Is there a post somewhere to build a pure mage?

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  1. Fruck

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    There is very, very few things I cant kill with spear and healing.
    There is a MASSIVE amount of things I CANT kill with death and lightning specifically, you can probably lump in sun, water.

    I agree with the sentiment to be a mage you need to spec in all trees to get around the resistances. To be melee I just need sword/spear and some armor, tactics and I can damage everything in the game. And its been a very, very long time since Ive seen a 1k+ hit from a spell.

    I understand you can make something viable with a mage, its just a lot tougher with less benefit.
     
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    I started this game as fire/death mage, I skilled a weapon for the first time just when I had to kill dragons, but I could do almost all t4/t5 zones using pure fire and death mage, and also some bosses like troll. Mage is realy viable at low level, no need to spend insane points of xp for make it viable, you have to skill things for resistance even if you are a melee. If you want to solo high end contents that's another point, but you have to push lot of xp in skills with every build you are using, not just with mage, for make it viable in that case.
     
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    Of course you can kill anything with enough sustainability and a spear, but you need mage skills for the sustainability, so it's not really relevent to the conversation. Yes, you can damage anything with melee becuase there aren't melee specific full resists, that doesn't mean there will never be those things. But saying you can kill anything with a spear and healing is like saying you can kill anything with a pure mage with spear skills.
    My point was that there are a lot of builds that excel at certain things and can't do other things, that promotes group play to some extent which should be some amount of the content since it's an MMO. Yes, shroud has an emphasis on soloing and there is plenty of soloable content for most builds, and that's great, no one can farm a rediculous amount of loot/exp in a short time in the rise like a fire mage can, and thats ok.
     
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    Ring of fire and meteor swarm are the staple of PvE farming builds.

    Magic, although resisted by some stuff in pve, can get over 600 fully AoE Dps, and ive seen an earth specialist (who has no resist penetration so stuff that resists earth cant be countered) completely obliterate a practice dummy at a rate ill never achieve dual wielding blades.

    Sneak attack and coup de grace are the high 1000+ dmg hitting melee skills for not polearm stuff, and the target has to be nearly dead already for coup, and sneak only hits that hard out of stealth from behind.

    The only other thing i seen hitting that hard (im assuming without unrealistic buffing) is puncture
     
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    My problem with pure mage vs melee is twofold. Melee don’t require reagents and you have auto attack if you run out of focus. Those two things make a big impact in my opinion and why I really thought a wand that acting like I would expect a wand to fiction, would be really helpful to balance things a bit.
     
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    Uh, I use a lot of reagents and I am melee spear....
     
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    Melee with magic use I am guessing yes?
     
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    Your gear also breaks fast becuase you have to face tank everything and hit it with your weapons. Melee also use much more focus than casters to do similar dps, autoattack is fairly irrelevent at higher levels, it's like a free dot that doesn't do much.
     
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    Yea pure mages save money on gear and regs because they just die to the mobs fast.
     
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    Yes of course. Everyone playing is some sort of mage. You aren’t going to get very far without it...,
     
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    I guess pure mage then is out..... because I may have to add Archery to my build for the mobs that resist magic... ho hum :( or what ever...
     
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