Turning point: To modify or not to modify? (in General)


Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 8:25 AM EDT


Thanks to the SFBM strat I hit the 100k MPR mark a few days ago (I think) with help from an RoE. I've been thinking about that and the way that it'll affect my battle performance. So, here's my question.


Should I add a second minion or leave my strat alone? I'd like to hear suggestions on what I should turn it into if I hear a lot of "yea" responses.

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 8:30 AM EDT

And just to clarify, this was with my NCB char.

QBJohnnywas August 4 2006 8:39 AM EDT

Depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to indulge in some of the tank magic that's going around you really need to add another minion soon, to ensure that the second minion gets strong enough to be useful later.

And if you're going to add another minion you need to consider the fact that FB is damaging to your own team in melee, so you need to think about whether you want to change that spell to say MM...

But remember, if you add a second minion then your FB mage will be able to give it a friendly man hug when it's not happy!

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 8:50 AM EDT

I have a high-level ToE that can get rid of the excess damage, so that's out the window (I think). Any other ideas flowing into your head, JW?

QBJohnnywas August 4 2006 9:40 AM EDT

Like I said, what do you feel like doing? A tank added to the team, archer would give you a lot of damage, add a lower level melee weapon and you're away. Because you're using a ToE you can put heavier armour on the tank, that combination of AC and ToE aura works for a lot of people...

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] August 4 2006 9:45 AM EDT

How much money do you make? What gear do you have?

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 9:49 AM EDT

I'm making around 200 CB$ each victory. Why do you ask?

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] August 4 2006 9:58 AM EDT

I was really after a net per week amount , something like that. Without knowing this its hard to suggest strategy options. Eg. if you are buying BA for your NCB I wouldn't recommend trying to add a tank.

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 10:01 AM EDT

About that...I've been buying BA in the past few weeks... *sweatdrop*

QBJohnnywas August 4 2006 10:09 AM EDT

BL is right: With the NCB you won't be able to afford BA and keep a tank going. Trust me - unless you have a huge amount of money tucked away - or a huge loan to repay - you will not be able to run a decent tank if you plan to continue buying BA.

QBJohnnywas August 4 2006 10:12 AM EDT

However there hasn't been a better time to run a tank. If you can get hold of a decent weapon you can now upgrade the weapon pretty much at the same rate you upgrade the FB spell. And actually, running a TM won't require the weapon to be huge to do decent damage.

But do you want to buy BA?

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 6:32 PM EDT

I'm not buying any at the moment.

Maelstrom August 4 2006 6:41 PM EDT

I don't think you should add a minion: I'm quite happy farming you as you are :P

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2006 6:43 PM EDT

/me shakes his head and blinks at Maelstrom.

Maelstrom August 4 2006 6:53 PM EDT

Don't worry, I won't charge you for such sound advice :D

Seran [Hidden Agenda] August 14 2006 7:04 PM EDT

Well, that settles it; I'm now "tank-jacked".

(By tank-jacked, I mean that I now have a TM team.)
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