Relidar wrote:Sorry for being a bother, but do you mind explaining why those 3 in particular and not something else in their stead? (Warrior, Enchanter, Clierc, for example)
Reason why i ask is because we already have a buffbot account with cleric/druid/shaman and we have my old main account with Enchanter, SM, Necromancer already leveled and geared as well. (We will definitely reroll if the other option is more viable however!)
Acct #1: Armsman - You need a tank. Protect 3 is incredibly more valuable for aggro control than protect 2, so that tosses Valks out the window, imo (ignoring the massive other issues they face in PvE like lack of HP and such). That limits your options to Armsman, Hero, Warrior and Paladin. Paladins get plate armor, and chants, which make them awesome, but they don't get dashing defense, which is The Best Ability in PvE
if used intelligently. Seriously, it is that freaking overpowered. That rules out Pallys in favor of the 3 main tanks. Armsman get plate armor, and the Armsman RR5 is wonderful in combination with the above-mentioned dashing defense, plus they get Saracens as a racial option (which is arguably the best tank race in the game for Gaheris, and Inconnu is another viable option if you don't go Saracen). Warriors and Heros are both excellent options, but I feel the RR5 and plate armor offered by an Arms outweighs the 1h+2h sharing a weapon line offered by the warrior, and beats out moose-mode from the Hero.
Acct #2: Druid - You need some form of spec buffs. This means you need a Cleric, Druid or Shaman. Shamans don't get any of the extra healing spells presented by a Druid or Cleric, and endo isn't enough to make up for this, so they're out of the picture. This limits your options to Druid or Cleric. The only significant difference between the two classes is one gets spec AF and the other gets haste, and if you're only running 3 accts, I think haste wins out over spec AF. With 4 accts, I'd take the Cleric over the Druid, but with 3, I'll take the haste.
Acct #3: Enchanter - PBAE + guard (via the above-mentioned Armsman) is the heart of Gaheris farming. Only 2 pbae classes get access to pets, so your options are basically limited to Enchanter or Spiritmaster. Either one is a fine choice, I just personally prefer Enchanters. Flexibility of being able to focus pull when needed, casted stun and heat debuff, and Elf as a racial choice beat out the spirit-based pbae + DD in the same spec line and aoe str/con debuff offered by the SM, in my opinion (and I have both Enchanters and SMs). SM pets intercept attacks, but your arms shouldn't be missing blocks if you have him well geared, so the utility of this is vastly overstated. Also, the stupid pet checks for intercepts before
guard, so while it'll look like he's blocking a ton of attacks (and he is, technically), 99%+ of those attacks would get eaten by the guard, thus making the pet's blocking an annoyance rather than a benefit, because you now need to heal the stupid pet.