Simple Questions – Simple Answers Thread VIII

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    Jdaigle22

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    So what would you suggest a dk or a socr?

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    shredguitargod

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    I’m looking at the new Warden class over at Alcast’s site. I’m trying to decide if Spinner’s or Necropotence would be better damage for this class (PVE). Any thoughts?

     

    Gotta get my grind on…

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    FrancisCrawford

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    Jdaigle22 said on March 13, 2017 :

    So what would you suggest a dk or a socr?

    Depends on what you like to do.

    This would be better for the “Help me make my character” thread or whatever it’s called. I suggest you restart the discussion from its beginning there.

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    TigressCreed

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    Altmer Nightblade

    For anyone out there asking questions on comparison between a Nightblade and a Sorcerer: I’ve thoroughly played both and this is what I learned..

    To begin with, the race buffs barely do much (we’re talking 1 or 3% extra magic/health/stamina) so you can really choose any race you want.

    As a Nightblade, prepare for a LONG grind to get sufficient weapons/armour/skills. The reason here is because you cant rely on stealthy assassinations when you’re doing dungeons or randomly attacked in the wild (by those pesky thunder bugs or bandits). Heavy armour makes your movements slow but light armour offers little protection for the NB. Whether you build your own bow or choose a dual wield, it’ll take some time to max your craft skills to do so. Around level 21 in general and level 4-5 of crafting will you start to stand a chance in general combat. Again, these are general remarks and Im sure some pros out there have their own NB secrets.

    As a sorcerer, even at level 4 which was right near the beginning, the fights were a lot easier. You can summon the daedra companion which acts as a distraction allowing you to fight one enemy without taking any damage. The magic powers such as lightning spells aid you far more than anything available to a NB early on. By just level 10 overall Sorc I was able to battle other players who were NB and win, even if they were several levels higher than me.

     

    Yes, after a long grind on a NB you too can be a survivable killing machine, but you’ll get there faster as a Sorcerer. Reason I chose a NB was for my Altmer Thief/Assassin to make sense quest wise. Had I known how much easier a sorcerer is, I’d go with that choice.

    Hope this helps!

    Remember to have fun, and don’t be afraid to play several races/playstyles to find which one works best for you!

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    theywen

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    Hello I have a healer Templar 170 cp. I recently resumed playing and let me know what should I do to advance. Besides the classic dungeon. Should you subscribe or buy a pair of dlc?

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    FrancisCrawford

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    A case could be made that what you’re assuming is correct — you “have” to do at least one of those things, because otherwise you don’t have access to where some consensus best-in-slot armor falls, such as Spell Power Cure.

    But which of the two you should choose depends on what else you enjoy doing, what you can afford financially, etc.

    For example, the single biggest reason people enjoy their subscriptions is probably the crafting bag.

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    Jdaigle22

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    Best weapon and skills use for leveling up a mageplar. Gonna be a blazing shield tank when done.

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    FrancisCrawford

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    Jdaigle22 said on March 24, 2017 :

    Best weapon and skills use for leveling up a mageplar. Gonna be a blazing shield tank when done.

    You really can level with two skills — Reflective Light and Puncturing Sweeps.

    The next two to add are Elemental Blockade, so destro staff (preferably lightning, since so much of the damage is AoE), and Breath of Life (or Honor the Dead).

    Blazing Spear is another good AoE.

    Extended Ritual and Channeled Focus from the healing line are excellent, and can also be helpful for tanks.

    Both Radiant Aura and Repentance are great; level both morphs if you can.

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    FrancisCrawford

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    When the game was young, I thought that damaged armor was less effective, because that’s what the UI then suggested.

    Now I suspect that armor keeps working fine until it breaks entirely.

     

    So what’s the real story? :)

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    Jdaigle22

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    So level using destro staff? What kind?

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    Jdaigle22

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    Does blessed and quick recovery champion pound work for punncturing sweeps?

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    Asayre

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    @FrancisCrawford, unless the armour is completely damage it works the same as undamaged armour. Once armour is completely damaged then set bonus and resistance is no longer applied

    @Jdaigle22, it doesn’t matter too much what kind of destruction staff you use but most people like inferno or lightning staves. And yes the healing component of Puncturing Sweeps is affected by Blessed and Quick Recovery.

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    FrancisCrawford

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    Jdaigle22 said on March 25, 2017 :

    So level using destro staff? What kind?

    Lightning staff is probably somewhat better than fire, when you invest in certain passive skills, and fire is better than ice. But ice is what you want to learn to use given your endgame goals. So I suggest you have fun along the way trying out all three.

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    Jdaigle22

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    So I wouldn’t want you use a sword and shield for tanking??

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    Jdaigle22

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    Is the blazing shield mageplar still viable for vet dungeons and with the homestead patch?

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    Asayre

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    @Jdaigle22, at endgame you will most likely use a sword and shield and ice staff for tanking. Blazing shield tanks are more for PvP content but you should be able to complete vet dungeons comfortably. You might have some problems in vet trials

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    Jdaigle22

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    So what’s a good build that can do vet solo either Templar or dk?

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    Asayre

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    You want to solo vet 4 man dungeons?

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    Jdaigle22

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    Soloing Normal and vet if possible and it would be 3 man I have my friends who play. So I would need to fill both rolls. Any suggestions? It got to have good dps for leveling also. That why I was looking at the mageplar and also the newest sorcere build by xynode on YouTube.

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    Asayre

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    You probably don’t want a tank build then. Go for a VMA build, I prefer a magicka templar for that but a magicka DK is perfectly fine too.

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