There's a reason I put this in The Scarlattan Theatre. That reason being that I am fully aware that Achaea will likely not be introducing a new class for a very long time. I have the appropriate expectations about those sort of additions, and yet I often find myself contemplating on various alternatives and new possibilities. Recently, I have been reminded of these daydreamings in another thread were the idea was (jokingly) made for having a Mhaldorian equivalent of an entity based class, such as Occultists and Sentinels are modeled after. The closest thing available is Apostate, but it's not nearly on the same level.
So, this thread is simply for those creative ponderings of a 'what if' nature, based on what class or classes you think would be a great possible addition into the Achaean environment. Who knows...maybe all or part of them may be implemented in the future, if the Garden deems it prudent.
One concept of a character class I've always thought would be...neat, for lack of a better word, was a dual knife wielding assassin type, somewhat like Serpent, but utilizing knives rather than dirk/whip combo for damage based attacks, instead of pure affliction stacking. They would, however, be able to envenom with the appropriate skill to do so, as well as having the appropriate vials on hand (i.e. not able to naturally envenom the way Serpents can).
A decent visual representation of such a class might be this: