I’ve been thinking about classic Guild Wars a bit lately. My Ritualist was my favorite character over there, and while I probably logged more hours running her as a splinter weapon off-healer or a spirit-spammer, the most original part about Rits was actually the item spells.
“Skill type. An item spell is a skill that creates a bundle, represented by an urn, that is held in the caster’s hands. They cause an effect while held and/or when dropped.”
Basically, you cast the spell and summoned an urn of ashes of a specific ancestor or famous person, and then you got some sort of buff while holding it, and then something else happened when you dropped it – either a different sort of buff or even an attack. That was all in addition to whatever else you were doing, like dropping spirits and casting weapon spells on allies. It was surprisingly strategic compared to a lot of other stock classes, and I wish I saw this type of skill more often!
What unique character skills do you wish would show up in more MMOs?