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Blood Dragon – Vampire Count Tank

“Our bloodline exists to fulfill the call of Abhorash – to fight and hone our military skills. He achieved greatness by slaying a mighty dragon and drinking of its blood, and through this he thirsted for the blood of man no more. We shall not seek land. We shall  not seek titles. We shall not seek plunder. We live only to be the best warriors. Go forth my sons and prove your valor as powerful knights. Harry not the weak for they are no challenge, only take life from those whose life is difficult to take.” Oath of the Blood Dragons of Blood Keep, Walach Harkon

Blood Dragon

Archtype – Tank

Armor – Heavy

Weapon – Sword and Shield; Greatsword

Mechanic – Beasts of Blood

  • You call upon a powerful steed and ride it into combat bolstering your performance and allowing you to use mounted abilities. While mounted you have an 5% increased chance to critically hit with melee attacks and gain a Calling which affects both your pets and your survivability. Certain abilities require steeds and/or a Calling. The wounds, toughness, and initiative of your steed are one half of your stats. If you are dismounted (your pet is killed or an ability dismounts you) then your Calling persists until you summon a different mount granting you a different Calling or your buff expires. Beasts of Blood increase your movement speed by 5%.

Mastery Trees

  • Execution – A focus on great weapons and going on the offensive on foot
  • Preservation – A focus on defensive combat and rallying your allies
  • Cruciation – A focus on mounted combat, weakening your opponents, and giving your allies the power to finish your opponents off

R1. Jagged Dagger <Core Ability> A ranged attack that deals 21 damage to your enemy, and can severely wound them for 101 damage if hit from behind. 20AP, 1s Cast, No CD

R1. Aggravating Strike <Preservation> A powerful attack that deals ‘x’ damage and causes monsters to hate you more than normal. 30AP, Instant Cast, No CD

R2. Executioner’s Blow <Execution> You land a well aimed blow on your opponent dealing ‘x’ damage and ignoring 25% of their armor. 35AP, Instant Cast, No CD

R3. Dragon Claw <Cruciation> You cut your opponents flesh causing them to bleed taking ‘x’ damage every second for 4 seconds. This ability can stack twice. 30AP, Instant Cast, No CD

R4. Hopeless Exhaustion <Execution> You land a tiring blow on your opponent making them gasp for breath. You deal ‘x’ damage and reduce their movement speed by 40% for 10 seconds. 25AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R5. Sustaining Blade <Preservation> You slash at your opponent and lick the blood off of your blade. You deal ‘x’ damage and increase your toughness by ‘x’ for 10 seconds. 30AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R6. Burning Hand <Cruciation> You swipe your sword at your enemy’s hand causing a deep wound. You deal ‘x’ damage and reduce their weapon skill by ‘x’ for 10 seconds. 35AP, Instant Cast, 10s CD

R7. Hapless Mortal <Taunt> You enrage your enemies, interrupting any currently building abilities and forcing monsters to attack you. While taunted, your opponent will take 30% more damage from your attacks. This effect will fade after 15 seconds or after your opponent has hit you 3 times. 20AP, Instant Cast, 15s CD

R8. Demolishing Strike <Archtype Morale 1> A powerful melee attack that reduces armor by 1056 and deals 900 damage over 15 seconds.

R8. Malice <Execution> You strike at your opponent with the fury of a dragon dealing ‘x’ damage and increasing your strength by ‘x’ for 10 seconds. 35AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R9. On Your Back <Preservation> You slam your shield into your opponent with terrible force. They take ‘x’ damage and are knocked down for 4 seconds. Requires Shield. 35AP, Instant Cast, 20s CD

R10. Guard <Core Ability> You defend one of your group mates and try to take attacks meant for them. As long as you are within 30 feet of them, any damage that they suffer will be split evenly between the two of you, and 35% of all the hate they cause will be redirected to you. No Cost, Instant Cast, No CD

R10. Hold The Line <Core Ability> Requires Shield. You focus your defenses against enemy fire, increasing your chance to dodge and disrupt by 45% for 12 seconds. You will also defend all allies behind you, up to 50 feet away, increasing their chances to dodge and disrupt by 15% as long as they remain at your back. Allies may have this effect stacked on them up to 3 times. This effect will end if you break your concentration or run out of action points. 20AP/sec, 12s Cast, No CD

R10. Death Colt <Execution> You summon a pale steed whose life was cut short at its youth. Summoning a Death Colt grants you the Call of Death which increases both yours and your pet’s initiative by ‘x’ for 15 minutes. Your Calling will persist if your Beast of Blood is killed until you summon a different Beast of Blood or the timer expires. Your Death Colt has the ability ‘Death Drive’ which increases your Beast of Blood’s speed to 50% for 10 seconds; this ability has a 30 second cool down. 40AP, 2s Cast, 30s CD

