Icesus.org Forum Index Icesus.org
Icesus MUD
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Midrien seeks Army Advice

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Icesus.org Forum Index -> Guilds
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
midrien



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 48
Location: Albany, New York. USA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 20:52 pm    Post subject: Midrien seeks Army Advice Reply with quote

Well, i plan on sticking to army for a few more levels at least. To get a good feel for the guild before i restart my Reinc frenzy again.

Level 28 B'rogh, heavy infantry.

I just wanted to know what to expect over the next few levels, how important a shield is to heavy infantry...Things like that.

I'm currently using offensive combat style, wearing heavy armor. I try and train All the offensive options that heavy infantry gives me to max, but Strike is way too expensive for me at the moment.

Enhance criticals, Find weakness, Cleave, swing all get trained to max. Block, avoid hits and such as well.

Heavy armour skill is maxed, and i'm training medium armours as well, as it says it helps when wearing lots of heavy armours. Is that worth it?

I'm using a black titanium broadsword in both hands, but still not hitting as hard as i'd like to. Shield would only make this worse, but i've been trying to train my strength to compesate.. I'm scrawny right now, and want to get to at least brawny before i'm satisfied. Is that a good point to aim for?

I'm happy with my equipment for the moment, just really looking to save up for a ring of Satiation and most likely a titanium tower shield.

Anyone wants further information about my character, just ask.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kraven
Supporting Member 2012


Joined: 29 Mar 2004
Posts: 93
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 13:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heavy infantry as known "def tanks" use usually sword and shield and they arent used to deal damage,mostly parry incoming blows...heavy infantry skill max in offensive department are way much lower than light infantry..but they get highest parries and dodges etc...so if you decide to make a heavy infantry remember that at the end you will be the "meatwall" in front of a mage or sorcerer who deals all the damage.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
midrien



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 48
Location: Albany, New York. USA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 19:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know. I just wanted to be able to do some damage now, untill I was relegated strictly to partying for my experience.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
arkady
Supporting Member 2007


Joined: 10 Dec 2004
Posts: 48
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 01:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some success with def army as a soloer but I was light infantry when I was first training levels 25-40 then I switched over to def and liked it more...

But on to the tricks...

1. Bigger is better, firbolg def, Thakkrad does it so it has to be decent right...
2. bigger is still better, weild the largest weapon you can in one hand, do the same with your shield..
3. skills that enhance your melee ability are key ie Combat reflexes, sense, continuous assault, enhance criticals
4. You Do all your damage from strike, so use it, at to injure.
5. eq is also key get yourself a raptor breastplate, and ratling bracers, you also need to get fine steel greaves, helmet, and guantlets.. since the better eq is all on 1meg+ mobs...
6. so there you are millions of silver in shopping and you too will be able to punch gypsies to death while you make yourself a grilled cheese...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
solar
Supporting Member 2020


Joined: 03 Apr 2004
Posts: 540
Location: Kalajoki/Oulu, Finland

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 16:57 pm    Post subject: ikea Reply with quote

arkady wrote:
4. You Do all your damage from strike, so use it, at to injure.
5. eq is also key get yourself a raptor breastplate, and ratling bracers, you also need to get fine steel greaves, helmet, and guantlets.. since the better eq is all on 1meg+ mobs...


Umm... great meleeing ability is by far superior to using strike (unless the code does not work the way it is intended or there are some features unknown to me in it).

But yeah... using strike is a good idea... but as a deftank, you might want to use shield rush or strike to stun against eqmonsters, they can interrupt skills/spells if you're good (or lucky).

Fullplate coating does protect indeed, but so does chitinium silk and dragonscales, while also being a LOT lighter (less penalties to meleeing).
_________________
Internet tough guy

Icesus is not just my life - it's the lack of it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Icesus.org Forum Index -> Guilds All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group