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  1. #21

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts
    Ximinetto wrote on November 27, 2017

    The main problem with my build is that is bad if you do not have spell resistance. My build was designed for be a defensive mage,using a Breton. I do not know why i played an Altmer knowing that,maybe for think that i am going to do better damage with the passives. But the build is designed for Bretons,cus Bretons have spell resistance passive.

    I erased the Altmer and and right now i am playing a Breton,with the same build. Hopefully with the passives of Bretons,the build is easyer to manage on bosses. I had no problem on normal mobs,but bosses are difficult for this build. Specially if bosses hit hard.

    Spell resistance is among the least useful stats for a light armor character. If you're taking more magic damage than you can handle, and if the answer isn't to get better at block/dodge/otherwise avoid, then you can likely run Harness Magicka at very low net cost.

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  2. #22

    Latin

    Moderator1308 Posts
    FrancisCrawford wrote on November 27, 2017

    Do I understand correctly that you think you’ve found a bug — or at least an undocumented drawback — in Burning Spellweave?

    Not necessarily, I did not test it comprehensively to determine the conditions of that; for now, it is merely a knowledge gap on my part. Thus my appeal for further testing or clarification based on previous test results from other users.

    e pluribus unum

  3. #23

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    I have tryed my NB build with a Breton. Lets say that i died too versus bosses...but only once. The extra spell resistance of the passives Bretons have works better than Altmers. And once i unlock Siphoning attacks, this build turns more easy to manage.

    After know at what i have failed the first time, i only need to use the shrwed offering (or whatever is called) and do the work.

    This magblade build is designed for Bretons,specially at low levels. But at the end i am happyer to use a Breton than an Altmer for this build,cus is designated as defensive mage.

    Once i arrive to higher levels and unlock the champion system, i will update my thread on the Nightblade theorycrafting subforum.

    But i need to question, anyone else had difficultyes to kill the cores of the Clockwork city for save Vivek?

  4. #24

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    One more question, originally, i picked the crafting motifs for dominion races on the crown store on my old Altmer, this means that i have unlocked forever or only for that char?

    Edit: I read on the wiki that are unlockable either you start a new char or continue with current.

  5. #25

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts
    Ximinetto wrote on November 28, 2017

    One more question, originally, i picked the crafting motifs for dominion races on the crown store on my old Altmer, this means that i have unlocked forever or only for that char?

    Edit: I read on the wiki that are unlockable either you start a new char or continue with current.

    You can buy the 9 blue racial crafting motifs for 100 gold or less each in guild stores.

    General tips

    A sorcerer leveling guide

  6. #26

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts
    FrancisCrawford wrote on November 28, 2017

    Ximinetto said on November 28, 2017 :

    One more question, originally, i picked the crafting motifs for dominion races on the crown store on my old Altmer, this means that i have unlocked forever or only for that char?

    Edit: I read on the wiki that are unlockable either you start a new char or continue with current.

    You can buy the 9 blue racial crafting motifs for 100 gold or less each in guild stores.

    Lol thanks for clarify.

  7. #27

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    Guys , i need enlightment , how is possible that a dragonknight only 4 lvls more than me win a duel versus my khajiit stamina nightblade? I only taked half of his health using shadow skills and dual weild. Is that normal?

  8. #28

    kinettic29

    Member45 Posts

    How do i know how many fp to use for rotation with non pet mag sorc is a set amount or ? I have jusy the imperfect staff

  9. #29

    Latin

    Moderator1308 Posts
    kinettic29 wrote on November 30, 2017

    How do i know how many fp to use for rotation with non pet mag sorc is a set amount or ? I have jusy the imperfect staff

    Depends on your other sources of status effects proc.

    All three statuses last for 4 s each, and your maximum action per second is one ability and one weapon attack. If it is the only reliable source, it means that you'll pretty much need to weave with Force Pulse every other skill to maintain it at 100% (since you need 3 casts with imperfect staff).

    Ideally, you will need to examine your combat parse in solo and group application, to determine the uptime of the debuff (Minor Maim and Vulnerability) and of your own Burning uptime to see whether you have to maintain the three statuses at 100%, in combination with all your other skills (or in groups, other players' skills).

    e pluribus unum

  10. #30

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    I lose more duels with my Khajiit, this time versus a Templar one level less ,it is me or i fight expert duelists?

  11. #31

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts
    Ximinetto wrote on November 28, 2017

     

    But i need to question, anyone else had difficultyes to kill the cores of the Clockwork city for save Vivek?

