Hello their LOTRO people! You are probably thinking "Hey it's that guy who thought of the ringbearer class! He came back? Does he have a death wish?" Yes it is me, yes I did come back, and I don't know referring to the last question. So lets get started.
My Idea: Well, since I have heard the chatter that turbine may leave room for a new class I thought I might as well post my idea before the new class is created or turbine announces that the chatter was false and there will be NO new classes. So basically I designed a class that had the ability of Persuasion (the ability to turn enemies into pets for a short time) at first I called this class "The Ringbearer" and got a lot of hate for it. A few people said it was a good idea but they didn't like the name (it was called the ringbearer because the class would use one of the MANY minor rings to control the minds of their enemies.) So I decided to change the class name and its lore foundation. Saruman had the ability to mesmerize someone with his voice which he tried on our characters but failed. This is the basis of this class. I will continue in the paragraph below so this sentence here is your chance to leave and not be angered further if you already don't like my class idea. If you want to know more simply continue to read.
Lore: OK so the story of this class is, like Saruman, they have the abilities to mesmerize their foes and control them. They are called silvertounges because of just that, their suggestions are considered valuable by the ones they are mesmerizing so the enemies follow it.
Class availability: This class would be playable by Elves and Men seeing as Dwarves and Hobbits are not the most soft-spoken people in Middle-Earth (Gimili screamed all the time and Merry and Pippin just couldn't stop talking). I would like for this class to be free but if that is not possible I suggest it be even or lower than the cost of the RK and Warden.
Combat:As I said earlier this class would add a whole new prospect to the game. Basically this class would gain passive abilities throughout his leveling that would allow him to control certain types of enemies (Evil men=LVL10, Orcs=LVL20, etc.). He would be able to control enemies up to elite (He would have passive abilites that allow him obtain the ability to control swarm, normal, signature, and elite). His active abilities would be physical combat but also the tactical abilities. These abilities would be using his words to slowly mesmerize and confuse his enemies and build up Persuasion. These abilities would have different effects on his enemies, I will give an example of one below. These abilities would build up his Persuasion. For each point of Persuasion he would have a higher chance to mesmerize his enemies for a longer time (He cannot control his enemies forever, or he would have an army of normals). The Silvertounge would have a limit of controlling 5 enemies at one time and the longest he could control them would be 2 minutes. Now I know you are thinking "Does this class have a downside?" well I am glad you ask! That will be the next section.
You begin speaking of hard questions in Lore of Middle Earth,
confusing your enemy and causing them to lose focus, making
Effects on enemy:
+10% Attack Duration
-20% In combat power regen
Effects on player:
+45% chance to Mesmerize this enemy for
over 30 seconds
Downside: Well here it is, the things we all HATE about our classes. Unfortunately for the tanks and champs out there, this class would sacrifice High DPS and Defense for the advantage of having minions. He would wear light armor, making him squishy. Lastly if the enemy he is mesmerizing is not killed within the time limit, the enemy will automatically attack the Silvertounge who controlled him out of rage and will not relent until struck down. Kind of stinks but hey, no class is perfect. And lastly, though it is kind of obvious, this class would not be able to control raid bosses even if they were elite or below. (Just imagine if we could control draigoch O.o).
Weapons: This class would use only 1 handed weapons and could dual wield. He would be able to use a 2 handed sword but no other 2 handers. He would also only be able to use Crossbows.
Trait lines: Well I am gonna say that there would most likely be 3 trait lines:
Blue: Time: This trait line would increase how long you can control your oppenent
Red: Damage: This would allow the player to increase the damage his mesmerized opponent does (This would also be a downside as that the increase damage would stay until the opponent is killed, making him do more damage to you when he wakes.)
Yellow: Rank: This would make it easier for the Silvertounge to control higher ranks (Elite and Signature)
Inspiration: Gandalf and Saruman
Saruman: Had the ability to mesmerize with his words
Gandalf: Was able to make his voice sound like others (the Trolls in the Hobbit (There and Back Again))
Well that's my idea! Let me know what you think! (Although if you leave mean comments I may cry Q.Q). If there is anything I left out please let me know!