Which class are you rolling when launch?

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  1. Kwans

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    Hi guys, I'm not sure if there's a thread similar to this already or not. If there is, please feel free to delete this.

    I played this game only a short amount of time so I don't have a lot of experience. But I've played 2-handed Darkrunner and I enjoyed most of my time. I believe the play style will be thrilling as well in end game.

    I also want to try a tanky-mage (Defiler?) and all out ranged dps (Primeval?) as well. That's the general idea. I might change my mind depending on how my Darkrunner feels.

    As the title goes, I am very interested which class are you guys rolling when launch?
     
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    Going to try a defiled myself, possibly a heirophant :)
     
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    Enigmatist (Sorcery/Shadowplay/Auramancy)
     
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    I planning to go Reaper (sorcery/occultism/shadowplay). Sorcery and Occultism are a nice one two dps punch, especially with the combos and Shadowplay adds the stealth and escapability. Occutism also has nice emergency CC with Telekinesis.
     
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    I really enjoyed Darkrunner (Battlerage/Shadowplay/Auramancy) So that will be my main at launch.
     
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    I'm running a full spec Ranger ... with one skill from defense and one skill from vitalism
     
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    Templar (Vitalism/Auramancy/Defense).
     
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    @Paradigm that would be a Druid. Archery/Defense/Vitalism

    I am playing a Ranger as my main, Archery/Shadowplay/Vitalism. This may change over time, but I figure mostly dps with some healing to help out the main healer of the group. I see Ranger's working out better at lvl 55, but I think it's still very manageable at 50.
     
  9. Sevalle

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    Reaper here
     
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    Ebonsong (Archery/Songcraft/Shadowplay) so a stealthy archer bard :)
    Build (not final, need to test at higher levels)

    I gain a lot of mobility with Wild Instincts, Quickstep, Dropback and Freerunner.
    I gain buffs for my allies with Bulwark Ballad, Bloody Chantey and Quickstep.
    I have CC with my many snares and shackles, silence and dismount effects (might get Boneyard for extra CC also).
    I can get out of CC with many skill granting me immunity for fear, stun, sleep and poison.
    Have a healing spring to drop down and Stealth for tricky situation or ambush tactics.

    Not a specialized build but a fine hybrid between dps and support that might be welcomed in groups (I hope lol).
     
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    Most likely a Primeval or Stonearrow
     
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    Definitely a Primeval, Kiting is always fine and I always leaned towards archer'esque classes on MMOs and I think I finally found an archer class thats not too OP and not too Gimped..Good Damage,Stealth,Mobility,A couple of CCs and CC breaks.So yeah I'm pretty happy with it.
     
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    I was looking at Daggerspell (Sorcery, Shadowplay, Witchcraft).. but also Spellsinger (Sorcery, Shadowplay, Songcraft) or Animist (Sorcery, Shadowplay, Vitalism). Not sure about that last skill. ..
     
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    What kind of gameplay are you aiming for? I ask because the variations of Sorcery/Shadowplay/X are often quite different, and your desired playstyle could narrow down the choices for your 3rd tree.
     
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    very true
     
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    I' m leaning towards a duel-wield Darkrunner but I usually play tanky so I will give templar a look
     
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    I like the "concept" of an edgewalker (Vit/Aura/Occult) and it was a wonderful hybrid build, but with int/spr changes, it is probably not amazing anymore. I'll be healing focused, but having some offensive abilities is handy.

    However, I will probably end up going heirophant (Vit/Aura/Witch) due to my fear of being marginalized with a foolish spec. (I know we can change tress but with limited playtime, I want to be efficient)

    Suggestions are welcome.
     
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    Primeval to level and maybe try Darkrunner after max
     
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    I'm looking more at witchcraft, but I do like the speed buff from Songspell for trade runs, which I plan on doing many of.

    Before AA I've always been either a ranged magic user, or cleric. I do like the aspects of shadowplay with my sorcery, which may be odd, but in playing I enjoy it. I haven't had a chance to level past 18 so that may change.

    Typically, I like to use cc to help out my group, but still be somewhat viable when soloing.

    My alts will most likely be my cleric, or a version of it. :)
    There's just so many options!
     
