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#1 Hooyaah

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:45 PM

I have developed a workable Single-Buff High Elf Build that holds its own at Gold Level 75. I tested the build in the Blood Wood with no near-death experiences, as she handily escapes the wicked Demonic Eyes. I believe that a viable play-through at Niob is likely.

 

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I made certain to add in Skills for protection and to increase damage as much as I could. I modified The Mystic Stormite Combat Arts as follows:

 

Crystal Skin Glacial Mirror / Focalize / Mystic Stormite Expertise

Cascading Shroud Mist / Inconspicuous

Raging Nimbus Hurricane / Roar / Cyclone

Glacial Thorns Frost / Devastation / Fusillade

Frost Flare Freeze / Frost / Icy Circle

 

Noticeably absent is the Combat Art Skill Concentration and the Buff Grand Invigoration . I used Crystal Skin's "Mystic Stormite Expertise" to speed CA regeneration and loaded her armor with "Chance to Halve Regeneration Time to cut the Regen in half. Constitution Mastery was made quickly and along with selecting the other protective skills in order to keep the (self-proclaimed) fragile lady healthy.

 

Finally, Tactics Lore made way for Damage Lore which makes the girl's power quite formidable, indeed, which also aids in keeping mobs at bay and defeating Bosses post haste..

 

 

 

 


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:19 PM

+150 to All Skills? :lol:


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:58 PM

Yeah, one may inflate "all skills" to insane levels with this download: All Skills Amulets

 

The character as outlined above is just as workable with other item modifiers loaded/forged and different armor or weapons may be employed also.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

+150 to All Skills? :lol:

heck of a epic power up!

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:01 PM

High Elves are awesome (just like all Sacred 2 chars...). I would just have picked up Magic Staff instead of Tactic Lore only to add more Mystic and 'coherent' feeling to the build.

Mystic Stormite is one of my fav gameplay; casting Glacial Thorns just behind a Boss and hearing the awesome sound of all the glacial thorns hiting him with critical hits, I love it; + the fx, so good :wizard: :mellow:


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:52 AM

casting Glacial Thorns just behind a Boss and hearing the awesome sound of all the glacial thorns hiting him with critical hits, I love it; + the fx, so good :wizard: :mellow:

It is!

I remember geting mesmerized by that singular effect while playing the High Elf... this alone was reason enough to have me keep leveling her to Niob in HC...

Sacred 2 got this right...but, and pls tell me if you agree or not... didnt you think the ice shards effect in original Sacred was incredibly potent looking as well?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:06 AM

Nice to see a new guide. Sadly none of the kids is playing Sacred 2. The older two live at their school places, the twins are to young and the third spends every free minute learning music. And my spare time is splitted to drive the kids and rebuilding a barn to a living house for seniors in case it is needed. Else it will be for guests.

 

Your guide:

Alchemy, I can't play a character without it ;)

tactics lore  -> Alchemy

I really really really like to get a full health bar when pressing space. And that is not the only use of alchemy - long lasting mentors....

 

And perhaps:

damage lore -> Combat Discipline

More damage to the spells and it makes the chance to halve reg-times a chance to reduce reg-time per 70%.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:00 AM

If you play with Enhanced Spells you don't have to take Tactics Lore to get Damage Lore.

 

Making Damage Lore a secondary skill in the vanilla game was a terrible idea IMO, because this would always a force a spellcaster to take a (useless) weapon-based Offensive Skill in order to access Damage Lore.

 

That being said, I agree with Chattius here.  What use is Damage Lore for an ice build?  Ice doesn't cause any secondary damage like fire or poison, it just freezes enemies, which is a small movement penalty.  All the ice spells already have built-in movement speed debuffs to enemies, meaning they'll be slowed to near immobility anyway.  Combat Discipline on the other hand gives a big damage boost.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:21 PM

Damage Lore mastery "increases effectiveness and duration of Secondary Effects and will improve the chance, duration, and strength of the secondary damage effects triggered by Glacial Thorns: Open Wounds and Freeze." This may be found of great benefit when defeating bosses. I think that Magic Staff Mastery would be a viable alternative to Tactics Lore yet, correct me if I'm wrong, TL increases the chance for critical hits of Glacial Thorns.

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:26 PM

all you wise, wondrous world-class wizards 

 

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Considering the global nature of our beautiful forum community, well said Hooyaah!

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

Damage Lore mastery "increases effectiveness and duration of Secondary Effects and will improve the chance, duration, and strength of the secondary damage effects triggered by Glacial Thorns: Open Wounds and Freeze." This may be found of great benefit when defeating bosses.

 

Right, but in this case we're talking about the chance, duration, and strength of enemies walking slightly slower, and given they will already be barely moving due to all the movement speed penalties and freezing going on even without Damage Lore, I just can't see that taking two skills is worth one slight effect.  Something like raw damage from Combat Discipline seems so much more appealing, especially if we're talking about defeating bosses.  Plus there's the extra skill slot from ditching Tactics Lore.

 

I need to verify that Open Wounds will trigger from physical damage on spells.  I copy-pasted that throughout all the combat art Wiki pages but sometimes things still surprise me.  If something like Glacial Thorns does cause Open Wounds, then Damage Lore would have more value for an Ice Elf than I've given it credit for.

 

 

correct me if I'm wrong, TL increases the chance for critical hits of Glacial Thorns.

Ah, sadly no. Tactics Lore is not the aspect lore skill for any of the High Elf's aspects.  It only boosts critical chance for those aspects that don't have their own Lore skill, in other words mostly weapon-based combat arts.  As Glacial Thorns is a spell, its aspect lore is Mystic Stormite Lore.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:52 AM

Personnally I have never used Combat Discipline, on any character Oo Because I don't use combos mostly (one or two but with two spells max so), I don't find them really interesting (especially compared to Sacred 1 combos). Have I missed something? lol

 

Like Alchemy wich Chattius likes; never used it! I have to re-see my strategies!

 

and pls tell me if you agree or not... didnt you think the ice shards effect in original Sacred was incredibly potent looking as well?

Sorry Gogo, I don't understand the question. You are talking about a BattleMage spell? (I have rarely played him mostly because of hard gameplay...)


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:52 AM

Combat Discipline gives a 20% boost to all combat art damage.  This includes spells as well as weapon-based Combat Arts that give a % damage boost to weapons.  This bonus is received even without putting combat arts into combos.  You don't have to use combos at all for the damage boost!

 

You can also put single combat arts into a combo and you will get a regeneration time bonus from Combat Discipline.

 

Considering that low regeneration times and high damage are the key to winning battles it's hard to imagine building a character WITHOUT combat discipline.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

This bonus is received even without putting combat arts into combos.  You don't have to use combos at all for the damage boost!

Ooooh, I didn't know that at all! Thought you actually had to put them in combos indeed!

 

Considering that low regeneration times and high damage are the key to winning battles it's hard to imagine building a character WITHOUT combat discipline.

I can't believe it. :cstars: The Wiki general Skills page is indeed ambiguous, hadn't checked the detailed page! I have to check the french description too in game because I had never imagine that!

 

Thanks Hooyaah for the post and thanks Flix for the explanation! Well, at least it will give me good reasons to re-do some chars and I can assure you I have beaten Niob with several chars without it.


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