Shocking Grasp Archer? (in General)

QBJohnnywas July 14 2008 6:13 AM EDT

Presumably you can use SG the same way as CoC and equip a bow that will fire?

8DEOTWP July 14 2008 6:26 AM EDT


[LittleRed]Calynne July 14 2008 6:28 AM EDT

Actually, it'd be difficult because you already have to pump EXP into HP/STR/DX and Archery for an archer... and most have DM or AMF on them...

Do archers have the EXP to waste on SG? I don't think so, but that might just be me.

QBJohnnywas July 14 2008 6:30 AM EDT

You can run a CoC archer pretty well; if you use a ToA. Chuck on some evasion and a mage shield, which you can do these days...

XP dilution isn't actually the problem it might first seem if you stay single minion. I haven't tried SG with a bow, but presumably it will work the same. Might be a tough little cookie if you did it right.

[LittleRed]Calynne July 14 2008 6:34 AM EDT

An interesting concept, at least. :)

QBRanger July 14 2008 6:58 AM EDT

Instead of a bow, use a SoD.

No skill needed.

8DEOTWP July 14 2008 7:09 AM EDT

Evasion needed, of course. 8)
Or else you wont live to use SG!

QBJohnnywas July 14 2008 7:09 AM EDT

Yeah, that's the best option; ranged tank anyhow with DD melee. Seems like it's a better option lately.

Chuck on some NSCs, a mage shield, a ToA, some evasion, pump your cash into the ranged weapon your xp into the evasion and DD and boom!

Kong Ming July 14 2008 7:32 AM EDT

You can't have a MgS and DD...

QBJohnnywas July 14 2008 7:35 AM EDT

Sorry, going spare this morning - had a fire alarm; Of course you can't!

Train some AMF, then chuck on the BoM instead.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 14 2008 8:48 AM EDT

Or use an EXBow. ;)

MissingNo July 14 2008 10:38 AM EDT

I had the idea for this strat the moment it came out. I got CC to try it out during free retraining, but it doesn't work too well.

Colonel Custard July 14 2008 2:45 PM EDT

Reasons it didn't work:

I used an SoD, and GA rocked me. I only had about 2mil HP on my attacking minion, because I'd retrained a lot of XP into SG.
I didn't do enough damage nor hit often enough with the SoD, because I only had 1.8 mil ST and 1.3mil DX (or something, I don't remember exactly. Basically the ToA wasn't lvl 7mil).

I think it *could* work, assuming you didn't put ALL your Experience into SG, and did some balancing work on how much HP you would have, and maybe some Evasion (though I really think the biggest ranged threat is GA). And make sure you have a large ToA. The biggest in the game, last I checked, was under 4 mil because everyone with big tats apparently re-inked to EF.

Adminedyit [Superheros] July 14 2008 7:15 PM EDT

"Chuck on some NSCs, a mage shield, a ToA, some evasion, pump your cash into the ranged weapon your xp into the evasion and DD and boom! "

one big thing wrong with this. unless i'm seriously wrong, the MgS still nullifies all spells on who ever has it equipped

QBJohnnywas July 14 2008 7:20 PM EDT

yeah, pointed out above by Kong.

It was early when I wrote that!
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