High Orc 2.0 Build Questions

Discussion in 'Races and Cultures' started by Bigens73, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    Hey all I am like lvl 7 I havent been doing blankets. and been adventuring in SoMN for 2 seasons now.
    Just want advice on limited build I think I have something like 79 build and this is how I have used it so far.
    I am trying to build a front line tank that can take damage but also deal it out. Please give feedback on this set up and thoughts.
    2 resolute
    1 Craftsman other Butcher
    1 Weapon Master
    14 Crit
    4 Weapon Prof
    1 Parry
    1 Hardy
    1 Blacksmith
     
  2. Inaryn

    Inaryn Knight Marshal

    Style skills?
     
  3. Darkcrescent

    Darkcrescent Knight Chicago Staff Marshal

    Parry’s, intercepts and Resolutes with some Mettle’s will do the trick down the road.

    Also since you use a 2h the Repel Strike is great for creating space.
     
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  4. Feldor

    Feldor Artisan

    Depending, maybe a 2nd parry instead of hardy, remembering you can parry for friends. If you have magic items you are converting and can free up enough for intercept, there's also the "heroic intercept" ritual which can give you a resolute per ritual charge to use on things thrown at people nearby. (Intercept is 2 per and buyable per /10 vs /25 for resolute normally or /30 for parry - so its a way to relatively cheaply get some defenses for nearby friends.) This is assuming by tank you mean "take the hits so those near me don't".

    If you mean tanky more as "can take a beating for a long time" consider buying some wear extra armor if you can phyrsep it. Its easier to physrep more armor in 2.0, and hitting mid-40's or 50's in armor is a solid tanking decision. And armor refitting is infinite, unlike healing. And if you end up with enough WEA, the "Armored Shell" enchantment might be useful as it'll give you your WEA ranks also as HP, so its sort of a way to double up on your investment and make mettle more usable.
     
  5. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    So I thought about that but is it still the 10 feet and I can't get closer because that is what it is for repell and you are just spell striking repell correct
     
  6. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    More the 2nd is what I was thinking. But the first is a cool idea too.
     
  7. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    I debated it but have never used 2 weapons before I mean it was because I couldn't but not sure I originally had it and didn't have the resolute and hardys
     
  8. Ken

    Ken Newbie Alliance Logistics

    If not two weapons, how about Shield?
     
  9. Draven

    Draven Count Seattle Staff Marshal

    Or Archery: we like Archery for bottleneck fights where not everyone can be on the front at once.
     
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  10. Alkalin3

    Alkalin3 Administrator Chief Technology Officer South Michigan Staff Marshal

    Style Master is so cheap for an Orc though. Given that you have weapon master, it'll let you be super versatile. At your level it'll take like 3 blankets to buy.
     
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  11. Draven

    Draven Count Seattle Staff Marshal

    I don’t think you need Style Master if you basically want to be a 2H Fighter. It’s true that it’s cheap for an High Orc, but XP you don’t want to use is wasted. That could be an extra pick of Hardy.
     
  12. Inaryn

    Inaryn Knight Marshal

    Well, I mean, could always try it out, and if you don't like it, sell it back.
     
  13. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    I got weapon master because I was only 2 handlers and one event I got hit with a lot of stun limb and it was awful so I could still be useful but haven’t been hit with a stun limb since lol. So yes mostly 2handers.
     
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  14. Sage of Legaia

    Sage of Legaia Scholar

    This is partially correct; Repel Strike will force them to back up to 10 feet from you, but you can't maintain it like the spell, so you can close the distance again and use the reach of your 2-hander for an advantage (or back off to repair, or whatever it is you need to do).

    ETA: It's also a Weapon Strike, not a Spell Strike, so it can be Parried or Weapon Shielded. It's a Binding Effect, so it can be Cloaked, Baned, or Resisted with the appropriate skill.
     
  15. Draven

    Draven Count Seattle Staff Marshal

    Repel is Eld Force now.
     
  16. Sage of Legaia

    Sage of Legaia Scholar

    Right, sorry, my mistake; I forgot that Repel got switched to Eldricht Force to eliminate the ability to Rip from it.
     
  17. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    Did the tier 3 Chicago Coin Drive and thinking of doing a 5 year item with empowered armor armor shell and sacrafice. I'm planning on putting it on a 50 tag of armor so 15 extra body for WEA and once per day 100 armor
     
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  18. Darkcrescent

    Darkcrescent Knight Chicago Staff Marshal

    I've got the same setup for a piece of armor, but w/o Sacrifice I have Sturdy Armor(for 25sec refits *Master Smith*). So not a bad plan at all if you can rep all 50pts.
     
  19. Bigens73

    Bigens73 Artisan

    I'm close just gotta finish my looks like metal barrel brig. I debated sturdy but that is only 55 sec for me
     

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