    I don't recall the fight you're talking about, and I did save Vivec. So I probably didn't find it too hard. :)

    General tips

    A sorcerer leveling guide

  12. #32

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    Any idea of how can post to the official forums? It says i need an invite, but i do not get any, and it is supposed to have one in my e mail once i purchase the game?

  13. #33

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts
    Ximinetto wrote on December 3, 2017

    Any idea of how can post to the official forums? It says i need an invite, but i do not get any, and it is supposed to have one in my e mail once i purchase the game?

    That's a common problem. I had it too.

    If I recall correctly, contacting tech support actually worked smoothly to fix it. :)

    General tips

    A sorcerer leveling guide

  14. #34

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts
    FrancisCrawford wrote on December 3, 2017

    Ximinetto said on December 3, 2017 :

    Any idea of how can post to the official forums? It says i need an invite, but i do not get any, and it is supposed to have one in my e mail once i purchase the game?

    That’s a common problem. I had it too.

    If I recall correctly, contacting tech support actually worked smoothly to fix it.

    I will contact tech support,we will see.

     

  15. #35

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    I send a request on support,it says that i need to wait,on 48 hours i will recieve an email to join to the official forums. Finally!!!

  16. #36

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts

    I thought I asked this already, but I can't find it now -- let alone any answers. ;) So ...

    1. Do damage reduction effects stack additively just as damage increase effects do?

    2. If so, wouldn't the Dual Wield skill Blade Cloak be an extremely strong defense in many PvE boss fights?

    General tips

    A sorcerer leveling guide

  17. #37

    Louis Dragonheart

    Member69 Posts

    Well, i need to say goodbye to this forum, cus i have an invitation to the official one. At least that official forum have life and people answer to my questions. Bye.

  18. #38

    Latin

    Moderator1308 Posts
    FrancisCrawford wrote on December 5, 2017

    I thought I asked this already, but I can’t find it now — let alone any answers. So …

    1. Do damage reduction effects stack additively just as damage increase effects do?

    2. If so, wouldn’t the Dual Wield skill Blade Cloak be an extremely strong defense in many PvE boss fights?

    They are multiplicative with each other, and with the mitigation from resistance.

     

    When determining the effective mitigation, you should note that some effects are applied before damage shields and some after. The 25% reduced AoE damage taken from Blade Cloak and CP (e.g. Ironclad (up to 25%)) are examples of the former, while the 20% increase in amount of damage blocked from the Sword and Board passive and resistance (up to 50%) are examples of the latter.

    In most cases I can think of, you can tell the difference by the wording of the tooltip. Description such as reduced damage done, reduced incoming damage and reduced damage taken are indicative of the former. The latter is reflected by tooltip along the lines of increased amount of damage blocked.

     

    Yes, Blade Cloak is an effective source of damage reduction, not just for certain PvE boss fights but also for vMA. It is also a reasonably strong, long duration DoT (Deadly Cloak morph).

    e pluribus unum

  19. #39

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts
    Latin wrote on December 6, 2017

    FrancisCrawford said on December 5, 2017 :

    I thought I asked this already, but I can’t find it now — let alone any answers. So …

    1. Do damage reduction effects stack additively just as damage increase effects do?

    2. If so, wouldn’t the Dual Wield skill Blade Cloak be an extremely strong defense in many PvE boss fights?

    They are multiplicative with each other, and with the mitigation from resistance.

    When determining the effective mitigation, you should note that some effects are applied before damage shields and some after. The 25%reduced AoE damage taken from Blade Cloak and CP (e.g. Ironclad (up to 25%)) are examples of the former, while the 20%increase in amount of damage blockedfrom the Sword and Board passiveand resistance (up to 50%) are examples of the latter.

    In most cases I can think of, you can tell the difference by the wording of the tooltip. Description such as reduced damage done, reduced incoming damage and reduced damage taken are indicative of the former. The latter is reflected by tooltip along the lines of increased amount of damage blocked.

    Yes, Blade Cloak is an effective source of damage reduction, not just for certain PvE boss fights but also for vMA.It is also a reasonably strong, long duration DoT (Deadly Cloak morph).

    So increments to your damage done are additive, which is the less desirable option, while decreases to damage done are multiplicative, which is also the less desirable option. Oh well. :)

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    A sorcerer leveling guide

  20. #40

    FrancisCrawford

    Contributor3062 Posts

    1. What were the claims that Healing Ward is buggy about? Was the problem that the heal-on-expiration wasn't working?

    2. Is Healing Ward currently buggy?

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