View Full Version : Pair with a shaman ?

12-03-2004, 04:50 PM
<DIV>Posted on Berseker forum aswell<BR></DIV> <DIV>I'll start an alt to play exclusively with a friend of mine who's gonna go for shaman (freeport side).</DIV> <DIV>So, obviously, i need to be some kind of tank/damage dealer :smileytongue: which i dont mind at all. We'll maybe groupe here and there with pickup people, but the plan is to play this pair most of the time.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Now i read those forums , checked the skills and such and i cant make my mind between a Berzeker and a SK.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Do you think a SK is strong enough the take the beatings all the time?</DIV> <DIV>Do you think a SK deals enough damage to take out a mob (with help of the shammy of course) fast enough?</DIV> <DIV>Do you think a SK is complemantary to a shammy for any reason?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanx alot for your feed-back!</DIV>

12-03-2004, 05:07 PM
<DIV>I'd say: Go with a Druid !</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>My reasons are:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>1) You will probably have stacking issues with your runes and shaman's runes.</DIV> <DIV>2) You can allways blame the f***ing druid if something goes wrong, let's say you hit the shout button by mistake.</DIV> <DIV>3) Druids get Lioness form, so you can kill him for City Task exp if you get tired of him.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

12-03-2004, 06:02 PM
<DIV>hu?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>err..i guess..."thanx"...</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Anything more constructive then that ?</DIV>

12-03-2004, 07:15 PM
Cleric is much easier to duo with than a shaman or a druid. That said i'd take a shaman over a druid any day. Druids that i've seen at work are poor healers and not good for duoing with. The regens aren't fast enough, the damage shields don't do enough and their heals aren't strong enough to keep up.SK will tank better than the zerk, not sure about damage output. Zerks that i've seen tank do so badly and take alot of damage quickly compared to other tanks.

12-03-2004, 07:29 PM
Um his question is if he should roll a SK or are ZerkI think either would be fine. But i can tell you that a zerk will never loose aggro .SK shouldn't if played right, but sh*t happens.Probably not much help but .....

12-03-2004, 08:00 PM
<DIV>great, thanx for the info guys!</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Indeed, my mate wants to play shaman, so i started with that (no reason to FORCE him to go cleric or whatever)</DIV> <DIV>From that, of course, the second of a pair should be a tank of some kind. Taking out "good" (we play freeport), "light armored" (bruisers) it leaves Guardian / Zerk / SK. Assuming Guardian is more a wall and do less damage, i'm just hesitating between the 2 left classes. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>You sure a SK can take as much of a beating as a Zerk? that would be cool (some spells to play with <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />)</DIV>

12-03-2004, 08:32 PM
I would say that tanking ability would be:1) guardian2) SK3) zerkAnd pretty much the opposite order for damage dealing (zerk does a lot, guardian not as much). Others are saying your ward may not stack with the shaman ward. I'd say you should still ward yourself and the shaman should use their power for other offensive spells. (Warding yourself is a good aggro-magnet.)SK is a middle-ground class. We do well as a main tank, but we also have spells designed for use when SA to make the main-tank better.

12-03-2004, 10:52 PM
In all my time duoing with a shaman, their wards stack from what i've seen. Mine definately goes off before theirs does.SK definately tanks better than a zerk, no contest. Not even close. Guardians at my level are only slightly better than me and that's because their quest shield is head above anything i can get, as i was stuck buying a store bought shield due to lack of shields. As for damage? Dunno, haven't seen anyone post any log parses as of now it's all been hearsay.Shaman was not a great class to duo with as a SK, she never had enough healing power to keep up. Reactive heals seem to be much more efficient. Just warning you up from that it won't be easy.

12-04-2004, 08:58 PM
<DIV> <DIV>I'm a level 22 Defiler and group with a SK everyday (he will be 22 very soon).<SPAN>  </SPAN>He tanks very well, and I don’t have a problem keeping his health up at all.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Most of the time I ward him before the pull (no aggro), then I slow and dot the mob, works very well we are a great team.<SPAN>  </SPAN>I would not change mine or his class if I could. <P> </P> <P>Good luck</P></DIV></DIV>

12-04-2004, 09:29 PM
<DIV>I group with my brother who is a couple lvls higher then me thru the lvls and he's a shaman.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>The big plus to shaman, is the slowing of mobs.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Only problem is when you run across the higher lvl double up arrow mob that that has 5 friends with him deals out too much damage too fast, then you gotta have the cleric around.  But you normally wouldn't do that fight without full group dps and healing.  For duoing though, shaman has had enough heal power for most everything, but it can get close if the slows don't land.</DIV>