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Forum: In Testing Feedback 06-04-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 69
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Stylin wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Stylin wrote:<BR> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>It was a total 360 from bloodlines.  And grats to you on that!</DIV> <DIV> </DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <DIV>That would mean it went...
Forum: Illusionist 06-04-2005, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 39
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Heh, niether work for me. Even when not...

<DIV>Heh, niether work for me. Even when not casting, I make a hand gesture, the mob glows ( normally blue... sometimes red) and the mob comes after me. Sometimes it happens as soon as I cast. So I...
Forum: Illusionist 06-04-2005, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By Erasm
<P>i think soloing across the board has gotten...

<P>i think soloing across the board has gotten alot easier. Even for the ~20 lvl people. I rolled a dirge and TORE through the lvl 20 mobs( AQ mobs) in antonica at lvl 16 with no downtime at all. I...
Forum: Swashbuckler 05-23-2005, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 29
Posted By Erasm
<P>I think you were a little out of bounds. So...

<P>I think you were a little out of bounds. So was the healer. </P> <P>Intelligent discourse in a group is important. Simply not saying anything and calling out was silly. Had you responded and then...
Forum: Illusionist 05-21-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 55
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Im playing guildwars too. And oddly enough,...

<DIV>Im playing guildwars too. And oddly enough, im a mesmer/monk <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I love torturing the monks <img...
Forum: Illusionist 04-05-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 45
Posted By Erasm
<span><blockquote><hr>Warhawk wrote:<div></div>...

<span><blockquote><hr>Warhawk wrote:<div></div> <div> <div>What I think a lot of you are missing here is that solo'ing very doable until you leave Nek or the Steppes.  After that you will find that...
Forum: Illusionist 04-04-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 44
Posted By Erasm
Its all better now. I just had a night of bad...

Its all better now. I just had a night of bad luck I suppose. Zero problems with yellow versions of the same mob that was giving me trouble. Back to normal <img...
Forum: Illusionist 04-04-2005, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 45
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>A few tips:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>1) Dont...

<DIV>A few tips:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>1) Dont melee. Ripostes hurt alot. </DIV> <DIV>2) Use your low level dots ( cerebral spasm and static pulse) to generate nightmare procs. You should be able...
Forum: Swashbuckler 04-04-2005, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Tehhu wrote:<BR>why did...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Tehhu wrote:<BR>why did you compare Ruse with Undercut? i dont see at all what kind of relevance that has.<BR><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <DIV>Because they are recieved at a...
Forum: Illusionist 04-03-2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 44
Posted By Erasm
yeah root was broken. I dont rely on root, or...

yeah root was broken. I dont rely on root, or mez.  I cast speechless, binding light, speechless, nightmare, bolt of lethargy, tormenting visions, cerebral spasm, static pulse, then an HO and...
Forum: Illusionist 04-03-2005, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 44
Posted By Erasm
Im a 33 Illusionist. I havent been in the game...

Im a 33 Illusionist. I havent been in the game for ~2weeks. I guess the last time I played was just before the AC display change. Last time I was on, I could solo oranges pretty easily if they were...
Forum: Swashbuckler 04-02-2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 163
Posted By Erasm
<P>I seriously doubt you kited with undercut,...

<P>I seriously doubt you kited with undercut, hamstring or disable. </P> <P>They reduce movement, but its hardly noticable. Not to mention you have to be literally up the mobs rear to use them. Thier...
Forum: Swashbuckler 04-02-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Dont compare ruse to mez. </DIV>...

<DIV>Dont compare ruse to mez. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Heres the deal:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Swashies get undercut. Roughly 120 damage every 9 seconds. </DIV> <DIV>Brigands get Ruse. roughly 800...
Forum: Swashbuckler 04-02-2005, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 228
Posted By Erasm
I dont know if I would compare disarming grin and...

I dont know if I would compare disarming grin and ruse hehe. Its more accurate to compare our mez with thier stun ( we get the upper hand on this one). In place of ruse we have undercut, which for...
Forum: Illusionist 04-02-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>You are about to get an upgrade for breeze,...

<DIV>You are about to get an upgrade for breeze, and upgrading it wont help that much anyway. So stay away from that one <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0"...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-18-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Erasm
I would wait until after the next update to make...

I would wait until after the next update to make BIG weapon purchases. Looks like some nice ( and expensive) new weapons and armor will be available. New enchanted weapons, and new reicpes from...
Forum: Ranger 03-17-2005, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 53
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Bodkin are long range piercing arrows...

