This has been a while in the making, for sure, since things have been ultra-busy for me. But finally, I'm ready to show off the melee animations for the Crusader's new Arming Sword, which is tentatively called "Heavensever".
What do you think? And what do you think the other fire modes do with a name like this?
In my opinion, it would be difficult to come up with something.
→ Shadow/dark would be weirdest for the Crusader (also I dream of Necrodemoness a fifth character (Hexen 2 Necromancer + Hexen 2 Demoness))
→ Fire is already used by the other 3rd slot weapon.
→ Holy is already overused (by alternative 2nd slot weapon and the big bad 4th slot weapon).
→ About Ice, I was thinking in Diablo 2 Paladin frozen aura effect, but you are against Ice speed debuffs for Crusader. Although it is a tactical melee attack in my opinion as it also kin to a magic knight (which would increase the difference between Crusader and Fighter).
→ Wind would make too similar to Fighter's alternative 2nd slot one, which is also a sword weapon.
→ Void could be better, because of its name "Heavensever", but then again it's already used by the Fighter. At least, in this case, it's an Axe, not a sword.
→ Bleed would almost as weird as it is Shadow, and in this case, it is kind also already used by the Fighter new alternative 3rd weapon.
→ So I guess what is left is Lightning. After Holy damage, it would be what has more connection with the name Heavensever, in my opinion.
Although already appearing on Crusader 2nd spear weapon, at least it is not its main attack, and it could give an opportunity to create a "Punch of Heavens" of sorts (terrible name, I know, but since "Fist of Heavens" is already taken by Diablo 2 Blizzard...). The second attack could be that "Punch of Heavens" and the third one could be that super trust that I wished you put on the spear first attack as a mutated upgrade.
Of course, I would prefer that you create something for the shield instead, since it's a 3rd slot weapon after all (sublimal message: please ). Something that could block for more than 4 frames this time, even if with the price of reducing or even impeding Crusader movement and costing mana as well.
I guess since firsts Zelda's games, I am too much of sword and shield characters fan.