Class Preview: The Lunar Lancer
Trove bringing foxy back when the Lunar Lancer leaps onto the scene in Trove on September 15. Skewer your enemies on our brand new weapon class: the spear! Don’t let the cute, bushy tail fool you, this battle-tested brawler brings the pain.
The wily fox gains Lunar Power by attacking enemies with a spear. When Lunar Power is full, the Lunar Lancer transforms into Lunatic form, empowering all abilities.
Grappling Spear (right-click)
Throw your spear to any location in range (yup, even walls) and grapple to that location. The thrown spear causes an explosion on impact. This ability is great for quickly closing the gap with enemies, or for making a tactical retreat. The empowered Grappling Spear lands with even greater force, increasing the size of the explosion.
Crescent Combo (1)
This powerful two-hit combo attack knocks enemies into the air, leaving them briefly stunned. While in Lunatic form, enemies are knocked even higher into the air, and remain stunned longer.
Ultimate: Blessing of the Moon (2)
Summon a giant spear from the heavens that slams into the Trovian terrain, damaging all enemies caught in the impact. Once the spear lands, it radiates a soothing buff that increases Health and Energy regeneration for all your friends! If Blessing of the Moon is used in Lunatic form, the spear is followed by a barrage of meteorites that do additional damage.
It’s no tall tale (or tail) that the Lunar Lancer is crazy like a fox. This cunning, conniving combatant unleashes fuzzy justice on the battlefield, but has never said, “wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!”
Will it really look like that? Must it really look like that? I mean, seriously, are they going to force us into this fox look, giving us absolute zero customization or choice in the matter? I mean, I know this isn't wholly new. After all, the dracolyte has a tail, but that's kind of a given, considering he/she is half-dragon (attributing to the dracolyte's fire magic), however one could still customize when it came to the face. But it doesn't appear to be the same with the lancer.
It isn't called the Foxy Lancer. I'm vexed. I had already sorted out a whole style to this new class -- mount, wings, and all -- only to discover that the class is confirmed to look... half-fox. Why must it be indeterminate? Can't it just come into the game as a cosmetic that is chosen? I'm just not necessarily thrilled at the idea of running around as... this... thing, but more so, I'm annoyed that all my planned customization has been flushed.
Plus, why a fox? It has no relation to anything Lunar or Lancer. A wolf would be more suiting to the moon theme, or any of the animals from the zodiac to fit the Japanese style, unless of course, the zodiac is exclusively Chinese. Even so, a fox doesn't have any relation to Japanese culture, last time I checked.