Time for tweaking (in General)
Is there anything I should do to eak a little more performance out of my team?
A couple of things first. I'm not going to get a thrid minion. I'm limited to what I can do with my existing pair. I'm not going to use a Ranged wepaon. My full WA is going to be used up on my Melee weapon.
Phantom Link: 9,000 (16,200)
Antimagic Field: 40,887 (?)
Ablative Shield: 53,428/20,000 (26,724)
A Pair of Leather Boots  (+1)
A Pair of Leather Gloves  (+1)
A Cabasset 
A Rune of Solitude lvl 629,187
An Amulet of Invisibility  (+10)
Evasion: 33,500/25,000 (25)
Ethereal Chains: 0/50 (20)
Protection: 0/1,000 (4)
A Trollskin Armor  (+15)
A Cloak  (+3)
A Pair of Elven Boots  (+24)
A Pair of Leather Gloves  (+4)
A Cabasset  (+2)
A Mage Shield  (+26)
An Amulet of Focus  (+4)
A Vorpal Blade [75x225] (+40)
The basic idea was to build a Tank around an AoF. Have a high Evasion because of it, and take advantage of an increased ED from the first minion.
Apart from increasing gear, which will come with cash, any changes I should make?
November 15 2006 7:06 AM EST
I think that aside from gear there is not much you can change. You may want to add a small weapon to the enchanter so that you get the occasional damage from that but overall it is a pretty decent strategy.
November 15 2006 7:14 AM EST
You know what I'd consider: taking off the mage shield. And using a DM on your tank rather than filling that slot with EC. You would only have to build it for a while then leave it once it was big enough. Then you could also make better use of that protection (ie increase)for both your minions. You've already got AMF and a TSA to reduce DD attacks.
If you're building an evasion tank, then in theory (note that word lol) your main weakness will be mages. So I would actually focus your team on being to take out mages rather than trying to build a tank buster. Because, in theory, (lol) if it works the way it's supposed to you don't need to think about tanks. So: multi mage teams rely on EDs. Nuke em. Single mages - just up that AMF....
Not much of a tweak really - just a change of focus....
November 15 2006 7:16 AM EST
You are using an AoF on the tank. This means any EC the opponent casts on your tank will be magnified that much. You can get DBs for evasion.
Maybe add a ranged weapon to this mix, lose 1 round in melee but gain 3 in ranged.
Maybe a Sod or Elb
Thanks for all the responses. :D
"I think that aside from gear there is not much you can change. You may want to add a small weapon to the enchanter so that you get the occasional damage from that but overall it is a pretty decent strategy."
Gear. Always my bane! ;) I'm not a fan os using a wepaon on the E. It would need Stats to do anything, which would take away from AMF/AS, and is then open to GA/RoBF damage.
"You know what I'd consider: taking off the mage shield. And using a DM on your tank rather than filling that slot with EC. You would only have to build it for a while then leave it once it was big enough. Then you could also make better use of that protection (ie increase)for both your minions. You've already got AMF and a TSA to reduce DD attacks."
I'm really torn over this. Really. I love the MgS to bits, but GA does hurt me. Being able to pump Protection on my tank would be good, get more use out of the AoF. :)
But I hate giving up the MgS.... I suppose a high MS would make the transition easier.
"You are using an AoF on the tank. This means any EC the opponent casts on your tank will be magnified that much. You can get DBs for evasion."
Yup. That's why I'll be using Elven Gear. I still need EG and EC. This will not only bump my stats to lower the effectiveness of EC, but also increase my Evaison even more.
DB is no go. No unreduceable defensive Dex.
"Maybe add a ranged weapon to this mix, lose 1 round in melee but gain 3 in ranged.
Maybe a Sod or Elb"
I was using a SoD. At the moment i have no WA left, and my large Melee wepaon is letting me kill everyone I had on my fightlist, and more. Maybe when my WA overtakes my VB I'll use a SoD again.
But I don't want to split my WA between two wepaons.
I'm really torn on the MgS issue...
Got 10 BA back while typing my post above. Unequipped my MgS and beat the top ten in my fightlist without it.
Doesn't seem like I need it. :/
Will it be of more help higehr up though, or should I really consider MS + DM? :/
If I'm using an RoS, it seems to be a waste not to use DM with AMF...
November 15 2006 8:09 AM EST
Losing the mage shield:
cons: less defense against mages.
pros: ability to use those slots for ED and EO properly. Because there's not just protection to think about; you could alternatively use VA.
Does the mage shield reduce the evasion by any amount?
November 15 2006 8:15 AM EST
Looks like you've got your answer. I'd put the mage shield aside until later on. A third minion might be more use higher up, Wall......
It reduces Evasion by less than 1% ;)
Actually, thinking aobut it, I can trade my + 26 MgS for Protection, and when I get to (26) I've got the same protection versus DD that the MgS provided, plus it works for physical damage *and* protects my front minion from FB/CoC Spread! :D
November 15 2006 8:26 AM EST
GL, protection is cast on all minions. But, it can be nerfed by opponent's DM, unlike the MgS.
November 15 2006 8:35 AM EST
Nice looking strategy you have there GL :)
I think DM is good for you too, eliminating all the ED your opponents are casting is like wasting their XP. I like your strategy, might consider setting up something like yours since I've got all the gears I need :)
November 15 2006 8:39 AM EST
Chuck, he's using a RoS which should be able to protect most if not all of the protection.
Chuck. That's what the RoS is for. ;)
November 15 2006 8:51 AM EST
But one thing to note is your DM and protection may be affected by your TSA's penalty to magic.
Yeah. They are. :)
Small price though.
November 15 2006 11:22 AM EST
Wouldn't adding DM partially nerf his AMF?
the RoS protects verses all DM, even your own...
November 15 2006 11:45 AM EST
Oh. Didn't even notice that. Nevermind then. Sounds like a good strategy then.
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