Building the ultimate Mage (in General)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 27 2010 8:42 AM EDT

How would you do it?

First of all, which DD? A Ranged one, to start pumping out punishing Damage as soon as possible. Or a Melee one for the massive hits generated? If Melee, how do you plan to live through Ranged?

Which minion count? Single to concentrate most XP into your DD, or multiple for Kill slots.

Which Tattoo? RoBF for AMF backlash reduction. DD Familiar over training DD on the mage?

What items for your Mage? NSC or stacking AG/BoE/CoI/SB to get the most plus to your spell level?

How would you build yours?

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] September 27 2010 8:58 AM EDT

decay + nsc + ef

single minion

TheShazbot September 27 2010 8:59 AM EDT

Mine would look like:

Fireball / DM w/Hal / DM

Full plus to spell level as AMF is usually dispelled.

Oh wait, that's what I'm doing right now - and it works well. Has some weaknesses, but - that's to be expected.

QBOddBird September 27 2010 9:04 AM EDT

2 minions

CoC mage w/ RoBF
PL absorber w/ TSA

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 27 2010 10:00 AM EDT

I agree with OB's version of the ultimate mage

Demigod September 27 2010 10:31 AM EDT

Put a crossbow on that PL minion for giggles.

horseguy001 September 27 2010 11:36 AM EDT

I'm going to give a CoC/decay combo a try for my next NCB. 4 minions.

Wall up front training HP and his own SS.
CoC mage training CoC/small GA wearing BoE/NSC/Spellboosters/CoI
Enchanter training AS/DM/Decay wearing BoE/corn/spellboosters/NSC
Enchanter training AS/AMF wearing an RoS

Going to try to have 50-60% of my exp dedicated to HP, that way CoC can fire for as many rounds as possible to just wipe people.

DoS September 27 2010 11:49 AM EDT

I hear that heavy CoC mage and PL battery is pretty fun

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 27 2010 12:21 PM EDT

CoC is just asking for death by AMF

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] September 27 2010 12:24 PM EDT

And GA.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] September 27 2010 1:12 PM EDT

Not with 470AC EoD XD

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 27 2010 3:16 PM EDT

You really couldn't run this down low but single minion wall gear with CoC. Ratios would be somewhere around 50-50 to 40-60 either way. Probably use a TSA instead of AC. You could also train a small amount of str and throw on an exbow.

horseguy001 September 27 2010 4:07 PM EDT

This is more for funzies, but I always wanted to do a ToA mage with a big SoD and CoC (or SG now that it is in the game). I don't think it would work all too well (GA and AMF ouch) but it would be fun :)

horseguy001 September 27 2010 6:29 PM EDT

Sorry for the double but I never really read into SG that much until now. Doesn anyone know if the AMF backlash takes into account the added damage from AC or just the trained effect? If its just the effect then I have made a serious error in judgement by looking over that spell!

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] September 27 2010 7:38 PM EDT

Just train effect. It makes it very nice when fighting against AMF.

horseguy001 September 27 2010 7:53 PM EDT

oooo thats nice. It makes SG something I really need to look into again since if the AMF damage isn't nearly as high as CoC I don't need to worry about dieing from it quite so much.

moskel September 27 2010 10:53 PM EDT

EF ended up being the best tat for my team setup -- I tested everything except a jiggy. I just need about $200M CB$ worth of forging to see how this whole thing really works out ;) Anyone want to do it for the $10.8M I have? :D

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 28 2010 12:41 AM EDT

The perfect mage is Zenai's tat as an EF, my now deceased NSC, Mikel's boots, a +200 MS, and my char with all XP into AS and three minions freshly hired training whatever floats yer boat.

Mages are in fact... mostly dead.
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