The Old Republic explains the Sith Inquisitor

One of The Old Republic's two Sith classes.

Many fans awaiting BioWare and Lucasart’s upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic wonder why there are going to be two different classes for the Sith and Jedi. BioWare writer Rebecca Harwick explained today what caused the developer to create the Sith Inquisitor along with the Sith Warrior.

"I could tell you that the Sith Inquisitor is the Emperor Palpatine to the Sith Warrior’s Darth Vader, but that sells it short," said Harwick. "The archetype is just inspiration. It’s not the destination, or the road we take to get there, but the guide. The Sith Inquisitor is Raistlin. The Sith Inquisitor is Lucifer. The Sith Inquisitor is Julius Caesar. The Sith Inquisitor is what you make him."

She then went on to explain how even in the movies and Clone Wars series, there are several different Sith with different approaches to using the dark side of the Force.

"Is a Sith a lithe quick fighter who uses the Force to enhance his/her physical combat prowess, a calculating deceiver adept at Lightsaber duels, or a master manipulator and amasser of dark side secrets," asked Harwick. "Does a Sith use one lightsaber, two Lightsabers, or a dual-bladed Lightsaber? Having multiple Sith classes allows us to embrace all of those Sith inspirations, instead of having one Sith class that was the jack-of-all-trades and the master of none."

The two classes will also have two different origins and stories in The Old Republic. While the Sith Warrior will be born and bred for greatness, the Sith Inquisitor will begin as a slave that will have to bite and claw his/her way to the top or die.

"The Inquisitor quickly learns that the opportunity the Sith promises if he passes his trials comes with its own set of rules and masters," stated Harwick. "The so-called freedom of the Sith is reined in by deep traditions and a society where the powerful do their utmost to keep their inferiors under control."

Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently looking at a spring 2011 release.

[Star Wars: The Old Republic]


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