View Full Version : Coercer Question

12-23-2004, 12:55 AM
Im still a new mage and relativly new to EQ2, Im trying to find out about this class and how it handles? Is it a good class for soloing or does it need a group to back it up? Just curious. what other things about this class? what do the spells usualy do?

12-23-2004, 01:38 AM
<DIV>There are really no "solo" classes past 25 IMO but we do ok in the lower levels using "root and rot" tactics. Once you get past 20 you will need to group all the time since our damage is on the low end. In my opinion, enchanters are a group class and should be based on our core skill set.</DIV>

12-23-2004, 01:43 AM
<DIV>I solo fine at 30.  You would be hard pressed to find a higher sustained DPS class than Coercer.</DIV><p>Message Edited by Azmodeus on <span class=date_text>12-22-2004</span> <span class=time_text>12:43 PM</span>

12-23-2004, 01:45 AM
is it more CC oranted?

12-23-2004, 01:53 AM
<DIV>I solo fine at 26. But as far as being CC oriented, Enchanter/Coercer/Illusionist are the heart of CC in EQ (1 & 2). You basically make the impossible encounters possible. But if you want to solo coercers get a good assortment of stuns/roots/dots/nukes (use HOs) to be proficient.</DIV>

12-23-2004, 03:23 AM
<DIV>Azmodeus could you expand on your post? What makes our damage so great and what content are you soloing at 30?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanks in advance.</DIV>

12-23-2004, 04:14 AM
<DIV>I solo just fine at lvl 35 actually I solo at lvl 35 A LOT better then I did at lvl 20 ....</DIV> <DIV>Solo targets nightblood scrouges (lvl 39-40 mobs in EL). Tactic practically no differ from what you have at lvl 20 - same way - pull with slow casting dot (anguish) then root then dot with melancholy, gloom, spasm then reroot - then start HO initiate with Ego Strike then finish with Despotic Mind then initiate HO with Muddled Thinking and finish HO with same Despotic Mind by time you finish your second HO target will be dead or almost dead if you got unlucky roll for HO and instead of Archane Fury you triggered something esle</DIV> <DIV>About our damage</DIV> <DIV>Anguish+Melancholy+Gloom+Spasm ~220 damage per tic</DIV> <DIV>Despotic Mind ~350-390 DD/9s recast</DIV> <DIV>Muddled Thinking 120-135DD/2s recast</DIV> <DIV>Ego Strike 194DD+root/15s recast</DIV>

12-23-2004, 04:35 AM
<DIV>Are there actualy enough solo mobs around to fight in EL or are they scarce? I need to finish the quest tonight so I can go explore.</DIV>

12-23-2004, 04:59 AM
<DIV>EL solo paradize .... for upper 20 low 30s, mid 30s already have to run deeper to find high cons</DIV> <DIV>You can pick also quest to kill enchanted animals by docks - it net tiny cash +1% extra exp per mission (mission usually kill 6-12 animals) quest repeatable deletable and so on <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> you can say pick only order on turtle extermination or bear killing - its up to you <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV>