Neverwinter’s Trickster Rogue

Back-stabbing is front and center with Neverwinter’s Trickster Rogue

Backstabbing is front and center with Neverwinter's Trickster Rogue

In a previous poll, many of you have indicated you’d prefer the play the magic-flinging, crowd-controlling Control Wizard over the shield-slamming Guardian Fighter class in the upcoming fantasy game Neverwinter. Perhaps your choice will change once you get a look at the wily back-stabbing moves of the Trickster Rogue class.

Forget about standing your ground like a tank, the Trickster’s main skills focus on slipping behind an enemy to take advantage of the vulnerable flank and slinking away with artful evades. Cryptic has released a video highlighting these skills along with others in the rogue’s arsenal. Check them out in the clip after the break.

The first NW video where I though the animations were pretty good, except for Bloodbath.  I know what they were going for, but it still needs some work.  As for the class, I’ve always preferred the mechanical rogue (traps, lockpick, etc) over the backstabber.  So far, the classes are all miss for me.

Which Neverwinter class will you play?
I still prefer brawn, so I’ll stick with the Guardian. 61 (20.4%)
Magic! Why would I give up magic? Control Wizard all the way. 94 (31.4%)
A chance to back-stab? Sign me up as a Trickster!! 144 (48.2%)