R10. Night Mare <Preservation> You summon a dark steed hardened by years of abuse. Summoning a Night Mare grants you the Call of Night which increases both yours and your pet’s armor by ‘x’ for 15 minutes. Your Calling will persist if your Beast of Blood is killed until you summon a different Beast of Blood or the timer expires. Your Night Mare has the ability ‘Shock of Night’ which knocks your opponent back a long distance; this ability has a 30 second cool down. 40AP, 2s Cast, 30s CD

R10. Blood Steed <Cruciation> You summon a crimson steed with an appetite for blood. Summoning a Blood Steed grants you the Call of Blood which increases your toughness by ‘x’ for 15 minutes and increases your pet’s strength by half your strength for 15 minutes and allows them to auto attack your enemy. Your Calling will persist if your Beast of Blood is killed until you summon a different Beast of Blood or the timer expires. Your Blood Steed will gain the ability ‘Throat Bite’ which silences your opponent for 4 seconds; this ability has a 30 second cool down. 40AP, 2s Cast, 30s CD

R11. Feast of the Innocents <Racial Tactic> Upon killing an opponent you regain 5% of your total Health

R12. Juggernaut <Core Ability> You become filled with unstoppable power, removing all snaring, rooting, silencing, and disarming effects. 45AP, Instant Cast, 60s CD

R12. Shield Wall <Archtype Morale 2> For the next 10 seconds, your chance to block is almost guaranteed.

R12. Cut Down <Execution> You arm yourself with a heavy lance and charge at your enemy dealing ‘x’ damage and knocking them down for 4 seconds. There is a 50% chance you will be dismounted after this ability hits. Requires Death Colt and ‘Death Drive’ ability. Requires Great Weapon. 35AP, Instant Cast, 30s CD

R13. Focused Offense <Archtype Tactic> You deal 15% more damage and all enemy monsters will hate you 15% less than normal, but your armor is reduced by 33%.

R13. Diomedian Mare <Core Ability> Your Beast of Blood regains ‘x’ health over 10 seconds. 30AP, Instant Cast, No CD

R14. Dragon’s Drive <Cruciation> You rally all allies within 30 feet of you increasing their auto attack speed by 20% for 5 minutes. Requires Blood Steed. 50AP, Instant Cast, No CD

R15. Friendly Fodder <Tactic> Anytime your guard is critically hit you regain 20 Action Points. This ability cannot occur more than once every three seconds.

R16. Champion’s Challenge <Archtype Morale 1> Both you and your target are held tightly in place for 10 seconds, and neither one of you can move. This effect cannot be dispelled or broken.

R16. Taste of Blood <Preservation> You rally all allies within 30 feet of you increasing the rate they regain Action points by 20% for 5 minutes. Requires Night Mare. 50AP, Instant Cast, No CD

R17. Corrupted Blood <Racial Tactic> Your corporeal resistance is increased by 252

R18. Dragon Ward <Cruciation> You are protected by the blood of the dragon gaining a magical damage absorb shield that absorbs ‘x’ damage for 10 seconds. 35AP, Instant Cast, 30s CD

R19. Rugged <Archtype Tactic> Increases Toughness by 160

R20. Raze <Archtype Morale 2> Repeatedly attack all enemies in a line in front of you, inflicting 300 damage every second for 3 seconds, up to 65 feet away.

R20. Death Awaits You <Challenge> You challenge all opponents in front of you, forcing monsters to attack you. While challenged, your opponents will deal 30% less damage to everyone other than you. This effect will fade after 15 seconds or after your opponent has hit you 3 times. 30AP, Instant Cast, 30s CD

R21. Flesh Feeders <Tactic> You Beast of Blood gains 1000 Hit Points

R22. Breath of the Dragon <Core Ability> You remove one enchantment from your enemy and deal ‘x’ damage. 25AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R23. Ethereal Essence <Racial Tactic> The damage you take from critical hits is reduced by 10%

R24. Distracting Bellow <Archtype Morale 3> A loud shout that startles your target and all enemies within 30 feet of them, reducing their damage by 50% for 10 seconds.

R25. Menace <Archtype Tactic> Enemy monsters will hate you 100% more than normal on all attacks.

R25. Sharpened Shield <Preservation> You hone the edges of your shield and for the next 15 seconds every melee attack you block, your attacker takes ‘x’ damage back. 30AP, Instant Cast, 30s CD

R27. Melting Skin <Tactic> Burning Hand also deals ‘x’ corporeal damage over 5 seconds

R28. Mark of the Dragon <Blood Dragon Morale 1> You mark your group mates as chosen beings and they gain a 1000 damage absorb shield for 10 seconds.

R29. Unstoppable Juggernaut <Archtype Tactic> Juggernaut’s cool-down is reduced to 20 seconds.

R30. Fright of Night <Core Ability> You blind your opponents with the purest light, rooting up to four enemies in place for 10 seconds. There is a 50% chance of the root breaking with every hit. 30AP, Instant Cast, 60s CD

R31. Razor Edge <Tactic> Sharpened Shield’s duration is increased to 20 seconds and the damage dealt back is increased by ‘x’.

