ToE VS FF (in General)

bensonp April 16 2009 4:15 PM EDT

i am a SFBM and was wondering if it was worth while getting a ToE or a FF. If i use the FF i will get a AoJ and HoC. (would of got the HoC with thee ToE anyway) Just want to hear what people think

QBOddBird April 16 2009 4:24 PM EDT

of the two, I'd choose the FF. More offense, Fireball is best at killing during ranged, whereas Endurance is more for surviving longer (defense)

QBRanger April 16 2009 4:28 PM EDT

ToE is only good vs physical attacks. Vs those it will help you.

The FF will help you attack everyone.

Go with a FF or SF.

bensonp April 17 2009 3:58 AM EDT

will i be lasting long in melee. i am guessing the fireball on my mage will kill my familiar likewise it will kill my mage?

BadFish April 17 2009 4:01 AM EDT

No, you won't last long in melee. Fireball's strength lies in its ability to kill teams quickly... if you end up taking the fight to melee you will likely get slaughtered.
Your mage's fireball will indeed toast your familiar, but unless the opponent has Antimagic Field trained, your mage will not take damage from its own Fireball.

QBOddBird April 17 2009 4:02 AM EDT

yeah, during melee the fireballs will hit each other and kill each other. Steel Familiar is honestly a better choice, as it casts magic missile, which doesn't hurt you during melee.

Wizard'sFirstRule April 17 2009 7:26 AM EDT

it is irrelevant what happens in melee. If you hit melee with a solo-mage, you are toast (unless you are so clever with CoC or SG).

MM beats GA teams, while FB is better overall (including vs MM), it is a choice, but I say go FB.

Wizard'sFirstRule April 17 2009 7:27 AM EDT

as far as tattoo goes, RBF + SFBM still works, I think. If you are choosing between just ToE and FF, I say FF.

iBananco [Blue Army] April 17 2009 7:28 AM EDT

"RBF + SFBM still works, I think."
Combining a quick-kill spell with a tattoo designed for extended firefights seems like a poor choice.

Wizard'sFirstRule April 17 2009 8:08 AM EDT

the important thing is that RBF reduce AMF backlash, which lets you skim on HP more. You shouldn't get more than 1 round of damage with the RBF, your FB is the damage source. It was really popular a while back.

QBRanger April 17 2009 8:11 AM EDT

A SFBM is not worried about dying from AMF backlash.

For him/her/it the rule is Kill or be Killed-fast.

Your tattoo should compliment that rule.

IMO the 2 best are the FF, SF or even the HF. However, with the HF you lose wearing BGs for NSC.

Wizard'sFirstRule April 17 2009 9:13 AM EDT

doesn't less HP = more damage?

QBRanger April 17 2009 9:31 AM EDT

Certainly it does.

However is that better than having 2 damage dealers?

I do not believe so.
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