EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire

 

Go Back   EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire > EverQuest II > Class Discussion > Mage's Arcanum
Members List Search Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
select20

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 64
Default

Just wondering who can blow things up faster while leveling? A Wiz or a Conj spec'd for the mage pet? I liked the killing speed of a wiz and the big numbers, but I've always loved pets. 

Noob question I know, but I was curious.

select20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
schizmark

Loremaster
schizmark's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 99
Default

Wiz and Warlock casting speeds are insanely slow at lower levels, so Conji wins there.  The drawback is that the mage pet is ultra-squishy at low levels, so the tank pet is better.  I played my tank pet effectively all the way up to 90, then switched with the release of DoV.  Now, my mage pet is a cannon that never runs out of ammo.  I gave him a separate name from mine (because I like knowing what kind of damage my pet does), and he did over seven million damage in one Ring War PQ (third place in the overall parse).  It's sick, and I love it.

schizmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
Lamprey_02

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 353
Default

If you're concerned about your life while levelling, you want to play a conjuror - it will be faster and safer, and there are very few groups available pre-90. I used my tank pet while levelling too, but recently made an alt and tried a mage pet at lvl 22 - not squishy at all, great for soloing. You'll still want a tank for tougher mobs, though.

At 90, I'd give the edge to a wizard. Don't get me wrong, conjis do great damage and we do well in groups, but I think a wizard would do better simply because they have better agro control - other than the one AA which makes the mage draw 20% less hate, all other -hate stuff (like adorns) only works for you. Seeing as the pet will always outdamage you, you might as well not use any.

Lamprey_02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:23 AM.

vBulletin skin by: CompleteGFX.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All threads and posts originally from the EQ2 and Station forums operated by Sony Online Entertainment. Their use is by express written permission.