R32. Fatal Bite <Blood Dragon Morale 2> Your target loses 150 Action Points instantly and 120 strength for 10 seconds

R33. Black Steel Flanchard <Tactic> Your Beast of Blood takes 20% less damage from the sides

R35. Call of the Dragon <Tactic> Your chance to critically hit is increased by 5% while mounted.

R35. Blood Seeker <Execution> Your blade thirsts for blood as you swing widely causing ‘x’ damage to all opponents within 25 feet in front of you. Requires Great Weapon. 30AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R36. Draconic Blast <Blood Dragon Morale 3> The fury of the dragon escapes from your soul, you deal 1000 damage to all enemies within 35 feet of you and stagger them for 6 seconds.

R37. Strained Desire <Tactic> Blood Seeker’s range is 5 feet larger and cooldown is two seconds shorter.

R39. Necessary Sacrifice <Tactic> If your Beast of Blood dies, you deal 50% more damage and receive 50% more healing for 8 seconds.

R40. Immaculate Defense <Archtype Morale 4>An impressive display of defense which reduces incoming damage by 75% for both you and all group members within 100 feet of you for 10 seconds.

R40. Twisting Blade <Cruciation> You stab down at your enemy’s shoulder and twist the blade as you pull it out dealing ‘x’ damage and reducing their initiative and toughness by ‘x’ for 10 seconds. Requires Blood Steed. 40AP, Instant Cast, 10s CD

Mastery Trees

Execution

R3. Deadly Charge <Tactic> Cut Down’s damage is increased 100%

R5. Singing Steel – You rush into your enemy wildly swinging your blade, you deal ‘x’ damage to your opponent and increase your weapon skill by ‘x’ for 10 seconds. 35AP, Instant Cast, 10s CD

R7. Death is Silent <Tactic> Singing Steel also increases your armor penetration by 10%

R9. Longing for Death – You heed your victim’s pleas and attempt to end their life. You deal ‘x’ damage every second for 3 seconds to your target. This ability will end if you run out of Action Points or break your concentration. 20AP/s, 3s Cast, 8s CD

R11. Son of Death <Tactic> Your chance to critically hit is increased by 10% while using a great weapon.

R13. Walach’s Domination – You channel the skill of the great Blood Dragon and slam into your target dealing ‘x’ damage. Requires Call of Death. Requires Great Weapon. 40AP, Instant Cast, 8s CD

R15. Death of the Land <Morale 4> You deal 2000 damage to all enemies within 40 feet of you and knock them back a medium distance.

Preservation

R3. Lust for Life <Tactic> Taste of Blood’s Action Point regeneration is increased to 25% and range to 50 feet.

R5. Shifting Dark – You masterfully glide you blade around your opponent dealing ‘x’ damage and increasing your initiative by ‘x’ for 10 seconds. 35AP, Instant Cast, 10s CD

R7. Blood of a Warrior <Tactic> Sustaining Blade stacks twice and lasts 15 seconds

R9. Drink and Grow Strong! – You command your allies to drink of your blood, for the next 10 seconds all allies within 30 feet receive 50% more healing from incoming healing spells. This ability will not effect you. 50AP, Instant Cast, 60s CD

R11. Son of Night <Tactic> Your chance to block is increased by 10% while using a shield.

R13. Shield of Night – You channel the darkness of night and for the next 10 seconds your chance to block and parry is increased by 50%. This ability will end if you run out of Action Points or break your concentration. Requires Call of Night. Requires Shield. 10AP/s, 10s Cast, 30s CD

R15. Realm of Night <Morale 4> All group mates within 100 feet have their armor increased by 1200 for 10 seconds

Cruciation

R3. Rabid Taint <Tactic> Your Blood Steed now deals corporeal damage.

R5. Darkness Envelopes – You slam your weapon into your opponents head causing darkness to fill his thoughts, you deal ‘x’ damage and stagger your opponent for 6 seconds. Requires Blood Steed. 40AP, Instant Cast, 20s CD

R7. Blood Burner <Tactic>The damage from Dragon Claw is now corporeal

R9. Fresh Wound – You leave a seeping wound on your opponent dealing ‘x’ damage and reducing the effectiveness of incoming heals by 50% for 10 seconds. 30AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R11. Son of Blood <Tactic> For every 15% HP you lose, you deal 10% more damage

R13. Sword of Abhorash – You call upon the father of the Blood Dragons and smash your weapon into your enemy dealing ‘x’ damage and reducing their armor by ‘x’ for 15 seconds. Requires Call of Blood. 40AP, Instant Cast, 5s CD

R15. Dragon’s Blood <Morale 4> You offer up rare dragon’s blood to your group, increasing their wounds by 100 for 15 seconds.

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