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    So, having great success on my soon to be capped bard. Leveled him up completely on this build so would just throw out that a bard UAC build is extremely viable and a lot of fun.

    Wanted to get advice on best way to spend remaining TPs:

    Skill Name | Current Current
    | Bonus Ranks
    Two Weapon Combat..................| 5 1
    Armor Use..........................| 160 60
    Combat Maneuvers...................| 198 98
    Brawling...........................| 296 196
    Ambush.............................| 108 26
    Multi Opponent Combat..............| 198 98
    Physical Fitness...................| 198 98
    Dodging............................| 198 98
    Harness Power......................| 198 98
    Elemental Lore - Air...............| 175 75
    Mental Lore - Telepathy............| 120 30
    Perception.........................| 198 98
    Climbing...........................| 150 50
    Swimming...........................| 170 70

    Spell Lists
    Minor Elemental....................| 30

    Spell Lists
    Bard...............................| 68
    Training Points: 564 Phy 76 Mnt
    (Use SKILLS BASE to display unmodified ranks and goals)
    Last edited by Fortybox; 03-09-2019 at 12:06 PM.

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    Tertiary skills are useful. MIU/AS - EMC also. Then there's the survival/FA option to start skinning as well. Can also boost your Telepathy ranks to improve the duration of Tonis and other spell songs.

    Out of curiosity, what is your weapon configuration? I've been toying with using a sonic weapon + KO Flaring gloves with ensorcell, and was considering adding in an esorcelled sprite flaring cestus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maerit View Post
    Tertiary skills are useful. MIU/AS - EMC also. Then there's the survival/FA option to start skinning as well. Can also boost your Telepathy ranks to improve the duration of Tonis and other spell songs.

    Out of curiosity, what is your weapon configuration? I've been toying with using a sonic weapon + KO Flaring gloves with ensorcell, and was considering adding in an esorcelled sprite flaring cestus.
    Thanks. I kind of wonder if working towards manipulation ranks would also help so that I could use 1030.

    I have 14 point, exceptionally padded augmented chain and use the 6x drama gloves/boots (ensorcelled) from Duskruin. I use a sonic cestus (flares work very well with the build) because I hate Simu and their stupid disarm mechanic. I'd eventually like to get better upgraded gloves/boots 8x+, permablessed, KO flares...whatever would be a good build basically.

    Nelemar is pretty easy and I can hunt there self-spelled:

    You concentrate intently, focusing all your energies.
    You explode into a fury of strikes and ripostes, moving with a singular purpose and will!
    You attempt to jab a siren!
    You have decent positioning against a siren.
    UAF: 587 vs UDF: 470 = 1.248 * MM: 95 + d100: 18 = 136
    ... and hit for 5 points of damage!
    Fancy twisting jab to side confuses foe!
    Strike leaves foe vulnerable to a followup grapple attack!
    You attempt to grapple a siren!
    You have good positioning against a siren.
    UAF: 587 vs UDF: 470 = 1.248 * MM: 95 + d100: 72 = 190
    ... and hit for 43 points of damage!
    Strong grasp to right hand! Wrist stretches like taffy!
    The siren starts to favor her wounded arm!
    You attempt to punch a siren!
    You have good positioning against a siren.
    UAF: 587 vs UDF: 464 = 1.265 * MM: 100 + d100: 59 = 185
    ... and hit for 47 points of damage!
    Quick chop crushes several fingers into uselessness!
    You attempt to punch a siren!
    You have good positioning against a siren.
    UAF: 587 vs UDF: 462 = 1.270 * MM: 105 + d100: 36 = 169
    ... and hit for 51 points of damage!
    Fast, painful strike to lower back.

    ** With a loud snap, a blast of energy bursts from your sonic cestus! **
    ... 40 points of damage!
    Hard blow to neck loosens head on shoulders.
    Quite fatal!
    The siren gives a plaintive wail before she slumps to her side and dies.
    The brilliant luminescence fades from around a siren.

    Your series of strikes and ripostes leaves you winded and out of position.
    Roundtime: 6 sec.
    Roundtime changed to 3 seconds.

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    tonis and UAC for the win.

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    1030 will be underwhelming at 1x songs unless you invest very, very heavily in the lore. But I am speaking from a pure bard standpoint which relies almost solely on that spell song.

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    Could be a good postcap goal, you will need 75 manip ranks and 121 bard ranks to max 1030. Iím a pure bard and would consider brawling as a postcap goal when I get there someday.


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    There are a couple of quick, cheap goals you can hit right at cap that would give you some immediate, comfortable benefits. I would go mental mana control to 30 to increase the effectiveness of 1040 on yourself as well as allow you to use charged crystal/blue wands as mana batteries. Then I would pick up 25 ranks of earth lore so that you can have the Elemental Guard Parry effect.

    After that it sounds like you want to take a dip into the pure path. If I were you, I would barrel down the spell rank training to increase CS and just use a mastered two handed instrument for increased 1030 DF now rather than picking up manipulation lore. You already have the brawling/defensive skills to keep you up while you're strumming your mandolin. The spell route I would suggest for you is a rush to Minor Elemental 75 for maxed out AS/DS/CS from Barrier/Targetting, then the rest in Bard. This route should compliment your main fighting style the best while you're pumping up your CS.
    Last edited by Zarston; 05-12-2019 at 09:44 PM.

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    My bard is 93, atm. He hunts Nelemar now also, (did bowels before Nelemar).

    This is his build, for comparison. He's not pure UAC, but more of a hybrid pure, although he used UAC exclusively until about level 85.

    Code:
      Skill Name                         | Current Current
                                         |   Bonus   Ranks
      Two Weapon Combat..................|       5       1
      Armor Use..........................|     160      60
      Combat Maneuvers...................|     160      60
      Brawling...........................|     290     190
      Multi Opponent Combat..............|     130      35
      Physical Fitness...................|     195      95
      Dodging............................|     195      95
      Harness Power......................|     193      93
      Elemental Mana Control.............|      50      10
      Elemental Lore - Air...............|     175      75
      Mental Lore - Manipulation.........|     170      70
      Mental Lore - Telepathy............|     105      25
      Survival...........................|     195      95
      Perception.........................|     120      30
      Climbing...........................|     140      40
      Swimming...........................|     170      70
      First Aid..........................|     195      95
      Trading............................|     140      40
    Spell Lists
      Minor Elemental....................|              47
    Spell Lists
      Bard...............................|              50
    I agree, UAC bards are a completely viable build and can succeed at any level.

    Gear is:

    6x HCP, SWDP aug chain
    4x T2 parasite gloves, T1 ensorcell
    5x T1 parasite boots, T1 ensorcell
    Last edited by Dantx; 05-16-2019 at 03:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantx View Post
    My bard is 93, atm. He hunts Nelemar now also, (did bowels before Nelemar).

    This is his build, for comparison. He's not pure UAC, but more of a hybrid pure, although he used UAC exclusively until about level 85.

    Code:
      Skill Name                         | Current Current
                                         |   Bonus   Ranks
      Two Weapon Combat..................|       5       1
      Armor Use..........................|     160      60
      Combat Maneuvers...................|     160      60
      Brawling...........................|     290     190
      Multi Opponent Combat..............|     130      35
      Physical Fitness...................|     195      95
      Dodging............................|     195      95
      Harness Power......................|     193      93
      Elemental Mana Control.............|      50      10
      Elemental Lore - Air...............|     175      75
      Mental Lore - Manipulation.........|     170      70
      Mental Lore - Telepathy............|     105      25
      Survival...........................|     195      95
      Perception.........................|     120      30
      Climbing...........................|     140      40
      Swimming...........................|     170      70
      First Aid..........................|     195      95
      Trading............................|     140      40
    Spell Lists
      Minor Elemental....................|              47
    Spell Lists
      Bard...............................|              50
    I agree, UAC bards are a completely viable build and can succeed at any level.

    Gear is:

    6x HCP, SWDP aug chain
    4x T2 parasite gloves, T1 ensorcell
    5x T1 parasite boots, T1 ensorcell
    I said screw it and went pure. Huge difference.

    UAC is kewl and all but pure bard melt fayce is just downright faster, easier and safer. They really need to nerf it.

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    What does your training look like now that you're pure - also, when is a good level to think about swapping to pure?

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