How to ranger Jan 24, 2015 17:49:08 GMT -5
Post by sirra on Jan 24, 2015 17:49:08 GMT -5
That's the thing though. You'll need to do an insane amount of off/def twinking (and this can only be accomplished, realistically, in the wilderness, as the 'rinth won't take you that far), and even once you've done that...and overcome the massive starting advantage Rangers have in defense (And Defense is much harder to raise than Offense)...There's the fact that your parry will always be much lower, and you won't have slashing or chopping weapons. And when I say 'insane amount of twinking', that is by my completely immoral standards. Not that of a decent person.
If even I think something isn't realistic, then you would literally be better off sucking Nyr off and special requesting a stat raise + off/def boost on your templar or Karma 7 mul. Does that sound unlikely? Maybe. But more people have accomplished that than twink up an assassin to the levels people blithely suggest here. There's been some templars/nobles staff-boosted to god-like levels that have never touched a verrin hawk or stilt lizard or gith outside an RPT.
The sole reason a ranger can overcome a warrior in the circle is because their parry, while lower than a warriors (if still comfortably higher than an assassin) can be overcome by raising all four weapons. And in fact, even have the advantage over a warrior. A ranger can get their dual wield higher than a warrior, and their two-handed to the same level.
For the assassin...Yes. The majority of people will be rocking piercing and bludgeoning. But the moment someone breaks out <advanced> slashing or chopping on you, expect to start taking hits like they were using a pike. And all your extra Defense won't matter. Magickers rely on overpowered magic spells/items in combination with a high off/def. And they still take tons of hits....They just might be immune to damage.
I think the number one thing people don't appreciate is how disadvantaged you are by lacking skill in the opposing weapon type. It's pretty big. It factors into a lot of different stuff - even disarm defense.