Cryptic Studios dropped their newest class trailer and decided gamers wanted to see more faces smashed than in previous NeverWinter videos. Enter the “Great Weapon Fighter.” While the name may sound cheesy, don’t be fooled or confused.

This class is your typical 2 handed weapon class that most MMO players are already used to seeing. Designed for damage dealing and maybe some off tanking if your tank happens to hit the mat, the Great Weapon Fighter is slower than other classes but deals impressive damage. Attacks seem to be based on a standard “charge” type mechanic (i.e. hold a button to charge and deal more damage) but watching the daily ability and seeing a hulking character throw a two handed sword just seemed fun.

As we get closer and closer to actually getting to play NeverWinter, these trailers continue to showcase a nice blending of some mainstay MMO staples and some POTENTIAL new and creative ideas. Will Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment deliver on the hype? We’ll have to wait and find out.

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  1. SleepyPill on January 16, 2013

    Release it now !!

  2. Anonymous on January 13, 2013

    1:00 DEMACIA

  3. EvilBazoo on January 13, 2013

    i love my beta key

  4. Shawmanuk on January 12, 2013

    Had me sold the moment they had the wilhelm scream in there 😛 so psyched for this game.

  5. Gangula on January 12, 2013

    Is this will be open world game or dungeon based like Vindictus ?

  6. Coolgy on January 12, 2013

    So all their attacks consist of spinning around?

  7. mike on January 12, 2013

    Looks like GW2 is it was made by PerfectWorld. no thx bye

    • truth on January 13, 2013

      or GW2 if it didn’t suck total ass.
      Action combat > FAECROLL TEH KEYBORD

  8. PW on January 12, 2013

    i dont understand why you all exited its perfect world that mean money money all the way!!

  9. Cyberpunk on January 12, 2013

    There is just to many of these types of games

  10. Galvayra on January 12, 2013

    Classes in D&D 4th edition don’t work like classes in most other MMO, they have basic classes witch can specialize into paragon paths and later epic destinies . These classes we see them show are paragon paths. Great weapon fighter and guardian fighter are the same class just different specialization

    Barbarian is a different class that has a berserker paragon path so the nomenclature of the classes is well established and they are named this way for good reason , don’t judge things you don’t understand

  11. Unknown on January 11, 2013

    Originality in naming at it’s finest!

  12. Ero-Shinigami on January 11, 2013

    Release this!!! Now!

  13. ZhaoYun on January 11, 2013

    I was always a guy who always would take either a range class or a meele class with high dmg i rarely would take a tanky class so as soon as i get a key fo this game i will probably choose this class cause for me dmg is everything slow attack speed but high dmg pretty much balances things out so its all good for me i just hope this game won’t end up like raiderz.Anyways just gonna be waiting for tera to go f2p in febuary and for this game to go cb and hopefully grab some beta keys for it if mmobomb can give us any which will probably do cause mmobomb never let us down

  14. zac on January 11, 2013

    when does this game release ? 🙂

  15. longtimegamer on January 11, 2013

    still needs an archer class… they should take notes from Tera’s archers. after all what’s DnD without the ranger?

  16. ADKJoey on January 11, 2013

    I like how they aren’t calling them the usual names. Then people don’t think its anything like any other game, Sure what we just saw has elements of the usual beserker class kind of gameplay but I can see this class being so much more then a beserker class. though this guy sort of reminds me of the AION 2 handed worrior class.

    • Magicman on January 11, 2013

      GREAT point! But I think if you’re going to use different names to stand out a little they shouldn’t be things that are so damn generic it sounds like you’re reading a class description and not a name lol!

  17. nekodeus on January 11, 2013

    They should’ve just called it Berserker.

    • Magicman on January 11, 2013

      I agree with you…Berzerker..Barbarian…something…Great Weapon Fighter is like calling a hunter “Dude with Bow”

  18. ThcMonkee on January 11, 2013

    I call dibs on any beta keys that come this way !

  19. ThatGuy on January 11, 2013

    I wanna play, kinda. But most likely they’ll cater the game to the French.

    ..anyone know how the French like their games?

  20. Meh on January 11, 2013

    Get us some keys for beta >__>

  21. Allacore666 on January 11, 2013

    God I can’t wait to play this game! Oh and thanks for not giving me a key mmobomb, lol!

  22. Dafuq? on January 11, 2013

    Is it me or was there so many Gw2 references like the armor, and that statue?

    • fightmasterr on January 11, 2013

      Apparently statues are only allowed in GW2, how does they not know this!

      • Empath x ) on January 11, 2013

        Lol!!! Great answer fightmasterr made me laugh a bit haha

    • Gil on January 12, 2013

      well you seem right. and you checked the moves? the spin one is the same basically…

      • Saufkumpel on January 12, 2013

        Or “Bladestorm” in WoW. Or “Whirlwind” ind Diablo. But that’s exactly the class, I want to play. Melee dude with two-handed weaponry.

      • Rhane on January 13, 2013

        Spin to win !!

  23. Spiritwex on January 11, 2013

    mounted 🙂