Hi am i too late in playing this game? I just found out this awesome game while searching reddit an alternative for runescape. What is the best class for beginners? Im using ice wizard, is there any tips how to build/gears for the character? I dont wanna mess it up and regret what i've done in the late game by building it wrong. Thank yoy guys,
A few tips imo for ice wizard beginners:
1. Frostnova helps a lot. Not only a crowd control but also an extra dmg spell when u have only 3 spells on staff (don't use sockets at low lvls)
2.For spells on staff, ice javalin is a must-have obviously. It will become much more powerful (best single target dmg ) with the ultimate of ice affinity, though this need lots of talent points so that only accessible later. Ice floes or shield for survivability, but don't use both. For 3rd one just find another dmg spell.
3.Frostfire! A wizard without frostfire could never understand the power of arcane! For beginners it will give a huge boost of single target dmg (standard dmg only depends on ur lvl).
4.Rift bonded for mana. You would never need mana potions while lvling. Before E&S I had never run out of mana and now that only happens in dungeon runs (still not done everything for new gears so not sure).
5.For gears just keep their lvls similar to ur lvl, especially ur weapon and the spell runes on it! Even uncommon ones work well.
6.Maybe I missed something...
You are wrong because there is a wrong way of doing things.
Both thermal shell and master of the arcane are really inneficient as far as talents go. i would go as far as call thermal shell a scam.
When i did the math i came up with this:
Thermal shell gives the same amount of MR and Armour as 1 Item, wich is about 10% for the first item and 5% when you already have 25-30%. (wich i recommend.)
thats 0,5-0,25% percent per talent point.
Meanwhile kalisars vitality give 1% max health per talent point. and work with your equipment instead of compeating with it.
Master of the arcane (disregarding the ult): IF you have 5 items with savagery and 7 items with brutality (to maximize the gain from MoA) it will increase your bonus dps from crits from 30% to 35%. (more acurately 28 to 35 but you should never have more brutality than savagery so i average it out)
1 item with Savagery and Brutality gives +5% (total).
as long as you raise the stats equal. (the most efficient way). they boost eachother to keep the dps bonus linear. IF you have less than 5 items with savagery and 7 items with brutality you will get less from the talent.
Master of the arcane is only good for the ult.
Not all talents are created equal.
Get Magic resist and Armour on your gear. put 40 talent points in frost affinity.
That will give you more defence and more damage than getting Thermal shell and Master of the arcane.
Awesome! I have always wished to see a wizard with a build like this! The first fireball talent is so good. Just think in a party: insta-cast and bam! the boss does 10% less damage to everyone. What's not to like?