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Nevari
01-21-2005, 08:47 AM
Wondering if anyone could please point out what the song actually does.Nope, I know what it DOES. But I mean 2 conc slots for a increase in attack of 6 points and 3 in AC seems kinda... well :smileytongue:Do I overlook something? Song is at app2 level.

Pure f
01-21-2005, 07:56 PM
You're overlooking the fact that the songster's luck line of buffs was nerfed without it being mentioned in the patchnotes a while ago. You're correct about it being useless now for the 2 conc it takes.I only keep 4 statbuff songs up, and bria's or str/agi debuff depending on situation.

Nevari
01-21-2005, 08:00 PM
Oh well... you right <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I forgot indeed and was wondering ::giggles::Mentalnote: Minstrel Fortune not worth the 2 conc slotsThank you for the answer <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

ShiroiOokami
01-22-2005, 11:08 AM
I mainly use it when soloing, at adept 1 it increases defense/offense by +6 - effectively rasing you 1.2 levels in skills. This can make many green con mobs defend like grey con, allowing you to solo. With this spell up, I've been able to tackle ++ mob's 3 levels under (normally I can only do at 4 levels under). Combine it with power drains to turn the enemy into a melee, and it's a very useful ability.Not so much use in a group though.

aeio
01-25-2005, 04:35 PM
<blockquote><hr>Pure fun wrote:You're overlooking the fact that the songster's luck line of buffs was nerfed without it being mentioned in the patchnotes a while ago. You're correct about it being useless now for the 2 conc it takes.I only keep 4 statbuff songs up, and bria's or str/agi debuff depending on situation.<hr></blockquote>Not useless. One of our absolute best buff lines in the game. Not sure how anyone could classify an ability that increase all of your offensive and defensive abilities for your entire party by nearly a full level, at adept I, to be useless.<p>Message Edited by aeiouy on <span class=date_text>01-25-2005</span> <span class=time_text>03:36 AM</span>

Monomo
01-28-2005, 10:47 PM
<DIV> <DIV>sure its not useless..after testing it I have to agree with aeiouy. My question here is whats the difference between this and Songster's ...the thing is I have songster's at adept1 and Minstrel's at app2 (very unlucky with this spell) ..and my songster's gives higher buff than Minstrel's to ATK and DEF...altough its a spell grey to me...is there something else Im not seeing here?</DIV></DIV>

Albri
01-30-2005, 11:19 PM
Yeah, what it appears is that Minstrel's at the same level is 1 pt more effective than Songsters. I have Minstrel's at App4 and Songster's at Adept 1. Both increase the skills by 5 pts. I imagine if I found an Adept 1 Minstrel's it would then be a 6 pt boost. Its a fairly disapointing upgrade. (Though I guess 1 pt out of 5 is a 20% increase...)So if you have songsters at adept 3 or above, there is not much point in upgrading this until you can afford at least the same level Minstrel's.

Zor
02-04-2005, 10:19 PM
<DIV>Im pretty sure these do stack. But that would use up 4 conc.  I'm thinking of testing this out after all the agi nonsense. Our tank was getting beat on pretty bad  and hes tier4/5 armor on at level 40</DIV>

Albri
02-05-2005, 03:58 AM
Does not stack with Songsters. Just tried it to confirm.

Xenok
02-05-2005, 04:59 AM
<DIV>Songsters Minstrels Swan song, all useless save your conc for something else, most of the intended stat bufs either a) do not exist when cast or b) are so negligible that casting them for 2conc or any conc for that mater is worthless.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I'm ready to twist songs again if they had effects, i sdont care what it takes, just LOOK at our class.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

aeio
02-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Actually it boosts all of your offensive and defense abilities, not only for you but for your entire group.After you stop using it songster's luck, it is one of the best buffs you have.

bluesky
02-07-2005, 08:16 PM
<DIV>adept3 mistrel fortune increase by 7pts</DIV>