A new spin-off class for Cleric has been revealed recently in Dragon Nest Conference of Japan and China: Arch Heretic, the dark version of cleric. Similar to Dark Avenger, Arch Heretic belongs to the dark side of the spin-off classes.
The official introduction for Arch Heretic is as follows:
- a heretic who has a different faith (from cleric)
- wield an extendable whip sword (and a shield, as seen from video)
- mid-range combat with melee weapons
- high mobility, action combat with charging and evasion
The skill names have been found in the client of Dragon Nest CN v263:
Hand of the Devil
Flood of Suffering
Fatal Explosion Strike
[Nightmare] Hand of the Devil
[Nightmare] Barbaric Attacks
[Nightmare] Flood of Suffering
[Nightmare] Guilty Strike
The skill description based on DN CN client v265 (without matching skill names)
- enhance your dark elemental attack and final damage with the soul of the dead. Within the duration (of the buff), recover HP each time you attack an enemy.
Convert x% of the damage to HP, up to a max of x HP.
After casting, press Normal Attack to cast it again; the effect can be stacked up to x times.
- Swing your weapon horizontally and sweep it upwards to send your target airborne. Generate x [Nightmare Power] on hit.
- Jump up while swinging your weapon, before plunging towards the ground and summoning a huge claw of darkness.
Reduce dark elemental resist of enemies.
- Attack frontal enemies by swinging your weapons on the spot. Hold Normal Attack to attack continuously, but each additional attack consumes x [Nightmare Power].
The 1st hit generates x [Nightmare Power]
- Temporarily switch to “Attack Designation Mode” to summon dark lightning on specific locations, which can be controlled by mouse movement. Press normal attack to summon up to 3 dark lightning on the specified locations.
- Swing your weapon furiously to create X-shaped fissure on the ground. Lava gushes from the fissure and deal damage to enemies. The movement speed of enemies within the AoE is reduced.
- Absorb the soul of surrounding enemies, dealing damage and recovery own HP.
- Gather dark energy to increase own dark elemental attack. Press normal attack to cast Painful Harvesting continuously.
- Sacrifice own HP to generate x [Nightmare Power]. When your HP is below x%, casting it will not cause you to die.
- Increase STR based on the number of [Nightmare Power]
- Generate Corrupted Zone on the ground. Enemies within the AoE receive continuous damage. You can cast skills which required [Nightmare Power] without consuming [Nightmare Power] when you are within the zone.
- Throw your shield while you are airborne by pressing Special attack. After that, jump backward and land. High chance to inflict Stun.
- Throw your shield forward. The shield flies forward and then spin at a fixed location, sucking nearby enemies towards it.
- Press normal attack while dashing or charging to spin 1 round and swing your weapon. No CD.
- Press normal attack when you are being attack to counter.
- Charge forward while swinging your weapon to damage enemies. When casting certain skill on the ground, press Jump to cancel that skill and activate this skill.
- Jump up, summon Dark Spears from dimension gate, and hurl them towards the ground. The 1st 4 hits can be charge up for increased damage. Press normal attack to hurl the Dark Spears quickly without charging. After the 1st 4 hits, summon multiple dimension gates and launch a barrage of dark spears.
- [Enhanced] Attack AoE: extend the reach of your weapon. Inflict “Bleeding” status on enemies.
Bleeding: deal x% physical damage every x sec
- [Enhanced] Hand of Darkness: the Hand of Darkness rises up to 3 times; skill damage increase x%
- [Enhanced] Attack AoE: extend the reach of your weapon. Able to attack enemies in larger area.
- [Enhanced] Attack hit: can attack up to 5 times. Summon a huge sword from the ground, instead of the dark lightning.
- [Enhanced] Attack: the duration of lava gushing from fissure is extended. Skill damage is increased.
- [Enhanced] Attack & Action Speed: extend the reach of your weapon. Able to attack enemies in larger area. Increase action speed by x%.
- [Enhanced] Attack & Movement Speed: extend the reach of your weapon. Able to attack enemies in larger area and move further.
- [Nightmare Skill] increase movement speed and charge forward. Swing your weapon while running to deal damage to enemies. Press Up arrow key to charge continuously, each additional attack consume x [Nightmare Power].
The 1st hit generates x [Nightmare Power].
Skill description and details of the class will be updated in the future on this post.