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The Foggernaut class will be available for testing during the 2.7.0 Beta, but only for DOFUS Premium members (for now). For all the other players, I will try to give an overview of the class and its potential.

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Introduction

Foggernauts are characters that place tremendous importance on technology and the marine environment. They are specialists and pioneers in the pursuit of complex technology and deep sea exploration. They are able to use the forces of steam pressure to animate machines or tools

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The Foggers will mainly use turrets in combat to both defend and attack. Their game style will revolve around these turrets, which can evolve during combat and may become increasingly powerful. Like Rogues, this is a class that offers many opportunities. Their potential can only be fully exploited after deeply studying their spells and techniques.
 

Roles


The Foggernaut class can play three main roles: Offensive (Damage), Defensive (Healing), and Tactical (via diagonal movement). The special feature of this class is that they can be very powerful in each of these roles, but never simultaneously. In combat, Foggers will need to make a choice between filling several roles with less efficiency, or focus on one role with more effectiveness.

We particularly wanted to give the Foggernaut class the opportunity to fill the role of primary healer, as a solid alternative to the Eniripsa class.

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This class also has a hidden fourth role... that of a “finisher.” Foggernaut turrets become more powerful as the turns pass and also when they are improved by certain spells. Indeed, the turrets are somewhat vulnerable at the start of combat, but become increasingly dangerous as the battle wears on.

The Foggernaut turrets have the distinction of being static summons (like Cawwot, they cannot be moved), and each has a particular area of effect. This means that they are able to change the tactical interest of certain areas on the battlefield by created tactically prohibited zones (which are dangerous to enemies) or zones that encourage concentrations of allies (through positive effects). The turrents have a long cooldown, but also a significant amount of hit points.

Thus, the Foggers can control the tactical structure of a map by forcing or encouraging opponents or allies to avoid certain areas, or to gather together in other areas.

Objectives:


With the Foggernaut class, our goals are:
  • To provide better mechanical control and exploitation of the terrain in combat.
  • To encourage players to fight for control over certain areas of the map.
  • To change the configuration of the fight over several turns and entice players to move around the field to enjoy bonuses and avoid penalties.
  • To offer Foggernauts a choice at the beginning of combat: specialize in one role or stay versatile?

Operational Data

The Fogger class has three different turrets: The Harpooner (the offensive turret) that can deal either Earth, Water or Fire damage (depending on the spell used to activate it), the Lifesaver (the defensive turret) that heals (the amount of healing that this turrent does is indexed to the maximum hit points of the target), and the Tacturret (unsurprisingly, the tactical turret) that attracts or repels enemies on both the diagonal and linear adjacent cells depending on the spell used to activate it (this turret repels enemies by default, switching it to attraction mode requires the use of a spell).

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The turrets will target both allies and enemies. We made this choice because the Foggernaut strategy involves both of these parties. Foggers and their allies should be extremely careful when dealing with turrets and enemies of the Foggers may have the opportunity to enjoy the positive effects of a Fogger’s turret if they are within its zone.

The mechanism of the turrets is based on an evolutionary system with several levels. A spell called Evolution allows the Foggernaut to choose which turret they want to upgrade in combat. There are three levels of upgrades, and not all turrets can be level 3 at the same time (in fact, when a turret reaches level 3, all other turrets revert to level 1). Foggers will have to regularly re-evaluate if they want to specialize by upgrading a single turret, or go for versatility (by having multiple turrets at level 2, for example).

When a turret is upgraded through the Evolution spell, it has longer range; can target more enemies (one a level 1, 2 at level 2 and so on); and has more powerful spells.

A level 3 turret represents the ultimate level of evolution. This is where turrets receive their special spell that has infinite range and requires no line of sight, but requires the Foggernaut to determine the turret’s target with one of their spells. These special level 3 turret spells allow the offensive turret to do much more damage; the defensive target to provide even more powerful healing; or for the tactical turret to swap positions with its target.

