On July 6, Blizzard announced the first new Diablo class in nearly a decade, confirming that a vampire-themed Blood Knight class will be coming to mobile spin-off Diablo Immortal on July 13. This is the first new class introduced to the franchise since 2014, when the Crusader was added in Diablo III’s first expansion: Reaper of Souls.
Released last year Diablo Immortal is not a favorite among Diablo gamers and hardcore gamers in general. In particular, many have called the mobile game annoying and predatory loot boxes and microtransactions. However, millions of gamers continue to log in every day to play this surprisingly fun action RPG. I still play Diablo Immortal from time to time., mostly ignoring the bullshit while enjoying the mindless monster slaying that has always been a staple of the long-running franchise. And now, Diablo Immortal gets a brand new class: the Blood Knight.
During a Thursday livestream, Blizzard revealed the first details of the upcoming Blood Knight, which he describes as a “mid-range class” that uses melee or ranged attacks “depending on how close you are” to enemies.
“This vampire vanquisher feeds on the life of his foes, ensnares them in deadly shadows summoned with cursed strength, and relies on their trusty polearm to keep their distance from danger,” Blizzard explained on its official site. “And if all else fails, they may simply succumb to the unholy abomination within themselves fighting for control of their humanity.”
What is a Blood Knight?
In Diablo lore, vampires bite humans and turn them into dangerous and stupid slaves. However, Blood Knights are people who have been bitten by vampires, but avoid this fate by using a magical artifact that keeps them connected to their humanity. Even so, all Blood Knights will eventually become slaves. Before that happens, they work together to hunt down and kill the vampires and to offer others who have been bitten a choice: join the Blood Knights or die. As you’d expect, they can use their vampiric powers to aid them in battle.
Blizzard says that on July 13, Diablo Immortal players will have three ways to play as a new class. Option 1: They can create a new character and select “Blood Knight” as their class. Option 2: Players can use Diablo Immortal’s class change feature to transfer their character to the new class. Blizzard will temporarily remove the class change cooldown so everyone has a chance to become a Vampire Knight, if they choose.
Finally, players can test the new class via a limited-time event: the Crimson Plane. During the event, anyone can play as a Blood Knight and will be able to earn cosmetics and other Blood Knight items by completing it.
On the official Blizzard website you can find out more about the Blood Knight, including details on all of his skills, attacks, legendary items, and more. There is even a little story you can read that this is related to the lore around the new class and the world of Diablo.
Will the Blood Knight be added to Diablo IV?
Of course, the question most players are probably asking is something like “Okay, cool, but will this new class (or other classes) be added to Diablo IV?” Maybe.
Prior to today, when Blizzard announced all the details regarding the Blood Knight’s arrival in Diablo Immortal, the players had already found references to class inside Diablo IV. It’s possible these were just teasing the new class coming to the mobile spin-off, but maybe Blizzard was hinting at something more. It’s possible the studio, which is committed to supporting Diablo IV for years to come, will eventually bring the vampire-themed warrior into the new game.
Until then, you’ll need to play Diablo Immortal from July 12 to experience the franchise’s first new class in nearly 10 years.
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