I was running my monk yesterday and I just realized how good I have it when running my cleric. I mean she has just about everything. She’s got all the good mass buffs (remove fear, aid, protection from evil, shield of faith, protection from elements, death ward and spell resistance), the same ones as solo buffs plus energy resist and night shield. She carries (usually wands) for remove poison, disease, curse, blindness, and scrolls of greater restoration. She can heal/cure almost anything and she carries scrolls as backup (about 200 scrolls of heal, 100 cure mod mass, and 60 resurrection). But I believe the best things are still the bursts and aura. Even with only 10 turn undeads atm, I keep the aura going all the time for free heals to myself and anyone in range. When I run into undead I do burst + implosion, and not many undead are still standing after that.
So, when I was running my monk fighting undead in necro 2, I kept wanting to use bursts and aura 🙂 And every time I was as annoyed over the fact that I couldn’t. The second thing I was missing was death ward. Maidae only has one clicky of death ward that lasts for 7 minutes. Which in a quest like Tomb of the Shadow King is like nothing. But, since my monk is helf with cleric dilettante she can use different kinds of wands and scrolls (2 which I needed frequently in necro 2 were restoration and cure critical wounds).
Another thing I noticed when running my monk, was that with her I quickly start suffering from invincibility syndrome. I have never wanted to lead a party through quest before, but on my monk I’m always feeling like “oh, I could solo this”, so I keep running ahead (unless someone else is doing that). She’s just so darn tough 🙂 She can easily take out groups of mobs solo, and traps usually don’t hurt more than a mosquito bite (well, sometimes a little more, but she can still run through them without dying). 🙂 Of course, feeling like you’re invincible might make you play a bit non-carefully, but I am still keeping an eye on my health bar, and retreat to heal myself if I start taking too much damage. But what I apparently don’t do when playing my monk, is pay too much attention to the others health bars 🙂 Maidae is always ready to kick butt, or help others when they need it, but she will not worry about others health unless they’re incapacitated (when she will throw them a cure), or dead (when she will raise them or carry them to a shrine).
Ok, that’s all from me for now. Take care and see you around Orien.
P.S. Since I’m trying to learn to take in game pics (i.e. remember to do it), here’s a pic of Thaz meleing in Searing Heights after running epic Bargain of Blood: