Reply To: Neither generalist nor specialist: A "Hybrid" approach to team building

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(。ノᗨ<。)ノI laughed when I read until here. He’s basically right about everything regarding best defense. That’s why I laughed. I doubt most players can endure so much sacrifice in offense.

I agree; I certainly couldn’t. And I am as careful and flighty as men get, as I adore “safe,” whether gaming or sex or what not! ;)

Most people probably know this, a pure DPS build can turn into half DPS half tank build by SIMPLY PUTTING ON ARMOR ANYTIME. However, you can’t effectively turn a tank build into DPS build by simply taking off the armor. Furthermore, our defense perks are seriously underpowered at the moment. The moment you didn’t hesitate to choose a perk, the perk tree is proven unbalanced.

A most trenchant observation.

Yes Steel Cohort is the defense extreme, but I think Dial’s build is just an offensive version of Steel Cohort. Most of my brothers wear woven tunic and none has take any perk which is not meant for offense purpose. Perks like Brawny and Rotation has never crossed my mind when I think about my build.

Are you kidding me? Dialetheia’s DPS guys have to be airlifted in and out, LOL! ;)

As for his team being more defensive than yours, well, that doesn’t mean his team is not offensive — that’s like saying Kim Il Sung wasn’t genocidal because Mao Tse Tung killed more. Compared to Mao, no one looks (more) genocidal; compared to you, no one looks more recklessly offense oriented. You are a sui generis as far as unsafe, on the precipe of disaster gaming is concerned indeed! ;)

Also, I do not agree about breaking enemy shields. I don’t think fighting axe is a viable choice for offense build too. Not statically proven, but by looking at the values I think you can kill enemy faster if you attack them instead of their shield.

I don’t either, though my conviction emerges more for the thirst for simplicity than any genuine game knowledge.

I personally think closed mail coif (90 armor) + mail shirt (120 armor) is optimal armor setup for a standard brother or aggressor. That helmet is especially handy for providing so much armor despite being very light. This setup is optimal in the sense you can dish out as much damage as possible with just enough armor to keep you alive in most situations. Yeah, I’m wearing hood and woven tunic, so what? I didn’t die.

That’s just too little. Can’t the nastiest enemies hit for over 200 per hit? Assuming you have fifty or so HPs, I’d imagine you want an armor piece that gives you around 200 or more to avoid getting at least one shotted.