The latest SWTOR class to be revealed is none other than the infamous Sith Inquisitor. The Sith Inquisitor is basically the dark side version of the Jedi Consular. Of course, playing as the Sith Inquisitor will have you wielding a lightsaber and the force, as with the Sith Warrior. The major difference is the inquisitors focus on force powers. You can think of it as the “mage” of the dark side, to put it in more traditional MMO terms.
Like a tradition mage, the Inquisitor will be best suited with some meat in front of him to take the hits while he doles out the damage. His abilities range from strong AoE attacks like Overload and Force Lightning. Overlord will stun and drain energy from enemies within 10m of your casting spot, with a chance to knock the enemies down to the ground. Force lightning works similarly to the way it does in most Star Wars games, beginning as a direct single target attack and evolving into a wide cone that inflicts massive damage on all enemies within the area.
From a story standpoint, the Sith Inquisitor has a reputation as treacherous, political deviants that use their powers of manipulation to exploit people into doing what they want then stabbing them in the back the first chance they get. Sith Inquisitors are few in number (though they surely won’t be in the actual game since they’re so dang cool) because few are able to withstand the rigorous trials required to become one. You must be willing to exploit and manipulate others with no remorse, and look not just to destroy your enemy but to take their power and profit from their demise. You must study the force and learn its secrets and how to control them in a way that no one else has.
Force lightning and other various forms of lightning (like drain life) are known to be their signature and you can bet that anyone playing as one will be spamming purple and blue lightning like there’s no tomorrow. Emperor Palpatine would be the most similar equivalent to a Sith Inquisitor in the Star Wars movies that you’re no doubt so familiar with.
Other abilities that will be available to you upon selecting this class include Dark Heal, Lightning Drain, Bash, Unbreakable Will, Force Speed, Deflection, Cloud Mind, Nightmare, and Sacrifice. Upon progressing down the skill tree you’ll also need to pick one of two branches, either Assassin or Sorcerer. As an assassin, your skills and attributes will be more intertwined with stealth and short range combat. As a sorcerer you can develop into the force controlling badass that you dream of becoming in real life. You’ll have more energy to play with, more projectile and AoE attacks, and do more damage with the force.
So, what kind of users should play as the Sith Inquisitor in Star Wars the old Republic? For starters, people that want to be evil. Very evil. If you like to be the guy that dishes out the damage then playing as the inquisitor and going the sorcerer route is a very good idea as well. If you thought that Emperor Palpatine was cooler than Darth Vader then this is certainly the class for you.