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#14972937 Jul 10, 2022 at 09:51 PM · Edited 2 months ago
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Blood Mage Class Idea
An innocent, if fumbling mage, Valathora took a bullet meant for her mentor and was forever changed. Kidnapped in her place, Valathora was forced to become a vampyric san'layn, and although she has managed to maintain her humanity, it has forever altered her fate.

Racial Abilities: Loses Arcane Acuity, Arcane Resistance, and Arcane Torrent
  • Arcane Affinity (As the Blood Elf Racial)
  • Touch of the Grave (As the Forsaken Racial)
  • Chill of Death (As the Void Elf Racial 'Chill of Night', except it also reduces Arcane damage taken by 1%)
  • Preternatural Calm (As the Void Elf Racial)
  • Blood Torrent (As Arcane Torrent, except its a bloody visual and instead of gaining class resources (like mana), you are healed for a small bit instead)

Covenant Abilities: She has to be Venthyr, shes a bloody san'layn!
  • Kyrian Warlock (Generates 4 Burning Charges)
  • Venthyr Mage (When a mirror is consumed, it reduces the CD of Pyroblast by 6s)
  • Night Fae Warlock (Drain Mana doesn't trigger it)
  • Necrolord Warlock (Buffs Fireballs)

Class Abilities: Uses Mana and has 4 Burning Embers, embers disappear slowly out of combat.
Utility Abilities
  • Arcane Intellect (As Mage)
  • Remove Curse (As Mage)
  • Slowfall (As Mage)
  • Spellsteal (As Mage)
  • Polymorph (As Mage)
  • Invisibility (As Mage)
  • Counterspell (As Mage)
  • Blink (As Mage)

Main Abilities
  • Dragon's Breath (As Fire Mage)
  • Drain Life (As Warlock, but appears like the Blood Deathknight ability 'Blooddrinker')
  • Health Funnel (This is used to heal allies)
  • Drain Mana (Like old warlock ability)
  • Fire Blast (No CD, consumes 1-4 Burning Embers to do more damage and increase critical strike chance per charge, with 4 charges being a 100% crit chance)
  • Fireball (Generates 1 Burning Ember, costs mana, and mana cost/damage increases with Burning Embers)
  • Pyroblast (45s CD, Chaos Bolt casting speed, Pyroblast damage; generates 4 Burning Embers, puts a powerful Fire dot on the target that also increases fire damage you deal to the target by 25% for 8s)
  • Scorch (As Fire Mage, except its mana cost and damage increases with Burning Embers possessed; critical strikes generate 1 Burning Ember)
  • Rain of Fire (Mana cost and radius starts low, does low damage, but radius and mana cost increase the more Burning Embers you have (but doesn't consume them))

Cooldown Abilities
  • Blazing Barrier (As Fire Mage)
  • Ember Tap (Consumes 1-4 Burning Embers to heal for 3% per Ember spent instantly, and the same amount over 10s (equaling about 25% total HP))
  • Vampiric Blood (As Blood Deathknight, also increases mana you steal by 15%, and mana you gain by 15%)
  • Combustion (As Fire Mage)

Passive Abilities
  • Mastery: Vampyr (Increases the Health/Mana you steal from others by Y% of your Mastery; Burning Embers increases the damage of Fireball by X% of Mastery, Fire Blast by 2/X% of Mastery, and all other Fire damage by ~2X% Mastery)
  • Cauterize (As Fire Mage)
  • Critical Mass (As Fire Mage)
  • Backdraft (Fire Blast creates 1 charge of Backdraft for every 2 Burning Embers it consumes; Backdraft reduces the casting time of Fireball/Pyroblast by 30%, and those spells consume 1 charge of Backdraft when cast faster thanks to it)
  • Life Tap (Once you reach 50% mana, spells cost 50% less mana, but also make you take damage equal to the other 50%. As your mana lowers, going towards 0%, the mana discount increases until you're more or less taking the full mana cost in health damage to cast spells without any mana)
  • Dark Succor (Killing an enemy that grants honor/experience, makes your next Ember Tap free, initial healing to heal for 50% more, and do so as if you spent 4 Burning Embers on it)
  • Fiery Scourge (Each Burning Ember spent has a 2% chance, stacking to 8%, to allow you to cast Rain of Fire as if you had 4 Burning Embers and without spending mana on it))

Talents: Based on pre-Dragonflight talents!
Level 15
  • Flashover (Fire Blast generates one Backdraft charge for every Burning Ember spent, and deals 10% more damage per Burning Ember spent)
  • Searing Touch (As Fire Mage)
  • Soul Fire (Replaces Pyroblast, deals Shadowflame damage, 45s CD, Soul Charges a Burning Ember slot, making Burning Ember spending abilities that spend the same amount as it to function as if they spent 5 Burning Embers, and applies a Fire damaging DOT that lasts for 12s, and increases Spell Damage dealt to that target by 25% for its duration; does not generate 4 Burning Embers)

Level 25
  • Blazing Soul (Ember Tap's that consume 4 Burning Embers ignite a Blazing Barrier around you)
  • Shimmer (As Mage)
  • Blast Wave (As Fire Mage)

Level 30
  • Incanter's Flow (As Mage)
  • Reverse Entropy (As Destruction Warlock)
  • Blood Tap (1 min CD, 1 charges, instant, increases your spell damage by 30% for 10s but lose 1% of your Max HP every 1s for 10s (this counts as losing it to Life Tap); when you cast Combustion, you gain the benefits of Blood Tap. Every Burning Ember spent on Ember Tap reduces the cooldown of Blood Tap by 0.5s)

Level 35
  • Impact (Fire Blast critical hits daze the target hit by 50% for 3s, with a 50% chance to stun them for 2s instead; targets immune to being stunned are still slowed)
  • Alexstraza's Fury (Dragon's Breath generates 1 Burning Ember and has its crit chance increased by 25% for each Burning Ember currently possessed (this includes the Ember it generates), and boosts next Fire Blast or Rain of Fire by 35%)
  • Inevitable Demise (Every Burning Ember spent gives you a stack of 'Inevitable Demise', stacking 50 times, each stack increasing the damage of your next Drain Life by 15% (consuming all stacks))

Level 40
  • Searing Flames (Ember Tap's initial healing is increased by Y% of your Mastery, and increases your Leech by 3% for each Burning Ember spent on it for 8s; subsequent Ember Tap's do not refresh the duration, but will increase the Leech done up to a maximum of 12%)
  • Burning Rush (As Warlock)
  • Death Pact (As Deathknight)

Level 45
  • Fiery Echo (Direct damage you deal to a target effected by Pyroblast's DOT, causes an explosion of fire to all enemies near the target)
  • Emberstorm (When Fiery Scourge procs, your next Rain of Fire has its radius increased by 100% and its damage increased by 50%)
  • Living Bomb (As Fire Mage)

Level 50
  • Bloodflames (Damaging Fire spells cast also cost 1% of your Max HP; Fireball, Fire Blast, Pyroblast, and Scorch critical strikes (and Soul Fire if talented) reduce the cooldown of Combustion by 1.5s)
  • Red Thirst (Every 1% Health you lose to your own spells, reduce the CD of Vampiric Blood by 1s)
  • Ravenous Power (When you lose health to your Life Tap passive, your next Fire damaging spell is increased by the same amount; this stacks but is lost on the first damaging Fire spell cast)

PvP Talents
  • Blood for Blood (You gain the Bloodflames talent, and if Combustion would be dispelled, you lose 2% of your max health and it isn't dispelled (this counts as losing health to Life Tap))
  • Essence Drain (Drain Life/Mana triggers it)
  • Flamecannon (As Fire Mage)
  • Burn and Wither (Damage from Rain of Fire's cast by Fiery Scourge causes targets damaged to gain a healing absorb debuff equal to the damage dealt by that Rain of Fire)
  • Greater Pyroblast (Can consume 2 Backdraft charges to cast 30% faster; generates 4 Burning Embers, otherwise identical to Fire Mage)
  • Netherwind Armor (As Mage)
  • Prismatic Cloak (As Mage)
  • Tinder (As Fire Mage, but instead of increasing the damage of Fireball, it reduces the mana cost of Fireball by 30% and generates an extra Burning Ember; it still casts 30% faster)
  • Unbound Will (Sacrifice 30% of your current health to instantly free yourself from a CC effect; 1min CD, puts medallion trinket on a 30s CD (and vice versa), if somehow this is on another race, Every Man for Himself/Will of the Forsaken/Stoneform/Fireblood, do NOT get put on a 30s CD for using Unbound Will, nor will they put Unbound Will on a 30s CD))

Legendary Picks: Shadowlands Legendaries
  • Languishing Soul Detritus (As Warlock)
  • Sinful Delight (Backdraft consumption reduces Mirrors of Torment by 4s, plus the 45s CD reduction if dispelled)
  • Decaying Soul Satchel (As Warlock)
  • Shard of Annihilation (Boosts Fireball)
  • Claw of Endereth (As Warlock)
  • Triune Ward (As Mage)
  • Expanded Potential (Expanded Potential makes your next 1 Backdraft that would be consumed, not be consumed)
  • Deeply Rooted Fears (Casting Fireball has a 7% chance to activate Combustion for 6s)
  • Fiery Bombardment (Fire Blast deals an additional 130% damage to targets below 35% HP)
  • Fevered Incantation (As Fire Mage)
  • Molten Skyfall (As Fire Mage)
  • Embers of the Diabolic Raiment (Fireball generates an additional Burning Ember now)

Set Bonuses: From Shadowlands, Patch 9.2
  • 2-Set: San'layn (Drain Life's damage is increased as if it was a fire damaging spell (including from Mastery and the Pyroblast DOT))
  • 4-Set: Heir of Taldaram (Casting Combustion makes your next Fireball apply the DOT from Pyroblast instead)
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#14982314 Aug 16, 2022 at 01:37 AM · Edited 1 minute ago
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Dragonflight Valathora: Briefly the apprentice of a warlock, a failure of a mage, and now a cursed vampyr. Valathora's life has been nothing but a rollercoaster!

Baseline Abilities: Resource used!
  • Polymorph (As Mage)
  • Teleport / Portal (As Mage)
  • Fire Blast (As Mage)
  • Blink (As Mage)
  • Conjure Refreshments (As Mage)
  • Arcane Explosion (As Mage)
  • Counterspell (As Mage)
  • Arcane Intellect (As Mage)
  • Slow Fall (As Mage)
  • Drain Life (As Warlock's "Drain Life" spell)
  • Health Funnel (40 yd range, channeled over 5s, suffer damage and restore 500% of that damage as healing to an ally target (effectively a reverse Drain Life onto an allied target)
  • Fireball (As Fire Mage)

PvP Talents
  • Glass Cannon (As Fire Mage)
  • Essence Drain (As Warlock)
  • Flamecannon (As Fire Mage)
  • Burn and Wither (As previously described)
  • Greater Pyroblast (As Fire Mage, but will consume 2 charges of Backdraft to cast 30% faster, and applies the DOT from normal Pyroblast)
  • Netherwind Armor (As Mage)
  • Prismatic Cloak (As Mage)
  • Unbound Will (1 min CD, costs 30% of your maximum health, puts similar effects on a 30s CD, purges all Magic and loss of control effects from your character)
  • Ring of Fire (As Mage)
  • Pyrokinesis (As Fire Mage)

Mage Tree Alterations: She's currently a mage, so it made absolute sense. Spoiler, this theme isn't ending here.
Row One
  • Blazing Barrier (As Fire Mage; Middle-path, middle)

Row Two
  • Death Pact (As Deathknight, replaces Ice Block; Left-path, right)
  • Overflowing Energy (As Mage; Middle-path, middle)
  • Burning Rush (As Warlock, replaces Invisibility; Middle-path, left)

Row Three
  • Ichor of Undeath (Replaces Winter's Protection; 2 ranks, reduces the cooldown of Death Pact by 10/20s; Left-path, middle)
  • Spellsteal (As Mage; Left-path, right)
  • Enduring Gloom (2 ranks, functions as Tempest Barrier but renamed; Middle-path, left)
  • Fiendish Stride (As Warlock, 2 ranks; Middle-path, right)
  • Remove Curse (As Mage; Right-path, left)
  • Arcane Warding (As Mage, 2 ranks; Right-path, middle)

Row Four
  • Mirror Image (As Mage; Left-path, right)
  • Incanter's Flow / Reverse Entropy (As Mage and as Warlock; Middle-path, middle)
  • Lichborne (As Deathknight, replaces Alter Time; Right-path, left)

