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    Quote Originally Posted by pREDDY View Post
    lol ok thats hilarious, but no. bone shatter wrecks, why would i ever want to be in offensive stance?
    ... are you not channeling boneshatter from offensive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    ... are you not channeling boneshatter from offensive?

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    i do very much prefer staying alive over killing quicker and find that the hard rt and stance change is just overkill. things die pretty easily as is

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    Bone shatter is a great spell and is certainly able to carry a character through to cap. The thing with it is that as you gain levels there will be a lot of critters that are either outright immune to it or difficult ward with a high enough endroll to be effective. Not to mention having to dispel magical critters to ward them gets expensive fast. Also, as you get to higher levels, you'll want to stance up and channel 1106 more often anyway, giving you 3 sec of hard RT.

    Luckily, empaths don't have to choose between being effective bolters or CS casters, it's pretty easy to be effective at both. 2x in Spell Aim and eventually getting 50 ranks in Summoning lore is plenty to be effective with 111 and 118, And you'll already be pretty good with 1110 with the Transformation lore you have already. Setting up a macro or short script for each of those three spells will mean you're offensive for less then a second and the versatility will mean you don't have to refuse as many Adv guild tasks or avoid hunting grounds cause they have critters you can't deal with.

    Lastly, 3x in PF is nice, but it's hardly necessary unless you tanked STR or AGI.

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    alright so i bit the bullet.

    i had to drop 2x pf to 1x, fa to 1x and hp to 1x -1, but i'm now 2x spell aiming, 20 in manipulation lores, 20 in telepathy lores, and 20 in summoning lores. i can now web bolt and empathic assualt. new goals are to bring pf back up to 2x, and then continue lores as i'm not over trained in lores in order to have access to all the fun stuff.

    thank you all for the help

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    I think you are headed the right direction, but can you post your latest skills? I think it is really important to prioritize getting your PF back up to 2x as soon as possible as I hear this helps quite a bit for maneuver defense. It may be worth dropping HP back down to closer to 1x to do this.

    For reference, here is my Empath's training that I have really focused on refining over the last few months and am pretty happy with the results thus far (switching from pure CoL healer to pure GoS bolting/warding hunter/healer). I am not sure how much it helps though as my empath is almost double yours in levels. My next priorities are mastering GoS (at 12 right now), getting summoning lore up a lot, then probably increasing spell ranks (empath for CS and the others for capabilities).

    I haven't exactly nailed down this spellcasting thing (coming from playing a warrior), but I am finding when hunting warcamps (which I pretty much do exclusively), I am mostly using 118 (web bolt), 111 (fire spirit), 1106 (bone shatter), and a bit of 1110 (empathic assault). No specific order there (probably 111 and 1106 the most). Still running out of mana eventually after a long session of hunting with the lumnis brooch (even with enhancives), but temporarily making my warrior a mana battery for him, and don't expect this to be an issue when i master GoS at which point i can convert stamina to mana.


    Lexbubba's Empath (at level 92), your current skill bonuses and ranks (including all modifiers) are:
    Skill Name | Current Current
    | Bonus Ranks
    Armor Use..........................| 40 8
    Physical Fitness...................| 381 281
    Arcane Symbols.....................| 194 94
    Magic Item Use.....................| 194 94
    Spell Aiming.......................| 288 188
    Harness Power......................| 207 107
    Mental Mana Control................| 194 94
    Spirit Mana Control................| 194 94
    Spiritual Lore - Blessings.........| 165 65
    Spiritual Lore - Summoning.........| 117 29
    Mental Lore - Manipulation.........| 96 22
    Mental Lore - Telepathy............| 90 20
    Mental Lore - Transformation.......| 157 57
    Perception.........................| 194 94
    Climbing...........................| 160 60
    Swimming...........................| 140 40
    First Aid..........................| 194 94
    Spell Lists
    Major Spiritual....................| 40
    Spell Lists
    Minor Spiritual....................| 40
    Spell Lists
    Empath.............................| 113
    Training Points: 10 Phy 0 Mnt (1,600 Phy converted to Mnt)
    (Use SKILLS BASE to display unmodified ranks and goals)
    Last edited by lexbubba; 05-11-2020 at 01:37 PM.

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    i agree on prioritizing 2x PF. i'm also 5 lore shy of the 20 i need summoning lore

    my current skills

    Skill Name | Actual Actual
    | Bonus Ranks Goals In-Game Time to Goal
    Armor Use..........................| 40 8 8
    Physical Fitness...................| 189 89.338 48 31 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes
    Arcane Symbols.....................| 148 48 48
    Magic Item Use.....................| 148 48 48
    Spell Aiming.......................| 176 76 96 ASAP (will rise when points are available)
    Harness Power......................| 177 77.169 47 51 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes
    Mental Mana Control................| 147 47 47
    Spirit Mana Control................| 148 48 48
    Spiritual Lore - Summoning.........| 0 0 15 ASAP (will rise when points are available)
    Mental Lore - Telepathy............| 0 0 20 ASAP (will rise when points are available)
    Mental Lore - Transformation.......| 90 20 20
    Perception.........................| 148 48 48
    Climbing...........................| 105 25 25
    Swimming...........................| 50 10 10
    First Aid..........................| 185 85.675 48 18 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes

    Spell Lists
    Major Spiritual....................| 25 25

    Spell Lists
    Minor Spiritual....................| 20 20

    Spell Lists
    Empath.............................| 67 68 ASAP (will rise when points are available)
    Training Points: 66 Phy 0 Mnt (1296 Phy converted to Mnt)
    Last edited by pREDDY; 05-11-2020 at 08:14 PM.

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