However, the Foggernaut will not be able to have several turrets of the same type in combat, and can summon a maximum of only 3 turrets in battle (one of each type). Just like the Rogue’s bombs, the number of Fogger turrets cannot be buffed using +summons gear or spells.

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Nerd-Tease 25 October 2012 - 08:56

(IAMONEOFAKIND @ 24 October 2012 01:27) *
What happened to the excitement of using a Foggernaut? I remember everyone wanted one and now it seems like the class is going extinct. Is it because the turrets need a change like being able to summon your own turrets when another foggernaut is present on the same team? Or does it have to do with the spell attacks needing more modifiable range other than anchor etc?

- Bochi
I find my foggernaut exciting, it is my main now.

For those who say the turrets are stupid, they are far from it. They prioritize by maximum effect. So the harpooner will hit something with lower res if there are multiple targets available.
The lifesaver (since its heals are based partially on max hp) will almost always heal what has the highest max hp in range.

The whole trick to it is being smart with placement and using the map manipulation that you do have (grapnel, tacturret, backwash, torrent, tide) to keep enemies in the danger zone, and allies in the healing zone.

See my more detailed reply in this thread 
IAMONEOFAKIND 24 October 2012 - 01:27
What happened to the excitement of using a Foggernaut? I remember everyone wanted one and now it seems like the class is going extinct. Is it because the turrets need a change like being able to summon your own turrets when another foggernaut is present on the same team? Or does it have to do with the spell attacks needing more modifiable range other than anchor etc?

- Bochi
fudmudy 11 August 2012 - 14:37
cool
vasilis-magas1 27 July 2012 - 19:28
D with noob and I have clothes
louie123456789 26 July 2012 - 19:13
i hope the Foggernaut class will be free
punisherMHF 17 July 2012 - 15:43

(siruspool @ 17 July 2012 13:24) *
what is the purpose to this class when it is pretty much ( sorry for my vocabulary ) useless. I have read almost 50 topics on the french forums when there trying to tell you to update Dofus as a whole instead of adding new content. I know ankama has heard this discussion before. However i know they know the answer new dofus's, balanced classes, and a better overall system. I know i have pointed this out before but we need our players that have played for 4 years or even 2, not the players that sub for a month and quit. I just want to see this game becoming better for the whole and with how it has been looking.... NOT GOOD.
I certainly agree with you. I myself would have been much happier if Ankama (instead of introducing the 3 classes) had paid more attention to the existing classes and the overall game. THe 3 classes (Foggers, Rogues, and Masks) only reduced the popularity of existing classes (fogger is perfered over eni) and made the game more complex by bringing in stuff like fake summonings (turrets and bombs), diagonal spells and evolution. I would have prefered changes like making the spells worthwhile so weapon spamming is no longer required, fixing the AI of Osa summonings etc

Like it has already been said in sooo many threads; Fix and improve the existing content before introducing new content
siruspool 17 July 2012 - 13:24
what is the purpose to this class when it is pretty much ( sorry for my vocabulary ) useless. I have read almost 50 topics on the french forums when there trying to tell you to update Dofus as a whole instead of adding new content. I know ankama has heard this discussion before. However i know they know the answer new dofus's, balanced classes, and a better overall system. I know i have pointed this out before but we need our players that have played for 4 years or even 2, not the players that sub for a month and quit. I just want to see this game becoming better for the whole and with how it has been looking.... NOT GOOD.
Schmendrick 17 July 2012 - 12:37
Full release should be in about a week and a half. Buy the magazine if you want the magazine or if you really have to have the Foggernaut class right now.
funkypigeon 17 July 2012 - 11:51
When is the character available? it says it is currently deactivated. does that mean i should buy the magazine to get the character? when is the release date for it
ZombieKing 08 July 2012 - 20:21
this class really doesn't fit in anywhere... despite all that they can do (dmg, healing movement) other classes can do it better.

eni is still better healers
rogues are still better map manipulators
every other class is still better dmg dealers since alot of dmg comes from towers and they are easy to avoid and will also target allies