Row Five
  • Donor Repayment (2 ranks, replaces Cyro-Freeze, Death Pact no longer places a healing absorption on you as a negative, it now restores 10/20% of your maximum life over 15s when used (in addition to healing you for 50% of your life right away; Left-path, middle)
  • Reduplication / Reabsorption (As Mage; Left-path, right)
  • Quick Witted (As Mage; Middle-path, left)
  • Invisibility (As Mage, replaces Mass Polymorph; Middle-path, middle)
  • Slow (As Mage; Middle-path, right)
  • Blazing Lich (Lichborne lasts 2 seconds longer, and you now gain Blazing Barrier for its duration, replaces Master of Time; Right-path, left)
  • Vampiric Advantage (2 ranks, functions as Diverted Energy; Right-path, middle)

Row Six
  • Mass Polymorph (As Mage, replaces Ring of Frost; Left-path, right)
  • Mortal Coil / Howl of Terror (As Warlock, replaces Ice Nova; Middle-path, left)
  • Shimmer / Door of Shadows (Shimmer as Mage, Door of Shadows replaces Icy Floes. Door of Shadows allows you to select a point within 35 yds to teleport to instantly instead of teleporting up to 20 yds in the direction you're facing like normal Blink)
  • Mass Slow (As Mage; Middle-path, right)
  • Blast Wave (As Mage; Right-path, left)

Row Seven
  • Gloom Ward (As Deathknight, replaces Improved Frost Nova; Left-path, middle)
  • Nightmare (Replaces Rigid Ice, when Polymorph, Mortal Coil, or Howl of Terror's effect ends on a target, that target then slowed by 30% for 4s; Left-path, right)
  • Tome of Lana'thel (Replaces Tome of Rhonin, increases Leech by 2%; Middle-path, left)
  • Tome of Kael'thas (Replaces Tome of Antonidas, increases your Critical Strike chance by 2%; Middle-path, right)
  • Volatile Detonation (As Mage; Right-path, left)
  • Energized Barriers (As Mage; Right-path, middle)

Row Eight
  • Accrued Vitality (2 ranks, replaces Frigid Winds, as Warlock but also makes Health Funnel healing do the same to allies its used on (as if they Drain Life'd you, and they had Accrued Vitality); Left-path, right)
  • Flow of Time (2 ranks, as Mage; Middle-path, middle)
  • Desperate Pact (2 ranks, replaces Temporal Velocity, as Warlock except it has a bonus effect where if you're at 50% or less mana, Drain Life also steals 1.5/3% of the target's mana (if they have any) with every tick of Drain Mana, and cannot steal more then 6% of your maximum mana in a single tick; Right-path, left)

Row Nine
  • Decimating Bolt (Replaces Ice Ward, 2s cast time, 45s CD, 40 yd range, hurls a bolt of decimating magic dealing Shadow damage and empowering the next 3 Fireball's to do 40% more damage. The damage of Decimating Bolt and the bonus damage of these Fireballs are further increased based on the targets current health (lower HP, more damage); Left-path, middle)
  • Time Manipulation (2 ranks, as Mage; Middle-path, left)
  • Greater Invisibility (As Mage; Middle-path, middle)
  • Accumulative Shielding (2 ranks, as Mage; Middle-path, right)
  • Dragon's Breath (As Mage; Right-path, middle)

Row Ten
  • Soulburn (Replaces Shifting Power, 6s CD, 1 Burning Ember to cast, off GCD, empowers your next spell: Blink & Invisibility (Grants 20% movement speed and immunity to snares/roots for 4s), Burning Rush (For the next 6 seconds, your next 1 spell can be cast while moving if Burning Rush is also active), Spellsteal (Steals all magical buffs off the target), Drain Life (As Warlock), Health Funnel (As Warlock, but only restores 100% more health and reduces damage by 10%); Left-path, middle)
  • Grim Harvest (Replaces Freezing Cold, as Warlock; Left-path, right)
  • Time Anomaly / Temporal Warp (As Fire Mage; Middle-path, middle)
  • Displacement (As Mage; Right-path, left)
  • Meteor (As Mage; Right-path, middle)

