EH or MCM (in General)

sooka October 23 2007 10:59 PM EDT

I guess it's a little late being that I invested in EH already... but I was wondering what you all thought about running EH vs. MCM on a DD mage? EH's penalties are small and there is a loss of AC, but having no negative effect on skills/DX seems to make up for that, especially if you are running evasion, no?

sooka October 23 2007 11:01 PM EDT

I forgot to mention the magic resistance, but I'm sure that is without saying.

lostling October 23 2007 11:14 PM EDT

i would rather use a ROBF or a TOE lol... but EH or MCM... its hard to decide... if you have trouble basically surviving the 1st few rounds EH would be good... if not i rather use MCM

Nerevas October 23 2007 11:20 PM EDT

I vote EH, by far. And not because I just sold you one =p

(seriously, EH.)

sooka October 23 2007 11:23 PM EDT

lost, I would have a TOE on another minion, and <3 2 u, Nerev >;)

BootyGod October 23 2007 11:55 PM EDT


Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 24 2007 10:07 AM EDT

EH, DD resistance, FTW!

Tezmac October 24 2007 10:13 AM EDT

EH only if Jon ever adds reduction to magical GA damage return to it.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 24 2007 10:17 AM EDT

That was the only reason I ever suggested it Tez... you're saying it doesn't work?

j'bob October 24 2007 11:01 AM EDT

GA is why I'm moving toward more ac on my damage dealer. I'm using an MCM on him. I have the EH also and like the MCM. (not that i'm anyone to be giving advice!!!)

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] October 24 2007 11:42 AM EDT

I dropped my mcm in favour of the EH... then eventually switched back. The larger AC and zero penalties gave it a boost, and the fact that it adds less to your pr was a main deciding factor... the fact that I could beat all the people in my list already was also the key. The again I now run a 3 minion team with a FB mage as my main damage dealer.

I vote MCM

Tezmac October 24 2007 12:36 PM EDT

No, the EH does not protect against magical GA backlash. I tested it a long time ago, that's why I sold mine.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 24 2007 12:39 PM EDT

Either that the silliest design ever, or a bug... *feels a rant laden post coming on*

Tezmac October 24 2007 1:02 PM EDT

Here is my test. Ignore my first post as that was AMF backlash. It's the 3rd post from the bottom or so.

Tezmac October 24 2007 1:03 PM EDT

Oops. Rather here.

Talion October 24 2007 1:58 PM EDT

All I know is that as long as I have been part of CB, this little note appears next to GA damage type in the wiki: (damage type is currently contested)

sooka October 24 2007 6:15 PM EDT

that is strange that it doesn't effect GA backlash, does it help with AMF backlash at all?

Mikel October 24 2007 7:09 PM EDT

If you are considering an EH, then I'd go with TSA. CoI + AG's to overcome the -10% DD from the TSA, and nothing else in this game can make up for the bonus HP that it gives. AC + HP Regen. The + isn't all that important to a non Tank.

sooka October 24 2007 7:41 PM EDT

I was thinking TSA, but I'm already going to use one on my wall... I really like the idea of the EH, think it could be a rival armor set with some changes.
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