Neverwinter is poised to receive its second new class in the upcoming expansion module “Tyranny of Dragons” set to drop on August 14th. Dubbed the Scourge Warlock, Neverwinter’s new class can serve as a dedicated support or main damage dealer through the use of powerful curses and controllable soul puppets. The new gameplay trailer shown above highlights a few of the Warlock’s special traits while also giving players a small glimpse at some of Tyranny of Dragons upcoming boss fights.
While the Cleric may heal their party members through the use of holy light, the Scourge Warlock prefers to take a more unorthodox approach. Through the use of their Temptation feat tree, Warlock players may bind their enemies souls with their souls of their allies, creating a link by which they may literally suck the life out in order to heal allies in battle. Auras and curses leave enemies weakened while allies benefit from their bolstering effects.
A more detailed dev blog for the Scourge Warlock is also available and there’s talks inside of a Hellbringer paragon path for the class which among other things opens the gates to the Nine Hells, a plane of absolute evil from which the Warlock may summon the demons within. Sounds like a nifty party trick.