Strat question: which DD spell? (in General)

Maelstrom April 19 2006 5:34 PM EDT

I've always used FB, but it seems with my current two-tank character, my FB gets too dispersed between opponent minions and my own once I get into melee.

What do you think, should I switch to MM or CoC, or stick with FB?

A Bathing Ape April 19 2006 5:37 PM EDT

I would go with magic missile.
You will have the tank getting the front
and the MM getting the back.
Thats double penetration which is an important key in breaking down the oppositions' defence.

good ol]Newmcyo April 19 2006 5:38 PM EDT

In cb1, I would suggest FB, but seeing as cb1 is dead, buried, and eaten, CoC would prolly be your best way to go...

QBPixel Sage April 19 2006 5:40 PM EDT

MM! =D

Maelstrom April 19 2006 5:41 PM EDT

Oh, another thing: my battles currently don't take too many rounds - normally not more than 6 or so, and they often finish in ranged. Without many melee rounds, I don't know if CoC is really worth it.

Of course, maybe with CoC I could beat other people...

[Cb2]Fool April 19 2006 6:34 PM EDT


"That's double penetration which is an important key"

Maelstrom April 19 2006 6:39 PM EDT

Yup, I laughed at that too, but didn't want to bring attention to it ;)

So is MM actually good these days?

Xenko April 19 2006 6:51 PM EDT

MM is good in that it attacks the rear minion, does good damage, and also attacks from first round.

And if you traded FB for CoC, your battles would likely last longer in the melee part, since you wouldn't be doing as much damage in the ranged rounds.

Personally, I'd go with MM in order to get that Double Penetration people are so enthused about.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 19 2006 7:30 PM EDT

Four minions is an ideal set up for CoC, but if you don't last long into melee, you might be better with MM.

A Bathing Ape April 19 2006 8:23 PM EDT

It's ok... i know my plan is genius (to say the least)

Maelstrom April 19 2006 8:55 PM EDT

Well, double penetration certainly sounds fun. I mean, it's the sort of thing you should try at least once, right? And if I don't like it, I can always go back to the usual straightforward... umm... I'd better stop there.

So no votes for FB? MM it is then!

Maelstrom April 19 2006 9:09 PM EDT

Well, it seems to work well. I can still beat all the same people, there are a couple more I can beat, and I last longer against some that I still can't beat - but I'll get them soon!


smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 19 2006 9:10 PM EDT

"Well, double penetration certainly sounds fun. I mean, it's the sort of thing you should try at least once, right?"


I have CoC on my strat and i thought it worked pretty well (because of the higher damage dealing once melee comes into play), and it would catch up to the equivalent in damage in only a few rounds into melee that MM wouldve done in ranged and melee. But yea, if your not winning against people with mages in the very back, then i would go with MM, yea.

deifeln April 19 2006 9:10 PM EDT

MM is the way to go. I currently roll with a MM mage and a score is 4x my MPR...I think it is successful.

QBsutekh137 April 19 2006 11:04 PM EDT

I'll vote FB. It's strong, spreads (sometimes that is a good thing), and is as powerful as MM at the very least. Want to waste some worthless enchanters? FB is the way to do it.

If you are a single minion, FB is the only way to do it. If you are going more minions, then leave the FB. The FB has no need of you.

Maelstrom April 20 2006 12:13 AM EDT

Sut, as stated, I have 4 minions, including two tanks. Indeed, The FB has no need of me - MM seems to like me better :)
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