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Author:  Mankeli [ Mon May 05, 2014 1:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Disruption Shield and Max Mana

Hi!

Rolling a level 50 cornac wildfire archmage and wondering on how to use my remaining class points. I've unlocked temporal and Essence of Speed is one place I'll be investing on (I have a shitload of unused points), but after Essence of Speed is activated I'll only have 400 max mana. Is 400 enough to make disruption shield worthwhile (read: safe enough), assuming I will 5/5 it?

Prodigies are Cauterize and yet-to-be-chosen.

Author:  Faeryan [ Mon May 05, 2014 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Disruption Shield and Max Mana

Remember to do Time Shield. It might just be your best skill.

With Wildfire mage's sustains I wouldn't bother with Disruption Shield.

Dug up the char sheet for better info: http://te4.org/characters/121593/tome/5 ... 1188e16cd8

I would also max Blastwave. Love that spell.

Author:  Doctornull [ Mon May 05, 2014 9:20 pm ]
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Disruption Shield is a great way for a Wildfire mage to regain mana, but not a great way to actually shield himself.

For a Cornac, my advice for unlocks would be Temporal, Wildfire and Harmony.

Author:  bpat [ Tue May 06, 2014 12:16 am ]
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Disruption Shield is always good. Even with only 400 mana, maxed out Disruption Shield will be able to block over 2,500 damage plus more with Aegis talents.

Author:  Mankeli [ Tue May 06, 2014 7:13 pm ]
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Ok, thanks for the replies (and detective work, I got to start remembering that my char dumbs are online :P), Faeryan, Doctornull and bpat!

It seems that I get over 100 % arcane resistance when disruption shield falls apart and since I only have 10 % arcane resist penetration I should be pretty safe from the arcane storm.

I can't 5/5 all the skills I want because I have miscalculated and invested in the not-so-good manathrust (shitty for this character, great for aether archmages, of course). But I can get 5/5 disruption shield and essence of speed and then spend the remaining 3 points on improving blastwave and/or time shield.

Also found out that with Fiery Choker my archmage suddenly has a free regen infusion when standing on his own flames. Good times. Now that Limnir quest is done, it's High Peak time.

Author:  HousePet [ Wed May 07, 2014 3:57 am ]
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You won't actually get over 70% arcane resist without rescap bonuses, but if you don't have too much +damage or respen for arcane you should be relatively safe.
And since you also have Temporal, you have no excuse for actually taking any Storm damage anyway.

Author:  Mankeli [ Wed May 07, 2014 6:06 am ]
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HousePet wrote:
You won't actually get over 70% arcane resist without rescap bonuses, but if you don't have too much +damage or respen for arcane you should be relatively safe.
And since you also have Temporal, you have no excuse for actually taking any Storm damage anyway.

Thanks for the clarification. It seems that I have +60 % arcane damage but I guess I can just use my time shield or other shields or just fireflash my own character once in every five turns for what seems to be over 500 healing per shot! :lol:

Had a looong fight with the Wyrm stair guardian, who had like 100 sustains and was eager to use disperse on to nulllify my chars sustains. He's dead now, though, so high peak time.

Author:  HousePet [ Wed May 07, 2014 6:43 am ]
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Or you could Time Prison yourself while the storm rages...

Author:  Mankeli [ Wed May 07, 2014 7:31 am ]
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HousePet wrote:
Or you could Time Prison yourself while the storm rages...

That works? That's news to me, thanks!

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