first and formost if this has been suggested before i am sorry ( i did search horses).
What about a new mastery where you could ride horses?
ive got a few basic ideas for skills and names:
single mastery: equestrian
+storm: sky warrior
+earth: hill warrior
I happy with most of these names except storm and earth, suggestions needed.
This mastery would be mostly for buffs+benifets and maybe a few offensive skills/retaliation.
do i need to explain this? at high levels the horse would have more hp, cost more energy to summon and maybe this should cost money.
life of a horsemen:
this would be a buff with a few synergys that will be very helpful. The base skill will reserve 75 energy, increase movement speed and will give a small increase to attack speed.
"being up higher allows gravity to deal nasty and deadly wounds"
this would be the first synergy of life of a horse men, and would help the companion and cataphract deal more damage. it increase physical and piercing damage.
2nd synergy of life of a horse man. this skill is best for the nomad, as it adds flat and % pierce damage. reserve energy + 10
3rd synergy of life of a horse men, this skill increases elemental damage, vitality damage and life leach. reserve energy +20
this skill will greatly increase the physical damage of skill such as warwind (not sure how that will work on horseback), shield charge and take down.
Your horse will rear up and deliver a bone chilling niegh, scaring enemies and inspiring allies to fight better. your horse will do this buff automatically. This skill adds a good amount of physical damage, and it will lower enemies amour absorbtion. at high lvls the recharge is lowered, and the skill is more effective.
this skill will summon companions, powerful cavalry that will serve as pets. At higher lvls more can be summoned with better armour, damage and speed.
This skill will summon nomads, fast cavalry archers that will serve as pets. At higher lvls more can be summoned with better armour, pierce damage and speed.
these are the skill of thought up, more are coming.
The horse it self will be a pet, but it will allways be under you. when you get hit the exact same damage you recieve after resistance mods will be done to the horse. depending on your hp and the horse's lvl, the horse may die and you may still live.
Any way this is all just a thought, ive never made a mod and this is extremely difficult/impossible. feel free to try it, ive got more ideas for skills which ill post later.
So what do you think?
in act 1 at helos there is a horse which runs around and rears up when attacked, not sure if that may help in making a mod like ith