The resemblance to the soul hunter/Purifier weapon was on purpose ;) Also, the wiki link includes quite a good picture for the Khalai version of the weapon if we want to make model variations or decide we're gonna go with a Khalai instead.
Hum, we'd basically be making the Purifier now...!
True. But there is a clear destinction when you take into account the multiple female units of the terran. And, as both Protoss females seem high-ranking, they clearly are not male-dominated or anything.
He needs a cloak of course. Best idea would be to have non energy using cloak like dts that only cloaks when he's not attacking; so you see him attacking but go to try and kill him, he just turns tale and cloaks auto as long as hes doesn't have another target. If he did have a melee sword weapon it would be so cool see him suddenly appear, slit a marines throat, and instantly vanish. Visually decloaking would be like wavy horizontal lines likes he's phasing in and out of exsistence (ie fringe like lol)
Need a toss sniper rifle, something visually like the old mothership attack with the elongated detached beam. Not like a ray were its connect at both ends but a bolt of energy (purple colored). Also needs the properties like the raynor gun where it kills every unit alobg the path of the plasma bolt.
+1 for female unit. Loved to here a selendis type voice for a usable unit.
Another idea for a spell would be like a possesion that forces the sniper into the body of a single enemy unit and be able to control it without your enemey knowing it.
Or what about instead of the purifier version of a nuke, have the sniper sacrifice itself tassadar style suiciding itself to combine all energies in a very large damaging wave with similar stats to a nuke.
Do the nerazim even have females besides whatshername? I've seen female Khalai and Khalai who lose their psionic parts that connected them to the Khala and basically became nerazim because of no link with everyone. Maybe it should be a Khalai like that.
There's no reason they shouldn't have females apart from Raszhagal, she is just the most known one due to being the one that did most of the talking with Adun when he saved them, and I think she ended up the leader of the Nerazim after that (Only read the first two books of the DT saga for now, still have to read the third, so I dont know much of the more "recent" protoss history)
I dont think protoss females are rare at all, or that they don't fight, just that the guys writing the story use a lot less females than males. (List ALL female characters ingame sc lore. Selendis, Raszhagal, Kerrigan, Mira Han, Hanson, Nova and that one dudette thats part of the Hyperions crew is all I can remember. Yea, medics and some units are female, but theyre not real characters. Now compare that to the number of male characters. And there are less protoss characters in total anyway afaik)
I guess blizzard is being slightly sexist when it comes to protoss units and forgetting about females.
Edit: Oh yea, and Lockwell from the news is another female character. Still not that many...
Alright, done with my first idea, cant really get any other ideas as making a gun look protossy is... well... hard...
So yeah, its not exactly a "gun" :p
It looks the same on both sides, with the exception of that "Shield" I drew below being on the outer side.
Yes, the inner side looks dull around where the arm is... But it's the bloody inner side of a weapon. What's supposed to be there? I guess we could cover it up with a shield as on the other side if you guys dont like it the way it is, so that the dudes arm would be stuck in the middle of the weapon.
Also, the symbol-thingy-in-a-circle on the left of the shield should be the player decal.
Most of the edges around the weapon are sharp, so it can be used as a melee weapon as well.
Sorry that I didn't edit the image in photoshop beforehand, my comp died, and my image editing software with it, and im stuck on a crappy laptop >.>
EDIT: Oh yea, colors are the usual Nerazim platinum with emerald decorations (so the crystal and stuff are emerald)
The weapon fires beams from the spiky things at the end of it, energy comes from the crystal. Beam models can be the Soul Hunter beams that can be found in the previewer.
I'm working on polishing and coloring your sketch in photoshop right now (: if you don't mind tho :p
I'll just throw some ideas around. Here's the Vindicator picture (SG Ghost unit). His weapon looks better for a sniper than the previous Purifier I posted. The Vindicator was a slow but strong infantry unit, with a powerful beam attack. Vindicator would be a good name for this unit.
The Protis Sniper could also inherit a few more ideas from this unit. It looks like he uses a mask covering part of his face, but unlike Zeratul and DTs it is a plating mask, more like Urun's mask/helmet. At least one of the Vindicator's nerve cords is linked to his weapon and that's a great idea as well, maybe the ones that aren't linked to the weapon were cut off like DT's.
I don't quite know what it is about the observer, but it just seems like a sniper to me.
Silently spinning in the air. Never revealing itself. Always watching. I don't think even the protoss know what goes on in the mind of an observer. If it was given a weapon to shoot with the entire universe would be in grave grave danger.