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Neverwinter dev details additional Paragon paths

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Neverwinter players will be able to tweak their classes using Paragon paths following the launch of the game's next module expansion, and developer Cryptic Studios went into detail on a few new ones in a blog post today.

Paragon paths are sets of options that players can use to customize their characters, and there are different paths available for the various classes in Neverwinter.

Players with a Control Wizard character can use the Master of Flame path if they want to start working with fire-based spells. Most of the Master of Flame powers feature an effect called Smolder that deals damage over time. The powers can also be combined with other elements like ice; Cryptic said it wanted to make ice and fire "feel more natural when used together."

Two other classes, Great Weapon Fighters and Guardian Fighters, share Paragon paths because they're both melee-focused classes. The former has the Iron Vanguard path available to it, which offers the ranged area-of-effect Encounter attack known as Frontline Surge. Guardian Fighters can try the Swordmaster path to increase the amount of damage they deal.

Each of Neverwinter's five classes originally offered one Paragon path; these updates will bring that to two, and Cryptic may also add more Paragon paths in the future. Check out our recent preview for more on the MMO and its Paragon paths.

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