View Full Version : Help on picking pvp class...

01-04-2008, 05:14 PM
<p> Heeey everyone, </p><p>     So first of all im sorta new to eq2. Played for a month or w/e when the vanguard trial offers were sent. And just for clarification, im not new to pvp, been playin since uo times and ac darktide.</p><p> My question is, what class do you think i should play that is the most effective for pvp. and by effective i mean having a chance against tweaks. My old pvp chars were a wizard and swashbuckler. Wizard got blown away by twinks, and so did my swashy. I just rolled a ranger, but really dont like it, just dont like kiting and runnin in circles. </p><p>I like to be mostly close combat, but a lil range doesnt hurt. My main concern is actually having fun, unlike when i played my wizzy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, just wanna have a fun time, this is my last hope for current mmos :b  </p><p>Also, i play on nagafen, so any guilds recruitin, im lookin for one to help me out a lil. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Cheers</p>

01-04-2008, 06:32 PM
Close quarters would be Monk/Bruiser, Swashbuckler/Brigand, Paladin/Shadowknight, Guardians and Berserkers.  If you don't like sneaking around, pass on the Rogues.  Guardians are ... beyond my patience level to play, and I'll tip my hat to those that play them. 

01-04-2008, 06:36 PM
I love the Guardian and their ability to taunt lock people in PvP. But if you want a more damaging tank, go Beserker. If it's stealth you seek go Swashbuckler or Brigand, maybe even a Troubador. If you really want to try something interesting build yourself a melee spec'd Templar or Inquisitor. If you want to join the mainstream pick up a Warden or Fury.

01-04-2008, 06:38 PM
<p>Some questions:</p><p>1. Do you want mainly solo PVP, or group-based?</p><p>2. Do you want PVP to be your main focus, or do you like to play the PVE parts of the game, with some PVP mixed in?</p><p>If you're looking for full-time solo PVP, you need to be a scout unless you're seriously devoted.  Tracking is the only way to be sure you can always find a fight when you want it.  There are full-time PVPers of other classes - wardens, bruisers, illusionist; but that's a hard life.  I wouldn't think that would be fun when you're new to EQ2.</p><p>If you like group PVP, just about any class is useful.  You might like monk/bruiser or assassin.  For a trickier but possibly more satisying option, try a troubidor/dirge, or illusionist/coercer.</p><p>If you're interested in PVE as much as PVP, and don't mind waiting for the fights to come to you, nearly any class works.  Some classes have it rougher than others, but there's some value in them all.  Browse around in this forum for the "Top 5 classes" type posts - there are a few every week.  That'll give you some idea what classes strengths and weaknesses are.</p>

01-05-2008, 12:13 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Some questions:</p><p>1. Do you want mainly solo PVP, or group-based?</p><p>2. Do you want PVP to be your main focus, or do you like to play the PVE parts of the game, with some PVP mixed in?</p></blockquote><p>1) I like a mix of both, so from the responses im leanin towards berserker or bruiser or maybe assassin.</p><p>2) Again i like a mix, u kno since i plan on doin both alot :b </p><p> Id also like to thank you all for your responses so far, and feel free to tell me if my decision on berserker, bruiser or assassin is a good choice. or maybe the counterpart for each, depends if i want to play good or evil.</p><p>Thanks again</p><p>-Zephyr</p>

01-05-2008, 06:12 AM
<p>You want something different that if well played will absolutely rip the living crap out of 90% of the classes?</p><p>Make a melee illusionist!  No, I'm not joking, I've seen STR specced illusionists stand toe to toe with the best scouts and come out on top.  With spells that cast as fast as most CA's and that STR line, you just don't mess with em...</p>

01-05-2008, 06:19 AM
theres four difficulty levels you cna choose for pvp1. easy mode: minimal effort for max rewards play a scout class, targets provided by track, you choose your fights with evac, and you have highest dps in game and usually armor close to that of tanks2. normal mode: priest, able to heal your way out of most situations, but no evac or invis makes you a target, and beign a groups healer makes you a bigger target, most players will not try and tackle a solo healer while playing solo themselves3. Hard mode: fighter class, able to take some pounding but not having very much dps, no evac and no run speed buffs4.  I want to die all the time and work really hard for wins mode: Mage class, high dps but next to no armor or hit points fights are always burn them before they burn you, must stand still for all abilities including evac, often refered to as token vendors playing a mage to a high level and being feared in pvp combat is a feat few players are able to achieve. kudos to all my fellow pvp mages out there we are the true hero's!

01-06-2008, 04:13 AM
<p>Well im actually really enjoying my bruiser, so miiight stick with him.</p><p> but ill prob make a berserker and compare the 2. I do want a challenge, just not enough to make me throw my computer out of my office :b</p><p>Thanks again for all the help and hopefully ill c ya in game!</p>