Dungeons and Dragons Online begins testing the Alchemist class, addresses balance concerns

    
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With a penchant for potions and poisons, the Alchemist might not be welcome at most frat parties, but in Dungeons and Dragons Online parties? That’s going to happen, and soon.

On the test server, DDO began putting the game’s newest class through its paces. The devs said that the Alchemist is based on the D&D Alchemist Savant and will be inscribing recipes and mixing poisons for fights. What makes this class unique are the reactions that Alchemist spells cause, which the devs said are further altered by the enhancement trees (which are Bombardier, Vile Chemist, and Apothecary).

In a separate thread, Standing Stone Games assured players that balance changes being tested weren’t because of the permadeath server: “There has been some concern by players, based on the wording of some of our notes, that the Hardcore server is prompting us to make balance changes that we otherwise wouldn’t consider. All of our balance changes are aimed at the game as a whole.”

Source: Forums vis MMO Central. Thanks DDOCentral!

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donvweel

Could be fun, Alchemist would have to differ from the artificer enough to make it interesting. Really into my Tiefling Scoundral right now so not ready for a new build yet. Shared bank improvement would be nice.

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Techno Wizard

“Here, smoke this stuff, it will buff you real good, man. And have a sip of this, although be careful, I also use it in rocket fuel. Mindblowing, dudes!”

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Dakota Royal

been looking for an mmo to feed my alchemist class funtimes sense EQOA was shut down. hope this class turns out amazing, might have to re pick up DDO

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gamingforfun

Update 45 will also include Epic versions (Levels 23 and 27) of the classic Catacombs and Delera’s Tomb adventure packs, as well as improvements to the Shared Bank system for characters.

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Matthew Yetter

This looks like the DDO equivalent of the Warden from LotRO. A very complicated class to play where your best stuff is basically locked behind passwords. It could be a lot of fun for people that are focused on that class alone but is likely to be frustrating for anyone who plays alts.

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Giggilybits

If they could fix the quest text that would be awesome. It is downright ugly and unbearable to read. Also the Adventurers compendium and quest log could also use a makeover.