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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:07 PM
85/80/55 i think? (haven't logged on to check)
I mainly played factions when i played. Loved all the running around and such. This setup let me run when i needed, and dual one on one with any warrior/mage. with 2 kinds of healing maximum damage (at the time) with a para blow with gm resist life was easy for the most part with UO Assist.
Please give me ur input before i start to play again. Will this setup still work?
Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:24 PM
I would say go something like this
and 90 to play with whatever you want, maybe change stuff around to get up to gm parry or something. Just a few ideas. best thing to do is go on a test shard right now and toy around with templates. you wont get the exact setup you want as far as stats like hci dci and di but you can get a general idea of what you want.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:44 PM
Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:52 PM
Also, with regard to not using parry with a spear, theres been a change to parry (about 2 years ago i think). Parry now works with double handed weapons. Therefore even archers can parry effictively now with bows equipped.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 07:08 AM
go 120 weap skill and can lock poisoning at 80 and be effective.
get 4/6 chiv and keep karma neutral and can get by w/o anat/heal; (even as a red)
only drawback is inability to res red guildies (can res blue w/ noble sac)
This leaves room for alot
-very effective template, and also quite fun to play.
btw, hiding ftw, allways =p
Posted 27 June 2006 - 01:33 PM
As far as the resist comment you made earler. I am the type that realizes I am gonna die. Most likely alot. I want to build my char for alot of power, and not soo much defensive. Although I run with like 38dci and 110 parry, so I fare well. But I figure if I am gonna get my buff bar filled up with 6-8 red dots, I am gonna die regardless. I will just go get rezzed, come back and whoop some ass. However, I always have resists on my mage chars. Its the dexer ones that I just dont want to give up any offensive power to do it. I know guys who run without tactics just for resist, and I cant see giving up 100-120 points just to curb a para or curse. Just my opinion, as I die alot, soooo....
Posted 27 June 2006 - 03:44 PM
Take an archer...put on decent DI and mebee anat (archer should have anat/heal anyways since parry is useless on archer) and you will do 35 damage ai's w/ 0 tactics.
Add tactics...your AIs will still do 35.
Having tactics will increase the amount of damage you do on a non-special move hit, but that is about it. Id love to have tactics on every char I have, but there are just too many other more important skills. I dont think Ive had tactics on any char since before they nerfed ai I played a tactics mage some and used a hatchet.
I imagine it depends on the template...tactics would be nice sometimes. But most dexer templates these days...the pvp is jousting style. That means run around alot, hit once to bleed/disarm/lp, or what ever. Chase some more, get off another special. Fighting like this tactics doesnt matter. If you want to stand there and do massive damage on normal (non special) swings, then sure, get tactics...but have fun being para ganked is all im sayin =p
Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:00 PM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:21 PM
I was told to change it to:
Remember this is a factions char on Atlantic. I really wanna do damage when i hit someone (i have always liked a spear.. i still can't believe parry helps). so fill me in. i am open to anything right now. i just got my house and uo assist back and gettin ready to go.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:45 PM
110 fenc (can drop heal to 90 and go 120 fence if you want)
110 parry (or bushido) if you dont want parry
80 chiv (can leave heal 100, fence 120, and go 70 here if you want too)
=720 skill pts
Just an option. You can play with the skillset to get a feel of how you want to go, but 100 weapon skill will not cut it whatsoever nowadays.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:08 PM
= 720 skill pts
with this setup, can i still use a long spear and be effective and do damage? thanks
Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:13 PM
I am almost considering changing my archer into this.. hehe. But instead of archery, doing fencing. resist, doing poison, and instead of tact, doing ninjitsu. Kinda a weird hybrid power output character.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 05:39 PM
Well there is more than AIs tho. I use a swdsman that uses a bokuto/talon bite combo. I nerve em, switch out real quick, and hack away with the TB. I just recently redid the suit with my jackals from my retired archer, so I am at 150 dex. I swing incredibly fast. With 115 tact, 120 swds and little over 100DI, I do on average, 30s on normal hits, and 45+ on crushing blows. The majority I fight are necro/mages, who generally run around with crap phys resist. So I can usually take them out in 3-4 hits. It has been the template I have ran since damn near day one, with the exception of recently added in 90 bushido. I may try out taking tactics off and throwing in resist, but like I said, if I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die. I dont want to spend 100+ points just for the purpose of delaying that impending death due to 5000 poison, pain strikes, explos, FSs and withers. No amount of resist is gonna block that gank. But usually 1v1 if some guy paras me, I am free by the next hit, and confidence and heal through it, and hes back on the run. I find that people usually fight while running and usually just mini healing when they are 1v1 with me. So the trade off of power over resist, I go for power. There is nothing like seeing a mage drop in 2 hits with a TB! hehe..
Any reasonably intelligent mage will realize you have no resist eventually. At that point he will an ex por you, Cross field you w/ 2 energy fields (trapping you)
At that point its up to him how to finish ya...but yer dead in the water. Myself I like to put two ev's down next to the victim at this point, possible disarm him, maybee poison him, and watch as the ev's finish him =p
Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:57 PM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 04:00 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 04:30 AM
I agree with cutter though. I can stand being a mage in any game. Mages just arnt me im afraid. I have a Necro Pally which i enjoyed (why the hell does nobody count him?!?). Was a character i realy enjoyed being