The Force Master is a ranged class that boasts powerful single-target spells, area-of-effect abilities, and significant crowd-control, but at the expense of defensive ability, limited escape options, and a requirement to carefully manage their resource: Focus. They’re also one of the few classes that rely heavily on debuffs to be effective. While they’re distinct tradeoffs, the result is a powerful spell caster in the right hands.
Force Masters utilize abilities that cause flame and cold damage, and can use more powerful abilities of each type by changing into their Fire Mode Stance or Frost Mode Stance. While not all abilities require Cheap Blade And Soul Gold
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Fire Mode Stance is the primary damage dealing stance, containing powerful abilities. Fire skills stack Embers on the target, and at 5 Embers allow the Force Master to detonate them to cause additional damage, and apply the Burn debuff. When enemies are burning, fire abilities deal additional damage.
Frost Mode Stance contains crowd control and defensive skills, as well as abilities that regain Focus; Frost skills also increase the Force Master’s character defenses. Repeated use of Frost abilities on an enemy will cause them to get the Chill debuff, which restricts movement speed. Enough Chill, and Force Masters can Freeze the enemy in place, even going so far as keeping the enemy entirely out of combat under a Deep Freeze.