ToME: the Tales of Maj'Eyal

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:16 pm 
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blakemw wrote:
This isn't necessarily intended to be a guide to building the optimal archer, it builds a different kind of archer. An Archer, who uses a sling and shield and wears massive armor. Instead of shooting people from over the horizon he's just as happy caving in their face from point blank range. A Concealment Bow Archer is more flashy at low levels, but I think a Sling archer is actually more overpowered.

Why Slinger?(...)


Because it's fun !

Hi blakemw, I recently begun to play ToME and well, I didn't want to play the classic archer - ambitious newb is ambitious - so I've been looking for more exotic builds - and there you are with your very complete and well written guide \o/

Since the sling is a thing to me, a childhood dream (probably thanks to one of my ealry years heroes : Thierry La Fronde) and mixing it with melee/shield made this build very appealing.

Even if my chars are still dying early (not your fault, eh ! but, beside greenhorn-eagerness, probably because I'm trying to rush massive armor too early this leading to upgrade Strength instead of Dext and maybe Cunning, plus no space left in inventory induces often poor choices of equipment ) I do enjoy the rythm of the Heavily-Armoured Slinger gameplay and I will persevere !

Lots of thanks for the fresh build and your dedication.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:50 am 
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Great guide. Just got my first insane win with it https://te4.org/characters/235359/tome/ ... 52eedc8fde. Also it gives me a choice to play ghoul with. The whole game is pretty easy. Both deaths are to orc cyromancers in high peak hidden vaults. I underestimated them too much and didn't kill them first or run away when I only have half of my life left (and even didn't bother using my shield runes). And then their icy shard hit me with 800+ cold damage... (I have 51% cold res!)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:26 am 
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helminthauge wrote:
Great guide. Just got my first insane win with it https://te4.org/characters/235359/tome/ ... 52eedc8fde. Also it gives me a choice to play ghoul with. The whole game is pretty easy. Both deaths are to orc cyromancers in high peak hidden vaults. I underestimated them too much and didn't kill them first or run away when I only have half of my life left (and even didn't bother using my shield runes). And then their icy shard hit me with 800+ cold damage... (I have 51% cold res!)


Good job beating insane. I haven't managed that yet, mainly because I'm too reckless. It's gratifying that you used Ghoul, shows I'm not mad for thinking it's a completely viable choice for this build.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Question: why no mention of Pain Enhancement System? This build is begging for it.

For this Prodigy you're wanting to go STR/DEX/CUN in your stat spread. You're putting in STR for your armor while none of your weapons or talents scale with STR. You're also going to crit a lot. This means that you get a huge boost in every single thing your character is around during PES's duration (even your Conditioning talents), and it's going to trigger just about every time it's not on cooldown.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:29 am 
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Chronosplit wrote:
Question: why no mention of Pain Enhancement System? This build is begging for it.

For this Prodigy you're wanting to go STR/DEX/CUN in your stat spread. You're putting in STR for your armor while none of your weapons or talents scale with STR. You're also going to crit a lot. This means that you get a huge boost in every single thing your character is around during PES's duration (even your Conditioning talents), and it's going to trigger just about every time it's not on cooldown.


because it's worse than Arcane Might. It gives you 60% of your Strength to your sling shot damage calculation while AM gives 50% of your Magic and all your spell power to it, which is at least 70% of your Magic, and it's full uptime. Yeah, strength seems easier to stack than Magic and higher strength gives you higher basic physical power and thus higher damage, but 1/3 uptime is really not good. Arcane Might also gives you some crit chance, and if you stack some +crit chance equips it's not hard to reach 100% physical crit on archer.
may be better than Superpower though.


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