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    Hexblade (Battlerage/Defense/Witchcraft)
     
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    Thanks guys, this is really broaden my view!

    but now I have a lot of classes I wanted to try. Dammit! :confused:
     
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    I like the quick paced melee stuff, most likely Battlerage/Shadowplay/ and maybe Occultism or Witchcraft. Will play with them during open beta and figure out how to narrow it down. And using leather armor and 2-handed swords. Both of the options are very fun and useful, but I can only pick one :(
     
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    Abolisher or Stone Arrow
     
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    I'm thinking of a tomb warden, buffer off-healer and generally annoying "why won't you die, bastard!" character. Killing another faction will require that their keyboard stops working though.

    And/or a spellsinger.
     
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    Let me know what you choose. I'm also torn about what's the third class should I go with. I am considering Melee based Outrider but I'm not sure how much survivability I need to be able to perform well.
     
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    I will get back to you after beta. I will have my play time and decision by then ;)
     
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    Right now I'm leaning towards Primeval for main. Reaper was fun and seemed really OP at low levels, but having to stand still to cast and no stealth...:(
     
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    Just putting this out there for any new players - this is a pretty good link to the classes with rating scores.
    http://archeage.gamepedia.com/Classes

    A lot of this will change when they increase the levels to 55 as some of the level 55 abilities are strong while others are "meh".

    When choosing a class decide first what you like to do. Good questions to ask yourself are do you like being a burst DPS class, tank, support class (healer/buffs/etc...), caster, sneaky type, or a combination?

    Some class combinations work, others not so much. The game does a decent job of having a counter to each class. Generally, plate wearing classes have poor magic resist, leather is a 50/50 split between magic/mele resist, cloth has less physical defense.

    There are powerful classes for each type. Don't fret over the min/max concerns for now. Decide what you like to play and if you have any questions regarding a class to play please do lean on your more experienced guild mates. We can help explain why certain classes may look cool but are not practical.

    The next item to focus on will be the order of skills you use for your class (attacks/CC's/spells order on your tool bar). The combo effects are huge! Additional damage, lock downs, debuffs, etc... are achieved by these combos.

    I achieved the "ArchMaster" title (level 50 in every skill) but have focused on plate wearing DPS types. If you have any questions regarding plate wearing DPS types please feel free to ask me any questions. I will be glad to drop down to another chat room to discuss one on one.
     
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    Archery+defense+ something not decided yet.
    2nd toon will be a damage caster of some sort. unless i do it all on first toon LOL.
     
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    How is xping once you've hit 50 on your first few skills and you want to try some others? Do you have to jump back into starter zones or are there other options?
     
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    No, in fact, you will not get any xp at all from starter zones because xp is based on your character level, not your skill level. Should never attempt to swap all 3 skill trees out for new skills because then you will not be able to kill the high level mobs necessary for getting xp. Keep one to not totally gimp your damage output and at most only swap in 2 low level trees.
     
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    Will do land rush as Evoker, Arch/Song/Sorc, then change out Arch for Witch after I get my guild and run as Lamentor for a while I think. May end up changing that out in the long run for Shadow but we'll see how it goes down the road. At 55 the Lamentor class can get crazy cast time reduction: http://archeagedatabase.net/us/calc/75906
     
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    I can't keep all these class names straight! I mean there are like what 120 of them or something?!

    Anyway I am going Abolisher (or I think that is what it is called) Battlerage/defense/Auramancy.

    Not sure if it will be my final build, need to try it at level 40+ because I think it will start to shine then.
     
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    I am really confused by that page, how does abolisher have higher magical damage than physical? I wonder what skill points they used...
     
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    yeah I don't see any scenario where a melee oriented class would have more magic damage then melee, considering Auramancy has like 1 or 2 dps skills at best, and they are weak. lol
     
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    I can't either obviously. In my previous post I said Reaper, when Cultist (sorc/occult/vit) is what I played for a bit, not Reaper (sorc/occult/shadow) which does have stealth. At low levels vit didn't seem very helpful, heals were meh.
     
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    Unfortunately heals will always be meh unless you use a healing club which in turn makes your dps meh lol, makes playing a hybrid tough
     
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    I'll most likely be running as a daggerspell. That, or a Darkrunner.
     
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    Primeval (Archery / Shadowplay / Auramancy .... chosen based on theory crafting as I haven't played the game yet. :cool:
     
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    Leaning towards Ranger (for leveling) --> Soothsayer (for pvp healing) --> Primeval (for pve dps). But still somewhat undecided. Going to be trying them out in open beta.
     

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