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  1. #51
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    Shifted my skills a bit with the annual fixskill. I put CM to 1x and dropped my EL:E by 20 ranks and made a few other minor shifts in a couple of skills. I'm also thinking about dropping HP down to .5x here on out. Right now at 160 mana I rarely drop under 90 while out hunting and I can't fathom needing 300 mana or so when (if) he caps because he doesn't cast spells much, just ones to keep hunting (902, 506 and 909).

    [redux: Level: 53]
    [redux: Primary skills: 55]
    [redux: Secondary skils: 163]
    [redux: Tertiary skills: 55]
    [redux: Redux points: 1367.0]
    [redux: Spell ranks: 33]
    [redux: Your Redux estimates to be 5.73%.]

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    I'd stick with the 1x HP assuming you have 919, as you'll eventually start needing 919 to stay in offensive as a warmage in many hunting grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maerit View Post
    I'd stick with the 1x HP assuming you have 919, as you'll eventually start needing 919 to stay in offensive as a warmage in many hunting grounds.
    Won't have that spell, he's capped with spells he'll ever learn (MjE at 520 and Wiz at 913). Which is why I don't see a need for 300+ mana.

    I don't want to cut it out completely because moving up in higher AsG means higher spell hindrance, which means I will probably fail casts more frequently. Right now his 7% hindrance isn't really an issue for him, sometimes I might get a couple of failed casts in a row, but surprisingly I don't see hindrance failures all that often.

    I'm really hoping the Ascension skills will provide an exciting set of skills that I can train in to help boost his redux and hopefully allow him to wear chain mail with some sort of tolerable spell hindrance I can live with.

    By the time I hit cap - if possible - I should be able to patch together a few Armor Use enchancives + some extra ranks of AU through Ascension to get his AU skill to 130 so he can wear brig with the best 12% hindrance.

    Then I'll try out chain mail if they still plan on releasing an Ascension skill that reduces hindrance penalty, I'll be looking to train that. Then if I can find a paladin that's trained up Armor Fluidity to 4 or 5 ranks on top of it, chain mail might be very viable for my mage at cap. Right now I'm kind of playing the waiting game to how things progress as I keep working on leveling him up.

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    The journey continues:

    [redux: Level: 54]
    [redux: Primary skills: 56]
    [redux: Secondary skils: 166]
    [redux: Tertiary skills: 56]
    [redux: Redux points: 1392.0]
    [redux: Spell ranks: 33]
    [redux: Your Redux estimates to be 6.46%.]

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    Got knocked on my ass and took a pretty good hit, only received a minor. No stuns

    A greater faeroth tries to bite you!
    AS: +332 vs DS: +230 with AvD: +28 + d100 roll: +73 = +203
    ... and hits for 41 points of damage!
    Nice puncture to the back, just grazed the spine!

    I never really noticed how much bites hurt before - like getting hit with a two-handed bastard sword or two-handed trident in scale armor.


    I'm reluctant to really push further in levels until Ascension skills come out - I want to see what they offer and what it takes to train in the skills. This was my first hunt since I last leveled a week ago and it went pretty normal - took a couple of hits, just minors.

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    I haven't done much with him lately, still level 54. But I decided to drag him out to the arena in DR again to see how it goes.

    Only lost once out of the 15 matches because my connection hung....everything snapped back after about 30 seconds and a champ had me prone and down to 12 health. I couldn't cast anymore so I had to surrender.

    Only change is I moved from my 7x/T1 SWDW short-sword with lightning flares to my 6x/T2 FCW falchion with earth flares. I miss the outrageously high lightning flares that hit at times, but the extra weighting and DF from the falchion seems to cleave through the targets better.

    Only creatures giving me troubles are the champs with padding and high DS and the few creatures that might spawn with a ranged weapon and their offensive DS is around 340. That matches my AS range, so it takes a bit to STOMP and whittle them down. Most runs take him about 7 minutes.

    It's kind of dull. I don't know how folks do this over and over again.

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    My last run got interesting for about 20 seconds. Then back to normal as I pounded the piss out everything:

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    A scaly hisskra champion thrusts with an awl-pike at you!
      AS: +342 vs DS: +305 with AvD: +33 + d100 roll: +89 = +159
       ... and hits for 41 points of damage!
       Strike pierces gall bladder!
      That's gotta hurt!
       You are stunned for 3 rounds!
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >
    A scaly hisskra champion thrusts with an awl-pike at you!
    The energy surrounding you condenses into hard stone, softening the blow!
      AS: +342 vs DS: +285 with AvD: +33 + d100 roll: +39 = +129
       ... and hits for 14 points of damage!
       Hit glances off your hip.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    >stance d
    A scaly hisskra champion thrusts with an awl-pike at you!
    The energy surrounding you condenses into hard stone, softening the blow!
      AS: +342 vs DS: +281 with AvD: +33 + d100 roll: +52 = +146
       ... and hits for 26 points of damage!
       Minor puncture to the chest.
    >
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
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    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
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    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    You are still stunned.
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
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    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
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    You are still stunned.
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    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    You are still stunned.
    >stance d
    >stance d
    A scaly hisskra champion thrusts with an awl-pike at you!
    The energy surrounding you condenses into hard stone, softening the blow!
      AS: +342 vs DS: +281 with AvD: +33 + d100 roll: +42 = +136
       ... and hits for 20 points of damage!
       Minor strike to the neck.
    Annoying stun finally wore off so I could toss out sign of staunching, then by the time I killed this champ and got through the next two my, what was 81/182 health, was full again. Fast swings and a T2 blade is awesome. Even keeps the poison from the fog beetles from being dangerous to me.

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    After killing out 30K+ experience from the 3 dozen or so arena runs over the past couple weeks I cleared enough to make it to level 55! I'm still waiting for Ascension skills to be released before I really put any effort back into playing him.....slow bastards!

    [redux: Level: 55]
    [redux: Primary skills: 57]
    [redux: Secondary skils: 169]
    [redux: Tertiary skills: 57]
    [redux: Redux points: 1417.0]
    [redux: Spell ranks: 33]
    [redux: Your Redux estimates to be 7.21%.]

    Skills are as such:
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    (at level 55), your current skill bonuses and ranks (including all modifiers) are:
      Skill Name                         | Current Current
                                         |   Bonus   Ranks
      Armor Use..........................|     157      57
      Shield Use.........................|     156      56
      Combat Maneuvers...................|     156      56
      Edged Weapons......................|     157      57
      Physical Fitness...................|     157      57
      Magic Item Use.....................|      15       3
      Harness Power......................|     154      54
      Elemental Lore - Air...............|     128      34
      Elemental Lore - Earth.............|     117      29
      Perception.........................|     132      36
      Climbing...........................|     126      33
      Swimming...........................|     114      28
    
    Spell Lists
      Major Elemental....................|              20
    
    Spell Lists
      Wizard.............................|              13

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumpel View Post
    I'm still waiting for Ascension skills to be released before I really put any effort back into playing him.....slow bastards!
    Blame Duskruin... they certainly are!
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