Fire Tree Alterations: I had wanted to use Destruction Warlock, but this was just easier...
Row One
  • Fire Blast (Replaces Pyroblast; Fire Blast now has no cooldown, but costs 1-4 Burning Embers to cast, with each ember dealing additional damage; Middle-path, middle)

Row Two
  • Pyroblast (Replaces Fire Blast; 45s CD, 4.5s cast time, 40 yd range, generates 4 Burning Embers on cast and leaves a Fire damaging DOT on the target for 8s; Middle-path, left)
  • Rain of Fire (Replaces Flamestrike; No cooldown, no cast time, 40 yd range, but costs 1-4 Burning Embers to cast, increasing the damage and radius of the Rain of Fire per ember consumed; Middle-path, right)

Row Three
  • Scorch (As Fire Mage; Left-path, right)
  • Ember Tap / Blood Tap (Replaces Hot Streak; Ember Tap (Spend 1-4 Burning Embers to heal instantly for 1.3% of your maximum health per ember consumed, and the same amount of healing over the next 10s), Blood Tap (No cooldown, on the GCD, gain a healing absorption effect for 10s equal to 20% of your maximum health to gain 1 Burning Ember. The healing absorption effect stacks, and refreshes duration); Middle-path, middle)
  • Pyrogenics (Replaces Improved Flamestrike; as Destruction Warlock; Right-path, left)

Row Four
  • Firestarter / Searing Touch (Firestarter makes Fireball always critically strike when targets are above 90% health, and it has a 10% chance to generate a second Burning Ember (reduced by 1% for every 1% health missing from the target, so a target at 90% or lower has a 0% chance to generate this second Burning Ember); Searing Touch makes Scorch deal 130% additional damage and always critically strike when the target is below 30% health as well as generating a Burning Ember whenever Scorch critically hits; Left-path, right)
  • Backdraft (Fire Blast grants 1 charge of Backdraft per 2 Burning Embers it consumes. Backdraft is consumed by Fireball and Pyroblast to cast 30% faster; Middle-path, left)
  • Fire Adept (Fire Blast has a 25% increased critical strike chance per Burning Ember it consumes; Middle-path, right)
  • Fiery Scourge (Replaces Conflagration; Each Burning Ember you spend has a 1.3% chance, stacking to 5%, to allow you to cast Rain of Fire without mana, without spending Burning Embers, but as if you spend 4 Burning Embers on it; Right-path, left)

Row Five
  • Improved Scorch (As Fire Mage, 2 ranks; Left-path, middle)
  • Critical Mass (As Fire Mage, 2 ranks; Middle-path, left)
  • Cauterize (As Fire Mage; Middle-path, middle)
  • Inevitable Demise (Replaces Flame On; 2 ranks, every Burning Ember you spend grants you a stack of 'Inevitable Demise', which increases the damage of Drain Life by 15/30%, stacking 25 times; Middle-path, right)
  • Hasty Bargain (Replaces Improved Blazing Barrier; 2 ranks, when Fiery Scourge is consumed, you gain 2/5% Haste for 6s; Right-path, middle)

Row Six
  • Vampiric Blood (As Blood Deathknight, replaces Phoenix Flames; Left-path, right)
  • Combustion / Deeply Rooted Fears (Combustion as Fire Mage, Deeply Rooted Fears gives your Fireball a 7% chance to activate Combustion for 6s; Middle-path, middle)
  • Emberstorm (Replaces Flame Patch; Fiery Scourge-cast Rain of Fires deal 20% more damage and have a 20% increased radius; Right-path, left)

Row Seven
  • Mana Leech (Replaces Phoenix Flames; Vampiric Blood also increases your mana regeneration by 30% and your mana pool by 15%; Left-path, middle)
  • Ravenous Power (Replaces From the Ashes/Alexstrasza's Fury; While Vampiric Blood is active, all health you lose to your own spells is tracked and added to your first Fire-damaging spell cast after Vampiric Blood ends; Left-path, right)
  • Firemind (2 ranks, consuming Backdraft charges grants you 1/2% increased Intellect for 12s, stacking 3 times; Middle-path, left)
  • Blood Price / Improved Combustion (Blood Price (Replaces Tempered Flames, makes combustion last 40% shorter, but during Combustion you deal 40% additional spell damage and lose 1% of your maximum health every 1s during Combustion); Improved Combustion as Fire Mage; Middle-path, middle)
  • Feel the Burn (As Fire Mage, 2 ranks; Middle-path, right)
  • Impact / Incendiary Eruptions (Impact replaces Firefall, and makes your Fire Blast critical hits daze the target for 50% for 3s, with a 50% chance to stun them instead, and if Dragon's Breath critically strikes then each target hit has a 20% chance to be affected with a Living Bomb; Incendiary Eruptions as Fire Mage, except its targets damaged by 4-charge Rain of Fire's; Right-path, left)
  • Living Bomb (As Fire Mage; Right-path, middle)

