Crowfall announces the ‘mur-deerous’ Elken race

MMORPG players are no strangers to anthropomorphic races, particularly of the cat, lizard, and rat varieties. Leave it to Crowfall to explore some of the more interesting species as potential races, such as its newly announced Elken.

Can’t say that you’ve seen a lot of deer races in MMOs before (Endless Forest aside), eh? The new race can play as a Ranger, Knight, Confessor, or Templar. Elken are on the tougher scale of races, with higher strength and constitution, and they enjoy increased range and a “bloodline passive” that increases out-of-combat speed by 25%. Bloodline passives are brand-new to the game and will be rolled out to all of the current and future races.

“Now that we’ve split our archetypes into races and classes, we’re taking the opportunity to make our races unique and interesting,” the studio said. “Elken is the first one we are revealing, and provides a nice taste of things to come.”

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Fnights
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Fnights

Very nice ArtCraft, very nice.

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Celestia

DAoC Hero in perma Stag Form?!? Count me amongst the excited. The Crowfall team is really knocking it out of the park these last few months. Pssst, Elkin Cleric would be dreamy.

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I like how they seem to have some variety in their optimization options. When I first read the above-mentioned racials, I noticed the increased range and out of combat speed and thought perfect for a ranger but the higher strength and constitution would lend itself nicely to a knight. Throw in all the other extra customization options (I forget what they are called at the moment) and you can have some truly awesome builds. Elken!

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Eboni

I love this so much. Look at their cute little hooves! <3

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Francis Baud

Elkens finally arrived

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PurpleCopper

Now that we’ve split our archetypes into races and classes….

What does that mean?

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Francis Baud

TL;DW the character selection was based on Archetypes (a pre-set combination of a class and a race, e.g. the “Knight” archetype was human, the “Assassin” was a fae). Now players have more choices regarding races and classes:

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Minimalistway

Some classes used to be race-locked, now any race can be any class.

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I backed this game, and was mildly excited. When they made this change, it greatly increased my interest.

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William Tweed

SOLD. GIVE ME THE ELKEN TEMPLAR.

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JonBuck

Sort of a medieval, magical Deer Avenger.

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Jeff Mauney

Oh, deer… You had to stretch a long way to rack up that pun.

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Darthbawl

Indeed, it gets 6 points (out of 10) from me.

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Darthbawl

‘mur-deerous’

Ugh. LOL