Developer’s Note : The one who will shake you to the core, Hurk
The Devs give some hints as to what kind of character we can expect Hurk to be in the latest Developer’s Note.
Greetings, today we will introduce the 7th character who will be joining the heroes of Mabinogi Heroes.
Hurk is a character who uses a gigantic greatsword that stands tall as his own height. This naturally means that in exchange for massive power, the weapon is very heavy and difficult to use.
It would make sense that one would have difficulty in nimbly avoiding attacks with such weight. So using such a behemoth of a weapon could only mean that the wielder intends to destroy anything before it can be a threat. We designed Hurk to be a head-on character in this sense.
Chained attacks are exemplary as a trademark of Hurk’s combat style. While a hefty two-handed weapon may pack a punch, it also means that it’s attacks will be slow. Hurk compensates this weakness by barraging his enemies in a flurry of non-ending attacks.
The way he sweeps through enemies with chained normal attacks and smashes is a sight to behold. [Chain Attack] allows you to create your own set of chained attacks so try experimenting with it once you get the chance.
Being aggressive in the face of danger
Hurk never steps back during a battle, no matter how threatening the opponent. He charges right into deadly attacks and retaliates mercilessly. Any attack on Hurk only serves to anger him.
[An attack from an infuriated Hurk not only deals lethal damage to his enemies but also heals him as well]
Iron Wall is a skill that is important in protecting Hurk during his charges. Just remember one thing; never show his back to an enemy.
Deflecting blows and using the chance to advance
Hurk will sometimes use his greatsword to defend himself from attacks.
[With proper timing, Hurk can deflect attacks with his sword]
When an enemy has his crucial attack deflected, he will lose balance from the recoil.
Hurk is not one to just pass by this kind of chance. Finish off the disoriented opponent, there will a be skill that is specifically made for this purpose.
As tough as he may be, Hurk is also a young man who hides a profound loneliness and longing. This will be put more in to light when his backstory is revealed.
Hurk is one of the character devised during the early stages of designing the game. Those who have been around a long time should be able to recognize the picture below. Before revealing him we were concerned on how many players would remember him from the early concepts.
But after looking at the response to his unveiling, we were pleased to know how much players have been enjoying this game for a long time.
This kind of attention comes with a great responsibility and we will do our best to make a character that matches the expectations of our players.