Row Eight
  • Mirrors of Torment (Replaces Phoenix Reborn; 40 yd range, 1.5 min CD, 1.5s cast time, places 3 mirrors of torment on the enemy for 25s. Whenever the target attacks, casts a spell, or uses an ability, a mirror is consumed to inflict Shadow damage and then reduce their movement speed and casting speed by 15% for 6s. Mirrors can only be consumed once every 6s, and the final mirror deals additional Shadow damage, roots the enemy and silences them for 4s, additionally whenever a mirror is consumed, you gain a stack of Backdraft, with the third mirror also granting Fiery Scourge; Left-path, right; connects up to Mana Leech, Ravenous Power, and Firemind, connects down to Red Thirst & Siphoned Malice/Sinful Delight)
  • Flame Accelerant (2 ranks, if you have not cast Fireball for 8s, then your next Fireball's mana cost is reduced by 50/100%, its casting time is reduced by 15/30%, and it has a 50/100% chance to generate an additional Burning Ember; Middle-path, left)
  • Bloodflames (Damaging Fire spells now cost 1% of your maximum health to cast (in addition to their mana cost), but now Fireball, Fire Blast, Pyroblast, and Scorch critical hits reduce the cooldown of Combustion by 1s; Middle-path, middle)
  • Fiery Bombardment (Replaces Wildfire; Fire Blast deals an additional 50/100% damage against targets below 50/100% health; Middle-path, right)
  • Roaring Blaze (Replaces Master of Flame; Pyroblast's damaging DOT also increases all damage you deal to the target by 25%, makes Pyroblast's DOT last 25% longer; Right-path, left)

Row Nine
  • Red Thirst (Replaces Controlled Destruction; 2 ranks, when you suffer at least 5% of your health in a single effect from an enemy, reduce the cooldown of Cauterize by 10s, once every 25/20 seconds. If the same happens from your own effects/spells, then reduce the cooldown of Vampiric Blood instead by 10 seconds. Both spell reduction effects are separately triggered and do not share a internal cooldown; Left-path, middle; connects up to Mirrors of Torment, connects down to Unquenchable Thirst)
  • Siphoned Malice / Sinful Delight (Replaces Pyromaniac; Siphoned Malice makes it so each time a Mirror is consumed, your spell damage is increased by 5% for 10s, stacking 3 times; Sinful Delight makes consuming Backdraft charges reduce Mirrors of Torment's cooldown by 4s, and if its dispelled to reduce the cooldown by 45s; Left-path, right)
  • Decimation (Replaces Pyroclasm; your Fireball and Fire Blast casts on targets that have 50% or less health reduce the cooldown of Pyroblast by 3s; Right-path, left)
  • Controlled Destruction (Replaces Fevered Incantation; 2 ranks, as Fire Mage; Right-path, middle; connects up to Roaring Blaze, connects down to Soul Fire)

Row Ten
  • Unquenchable Thirst (Replaces Sun King's Blessing; while Vampiric Blood is active, Drain Life will drain from up to 4 other targets near your primary target; Left-path, middle)
  • Heir of Taldaram (Replaces Fiery Rush, while Combustion is active Pyroblast comes off cooldown 33% faster, and your first Fireball after gaining Combustion applies the DOT from Pyroblast but only for 6 seconds; Middle-path, middle)
  • Soul Fire (Pyroblast's cast time is now 3s, it deals more damage and its damage as Shadowflame, and it both lasts for 12s now, but also deals Shadowflame damage as well; Right-path, middle)
Bwom'aka, your local heretic. Tek'takka, your grizzled mercenary.
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