CM Nevalistis erläutert Unterschiede zwischen Kreuzritter und Templer

Diablo 3 - Templer vs KreuzritterMit Reaper of Souls wird bekanntermaßen auch die neue Klasse Kreuzritter Einzug ins Spiel halten. Im offiziellen US-Forum fragte sich ein Spieler nun, wo genau denn die Unterschiede zwischen diesem und dem Templer liegen. Beide seien seinem Verständnis nach heilige Krieger, die gegen die Dämonen kämpfen würden und wohl auch dem gleichen  Orden angehören.

In einem ausführlichen Beitrag hat sich Community Manager Nevalistis in der vergangenen Nacht nun die Zeit genommen, um auf das Thema einzugehen und die geschichtlichen sowie ideologischen Unterschiede der beiden Kämpfer näher zu erläutern.

Einer der Unterschiede zwischen den Kreuzrittern und Templern liegt laut Nevalistis darin, dass die Templer sich zwar dem Licht verschrieben haben und gegen die Dämonen kämpfen, jedoch nicht offiziell von der Zakarum-Kirche anerkannt wurden. Paladine und Kreuzritter hingegen wurden innerhalb des Zakarum gegründet. Weitere Details dazu erfährst du im Beitrag von Nevalistis direkt im Anschluss!

Zitat von Nevalistis

Different orders, same zealotry.

This is a pretty good summary of their differences.

The Templar order remains an enigma to many on the outside, and there are rumors abound regarding their exact founding and purpose. Though the Templars profess a dedication to the Light and seek to rid Sanctuary of demonic corruption, they are not officially sanctioned by the Zakarum church, while the Paladin and Crusader orders were founded within it. Rather, they have risen from the ashes of the Paladin order after it fell to corruption, and they view themselves as the new, pure continuation of that faith.

As for Paladins and Crusaders: A long time ago, the Paladins headed west under the command of Rakkis seeking conquest, a historic march which ultimately ended in the founding of Westmarch. Meanwhile, the Crusaders – an elite group of fighters who rallied under a different Zakarum leader – headed east on a secret mission to search for a way to cleanse their faith of the perceived taint left behind by Mephisto. Unlike the Paladins, the Crusaders have never been corrupted, and in their journeys abroad have honed new skills and talents that set them apart on the battlefield.

To put it a different way, think of the Crusaders as the “veterans of the veterans.” They take zealotry to an entirely new level, finding comfort and strength in their unshakable confidence in their cause. Their only goal is to find a way to save their faith; any other objectives will fall to the wayside should it ever threaten to impede their quest. Whereas the Paladin might meddle in a town’s affairs — settling disputes, converting new followers, burning some witches — and then move on, the Crusader, despite brandishing a similar level of intimidation, would quietly enter the town, ask a few questions, restock their supplies, and then depart, leaving little more than confusion in their wake. (To give you perhaps a more relatable image, if you were put a Crusader in space, he’d probably be a lot of like Hicks in Aliens. Very experienced, a little easy going on the surface, but doesn’t fool around when stuff hits the fan.)

More specific details on the Crusader will, naturally, be covered in Reaper of Souls (as well as in Acts I-V). However, if you really dig that sort of lore, definitely keep an eye out for the Book of Tyreal. You can expect to find some good juicy historical tidbits on several of the orders, the Crusader’s included.

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