Mithril Curiass a lost cause? (in General)
With the introduction of the TSA which serves as decent non-ToA tank armor (also reducing DD). And also the AC which has 5 more base AC and a cheaper upgrade curve. Is it even worth it to equip this MC anymore?
September 24 2006 5:50 PM EDT
The MC is maybe a good alternative for the Adam.
The MC is good for a medium sided wall which doesn't like the huge penalties of the adam.
But for a tank, the MC outlived its usefulness. Ahh i could remember my string bikini back in cb 1 so much protection for such a small area
September 24 2006 6:35 PM EDT
IMO, MC is only good for CoC mages who want to use heavier AC. I believe NSFY hit 227 AC with his CoC mage.
September 24 2006 6:42 PM EDT
A MCM and Kite Shield gives just as good protection for mages with far far less penalties.
A mage with a shield.... Gary Gygax must be having a coniption right about now...
September 24 2006 10:16 PM EDT
Like all things in "the middle" the MC seems...uneventful. This is a game of concentrations. But for a balanced team that just wants something decent, the MC works quite well.
September 25 2006 12:01 AM EDT
*shrugs* Great for someone wanting to go WallTank. That's a lot more AC than a TSA offers.
Adams are dirt cheap nowadays though. I agree, MC is now almost completely useless. I think Miandrital was probably correct in pointing out that mages can use it, but Ranger was also correct in stating that MCM is a far better choice. MC is only decent the way a compound bow is: maybe useful for somebody starting out, but not much place for it elsewhere.
I will agree with Ranger's claim that an MCM + Kite shield has slightly lower penalties than an MC, and can potentially get similar AC. All I know, though, is that I spent less than 1 million for 92 AC (MC +57), and can't imagine getting that kind of AC for twice that amount of cash any other way.
Easy, just get an adam, a large one shouldn't run you more than two million. The prices of both pieces of equipment are low, low, low.
September 26 2006 3:34 AM EDT
If anybody doesn't want their MCs, then send them to me care of my character The Clash. I'll look after them well.
But seriously, if you need ac on a char they are perfect. You don't have to have an Adam.
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