Perfect World Entertainment just released a new class preview video for their upcoming Dungeons and Dragons inspired MMO, Neverwinter. The video unveils the first playable class called the Control Wizard.

This isn’t some run-of-the-mill wizard type you will find at your local Waverly Wands Emporium. Heck, these wizards don’t even use wands! Instead they weave their magic spells using intricate hand motions, allowing them to “control” the flow of the battle using various spell types.

According to the introductory video (featured above), Control Wizards are masters of elemental and control magic, conjuring various forms of ice attacks which stun or push enemies back, and teleporting to evade damage. One of the first “daily” powers a Control Wizard can obtain is the Ice Storm ability, which allows a player to conjure ice spikes from the floor, flinging enemies in all directions away from the wizard. Useful in both singular situations and in group settings when your party is in need of a little breathing room.

The narrator notes that these abilities are all available early on in your journey to become a proficient Control Wizard, which makes me glad I won’t have to worry about hitting 1-2-111-2 on my keyboard for the first few hours of my Neverwinter experience.

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  1. BearTornado on November 23, 2012

    So I was browsing the site and discovered that Tieflings will be a playable race.

    This game is going to be epic.

  2. Mainwolf9 on November 10, 2012

    This is why i pre-ordered Torchlight II on PW.

  3. Deviant on November 4, 2012

    Looks like that Elite founders pack from RaiderZ will come in handy when they start sending out out beta keys. Seems legit.

  4. TerrorXcrew on November 2, 2012

    Wow as far as i can see on youtube most of the people hates this game but i think i will give it a try :))

  5. Samzagas on November 2, 2012

    I looking forward to this game, too bad it’s 4E, I’d prefer it 3.5E, but I guess we already have DDO for that.

  6. cade on November 2, 2012

    This game will be so fun XD

  7. Pilecki on November 2, 2012

    I have to say it looks ok 🙂 the combat looks good and I wouldn’t mind a dungeon crawler that ACTUALLY takes place in a DUNGEON.

    Too many mmos now adays are too open. Soo…. many…. hills….

    I want stone and rock over my head, and dank underground passages to explore! Not flying mounts!

  8. Okoice on November 2, 2012

    Wizards? Magic? Im in! 😀

  9. Dandy on November 2, 2012

    over hyped im not impressed and the reason is unknown

  10. werwer on November 2, 2012


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  11. chefmadness on November 2, 2012

    I am a huge pen & paper old school D&D fan. I love all the D&D PC & video games that came out over the years. What is the release date for this I can’t wait to play this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Quan on November 2, 2012


  13. Magicman on November 1, 2012

    “I cast Magic Missle.”
    “At What?”
    “At the Darkness”
    (Everyone Else) “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”


    • LordHikaru on November 1, 2012


    • chefmadness on November 2, 2012

      lolz summoner. awesome story line for a ps2 game. the combat game play was kinda weird though.

      • Magicman on November 2, 2012

        Dead on with my thoughts on the game too! Still, that was one EPIC easter egg. “Do we have any Cheetos???”


  14. nubcandy on November 1, 2012

    Theres also a similar video about the guardian btw 😀

  15. Hitmanfrost on November 1, 2012

    This game looks AMAZING!!!

  16. Phlash on November 1, 2012

    This looks freakin awesome!!!!

  17. Rufinus on November 1, 2012

    omfg i want to play

  18. Takerukun3 on November 1, 2012

    Why did PWI even try with RaiderZ? neverwinter blows it out of the water.

    • LordHikaru on November 1, 2012

      Because two games that make them money is better than one game that makes them money.

  19. Kiana on November 1, 2012

    This looks EPIC!! I love magic- type classes!

  20. Lethal on November 1, 2012

    Wow this shit looks sick

  21. 70calories on November 1, 2012

    Oh man I’m so excited for this game

  22. friteris on November 1, 2012

    Looks awesome.