Blizzard Finally Introduces New Original Class in Diablo Immortal

Meet the Blood Knight! Blizzard

After nine long years, Blizzard finally introduced an entirely new class to the Diablo franchise: the Blood Knight! This is a completely new and original class since the Crusader was released in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls back in 2014. That said, the Blood Knight is now available in Diablo Immortal for those who are interested. So, what does this new class have to offer? Let's find out!

Vampiric Fury

Armed with a trusty polearm, the Blood Knight is ready to slay the minions of hell. This is a mid-range class that can keep enemies at bay or completely obliterate them when they come close.

What separates the Blood Knight from the other classes in the game is that they can turn into a vampiric thrall at level 50 with Abomination. When used, this ability consumes all of the Blood Knight's anger to transform into an unholy abomination for 15 seconds. During this time, their damage is increased and their skills are replaced with Blood Rush and Shattering Fists.

Blood Rush is a movement skill where the Blood Knight sheds their mortal flesh and moves forward a short distance, damaging enemies in their path. Shattering Fists, on the other hand, prompts the Blood Knight to unleash a series of massive blows, dealing damage to all nearby foes, with every third attack causing a knockback.

While the Blood Knight is definitely a force to be reckoned with when transformed into an unholy abomination, they are not weak by any means in their normal form.

Ravage allows the Blood Knight to unleash a barrage of polearm thrusts and sweeps, dealing full damage to the main target and 25% as much to all other enemies. At level 15, they gain access to Sanguinate, and when used, they liquefy into a bloody form for 2.5 seconds, increasing their movement speed by 50%. Activating it again will prompt them to coagulate and rush forward, dealing damage to enemies they pass through. Sanguinate is a great movement ability that can surprise enemies.

July 13 Update Blizzard

Other notable abilities in the Blood Knight's kit include:

  • Annihilation (Ultimate of Ravage): Enhance Ravage for 12 seconds, gaining an additional polearm in your off hand that increases your range and causes the final attack to knockback enemies. While empowered, Annihilation deals increased damage. You also gain a shield that absorbs damage equal to 20% of your maximum Life for 3 seconds.
  • Spear Flurry (Unlocked at Level 1): Channel a flurry of polearm attacks, dealing damage to enemies in front of you. Upon activation, if no enemies are nearby, you will dash forward a short distance before the onslaught begins. Using Spear Flurry slowly consumes its energy, which recovers while Spear Flurry is not in use.
  • Siphon of Blood (Level 8): Continually siphon blood from the prey around you, dealing damage to all nearby enemies while also healing yourself for 15% of the damage done. Using Siphon Blood slowly consumes its energy, which recovers while Siphon Blood is not in use.
  • Swarm of Bats (Level 28): Call a cloud of bats to attack enemies for 8 seconds, continually dealing damage. The cloud of bats will pursue enemies and can be redirected by activating this skill again.
  • Transfusion (Level 53): Fortify yourself or an ally with enriched blood, granting a shield for 3 seconds that absorbs damage. Additionally, harmful effects will be removed from the target player and they will become immune to harmful effects for the duration of the shield. Targeting an ally with Transfusion causes you to rush to their aid and cast Transfusion on both of you. Transfusion can be activated again one additional time within 5 seconds of the first cast.

So, what can you say about the Blood Knight?

Diablo Immortal July 13 update is available on Android, iOS, and PC.

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