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Someone powerful says, "We're going to have to delete you."
Message #17059 Sent By: Oleis Received On: 1/03/2014/17:24"If it makes you feel better, just checking your artifact list threatens to crash my mudlet."
I don't overwhelm off Paralysis - you don't have enough momentum usually to do that. I try to layer on a ton of afflictions and overwhelm off transfix.
Your aura of weapons rebounding disappears.Your rebounding defence has been stripped.Your eyes shine with the light of divine love, melting the angry heart of yourself.You are afflicted with peace.You are afflicted with pacifism.Equilibrium Used: 1.97 seconds
You direct a dazzling ray of divine light at yourself.Yourself reels as the beam strikes, dazzled and confused.You are afflicted with dizziness.You are afflicted with confusion.Equilibrium Used: 4.74 seconds (confusion, so 2. 37)
As you enact the rite of demons, your hackles rise.Equilibrium Used: 3.16 seconds
Equilibrium Used: 3.95 secondsYou stretch out your hands to Aren, and all light-tolerance bleeds from her body.
You weave fire and light before Aren and strip their blindness!Equilibrium Used: 2.37 seconds
You utter words of mighty power, and Aren is immediately consumed in flame.Your flames consume Aren's aura of rebounding.Equilibrium Used: 2.37 seconds
You enact the Rite of Piety, the foundations of your devotion binding all within its grasp.Equilibrium Used: 3.16 seconds
You quickly reach out and point at Aren, your finger nearly brushing her skin as a brilliant arc of your inner spark bursts forth and envelops her in a crackling burst of flame. Aren screams, but the flames are gone as quickly as they came.<--- SEARED THE TARGET! TREE TATTOO DISABLED --->Equilibrium Used: 2.37 seconds
Your angel casts a piercing glance at Aren.Equilibrium Used: 2.37 seconds
All of these (and many more) are EQ only attacks that aren't stack with a balance attack. If you want to afflict, wise is the route to go for TOTAL package. We're not simple Vampires that just have to use slash\mentis whisper. We have a broader range of skills we use.
Heatwave gives 2 affs, at that - it also delivers hallucinations. And I'm trying really hard to be nice here, Ezalor, but I've fought as both Dexterous and Wise, and Wise is by far the better choice. And everyone else in this thread who has actually -played- the class has said as much. Just sayin'.
Bartholomew played as a Dex because he didn't have money for a reincarnation and he also multiclassed as a Templar, so it was a better compromise for the two. Bart and I both spent a lot of time fighting as the class. I'm not trying to discount what you're saying, but your theorycraft is exactly what I assumed when I first picked up the class, and as Dexterous, your stripping abilities are a lot slower, somewhere around three seconds. Rebounding will really push you. Instead, just use other attacks to keep up the aff rate and only strip the rebounding if you've already layered on the other 4-6 affs we can deliver through rebounding.
Everything coming from me is actual experience, not theorycraft. But I don't know what I'm talking about
We have another rebound strip, evoke fire, which does damage\sets ablaze\removes rebounding. It's just not as useful as delivering 2 affs since we don't use mend breaks in the aff run. I -do- use evoke fire eventually, but only after I've got dazzle and heatwave stuck on them.