<DIV>Bodkin are long range piercing arrows designed to pierce chainmail ( RL Description). Im not really sure what kind of modifiers they have in game. </DIV>
Forum: Ranger 03-17-2005, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 53
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>No modifier in the name = piercing</DIV>...

<DIV>No modifier in the name = piercing</DIV> <DIV>Hunting = slashing</DIV> <DIV>Rounded = blunt </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I figured I would expand upon the info a bit.</DIV>
Forum: Illusionist 03-17-2005, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 85
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>You know, its a very bad idea to use auto...

<DIV>You know, its a very bad idea to use auto attack if the fight is likely to be close. Ripostes hurt lol. So scratch the auto attack part, its not worth it at all. </DIV>
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-17-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Erasm
Turn off auto attack to mez. If you are still...

Turn off auto attack to mez. If you are still having problems, turn off atuo attack and put your back to the mob ( avoid ripostes which can also cause poison to proc). Also, after you begin casting,...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-17-2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 265
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> BallardDav wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> BallardDav wrote:<BR> <DIV>I always use a sword and shield when I solo, and I pull the shield out when I get aggro in a group.  Most of the damage I do in ANY fight is from my...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-17-2005, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 45
Posted By Erasm
<P>Also, keep in mind that delve info is not...

<P>Also, keep in mind that delve info is not always correct. </P> <P>Just as an example: Insight. Its the highest illusionist upgrade to breeze. Delve says 40 at Master I. Actual is 53. Breeze says...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-17-2005, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Simyr wrote:<BR><BR>We can...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Simyr wrote:<BR><BR>We can use poisons (predators can and bards cant).<BR><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Predators also get poison.....</P> <P> </P> <P>Everythign else is correct...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-17-2005, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 33
Posted By Erasm
<P>If there is an adjective in front of its name,...

<P>If there is an adjective in front of its name, chances are its an enhanced solo mob. Unruly buzzers seem to have taken the place of the wasps of darkness and are now enhanced solo mobs. Same for...
Forum: Assassin 03-14-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 70
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Which orcs? The grunts or the marauders? The...

<DIV>Which orcs? The grunts or the marauders? The marauders are enhanced versions of the grunts, and are much harder. For some reason, those "enhanced" mobs are more common than the normal ones. They...
Forum: Ranger 03-14-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>If the guys in the elddar grove dont have...

<DIV>If the guys in the elddar grove dont have them, Im pretty sure the bow/arrow merchant next to the inn in Willow Wood sells them. I didnt see them on any other racial district merchant though....
Forum: Ranger 03-14-2005, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 53
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>If this helps, here is the dmg from tier 1...

<DIV>If this helps, here is the dmg from tier 1 to tier 3 arrows on my swashbuckler's strangling shot ( against white-yellow ^^ giants in TS)</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Tin Arrows: 60dmg x2</DIV>...
Forum: Illusionist 03-14-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 80
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Reiga75 wrote:<BR> ...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Reiga75 wrote:<BR> <DIV>Illusionists go solo?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>..why?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>We dont have any problem to get a group(except there's just very few...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-12-2005, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>This is an artifact left over from the skill...

<DIV>This is an artifact left over from the skill revamp right before release. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Before the revamp, all classes kept thier archetype, class, and subclass spell lines. So...
Forum: Coercer 03-12-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 135
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Edited so as to not feed the...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Edited so as to not feed the trolls. </P> <P> </P> <P> </P></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Message Edited by Erasmus on <span class=date_text>03-11-2005</span> <span class=time_text>08:58...
Forum: Illusionist 03-12-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 85
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Geldoff wrote:<BR>im...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Geldoff wrote:<BR>im interested in how you melee. Most stuff I solo will kill me in 3 or 4 whacks (reguardless of sleepless). Also on that note aside from nukers an healers I...
Forum: Illusionist 03-12-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 85
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>HOs are low on the list because nightmare +...

<DIV>HOs are low on the list because nightmare + 5 dots does much more dmg in a shorter amount of time than HOs. An HO before the fight slows down the fight tremendously once you have nightmare. In...
Forum: Illusionist 03-12-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 80
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Another example of how we dont suck inthe...

