There were rumours that a new class would soon be unveiled at the end of March, so when the Archivist was announced on April 1st, fans were excited to find out more but were quickly shot down as they go through the details of the class. It was obviously an April Fools joke. But it could have still be fun if it was the real deal.
So, just what is the Archivist?
Remember the Paladin from Diablo 2? Well, from what I read, the Archivist originates from the same place as the Paladins of WestMarch. Though from the same background, they are not the usual warriors/spellcasters kind of heroes. The Archivist are actually scholars equipped with Ancient Knowledge of Light.
Yes! These are basically Nerds in the ancient universe of Diablo. Don’t think that they are just your ordinary Nerds though, they have awesome cool skills and they can really kick ass!! Have a look at the skills below:
Tornado + Ancient Papers = Monster Killing Papercuts!!
Monster Thinking: Look! Man! Me Kill Man!
*Hit by a Quest Bolt*
Monster no longer can think.
Archivist: (Super Pissed) SHHH! NO TALKING IN THE LIBRARY!!
Archivist: (Sh*t I just shouted myself) Uh..oh…
And the best thing is, they have even got special dialogues which no other character has!
Even if this is an April Fool joke, the character is still very interesting. I do hope blizzard will add this character in as an easter egg/bonus or something.
Check it out now at the Diablo 3’s official site:
Btw, in case you didn’t notice the hint from Blizzard when the character was released:
1) the character is released on 1/4/2009
2) it’s the only character that comes with specially designed player interface, with funny icon and Brain Power Globe instead of Mana/Energy Globe
3) it’s the only character with special diagloues, even some that has nothing to do with the game
4) He’s the only character who dies in all the skill video: 1 hit KO by a zombie, and blew up after using Shush.