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A great topic, and great selections.
Every class has its perks and its powerhouses, and it generally does boil down to personal preference; smacking slavers with a big sword or frying fools with lightning.
For me, I like the IRONIC hero.
DA:O - The little elf girl that blows shit up with overpowered fireballs. Nothing says 'Hero of Ferelden' like a tiny elf mage that pumps points into Entropic Vulnerability Magic and then the Primal Magics to take away their resistances and then blast them silly with the iconic spells of fire, ice, and lightning.
Tabris, the Maul - Someone killed your spouse; embrace your inner-Punisher and show those shems what's up with your trust Maul! Sure, the damn thing is heavy, but look at that armor penetration! Grab yourself Nug Crusher when heading back to Ostagar, ignore the fact that you've got the highest starting magic stat as you pump points into strength and CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES!
A bloodmage dueling Teyrn Loghain in the Landsmeet shouldn't have come down to this... but you're a Warden during the Blight, so start cutting yourself and casting hemmorage!
DA II - Archer Duelist/Shadow. Because shooting the fuck out of the Arishok in single combat with a bow never does get old. Knocking baddies back with Archer's Lance and sending them sailing is funny, too. But being chased around by a guy with two overcompensating weapons and pining him to the spot, raining arrows on him, setting up decoys and smoke bombs and then going for critical hits? Priceless.
Again a bloodmage in an obvious duel in front of people with the Knight-Commander watching on, no less, and not one comment. We'll ignore the fact that AN APOSTATE just went and turned the Arishok into a crispy critter (Maker bless you, Crushing Prison spell!), but turning on the red paint for extra magic in front of Kirkwall's ENTIRE NOBILITY and then being named Champion? It doesn't get much better.
DA:I - An elvish two-handed warrior. Elves are suppose to be shorter than humans (by a fair significance, like a foot or so) so having some short elf with a zweihander blade chopping shit down like a lumberjack, knocking enemies aside with a charge, and going postal in the middle of a slobberknocker is giggle-inducing.
Also, a double-bladed Qunari male who specializes in stealth is underappreciative. Having an invisible giant with small blades, slicing mayhem? Plus they got that 10% bonus to physical defense. Something that big shouldn't be able to move so fast.
Dwarf archer. Because when does that ever happen?
I know. Twice even! But Varric is a special circumstance. No beard, a crossbow (and awesome one at that) that hates caves, writes books, spies on people, and has the amazing knack of walking into the deepest shit and walking back out with a smile and a whistle.
I think Varric just exists in a category all of his own.
Varric is no Dwarf, he's a short human. Now Oghren, there's a Dwarf to write home about.
When is a drunken, axe-wielding, pissed off short ginger NOT a solution to life's problems?
It's like explosives; God's little miracle workers.
Oghren gives a bad name to Irish and Scottish people 😂
Rift mage in DA:I
^^Because he's ginger? What an utterly superficial and shallow association. That'd be like saying Vivienne gives a bad name to black people. There's nothing remotely Irish or Scottish about Oghren.
^He’s pretty stereotypically Scottish, imo.
Okay, Oghren is the stereotypical redheaded brawler known for drinking, rutting, and braining shit with an ax associated with a location that is well-known to being the only place in the world where the Ginger Gene exist.
Sri Lanka, perhaps, so says the Scot-Irishman here.
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