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Not sure where to go with this one

Discussion in 'Assassin' started by Illyich, May 26, 2005.

  1. Illyich

    Illyich IncGamers Member

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    Not sure where to go with this one

    I wanted to make something other than a cookie-cutter assassin, I'll probably still use it even if it's not all that viable -- just for fun, you know. I was hoping a few of you could help me out with some skill distribution dilemmas I was fretting over. At the bottom I have what I'm mostly considering, what say you?

    20 Tiger Strike
    1 Cobra Strike
    1 Dragon Claw (50%ed for the 1st point, a measly +5% afterwards)
    20 Venom
    10 Weapon Block
    10-20 Claw Mastery (help?)
    10-20 Shadow Master (help?)
    1-20 Cloak of Shadows (ditto?)
    1-20 Blade Fury or Blade Shield -- I have no experience with Blade Shield - how effective is it as just an extra edge in melee combat, that is, if it's not pumped to level 18,000 with charms and crap?

    EQ:
    Natalya's Set (claw on off-hand)
    Bartuc's claw
    Ravenfrost
    Bul-Katho's Ring
    Arachnid Mesh or possibly Wilhelm's Pride (shut up, dual leech rocks and you know it)
    Metalgrid, Mara's, Good Rare, you know the drill here.




    What I'm considering strongly:
    20 Tiger Strike
    1 Cobra Strike
    1 Dragon Claw
    20 Venom
    10 Weapon Block
    10 Claw Mastery (help?)
    10 Shadow Master (help?)
    10 Cloak of Shadows (ditto?)
    5 in both Blade Fury or Blade Shield
     
  2. Liliel

    Liliel IncGamers Member

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    I suggest 1pt in CoS, BF and BC, and additional points in DC or CM (or both). 1pt is really enough for CoS, a longer duration is a bit of a bad thing since you can't recast it until the first is gone. BF is really a 1pt wonder, your damage is going to come from your weapon and venom. BS I think is sort've all or nothing. Though I have heard it can be used to interrupt enemy melee attacks, so 1-5 pts would be good for that if that's the case.
     
  3. dkay

    dkay IncGamers Member

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    pvm i assume. id max:
    Tiger strike
    dragon tail
    shadow master
    10 w/b
    venom
    1 in death sentry
    rest into mb?
     
  4. Illyich

    Illyich IncGamers Member

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    I'm kind of a newbie on the forums, so I have to ask: you say 1 point in CoS, BF, and BC. What does the BC stand for, or did you mean BS? Either way, thank you Lilel, I think I may go with:

    20 Tiger Strike
    20 Dragon Claw
    20 Claw Mastery
    20 Venom
    10 Weapon Block
    1 Blade Fury
    1 Blade Shiled (I was hoping it would interrupt some melee attacks)
    1 Cobra Strike

    With all points/prerequisites in place, that comes to 101 points. Since you didn't say anything about the shadow peoples, I assume they're not really that great. Thanks for your help.

    As to you, dkay, yes, this is Pvm, but I don't want to use Dragon Tail.
     
  5. St_HotPants

    St_HotPants IncGamers Member

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    Hmmm...

    I certainly would not neglect having a Shadow Warrior/Master. They can be invaluable tanks. My advice comes from a HC perspective where I personally value surviveability above uber damage capability.

    That said given your desired skills I would likely look at:

    20 Tiger Strike
    10 Claw Mastery
    10 Weapon Block
    20 Venom
    10+ Dragon Claw
    10+ Shadow Master (with +skills you will want to hit slvl 18 ** )
    1 Blade Fury
    1 Blade Shield (I question the value of this.. but it's only 1 additional skill point after you have BF)
    1 Death Sentry (no assassin is complete without it IMHO)
    1 Mind Blast

    That's approximately 95 skill points.. the remaining skill points I'd either dump into BoS (for attack speed) or Fade (for resists and damage reduction)

    Just my 2 cents tho
     
  6. Illyich

    Illyich IncGamers Member

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    Most appreciated. The lvl 18 Shadow Master is for the equipment she spawns with, correct? All rare or something of the sort?
     
  7. ilkori

    ilkori IncGamers Member

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    Level 17 gives her full gear (last piece is rare ammy). She uses skills at level/3, so at level 18 she gets another +1 skills. It's a trade-off I consider worth the point.
     
  8. Liliel

    Liliel IncGamers Member

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    Ack, sorry. Yes, I meant BS for Blade Shield.
     

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