Zealous Oathkeeper Is The 9th Mastery Class Coming To Grim Dawn In The Upcoming Expansion

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Crate Entertainment is busy in the forge crafting ‘Forgotten Gods’, the second expansion coming to their critically acclaimed ARPG Grim Dawn. In their latest episode of Grim Misadventures, the developers unveiled Zealous Oathkeeper, the 9th mastery class coming to Grim Dawn through the expansion.

According to the forum post, “All Oathkeepers have two things in common: Unflinching loyalty and zealous fury”. Oathkeepers are the guardians of sacred tombs, keepers of the faithful and ardent enforcers of celestial will. Oathkeepers may be servants of divine forces, but some Oathkeepers serve dark and corrupted powers, others see salvation in the light of Empyrion; others still believe that the Witch Gods are the only true gods and through their blessing they become a force of change upon the world of Cairn. Sounds zealous all right.

Here are some of the skills available to Oathkeepers.

Please note that as the mastery is still under development, the following information may change by release.


Aegis of Menhir

The shield is not just a form of defense for an Oathkeeper. In trained hands, it is a deadly weapon. With sufficient training, the Aegis will bounce from the initial target to additional nearby foes before returning to you and include a portion of your retaliation damage with each strike.

Vire’s Might

What better way to show your stalwart faith than to charge into your enemies and leaving them scattered?  With sufficient training, Vire’s Might will also leave a line of flames behind to incinerate any foes that remain standing.

Shattering Smash

This weapon pool proc shatters the very earth underneath your target and beyond, exposing all struck to further physical harm.

New Mechanics
With the introduction of the Oathkeeper mastery in Forgotten Gods, you will see two new mechanics on skill and item tooltips:

Increased Healing: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Whenever you received any form of healing, be it life steal or potion or a skill, this attribute will increase the healing received by that %.

Retaliation Damage added to Attack: Just as a portion of Weapon damage can be added to certain attacks, in Forgotten Gods you will see some skills synergize with Retaliation damage by adding a portion of your Retaliation effects. The first example of this is the Aegis of Menhir above!


You can find the full information and lore on Oathbreakers by checking out the forum post.

Forgotten Gods will drop for the PC later this year.

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