View Full Version : Returning players take on PVP... (non-rant)

12-18-2007, 09:19 AM
<p>Well I originally began the game in 2004.  Played for some time before RL caught up with me.  Now I have some down time and always wanted to return to the game to see the expansions and new cantent... and PVP (as there was none shortly after launch).  </p><p> My original toon was a Brigand 1/2 elf on the Butcherblock server, in the mighty city of Freeport.  But PVP in Butcherblock was not as prevelent as on PVP servers... sooooo I rolled up a few toons in Venkenor.  But the Brigand was easy to play and easy to rack up kills.</p><p>I have taken a Sarnak Dirge thru the 20's (love the breathe fire), a Troll Guardian as well (love the stuns) and a plain ol human Wizzy (my token Q#1) and a Barbarian Swashbuckler (hair matching woad is too cool to wear a helmet): all thru the lower half of levels.  And I am flat dissappointed with those toons I have on Venknor... but the Swashie.</p><p>I see why everyone raves (and moans) about the Brigand and the Swashbuckler... and its fun to hide with pride and ambush.  I was really hoping that the Troll Guardian I had would have been more fun to PVP... but even with the best plate I can afford... well you know the story of well made plate and class debuffs more so than I.  The word 'butter' and 'hot knife' comes to mind.</p><p>I like to think I know how to play a class effectively, even in the lower half of their leveling... but this seems to be the state of PVP in EQ2.  Do the rest of you think Swashies and Brigands are overpowered.  Their only glaring weakness is that if you miss on just one of your 'fight... err... ambush winning super specials' against someone built for damage (Guardian) you just might lose.  I actually won with a Dirge because he resisted several specials.</p><p>My rankings for what I have played... </p><p>1.  Swashie - its a push-button right-outta-da-box ninja.  But throwing poison and running leaves me a little lacking.</p><p>2.  Brigand - Not quite a Swashie, but easy to play.  Us older gamers tend to crave the dark side side and Freeps cant be Swashies <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" width="15" height="15" /></p><p>3.  Wizzie - Oh Gawd its non warrior and I ranked it higher than Guardian... I am trying to be honest and not rant.</p><p>4.  Guardian - Yep... EQ2 is not about warriors IMO.  I have a feeling that many many classes would fall inbetween wizzie and guardie had I the time to try out more.  I'm not giving up on my beloved Troll Guardian though.  I will try like the gaming fool that I am to make a warrior class work in a setting built on the backs of warriors.</p><p>I like to fight my fight in PVP.  If I fight someone elses fight... I lose.  Every class has its strengths and weaknesses.</p><p>OH YEAH!  I forgot to rate the fifth toon I have been trying to make work. </p><p>LAST - Dirge - No real comment here, I won ONCE in a solo fight against a Necro whom I trust let me win cause he was a part of team that ganked me a few days earlier and felt sorry for me.  Play a string or two... beat on a drum... just a group buffer.  I could not get it to work.</p>

12-18-2007, 11:22 AM
Solo as a guardian is horrible for pvp.  Put them in a group and it makes a huge difference.  In a group they are alot of fun to play but ya solo I die a ton.

12-18-2007, 01:53 PM
Try a Paladin or SK if you want a tank, or a 'Zerker.  Guardians are a bit ... hampered.

12-18-2007, 02:04 PM
In a three versus three fight, if one side has a SK, a Warden and a Rogue and the other side has a Guardian, a Warden and a Rogue, the one with the guardian will win. The SK reactive taunt does not work in PvP, meaning that although they can taunt you, you won't stay taunted for long. With a guardian you have to stop auto attacking or you won't be retargetting for a good while. I'd take a guardian in group PvP over any other fighter, hands down.