But a bit less known is that there’s a 12 year cycle of the five element that always start with the year of the rat.
And this 12 year cycle (beginning right now in 2020) is based on Metal.
Which means the new character is obviously a Chamon disciple. A magister of the Gold Order.
In the Empire of Man, the Golden Order (or just the Gold Order) is comprised of those Magisters who study and embrace the Yellow Wind of Magic, Chamon. The Gold Wizards are also commonly referred to as “Alchemists.” Chamon is attracted to metals in both ore and refined forms. The heavier the element or metal, in its natural state or otherwise, the more Chamon is drawn to it.
In terms of Vermintide, it would be unique BUT with many careers (and weapons) possibilities.
This new mage doesn’t PLAY like any another Mage. So it’s not a reskinned Sienna, it would be far more control.
Some possibilities of metal magic and alchemy are “summoning weapons”, “turning ennemies into various metal during seconds”, “reinforcing weapons or armor”, “using various potions”, “rustying armored enemies”.
It also makes sense lore wise. And there’s event already some dialogue about thoses mages.
Cosmetics wise, there’s also a freakin’ lot of possibilities of masks here.
FS announced (at least) “one new career for one character” for the end of 2020?! and you talk about a whole new character (that includes 3 careers, a whole new bunch of weapons and staffs, a new model/skins and implementation + skins etc.) It would be nice to see smth new and “shiny” but I guess that’s more of wet Warhammer-nerd dream if you take FS working speed into account.
I also want a Bretonnian knight character. But we needs to think on how to make him different from Kruber. Right now Kruber is a kind of filling the roles that knights normally fill, hence a Bretonnian character would need to be spinned in some interesting direction and have careers that are different from Kruber’s.
Yeah, when considering a new character we really need to get something different from the current roster. By my count, if we continue getting melee weapons in new dlcs, then the best bet for a new character would be another type of magic user or something that introduces new mechanics and maybe also uses magic, like a vampire or something. Chances are if the game does indeed turn out to be a 10 year project like they’ve said it’ll be, then we’re likely to get at least one new character I’d say. But what do I know, I’m just some random fellow on the internet.