<DIV>Another example of how we dont suck inthe 30s as soloists. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>32 Paladin tries to kill a 32 noxious assassin. Gets his rear handed to him and runs to the bell. Maybe he had...
Forum: Illusionist 03-12-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 182
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> url0rd wrote:<BR>OH...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> url0rd wrote:<BR>OH boy,<BR><BR>You ever tried this? select your toon with F1 and do a /consider or /con. Read the message, we are considered Undercons to the mobs, or at least...
Forum: Illusionist 03-12-2005, 09:17 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 393
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Breez_Bayou wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Breez_Bayou wrote:<BR> <P><FONT color=#66ff00>In an attempt to un hi-jack this thread...</FONT><BR><FONT color=#66ff00>From a 35 Coercer</FONT></P> <DIV><FONT...
Forum: Illusionist 03-11-2005, 02:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 393
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Tanatus wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Tanatus wrote:<BR> <DIV>Erasmus its easy to say ah foget about your primary role as enchanter (specially after coercer got short side of shaft in every single area of enchanter...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 02:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 135
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Tanatus wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Tanatus wrote:<BR> <DIV>Erasmus my friend if spells and skills of Illusionists working as intended and if currenly game for Illusionist not gloom and doom it doesn't mean that...
Forum: Illusionist 03-11-2005, 02:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 393
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Mayo and Tan may have collectively started...

<DIV>Mayo and Tan may have collectively started this whole "War", but many people are perpetuating it. I propose we go back to discussing coercer/illusionist balance issues in this thread. </DIV>...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 01:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 135
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Aye doom and gloom is subjective. And the...

<DIV>Aye doom and gloom is subjective. And the good usually isnt posted ( just enjoyed in game). Im not here to Hijack. Im here because chanters share alot of tactics, and Illusionists are pretty...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 44
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>I know Tan. And in the end I thinks its a...

<DIV>I know Tan. And in the end I thinks its a good thing, even if I dont necessarily agree with your methods. We can see that it at least sparked some mod interest which obviously wasnt understood (...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 01:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 135
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> nikecmh42 wrote:<BR><BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> nikecmh42 wrote:<BR><BR> <P>Charm you say isnt a big deal. 95% of the enchanters went Coercer for charm. I fit into that category.</P> <P><BR> </P> <BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE>You...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 01:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 135
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>My point was that another class being able...

<DIV>My point was that another class being able to do the same thing isnt a reason to hate your class. I understand that charm  is very important to most coercers. Hell, thats why I played one in...
Forum: Illusionist 03-11-2005, 01:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 393
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Signal9 wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Signal9 wrote:<BR> <DIV>Our upgrade to Stupify goes from a 1s cast (stupify) to a 4 sec cast.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>It's no longer usable in emergency situations.</DIV><BR>...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 44
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Ol'boy wrote:<BR>...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Ol'boy wrote:<BR> <DIV>Coercer = dead class</DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <DIV>You are like one of those dolls that you pull the string from thier butt and they just keep...
Forum: Coercer 03-11-2005, 12:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 135
Posted By Erasm
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> nikecmh42 wrote:<BR> ...

<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> nikecmh42 wrote:<BR> <DIV>Other classes can mez.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff0000>Yes, but they cant keep them mezzed. The closest is swashbuckler who can only keep...
Forum: Illusionist 03-10-2005, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 65
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Yep. Happens all the time. Well, all the...

<DIV>Yep. Happens all the time. Well, all the time may be an exaggeration, but its been happening since release. It affects all mezzes and root spells. Its more of a geometry problem than a problem...
Forum: Illusionist 03-10-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Stamina and health will probably serve you...

<DIV>Stamina and health will probably serve you best. Our armor is so bad that agi probably wont help noticeably. Stamina or health could buy you a few more hits from a solo mob, which is more than...
Forum: Swashbuckler 03-10-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Wow. That could be a bit overpowering... or...

<DIV>Wow. That could be a bit overpowering... or a bit suicidal. </DIV>
Forum: Illusionist 03-10-2005, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 57
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Glad to hear it. It may be worthwhile to...

<DIV>Glad to hear it. It may be worthwhile to throw Uncertainty in there. Im not sure how long Drain Wills stun lasts, but if they dont share a timer, then that may be a good idea too. </DIV>...
Forum: Assassin 03-10-2005, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 17
Posted By Erasm
<DIV>Specials arent affected by delay. They also...

<DIV>Specials arent affected by delay. They also are not affected by the level of the weapon as long as they are white or higher. This info comes from experience and is reinforced by a recent post of...
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