Because it's fun !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.
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.