View Full Version : The I Love my Mystic Post :)

12-17-2004, 12:52 PM
<DIV>Well alot of posts now..not only here but also in the Shaman and Priest boards complain about the Shaman/Mystic class.  I personally love this class.   I love the ability to Do damage...slow...heal...ward...and buff all in one group.  So post if you love your mystic and the reasons why...so that people who are thinking about making a Mystic can see why they should, instead of all thses posts that show why they should not <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV>

12-17-2004, 01:22 PM
I love my mystic because when I turn to a bear and sidestep back and forth it looks hilarious. I usually do it in front of my friends that I group with and it makes them laugh as well <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />On a more serious note, I love this class because it keeps me challenged. I dont want a "hit button 1, repeat, win" type of class. You have to use all the things at your disposal to be a good mystic and I love that. Not saying other classes are easier or anything, I havn't really tried them but this is one reason why I love being a mystic.

12-17-2004, 06:19 PM
<DIV>The Mystic is a good class.  It's a challenge, that's for sure.  To be effective you have to master buffs, debuffs, DoTs, wards, heals, nukes, HOs...  And you have to master them all at once.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I think that's the contentious point though.  It's not to be <EM>more</EM> effective that you need to master these things, it's to be <EM>at all</EM> effective, relatively.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>As I approach 30th, I'm finding more and more that my wards are <EM>relatively</EM> less effective (i.e. the monsters hit like your tank will have high AC, but the high AC doesn't 'help' the wards at all), more and more monsters have attacks that simply ignore my wards, etc.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>it's a little irritating, but it doesn't spoil a great class.  And I'm sure they'll 'fix' it...</DIV>

12-17-2004, 09:14 PM
Wards are a little tricky with ^^ and multiple mobs. But nevertheless they are fun to use,though in terms of wards efficiency, that's another post and issue.I love the ward's spell effects!But other than that, I look forward to being a bear! I love the use of slow. You can see the huge effect of ward suddenly dropping if slow is notin effect.Mystic sounds like a fun healer class with a tad of variety. Clerics seem to boring.Druid is a probably another diversed healer class, but I am really scared of light armor.

12-17-2004, 09:28 PM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Xrande wrote:<BR> But nevertheless they are fun to use,<BR>though in terms of wards efficiency, that's another post and issue.<BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Aye i do agree that the whole ward efficency has been beaten more then a dead horse.  But i think that those that stick with the mystic class will see that eventually it will become balanced.  I am sure that SOE will notice a problem with the ward and change it and all those who stuck with the mystic will be very glad they did <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P>BTW i dont want this to turn into a Ward discussion fest lol i just want this to be a post where people can see the good sides of the mystic and not all those "We are underpowered" posts<BR></P>

12-17-2004, 09:51 PM
Granted, I am not a Mystic yet ... but I just love the way Shaman/Mystic works.I like the fact that they are pretty versatile yet can be active/laid-back.Slow, debuff, DoT, Wards are Shaman's specialty and all has a timer on it. I likebeing active in combat. By making sure slow, debuffs and DoT stays, that's my activepart! Once all 3 are up, I can take a seat back a little and just make sure wardsare fine.Plus, who can't ignore the Bear form when it sits down. <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />Medium armor looks is always sweet! I seen too many people wearing metal buckets or kettles. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

12-17-2004, 09:52 PM
<DIV>I also love my mystic and know they will balance things out reguarding wards.</DIV>

12-18-2004, 12:10 AM
<DIV>I have a blast on my Mystic.  Flat out hes just a blast all around Ward, heal, Dot, and debuff That and I live in bird form even with the chirping noises.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Escreal</DIV> <DIV>25 Mystic</DIV> <DIV>Blackburrow</DIV>

12-18-2004, 02:17 AM
wards are affected by ac...when you get hit it might caluclate it as if its 0ac, but EQ2 is a lot more based around avoidance than eq1 was.usually when i find that my wards are 'not working well', its because the tank has crappy ac and it just taking too many hits, ward or not.

12-18-2004, 03:08 AM
<DIV>I love my char a 35 mystic but have found wards to be of little use with a cleric.  It stops their reactive heals while wards work exceptional with a druid because of their regen.  It nulifies AC to so I save wards for when a cleric or other caster gets agro from group pulls or cast on the whole group during an AE encounter.  I never ward the Tank except if it is named on INC then I do so prior to pull.  Otherwise I use my heals.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Wards are EXTREMELY useful when soloing.  But the Mystic class is a group class character and though you can solo I sugest grping as much as possible.</DIV>

12-18-2004, 03:25 AM
So it is true that if Ward is on, Reactive don't function cos the Ward blocks out any damage?

12-18-2004, 07:06 AM
<DIV>Yup thats the thing so wards are in-effective at higher lvls of the game with a cleric in group.  On the tank atleast but the are extremely effective on the rest of the party.  The Mystics real power don't lie in its wards but its slow and debuffs.  Our dots are also quite the thing Contagion Cold Fire and Maimia all Adept 1 do about 120 to 180 damage a tic.  Granted Contagion only lasts 3 ticks and the other 2 only five.  But at lvl 35 I can use all my debuffs and place the three dots heal once and replace dots and use just over 20% of my mana.  By this time the mob dies I'm out of combat and am full mana (power) again.  Mystics also get their direct heals which use less power then a druid class otherwise gving the mystic more heals in them.  Our buffs are second to none that i've noticed also.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Cleric in the group is easier then a druid in group.  With druid in grp they rely on regen to heal and you'll have to throw more then a few heals on the tanks if its a tough encounter but if its just trash (grinding) the wards work nicely.  But seeing as my group (ones I'm always with) fights red ^^ and have done White ^^^ x2 group ourselves I can't complain.  but we are not the convential group of two healers and 1 tank and the rest DPS.  Instead our is comprised of 1 Mystic 1 cleric 1 fury 1 dirge 1 wizard 1 gaurdian.  And we are doing NUMEROUS server firsts.  With a group compo like this the Mystic is regligated to debuffing dots and backup heals as always.  We are more effeciant as secondary healer then a druid but then the druid out damages us by far too with their DD spells.</DIV>

12-18-2004, 07:15 AM
<DIV>I love my mystic. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Go Go Beaver form - it's a sure-fire way to make people laugh and remember to have fun sometimes :smileyvery-happy:</DIV>

12-21-2004, 08:22 AM
<DIV>I also am very happy with the mystic.Maybe some of the numbers don't crunch but he fulfills all the criteria I wanted from a class.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>1/ He can heal (I can heal fine by myself in a nice safe camp spot)</DIV> <DIV>2/He has good secondary abilities( Buffing,slows etc)</DIV> <DIV>3/he is desired in group(I never have problems getting groups)</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>So I am happy with my choice</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Arzanes</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Najeena</DIV>

12-21-2004, 05:09 PM
<DIV>Like everyone else ... I love my mystic and the concept of the class.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>So I am hopeful that the Devs will address the issues of our wards and then we will be perfect <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Ghartan</DIV>