Single minion or three? (in General)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2006 6:54 PM EDT

Is there really any reason I should stay as a single minion?

I thought I'd get XP concetration. But, with three minions, I can just about keep the same level of concentration, if I specialise them.

At the moment, I have a single minion with roughly;

HP: 35.5%
ST: 8.8%
DX: 4.4%
BL: 2.2%
AMF: 31.1%
GA: 17.7%

Now, if I split the EO/ED onto another two minions I could get;

AMF: 33.3%

GA: 33.3% (A little high here, but I can add in a little EC!)

HP: 23.3%
ST: 5.8%
DX: 2.9%
BL: 1.45%

No PL, no AoI.

My tanks is a bit smaller, but I gain two 20HP meat shields. Very usefull for facing the large damage ELBows can now do during range, plus I'll get a little EC on top.

Is there any reaon why I should stay as a single minion? :/

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 24 2006 6:56 PM EDT

Plus, if the two 20HP minions do last to melee, any Tank hitting them will kill them instantly, but have to suffer burning from the Aura of my RBF.

BootyGod August 24 2006 7:14 PM EDT

I don't see one. Other then the cost and the adding of PR with no gain in stats. lol so I guess there is a reason. On the + side... you will be a better forger :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 24 2006 7:24 PM EDT

The first two minions take care of BL tanks with ELB's...sweet!

QBOddBird August 24 2006 9:14 PM EDT

I'd stay as one, but that's because I'm cheap. That's just one Corn you've gotta buy instead of two ;)

UncleKracker August 25 2006 1:38 AM EDT

Well, adding EC might help lower damage dealt to you. But at the same time, you're losing a lot of hit points from your tank (12.2%). Which might not be a good thing considering your dex and str are really low, so you really don't deal as much direct damage as other builds.

I would go into detail, but I don't know whether ToA tanks (whether it be a 1 minion or 4 minion team) die from GA/RoBF before killing you.

You could do 2 minions easy though.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 25 2006 3:48 AM EDT


EO and ED. I could do two minions.

It wouldn't really lower my Main's HP, and I could still add a small EC to him, while keeping a 70/30 AMF/GA split on the other minion.

Only need one corn then. ;)

At least it's one round versus massive ELBows! And if I'm lucky, the second minion might even live past a couple of FB rounds, with the Aura reduction to a spread FB from my RBF.

And it's another pain for BL tanks if we start the fight in melee.

Two minions it is then! ;)

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