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ArenaNet Introduces The Commando

by Meagan Marie on Apr 01, 2011 at 04:36 AM

ArenaNet revealed the newest profession for Guild Wars 2 today, the Commando. The Commando will join the Thief, Guardian, Necromancer, Ranger, Warrior, and Elementalist as playable classes in the pending game. The Commando will have access to an arsenal of modern weaponry, including an assault rifle, grenade launcher, shotgun, flamethrower, and more.

Commando skills, detailed by ArenaNet, include:

  • Grenades—Sometimes you need to kill a whole lot of tangos—fast. Grenades enable the commando to perform area-of-effect attacks with a variety of devastating results. From flashbangs that blind enemies to shrapnel bombs that apply bleeding, the commando has a grenade for every occasion.
  • Vehicles—Vehicle skills act as the commando’s utility skills. A commando can opt for an armored personnel carrier (APC), a tank, jeep or motorcycle for land travel, a helicopter for air travel, or a submarine for undersea travel. Each vehicle gives the commando three utility skills, ranging from depth charges on the submarine to flamethrowers on the APC. 
  • Force Multipliers—Commandos are one-man armies, but they don’t have to fight alone. Force multiplier skills let the commando call in helicopter gunships to take out a boss, rain death from above with Predator air strikes, or even request a danger close offshore naval bombardment.

Check out the Commando debut trailer below, and learn why the class lives by a “If it bleeds, I can kill it” motto.

You can also check out some bonus screens and downloadable wallpapers here.