Another annoying newb question (in General)

cookie dough August 12 2007 3:06 PM EDT

I've recently changed strats from a mage to an archer. Now I need to know what to spend my money on.
This is what I have.
SoD [5x455] (+46)
AoM (+10)
ToA 276,000, Max tattoo 285,000

This is what I need.
More powerful SoD. (I'm renting one twice as big and I still don't go over WA) Should I upgrade it, or get a new one?
No cracks on the ToA being to powerful!

QBRanger August 12 2007 3:14 PM EDT

The HOC is the first thing you need.

That extra round of combat can make all the difference.

BGs are another essential item for a missile type tank.

Your SOD is ok, how much under your weapon allowance are you?

You can always rent EB's and if you cannot, do not worry, they should be the last thing you get.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 12 2007 4:24 PM EDT

Be careful with GA teams SoDs and there splash damage don't like em.

cookie dough August 12 2007 8:27 PM EDT

My SoD is 6 mill NW And I have 7.5 mill exp

Miandrital August 12 2007 8:49 PM EDT

Think about it this way:

BGs - give around a 30% boost to damage for a cheap pair. Multiply that by 3 (for each round of ranged) and you get around a 90% boost to damage.
HoC - gives one extra round, so that is a 33% boost to damage.
EBs - can potentially give you another hit, but that is not a guarantee by a long stretch. I would say at best they give a 10% boost to damage.

Obviously a larger SoD will boost your damage, but I would suggest getting BGs first. I would wait on the HoC to see what jon does with the next changemonth (he reintroduced the RoE after the prices went up to 4 mil, the HoC is at 5 mil right now).

An semi-related piece of advice: train a decent size DM on your character, and a base protection. GA really owns SoD + Ex shot, my 400k GA on Tony the Tigah was enough to cause ToA Slingshotters to kill themselves in one round.

lostling August 12 2007 10:11 PM EDT

get BGs... HOCs are way too expensive atm (bought mine for 2mill way back) most likely jon is gona do something about them soon hehe... BGs work better on SODers because of this ;) using a +10 BG = 30% 100% 40% 40% 40% 40% (max potential damage) 260% provided with expshots pretty easy to get a stack now a days 130% 52% 52% 52% 52% 338% ;) hehe there you go a whooping 78% increase in damage ;) i have some BGs i could lend you to test ^^ CM or PM me

QBOddBird August 13 2007 12:41 AM EDT

You should be good with that ToA for a while, since it is the ultimate brokenly powerful tattoo. Should handle your PTH for quite a while.

Get that HoC first. Most important item on your list.

BG's will be next, of course.

It'll be straight SOD after that, worry about adding NW to your armor just bit by bit as you go, pump that SoD's X and worry about + a little at a time, the ToA's ridiculous PTH should handle things by itself mostly.

Oh, and vote for Forgers to get a boost. ~_^ lol...poor forgers
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