For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on mp old runepriest Skarmedidoc, whom I last played him some 58 RRs ago, when he was sat at CR40 and the pitiful RR of 30.
The problem with my BW is quite simple, I’ve lost faith in him. I’m sure this isn’t permanent, but its been building up in the previous month and I got to a point that I was just narked at playing him. Maybe its the nowadays lowly realm rank of 58, but I just found that I constantly kept getting the sh!t kicked out of me and it seemingly wasn’t getting any better.
Maybe it’s the number of higher ranks, or maybe it’s because I’ve not got the necessary skill to play him well, who knows. I just find that tanks aren’t possible to kill unless they’re AFK, melee DPS just close the distance between us before I’ve got a few dots off and once they’re in close, it’s curtains (That’s assuming I get to see them, cough WE’s). I do use that joke of a spell Fire Cage, but the number of times it works is barely worth counting, lets put it this way, I don’t need to take my shoes and socks off. Healers, well they wear you down because, they seem to be able to heal faster than I can damage, which I’m sure will change with higher RR gear, but I need to convince myself of that.
Now without a doubt, I’ve made a few mistakes. I keep forgetting to buy the tactic searing vitality for rare occasions when I solo (Sorted that today), which surely doesn’t help and those useful little pocket items which give 3.5K of melee or caster damage absorption.
This will make you laugh, but a bit of love for the BW wouldn’t go a miss. The problem with that ridiculous request, is that the Rain Of Fire and the bombing groups have so focused people’s mind on those abilities and there “overpoweredness” when stacked (Reign Of Fire was dealt with), that it would cause a player revolt of a similar magnitude to what’s happening in France, if something was handed out. So I think you’ll all be leaning towards the opinion that I’m just a crap player after that statement.
Remember though, with all the new RA’s coming, defensive RA’s are a strong point and some of the other characters, like the healers will be absorbing a lot of damage, if they’re willing to sacrifice DPS.
It could be the male menopause is setting in and I’m getting all emotional. Regardless of that, it has dovetailed nicely into a desire to get a group running of my old guildies. I’d be happy to play a support role for a little bit of regular action. Mmm isn’t that what I’ve been saying to the wife recently?
Current BW specification
Path Of Incineration 9 (+2)
Purchased Nova (Spell) & Searing Vitality (Tactic)
Path Of Immolation 13 (+4)
Purchased Playing With Fire (Spell), Withering Heat (Spell), Ignition (Tactic) & Fuel To The Fire (Tactic)
PS – At the moment I take a lot of comfort from seeing half filled health bars, where the damage is inflicted more by the opposing team, than a quick stumble off a battlement.