Dungeon & Dragons Online: The Shape-shifting Druid Revealed

Posted by on March 20, 2012 - 1 Comment »

Turbine Entertainment revealed more details, including the first screenshot, of Dungeon & Dragons Online’s upcoming Druid class today. The new class will be available as part of the first expansion for the long-running MMORPG, Menace of the Underdark.

Combining themselves with nature, druid players shed heavy armor in exchange for resistances to the harsh aspects of the natural elements, from poisons to entanglement. The shape-shifting foes can morph between powerful creatures, such as a Winter Wolf (pictured) or Dire Bear, or remain in humanoid form to wield the powers of the elements. All of this while brandishing a variety of standard weaponry.

It remains to be seen if the DDO incarnation of the druid archetype will be the typical “jack of all trades, master of none” or a more robust character.

Sticking with free-to-play norms, the unique class will be free to VIP players or purchasable as a premium class. In the past, Turbine has often allowed players to earn premium content through other means.

You can learn more about Menace of the Underdark at the reveal coverage or the official site. Menace of the Underdark will be available June 25.