EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire

 

Go Back   EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire > EverQuest II > Class Discussion > Fighter's Arena
Members List Search Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
Romulis
Server: Crushbone
Guild: Ignis Caelestis
Rank: Champion

Lord
Romulis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 60
Default

ive been out of the game for a while and curious which has better aoe abilities a monk or a brusier later on. im currently deciding between monk,bruiser or swashy atm but looking fo rsomthing with more aoe but still a good single target damage.

__________________
Romulis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
Gungo

Loremaster
Gungo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Crushbone
Posts: 5,378
Default

Aoe abilities in general is bruiser, but overall monk is a better choice. Slightly higher dps, slightly better survivability, better single target agro.

Gungo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
Romulis
Server: Crushbone
Guild: Ignis Caelestis
Rank: Champion

Lord
Romulis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 60
Default

ah yeah im only looking to level the character for soloing so i guess monk would be better. was jw about the aoe since i will be doing alot of aoe farming so, thats why i was asking.

__________________
Romulis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
LygerT

Loremaster
LygerT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: las vegas, NV
Posts: 2,144
Default

depends on what you are looking for, Bruisers have AE ability but it does have a certain amount of cooldown so you can't go from one group to another blowing them up. zerks and SK can do it quicker with less downtime in the AE abilities.

but the downside is you can't get from front to the back of a zone as easily with the plate classes, you can be more selective and move around easier with the leather classes. zerk is one of the easiest since the auto attacks are the classes strong point you can virtually solo without even watching the monitor for the most part.

LygerT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
Romulis
Server: Crushbone
Guild: Ignis Caelestis
Rank: Champion

Lord
Romulis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 60
Default

yeah ive made a monk and a swashy and going to give both a go to see how i like them before making my decision. i had a zerker at one point way back when that i liked alot but somthing about the class i dont like idk coulda have been that i was a dirty troll SMILEY i have never played a swashy so i dont know what to expect and i leveled a bruiser back in the day and was iffy about it so interested to see what monks like.

__________________
Romulis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 03:17 AM   #6
The_Cheeseman

Loremaster
The_Cheeseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,285
Default

None of the mechanical differences between monks and bruisers are significant enough to matter--pick the one that you have more fun playing. They feel a bit different, but neither has any advantage over the other that can't be compensated-for with the right gear choices. Both brawlers are arguably the best farming characters in the game once you gear-up, as they can FD-flop past all the trash and surgically remove named MOBs. Neither brawler is an optimal choice for massive AoE encounters, but once you can solo epic MOBs you no longer have to care.

Feign Death is among the most powerful abilities in the entire game, especially when soloing.

__________________
The_Cheeseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
yzyh

Loremaster
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 489
Default

As for soloing bruiser have a little edge over monk especialy at low AA. Bruiser heal is bether, bether AoE and bruiser epic is bether for soloing purpose then monk one IMO. All that beeing said bruiser and monk have so very few difference it its clear SoE wish they just had made 1 of them. NEither one is real bether at anything its all marginal difference and they change every major patch-expension.

yzyh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 02:00 PM   #8
Damager

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 124
Default

Solo I would run monk over bruiser due strictly to the amount of haste and refresh of CAs. I really cant stand soloing on my bruiser in low level, Monk is way more interactive / faster paced.

Soloing haste is the major difference.

Damager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:58 PM.

vBulletin skin by: CompleteGFX.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All threads and posts originally from the EQ2 and Station forums operated by Sony Online Entertainment. Their use is by express written permission.