vampire race. While every Clan has its own breeding farms of captive Humans buried in the heart of their own territory, the Zephonim have for centuries cultivated the art.
In centuries to come, Clan Zephonim will come to make us of their mental powers by dominating the will of weak-minded Humans to make them worship the Vampires as holy beings. For now, the Deceivers' only goal is to bring Humanity to its knees.
Nosgoth is currently in closed alpha. You can sign up to participate in the testing here.
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Sounds pretty cool but it seems like their website is down.