The game keeps changing. We know this. If you want to be on top, you need to keep up. I donno. End game people keep looking for the strongest solo builds with the latest tools available, while me I want to make solid builds that work even without the newest cool thing. Why? Because I don’t do change that fast. When the end game scene changes, I don’t rebuild my toons to get the most out of it. I stick with the build I have and maybe make some minor adjustments to not suck completely. The funny is, my cleric Thazara, I made her build some time early spring 2012 (greater reincarnate, I made Thaz in August 2011), when cap was 20. It was a build that was mostly healer, with a bit of secondary dps in the form of spells and melee. When I was running ee’s in tree form this summer, I had to learn to play her differently… and when they fixed tree, I went back to her original style. With ED’s, this style has shown me to be very effective. No, she isn’t a solo ee build. She’s meant to be a party helper and secondary dps. But running in Shiradi lately, the highest crit I’ve seen was 3.7k evil damage. 🙂 I’ve never seen any of her offensive spells hit that hard before. Anywho, I got sidetracked. Here’s a run down of my current long-term plan for my played toons.
Thazara is xp capped and has all ED’s xp capped. She’s in my opinion my best and strongest toon, and the toon I feel comfortable bringing into ee’s. I mostly run in Shriadi ED, but for ee FoT I switched to US. My plan with Thaz is still the same as before: try to collect all the favor I can, and run ee’s for fun and items. On the favor front, she’s missing MA & LoB elite, and then I should try and 6-star some challenges. Thaz is my oldest toon and ppl keep telling that she’d be stronger if I TR’d, but that’s the whole point. I want to prove to everyone that a 1st life caster cleric can do just as well in end game as a multiple TR. Also, with the time I’ve put on collecting favor, I don’t want to lose it with TR.
Maidae is meant to be my end game monk. I asked on the forums a good while back what past lives I need for the best end game monk, I was told I should get 3x monk, barbarian and maybe fighter. I plan to get these and maybe paladin. I have no idea what kind of build I will do for her final life, but the game will have changed a lot by then, so no point in thinking about that right now. Also, I only TR one toon at a time, while I run epics and raids on 2 toons, so I level pretty slow. Maidae is currently on her 3rd life.
Cerge was supposed to be my end game sorcerer. I was told that the best end game caster has 3xwiz, 3xsorc and 3xfvs, maybe 1xcleric past life. As I don’t have that much time to play, and I still have a lot of classes I’ve never played, I decided that I want to get those past lives, and do completionist. Currently I plan to do a different class every time I TR, and I want to stay as wf throughout, if I only can. As I started as sorcerer, I also decided I want to do the classes in group order, first arcanes, then divines, then other magical classes and last the pure melees. So, to start with I’m thinking sorcerer-wizard-bard-fvs-cleric… then maybe druid, ranger, paladin, etc. I may change my mind on the way. I also want to run some end game stuff and raids before every TR to try out the class and build.
Jarvanna my druid. This toon I only made to have a toon to run with my sister with. She’s currently level 16 and has been levelling very slow. Even though I do get excited about this toon and would like to try her out some more, I’m staying with my sis. We’re currently running Gianthold, and will most likely run Vale after and flag for shroud. I would like to TR this toon, and if I do I’ll most likely go druid again.
Keronna is also a just for fun toon. This is the toon I run with the static group on Cannith. We just TR’d and I’m making her a quarterstaff focused pm monk. Probably not the most efficient end game build, but the cannith group isn’t end game focused. I enjoy end game, but the little bit of end game and raiding I’ve done on this toon was done outside of the static group. I do want to test her out and see what she can do when we reach epic levels again, but that is a while off. I’m sure we’ll TR again, and I don’t know what I’ll make her next time.
On Orien I also have 2 iconics and 4 bank toons, that do not have their bank space maxed. I need to run my bank toons some time, but I don’t really have any interest in it.
Okidoke. That’s all for now. Ty for reading and have a wonderful day.