The upcoming Dire Lord class for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen got its time in the spotlight in the most recent developer livestream, but first the devs brought on to the broadcast talked about the recent pre-alpha 5 shakeout tests, discussing things that the tests let them complete.
The remainder of the stream went all in on the Dire Lord class, breaking down the class’ mechanics and gameplay. The Dire Lord has abilities that help it recover health like a passive that regenerates health the lower its HP gets and a primary attack that heals when it hits, as well an the class’ primary taunt ability. The stream also took a look at the Masteries for some of the abilities. The Dire Lord also has Blood States, which are effectively different stances it can take, and has an ability that make it an effective tank against magic-using foes.
For those who are eager to see the new Dire Lord in action, there’s about an hour’s worth of footage to take in below, just be warned that the devs’ microphones are not well balanced, so if you’re using headphones, you might want to turn down your volume for the first 10 minutes or so.