Bless's Assassin Class and Siege of Castra Coming August 7th
The Assassin Class and Siege of Castra PvP mode will be launching in Bless on August 7th. We previously highlighted these changes earlier this week, but we now have a definitive release date for the new class and PvP mode.
With this next big update coming August 7 we will be adding the Assassin class! Players of both factions will be able to play as the Assassin. On Hieron, the Habicht, Sylvan Elf, and Mascu can take on the role. On Union, the Amistad, Aqua Elf, Pantera, and Mascu are able to try their hands at assassination.
In addition to these faction and race options for the Assassin, players will be happy to know that the class is compatible with both action-targeting and tab-targeting combat modes.
This new class will have many fun new skills and stances for players to experience. Different stances encourage different styles of play, such as the Assassinate stance that increases damage dealt when the target is attacked from behind, or the Poison stance that deals additional damage to enemies afflicted with Poison or Venom! Each Assassin player will want to try a variety of tactics to see what they like the best.
The recommended equipment for Assassins will be the dagger and either Light or Medium armor. For wearing armor suitable for their class, Assassins will get certain bonuses depending on how many pieces of suitable armor they are wearing and what level they are. For example, an Assassin above level 30 who is wearing all Light armor will get bonuses to Dodge Rate, Fighting Power, Critical Hit Damage, and Critical Hit Rate.
Neowiz also went into some detail about the new PvP mode entails and additional information about the Assassin class on their most recent blogpost.
Time will tell if this upcoming update will stem the game's bleeding or not. In the last 30 days alone, Bless has lost over 50% of its active players and the trend doesn't seem to be reversing according to Steamcharts.