Omg. This is so confusing. See, my plan with Maidae has been a long while to do monk-monk-barbarian-fighter-monk-monk. But I wasn’t going to TR Maidae while Cerge was levelling, so I’ve been running raids and epics on Maidae when I haven’t been running Thazara (or the others). Since U19, I’ve felt like Maidae’s dps has gone down a lot, and she’s not as good of a toon. But I keep getting surprised over and over of how well she manages. I’ve still been running a little bit of byoh ee’s on her, and yes, she can’t tank the bosses, and she does die, but not really any more than anyone else. I’ve also done a few ee VON6 and ee ADQ raid on her, and she self heals with cocoon and melees. She’s not as good as Thaz, on Thaz I feel confident that she can handle most situations, while Maidae? I expect Maidae to suck and die. 🙂 I was very happy today when I got to ‘rescue’ one of my friends who was soloing Through a Mirror Darkly ee. He lagged or dc’d, I don’t know, I saw him die then dc, so maybe he was frozen. He offered free ee chest and completion, that’s why I was in the party. I jumped in, kited the mobs around til I got him raised and then helped melee a bit (even managed to insta kill one with quivering palm). 🙂 Even though it was very little, it still felt very good to not be the one who needed rescuing.
Anywho, to get to the point. I hope to get Cerge to 20 next week, after which I will start running epics and raid flagging on him. When Cerge hits 20 I want to TR Maidae into a barbarian. If there is one class I hate having in my party when I play Thaz, it’s the barbarian. The barbarian may carry major dps, but he also takes damages very easily, and more than often I’ve run with the 2 shot dead barb. 1k hp and still dead in 2 hits. So they require constant healing to be any good. I don’t want to be one of those barbs, so I want my barb to have evasion and umd. What I didn’t think of at first was that barbs run around a lot in raged form, which means you cannot use scrolls or cast cocoon.
I haven’t yet been able to decide on a build, but if anyone wants to take a look, here’s my forum thread about the matter: The classic evasio barb?
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day/ week. 🙂